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Cheap flights to China from £174

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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 905,878 searches and data was last updated on 29 May 2024.

Popular in

August

Cheapest in

January

Average price

£572

Return from

£453

One-way from

£174
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
Thu 13/618:30FOC - LHR
1 stop32h 00mHainan Airlines
Deal found 27/5£453
Fri 21/620:00LGW - FOC
1 stop29h 20mMultiple Airlines
Tue 25/609:25FOC - LGW
1 stop36h 35mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 29/5£453
Tue 11/607:45LHR - FOC
2 stops21h 10mHainan Airlines
Tue 9/719:10FOC - LHR
1 stop31h 20mHainan Airlines
Deal found 28/5£461
Tue 11/607:45LHR - FOC
2 stops21h 10mHainan Airlines
Tue 9/719:00FOC - LHR
1 stop31h 30mHainan Airlines
Deal found 29/5£463
Tue 11/607:45LHR - FOC
2 stops21h 10mHainan Airlines
Tue 9/721:10FOC - LHR
2 stops29h 20mHainan Airlines
Deal found 28/5£465
Tue 11/607:45LHR - FOC
2 stops21h 10mHainan Airlines
Tue 9/721:10FOC - LHR
2 stops29h 20mHainan Airlines
Deal found 29/5£467
Fri 31/507:45LHR - FOC
2 stops21h 00mHainan Airlines
Tue 4/621:10FOC - LHR
2 stops29h 20mHainan Airlines
Deal found 29/5£473
Mon 3/607:45LHR - FOC
2 stops21h 00mHainan Airlines
Thu 13/621:10FOC - LHR
2 stops29h 20mHainan Airlines
Deal found 27/5£481
Tue 18/607:45LHR - FOC
2 stops21h 10mHainan Airlines
Tue 15/1019:10FOC - LHR
1 stop31h 20mHainan Airlines
Deal found 29/5£484
Cheap flights to Shanghai
Tue 11/622:10LHR - SHA
1 stop17h 00mChina Southern
Tue 18/608:50SHA - LHR
1 stop17h 20mChina Southern
Deal found 28/5£406
Thu 27/622:10LHR - PVG
1 stop31h 50mChina Southern
Thu 4/706:55PVG - LHR
1 stop19h 15mChina Southern
Deal found 28/5£406
Wed 19/622:10LHR - SHA
1 stop16h 20mChina Southern
Wed 26/622:00SHA - LHR
1 stop28h 10mChina Southern
Deal found 28/5£422
Tue 11/617:35LHR - PVG
1 stop16h 20mMultiple Airlines
Tue 18/611:15PVG - LHR
1 stop27h 25mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 28/5£431
Fri 31/509:55LHR - PVG
1 stop16h 30mKLM
Mon 3/611:15PVG - LHR
1 stop28h 45mKLM
Deal found 28/5£433
Tue 4/615:25LHR - PVG
1 stop18h 30mAir France
Wed 12/622:10PVG - LHR
1 stop27h 25mAir France
Deal found 28/5£433
Wed 19/620:50LHR - SHA
1 stop14h 30mChina Southern
Mon 1/719:45SHA - LHR
1 stop29h 20mChina Southern
Deal found 28/5£434
Fri 7/620:55LHR - PVG
1 stop29h 30mKLM
Tue 18/611:15PVG - LHR
1 stop33h 35mKLM
Deal found 28/5£436
Wed 19/622:10LHR - SHA
1 stop16h 20mChina Southern
Mon 1/722:00SHA - LHR
1 stop28h 10mChina Southern
Deal found 28/5£440
Cheap flights to Guangzhou
Wed 5/611:35LGW - CAN
1 stop17h 50mChina Eastern
Tue 18/620:30CAN - LGW
1 stop25h 30mChina Eastern
Deal found 29/5£411
Wed 5/622:00LHR - CAN
2 stops28h 05mHainan Airlines
Tue 18/623:25CAN - LHR
2 stops27h 05mHainan Airlines
Deal found 29/5£419
Wed 5/622:00LHR - CAN
2 stops28h 05mHainan Airlines
Tue 18/623:25CAN - LHR
2 stops27h 05mHainan Airlines
Deal found 29/5£422
Wed 5/622:00LHR - CAN
1 stop30h 45mHainan Airlines
Tue 18/623:25CAN - LHR
1 stop27h 05mHainan Airlines
Deal found 29/5£452
Tue 25/622:05LHR - CAN
1 stop30h 55mGulf Air
Sat 29/617:00CAN - LHR
1 stop20h 55mGulf Air
Deal found 29/5£533
Wed 5/622:00LHR - CAN
1 stop28h 05mHainan Airlines
Tue 18/619:20CAN - LHR
2 stops21h 55mHainan Airlines
Deal found 29/5£535
Wed 5/610:00LHR - CAN
1 stop19h 00mGulf Air
Sat 22/617:00CAN - LHR
1 stop20h 55mGulf Air
Deal found 29/5£547
Wed 5/606:35LGW - CAN
2 stops30h 35mMultiple Airlines
Tue 18/619:45CAN - LGW
2 stops31h 30mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 29/5£567
Mon 3/610:00LHR - CAN
1 stop19h 00mGulf Air
Tue 25/617:00CAN - LHR
1 stop20h 55mGulf Air
Deal found 29/5£577

