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Cheap flights to China from $267

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17 Jun — 24 Jun1
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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 564,061 searches and data was last updated on 12 June 2024.

Popular in

December

Cheapest in

March

Average price

$1,359

Return from

$513

One-way from

$267
High demand for flights, 14% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average for return flights in June 2024
From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Shanghai
One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) to China

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Cheap flights to China in June & July 2024

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The below flights offer some of the lowest fares to China in June and July 2024. Be sure to check back soon as deals update often.
Cheap flights to Shanghai
Wed 10/711:00SYD - PVG
Nonstop10h 00mChina Eastern
Wed 10/722:40PVG - SYD
1 stop32h 05mChina Eastern
Deal found 11/6$565
Mon 15/711:25SYD - SHA
1 stop23h 25mXiamenAir
Thu 15/812:10SHA - SYD
1 stop19h 10mXiamenAir
Deal found 11/6$636
Mon 8/711:00SYD - PVG
Nonstop10h 00mMultiple Airlines
Mon 29/701:35PVG - SYD
1 stop30h 10mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 11/6$641
Mon 1/711:20SYD - PVG
2 stops29h 55mChina Eastern
Tue 2/720:20PVG - SYD
Nonstop10h 40mChina Eastern
Deal found 11/6$654
Mon 15/720:20SYD - PVG
1 stop17h 30mSichuan Airlines
Thu 15/813:05PVG - SYD
1 stop23h 10mSichuan Airlines
Deal found 11/6$662
Mon 1/708:45SYD - SHA
1 stop27h 30mChina Southern
Fri 5/710:30SHA - SYD
1 stop17h 55mChina Southern
Deal found 11/6$668
Mon 1/708:45SYD - PVG
1 stop29h 30mChina Southern
Thu 4/721:55PVG - SYD
1 stop19h 45mChina Southern
Deal found 11/6$668
Mon 1/708:45SYD - SHA
1 stop35h 35mChina Southern
Mon 19/813:50SHA - SYD
1 stop27h 50mChina Southern
Deal found 11/6$685
Mon 8/709:45SYD - PVG
1 stop16h 35mMultiple Airlines
Mon 29/701:35PVG - SYD
1 stop30h 10mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 11/6$703
Cheap flights to Beijing
Mon 1/711:20SYD - PKX
2 stops25h 20mChina Eastern
Mon 15/720:00PKX - SYD
1 stop34h 00mChina Eastern
Deal found 12/6$576
Mon 1/714:10SYD - PKX
1 stop21h 35mMultiple Airlines
Fri 30/813:00PKX - SYD
1 stop15h 25mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 10/6$586
Mon 1/714:10SYD - PKX
1 stop21h 35mChina Eastern
Mon 15/720:00PKX - SYD
1 stop34h 00mChina Eastern
Deal found 12/6$595
Tue 9/711:00SYD - PKX
1 stop26h 20mChina Eastern
Sun 14/711:40PKX - SYD
1 stop18h 00mChina Eastern
Deal found 11/6$645
Tue 9/711:00SYD - PKX
1 stop15h 05mChina Eastern
Sun 14/709:00PKX - SYD
2 stops20h 40mChina Eastern
Deal found 11/6$674
Mon 1/720:20SYD - PEK
1 stop24h 55mMultiple Airlines
Fri 30/808:00PEK - SYD
1 stop28h 10mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 10/6$679
Thu 25/720:00SYD - PEK
1 stop23h 00mHainan Airlines
Wed 31/716:00PEK - SYD
1 stop20h 10mHainan Airlines
Deal found 11/6$716
Fri 5/712:00SYD - PKX
1 stop23h 45mChina Eastern
Fri 26/711:40PKX - SYD
1 stop18h 00mChina Eastern
Deal found 11/6$736
Thu 25/711:00SYD - PKX
1 stop15h 05mChina Eastern
Wed 31/711:40PKX - SYD
1 stop18h 00mChina Eastern
Deal found 11/6$765
Cheap flights to Guangzhou
Sat 27/712:40SYD - CAN
1 stop34h 55mMultiple Airlines
Mon 12/808:30CAN - SYD
1 stop24h 10mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 10/6$495
Mon 15/716:20SYD - CAN
1 stop20h 50mMultiple Airlines
Fri 9/811:25CAN - SYD
1 stop21h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 11/6$510
Sat 27/712:40SYD - CAN
1 stop27h 45mMultiple Airlines
Sun 11/819:45CAN - SYD
1 stop16h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 10/6$513
Sat 27/712:40SYD - CAN
1 stop34h 55mMultiple Airlines
Mon 5/808:30CAN - SYD
1 stop24h 10mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 10/6$515
Sat 27/712:40SYD - CAN
1 stop34h 55mMultiple Airlines
Sun 4/812:40CAN - SYD
1 stop24h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 10/6$520
Mon 29/716:20SYD - CAN
1 stop20h 50mMultiple Airlines
Sun 11/819:45CAN - SYD
1 stop16h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 10/6$530
Mon 29/716:20SYD - CAN
1 stop23h 35mMultiple Airlines
Mon 5/808:30CAN - SYD
1 stop24h 10mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 10/6$533
Thu 4/709:45SYD - CAN
1 stop21h 00mMultiple Airlines
Fri 2/822:00CAN - SYD
1 stop20h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 10/6$535
Sun 28/709:45SYD - CAN
1 stop21h 00mMultiple Airlines
Tue 6/810:20CAN - SYD
1 stop19h 35mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 10/6$538

