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Cheap Flights to Beijing

Popular in December High demand for flights, 25% potential price rise
Cheapest in March Best time to find cheap flights, 8% potential price drop
Average price $864 Average for round-trip flights in July 2020
Round-trip from $1 255 From Melbourne to Beijing
One-way from $449 One-way flight from Melbourne to Beijing
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Cheapest prices for Beijing flights by month

January
$1,121
February
$679
March
$488
April
$556
May
$579
June
$598
July
$752
August
$567
September
$559
October
$574
November
$549
December
$659
At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Beijing is currently March; with January being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Beijing?

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Price
$488 - $1,231
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Temperature
2 - 32 °C
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Rainfall
3 - 186 mm
March is typically the best time to fly to Beijing, but there are other times where great deals are available. 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?

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Beijing, you should look to book at least 20 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Beijing?

The cheapest day to fly to Beijing is usually Tuesday. At the moment, Sunday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Beijing?

To get the best value, try booking a flight in the morning when visiting Beijing. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the afternoon as these tend to have higher demand.

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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