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Cheap flights to China from £254

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WAS — SHA
26 Jun — 3 Jul1
1 adult
Wed 26/6
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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 937,175 searches and data was last updated on 21 June 2024.

Popular in

August

Cheapest in

January

Average price

£719

Return from

£472

One-way from

£254
High demand for flights, 22% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average for return flights in June 2024
From London to Fuzhou
One-way flight from London to China

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Cheap flights to China in June & July 2024

Search the best deals to popular China cities recently found by Cheapflights users
The lowest-priced flights departing to China in June and July 2024 can be found below. Prices refresh often so be sure to come back soon for more deals.
Cheap flights to Fuzhou
Mon 8/722:00LHR - FOC
2 stops38h 55mHainan Airlines
Sun 11/819:20FOC - LHR
1 stop31h 10mHainan Airlines
Deal found 20/6£550
Sun 7/722:00LHR - FOC
1 stop17h 00mMultiple Airlines
Sat 10/820:10FOC - LHR
1 stop30h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 20/6£571
Mon 8/722:00LHR - FOC
2 stops38h 55mHainan Airlines
Sun 11/821:05FOC - LHR
2 stops29h 25mHainan Airlines
Deal found 20/6£664
Mon 8/720:25LHR - FOC
1 stop17h 00mAir China
Sun 11/818:55FOC - LHR
1 stop32h 05mAir China
Deal found 20/6£671
Sun 23/611:35LGW - FOC
1 stop15h 55mChina Eastern
Mon 12/820:25FOC - LGW
1 stop17h 15mChina Eastern
Deal found 20/6£673
Tue 2/720:25LHR - FOC
1 stop17h 00mAir China
Thu 25/718:55FOC - LHR
1 stop32h 35mAir China
Deal found 20/6£691
Tue 2/712:35LGW - FOC
1 stop27h 55mAir China
Thu 25/708:35FOC - LGW
1 stop29h 00mAir China
Deal found 20/6£692
Sun 7/720:25LHR - FOC
1 stop17h 45mMultiple Airlines
Mon 12/807:00FOC - LHR
2 stops32h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 20/6£717
Tue 2/720:25LHR - FOC
1 stop20h 05mMultiple Airlines
Thu 25/707:00FOC - LHR
2 stops22h 40mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 20/6£727
Cheap flights to Shanghai
Tue 2/721:20LGW - PVG
1 stop30h 05mChina Southern
Fri 26/722:05PVG - LGW
1 stop27h 15mChina Southern
Deal found 20/6£425
Tue 2/711:50LGW - SHA
1 stop17h 35mChina Southern
Wed 17/714:50SHA - LGW
1 stop23h 10mChina Southern
Deal found 20/6£425
Tue 2/721:20LGW - PVG
1 stop16h 40mChina Southern
Wed 17/718:25PVG - LGW
1 stop19h 35mChina Southern
Deal found 20/6£437
Tue 2/722:10LHR - SHA
1 stop28h 15mChina Southern
Wed 17/708:50SHA - LHR
1 stop17h 20mChina Southern
Deal found 20/6£454
Tue 2/722:10LHR - PVG
1 stop31h 55mChina Southern
Wed 17/706:55PVG - LHR
1 stop19h 15mChina Southern
Deal found 20/6£454
Tue 2/720:50LHR - SHA
1 stop14h 30mChina Southern
Wed 17/722:15SHA - LHR
1 stop27h 15mChina Southern
Deal found 20/6£465
Tue 2/722:10LHR - PVG
1 stop19h 10mChina Southern
Wed 17/707:50PVG - LHR
1 stop17h 40mChina Southern
Deal found 20/6£465
Mon 1/720:50LHR - PVG
1 stop34h 00mChina Southern
Thu 11/718:25PVG - LHR
1 stop31h 45mChina Southern
Deal found 20/6£466
Mon 1/720:50LHR - SHA
1 stop30h 20mChina Southern
Thu 11/722:15SHA - LHR
1 stop27h 15mChina Southern
Deal found 20/6£467
Cheap flights to Guangzhou
Mon 1/722:00LHR - CAN
2 stops28h 05mHainan Airlines
Sun 28/722:40CAN - LHR
2 stops27h 50mHainan Airlines
Deal found 20/6£447
Wed 26/610:00LHR - CAN
1 stop19h 00mGulf Air
Thu 11/717:00CAN - LHR
1 stop20h 55mGulf Air
Deal found 20/6£494
Mon 1/722:00LHR - CAN
1 stop28h 05mHainan Airlines
Sun 28/722:40CAN - LHR
1 stop27h 50mHainan Airlines
Deal found 20/6£500
Tue 2/722:05LHR - CAN
1 stop30h 55mGulf Air
Tue 23/717:00CAN - LHR
1 stop20h 55mGulf Air
Deal found 20/6£504
Wed 26/622:00LHR - CAN
1 stop31h 20mMultiple Airlines
Fri 23/814:35CAN - LHR
1 stop36h 25mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 20/6£505
Thu 27/618:25LGW - CAN
1 stop23h 25mChina Eastern
Thu 4/718:30CAN - LGW
1 stop27h 40mChina Eastern
Deal found 20/6£530
Thu 27/622:05LHR - CAN
1 stop30h 55mGulf Air
Thu 4/717:00CAN - LHR
1 stop20h 55mGulf Air
Deal found 20/6£541
Mon 1/722:00LHR - CAN
1 stop28h 40mMultiple Airlines
Sun 28/722:40CAN - LHR
2 stops27h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 20/6£605
Mon 1/720:30STN - CAN
1 stop26h 25mMultiple Airlines
Sun 28/715:55CAN - STN
2 stops37h 25mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 20/6£608

