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How far in advance should I book a flight from Australia to China?

To save on the cost of your flight from Australia to China, book at least 61 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 40% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $815 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $931.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Australia to China?

November is one of the best times of the year to fly to China from Australia. Prices for November average $716 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $348. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of August. Opting for a November flight can save you 81% on your journey compared to booking in November

Cheap flights from Australia to China in February, March 2021

3 Mar - 13 May
$2,856pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
PEK
Beijing Capital
PEK
Beijing Capital
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
25 Feb - 4 Mar
$2,938pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
XiamenAir
 
1 STOP
PKX
Beijing Daxing Intl
PKX
Beijing Daxing Intl
XiamenAir
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
25 Feb - 4 Mar
$3,091pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
XiamenAir
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
XiamenAir
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Australia to China 2021 flight deals

3 Nov - 5 Nov
$932pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
5 Oct - 19 Oct
$933pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Japan Airlines
 
1 STOP
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Japan Airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3 Nov - 5 Nov
$936pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Direct flights to China from Australia

3 Jul - 31 Jul
$1,707pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qantas Airways
Direct
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Qantas Airways
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
13 Aug - 30 Sep
$1,802pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qantas Airways
Direct
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Qantas Airways
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Last-minute flights from Australia to China

3 Mar - 13 May
$2,856pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
PEK
Beijing Capital
PEK
Beijing Capital
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3 Mar - 13 May
$3,228pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
PKX
Beijing Daxing Intl
PKX
Beijing Daxing Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3 Mar - 13 May
$3,233pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
PEK
Beijing Capital
PEK
Beijing Capital
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

One-way flights to China from Australia

06:55 - 06:20
China Southern
1 stop
26h 25m
SYD - PVG
China Southern
$1,087
Travelgenio
07:15 - 07:45
XiamenAir
1 stop
27h 30m
SYD - SHA
XiamenAir
$1,094
hutchgo.com
12:10 - 03:30
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
42h 20m
SYD - PVG
Multiple Airlines
$1,095
Kiwi.com

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Flight FAQs

From Australia to China

Can I find flights from Australia to China for under $1,387 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Australia to China for under $1,387. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $1,387, but on average you can expect to pay $1,886.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Australia to China to control the spread of COVID-19?

Philippine Airlines is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travellers flying from Australia to China are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, socially-distanced seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from Australia to China have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from Australia to China that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are China Eastern, Air China, and China Southern. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Are there direct flights from Australia to China for under $1,765 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 2 direct flights from Australia to China under $1,765. A good price for a direct flight from Australia to China is less than $1,754.

Are there last-minute flights available from Australia to China for under $2,900?

There are currently 8+ open flights from Australia to China within the next 7 days for less than $2,900.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Australia to China?

Consider Sichuan Airlines, Air China or China Airlines when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from Australia to China.

What are the most popular routes from Australia to China?

Most travellers choose Newcastle Williamtown - Hangzhou, Newcastle Williamtown - Changzhou or Newcastle Williamtown - Changsha Huanghua Intl when deciding on the best route from Australia to China.

What are the cheapest flights from Australia to China?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Australia to China? While on average our users pay $1,276, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $257. The most popular route (Newcastle Williamtown - Hangzhou), is priced around $750.

What are the most reliable airlines from Australia to China?

Consider LATAM Airlines (78%), China Eastern (78%) or Qantas Airways (73%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from Australia to China.

How long does is the flight from Australia to China?

There are many flights that can get you from Australia to China in 10h 55m. Fly via Qantas Airways, XiamenAir, or Singapore Airlines to get the fastest option. Both multi-stop and direct flights can be found to your destination and back.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Australia to China return?

Currently priced at $1,523, Air China will fly you from Australia to China and back. In addition to Air China, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from Singapore Airlines and Qantas Airways - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $1,674 and $1,708, respectively.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Australia to China one-way?

The cheapest airline one-way is China Southern, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $1,064. Check flights for XiamenAir, as they currently have the next best price.

Destination information for China

Today's exchange rate
$1 = ¥5.12
Flight duration
10h 45m

Airports servicing

Broken Hill (BHQ)
Bathurst (BHS)
Broome (BME)
Brisbane (BNE)
Ballina (BNK)

Airports servicing

Beihai (BHY)
Qinhuangdao Beidaihe (BPE)
Guangzhou (CAN)
Changde (CGD)
Zhengzhou (CGO)

Top 10 airlines flying from Australia to China

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Beijing Capital Airlines
$247 $351 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Beijing Capital Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Philippine Airlines
$243 $392 No cancel fee 60%
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Sichuan Airlines
$203 $430 No cancel fee 63%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Sichuan Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Malindo Air
$289 $432 No cancel fee N/A
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Royal Brunei Airlines
$358 $449 No cancel fee 84%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Royal Brunei Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Scoot
$309 $525 No cancel fee N/A
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Malaysia Airlines
$308 $536 No cancel fee 67%
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AirAsia X
$268 $538 No cancel fee 66%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by AirAsia X. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Virgin Australia
$333 $590 No cancel fee 80%
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China Airlines
$393 $616 No cancel fee 70%
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