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Flights to Beijing in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 25% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 7% potential price drop
Average price$594Average for round-trip flights in September 2021
Round-trip from$1,500From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Beijing
One-way from$14One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) to Beijing

Cheap flights to Beijing in September, October 2021

The best prices found for PEK flights for September, October
30 Sep - 17 Aug
$2,385pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PEK
Beijing Capital
PEK
Beijing Capital
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
30 Sep - 17 Aug
$2,599pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PEK
Beijing Capital
PEK
Beijing Capital
Thai Airways
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
30 Sep - 17 Aug
$3,305pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PKX
Beijing Daxing Intl
PKX
Beijing Daxing Intl
Malaysia Airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Beijing 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Beijing found for this year
30 Sep - 17 Aug
$2,385pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PEK
Beijing Capital
PEK
Beijing Capital
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
30 Sep - 17 Aug
$2,599pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PEK
Beijing Capital
PEK
Beijing Capital
Thai Airways
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
30 Sep - 17 Aug
$3,305pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PKX
Beijing Daxing Intl
PKX
Beijing Daxing Intl
Malaysia Airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Last minute flights to Beijing

Late deals on return flights to Beijing, departing today and this week
30 Sep - 17 Aug
$2,385pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PEK
Beijing Capital
PEK
Beijing Capital
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
30 Sep - 17 Aug
$2,599pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PEK
Beijing Capital
PEK
Beijing Capital
Thai Airways
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
30 Sep - 17 Aug
$3,305pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PKX
Beijing Daxing Intl
PKX
Beijing Daxing Intl
Malaysia Airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Cheapest prices for Beijing flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Beijing found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
$608
February
$455
March
$485
April
$532
May
$527
June
$549
July
$496
August
$520
September
$593
October
$499
November
$535
December
$934
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Beijing is February. The most expensive month for flights is December. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Beijing?

Average Beijing flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
SYD - BJS
Price
$469 - $1,304
BJS
Temperature
2 - 32 °C
BJS
Precipitation
3 - 186 mm
The best time to fly to Beijing is during September, but great deals can be found at other times. July sees the temperatures in Beijing peak to their warmest. July tends, on average, to see the most amount of rainfall.

When is the best time to book a flight to Beijing?

Booking 60 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to Beijing. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Beijing?

At the moment, Thursday is the most economical day to take a flight to Beijing. Sunday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Beijing?

At the moment, flights in the morning are likely to offer the best value for money for your Beijing trip. A flight at midday will more often than not be of higher cost.

When to fly

Beijing has four distinct seasons, a short windy spring, long hot summer, cool pleasant autumn and long cold winter.

The ideal conditions during autumn and spring make these popular times to book your flights to Beijing, however with an influx of visitors you may find airfare and accommodation prices are higher during in these months, so book in advance to get the best deals.

Autumn (September to October) is the most popular time to take a flight and visit Beijing, as the skies are blue, temperatures are mild and rain is limited. September and October are known as the “Golden Autumn” months due to the beautiful crisp yellow leaves of the maidenhair trees. Another attraction to visitors, during this time, is National Day. This celebration marks the establishment of the Central People’s Government in 1949. On this public holiday, a number of government events take place, as well as concerts and fireworks. If you’re in the area, head over to Tiananmen Square which is decorated for the festivities.

Generally speaking, Beijing is dry and windy (and sometimes a little dusty) during spring (April to May), which makes it another great time to visit.

In contrast, summer (June to August) and winter (November to March) see weather extremes which put off some tourists. Summer is the rainy season and also extremely hot. The time can be very busy due to a large number of domestic tourists. Winter, on the other hand, can be incredibly cold with strong winds. If you can cope with these conditions then this is the best time to try and find cheap flights to Beijing and discounted accommodation rates. The winter season also hosts the Chinese New Year celebrations. This festival is widely celebrated and the most important on the lunar calendar. Expect public transport to verge on the chaotic side, due to the majority of people travelling home to celebrate with friends and family. 

Other busy times include school and public holidays, which leave Beijing very crowded.

City overview

Take a flight to Beijing and see the economic, political and cultural capital of China for more than 700 years. While there has never been any shortage of travellers (business or leisure) taking cheap flights to Beijing, the Olympics in 2008 showcased the city in spectacular style. Beijing has rocketed up – much like those famous fireworks during the opening ceremony – the must-visit lists.

The city sprawls more than Shanghai or Hong Kong – Tiananmen Square alone is big enough to accommodate one million people – but luckily, most of the iconic landmarks are fairly close to each other, and if you flag them, taxis are very cheap. The city is laid out in a grid. At its centre is the Forbidden City (in Dongcheng District), the enormous complex, home to the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties. The beautiful Temple of Heaven in Chongwen District is south east of Tiananmen Square, and is also notable for the wonderful park that surrounds the temple.

The Olympics added many new sights to the city including the National Stadium (also known as the “Bird’s Nest”), the National Aquatics Centre (the “Water Cube”) and the CCTV site.

After the sightseeing, sample some Beijing cuisine. An excellent place to do this is at the Wangfujing Snack Street, a night market where you can feast on tanghulu (a traditional treat, sugar-coated fruit on a stick) or baodu (quick-boiled tripe).

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Getting around Beijing

It’s not necessary to rent a car in Beijing as taxis are very cheap and the public transport system is excellent. The subway is fast, clean, punctual and cheap. The bus network is comprehensive and enormous. There are about 500 routes, but numbers 1-199 should be sufficient for getting around the city centre.

Getting to the city from the airport

Taxis can be picked up outside Terminals 1, 2 and 3. If the trip exceeds 15km, there will be a 50 per cent charge to cover the driver’s journey back to the airport.

The Airport Express railway runs every 15 minutes between early morning and late evening. It makes four stops – Dongzhimen, Sanyuanqiao, T3 and T2.

 

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