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 905,878 searches and data were last updated on 29 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 stop25h 40mChina Southern
Mon 7/1022:05PVG - LGW
1 stop27h 25mChina Southern
Deal found 28/5£384
Tue 1/1011:50LGW - SHA
1 stop16h 35mChina Southern
Mon 7/1016:50SHA - LGW
1 stop21h 20mChina Southern
Deal found 28/5£386
Tue 11/622:10LHR - SHA
1 stop17h 00mChina Southern
Tue 18/608:50SHA - LHR
1 stop17h 20mChina Southern
Deal found 28/5£406
Fri 7/606:30LHR - PEK
1 stop19h 25mKLM
Mon 17/610:55PEK - LHR
1 stop17h 00mKLM
Deal found 28/5£406
Thu 27/622:10LHR - PVG
1 stop31h 50mChina Southern
Thu 4/706:55PVG - LHR
1 stop19h 15mChina Southern
Deal found 28/5£406
Mon 21/1020:50LHR - SHA
1 stop17h 20mChina Southern
Fri 8/1121:50SHA - LHR
1 stop27h 25mChina Southern
Deal found 28/5£408

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 905,878 searches and data was last updated on 29 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.
Wed 16/1022:00LHR - FOC
2 stops39h 00mHainan Airlines
Deal found 29/5£329
Wed 9/1018:10LHR - PVG
1 stop17h 05mFinnair
Deal found 29/5£174
Tue 4/621:10LGW - CAN
2 stops31h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 28/5£291

Direct flights to China

Tue 15/1012:35LHR - PVG
Nonstop12h 45mVirgin Atlantic
Mon 25/1110:55PVG - LHR
Nonstop15h 15mVirgin Atlantic
Deal found 28/5£429
Tue 15/1012:35LHR - PVG
Nonstop12h 45mVirgin Atlantic
Mon 25/1110:55PVG - LHR
Nonstop15h 15mVirgin Atlantic
Deal found 29/5£430
Fri 27/912:35LHR - PVG
Nonstop12h 45mVirgin Atlantic
Sun 6/1011:10PVG - LHR
Nonstop14h 40mVirgin Atlantic
Deal found 28/5£432
Mon 16/912:35LHR - PVG
Nonstop12h 45mVirgin Atlantic
Sun 13/1011:10PVG - LHR
Nonstop14h 40mVirgin Atlantic
Deal found 29/5£433
Fri 27/912:35LHR - PVG
Nonstop12h 45mVirgin Atlantic
Sun 6/1011:10PVG - LHR
Nonstop14h 40mVirgin Atlantic
Deal found 29/5£433
Mon 16/912:35LHR - PVG
Nonstop12h 45mVirgin Atlantic
Sun 13/1011:10PVG - LHR
Nonstop14h 40mVirgin Atlantic
Deal found 28/5£435
Tue 1/1012:10LHR - PVG
Nonstop12h 45mBritish Airways
Mon 7/1011:00PVG - LHR
Nonstop14h 35mBritish Airways
Deal found 28/5£438
Mon 21/1012:35LHR - PVG
Nonstop12h 45mVirgin Atlantic
Fri 8/1110:55PVG - LHR
Nonstop15h 15mVirgin Atlantic
Deal found 28/5£449
Tue 1/1012:35LHR - PVG
Nonstop12h 45mVirgin Atlantic
Mon 7/1011:10PVG - LHR
Nonstop14h 40mVirgin Atlantic
Deal found 28/5£452

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 905,878 searches and data was last updated on 29 May 2024.

