The cheapest times to fly from SBN to NKG are
- January 15th to April 29th (except the weeks of January 29th and February 5th)
- October 8th to December 9th
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 SBN to NKG is mid November. Prices can be as high as $2523 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $868 for Tuesday flights around mid November.
When to Fly to Nanjing
Flying from South Bend, IN (SBN) to Nanjing (NKG) will usually cost between $942 to $1806 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid November with an average ticket price of $945. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $2005. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1060 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1288 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SBN to NKG flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SBN to NKG route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the SBN to NKG flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from South Bend. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to NKG, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into SBN. 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 $270 (18%) 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 $1217. Return trip prices are from the NKG to SBN flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from SBN to NKG can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 47 minutes may not be realistic.
Flight Hacking SBN to NKG
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 SBN to NKG — but Champion Traveler does!
- Price for both tickets: $1035
- Average savings: $254 (19.68%)
- Price for both tickets: $1095
- Average savings: $194 (15.02%)
- Price for both tickets: $1145
- Average savings: $143 (11.1%)
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from SBN to NKG? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Asiana, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Delta, Korean Air, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Lukou Airport to South Bend International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 7114 miles or 11449 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from SBN to NKG?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop SBN to NKG flight is about 13 hour 47 minutes.
How many flights go between South Bend, IN and Nanjing?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from SBN to NKG.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||South Bend International Airport|
|City||South Bend, IN|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Lukou Airport|
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