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Apr 21 — Apr 281
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Flights to Beijing, China in 2024

Find the latest flights to Beijing in 2024, with up-to-date prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 626 079 searches and data was last updated on 16 April 2024.

Popular in

December

Cheapest in

November

Average price

R15 337

Return from

R10 637

One-way from

R9 058
High demand for flights, 2% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 1% potential price drop
Average for return flights in April 2024
From Johannesburg to Beijing
One-way flight from Johannesburg to Beijing

Average price of flights to Beijing by month

Plan your trip to Beijing by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight to Beijing is currently R0 while a return flight costs R0. Price data was last updated on 7 April 2024.

Currently, March is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Beijing (average of R673). Flying to Beijing in December will prove the most costly (average of R882). There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

January

R15 832

February

R15 090

March

R12 806

April

R15 680

May

R14 633

June

R16 688

July

R15 375

August

R13 929

September

R15 432

October

R13 587

November

R15 737

December

R16 784

Temperature and rainfall in Beijing by month

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

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Temperature

-3 - 26 °C

If weather is an important factor for your trip to Beijing, 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 26.0 C. Travellers hoping to avoid the cold should look outside of January, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around -3.0 C).

When is the best time to book a flight to Beijing?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a return flight to Beijing. Price data was last updated on 28 January 2024.
The price you pay for your flight to Beijing may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 81 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.
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When is the cheapest time to fly to Beijing?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly return to Beijing. Price data was last updated on 14 April 2024.
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Users looking for the lowest fares to Beijing should consider flying on Thursday mornings, when prices are typically cheapest. Budget-minded travellers will want to avoid Sunday afternoons, when prices are usually at their highest.
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Reviews of airlines servicing Beijing

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Beijing. 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 Beijing. Reviews last updated 16 April 2024.
Read through reviews of airlines servicing Beijing, such as Cathay Pacific, Air China and Emirates. Users can see the overall rating for each airline as well as how each is rated in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8,3
Very Good
1 487 reviews

Overall

8,3

Boarding

8,4

Entertainment

8,2

Comfort

8,1

Food

7,8

Crew

8,7

Reviews

1 / 10

Everything went smoothly, the staff was friendly, the special meal was correct. It was with Singapore Airlines for the first two legs (Penang to Singapore then Singapore to LAX). The final leg of LAX to BWI was with United.

8,3
Very Good
1 487 reviews
8,3
Very Good
1 487 reviews

Overall

8,3

Boarding

8,4

Entertainment

8,2

Comfort

8,1

Food

7,8

Crew

8,7

Reviews

1 / 10

Everything went smoothly, the staff was friendly, the special meal was correct. It was with Singapore Airlines for the first two legs (Penang to Singapore then Singapore to LAX). The final leg of LAX to BWI was with United.

8,1
Very Good
4 092 reviews
8,3
Very Good
1 487 reviews

Overall

8,3

Boarding

8,4

Entertainment

8,2

Comfort

8,1

Food

7,8

Crew

8,7

Reviews

1 / 10

Everything went smoothly, the staff was friendly, the special meal was correct. It was with Singapore Airlines for the first two legs (Penang to Singapore then Singapore to LAX). The final leg of LAX to BWI was with United.

7,8
Good
1 142 reviews
8,3
Very Good
1 487 reviews

Overall

8,3

Boarding

8,4

Entertainment

8,2

Comfort

8,1

Food

7,8

Crew

8,7

Reviews

1 / 10

Everything went smoothly, the staff was friendly, the special meal was correct. It was with Singapore Airlines for the first two legs (Penang to Singapore then Singapore to LAX). The final leg of LAX to BWI was with United.

7,4
Good
800 reviews
8,3
Very Good
1 487 reviews

Overall

8,3

Boarding

8,4

Entertainment

8,2

Comfort

8,1

Food

7,8

Crew

8,7

Reviews

1 / 10

Everything went smoothly, the staff was friendly, the special meal was correct. It was with Singapore Airlines for the first two legs (Penang to Singapore then Singapore to LAX). The final leg of LAX to BWI was with United.

7,0
Good
7 803 reviews
8,3
Very Good
1 487 reviews

Overall

8,3

Boarding

8,4

Entertainment

8,2

Comfort

8,1

Food

7,8

Crew

8,7

Reviews

1 / 10

Everything went smoothly, the staff was friendly, the special meal was correct. It was with Singapore Airlines for the first two legs (Penang to Singapore then Singapore to LAX). The final leg of LAX to BWI was with United.

