Find cheap flights to China
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|March||Best time to beat the crowds (6% less expensive on average)|
|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)|
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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.
- 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.
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