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Cheap flights to China from $1,286

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BOS — SHA
23 Apr — 30 Apr1
1 adult
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Tue 30/4

Flights to China in 2024

Find the latest flights to China in 2024, with up-to-date prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 595,970 searches and data was last updated on 18 April 2024.

Popular in

January

Cheapest in

October

Average price

$1,263

Return from

$452

One-way from

$280
High demand for flights, 17% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average for return flights in April 2024
From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Shanghai
One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) to China

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Browse one-way and return flights deals to China on Cheapflights. Flight deals are based on user searches and were last updated on 18 April 2024
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Cheap flights to China in April & May 2024

Search the best deals to popular China cities recently found by Cheapflights users
The below flights offer some of the lowest fares to China in April and May 2024. Be sure to check back soon as deals update often.
Cheap flights to Shanghai
Mon 29/421:50BOS - PVG
1 stop30h 55mTurkish Airlines
Thu 9/522:25PVG - BOS
1 stop33h 30mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 17/4$2,113
Thu 25/421:50BOS - PVG
1 stop30h 55mTurkish Airlines
Tue 7/522:25PVG - BOS
1 stop33h 30mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 17/4$2,159
Sat 27/421:50BOS - PVG
1 stop30h 55mTurkish Airlines
Thu 9/522:25PVG - BOS
1 stop33h 30mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 17/4$2,175
Wed 24/418:10BOS - PVG
2 stops28h 40mMultiple Airlines
Wed 1/519:50PVG - BOS
2 stops23h 40mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 16/4$2,178
Sun 28/418:10BOS - PVG
2 stops28h 40mMultiple Airlines
Wed 1/519:50PVG - BOS
2 stops23h 40mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 16/4$2,186
Mon 6/521:50BOS - PVG
1 stop30h 55mTurkish Airlines
Tue 14/522:25PVG - BOS
1 stop33h 30mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 16/4$2,190
Sun 28/418:10BOS - PVG
2 stops28h 40mMultiple Airlines
Mon 13/519:50PVG - BOS
2 stops23h 57mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 18/4$2,193
Tue 23/417:40BOS - PVG
2 stops29h 10mMultiple Airlines
Wed 1/519:50PVG - BOS
2 stops23h 40mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 16/4$2,201
Thu 25/419:59BOS - PVG
2 stops28h 06mMultiple Airlines
Wed 8/513:10PVG - BOS
2 stops30h 20mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 17/4$2,209
Cheap flights to Beijing
Sat 27/419:06PHX - PEK
3 stops52h 34mMultiple Airlines
Fri 31/516:35PEK - PHX
3 stops55h 43mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 17/4$2,737
Sat 27/412:45PHX - PEK
2 stops43h 15mMultiple Airlines
Fri 31/516:35PEK - PHX
3 stops55h 43mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 17/4$3,189
Fri 24/515:45PHX - PEK
2 stops26h 55mMultiple Airlines
Tue 11/615:30PEK - PHX
2 stops20h 38mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 18/4$3,767
Fri 24/511:00PHX - PEK
2 stops33h 40mLufthansa
Mon 10/602:20PEK - PHX
2 stops33h 48mLufthansa
Deal found 18/4$3,930
Tue 14/512:45PHX - PEK
2 stops43h 15mSingapore Airlines
Wed 17/700:05PEK - PHX
2 stops29h 43mSingapore Airlines
Deal found 18/4$4,769

China 2024 flight deals

Explore flight deals for China in 2024, offering the best prices and options to suit your preferences. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 595,970 searches and data were last updated on 18 April 2024.
Check out some of the best flight deals to China in 2024. If these deals don't appeal to you, be sure to come back soon for more options.
Tue 17/920:10DTW - PVG
1 stop32h 35mTurkish Airlines
Tue 15/1022:25PVG - DTW
1 stop32h 00mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 17/4$1,710
Thu 19/920:10DTW - PVG
1 stop32h 35mTurkish Airlines
Thu 17/1022:25PVG - DTW
1 stop32h 00mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 17/4$1,757
Tue 17/920:10DTW - PVG
1 stop32h 35mTurkish Airlines
Sun 20/1022:25PVG - DTW
1 stop32h 00mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 17/4$1,772
Thu 19/920:10DTW - PVG
1 stop32h 35mTurkish Airlines
Fri 18/1022:25PVG - DTW
1 stop32h 00mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 17/4$1,804
Thu 19/920:10DTW - PVG
1 stop32h 35mTurkish Airlines
Sun 20/1022:25PVG - DTW
1 stop32h 00mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 17/4$1,819
Sun 29/918:40BOS - PVG
2 stops27h 10mHainan Airlines
Thu 3/1011:05PVG - BOS
1 stop41h 35mHainan Airlines
Deal found 16/4$1,904

