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Flights to China in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inAugustHigh demand for flights, 11% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average priceS$ 1,492Average for return flights in November 2022
Return fromS$ 648From Singapore Changi to Shanghai
One-way fromS$ 351One-way flight from Singapore Changi (SIN) to China

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Cheap flights to Shanghai
8 Dec - 12 Dec
SIN

Singapore Changi

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

2 stops

25h 20m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

SIN

Singapore Changi

1 stop

12h 15m
S$ 648

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 27-11

28 Nov - 1 Dec
SIN

Singapore Changi

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

1 stop

22h 45m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

SIN

Singapore Changi

1 stop

21h 35m
S$ 890

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 27-11

28 Dec - 15 Feb
SIN

Singapore Changi

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

1 stop

9h 10m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

SIN

Singapore Changi

1 stop

10h 45m
S$ 922

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 27-11

Cheap flights to Beijing
2 Dec - 9 Dec
SIN

Singapore Changi

PEK

Beijing Capital

2 stops

16h 45m
PEK

Beijing Capital

SIN

Singapore Changi

1 stop

17h 15m
S$ 1,197

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 28-11

1 Dec - 9 Dec
SIN

Singapore Changi

PEK

Beijing Capital

1 stop

10h 10m
PEK

Beijing Capital

SIN

Singapore Changi

1 stop

17h 50m
S$ 1,404

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 28-11

2 Dec - 9 Dec
SIN

Singapore Changi

PEK

Beijing Capital

1 stop

10h 25m
PEK

Beijing Capital

SIN

Singapore Changi

1 stop

17h 15m
S$ 1,446

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 28-11

Cheap flights to Guangzhou
2 Dec - 15 Dec
SIN

Singapore Changi

CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

2 stops

8h 55m
CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

SIN

Singapore Changi

1 stop

10h 05m
S$ 837

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Deal found 25-11

14 Dec - 27 Jan
SIN

Singapore Changi

CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

2 stops

23h 50m
CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

SIN

Singapore Changi

1 stop

11h 15m
S$ 861

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Deal found 28-11

7 Dec - 6 Jan
SIN

Singapore Changi

CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

2 stops

39h 15m
CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

SIN

Singapore Changi

1 stop

11h 15m
S$ 864

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Deal found 26-11

One-way flights to China

The cheapest one-way flights to China
16 Feb
SIN

Singapore Changi

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

1 stop

8h 20m
S$ 351

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 28-11

10 Mar
SIN

Singapore Changi

PEK

Beijing Capital

2 stops

19h 55m
S$ 762

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 28-11

7 Dec
SIN

Singapore Changi

CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

2 stops

43h 25m
S$ 477

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 25-11

What is the cheapest month to fly to China?

The cheapest ticket to China found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

S$ 1,701

February

S$ 1,445

March

S$ 1,299

April

S$ 1,390

May

S$ 2,181

June

S$ 2,708

July

S$ 2,943

August

S$ 2,711

September

S$ 2,795

October

S$ 1,800

November

S$ 2,112

December

S$ 2,305

Currently, the cheapest month for flights to China is March. The most expensive month for flights is July. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to China?

Average China flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

SIN - SHA

Price

S$ 939 - S$ 5,676

SHA

Temperature

4 - 28 °C

SHA

Rainfall

30 - 170 mm

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

The best time to book flights to China is 16 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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

How popular are flights to China this year?

China has seen a 320% increase in demand for flights to the city compared to last year.

Popular regions to fly to in China

Not sure where to visit in China? Start by selecting one of the most popular places in China below to filter down your possible destination.
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Economyfrom S$ 352/person

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