Related info for your journey

  • How long is the flight to Beijing?

    If you're travelling from Johannesburg, you'll find direct flights from OR Tambo International Airport in around 17h 45min, while flights with a single stopover generally take closer to 20h. If you're flying from Cape Town, your single stopover flights will take between 20h and 22h. Flying from Durban? King Shaka International Airport offers Beijing flight deals with multiple stopovers in under 22h.

  • Are there non-stop flights to Beijing?

    There are multiple direct flights to Beijing, China, from South Africa, though the only airport offering direct Beijing flight deals is in Johannesburg. Direct flights from Johannesburg will leave from OR Tambo International Airport and arrive at Beijing Capital International Airport, Beijing. If you’re travelling from Cape Town, you can expect flights with a single stopover in places like Dubai, Singapore and Addis Ababa. When travelling from Durban, you can expect flights from King Shaka International Airport to have routes with a stopover in Dubai, or flights with multiple stops starting in Johannesburg and moving to Singapore or Dubai before heading to Beijing.

  • How do you get from Beijing airport(s) to the city centre?

    Beijing Capital International Airport is located a short distance away from the city centre and offers a couple of transport options for you to get from the airport to the centre of the city of Beijing. The Airport Express Line train is one of the quicker options; it leaves from Terminal 2 and 3 and will take around 20min to reach the centre of the city. The airport shuttle bus stops at all three terminals and will take you to the centre of Beijing in around 1h 10min, costing a little less than the train. You will find airport taxis outside the terminals. You can expect to find metered taxis that will take you to the city in roughly 40min, while you can also rely on local taxi apps to provide transport from the airport and in and around the city.

  • What are some things to do in Beijing?

    Beijing is China’s capital city, most well-known for its modern architecture and ancient sites that include places like the Forbidden City, which is home to the imperial palaces of the Ming and Qing dynasty. One of the most popular places to visit when getting to China is the Great Wall of China, with the Badaling Great Wall being the closest section to Beijing. Tiananmen Square is often toured at the same time as The Forbidden City. If is one of the largest squares in the world and is home to Chairman Mao’s tomb, the National Museum, the People’s Monument, and the Railway Museum. Take a trip to Houhai and jump on a boat to tour the artificial lake surrounded by shops and tea houses. For your shopping and cuisine needs, make your way to Pipe Street and meander along while trying the local snacks. Pipe Street is one of the busiest sections of the Hutongs lined with thrift stores. The Temple of Heaven is another must-see in Beijing with local attractions like the Altar of the Prayer for Good Harvests, the Imperial Vault, and the echo walls. Check out Lama Temple to explore the resident place of the eunuchs during the Qing dynasty.

  • Do I need a passport or visa to fly to Beijing?

    South African passport holders will need to apply for a visa to visit Beijing in China before arrival. You can apply for a visa through a Chinese Visa Application Service Centre closest to you. The processing time is generally around seven working days. A single entry visa will allow you to stay for up to three months. Your passport must be valid for at least six months after your expected date of arrival, and it will need two blank pages.

  • What does PEK mean?

    Great question - PEK just means Beijing Capital Airport. Now you’ll know what this unique code and ones like it mean when you look for flights! Beijing Daxing Intl Airport (PKX) are other airports near this flight destination and their unique identifiers/IATA codes.

  • Can I find cheaper flights to Beijing 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 Beijing on Cheapflights that require 1 or 2 stops for potential cost savings.

  • What is the best airline to fly to Beijing?

    Based on reviews from Cheapflights users, Singapore Airlines is rated the highest out of the airlines that fly to Beijing.

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

    Beijing Daxing Intl Airport is currently the cheapest airport to fly to in Beijing. One-way flights to Beijing Daxing Intl Airport typically cost R2 462, while return flights cost around R8 848.

  • How much is a return flight to Beijing?

    A return flight to Beijing will typically cost around R465, however they can be found for as little as R465.

  • Where does the fastest flight to Beijing depart from?

    For those looking to save time traveling to Beijing, Johannesburg offers the quickest one-way flight (18 hours 0 minutes).

  • Does Beijing Capital Airport have car hire?

    Yes. Those touching down at Beijing Capital Airport can take advantage of the car hire services offered upon their arrival.

  • Are there hotels close to Beijing Capital Airport?

    Yes. Beijing Capital Airport has hotels nearby for those requiring accommodations. Beijing Capital International Airport Hotel is the closest property to Beijing Capital Airport (0,0 km away from Beijing Capital Airport).

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