Cheap flights from South Africa to China

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 42 days in advance, which can save you up to 28% on flights from South Africa to China compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 42 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at R11 264. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from R12 675.

What is the cheapest month to fly from South Africa to China?

February is one of the best times of the year to fly to China from South Africa. Prices for February average R10 489 per person but you can even find prices for as low as R4 818. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of January. Opting for a February flight can save you 17% on your journey compared to booking in February

When is the cheapest time to fly from South Africa to China (ZA - CN)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from South Africa to China as you normally would.

Cheap flights from South Africa to China in January, February 2022

The best prices found for South Africa to China flights in January, February
Feb 10 - Feb 17
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

2 stops

42h 50m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

33h 40m
R23 663

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/15/22

Feb 10 - Feb 28
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

3 stops

49h 00m
CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

47h 40m
R41 632

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/16/22

Jan 21 - Jan 30
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

2 stops

42h 30m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

38h 45m
R42 108

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/14/22

South Africa to China 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to China from South Africa found for this year
Feb 10 - Feb 17
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

2 stops

42h 50m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

33h 40m
R23 663

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/15/22

Apr 14 - Apr 21
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

2 stops

34h 55m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

33h 05m
R23 770

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/14/22

Apr 27 - May 4
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

2 stops

34h 55m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

28h 05m
R25 443

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/15/22

Last-minute flights from South Africa to China

Late deals on return flights to China from South Africa, departing today and this week
Jan 21 - Jan 30
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

2 stops

42h 30m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

38h 45m
R42 108

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/14/22

Jan 21 - Jan 28
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

2 stops

47h 20m
CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

37h 45m
R119 434

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/16/22

Jan 21 - Jan 26
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

2 stops

40h 45m
CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

3 stops

46h 50m
R119 649

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/16/22

One-way flights to China from South Africa

The cheapest one-way flights from South Africa to China
Apr 21
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

2 stops

34h 55m
R13 704

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/14/22

Apr 21
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SHA

Shanghai Hongqiao Intl

3 stops

41h 55m
R17 847

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/14/22

Apr 21
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

3 stops

23h 50m
R20 824

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/14/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about South Africa to China flights.

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

Emirates, Ethiopian Air, and Kenya Airways 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 South Africa to China for under R23 700 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from South Africa to China for under R23 700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just R23 663, but on average you can expect to pay R43 627.

Are there last-minute flights available from South Africa to China for under R42 200?

There are currently 8+ open flights from South Africa to China within the next 7 days for less than R42 200.

Can I fly to China from South Africa right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from South Africa to China

Most visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter China.

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

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

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Must be presented upon arrival


Can I fly back to South Africa from China?

Returning to South Africa from China

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

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

Top 10 airlines flying from South Africa to China

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from South Africa to China choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
RwandAir
CheapestR4 774
AverageR8 476
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety
Air China
CheapestR7 315
AverageR9 962
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time67%
COVID-19 safety
Etihad Airways
CheapestR7 556
AverageR10 840
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
Ethiopian Air
CheapestR7 651
AverageR10 805
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time72%
COVID-19 safety
Singapore Airlines
CheapestR7 726
AverageR12 153
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time81%
COVID-19 safety
Kenya Airways
CheapestR7 880
AverageR11 023
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time82%
COVID-19 safety
Qatar Airways
CheapestR8 333
AverageR12 815
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time68%
COVID-19 safety
Egypt Air
CheapestR8 397
AverageR9 860
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety
Emirates
CheapestR8 725
AverageR11 984
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
SAUDIA
CheapestR8 756
AverageR9 836
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time86%
COVID-19 safety