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Cheap flights to China from £260

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BOS — SHA
29 May — 5 Jun1
1 adult
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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 863,891 searches and data was last updated on 24 May 2024.

Popular in

August

Cheapest in

January

Average price

£571

Return from

£456

One-way from

£260
High demand for flights, 22% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average for return flights in May 2024
From London to Fuzhou
One-way flight from London to China

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Cheap flights to China in May & June 2024

Search the best deals to popular China cities recently found by Cheapflights users
The lowest-priced flights departing to China in May and June 2024 can be found below. Prices refresh often so be sure to come back soon for more deals.
Cheap flights to Fuzhou
Mon 3/607:45LHR - FOC
2 stops21h 00mHainan Airlines
Tue 18/621:10FOC - LHR
2 stops29h 20mHainan Airlines
Deal found 23/5£456
Tue 11/607:45LHR - FOC
2 stops33h 20mHainan Airlines
Tue 9/719:10FOC - LHR
1 stop31h 20mHainan Airlines
Deal found 24/5£473
Tue 11/607:45LHR - FOC
2 stops21h 10mHainan Airlines
Tue 9/719:10FOC - LHR
1 stop31h 20mHainan Airlines
Deal found 23/5£474
Sat 1/622:00LHR - FOC
1 stop29h 55mMultiple Airlines
Sat 15/619:50FOC - LHR
1 stop31h 10mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 23/5£517
Tue 28/507:45LHR - FOC
2 stops21h 10mHainan Airlines
Mon 17/606:55FOC - LHR
2 stops34h 20mHainan Airlines
Deal found 24/5£533
Sat 22/622:00LHR - FOC
1 stop29h 55mMultiple Airlines
Sat 29/619:50FOC - LHR
1 stop31h 10mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 23/5£541
Mon 27/507:45LHR - FOC
2 stops21h 00mHainan Airlines
Mon 17/612:55FOC - LHR
2 stops28h 20mHainan Airlines
Deal found 24/5£550
Sun 26/507:45LHR - FOC
2 stops33h 20mHainan Airlines
Fri 14/606:55FOC - LHR
2 stops34h 20mHainan Airlines
Deal found 23/5£553
Tue 11/607:45LHR - FOC
2 stops21h 10mHainan Airlines
Tue 9/721:10FOC - LHR
2 stops29h 20mHainan Airlines
Deal found 23/5£555
Cheap flights to Shanghai
Thu 20/611:50LGW - PVG
1 stop18h 05mChina Southern
Mon 1/722:05PVG - LGW
1 stop27h 25mChina Southern
Deal found 23/5£404
Thu 20/611:50LGW - SHA
1 stop17h 35mChina Southern
Mon 1/716:50SHA - LGW
1 stop21h 20mChina Southern
Deal found 23/5£404
Thu 20/620:50LHR - PVG
1 stop33h 25mChina Southern
Mon 1/719:20PVG - LHR
1 stop30h 50mChina Southern
Deal found 23/5£408
Wed 19/622:10LHR - SHA
1 stop16h 20mChina Southern
Wed 3/722:15SHA - LHR
1 stop27h 15mChina Southern
Deal found 23/5£415
Wed 19/622:10LHR - PVG
1 stop19h 10mChina Southern
Wed 3/707:20PVG - LHR
1 stop18h 10mChina Southern
Deal found 23/5£415
Thu 20/620:50LHR - SHA
1 stop30h 20mChina Southern
Thu 27/608:50SHA - LHR
1 stop17h 20mChina Southern
Deal found 23/5£416
Tue 28/506:30LHR - PVG
1 stop19h 55mMultiple Airlines
Wed 12/622:10PVG - LHR
1 stop16h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 23/5£418
Thu 20/620:50LHR - PVG
1 stop33h 25mChina Southern
Thu 27/606:55PVG - LHR
1 stop19h 15mChina Southern
Deal found 23/5£425
Mon 27/515:20LHR - PVG
1 stop18h 35mMultiple Airlines
Tue 11/611:15PVG - LHR
1 stop27h 25mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 23/5£431
Cheap flights to Guangzhou
Fri 14/611:35LGW - CAN
1 stop18h 05mMultiple Airlines
Mon 24/620:00CAN - LGW
1 stop26h 25mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 23/5£409
Fri 7/622:00LHR - CAN
2 stops28h 05mHainan Airlines
Tue 25/620:20CAN - LHR
2 stops30h 10mHainan Airlines
Deal found 24/5£439
Sat 8/611:35LGW - CAN
1 stop16h 55mMultiple Airlines
Wed 26/620:00CAN - LGW
1 stop24h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 23/5£452
Sun 9/611:35LGW - CAN
1 stop24h 10mMultiple Airlines
Tue 25/620:00CAN - LGW
1 stop26h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 23/5£455
Sun 23/607:45LHR - CAN
2 stops21h 05mHainan Airlines
Sun 30/622:40CAN - LHR
2 stops27h 50mHainan Airlines
Deal found 24/5£488
Sun 9/622:05LHR - CAN
1 stop30h 55mGulf Air
Thu 20/617:00CAN - LHR
1 stop20h 55mGulf Air
Deal found 23/5£491
Sat 22/622:00LHR - CAN
1 stop30h 10mMultiple Airlines
Sat 29/607:25CAN - LHR
1 stop19h 35mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 23/5£494
Fri 7/622:00LHR - CAN
1 stop29h 20mHainan Airlines
Tue 25/620:20CAN - LHR
1 stop30h 10mHainan Airlines
Deal found 24/5£498
Fri 7/606:55LHR - CAN
2 stops23h 00mMultiple Airlines
Tue 25/607:25CAN - LHR
1 stop19h 35mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 24/5£502