One-way flights to China

Explore one-way flight options to China for greater flexibility in your travel plans. Find up-to-date pricing and availability for one-way flights. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 595,970 searches and data was last updated on 18 April 2024.
Consider booking one of these one-way flights heading to China. Reserve a round-trip flight to China instead by utilising the search form above.
Sun 12/517:29FNT - PVG
2 stops35h 01mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 18/4$1,286
Mon 10/619:34PHX - PEK
3 stops52h 06mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 18/4$3,463

Direct flights to China

Tue 17/910:05DTW - PVG
Nonstop15h 40mDelta
Wed 16/1015:45PVG - DTW
Nonstop14h 15mDelta
Deal found 17/4$2,885
Tue 15/1010:05DTW - PVG
Nonstop15h 40mDelta
Thu 31/1017:30PVG - DTW
Nonstop13h 45mDelta
Deal found 17/4$2,938
Thu 19/910:05DTW - PVG
Nonstop15h 40mDelta
Thu 17/1015:45PVG - DTW
Nonstop14h 15mDelta
Deal found 17/4$2,962
Wed 9/1010:05DTW - PVG
Nonstop15h 40mDelta
Thu 24/1015:45PVG - DTW
Nonstop14h 15mDelta
Deal found 17/4$3,018
Tue 17/910:05DTW - PVG
Nonstop15h 40mDelta
Sat 19/1015:45PVG - DTW
Nonstop14h 15mDelta
Deal found 17/4$3,040
Fri 11/1010:05DTW - PVG
Nonstop15h 40mDelta
Tue 29/1017:30PVG - DTW
Nonstop13h 45mDelta
Deal found 17/4$3,073
Mon 16/910:05DTW - PVG
Nonstop15h 40mDelta
Wed 16/1015:45PVG - DTW
Nonstop14h 15mDelta
Deal found 17/4$3,084
Fri 4/1010:05DTW - PVG
Nonstop15h 40mDelta
Sat 19/1015:45PVG - DTW
Nonstop14h 15mDelta
Deal found 17/4$3,116
Thu 6/610:20DTW - PVG
Nonstop15h 25mDelta
Thu 20/615:45PVG - DTW
Nonstop14h 30mDelta
Deal found 17/4$3,118

Average price of flights to China by month

Plan your trip to China by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight to China is currently $2,374 while a return flight costs $2,165. Price data was last updated on 14 April 2024.

Currently, October is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to China (average of $432). Flying to China in December will prove the most costly (average of $915). There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

January

$988

February

$805

March

$758

April

$811

May

$809

June

$937

July

$944

August

$831

September

$898

October

$671

November

$769

December

$1,421

Peak season

May, September and October are the high season months when many Australians take cheap flights to China. Package tours are especially popular, such as cruising the Yangtze River or the visiting the Terracotta Army in Xi’an. But for those wishing to do independent travel then the trains are amazing in China; clean, affordable and extremely fast. Bus travel by comfortable coach is also a popular option if you’re exploring more than one city. These major public holiday dates usually see flights to China fill up quickly and make accommodation more difficult to find: Chinese New Year (Jan/Feb), Labour Day (1 to 3 May), Dragon Boat Festival (May/June) and University Holidays (June to September /  January to February).

Off Season

Late November to February are the Chinese winter months which, in some regions, can be bitterly cold. So depending on the nature of your visit you may consider booking your flight to China at a different time. But because the country is so vast, there are other places where the temperatures are actually quite mild. Subtropical Hong Kong in the south for instance usually enjoys a temperate climate all year-round with temperatures around 16C in January.  

Temperature and rainfall in China by month

Plan your trip to China by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

SHA

Temperature

4 - 28 °C

If weather is an important factor for your trip to China, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, July is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 28.0 C. Travellers hoping to avoid the cold should look outside of January, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 4.0 C).

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

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a return flight to China. Price data was last updated on 28 January 2024.

Some pre-planning is necessary once you’ve found your cheap flights to China. This is a populous country so don’t book until you’ve checked the climate of the region you’re visiting, accommodation availability and whether your dates fall on a public holiday. Organised tours are a good choice in this respect as they can take the hassle out of obtaining tickets for tours and hotel rooms. For the cheapest flights to China during peak season book more than three months in advance.

