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BOS — SHA
20 Jul — 27 Jul1
1 adult
Sat 20/7
Sat 27/7

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 626,186 searches and data was last updated on 15 July 2024.

Return from

$512

One-way from

$283

Popular in

December

Cheapest in

May

Average price

$1,131
Hainan Airlines
  • Hainan Airlines
  • 24/10-1/11
  • 2 total stops
  • 47h 30m total
  • Sydney to Shanghai
China Southern
  • China Southern
  • 25/7
  • 1 total stop
  • 34h 45m total
  • Sydney to China
High demand for flights, 16% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average for return flights in July 2024

Find flights to China

Browse one-way and return flights deals to China on Cheapflights. Flight deals are based on user searches and were last updated on 15 July 2024
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Cheap flights to China in July & August 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 July and August 2024. Be sure to check back soon as deals update often.
Cheap flights to Shanghai
Thu 25/710:05SYD - PVG
1 stop16h 15mChina Southern
Wed 7/818:25PVG - SYD
1 stop23h 15mChina Southern
Deal found 14/7$522
Tue 23/721:45SYD - PVG
1 stop28h 35mChina Southern
Tue 6/821:55PVG - SYD
1 stop19h 45mChina Southern
Deal found 14/7$525
Sun 4/810:05SYD - SHA
1 stop25h 20mChina Southern
Tue 13/818:50SHA - SYD
1 stop22h 50mChina Southern
Deal found 15/7$529
Sun 4/810:05SYD - PVG
1 stop16h 15mChina Southern
Mon 12/821:55PVG - SYD
1 stop19h 45mChina Southern
Deal found 15/7$529
Thu 25/710:05SYD - SHA
1 stop14h 05mChina Southern
Thu 8/820:00SHA - SYD
1 stop21h 40mChina Southern
Deal found 15/7$531
Thu 25/710:05SYD - PVG
1 stop16h 15mChina Southern
Thu 8/821:55PVG - SYD
1 stop19h 45mChina Southern
Deal found 15/7$531
Tue 23/721:45SYD - SHA
1 stop13h 40mChina Southern
Tue 6/814:50SHA - SYD
1 stop26h 50mChina Southern
Deal found 14/7$534
Tue 23/721:45SYD - PVG
1 stop17h 20mChina Southern
Tue 6/818:25PVG - SYD
1 stop23h 15mChina Southern
Deal found 15/7$534
Wed 31/721:45SYD - SHA
1 stop14h 40mChina Southern
Fri 9/818:50SHA - SYD
1 stop22h 50mChina Southern
Deal found 15/7$540
Cheap flights to Beijing
Thu 1/810:05SYD - PKX
1 stop28h 00mChina Southern
Sun 11/813:00PKX - SYD
1 stop15h 25mChina Southern
Deal found 15/7$513
Thu 1/821:45SYD - PKX
1 stop15h 20mChina Southern
Tue 13/819:30PKX - SYD
1 stop22h 10mChina Southern
Deal found 15/7$523
Thu 1/811:00SYD - PKX
1 stop15h 05mChina Eastern
Sun 11/809:00PKX - SYD
2 stops20h 40mChina Eastern
Deal found 15/7$529
Sat 17/811:20SYD - PKX
1 stop25h 15mChina Eastern
Sat 24/809:15PKX - SYD
1 stop24h 00mChina Eastern
Deal found 14/7$548
Thu 1/811:20SYD - PKX
2 stops28h 40mChina Eastern
Sun 11/810:00PKX - SYD
2 stops19h 40mChina Eastern
Deal found 15/7$553
Thu 1/811:20SYD - PKX
1 stop34h 40mChina Eastern
Sun 11/809:00PKX - SYD
2 stops20h 40mChina Eastern
Deal found 14/7$554
Sat 27/711:20SYD - PKX
1 stop35h 40mChina Eastern
Sat 3/821:15PKX - SYD
1 stop32h 25mChina Eastern
Deal found 14/7$556
Sun 28/712:00SYD - PKX
1 stop23h 45mChina Eastern
Tue 13/810:55PKX - SYD
1 stop19h 05mChina Eastern
Deal found 14/7$573
Sun 28/711:00SYD - PEK
1 stop28h 00mChina Eastern
Tue 13/818:30PEK - SYD
1 stop36h 30mChina Eastern
Deal found 14/7$576
Cheap flights to Guangzhou
Mon 5/820:45SYD - CAN
1 stop14h 40mMultiple Airlines
Mon 12/822:00CAN - SYD
1 stop20h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 14/7$528
Thu 25/711:00SYD - CAN
1 stop15h 50mChina Eastern
Fri 23/821:35CAN - SYD
1 stop32h 55mChina Eastern
Deal found 15/7$529
Mon 5/820:45SYD - CAN
1 stop14h 40mMultiple Airlines
Mon 12/822:00CAN - SYD
1 stop20h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 14/7$538
Wed 24/720:20SYD - CAN
1 stop16h 05mMultiple Airlines
Wed 21/822:00CAN - SYD
1 stop20h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 15/7$544
Wed 24/720:20SYD - CAN
1 stop16h 05mMultiple Airlines
Mon 26/822:00CAN - SYD
1 stop20h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 15/7$545
Mon 22/720:20SYD - CAN
1 stop20h 55mMultiple Airlines
Mon 26/822:00CAN - SYD
1 stop20h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 15/7$547
Mon 19/820:45SYD - CAN
1 stop14h 40mMultiple Airlines
Fri 30/801:35CAN - SYD
1 stop16h 25mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 14/7$548
Tue 6/811:20SYD - CAN
1 stop36h 40mChina Eastern
Tue 13/813:30CAN - SYD
2 stops40h 10mChina Eastern
Deal found 15/7$553
Thu 1/811:20SYD - CAN
2 stops24h 50mChina Eastern
Thu 8/807:45CAN - SYD
1 stop22h 15mChina Eastern
Deal found 14/7$554