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 564,061 searches and data were last updated on 12 June 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.
Sat 27/712:40SYD - CAN
1 stop34h 55mMultiple Airlines
Mon 12/808:30CAN - SYD
1 stop24h 10mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 10/6$495
Sat 27/711:20SYD - XIY
1 stop14h 25mChina Eastern
Wed 7/815:10XIY - SYD
1 stop14h 30mChina Eastern
Deal found 11/6$500
Mon 15/716:20SYD - CAN
1 stop20h 50mMultiple Airlines
Fri 9/811:25CAN - SYD
1 stop21h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 11/6$510
Sat 27/712:40SYD - CAN
1 stop27h 45mMultiple Airlines
Sun 11/819:45CAN - SYD
1 stop16h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 10/6$513
Thu 8/820:00SYD - PVG
1 stop25h 25mHainan Airlines
Wed 4/920:30PVG - SYD
1 stop15h 40mHainan Airlines
Deal found 11/6$513
Sat 27/720:00SYD - XIY
1 stop15h 25mHainan Airlines
Wed 7/819:15XIY - SYD
2 stops16h 55mHainan Airlines
Deal found 11/6$515

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 564,061 searches and data was last updated on 12 June 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.
Wed 24/710:05SYD - SHA
1 stop14h 05mChina Southern
Deal found 12/6$297
Mon 14/1017:20SYD - PEK
1 stop24h 40mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 11/6$288
Sun 3/1112:15SYD - CAN
1 stop17h 00mCebu Pacific
Deal found 11/6$267

Direct flights to China

Mon 15/716:20SYD - CKG
Nonstop11h 40mTianjin Airlines
Sun 28/702:00CKG - SYD
Nonstop10h 40mTianjin Airlines
Deal found 11/6$571
Mon 8/716:20SYD - CKG
Nonstop11h 40mTianjin Airlines
Sun 11/802:00CKG - SYD
Nonstop10h 40mTianjin Airlines
Deal found 12/6$660
Fri 11/1011:05SYD - CAN
Nonstop10h 05mChina Southern
Sun 27/1008:25CAN - SYD
Nonstop9h 15mChina Southern
Deal found 10/6$769
Sun 13/1011:05SYD - CAN
Nonstop10h 05mChina Southern
Wed 13/1121:00CAN - SYD
Nonstop9h 25mChina Southern
Deal found 11/6$774
Sun 13/1011:05SYD - CAN
Nonstop10h 05mChina Southern
Wed 13/1108:25CAN - SYD
Nonstop9h 15mChina Southern
Deal found 11/6$776
Tue 6/811:00SYD - PVG
Nonstop10h 00mChina Eastern
Sat 2/1100:15PVG - SYD
Nonstop10h 20mChina Eastern
Deal found 12/6$822
Mon 2/920:30SYD - PVG
Nonstop10h 40mChina Eastern
Thu 5/1200:15PVG - SYD
Nonstop10h 20mChina Eastern
Deal found 10/6$857
Tue 1/1011:00SYD - PVG
Nonstop10h 00mChina Eastern
Sun 10/1120:20PVG - SYD
Nonstop10h 40mChina Eastern
Deal found 11/6$859
Tue 17/911:00SYD - PVG
Nonstop10h 00mChina Eastern
Tue 17/900:15PVG - SYD
Nonstop10h 20mChina Eastern
Deal found 11/6$869

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 564,061 searches and data was last updated on 12 June 2024.

