The cheapest times to fly from STS to NKG are

  • January 8th to April 29th (except the week of January 29th)
  • October 8th to December 23rd

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 STS to NKG is early November. Prices can be as high as $4325 for Saturday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $646 for Wednesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Nanjing

Flying from Santa Rosa, CA (STS) to Nanjing (NKG) will usually cost between $976 to $3028 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 $935. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $2153. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1218 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1462 can be considered a good price for a round-trip STS to NKG flight.

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

STS to NKG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the STS to NKG flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Santa Rosa. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, 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. 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 $1009 (39%) 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 $1294. Return trip prices are from the NKG to STS 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 STS 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 12 hour 5 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from STS to NKG while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Benniu Airport (CZX) in Changzhou

  • 55 miles (89 km) away from NKG
  • Usually 19.49% less expensive than NKG
  • 2-layover flights available

See STS to CZX flights


Flight Hacking STS 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 STS to NKG — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (STS > LAX > NKG)

  • Price for both tickets: $851
  • Average savings: $612 (41.83%)

See STS to LAX flights

Hack #2: San Francisco, CA (STS > SFO > NKG)

  • Price for both tickets: $1031
  • Average savings: $431 (29.48%)

See STS to SFO flights

Hack #3: Vancouver (STS > YVR > NKG)

  • Price for both tickets: $1113
  • Average savings: $350 (23.91%)

See STS to YVR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Delta, Hainan, JAL, Shenzhen, Singapore Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Lukou Airport to Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6171 miles or 9931 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop STS to NKG flight is about 12 hour 5 minutes.

How many flights go between Santa Rosa, CA and Nanjing?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from STS to NKG.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code STS
Origination airport name Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport
City Santa Rosa, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 38.5
Longitude -122.8

Return Airport

Destination code NKG
Destination airport name Lukou Airport
City Nanjing
Country China
Latitude 31.7
Longitude 118.9


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