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Flights to China in 2024

Find the latest flights to China in 2024, with up-to-date prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 198,992 searches and data was last updated on 18 April 2024.

Popular in

January

Cheapest in

September

Average price

S$ 627

Return from

S$ 275

One-way from

S$ 166
High demand for flights, 24% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 9% potential price drop
Average for return flights in April 2024
From Singapore Changi to Shanghai
One-way flight from Singapore Changi (SIN) to China

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Average price of flights to China by month

Plan your trip to China by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight to China is currently S$ 0 while a return flight costs S$ 0. Price data was last updated on 14 April 2024.

Currently, March is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to China (average of S$ 279). Flying to China in July will prove the most costly (average of S$ 420). There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

January

S$ 410

February

S$ 433

March

S$ 380

April

S$ 444

May

S$ 436

June

S$ 557

July

S$ 572

August

S$ 518

September

S$ 485

October

S$ 524

November

S$ 515

December

S$ 533

Temperature and rainfall in China by month

Plan your trip to China by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

SHA

Temperature

4 - 28 °C

If weather is an important factor for your trip to China, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, July is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 28.0 C. Travellers hoping to avoid the cold should look outside of January, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 4.0 C).

When is the best time to book a flight to China?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a return flight to China. Price data was last updated on 28 January 2024.
The best time to book flights to China is 62 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.
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Reviews of airlines servicing China

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to China. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to China. Reviews last updated 18 April 2024.
To help decide which airline to fly to China, see what other customers have to say about Shenzhen Airlines, Air Macau and Shandong Airlines. You can also see how each airline compares in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.3
Very Good
973 reviews

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.3

Boarding

8.3

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

8.1

Food

7.8

Reviews

1 / 10

The business class cabin is really nice - EXCEPT the two interior seats have no divider between them - which makes for a bad experience -especially when the person next to you coughs excessively with no protection. Basically, the person is looking at you and coughing at you the WHOLE FLIGHT. Most major airlines have a sliding divider you can close for privacy and safety reasons. The window seats do not have this problem - so if you book business class and are traveling solo - make sure to get a window seat - I didn't and regretted it.

8.3
Very Good
973 reviews
8.3
Very Good
973 reviews

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.3

Boarding

8.3

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

8.1

Food

7.8

Reviews

1 / 10

The business class cabin is really nice - EXCEPT the two interior seats have no divider between them - which makes for a bad experience -especially when the person next to you coughs excessively with no protection. Basically, the person is looking at you and coughing at you the WHOLE FLIGHT. Most major airlines have a sliding divider you can close for privacy and safety reasons. The window seats do not have this problem - so if you book business class and are traveling solo - make sure to get a window seat - I didn't and regretted it.

8.3
Very Good
1,491 reviews
8.3
Very Good
973 reviews

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.3

Boarding

8.3

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

8.1

Food

7.8

Reviews

1 / 10

The business class cabin is really nice - EXCEPT the two interior seats have no divider between them - which makes for a bad experience -especially when the person next to you coughs excessively with no protection. Basically, the person is looking at you and coughing at you the WHOLE FLIGHT. Most major airlines have a sliding divider you can close for privacy and safety reasons. The window seats do not have this problem - so if you book business class and are traveling solo - make sure to get a window seat - I didn't and regretted it.

7.8
Good
1,145 reviews
8.3
Very Good
973 reviews

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.3

Boarding

8.3

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

8.1

Food

7.8

Reviews

1 / 10

The business class cabin is really nice - EXCEPT the two interior seats have no divider between them - which makes for a bad experience -especially when the person next to you coughs excessively with no protection. Basically, the person is looking at you and coughing at you the WHOLE FLIGHT. Most major airlines have a sliding divider you can close for privacy and safety reasons. The window seats do not have this problem - so if you book business class and are traveling solo - make sure to get a window seat - I didn't and regretted it.

7.7
Good
305 reviews
8.3
Very Good
973 reviews

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.3

Boarding

8.3

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

8.1

Food

7.8

Reviews

1 / 10

The business class cabin is really nice - EXCEPT the two interior seats have no divider between them - which makes for a bad experience -especially when the person next to you coughs excessively with no protection. Basically, the person is looking at you and coughing at you the WHOLE FLIGHT. Most major airlines have a sliding divider you can close for privacy and safety reasons. The window seats do not have this problem - so if you book business class and are traveling solo - make sure to get a window seat - I didn't and regretted it.

7.5
Good
404 reviews
8.3
Very Good
973 reviews

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.3

Boarding

8.3

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

8.1

Food

7.8

Reviews

1 / 10

The business class cabin is really nice - EXCEPT the two interior seats have no divider between them - which makes for a bad experience -especially when the person next to you coughs excessively with no protection. Basically, the person is looking at you and coughing at you the WHOLE FLIGHT. Most major airlines have a sliding divider you can close for privacy and safety reasons. The window seats do not have this problem - so if you book business class and are traveling solo - make sure to get a window seat - I didn't and regretted it.

Where are the most popular flight destinations in China?

Shanghai is the most popular flight destination in China. Other popular destinations include Guangzhou, Beijing, Fuzhou and Xiamen.