Fly from

Any airport

Budget

$495 - $629

Route

Depart

Return

Price

Sydney Kingsford SmithGuangzhou Baiyun

SYD - CAN

SYDCAN

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Sat 27/7

1 stop34h 55m

Guangzhou Baiyun

Mon 12/8

1 stop24h 10m

$495

Sydney Kingsford SmithXi'an Xianyang

SYD - XIY

SYDXIY

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Sat 27/7

1 stop14h 25m

Xi'an Xianyang

Wed 7/8

1 stop14h 30m

$500

Sydney Kingsford SmithShanghai Pu Dong

SYD - PVG

SYDPVG

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Thu 8/8

1 stop25h 25m

Shanghai Pu Dong

Wed 4/9

1 stop15h 40m

$513

Sydney Kingsford SmithXi'an Xianyang

SYD - XIY

SYDXIY

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Mon 15/7

1 stop34h 20m

Xi'an Xianyang

Thu 15/8

2 stops39h 15m

$517

Sydney Kingsford SmithShanghai Hongqiao Intl

SYD - SHA

SYDSHA

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Tue 1/10

1 stop14h 05m

Shanghai Hongqiao Intl

Sun 10/11

1 stop17h 05m

$553

Sydney Kingsford SmithGuangzhou Baiyun

SYD - CAN

SYDCAN

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Sun 13/10

1 stop22h 50m

Guangzhou Baiyun

Wed 13/11

1 stop23h 15m

$553

Sydney Kingsford SmithBeijing Daxing Intl

SYD - PKX

SYDPKX

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Thu 1/8

1 stop28h 25m

Beijing Daxing Intl

Thu 15/8

1 stop20h 15m

$629

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Deals found on 10/6

Best time to book a flight to China

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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 31 May 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 12 June 2024.
Read through reviews of airlines servicing China, such as China Southern, Hainan Airlines and XiamenAir. 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
1,131 reviews

Entertainment

8.2

Overall

8.5

Food

8.2

Boarding

8.6

Crew

8.8

Comfort

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

This particular Delta Air Lines flight may not have met your expectations in terms of the food served on board. It appears that the portions were smaller than anticipated and the side dishes were minimal- no salad, no bread rolls, no fruits. Perhaps there are ways in which the airline could improve the dining experience for their passengers. Why can't Delta offer better customer service when other non American airlines are able to do it?

8.5
Very Good
1,131 reviews
8.5
Very Good
1,131 reviews

Entertainment

8.2

Overall

8.5

Food

8.2

Boarding

8.6

Crew

8.8

Comfort

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

This particular Delta Air Lines flight may not have met your expectations in terms of the food served on board. It appears that the portions were smaller than anticipated and the side dishes were minimal- no salad, no bread rolls, no fruits. Perhaps there are ways in which the airline could improve the dining experience for their passengers. Why can't Delta offer better customer service when other non American airlines are able to do it?

8.3
Very Good
882 reviews
8.5
Very Good
1,131 reviews

Entertainment

8.2

Overall

8.5

Food

8.2

Boarding

8.6

Crew

8.8

Comfort

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

This particular Delta Air Lines flight may not have met your expectations in terms of the food served on board. It appears that the portions were smaller than anticipated and the side dishes were minimal- no salad, no bread rolls, no fruits. Perhaps there are ways in which the airline could improve the dining experience for their passengers. Why can't Delta offer better customer service when other non American airlines are able to do it?

8.3
Very Good
1,418 reviews
8.5
Very Good
1,131 reviews

Entertainment

8.2

Overall

8.5

Food

8.2

Boarding

8.6

Crew

8.8

Comfort

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

This particular Delta Air Lines flight may not have met your expectations in terms of the food served on board. It appears that the portions were smaller than anticipated and the side dishes were minimal- no salad, no bread rolls, no fruits. Perhaps there are ways in which the airline could improve the dining experience for their passengers. Why can't Delta offer better customer service when other non American airlines are able to do it?

7.9
Good
119 reviews
8.5
Very Good
1,131 reviews

Entertainment

8.2

Overall

8.5

Food

8.2

Boarding

8.6

Crew

8.8

Comfort

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

This particular Delta Air Lines flight may not have met your expectations in terms of the food served on board. It appears that the portions were smaller than anticipated and the side dishes were minimal- no salad, no bread rolls, no fruits. Perhaps there are ways in which the airline could improve the dining experience for their passengers. Why can't Delta offer better customer service when other non American airlines are able to do it?

7.8
Good
1,026 reviews
8.5
Very Good
1,131 reviews

Entertainment

8.2

Overall

8.5

Food

8.2

Boarding

8.6

Crew

8.8

Comfort

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

This particular Delta Air Lines flight may not have met your expectations in terms of the food served on board. It appears that the portions were smaller than anticipated and the side dishes were minimal- no salad, no bread rolls, no fruits. Perhaps there are ways in which the airline could improve the dining experience for their passengers. Why can't Delta offer better customer service when other non American airlines are able to do it?

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 $60, while return flights cost around $185.

  • 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 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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