The cheapest times to fly from NKG to MEL are

  • February 12th to April 8th
  • May 7th to June 17th
  • 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 MEL is early November. Prices can be as high as $2268 for Friday flights during late January, or as low as $350 for Wednesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Melbourne

Flying from Nanjing (NKG) to Melbourne (MEL) will usually cost between $480 to $1045 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $451. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late January, with an average price of $1173. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $723 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $620 can be considered a good price for a round-trip NKG to MEL flight.

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

NKG to MEL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the NKG to MEL 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

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $98 (14%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $602. Return trip prices are from the MEL 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 MEL can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 7 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 17 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Air France, Asiana, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, Hainan, Hong Kong Airlines, JAL, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Scoot, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Melbourne International Airport to Lukou Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5079 miles or 8174 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop NKG to MEL flight is about 10 hour 7 minutes.

How many flights go between Nanjing and Melbourne?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from NKG to MEL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeNKG
Origination airport nameLukou Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeMEL
Destination airport nameMelbourne International Airport


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