China is more than a country. It’s a different world, a land where the civilisation dates back more than 6,000 years, the source of inventions such as paper, gunpowder, the compass and printing, and home to such wonders as the Great Wall of China, the Terracotta Warriors, the Imperial Palace in Beijing and Mount Lushan.

It is also a country that is becoming the next great superpower almost by the minute. The rate of modernisation is breathtaking, with cities such as Beijing and Shanghai under a canopy of cranes, their shapes changing almost daily. The Chinese are building the world’s longest transoceanic bridge, from Ningbo to Shanghai, the biggest dam, at the Three Gorges, and one of the world’s tallest buildings, the Shanghai World Financial Centre.

This year’s big event in Beijing, the Olympic Games, showcased this extraordinary growth. Now, keen to capitalise on China’s emergence as a holiday and business destination, several airlines offer increasingly cheap flights to China (Beijing and Shanghai) from the UK.

China climate

China is a very large country, with climates ranging from tropical and subtropical climates in the south to subarctic in the north and the Himalayas. The southern coast has heavy rains, with lighter rains in the west. The monsoon season lasts from July through September and affects the southern coasts. The north has warm, dry days and cool evenings while the south has cooler but more humid days.

Getting around China

Flying is the best way to cover large distances in China. With more than 470 airports and international and regional carriers, China flights are frequent and reduced fares available. Buses are available and sometimes provide faster service than trains. Trains range in service from express with all the services to slower and no-frills.

What is good to know if travelling to China?

  • A capitalist enclave in Communist China, Hong Kong is an Asian financial centre and a mix of Western and Asian cultures. Hong Kong Island is action central for finance, luxury shopping, and nightlife, with beaches just a bus ride away. Kowloon has a whirlwind of shopping choices and most of the historic sights. The New Territories has lush parks, walks, and gardens.
  • An intriguing mix of new and old, Beijing is a modern capital city. Here you can visit the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, the Temple of Heaven, the Summer Palace and sections of the Great Wall of China. The nightlife is diverse with offerings ranging from opera to acrobatics, clubs, and karaoke.
  • One of the largest cities in the world, Shanghai’s foremost attraction is commercial activity, but there’s lots to explore, starting with the Shanghai Museum, Bund (waterfront promenade), YuYuan Garden, and colonial neighbourhoods. A shopper’s and gourmet’s delight, Shanghai has shops everywhere and restaurants with all styles of Chinese food and international cuisines. The nightlife is alive again with performances, nightclubs, and bars.
  • Once the only Chinese city foreigners were allowed to trade in, Guangzhou is the economic centre of the Pearl River Delta. A modern city, Guangzhou has more than 150 historical sites including the Nanyue King Mausoleum, Chen family temple, Guangzhou Bowuguan, Six Banyan Temple, and Shamian Island. The city is also famous for embroidery, local opera, and food.
  • An imperial capital for 2,000 years, Xi’an has a fascinating history, elements of which can be seen in the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses, Banpo Site, Goose Pagodas, Bell and Drum towers, Ming city walls, Da Qingzhensi and ancient architecture. The experience of shopping the outdoor antiques market is also popular. A prosperous city with a large student population, Xi’an has a lively nightlife.
  • Trivago is a useful website for user reviews and recommendations on accommodation in China. It includes information on a range of cities, including hotels in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.
  • When is the best time to fly to China?

    Peak season: The peak domestic travel seasons, when the Chinese travel, include Chinese New Year, Labour Day, and National Day. The New Year occurs in January / February. The Labour Day and National Day dates vary, but are around May 1 and October 1. Hong Kong’s high season is October through December. Despite the heat and humidity, summer is the peak season for Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. Off season: Hong Kong’s off seasons are summer and winter. Conventions and trade fairs, however, book the best hotels, particularly in March and April. Winter in Beijing and Shanghai is the off season, and hotels offer substantial discounts. The best time to search for cheap flights to China is autumn when the weather is gorgeous and there are few tourists.

  • Can I find cheaper flights to China if I am willing to have stopovers?

    Yes, flights with stopovers are often cheaper than direct flights. Keep an eye out for flight deals to China on Cheapflights that require 1 or 2 stops for potential cost savings.

  • What is the best airline to fly to China?

    Based on reviews from Cheapflights users, XiamenAir is rated the highest out of the airlines that fly to China.

  • What is the cheapest airport to fly to in China?

    Chongqing Jiangbei Intl Airport is currently the cheapest airport to fly to in China. One-way flights to Chongqing Jiangbei Intl Airport typically cost S$ 62, while return flights cost around S$ 122.

  • Where does the fastest flight to China depart from?

    For those looking to save time traveling to China, Singapore offers the quickest one-way flight (3 hours 30 minutes).

  • Does Shanghai Hongqiao Intl Airport have rental cars?

    Yes. Those touching down at Shanghai Hongqiao Intl Airport can take advantage of the car hire services offered upon their arrival.

  • Are there hotels close to Shanghai Hongqiao Intl Airport?

    Yes. Shanghai Hongqiao Intl Airport has hotels nearby for those requiring accommodations. Shanghai Hongqiao Airport Hotel - Air China is the closest property to Shanghai Hongqiao Intl Airport (0.0 km away from Shanghai Hongqiao Intl Airport).

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