China 2024 flight deals

Explore flight deals for China in 2024, offering the best prices and options to suit your preferences. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 863,891 searches and data were last updated on 24 May 2024.
These are some of the most attractive deals on flights to China in 2024. Check back regularly for other flight deals.
Tue 1/1011:50LGW - PVG
1 stop18h 10mChina Southern
Mon 7/1022:05PVG - LGW
1 stop27h 25mChina Southern
Deal found 23/5£385
Thu 20/611:50LGW - PVG
1 stop18h 05mChina Southern
Mon 1/722:05PVG - LGW
1 stop27h 25mChina Southern
Deal found 23/5£404
Thu 20/611:50LGW - SHA
1 stop17h 35mChina Southern
Mon 1/716:50SHA - LGW
1 stop21h 20mChina Southern
Deal found 23/5£404
Thu 20/620:50LHR - PVG
1 stop33h 25mChina Southern
Mon 1/719:20PVG - LHR
1 stop30h 50mChina Southern
Deal found 23/5£408
Mon 28/1008:40LHR - PEK
1 stop18h 00mKLM
Tue 12/1112:35PEK - LHR
1 stop16h 15mKLM
Deal found 23/5£410
Sun 3/1117:15LHR - PVG
1 stop19h 40mChina Southern
Sun 17/1117:00PVG - LHR
1 stop32h 20mChina Southern
Deal found 23/5£410

One-way flights to China

Explore one-way flight options to China for greater flexibility in your travel plans. Find up-to-date pricing and availability for one-way flights. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 863,891 searches and data was last updated on 24 May 2024.
Choose from one of these one-way flights departing to China. Reserve a round-trip flight to China instead by utilising the search form above.
Thu 6/611:35LGW - FOC
1 stop28h 20mChina Eastern
Deal found 24/5£326
Wed 23/1012:35LHR - PVG
Nonstop12h 45mKLM
Deal found 23/5£260
Mon 8/719:30LGW - CAN
2 stops27h 25mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 22/5£269

Direct flights to China

Mon 3/615:05LHR - PKX
Nonstop11h 30mMultiple Airlines
Fri 21/614:30PKX - LHR
Nonstop11h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 23/5£458
Sun 2/612:10LHR - PVG
Nonstop12h 45mBritish Airways
Tue 11/611:00PVG - LHR
Nonstop14h 35mBritish Airways
Deal found 24/5£475
Mon 3/615:05LHR - PKX
Nonstop11h 30mMultiple Airlines
Wed 3/714:30PKX - LHR
Nonstop11h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 23/5£534
Thu 3/1015:05LHR - PKX
Nonstop11h 30mMultiple Airlines
Thu 24/1014:30PKX - LHR
Nonstop11h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 23/5£536
Thu 20/620:50LHR - PKX
Nonstop10h 10mChina Southern
Thu 27/614:30PKX - LHR
Nonstop11h 00mChina Southern
Deal found 23/5£538
Wed 16/1020:50LHR - PKX
Nonstop10h 10mChina Southern
Sun 20/1014:30PKX - LHR
Nonstop11h 00mChina Southern
Deal found 23/5£539
Fri 8/1121:30LHR - PKX
Nonstop10h 00mChina Southern
Fri 15/1114:15PKX - LHR
Nonstop11h 05mChina Southern
Deal found 23/5£540
Thu 6/620:50LHR - PKX
Nonstop10h 10mChina Southern
Fri 21/614:30PKX - LHR
Nonstop11h 00mChina Southern
Deal found 23/5£542
Tue 11/611:35LGW - PVG
Nonstop11h 20mChina Eastern
Tue 18/609:45PVG - LGW
Nonstop12h 40mChina Eastern
Deal found 23/5£547

Find flights to China within your budget

Locate flights to China that fit your budget, with regularly updated fares and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 863,891 searches and data was last updated on 24 May 2024.

