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Flights to China: a home to lasting traditions and booming expansion from £376

With a population of over 1 billion residents, China is the most densely populated country on the planet and is the second largest in regards to its land area. This is an incredibly cultural country and has made its impact on the world through its cuisine, art, philosophy and fashion. Major cities including Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai are served by most international airlines such as Emirates and Virgin Airlines, therefore securing China flights will not be difficult. It goes without saying that finding a direct flight to China will be the most convenient way to get there, however most flights will include stopovers on this route. The location of these detours will depend on the airline you fly with and the city you are flying to. As an example, if you are flying from London to Hong Kong, common detour locations may include Dubai and Kuala Lumpur. Booking in advance is recommended when you're searching for cheap flights to China, however don't be put off searching and comparing at the last minute for a one off deal. A direct flight to any city on the east coast of this culturally rich nation will take around 12 or 13 hours while indirect flights can take up to 40 hours.

Compare airfares to China:

Despite what you might think, finding a cheap flight to China is possible! Thanks to the Easyvoyage's flight comparator graphic you can determine the best period to buy cheap airline tickets to China.
For example, October is the best time to fly to Beijing without breaking the bank, with flights from as little as 500. Autumn is a lovely time to visit the capital, since winters can be quite harsh and the summers stiflingly hot, and these two seasons, summer and winter, are the most expensive to fly! The weather in China in the autumn is the ideal time to explore the Tian'anmen square, visit the Forbidden City, the Mauseoleum of Mao Zedong and the Temple of Heaven in Tiantan. Without forgetting to take a boat trip on the North Lake in Beihai or seeing the Great Wall of China!
The other major city in China is Shanghai where you can have the same problem with the price of flight tickets. The cheapest flights to Shanghai are also in October and start at around 516. No trip to Shanghai is complete without a visit to The Bund, the famous waterfront built in the 1930s with its various buildings of different architectural styles including Gothic, Baroque, Romanesque, Classicism and the Renaissance. The best airline companies to fly to China with are China Southern Airlines and China Air but for the cheapest flights to China you should opt for Air India or Aeroflot. British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and China Eastern Airlines are also some of the companies offering direct flights to Beijing.
In winter, why not compare flights for a detour to Harbin, just an hour and 40 minutes by air from Beijing, which hosts the biggest ice sculpture festival in the world. Furthermore, 195km from Harbin's international airport you will find Yabuli, the first ski resort in China, situated at an altitude of 470m.

China Agenda -Find all practical information

May: Strawberry Festival - Gracing the airwaves during the first week of the month, this Beijing festival attracts a very hippie crowd and is becoming as popular as older festivals such as Midi. May: Intro - This festival takes place at the end of the month and is one of the only big scale events in the country dedicated to electronic music. July: Zhangbei Grasslands Festival - The back end of July plays host to an event with a difference. Get away from the cities for a few days and enjoy a variety of genre surrounded by the open country. It's just a few hours drive from Beijing too!September: Golden Beach Festival - Aimed at art freaks and beer louts, this event is far cheaper than most other festivals.October: Modern Sky Festival - An exciting event featuring music from local and international acts.

Searches for cheap China flights

  • 448 day(s) ago

    London - Shanghai

    Air China
    28/04/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 14h00
    Air China
    05/05/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 14h45
    from £375.61
  • 448 day(s) ago

    London - Amsterdam

    Xiamen Airlines
    22/03/2018 Direct flight Duration n.c
    Xiamen Airlines
    n.c Direct flight Duration n.c
    from £380.60
  • 741 day(s) ago

    London - Shanghai

    Turkish Airlines
    12/11/2017 1 stop(s) Duration 18h00
    Turkish Airlines
    22/11/2017 1 stop(s) Duration 18h00
    from £395.92
  • 448 day(s) ago

    London - Shanghai

    Air France
    22/03/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 15h15
    Air France
    28/03/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 14h45
    from £399.93
  • 448 day(s) ago

    London - Shanghai

    China Southern Airlines
    28/04/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 18h35
    China Southern Airlines
    05/05/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 25h10
    from £410.51
  • 523 day(s) ago

