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Flights to Beijing in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 6% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average priceR10 565Average for round-trip flights in January 2022
Round-trip fromR121 163From Johannesburg to Beijing

Cheap flights to Beijing in January, February 2022

The best prices found for PEK flights for January, February
23 Jan - 26 Jan
R141 327pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PEK
Beijing Capital
PEK
Beijing Capital
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Beijing 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Beijing found for this year
21 Nov - 30 Nov
R18 820pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
PEK
Beijing Capital
PEK
Beijing Capital
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
21 Nov - 30 Nov
R19 107pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
PEK
Beijing Capital
PEK
Beijing Capital
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
21 Nov - 30 Nov
R19 152pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
PEK
Beijing Capital
PEK
Beijing Capital
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Cheapest prices for Beijing flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Beijing found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
R8 995
February
R8 588
March
R8 890
April
R8 708
May
R8 422
June
R9 056
July
R10 308
August
R10 323
September
R9 267
October
R9 765
November
R9 282
December
R9 961

When is the best time to fly to Beijing?

Average Beijing flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month.
ZA1 - BJS
Price
R8 225 - R12 368
BJS
Temperature
2 - 32 °C
BJS
Precipitation
3 - 186 mm
Flying to Beijing in July is usually considered the best time to fly. However, you will find other deals are always available year round. If weather is an important factor for you when considering when to fly to Beijing, the warmest period tends to be July, with the wettest being July.

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

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 39 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Beijing?

Monday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Beijing. Flying on Friday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Beijing?

At the moment, flights at midday are likely to offer the best value for money for your Beijing trip. A flight in the afternoon will more often than not be of higher cost.

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.

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