Fly from

Any airport

Budget

£385 - £433

Route

Depart

Return

Price

London GatwickShanghai Pu Dong

LGW - PVG

LGWPVG

London Gatwick

Tue 1/10

1 stop18h 10m

Shanghai Pu Dong

Mon 7/10

1 stop27h 25m

£385

London HeathrowBeijing Capital

LHR - PEK

LHRPEK

London Heathrow

Fri 7/6

1 stop14h 10m

Beijing Capital

Sun 16/6

1 stop17h 00m

£406

London HeathrowBeijing Capital

LHR - PEK

LHRPEK

London Heathrow

Fri 8/11

1 stop28h 55m

Beijing Capital

Fri 15/11

1 stop31h 10m

£412

London HeathrowBeijing Capital

LHR - PEK

LHRPEK

London Heathrow

Fri 7/6

1 stop19h 10m

Beijing Capital

Fri 21/6

1 stop19h 15m

£414

London HeathrowShanghai Hongqiao Intl

LHR - SHA

LHRSHA

London Heathrow

Sun 27/10

1 stop29h 05m

Shanghai Hongqiao Intl

Fri 8/11

1 stop33h 35m

£417

London HeathrowShanghai Pu Dong

LHR - PVG

LHRPVG

London Heathrow

Mon 4/11

Nonstop12h 50m

Shanghai Pu Dong

Tue 5/11

Nonstop15h 15m

£421

London HeathrowShanghai Pu Dong

LHR - PVG

LHRPVG

London Heathrow

Thu 26/9

1 stop18h 50m

Shanghai Pu Dong

Wed 9/10

1 stop16h 50m

£433

Flights are sorted by cheapest first

Deals found on 23/5

Best time to book a flight to China

Have a flexible travel schedule? Discover the best time to fly to China with our price prediction graph.
Estimated return price
Rates are based on past data. Find the cheapest month and day to book your flight based on your travel requirements, then search for cheap deals.

Temperature and rainfall in China by month

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

FOC

Temperature

11 - 29 °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 29.0 C. Travellers hoping to avoid the cold should look outside of January, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 11.0 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 22 May 2024.

You’ll find the best time to book your flights to China vary a lot depending on where in China you are planning to visit. Wherever it is you decide you should aim to secure your flight tickets at least 3 or 4 months in advance or earlier if you can. If you’re on a budget then definitely avoid special events and festivals as these will see the price of your flight tickets increase dramatically. Autumn is a great time to visit and you’ll find cheap flights to China are easier to come by, especially if you do some planning in advance and secure your flight tickets well ahead of time. Flexibility is key to trying to find the cheapest flights to China so if you can pick and choose virtually any major destination as well as any date then you should be able to find some great deals. Generally sitting on the right hand side of the plane offers you the best views on your flights to China and a reverse seat on the journey home however this can vary slightly depending on where exactly you’re flying to.

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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 24 May 2024.
Read through reviews of airlines servicing China, such as Shenzhen Airlines, Cathay Pacific and China Southern. Reviews also offer insight into each airline's entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.4
Very Good
1,501 reviews

Overall

8.4

Food

7.9

Boarding

8.4

Comfort

8.2

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

I like Eva air. Kayak is my choice as well. Thanks for the good experience

8.4
Very Good
1,501 reviews
8.4
Very Good
1,501 reviews

Overall

8.4

Food

7.9

Boarding

8.4

Comfort

8.2

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

I like Eva air. Kayak is my choice as well. Thanks for the good experience

8.1
Very Good
3,934 reviews
8.4
Very Good
1,501 reviews

Overall

8.4

Food

7.9

Boarding

8.4

Comfort

8.2

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

I like Eva air. Kayak is my choice as well. Thanks for the good experience

8.0
Very Good
500 reviews
8.4
Very Good
1,501 reviews

Overall

8.4

Food

7.9

Boarding

8.4

Comfort

8.2

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

I like Eva air. Kayak is my choice as well. Thanks for the good experience

7.9
Good
1,549 reviews
8.4
Very Good
1,501 reviews

Overall

8.4

Food

7.9

Boarding

8.4

Comfort

8.2

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

I like Eva air. Kayak is my choice as well. Thanks for the good experience

7.8
Good
1,057 reviews
8.4
Very Good
1,501 reviews

Overall

8.4

Food

7.9

Boarding

8.4

Comfort

8.2

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

I like Eva air. Kayak is my choice as well. Thanks for the good experience

Where are the most popular flight destinations in China?