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 937,175 searches and data were last updated on 21 June 2024.
These are some of the most attractive deals on flights to China in 2024. Check back regularly for other flight deals.
Tue 1/1021:20LGW - PVG
1 stop16h 40mChina Southern
Mon 7/1018:45PVG - LGW
1 stop30h 45mChina Southern
Deal found 20/6£371
Sat 2/1120:20LGW - PVG
1 stop29h 50mChina Southern
Mon 11/1118:35PVG - LGW
1 stop30h 45mChina Southern
Deal found 20/6£391
Wed 18/919:15LHR - PVG
1 stop31h 45mChina Southern
Thu 31/1008:10PVG - LHR
1 stop17h 10mChina Southern
Deal found 20/6£397
Fri 30/822:10LHR - SHA
1 stop17h 00mChina Southern
Sun 6/1022:00SHA - LHR
1 stop28h 10mChina Southern
Deal found 20/6£400
Fri 1/1121:30LHR - PVG
1 stop17h 20mChina Southern
Fri 8/1106:55PVG - LHR
1 stop18h 20mChina Southern
Deal found 20/6£400
Mon 1/722:00LHR - PEK
1 stop16h 15mHainan Airlines
Tue 9/722:20PEK - LHR
1 stop28h 10mHainan Airlines
Deal found 20/6£401

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 937,175 searches and data was last updated on 21 June 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 25/713:20LGW - FOC
3 stops47h 40mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 20/6£459
Wed 25/913:25LGW - PVG
2 stops48h 05mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 20/6£254
Thu 26/921:30LGW - CAN
2 stops26h 20mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 20/6£292

Direct flights to China

Mon 16/912:35LHR - PVG
Nonstop12h 45mVirgin Atlantic
Sun 13/1011:10PVG - LHR
Nonstop14h 40mVirgin Atlantic
Deal found 20/6£418
Fri 1/1112:00LHR - PVG
Nonstop12h 50mVirgin Atlantic
Fri 8/1110:55PVG - LHR
Nonstop15h 15mVirgin Atlantic
Deal found 20/6£420
Wed 13/1112:00LHR - PVG
Nonstop12h 50mVirgin Atlantic
Thu 14/1110:55PVG - LHR
Nonstop15h 15mVirgin Atlantic
Deal found 20/6£422
Mon 16/912:10LHR - PVG
Nonstop12h 45mBritish Airways
Sun 13/1011:00PVG - LHR
Nonstop14h 35mBritish Airways
Deal found 19/6£430
Mon 16/915:05LHR - PKX
Nonstop11h 30mBritish Airways
Sun 13/1011:20PKX - LHR
Nonstop13h 20mBritish Airways
Deal found 20/6£438
Sat 2/1112:30LHR - PVG
Nonstop12h 40mBritish Airways
Thu 14/1110:55PVG - LHR
Nonstop14h 45mBritish Airways
Deal found 20/6£441
Tue 10/915:05LHR - PKX
Nonstop11h 30mBritish Airways
Tue 24/911:20PKX - LHR
Nonstop13h 20mBritish Airways
Deal found 20/6£447
Mon 9/915:05LHR - PKX
Nonstop11h 30mBritish Airways
Fri 4/1011:20PKX - LHR
Nonstop13h 15mBritish Airways
Deal found 20/6£449
Mon 4/1112:00LHR - PVG
Nonstop12h 50mVirgin Atlantic
Mon 18/1110:55PVG - LHR
Nonstop15h 15mVirgin Atlantic
Deal found 20/6£460

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 937,175 searches and data was last updated on 21 June 2024.