    London - Shanghai

    Iberia
    17/03/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 27h20
    Iberia
    24/03/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 18h35
    from £414.68
  • 523 day(s) ago

    London - Shanghai

    Air France
    17/03/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 24h00
    Air France
    24/03/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 15h40
    from £416.34
  • 251 day(s) ago

    London - Shanghai

    Finnair
    12/12/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 13h55
    Finnair
    19/12/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 16h30
    from £467.80
  • 251 day(s) ago

    London - Shanghai

    Finnair
    13/12/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 13h55
    Finnair
    20/12/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 15h05
    from £487.80
  • 251 day(s) ago

    London - Shanghai

    Iberia
    13/12/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 27h15
    Iberia
    20/12/2018 Direct flight Duration 13h00
    from £491.99
  • 251 day(s) ago

    London - Shanghai

    Aeroflot
    12/12/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 25h35
    Aeroflot
    19/12/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 32h30
    from £498.59
  • 251 day(s) ago

    London - Shanghai

    Finnair
    14/12/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 16h45
    Finnair
    21/12/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 15h05
    from £502.80
  • 555 day(s) ago

    London - Shanghai

    Austrian Airlines
    22/06/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 14h05
    Austrian Airlines
    29/06/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 18h20
    from £524.50
  • 251 day(s) ago

    London - Shanghai

    SAS Scandinavian Airlines
    14/12/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 13h45
    SAS Scandinavian Airlines
    21/12/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 16h00
    from £533.69
  • 251 day(s) ago

    London - Shanghai

    SAS Scandinavian Airlines
    13/12/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 17h55
    SAS Scandinavian Airlines
    20/12/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 27h10
    from £556.09
  • 249 day(s) ago

    London - Shanghai

    Emirates
    14/06/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 19h30
    Emirates
    21/06/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 19h30
    from £564.99
  • 251 day(s) ago

    London - Shanghai

    China Southern Airlines
    15/06/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 16h25
    China Southern Airlines
    22/06/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 24h15
    from £570.00
  • 251 day(s) ago

    London - Shanghai

    Emirates
    15/06/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 18h00
    Emirates
    22/06/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 18h25
    from £575.78
  • 251 day(s) ago

    London - Shanghai

    Philippines Airlines
    15/06/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 33h10
    Philippines Airlines
    22/06/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 35h35
    from £595.01
  • 249 day(s) ago

    London - Shanghai

    Philippines Airlines
    14/06/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 33h10
    Philippines Airlines
    21/06/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 35h35
    from £597.00
  • 249 day(s) ago

    London - Shanghai

    Lufthansa
    14/06/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 14h25
    Lufthansa
    21/06/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 16h45
    from £652.00
  • 249 day(s) ago

    London - Shanghai

    Philippines Airlines
    17/06/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 33h10
    Philippines Airlines
    09/08/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 35h35
    from £661.51
  • 249 day(s) ago

    London - Shanghai

    Lufthansa
    17/06/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 34h30
    Lufthansa
    09/08/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 29h50
    from £673.50
  • 251 day(s) ago

    London - Shanghai

    Aeroflot
    29/08/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 29h35
    Aeroflot
    31/08/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 18h25
    from £683.00
  • 251 day(s) ago

    London - Shanghai

    Asiana Airlines
    12/12/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 35h00
    Asiana Airlines
    19/12/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 36h50
    from £700.21
  • 251 day(s) ago

    London - Shanghai

    Asiana Airlines
    14/12/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 35h00
    Asiana Airlines
    21/12/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 36h50
    from £755.21
  • 251 day(s) ago

    London - Shanghai

    Asiana Airlines
    29/08/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 17h05
    Asiana Airlines
    31/08/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 17h15
    from £785.21
  • 249 day(s) ago

    London - Shanghai

    British Airways
    17/06/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 15h05
    British Airways
    09/08/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 18h00
    from £786.00
  • 249 day(s) ago

    London - Shanghai

    Malaysia Airlines
    17/06/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 20h45
    Malaysia Airlines
    09/08/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 32h10
    from £790.99
  • 251 day(s) ago

    London - Shanghai

    Finnair
    29/08/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 13h50
    Finnair
    31/08/2018 1 stop(s) Duration 14h50
    from £833.72
   
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