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Latest China Flight Deals

Shanghai
Direct from $622
Direct from $660
Chongqing
Direct from $495
Direct from $486
Hangzhou
1 stop from $551
1 stop from $454
Guangzhou
1 stop from $569
1 stop from $590
Ningbo
2+ stops from $605
2+ stops from $497

Good to know

Low season

March Best time to beat the crowds (6% less expensive on average)

High season

April Most popular time to fly (16% more expensive on average)

Average price of a return ticket

$498 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal for a return ticket

$258 or less

Top tips for finding cheap flights to China

  • Looking for cheap airfare to China? 25% of our users found return tickets to China for the following prices or less: From Darwin $268, from Adelaide $574, from Hobart $698
  • Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be January, November and December. The cheapest month to fly to China is March.
  • Enter your preferred departure airport and travel dates into the search form above to unlock the latest China flight deals.
  • China’s biggest international hubs are Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK), Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG), and Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN). Most international flights enter the country at one of these airports where you can connect to the rest of China.
  • Having two busy airports which offer a large number of international and domestic flights, Beijing is the most convenient starting point for sightseeing and further travels around China. If you’re going to China’s capital, you can fly to one of the two airports: the older Capital International Airport (PEK), or the newest Daxing International Airport (PKX).
  • If you’re flying into Shanghai, keep in mind that there are two airports you can fly into. Shanghai Pudong Airport is considered the main airport, located 45min from downtown Shanghai along the coast. Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA) is closer, about 25min away.
  • China is big, and flying is the most efficient and often the most economical way to see most of the country. Flying into major centres will allow you to easily connect to domestic flights. These centres are largely found along the seacoast with the most central being Shanghai.
  • Those visiting the UNESCO Panda Sanctuaries in Jiajin, Siguniang, and Wolong Mountains can start their journey in Chengdu. The Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CTU) is about 1h drive from the mountains where the sanctuaries are, and many tours also start in Chengdu.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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Top 5 airlines flying to China

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.7
Singapore Airlines
Overall score based on 3,878 reviews
8.8
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
9.0
Crew
8.7
Entertainment
8.4
Food
Airline reviews
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Book cheap flights to China (Return)

