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Cheap Flights to Beijing
|Popular in||February||High demand for flights, 8% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||November||Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop|
|Average price||S$ 484||Average for round-trip flights in May 2020|
|Round-trip from||S$ 306||From Singapore to Beijing|
|One-way from||S$ 189||One-way flight from Singapore to Beijing|
Cheapest prices for Beijing flights by month
When is the best time to fly to Beijing?
Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
SIN - BJS
S$ 449 - S$ 922
2 - 32 °C
3 - 186 mm
When is the best time to book a flight to Beijing?
To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Beijing, you should look to book at least 60 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.
Which day is cheapest to fly to Beijing?
The cheapest day to fly to Beijing is usually Tuesday. At the moment, Sunday is the most expensive.
What time of day is cheapest to fly?
To get the best value, try booking a flight at midday when visiting Beijing. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the evening as these tend to have higher demand.
China’s capital and second-largest city (after Shanghai) is more than 3,000 years old but it moves at a dizzying pace. Beijing is home to some of the most notable attractions such as Tiananmen Square, the largest open-urban square in the world, the Forbidden City and its Palace Museum, Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven and the Badaling section of the Great Wall. Chairman Mao is also here – embalmed in his mausoleum. For a visit through old Beijing, a hutong (narrow alleyways) tour in a rickshaw under swaying, red lanterns is a great way to soak up the atmosphere of this amazing city.
For the Olympic Games in 2008, Beijing started an ambitious building programme and its architectural legacy includes the National Stadium (“Bird’s Nest”) and the National Swimming Centre (“Water Cube”). For art and culture, visit the Dashanzi Art District. For shopping, head to Oriental Plaza shopping mall, Wangfujing Street and Panjiayuan Market where you can pick up almost-perfect counterfeit fashion.
September and October are dry and sunny with average temperatures in the 20s (Celsius) and teens. Winter is quite cold; December and January temperatures can drop below zero with cold winds off the Mongolian plains. April warms up to the mid teens. Summer is muggy and hot, and July and August can reach the upper 20s.
There are plenty of ways to get around this enormous city. Beijing has an extensive bus and subway network to get you where you need to go. The subway is fastest and easiest, but will be very crowded during rush hour. Buses are always crowded. The taxis run off of meters, and are very easy to find, but many drivers don’t speak English, so it helps to have your destination written in Chinese. Cycle rickshaws are another option, but you will have to bargain your rate, and some drivers demand more when you arrive at your destination. You can also rent a car and driver for the day, or rent your own car. Be aware that you won’t be able to leave the city limits if you’re driving.
The city is too large to walk, but you can certainly take public transport or a taxi to a particular area and then explore on foot. If you are brave enough, rent a bicycle and ride alongside the busy traffic.
Biking is very popular in Beijing and bike lanes are clearly marked. If you get overwhelmed, go with the flow of cycling traffic, especially when crossing streets.