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London (LON) to China

How far in advance should I book a flight from London to China?

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 60 days in advance to save up to 43% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 60 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from London to China 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as £504, or £621 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

Flights from London to China lean towards being more expensive in August. Prices are generally better when you fly from London to China in November, with the cheapest ticket starting at £312.

Cheap flights from London to China in January, February 2021

The best prices found for LON to China flights in January, February
1 Feb - 2 Feb
£801pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
5 Feb - 18 Feb
£809pp
LHR
London Heathrow
XiamenAir
   
2 STOPS
SHA
Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
SHA
Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
XiamenAir
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
13 Feb - 20 Feb
£831pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow

London to China 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to China from London found for this year
2 Nov - 12 Nov
£327pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
1 Nov - 14 Nov
£329pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
2 Nov - 12 Nov
£332pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow

Direct flights to China from London

Save time with London to China direct flight deals
2 Jul - 16 Jul
£364pp
LHR
London Heathrow
British Airways
Direct
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
British Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
6 Jun - 30 Oct
£535pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Air China
Direct
PEK
Beijing Capital
PEK
Beijing Capital
Air China
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
6 Jul - 18 Sep
£538pp
LHR
London Heathrow
British Airways
Direct
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
British Airways
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
22 Jan - 15 Feb
£1,230pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
24 Jan - 28 Jan
£1,272pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
19 Jan - 22 Jan
£1,273pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PEK
Beijing Capital
PEK
Beijing Capital
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow

One-way flights to China from London

The cheapest one-way flights from London to China
15:30 - 02:35
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
28h 05m
LHR - PEK
Multiple Airlines
£290
CheapFlights
13:30 - 02:35
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
54h 05m
LHR - PEK
Multiple Airlines
£292
Kiwi.com
06:20 - 09:10
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
19h 50m
LHR - PKX
Multiple Airlines
£294
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about London to China flights.

Flight FAQs

From London to China

Are flight prices decreasing from London to China due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both London and China for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from London to China to control the spread of COVID-19?

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Etihad Airways is one of them. New policies for travellers booking flights from London to China include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitisation, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially-distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

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

British Airways, China Southern, and Air China 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 £366 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from London to China for under £366. The cheapest flight booked recently is on British Airways for just £364, but on average you can expect to pay £416.

Are there direct flights from London to China for under £366 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from London to China under £366. A good price for a direct flight from London to China is less than £792.

Are there last-minute flights available from London to China for under £1,244?

There are currently 20+ open flights from London to China within the next 7 days for less than £1,244.

What days are direct flights available from London to China?

Days when direct flights are available for this flight are: Thursday.

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

The most popular airlines flying from London to China are Air France, Finnair and British Airways. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the most popular routes from London to China?

Most travellers choose London Heathrow - Shanghai Hongqiao Intl, London Heathrow - Shanghai Pu Dong or London Heathrow - Beijing Daxing Intl when deciding on the best route from London to China.

What are the cheapest flights from London to China?

The cheapest flight price from London to China is £246. On average you can expect to pay £1,082. The most popular route, (London Heathrow - Shanghai Hongqiao Intl), can usually be booked for £456.

What are the most reliable airlines from London to China?

Consider China Eastern (100%), Virgin Atlantic (81%) or TAP AIR PORTUGAL (71%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from London to China.

How long does is the flight from London to China?

Airlines like British Airways, SAS, and LOT fly from London to China in about 9h 55m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 2h 05m. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from London to China return?

According to our current data, British Airways (£364), SAS (£399), and LOT (£415) offers the cheapest pricing from London to China.

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Destination information for 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
SWISS
£423 £476 No cancel fee 79%
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XiamenAir
£450 £567 No cancel fee 49%

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Ukraine International Airlines
£476 £593 No cancel fee 81%
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Vietnam Airlines
£481 £603 No cancel fee 81%
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Etihad Airways
£478 £622 No cancel fee 75%
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Air Astana
£462 £628 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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Hainan Airlines
£543 £647 No cancel fee 61%

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

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KLM
£453 £658 No cancel fee 75%
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Lufthansa
£411 £663 No cancel fee 76%
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Turkish Airlines
£498 £727 No cancel fee 77%
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