Cheap flights to Beijing

Flights to Beijing in 2022

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, 20% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 6% potential price drop
Average price$854Average for return flights in January 2022
Return from$2,081From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Beijing
One-way from$1,066One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) to Beijing

Cheap flights to Beijing in January, February 2022

The best prices found for BJS flights for January, February
19 Feb. - 26 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

PEK

Beijing Capital

2 stops

31h 00m
PEK

Beijing Capital

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

26h 45m
$3,878

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/21/22

19 Feb. - 26 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

PEK

Beijing Capital

3 stops

36h 45m
PEK

Beijing Capital

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

26h 45m
$3,921

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/21/22

18 Feb. - 25 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

PEK

Beijing Capital

2 stops

36h 20m
PEK

Beijing Capital

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

3 stops

45h 25m
$4,198

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/20/22

Beijing 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Beijing found for this year
23 Jul. - 27 Aug.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

PEK

Beijing Capital

1 stop

29h 50m
PEK

Beijing Capital

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

19h 45m
$1,210

Japan Airlines

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Deal found 1/20/22

23 Jul. - 27 Aug.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

PEK

Beijing Capital

1 stop

29h 50m
PEK

Beijing Capital

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

42h 40m
$1,237

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/20/22

23 Jul. - 27 Aug.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

PEK

Beijing Capital

2 stops

27h 15m
PEK

Beijing Capital

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

42h 40m
$1,282

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/20/22

Last minute flights to Beijing

Late deals on return flights to Beijing, departing today and this week
29 Jan. - 25 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

PKX

Beijing Daxing Intl

3 stops

49h 20m
PKX

Beijing Daxing Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

40h 45m
$11,577

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/22/22

29 Jan. - 25 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

PKX

Beijing Daxing Intl

2 stops

27h 00m
PKX

Beijing Daxing Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

35h 15m
$12,515

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/22/22

29 Jan. - 25 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

PKX

Beijing Daxing Intl

3 stops

31h 15m
PKX

Beijing Daxing Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

35h 15m
$12,624

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/22/22

Can I fly to Beijing from Australia right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Australia to Beijing

Most visitors from Australia will not be allowed to enter Beijing.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Australia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 48 hours before departing to Beijing.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Australia are not required to quarantine after entering Beijing.

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Must be presented upon arrival


Can I fly back to Australia from Beijing?

Returning to Australia from Beijing

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Beijing must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Australia.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Beijing are not required to quarantine after entering Australia.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Beijing?

The cheapest ticket to Beijing found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

$615

February

$460

March

$491

April

$538

May

$533

June

$555

July

$502

August

$526

September

$599

October

$505

November

$541

December

$944

February is currently the cheapest month to fly to Beijing. At this moment in time December is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Beijing?

Average Beijing flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

SYD - BJS

Price

$474 - $1,318

BJS

Temperature

-3 - 26 °C

BJS

Precipitation

0 - 220 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 59 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).

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.

What is good to know if travelling to Beijing?

Things to do in Beijing

  • You can’t visit Beijing and not go to see the Great Wall. The Badaling sections are where most of the other tourists will go. If you go on an organised tour to Badaling, a visit to the Ming Tombs (a World Heritage Site) is often included. However, if you can spare the time and you have the money, go to Mutianyu. It’s about 60km northeast of Beijing. This section of the Wall is largely intact and it’s a wonderful place to hike and bike. Alternatively, there are two cable cars that will carry you to the top of Mutianyu Great Wall. 
  • Beijing has some wonderful, serene parks including Yuetan Park (west Beijing). Visit in the evening and breathe in the heavily scented air. That’ll be from the pomegranate, phoenix and osmanthus trees.
  • Ritan is site of the Temple of the Sun. The altar was used for ritual sacrifices… hundreds of years ago.
  • A foot massage in Beijing can cost a fraction of what it does at home.

What do you Tip in Beijing?

  • Tipping is not expected in Beijing.
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