The cheapest times to fly from SDF to PEK are

  • January 8th to April 15th (except the week of March 12th)
  • August 27th to December 9th (except the weeks of October 1st and October 15th)

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 SDF to PEK is mid November. Prices can be as high as $1884 for Sunday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $748 for Wednesday flights around mid November.


When to Fly to Beijing

Flying from Louisville, KY (SDF) to Beijing (PEK) will usually cost between $812 to $1712 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 $816. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $1677. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $861 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1156 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SDF to PEK flight.

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

SDF to PEK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SDF to PEK flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Louisville. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to PEK, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into SDF. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Beijing, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Louisville. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $142 (11%) 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 $1125. Return trip prices are from the PEK to SDF 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 SDF to PEK can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 18 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SDF 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 SDF to PEK — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (SDF > LAX > PEK)

  • Price for both tickets: $787
  • Average savings: $370 (31.96%)

See SDF to LAX flights

Hack #2: Chicago, IL (SDF > ORD > PEK)

  • Price for both tickets: $843
  • Average savings: $314 (27.12%)

See SDF to ORD flights

Hack #3: Baltimore, MD (SDF > BWI > PEK)

  • Price for both tickets: $863
  • Average savings: $294 (25.39%)

See SDF to BWI flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 19 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Delta, Ethiopian, Etihad, Finnair, Hainan, JAL, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Capital International Airport to Louisville International-Standiford Field Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6847 miles or 11019 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SDF to PEK flight is about 13 hour 18 minutes.

How many flights go between Louisville, KY and Beijing?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 92 available flights from SDF to PEK.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SDF
Origination airport name Louisville International-Standiford Field Airport
City Louisville, KY
Country the United States
Latitude 38.2
Longitude -85.7

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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