The cheapest times to fly from NRT to KIJ are

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • July 16th to December 16th (except the weeks of July 30th, August 6th, August 13th, September 10th, October 8th, and November 12th)

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 NRT to KIJ is late September. Prices can be as high as $1032 for Wednesday flights during mid March, or as low as $114 for Tuesday flights around late September.


When to Fly to Niigata

Flying from Tokyo (NRT) to Niigata (KIJ) will usually cost between $123 to $260 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late September with an average ticket price of $127. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid March, with an average price of $302. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $176 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $181 can be considered a good price for a round-trip NRT to KIJ flight.

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

NRT to KIJ Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the NRT to KIJ flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Tokyo. 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. Wednesdays are the most expensive days to fly to Niigata, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Tokyo. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $47 (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 $180. Return trip prices are from the KIJ to NRT 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 NRT to KIJ can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 17 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from NRT to KIJ? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 17 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, EVA Air, Hainan, Hawaiian, IBEX, JAL, Korean Air, Peach Aviation, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, THAI, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Niigata Airport to Narita International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 166 miles or 267 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from NRT to KIJ?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop NRT to KIJ flight is about 1 hour 17 minutes.

How many flights go between Tokyo and Niigata?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 40 available flights from NRT to KIJ.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeNRT
Origination airport nameNarita International Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeKIJ
Destination airport nameNiigata Airport


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