Fly from

Any airport

Budget

£371 - £442

Route

Depart

Return

Price

London GatwickShanghai Pu Dong

LGW - PVG

LGWPVG

London Gatwick

Tue 1/10

1 stop16h 40m

Shanghai Pu Dong

Mon 7/10

1 stop30h 45m

£371

London HeathrowBeijing Capital

LHR - PEK

LHRPEK

London Heathrow

Mon 1/7

1 stop16h 15m

Beijing Capital

Tue 9/7

1 stop28h 10m

£401

London HeathrowBeijing Capital

LHR - PEK

LHRPEK

London Heathrow

Sun 20/10

1 stop18h 10m

Beijing Capital

Wed 20/11

1 stop21h 00m

£407

London HeathrowShanghai Pu Dong

LHR - PVG

LHRPVG

London Heathrow

Mon 16/9

Nonstop12h 45m

Shanghai Pu Dong

Sun 13/10

Nonstop14h 40m

£418

London HeathrowShanghai Pu Dong

LHR - PVG

LHRPVG

London Heathrow

Mon 16/9

Nonstop12h 45m

Shanghai Pu Dong

Sun 13/10

Nonstop14h 35m

£430

London HeathrowShanghai Pu Dong

LHR - PVG

LHRPVG

London Heathrow

Wed 6/11

1 stop15h 05m

Shanghai Pu Dong

Wed 13/11

1 stop28h 20m

£437

London HeathrowBeijing Capital

LHR - PEK

LHRPEK

London Heathrow

Sun 20/10

2 stops37h 20m

Beijing Capital

Wed 20/11

1 stop20h 00m

£442

Flights are sorted by cheapest first

Deals found on 20/6

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 14 June 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 21 June 2024.
Read through reviews of airlines servicing China, such as Air China, China Southern and Cathay Pacific. Reviews also offer insight into each airline's entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.1
Very Good
3,844 reviews

Entertainment

8.3

Crew

8.3

Food

7.9

Boarding

8.1

Overall

8.1

Comfort

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

The seats were very uncomfortable. I along with maybe 4 other passengers were never given our breakfast meal. The attendant completely forgot about us. For such a long flight the seats should be made with more comfort in mind. Just because it is economy doesn’t mean we don’t deserve comfort.

8.1
Very Good
3,844 reviews
8.1
Very Good
3,844 reviews

Entertainment

8.3

Crew

8.3

Food

7.9

Boarding

8.1

Overall

8.1

Comfort

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

The seats were very uncomfortable. I along with maybe 4 other passengers were never given our breakfast meal. The attendant completely forgot about us. For such a long flight the seats should be made with more comfort in mind. Just because it is economy doesn’t mean we don’t deserve comfort.

8.1
Very Good
222 reviews
8.1
Very Good
3,844 reviews

Entertainment

8.3

Crew

8.3

Food

7.9

Boarding

8.1

Overall

8.1

Comfort

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

The seats were very uncomfortable. I along with maybe 4 other passengers were never given our breakfast meal. The attendant completely forgot about us. For such a long flight the seats should be made with more comfort in mind. Just because it is economy doesn’t mean we don’t deserve comfort.

8.0
Very Good
451 reviews
8.1
Very Good
3,844 reviews

Entertainment

8.3

Crew

8.3

Food

7.9

Boarding

8.1

Overall

8.1

Comfort

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

The seats were very uncomfortable. I along with maybe 4 other passengers were never given our breakfast meal. The attendant completely forgot about us. For such a long flight the seats should be made with more comfort in mind. Just because it is economy doesn’t mean we don’t deserve comfort.

7.9
Good
1,437 reviews
8.1
Very Good
3,844 reviews

Entertainment

8.3

Crew

8.3

Food

7.9

Boarding

8.1

Overall

8.1

Comfort

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

The seats were very uncomfortable. I along with maybe 4 other passengers were never given our breakfast meal. The attendant completely forgot about us. For such a long flight the seats should be made with more comfort in mind. Just because it is economy doesn’t mean we don’t deserve comfort.

7.8
Good
1,000 reviews
8.1
Very Good
3,844 reviews

Entertainment

8.3

Crew

8.3

Food

7.9

Boarding

8.1

Overall

8.1

Comfort

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

The seats were very uncomfortable. I along with maybe 4 other passengers were never given our breakfast meal. The attendant completely forgot about us. For such a long flight the seats should be made with more comfort in mind. Just because it is economy doesn’t mean we don’t deserve comfort.

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 is currently the cheapest airport to fly to in China. One-way flights to Guangzhou Baiyun typically cost £51, while return flights cost around £93.

  • How much is a return flight to China?

    A return flight to China will typically cost around £443, however they can be found for as little as £201.

  • 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 have car hire?

    Yes. Those touching down at Shanghai Hongqiao Intl can take advantage of the car hire services offered upon their arrival.

  • Are there hotels close to Shanghai Hongqiao Intl?

    Yes. Shanghai Hongqiao Intl has hotels nearby for those requiring accommodations. Shanghai Hongqiao Airport Hotel is the closest property to Shanghai Hongqiao Intl (0.0 mi away from Shanghai Hongqiao Intl).

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