Airports
Origin
Melbourne
$709
only
$709
Sydney
$787
only
$787
Destination
Shanghai
$787
only
$787
Guangzhou
$709
only
$709
Mon., 30 Nov.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
19h 45m
Sun., 16 May
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
25h 45m
Trip: 167 days
Based on null reviews
Mon., 3 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Airport
PVG
Shanghai Pudong Airport
28h 25m
Mon., 30 Nov.
PVG
Shanghai Pudong Airport
SYD
Sydney Airport
15h 25m
Trip: 120 days
Based on null reviews
Wed., 30 Sep.
SYD
Sydney Airport
PVG
Shanghai Pudong Airport
25h 35m
Sat., 31 Oct.
PVG
Shanghai Pudong Airport
SYD
Sydney Airport
21h 10m
Trip: 32 days
Based on null reviews
Mon., 30 Nov.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
17h 05m
Sun., 16 May
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
16h 00m
Trip: 167 days
Based on null reviews
Mon., 3 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Airport
PVG
Shanghai Pudong Airport
31h 45m
Mon., 30 Nov.
PVG
Shanghai Pudong Airport
SYD
Sydney Airport
33h 15m
Trip: 120 days
Based on null reviews
Sun., 29 Nov.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
15h 55m
Sat., 12 Jun.
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
15h 20m
Trip: 195 days
Based on null reviews
Mon., 3 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Airport
PVG
Shanghai Pudong Airport
26h 05m
Mon., 30 Nov.
PVG
Shanghai Pudong Airport
SYD
Sydney Airport
25h 00m
Trip: 120 days
Based on null reviews
Mon., 30 Nov.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
18h 05m
Sat., 15 May
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
26h 15m
$1,011
Trip: 166 days
Based on null reviews
Wed., 30 Sep.
SYD
Sydney Airport
PVG
Shanghai Pudong Airport
29h 55m
Sat., 31 Oct.
PVG
Shanghai Pudong Airport
SYD
Sydney Airport
14h 45m
$1,051
Trip: 32 days
Based on null reviews
Wed., 30 Sep.
SYD
Sydney Airport
PVG
Shanghai Pudong Airport
29h 35m
Sat., 31 Oct.
PVG
Shanghai Pudong Airport
SYD
Sydney Airport
25h 45m
$1,079
Trip: 32 days
Based on null reviews
Mon., 30 Nov.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
19h 45m
Sun., 16 May
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
18h 25m
Trip: 167 days
Based on null reviews
Wed., 30 Sep.
SYD
Sydney Airport
PVG
Shanghai Pudong Airport
15h 10m
Sat., 31 Oct.
PVG
Shanghai Pudong Airport
SYD
Sydney Airport
14h 40m
Trip: 32 days
Based on null reviews
Tue., 8 Sep.
SYD
Sydney Airport
PVG
Shanghai Pudong Airport
14h 15m
Wed., 9 Sep.
PVG
Shanghai Pudong Airport
SYD
Sydney Airport
17h 00m
Trip: 2 days
Based on null reviews
Mon., 30 Nov.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
19h 45m
Sat., 29 May
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
16h 00m
Trip: 180 days
Based on null reviews
Tue., 8 Sep.
SYD
Sydney Airport
PVG
Shanghai Pudong Airport
28h 15m
Wed., 9 Sep.
PVG
Shanghai Pudong Airport
SYD
Sydney Airport
12h 40m
Trip: 2 days
Based on null reviews
Sun., 29 Nov.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
28h 30m
Sun., 16 May
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
16h 00m
Trip: 168 days
Based on null reviews
Mon., 30 Nov.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
19h 45m
Sat., 29 May
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
16h 00m
Trip: 180 days
Based on null reviews
Wed., 30 Sep.
SYD
Sydney Airport
PVG
Shanghai Pudong Airport
29h 45m
Sat., 31 Oct.
PVG
Shanghai Pudong Airport
SYD
Sydney Airport
18h 50m
Trip: 32 days
Based on null reviews
Mon., 30 Nov.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
25h 25m
Sat., 12 Jun.
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
15h 20m
Trip: 194 days
Based on null reviews
Sun., 29 Nov.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
28h 30m
Sun., 16 May
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
16h 00m
Trip: 168 days
Based on null reviews

Book cheap flights to China (One-way)

Airports
Origin
Melbourne
$409
only
$409
Sydney
$446
only
$446
Destination
Beijing
$676
only
$676
Shanghai
$446
only
$446
$554
only
$554
Guangzhou
$409
only
$409
Sat., 1 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
25h 30m
Based on null reviews
Wed., 9 Sep.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
17h 00m
Based on null reviews
Sun., 2 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Airport
PVG
Shanghai Pudong Airport
42h 15m
Based on null reviews
Wed., 5 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
29h 35m
Based on null reviews
Tue., 1 Sep.
SYD
Sydney Airport
PVG
Shanghai Pudong Airport
26h 05m
Based on null reviews
Thu., 6 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
27h 45m
Based on null reviews
Wed., 12 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Airport
SHA
Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
29h 10m
Based on null reviews
Tue., 4 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Airport
PKX
Beijing Daxing Intl
15h 10m
Based on null reviews
Wed., 9 Sep.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
21h 35m
Based on null reviews
Sun., 2 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Airport
PVG
Shanghai Pudong Airport
42h 15m
Based on null reviews
Mon., 27 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
26h 20m
Based on null reviews
Wed., 9 Sep.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
18h 40m
Based on null reviews
Thu., 3 Sep.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SHA
Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
17h 45m
Based on null reviews
Thu., 6 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Airport
PVG
Shanghai Pudong Airport
42h 15m
Based on null reviews
Thu., 27 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
27h 45m
Based on null reviews
Thu., 27 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
29h 35m
Based on null reviews
Tue., 1 Sep.
SYD
Sydney Airport
PVG
Shanghai Pudong Airport
16h 15m
Based on null reviews
Sat., 1 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
27h 45m
Based on null reviews
Thu., 6 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
29h 35m
Based on null reviews
Sun., 2 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Airport
SHA
Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
29h 10m
Based on null reviews
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