According to our users, the most popular flight destination in China is Beijing, followed by Shanghai, Guangzhou, Fuzhou and Chengdu.

What is good to know if travelling to China?

  • Before booking your flights to China, it helps to know a bit about the places to visit. Shanghai is incredibly popular and you can discover 4 free things to do.
  • If you read the above post and you’re considering Shanghai then take a look here to discover Shanghai in 6 stops.
  • Discover 24 hours in Hong Kong with this handy guide.
  • When is the best time to fly to China?

    Peak season: China has special festivals and events all throughout the year across the whole country so finding cheap flights to China can be a difficult feat to achieve. The busiest months are generally from October to December when the weather is hot. You’ll need to book your flights to China well in advance to save money on your flight tickets, especially if you are thinking of visiting during a festival or special day. The Chinese New Year is something that will stay with you for life, however, securing cheap flight tickets can be almost impossible so make sure to take this into account when you are searching for flights to China. Off season: Both the peak season and the off season vary depending on the part of China you are planning to fly into however as a rule of thumb expect to find the cheapest flights to China during the Winter. You’ll find better value flight tickets during Spring and Autumn and benefit from a lower tourist season for a lot of China, however, Autumn will provide you with fantastic weather and a lot less crowds.

  • How long is the flight to China?

    Flights from London to Hong-Kong, China: 11 hours 35 minutes. Flights from Manchester to Shanghai, China: 12 hours 55 minutes. Flights from Birmingham to Hong-Kong, China: 14 hours 00 minutes. Flights from Glasgow to Shanghai, China: 13 hours 10 minutes.

  • Which airlines operate flights to China?

    Virgin Atlantic, Air China, China Eastern and British Airways among several others all provide flights to China. Due to the sheer distance and length of the journey you’ll struggle to find really cheap flights to China however the airline can vary the price slightly. That said the increased fee for flight tickets will normally be for slightly better comfort onboard the plane. Virgin Atlantic has a great range on in-flight entertainment as well as high levels of comfort and service. British Airways are also a good choice thanks to the complimentary food and drink they provide for the duration of the flight. Once you’ve settled on a location in China you can start comparing the different airlines to find one that offers you the best value for money whilst still providing comfort and customer service.

  • How to get from the airport to the city centre?

    Hong-Kong: The Airport Express is the quickest and easiest method of transport to get you to the city from the airport, taking around 25 minutes and running as often as every 10 minutes. The only other way would be to jump in a taxi outside of the airport but these can get very expensive, especially if you have a lot of baggage with you as you have to pay for each piece you with to take with you. If you’re considering a trip to Hong Kong then take a look at this detailed article and discover everything and anything about this magical city. Shanghai: The airport is around 30km away from downtown and there are a couple of options to choose from to help you get there. Firstly is the bus service. There are around 10 different airport buses that provide routes to the city; however buses in Shanghai can be very crowded and often difficult to understand without prior experience. Another option is the train which operates most of the day and only takes 8 minutes. It’s fast and hassle free once you’ve got your bearings of where to get off. Don’t get this confused with Subway Line 2, which also goes to the city but requires you to change over to a different shuttle during the journey. Taxis are another option and are relatively popular for travelling throughout Shanghai however you might find it easier to get to train to and from the airport and then rely on the taxis for any transportation throughout the city.

  • 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, Scandinavian Airlines is rated the highest out of the airlines that fly to China.

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

    Guangzhou Baiyun Airport is currently the cheapest airport to fly to in China. One-way flights to Guangzhou Baiyun Airport typically cost £27, while return flights cost around £86.

  • How much is a return flight to China?

    A return flight to China will typically cost around £264, however they can be found for as little as £177.

  • Where does the fastest flight to China depart from?

    For those looking to save time traveling to China, London offers the quickest one-way flight (9 hours 30 minutes).

  • Does Shanghai Hongqiao Intl Airport have car hire?

    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 mi away from Shanghai Hongqiao Intl Airport).

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

    Currently, November is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to China (average of £542). Flying to China in July will prove the most costly (average of £946). There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

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