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Flights to China in 2021

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$652Average for return flights in October 2021
Return from$1,853From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Shanghai
One-way from$620One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) to China

Cheap flights to China in October, November 2021

The best prices found for CN2 flights for October, November
13 Nov. - 14 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

1 stop

14h 40m
CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

14h 30m
$1,645

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 21/10/21

13 Nov. - 14 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

1 stop

17h 10m
CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

14h 30m
$1,927

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 19/10/21

13 Nov. - 14 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

1 stop

14h 40m
CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

21h 45m
$2,080

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 21/10/21

China 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to China found for this year
13 Nov. - 14 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

1 stop

14h 40m
CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

14h 30m
$1,645

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 21/10/21

13 Nov. - 14 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

1 stop

17h 10m
CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

14h 30m
$1,927

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 19/10/21

13 Nov. - 14 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

1 stop

14h 40m
CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

21h 45m
$2,080

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 21/10/21

Last minute flights to China

Late deals on return flights to China, departing today and this week
31 Oct. - 7 Nov.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

1 stop

17h 50m
CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

28h 30m
$2,903

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 21/10/21

31 Oct. - 7 Nov.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

1 stop

17h 50m
CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

3 stops

47h 35m
$2,925

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 21/10/21

26 Oct. - 3 Nov.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

SHA

Shanghai Hongqiao Intl

3 stops

33h 50m
SHA

Shanghai Hongqiao Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

3 stops

34h 55m
$3,695

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 19/10/21

Can I fly to China from Australia right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Australia to China

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

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

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

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Must be presented upon arrival


Can I fly back to Australia from China?

Returning to Australia from China

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

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

Cheapest prices for China flights by month

The cheapest ticket to China found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

$703

February

$543

March

$483

April

$517

May

$535

June

$588

July

$627

August

$529

September

$597

October

$444

November

$449

December

$805

Currently, the cheapest month for flights to China is October. The most expensive month for flights is December. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to China?

Average China flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month

SYD - CN2

Price

$538 - $1,310

CN2

Temperature

4 - 28 °C

CN2

Precipitation

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.

 

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China climate

 

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Getting around China

  

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What is good to know if travelling to China?

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How popular are flights to China this year?

China has seen a 49% decrease 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.