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21 Apr — 28 Apr1
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Flights to Changsha in 2024

Find the latest flights to Changsha in 2024, with up-to-date prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 891,631 searches and data was last updated on 16 April 2024.

Popular in

August

Cheapest in

October

Average price

£835

Return from

£433

One-way from

£280
High demand for flights, 15% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average for return flights in April 2024
From London to Changsha Huanghua Intl
One-way flight from London to Changsha Huanghua Intl (CSX)

Average price of flights to Changsha by month

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

Summer is from May to August, and the city can be very hot and humid with average highs of around 35 degrees. It can be difficult to cope with the intense heat and humidity, so it isn’t considered the best time to visit. Autumn, from September to the beginning of November is thought to be the most enjoyable season and the best time to plan a visit. It is the driest season and temperatures drop to around 15 to 20C with a comparative drop in humidity. The Orange Isle Music festival takes place in September, and attracts a large number of people to the city. Spring is the wettest time of year, so if you’re planning to go between March and May do take a waterproof jacket. Temperatures are around 15 to 20C at this shoulder season time, and humidity is low. Winter, from mid-November to mid-March can be very cold with temperatures in January dropping to around 5C. Days are short and heavy fog from the river can further limit the amount of sunlight.

Public holidays such as the Chinese New Year for one week in January or February and the Chinese National Day holiday for the first week in October can make flights more expensive as there is a rise in demand. From September to early November is peak season and fares tend to be at their highest, although cheaper flights can nearly always be found. It is cheapest to visit the city during the low season or winter months of November to early March, while the May to August period is also relatively inexpensive.

Temperature and rainfall in Changsha by month

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

CSX

Temperature

5 - 29 °C

If weather is an important factor for your trip to Changsha, 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 29.0 C. Travellers hoping to avoid the cold should look outside of January, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 5.0 C).

When is the cheapest time to fly to Changsha?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly return to Changsha. Price data was last updated on 7 April 2024.
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Users looking for the lowest fares to Changsha should consider flying on Thursday evenings, when prices are typically cheapest. Budget-minded travellers will want to avoid Tuesday mornings, when prices are usually at their highest.
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Reviews of airlines servicing Changsha

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Changsha. 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 Changsha. Reviews last updated 16 April 2024.
Peruse reviews from past customers who have flown China Southern, Hainan Airlines and Air China to Changsha to help guide your decision. Reviews also offer insight into each airline's entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
7.9
Good
1,647 reviews

Entertainment

7.3

Food

7.3

Crew

8.4

Overall

7.9

Boarding

7.8

Comfort

7.6

Reviews

1 / 10

Departure was late. Plane much too small for an 11 hour flight. One bathroom was out of order in a completely full flight.

7.9
Good
1,647 reviews
7.9
Good
1,647 reviews

Entertainment

7.3

Food

7.3

Crew

8.4

Overall

7.9

Boarding

7.8

Comfort

7.6

Reviews

1 / 10

Departure was late. Plane much too small for an 11 hour flight. One bathroom was out of order in a completely full flight.

7.3
Good
607 reviews
7.9
Good
1,647 reviews

Entertainment

7.3

Food

7.3

Crew

8.4

Overall

7.9

Boarding

7.8

Comfort

7.6

Reviews

1 / 10

Departure was late. Plane much too small for an 11 hour flight. One bathroom was out of order in a completely full flight.

7.0
Good
523 reviews
7.9
Good
1,647 reviews

Entertainment

7.3

Food

7.3

Crew

8.4

Overall

7.9

Boarding

7.8

Comfort

7.6

Reviews

1 / 10

Departure was late. Plane much too small for an 11 hour flight. One bathroom was out of order in a completely full flight.