Fly from

Any airport

Budget

£384 - £434

Route

Depart

Return

Price

London GatwickShanghai Pu Dong

LGW - PVG

LGWPVG

London Gatwick

Tue 1/10

1 stop25h 40m

Shanghai Pu Dong

Mon 7/10

1 stop27h 25m

£384

London HeathrowBeijing Capital

LHR - PEK

LHRPEK

London Heathrow

Wed 25/9

1 stop16h 00m

Beijing Capital

Wed 9/10

1 stop27h 45m

£409

London HeathrowBeijing Capital

LHR - PEK

LHRPEK

London Heathrow

Mon 4/11

1 stop19h 25m

Beijing Capital

Fri 6/12

1 stop21h 00m

£411

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

Tue 15/10

Nonstop12h 45m

Shanghai Pu Dong

Mon 25/11

Nonstop15h 15m

£429

London HeathrowBeijing Capital

LHR - PEK

LHRPEK

London Heathrow

Wed 12/6

1 stop18h 10m

Beijing Capital

Sun 23/6

1 stop27h 25m

£432

London HeathrowBeijing Capital

LHR - PEK

LHRPEK

London Heathrow

Sat 8/6

1 stop14h 50m

Beijing Capital

Tue 18/6

1 stop24h 35m

£434

Flights are sorted by cheapest first

Deals found on 28/5

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 24 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 29 May 2024.
Read through reviews of airlines servicing China, such as China Southern, Shenzhen Airlines and Cathay Pacific. Reviews also offer insight into each airline's entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.1
Very Good
3,915 reviews

Comfort

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.3

Overall

8.1

Food

7.9

Entertainment

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

With Emirates the crew makes the biggest difference. Meal wasn’t amazing but the drinks make up for it all. It was a late flight so food wasn’t that important. The bar at the back of the A380 makes flying fun again

8.1
Very Good
3,915 reviews
8.1
Very Good
3,915 reviews

Comfort

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.3

Overall

8.1

Food

7.9

Entertainment

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

With Emirates the crew makes the biggest difference. Meal wasn’t amazing but the drinks make up for it all. It was a late flight so food wasn’t that important. The bar at the back of the A380 makes flying fun again

7.9
Good
1,521 reviews
8.1
Very Good
3,915 reviews

Comfort

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.3

Overall

8.1

Food

7.9

Entertainment

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

With Emirates the crew makes the biggest difference. Meal wasn’t amazing but the drinks make up for it all. It was a late flight so food wasn’t that important. The bar at the back of the A380 makes flying fun again

7.8
Good
1,053 reviews
8.1
Very Good
3,915 reviews

Comfort

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.3

Overall

8.1

Food

7.9

Entertainment

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

With Emirates the crew makes the biggest difference. Meal wasn’t amazing but the drinks make up for it all. It was a late flight so food wasn’t that important. The bar at the back of the A380 makes flying fun again

7.8
Good
1,955 reviews
8.1
Very Good
3,915 reviews

Comfort

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.3

Overall

8.1

Food

7.9

Entertainment

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

With Emirates the crew makes the biggest difference. Meal wasn’t amazing but the drinks make up for it all. It was a late flight so food wasn’t that important. The bar at the back of the A380 makes flying fun again

7.7
Good
4,341 reviews
8.1
Very Good
3,915 reviews

Comfort

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.3

Overall

8.1

Food

7.9

Entertainment

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

With Emirates the crew makes the biggest difference. Meal wasn’t amazing but the drinks make up for it all. It was a late flight so food wasn’t that important. The bar at the back of the A380 makes flying fun again

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 £226, however they can be found for as little as £165.

  • 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).

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