Cheap flights from Australia to China

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24 May — 31 May1
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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 $923 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $1,054.

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 $811 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $394. 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 August

When is the cheapest time to fly from Australia to China (AU - CN)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from Australia to China as you normally would.

Cheap flights from Australia to China in May, June 2022

The best prices found for Australia to China flights in May, June
22 Jun. - 31 Aug.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

2 stops

31h 15m
CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

31h 50m
$2,610

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 17/5/22

18 May - 25 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

1 stop

24h 20m
CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

3 stops

31h 30m
$3,335

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 17/5/22

19 May - 26 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

1 stop

22h 35m
CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

3 stops

43h 40m
$3,407

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 18/5/22

Australia to China 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to China from Australia found for this year
2 Jul. - 31 Jul.
MEL

Melbourne

CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

1 stop

25h 35m
CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

15h 20m
$1,098

Malaysia Airlines

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Deal found 16/5/22

2 Jul. - 31 Jul.
MEL

Melbourne

CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

2 stops

20h 15m
CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

15h 20m
$1,163

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 16/5/22

17 Jul. - 23 Jul.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

2 stops

42h 15m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

16h 35m
$1,198

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 18/5/22

Cheap Air Canada flights from Australia to China

1 Aug. - 30 Sep.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

2 stops

43h 00m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

3 stops

42h 45m
$5,225

Air Canada

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Deal found 19/5/22

18 Jul. - 23 Jul.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

2 stops

47h 10m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

41h 55m
$5,748

Air Canada

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Deal found 18/5/22

7 Jun. - 6 Aug.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

3 stops

71h 10m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

41h 55m
$21,425

Air Canada

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Deal found 19/5/22

Last-minute flights from Australia to China

Late deals on return flights to China from Australia, departing today and this week
25 May - 14 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

3 stops

45h 55m
CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

21h 50m
$4,410

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 19/5/22

25 May - 14 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

2 stops

32h 30m
CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

21h 50m
$4,434

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 19/5/22

26 May - 13 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

3 stops

24h 20m
CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

18h 55m
$4,568

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 19/5/22

One-way flights to China from Australia

The cheapest one-way flights from Australia to China
15 Nov.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

2 stops

33h 00m
$543

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 18/5/22

30 Oct.
MEL

Melbourne

CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

3 stops

28h 25m
$581

Cebu Pacific

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Deal found 17/5/22

9 Nov.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

2 stops

37h 05m
$603

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 17/5/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Australia to China flights.

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 Cathay Pacific, Hainan Airlines, and XiamenAir. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from Australia to China for under $1,100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Australia to China for under $1,100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Malaysia Airlines for just $1,098, but on average you can expect to pay $3,477.

Are there last-minute flights available from Australia to China for under $4,500?

There are currently 11+ open flights from Australia to China within the next 7 days for less than $4,500.

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

$581 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Cebu Pacific. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Malaysia Airlines and Air New Zealand, with prices starting from $688 and $1,020, respectively.

Top 5 airlines flying from Australia to China

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Australia to China choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Hainan AirlinesCheapest$304Average$624FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time61%COVID-19 safety
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Sichuan AirlinesCheapest$338Average$604FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time63%COVID-19 safety
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Beijing Capital AirlinesCheapest$353Average$570FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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XiamenAirCheapest$362Average$1,533FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time49%COVID-19 safety
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Philippine AirlinesCheapest$373Average$534FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time60%COVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Australia to China

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