Changsha overview

Changsha enjoys an enviable location on the Xiang River, a branch of the mighty Yangtze, and is one of China’s main inland ports as well as a great choice for breaks and holidays. Capital of the Hunan province in the country’s south-central region, the city has been a major centre of culture and commerce since as early as the Qin dynasty from 221-207 BC. It became the provincial capital during the Qing dynasty from around 1664 onwards, and is notable for being the place where Mao Zedong converted to communism in the 20th century.

The Hunan Provincial Museum is the perfect place to learn more about the history of this incredible region, and there are exhibitions of pottery lacquer ware and silk from the Han Dynasty. A highlight is the tomb of the Marquess of Dai; Xin Zui lived during the Han era and you can see her body which has been preserved almost intact for over 2,100 years.

Orange Isle is one of the most scenic spots in the city and the oval shaped island in the centre of the Xiang River is also one of its best known parks. Chairman Mao immortalised it in ‘Changsha’ a poem he wrote at the age of 32, and today you can see a memorial statue of him as a young man at the southern end of the island.

The city lies at the foot of Yuelu Mountain, and you can take the cable car to the peak to enjoy impressive views over the city and the river. Walk down; stopping off at pavilions, teahouses and temples en route for a refreshing change from the bustle of the city.

Be sure to see Kaifu Temple which was listed as one of China’s most important Han era temples in 1983. The temple has an impressive decorated gate and imposing towers, and other highlights include the Hall of Heroes.

Changsha is one of the most important centres of commerce in the country, and it’s also a busy university city. You’ll find excellent shopping at Wuyi Shopping Circle, or try the 1D mall in the city centre which has a cinema and ice rink, plus dozens of shops and restaurants.

Getting around Changsha

Changsha has a small subway system which is still being added to and it is a fast way to get around the centre of the city. There are plenty of local bus services, including one that operates on a ring route and stops at all the main attractions, but they can be very crowded and many are not air-conditioned. However, you’ll find that inexpensive taxis are readily available and though they charge more at night, they work on set metered rates. Taxis will take you on journeys that are as long or as short as you wish, but it is worth having someone write the name of your destination in Chinese so that you can show it to your driver and avoid confusion.

Getting from the Airport to the City

Huanghua International Airport (CSX) is the arrival point for most international travellers, and it is approximately 10 miles (16 km) from the city centre. It’s a 45-minute drive on the expressway, and if you wish to hire a car you’ll find all the major outlets at the airport. There is an airport bus service daily from early morning to late evening and there are taxis available which charge a set fare.

Related info for your journey

  • What does CSX mean?

    This is just an IATA (International Air Transport Association) code. IATA codes are used in aviation to identify and differentiate airports. That’s why a Changsha Huanghua Intl Airport flight would often be abbreviated as a CSX flight.

  • What airport do you fly into for flights to Changsha?

    If you book a flight to Changsha, you will be flying into Huanghua Intl, which is the city’s only airport. Changsha Huanghua Intl (CSX) is located 15.2 mi from the center of Changsha.

  • Can I find cheaper flights to Changsha 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 Changsha on Cheapflights that require 1 or 2 stops for potential cost savings.

  • What is the best airline to fly to Changsha?

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

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

    Changsha Huanghua Intl Airport is currently the cheapest airport to fly to in Changsha. One-way flights to Changsha Huanghua Intl Airport typically cost £140, while return flights cost around £208.

  • How much is a return flight to Changsha?

    A return flight to Changsha will typically cost around £303, however they can be found for as little as £259.

  • Where does the fastest flight to Changsha depart from?

    For those looking to save time traveling to Changsha, London offers the quickest one-way flight (11 hours 15 minutes).

  • Does Changsha Huanghua Intl Airport have car hire?

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

  • Are there hotels close to Changsha Huanghua Intl Airport?

    Yes. Changsha Huanghua Intl Airport has hotels nearby for those requiring accommodations. Sleeping In Airport Hotel Changsha Huanghua Airport is the closest property to Changsha Huanghua Intl Airport (0.0 mi away from Changsha Huanghua Intl Airport).

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