Cheap flights from Australia to China

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Australia to China

All the information you need to plan the best null to SHA flight in 2021: compare Australia to China flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in China.
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.

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 $878 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $1,003.

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 $771 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $375. 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 October, November 2021

The best prices found for Australia to China flights in October, November
30 Oct - 31 Jan
$2,108pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
30 Oct - 31 Jan
$2,710pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
Malaysia Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
9 Nov - 16 Jun
$2,726pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
Thai Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne

Australia to China 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to China from Australia found for this year
30 Oct - 31 Jan
$2,108pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
5 Dec - 1 Jun
$2,253pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
5 Dec - 1 Jun
$2,348pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
Thai Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne

Direct flights to China from Australia

Save time with Australia to China direct flight deals
31 Mar - 17 Jun
$2,865pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qantas Airways
Direct
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Qantas Airways
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3 Jan - 25 Feb
$5,263pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
China Eastern
Direct
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
China Eastern
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
22 Dec - 7 Jul
$6,810pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
Direct
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Qantas Airways
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Last-minute flights from Australia to China

Late deals on return flights to China from Australia, departing today and this week
20 Oct - 14 Feb
$3,467pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
Direct
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
20 Oct - 15 Feb
$4,908pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
Direct
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
20 Oct - 15 Feb
$5,395pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

One-way flights to China from Australia

The cheapest one-way flights from Australia to China
19:50 - 19:05
Cebu Pacific
1 stop
26h 15m
MEL - PVG
Cebu Pacific
$737
Kiwi.com
11:15 - 10:30
Thai Airways
1 stop
25h 15m
MEL - CAN
Thai Airways
$752
Travelgenio
09:55 - 09:15
Malaysia Airlines
1 stop
25h 20m
MEL - CAN
Malaysia Airlines
$760
iWofly

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Flight FAQs

From Australia to China

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 Southern, China Eastern, and Air China. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

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.

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 Thai Airways for just $1,101, but on average you can expect to pay $1,980.

Are there direct flights from Australia to China for under $2,900 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 6 direct flights from Australia to China under $2,900. A good price for a direct flight from Australia to China is less than $7,251.

Are there last-minute flights available from Australia to China for under $3,500?

There are currently 7+ open flights from Australia to China within the next 7 days for less than $3,500.

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

$640 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 Thai Airways and Japan Airlines, with prices starting from $665 and $738, respectively.

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COVID Restrictions

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Do I need a COVID test to fly to China from Australia?

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


Do I need a test to 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.

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Destination information for China

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Australia to China.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = ¥4.74
Flight duration from Australia to China
10h 45m

Top 10 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.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Sichuan Airlines
$276 $584 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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Hainan Airlines
$289 $544 No cancel fee 61%

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

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Philippine Airlines
$331 $533 No cancel fee 60%
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Beijing Capital Airlines
$336 $477 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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XiamenAir
$345 $856 No cancel fee 49%

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

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Air China
$362 $581 No cancel fee 67%
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AirAsia X
$365 $731 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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China Eastern
$369 $748 No cancel fee 62%

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

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China Southern
$371 $771 No cancel fee 69%
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Singapore Airlines
$389 $805 No cancel fee 81%
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