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London (LON) to China

All the information you need to plan the best LON to SHA flight in 2022: compare London to China flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in China.
How far in advance should I book a flight from London to China?

To save on the cost of your flight from London to China, book at least 60 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 43% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from £555 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as £684.

When is the cheapest time to fly from London to China (LON - CN)?

When flying from London to China, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

What is the cheapest month to fly from London to China?

November can be a great time to fly to China from London with a flight ticket averaging about £510. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of November for as cheap as £343. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of August.

Cheap flights from London to China in May, June 2022

The best prices found for LON to China flights in May, June
21 Jun - 30 Jun
£1,821pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
PKX
Beijing Daxing Intl
PKX
Beijing Daxing Intl
China Southern
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
16 Jun - 23 Jun
£2,016pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
PKX
Beijing Daxing Intl
PKX
Beijing Daxing Intl
China Southern
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
16 Jun - 24 Jun
£2,233pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
PKX
Beijing Daxing Intl
PKX
Beijing Daxing Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow

London to China 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to China from London found for this year
25 Nov - 11 Dec
£673pp
LHR
London Heathrow
LOT
 
1 STOP
PKX
Beijing Daxing Intl
PKX
Beijing Daxing Intl
LOT
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
25 Nov - 11 Dec
£677pp
LHR
London Heathrow
LOT
 
1 STOP
PKX
Beijing Daxing Intl
PKX
Beijing Daxing Intl
LOT
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
5 Dec - 12 Dec
£682pp
LHR
London Heathrow
LOT
 
1 STOP
PEK
Beijing Capital
PEK
Beijing Capital
LOT
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

Direct flights to China from London

Save time with London to China direct flight deals
14 Nov - 28 Nov
£10,680pp
LHR
London Heathrow
China Eastern
Direct
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
China Eastern
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
15 Sep - 22 Sep
£11,215pp
LHR
London Heathrow
China Eastern
Direct
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
China Eastern
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
23 Oct - 30 Oct
£11,226pp
LHR
London Heathrow
China Eastern
Direct
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
China Eastern
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow

Last-minute flights from London to China

Late deals on return flights to China from London, departing today and this week
29 May - 12 Jun
£2,260pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
PKX
Beijing Daxing Intl
PKX
Beijing Daxing Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
26 May - 1 Jun
£2,619pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
PKX
Beijing Daxing Intl
PKX
Beijing Daxing Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
26 May - 1 Jun
£2,652pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
PKX
Beijing Daxing Intl
PKX
Beijing Daxing Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow

One-way flights to China from London

The cheapest one-way flights from London to China
01:30 - 00:35
LOT
1 stop
16h 05m
LHR - PEK
LOT
£483
Kiwi.com
17:35 - 02:00
Malaysia Airlines
1 stop
25h 25m
LHR - PKX
Malaysia Airlines
£563
Gotogate
05:00 - 19:05
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
30h 05m
LCY - PVG
Multiple Airlines
£579
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From London to China

Which airlines flying from London to China have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

British Airways, China Eastern, and Cathay Pacific are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from London to China for under £700 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from London to China for under £700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on LOT for just £688, but on average you can expect to pay £1,023.

Are there nonstop flights from London to China for under £10,700 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 3 direct flights from London to China under £10,700. A good price for a nonstop flight from London to China is less than £11,040.

Are there last-minute flights available from London to China for under £2,300?

There are currently 7+ open flights from London to China within the next 7 days for less than £2,300.

What are the most popular routes from London to China?

While some choose either London Heathrow - Shanghai Hongqiao Intl or London Heathrow - Beijing Capital, London Heathrow - Shanghai Pu Dong is the most popular route from London to China.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from London to China?

Before booking your flight from London to China check out the most popular airlines for this route: Air Canada, Air France or British Airways.

What are the cheapest flights from London to China?

While on average a flight from London to China is generally £4,741, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is £828. When looking at the most popular route, (London Heathrow - Shanghai Pu Dong), you can expect to pay £976 for that flight.

COVID Restrictions

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Do I need a COVID test to fly to China from London?

Information is based on travel restrictions from London to China

Most visitors from London will not be allowed to enter China.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from London must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 48 hours before departing to China.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from London are not required to quarantine after entering China.

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Must be presented upon arrival


Do I need a test to fly back to London from China?

Returning to London from China

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from China are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering London.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from China are not required to quarantine after entering London.

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Destination points for flights from London to China

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Destination information for China

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from London to China.
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Top 10 airlines flying from London to China

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from London to China choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Beijing Capital Airlines
£312 £590 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Beijing Capital Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Shenzhen Airlines
£328 £403 No cancel fee 63%

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China Southern
£342 £645 No cancel fee 69%
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SWISS
£342 £363 No cancel fee 79%
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XiamenAir
£363 £457 No cancel fee 49%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by XiamenAir. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Air Astana
£372 £506 No cancel fee 80%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Air Astana. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Ukraine International Airlines
£383 £478 No cancel fee 81%
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Vietnam Airlines
£388 £486 No cancel fee 81%
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KLM
£400 £598 No cancel fee 75%
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Turkish Airlines
£401 £539 No cancel fee 77%
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