Cheap flights to China

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Flights to China in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inJulyHigh demand for flights, 42% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 13% potential price drop
Average price$682Average for return flights in May 2022
Return from$2,039From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Shanghai
One-way from$641One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) to China

Cheap flights to China in May, June 2022

The best prices found for CN2 flights for May, June
8 Jun. - 15 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

2 stops

33h 35m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

18h 15m
$2,039

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 10/5/22

8 Jun. - 15 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

3 stops

36h 00m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

18h 15m
$2,256

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 10/5/22

8 Jun. - 15 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

1 stop

20h 00m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

18h 15m
$2,637

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 10/5/22

China 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to China found for this year
7 Dec. - 4 Mar.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

PEK

Beijing Capital

1 stop

30h 05m
PEK

Beijing Capital

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

41h 05m
$1,511

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 9/5/22

4 Dec. - 14 Dec.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

1 stop

37h 30m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

38h 25m
$1,515

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 10/5/22

7 Dec. - 4 Mar.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

PEK

Beijing Capital

2 stops

28h 30m
PEK

Beijing Capital

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

41h 05m
$1,554

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 9/5/22

What is the cheapest month to fly to China?

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

January

$3,049

February

$3,068

March

$2,579

April

$2,445

May

$2,335

June

$2,191

July

$2,571

August

$2,613

September

$2,353

October

$2,866

November

$3,643

December

$4,107

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

When is the best time to fly to China?

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

SYD - SHA

Price

$1,212 - $7,396

SHA

Temperature

4 - 28 °C

SHA

Rainfall

30 - 170 mm

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.  

Where are the most popular flight destinations in China?

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

How long is the flight to China?

Flights from Sydney to China (Beijing) – 11 hrs 40 mins
Flights from Melbourne to China (Beijing) – 14 hrs 45 mins
Flights 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.

What is good to know if travelling to China?

How popular are flights to China this year?

China has seen a 23% increase in demand for flights to the city compared to last year.

Popular regions to fly to in China

Not sure where to visit in China? Start by selecting one of the most popular places in China below to filter down your possible destination.