The cheapest times to fly from NKG to PEK are

  • October 29th to August 5th

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 PEK is mid July. Prices can be as high as $659 for Friday flights during early October, or as low as $518 for Tuesday flights around mid July.


When to Fly to Beijing

Flying from Nanjing (NKG) to Beijing (PEK) will usually cost between $624 to $659 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid July with an average ticket price of $544. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early October, with an average price of $657. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $113 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $642 can be considered a good price for a round-trip NKG to PEK flight.

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

NKG to PEK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the NKG to PEK 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 $0.68, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday 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 $10 (2%) 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 $633. Return trip prices are from the PEK 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 PEK can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 3 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking NKG to PEK

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from NKG to PEK — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Seoul (NKG > ICN > PEK)

  • Price for both tickets: $545
  • Average savings: $97 (15.12%)

See NKG to ICN flights

Hack #2: Macau (NKG > MFM > PEK)

  • Price for both tickets: $552
  • Average savings: $90 (14.03%)

See NKG to MFM flights

Hack #3: Bangkok (NKG > BKK > PEK)

  • Price for both tickets: $558
  • Average savings: $84 (13.09%)

See NKG to BKK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 20 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Air Macau, ANA, Asiana, Beijing Capital, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, Chongqing Airlines, Donghai Airlines, Hainan, Hong Kong Airlines, JAL, Jiangxi Air, Korean Air, Shandong, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 590 miles or 950 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop NKG to PEK flight is about 2 hour 3 minutes.

How many flights go between Nanjing and Beijing?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from NKG to PEK.


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 PEK
Destination airport name Capital International Airport
City Beijing
Country China
Latitude 40.1
Longitude 116.6


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