Cheap flights from Johannesburg to Beijing

The best prices from Johannesburg to Beijing are usually found in March or November, booked 40 days in advance, depart on a Monday or Wednesday and return on a Thursday

How to find the cheapest flight from Johannesburg to Beijing

All the information you need to plan the best ZA1 to BJS flight in 2022: compare Johannesburg to Beijing flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Beijing.

ZA1 - BJS

Price

R607 - R770

BJS

Temperature

-3 - 26 °C

BJS

Precipitation

0 - 220 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 15% potential price rise

Cheapest in

March

Best time to find cheap flights, 7% potential price drop

Average price

R10 606

Average for round-trip flights in January 2022

Round-trip from

R9 197

From Johannesburg to Beijing (BJS)

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Johannesburg to Beijing?

Flying to your destination on a Thursday can be more expensive, but this shouldn’t discourage you from finding affordable options to get to Beijing. Check prices with Cheapflights to find a great deal for your trip.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Johannesburg to Beijing?

To save on the cost of your flight from Johannesburg to Beijing, book at least 39 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 15% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from R11 151 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as R11 151.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Johannesburg to Beijing?

Flights from Johannesburg to Beijing lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Johannesburg to Beijing in March, with the cheapest ticket starting at R8 136.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Johannesburg to Beijing (ZA1 - BJS)?

When flying from Johannesburg to Beijing, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight at midday, which can drop the price by up to 12% versus a flight in the afternoon.

Johannesburg to Beijing 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Beijing from Johannesburg found for this year
Nov 21 - Nov 30
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

PEK

Beijing Capital

2 stops

34h 30m
PEK

Beijing Capital

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

25h 30m
R16 090

Lufthansa

View Deal

Deal found 1/19/22

Nov 21 - Nov 30
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

PEK

Beijing Capital

2 stops

34h 30m
PEK

Beijing Capital

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

49h 30m
R16 378

Lufthansa

View Deal

Deal found 1/20/22

Nov 21 - Nov 30
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

PEK

Beijing Capital

2 stops

34h 30m
PEK

Beijing Capital

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

28h 15m
R18 696

Lufthansa

View Deal

Deal found 1/19/22

One-way flights to Beijing All airports from Johannesburg

The cheapest one-way flights from Johannesburg to Beijing
Jul 5
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

PEK

Beijing Capital

2 stops

38h 40m
R58 846

Air Canada

View Deal

Deal found 1/19/22

Jul 2
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

PEK

Beijing Capital

2 stops

29h 35m
R82 209

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/19/22

Jul 8
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

PEK

Beijing Capital

2 stops

27h 10m
R105 739

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/19/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Johannesburg to Beijing flights.

What airports serve Johannesburg to Beijing flights?

Travellers looking to go to Beijing from Johannesburg have several options to choose from. The departing airport can be either Lanseria International Airport or O.R. Tambo International Airport. Lanseria is the smaller and quieter airport while O.R. Tambo is larger and may have more flights available. Once flying to Beijing, travellers may leave the plane at Beijing Capital Airport or Beijing Daxing Airport. Capital Airport is located 32 kilometres from the city centre and a hub for Air China, Hainan Airlines, and China Eastern Airlines. Daxing Airport is 46 kilometres from Tiananmen Square and 26 kilometres from downtown Langfang.

Which airlines fly directly from Johannesburg to Beijing?

At this time, there are no direct, nonstop flights that go to Beijing from Johannesburg. Instead, passengers will be required to take a stopover flight that makes a stop at one or more other airports before reaching Beijing. Some of the airlines offering these flights include Cathay Pacific, Qatar Airways, and Air China. These flights can range in length from 17h 15 all the way to 19h 30m. The flights that get to the destination quickest will also be the more expensive ones to procure a ticket for. In most cases, one-stop flights have a less expensive ticket price than flights with at least two stops.

What are the stopover options between Johannesburg to Beijing?

There are several flights going from Johannesburg to Beijing with a single stop in between. These flights may touch down in locations like Hong Kong International Airport, Hamad International Airport, and Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport. There are also many flights with two or three stops between the two locations. Some flights go into Jomo Kenyatta Airport in Nairobi and Abu Dhabi International Airport while others will stop down at Shenzhen Bao’an International, Yangzhou Taizhou, and Dalian Airport.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from Johannesburg to Beijing?

Travellers going to Beijing from Johannesburg will need to have a passport as well as a visa to take a flight. The visa can take up to a week to process.

Which airlines flying from Johannesburg to Beijing have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Johannesburg to Beijing have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Emirates, Ethiopian Air, and Air China are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Emirates with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Johannesburg to Beijing for under R28 700 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Johannesburg to Beijing for under R28 700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just R28 620, but on average you can expect to pay R39 362.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Johannesburg to Beijing?

The most popular airlines flying from Johannesburg to Beijing are Air China, Cathay Pacific and Emirates. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

Can I fly to Beijing from Johannesburg right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Johannesburg to Beijing

Most visitors from Johannesburg will not be allowed to enter Beijing.

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Johannesburg are not required to quarantine after entering Beijing.

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Must be presented upon arrival


Can I fly back to Johannesburg from Beijing?

Returning to Johannesburg from Beijing

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Beijing must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Johannesburg.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Beijing are not required to quarantine after entering Johannesburg.

Top 8 airlines flying from Johannesburg to Beijing

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Johannesburg to Beijing choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Air China
CheapestR7 222
AverageR8 760
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time67%
COVID-19 safety
Etihad Airways
CheapestR7 460
AverageR10 451
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
Ethiopian Air
CheapestR7 568
AverageR8 411
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time72%
COVID-19 safety
Singapore Airlines
CheapestR8 463
AverageR9 841
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time81%
COVID-19 safety
Egypt Air
CheapestR8 506
AverageR9 851
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety
Qatar Airways
CheapestR8 603
AverageR11 324
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time68%
COVID-19 safety
Emirates
CheapestR8 614
AverageR10 175
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
Cathay Pacific
CheapestR9 493
AverageR11 291
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time72%
COVID-19 safety