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Flights to China in 2021

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, 12% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average priceHK$1,898Average for round-trip flights in August 2021
Round-trip fromHK$1,104From Hong Kong Intl to China
One-way fromHK$78One-way flight from Hong Kong to China

Cheap flights to China in August, September 2021

The best prices found for PVG flights for August, September
6 Aug - 13 Aug
HK$2,170pp
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
Cathay Pacific
Direct
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Cathay Pacific
Direct
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
5 Aug - 8 Aug
HK$2,178pp
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
Cathay Pacific
Direct
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Cathay Pacific
Direct
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
12 Aug - 9 Sep
HK$2,185pp
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
China Eastern
Direct
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
China Eastern
Direct
HKG
Hong Kong Intl

China 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to China found for this year
27 Nov - 23 Dec
HK$1,104pp
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
China Eastern
Direct
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
China Eastern
Direct
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
6 Dec - 13 Dec
HK$1,322pp
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
Cathay Pacific
Direct
XMN
Xiamen Gaoqi Intl
XMN
Xiamen Gaoqi Intl
Cathay Pacific
Direct
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
4 Dec - 7 Dec
HK$1,330pp
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
China Eastern
Direct
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
China Eastern
Direct
HKG
Hong Kong Intl

Last minute flights to China

Late deals on return flights to China, departing today and this week
12 Aug - 9 Sep
HK$2,185pp
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
China Eastern
Direct
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
China Eastern
Direct
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
11 Aug - 8 Sep
HK$2,955pp
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
Hong Kong Airlines
Direct
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Hong Kong Airlines
Direct
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
13 Aug - 20 Aug
HK$3,010pp
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
Hong Kong Airlines
Direct
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Hong Kong Airlines
Direct
HKG
Hong Kong Intl

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

The price you pay for your flight to China may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 45 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

Which day is cheapest to fly to China?

The cheapest flights to China are usually found when departing on a Tuesday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Sunday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to China?

At the moment, flights at midday are likely to offer the best value for money for your China trip. A flight in the afternoon will more often than not be of higher cost.

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.

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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.

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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.

 

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