The cheapest times to fly from NKG to LHR are

  • January 29th to April 8th
  • April 23rd to May 13th (except the week of April 30th)
  • October 15th to December 2nd

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from NKG to LHR is early to mid March. Prices can be as high as $1630 for Saturday flights during late July, or as low as $515 for Tuesday flights around early to mid March.


When to Fly to London

Flying from Nanjing (NKG) to London (LHR) will usually cost between $515 to $1186 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid March with an average ticket price of $555. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $1234. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $679 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $736 can be considered a good price for a round-trip NKG to LHR flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the NKG to LHR route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

NKG to LHR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the NKG to LHR flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Nanjing. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LHR, and Sunday the cheapest day to fly back into NKG. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $180 (20%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $726. Return trip prices are from the LHR to NKG flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from NKG to LHR can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 5 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from NKG to LHR? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 21 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Air France, Asiana, Beijing Capital, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, Finnair, Hainan, Hong Kong Airlines, JAL, KLM, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, SAS, Shenzhen, Singapore Airlines, Tianjin Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from London Heathrow Airport to Lukou Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5613 miles or 9033 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from NKG to LHR?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop NKG to LHR flight is about 11 hour 5 minutes.

How many flights go between Nanjing and London?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 24 available flights from NKG to LHR.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code NKG
Origination airport name Lukou Airport
City Nanjing
Country China
Latitude 31.7
Longitude 118.9

Return Airport

Destination code LHR
Destination airport name London Heathrow Airport
City London
Country the United Kingdom
Latitude 51.5
Longitude -0.5


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