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 626,186 searches and data were last updated on 15 July 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.
Wed 6/1111:25SYD - TNA
1 stop15h 25mChina Southern
Wed 20/1119:15TNA - SYD
1 stop22h 25mChina Southern
Deal found 14/7$509
Mon 14/1009:45SYD - TNA
1 stop16h 00mChina Southern
Mon 28/1021:35TNA - SYD
1 stop20h 05mChina Southern
Deal found 14/7$512
Thu 24/1020:00SYD - PVG
1 stop23h 10mHainan Airlines
Fri 1/1111:35PVG - SYD
1 stop24h 20mHainan Airlines
Deal found 15/7$512
Thu 1/810:05SYD - PKX
1 stop28h 00mChina Southern
Sun 11/813:00PKX - SYD
1 stop15h 25mChina Southern
Deal found 15/7$513
Tue 15/1020:00SYD - SZX
1 stop14h 45mHainan Airlines
Fri 15/1114:00SZX - SYD
1 stop21h 55mHainan Airlines
Deal found 15/7$516
Thu 24/1020:00SYD - CAN
1 stop16h 05mHainan Airlines
Fri 22/1118:55CAN - SYD
1 stop17h 00mHainan Airlines
Deal found 15/7$519

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 626,186 searches and data was last updated on 15 July 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.
Fri 2/810:05SYD - SHA
1 stop28h 20mChina Southern
Deal found 15/7$311
Sat 20/708:45SYD - PKX
1 stop27h 55mChina Southern
Deal found 15/7$290
Fri 2/812:35SYD - CAN
1 stop22h 50mScoot
Deal found 14/7$308

Direct flights to China

Sun 1/911:20SYD - TNA
Nonstop11h 45mChina Eastern
Sat 14/919:05TNA - SYD
Nonstop11h 25mChina Eastern
Deal found 14/7$576
Thu 25/710:05SYD - CAN
Nonstop9h 55mChina Southern
Fri 23/808:05CAN - SYD
Nonstop9h 35mChina Southern
Deal found 15/7$772
Sat 19/1009:45SYD - SZX
Nonstop10h 10mChina Southern
Wed 13/1119:05SZX - SYD
Nonstop9h 25mChina Southern
Deal found 15/7$772
Thu 1/810:05SYD - CAN
Nonstop9h 55mChina Southern
Thu 8/808:05CAN - SYD
Nonstop9h 35mChina Southern
Deal found 14/7$781
Tue 6/810:05SYD - CAN
Nonstop10h 05mChina Southern
Tue 13/808:05CAN - SYD
Nonstop9h 35mChina Southern
Deal found 15/7$789
Wed 11/910:05SYD - CAN
Nonstop10h 05mChina Southern
Tue 17/908:05CAN - SYD
Nonstop9h 35mChina Southern
Deal found 15/7$793
Fri 25/1011:05SYD - CAN
Nonstop10h 05mChina Southern
Fri 8/1108:25CAN - SYD
Nonstop9h 15mChina Southern
Deal found 14/7$818
Wed 11/910:05SYD - CAN
Nonstop10h 05mChina Southern
Tue 17/908:05CAN - SYD
Nonstop9h 35mChina Southern
Deal found 14/7$828
Thu 17/1011:05SYD - CAN
Nonstop9h 55mChina Southern
Thu 7/1108:25CAN - SYD
Nonstop9h 15mChina Southern
Deal found 15/7$830

Find flights to China within your budget

Locate flights to China that fit your budget, with regularly updated fares and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 626,186 searches and data was last updated on 15 July 2024.