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Reviews of airlines servicing China

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to China. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to China. Reviews last updated 18 April 2024.
Read through reviews of airlines servicing China, such as XiamenAir, Hainan Airlines and China Southern. Users can see the overall rating for each airline as well as how each is rated in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.5
Very Good
952 reviews

Boarding

8.6

Food

7.8

Comfort

8.3

Crew

8.8

Overall

8.5

Entertainment

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

They’re so kind and professional on ANA, I ordered a special meal and they were lovely throughout. Always kind and efficient, felt cared for in the sky

8.5
Very Good
952 reviews
8.5
Very Good
952 reviews

Boarding

8.6

Food

7.8

Comfort

8.3

Crew

8.8

Overall

8.5

Entertainment

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

They’re so kind and professional on ANA, I ordered a special meal and they were lovely throughout. Always kind and efficient, felt cared for in the sky

8.3
Very Good
973 reviews
8.5
Very Good
952 reviews

Boarding

8.6

Food

7.8

Comfort

8.3

Crew

8.8

Overall

8.5

Entertainment

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

They’re so kind and professional on ANA, I ordered a special meal and they were lovely throughout. Always kind and efficient, felt cared for in the sky

8.3
Very Good
1,491 reviews
8.5
Very Good
952 reviews

Boarding

8.6

Food

7.8

Comfort

8.3

Crew

8.8

Overall

8.5

Entertainment

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

They’re so kind and professional on ANA, I ordered a special meal and they were lovely throughout. Always kind and efficient, felt cared for in the sky

7.8
Good
1,143 reviews
8.5
Very Good
952 reviews

Boarding

8.6

Food

7.8

Comfort

8.3

Crew

8.8

Overall

8.5

Entertainment

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

They’re so kind and professional on ANA, I ordered a special meal and they were lovely throughout. Always kind and efficient, felt cared for in the sky

7.8
Good
690 reviews
8.5
Very Good
952 reviews

Boarding

8.6

Food

7.8

Comfort

8.3

Crew

8.8

Overall

8.5

Entertainment

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

They’re so kind and professional on ANA, I ordered a special meal and they were lovely throughout. Always kind and efficient, felt cared for in the sky

Where are the most popular flight destinations in China?

According to our users, the most popular flight destination in China is Shanghai, followed by Guangzhou, Beijing, Fuzhou and Shenyang.

What is good to know if travelling to China?

  • How long is the flight to China?

    Flights from Sydney to China (Beijing) – 11 hrs 40 minsFlights from Melbourne to China (Beijing) – 14 hrs 45 minsFlights from Perth to China (Beijing) – 12 hrs 5 mins

  • Which airlines operate flights to China?

    There are many airlines operating international flights to China from Australian cities, including national carriers China Southern Airlines, Air China and China Eastern Airlines. China Southern Airlines handles over a third of all non-stop flights between Sydney and China and operates 14 direct flights per week. Beijing International Airport connects domestic flights to almost all the airports in China.

  • How to get from the airport to the city centre?

    Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) is located 30 km north east of the city centre and is connected by rail, bus and taxi. The Airport Express Train takes 30 minutes and is the quickest way to reach the CBD after you have got off your flight. Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) is served by the high speed Maglev Train which reaches speeds of up to 431 km/h, taking just eight minutes to cover the 30 km trip to the CBD.

  • Can I find cheaper flights to China if I am willing to have stopovers?

    Yes, flights with stopovers are often cheaper than direct flights. Keep an eye out for flight deals to China on Cheapflights that require 1 or 2 stops for potential cost savings.

  • What is the best airline to fly to China?

    Based on reviews from Cheapflights users, Scoot is rated the highest out of the airlines that fly to China.

  • What is the cheapest airport to fly to in China?

    Guangzhou Baiyun Airport is currently the cheapest airport to fly to in China. One-way flights to Guangzhou Baiyun Airport typically cost $62, while return flights cost around $191.

  • How much is a return flight to China?

    A return flight to China will typically cost around $287, however they can be found for as little as $285.

  • Where does the fastest flight to China depart from?

    For those looking to save time traveling to China, Brisbane offers the quickest one-way flight (8 hours 45 minutes).

  • Does Shanghai Hongqiao Intl Airport have car hire?

    Yes. Those touching down at Shanghai Hongqiao Intl Airport can take advantage of the car hire services offered upon their arrival.

  • Are there hotels close to Shanghai Hongqiao Intl Airport?

    Yes. Shanghai Hongqiao Intl Airport has hotels nearby for those requiring accommodations. Shanghai Hongqiao Airport Hotel - Air China is the closest property to Shanghai Hongqiao Intl Airport (0.0 km away from Shanghai Hongqiao Intl Airport).

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