Fly from

Any airport

Budget

$484 - $575

Route

Depart

Return

Price

Sydney Kingsford SmithJinan

SYD - TNA

SYDTNA

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Fri 9/8

Nonstop11h 50m

Jinan

Mon 26/8

Nonstop11h 25m

$484

Sydney Kingsford SmithJinan

SYD - TNA

SYDTNA

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Mon 14/10

1 stop16h 00m

Jinan

Mon 28/10

1 stop20h 05m

$512

Sydney Kingsford SmithShanghai Pu Dong

SYD - PVG

SYDPVG

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Thu 24/10

1 stop23h 10m

Shanghai Pu Dong

Fri 1/11

1 stop24h 20m

$512

Sydney Kingsford SmithGuangzhou Baiyun

SYD - CAN

SYDCAN

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Mon 5/8

1 stop14h 40m

Guangzhou Baiyun

Mon 12/8

1 stop20h 00m

$528

Sydney Kingsford SmithShanghai Pu Dong

SYD - PVG

SYDPVG

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Mon 2/9

1 stop28h 25m

Shanghai Pu Dong

Wed 18/9

1 stop15h 05m

$568

Sydney Kingsford SmithShanghai Pu Dong

SYD - PVG

SYDPVG

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Mon 29/7

1 stop16h 40m

Shanghai Pu Dong

Mon 12/8

1 stop27h 25m

$572

Sydney Kingsford SmithShanghai Pu Dong

SYD - PVG

SYDPVG

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Mon 2/9

1 stop19h 30m

Shanghai Pu Dong

Thu 19/9

1 stop21h 05m

$575

Flights are sorted by cheapest first

Deals found on 15/7

Best time to book a flight to China

Have a flexible travel schedule? Discover the best time to fly to China with our price prediction graph.
Estimated return price
Rates are based on past data. Find the cheapest month and day to book your flight based on your travel requirements, then search for cheap deals.

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 12 July 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 15 July 2024.
Read through reviews of airlines servicing China, such as XiamenAir, China Southern and Air China. 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.
8.2
Very Good
1,363 reviews

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

8.1

Crew

8.6

Boarding

8.4

Food

7.7

Overall

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

We were in seat 43B. We were the last few rows to be served breakfast, and they had run out of food, trays etc. Finally received a yoghurt, fruit, and a breadroll. We were not offered a tea or coffee only a glass of juice or water. The hostesses seemed to be new to the job and struggling. The overnight flight was freezing, and not an enjoyable journey.

8.2
Very Good
1,363 reviews
8.2
Very Good
1,363 reviews

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

8.1

Crew

8.6

Boarding

8.4

Food

7.7

Overall

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

We were in seat 43B. We were the last few rows to be served breakfast, and they had run out of food, trays etc. Finally received a yoghurt, fruit, and a breadroll. We were not offered a tea or coffee only a glass of juice or water. The hostesses seemed to be new to the job and struggling. The overnight flight was freezing, and not an enjoyable journey.

8.0
Very Good
192 reviews
8.2
Very Good
1,363 reviews

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

8.1

Crew

8.6

Boarding

8.4

Food

7.7

Overall

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

We were in seat 43B. We were the last few rows to be served breakfast, and they had run out of food, trays etc. Finally received a yoghurt, fruit, and a breadroll. We were not offered a tea or coffee only a glass of juice or water. The hostesses seemed to be new to the job and struggling. The overnight flight was freezing, and not an enjoyable journey.

7.8
Good
956 reviews
8.2
Very Good
1,363 reviews

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

8.1

Crew

8.6

Boarding

8.4

Food

7.7

Overall

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

We were in seat 43B. We were the last few rows to be served breakfast, and they had run out of food, trays etc. Finally received a yoghurt, fruit, and a breadroll. We were not offered a tea or coffee only a glass of juice or water. The hostesses seemed to be new to the job and struggling. The overnight flight was freezing, and not an enjoyable journey.

7.7
Good
274 reviews
8.2
Very Good
1,363 reviews

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

8.1

Crew

8.6

Boarding

8.4

Food

7.7

Overall

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

We were in seat 43B. We were the last few rows to be served breakfast, and they had run out of food, trays etc. Finally received a yoghurt, fruit, and a breadroll. We were not offered a tea or coffee only a glass of juice or water. The hostesses seemed to be new to the job and struggling. The overnight flight was freezing, and not an enjoyable journey.

7.6
Good
912 reviews
8.2
Very Good
1,363 reviews

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

8.1

Crew

8.6

Boarding

8.4

Food

7.7

Overall

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

We were in seat 43B. We were the last few rows to be served breakfast, and they had run out of food, trays etc. Finally received a yoghurt, fruit, and a breadroll. We were not offered a tea or coffee only a glass of juice or water. The hostesses seemed to be new to the job and struggling. The overnight flight was freezing, and not an enjoyable journey.

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?

  • When is the best time to fly to China?

    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.  

  • 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 is currently the cheapest airport to fly to in China. One-way flights to Guangzhou Baiyun typically cost $58, while return flights cost around $130.

  • 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, Sydney Kingsford Smith offers the quickest one-way flight (8 hours 35 minutes).

  • Does Shanghai Hongqiao Intl have car hire?

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

  • Are there hotels close to Shanghai Hongqiao Intl?

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

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