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South Africa to China

All the information you need to plan the best null to SHA flight in 2021: compare South Africa to China flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in China.
How far in advance should I book a flight from South Africa to China?

Users have found that booking a flight from South Africa to China at least 42 days early can save you up to 28% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 42 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from South Africa to China for as little as R10 798 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as R12 152 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

February can be a great time to fly to China from South Africa with a flight ticket averaging about R10 055. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of February for as cheap as R4 619. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of January.

When is the cheapest time to fly from South Africa to China (ZA0 - CN0)?

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 September, October 2021

The best prices found for South Africa to China flights in September, October
23 Sep - 30 Sep
R21 891pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
20 Oct - 24 Oct
R67 085pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
20 Oct - 23 Oct
R72 102pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl

South Africa to China 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to China from South Africa found for this year
23 Sep - 30 Sep
R21 891pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
5 Dec - 12 Dec
R27 408pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
21 Nov - 28 Nov
R29 762pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Last-minute flights from South Africa to China

Late deals on return flights to China from South Africa, departing today and this week
27 Sep - 4 Oct
R78 046pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Air China
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
27 Sep - 4 Oct
R80 252pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Air China
     
3 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
27 Sep - 4 Oct
R80 900pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

One-way flights to China from South Africa

The cheapest one-way flights from South Africa to China
13:20 - 9:40
Lufthansa
1 stop
38h 20m
CPT - PEK
Lufthansa
R51 682
Lufthansa
15:20 - 1:40
Air Canada
3 stops
52h 20m
JNB - PVG
Air Canada
R76 574
mytrip.com
16:15 - 0:40
Multiple Airlines
1 stop
26h 25m
JNB - PVG
Multiple Airlines
R81 061
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Flight FAQs

From South Africa to China

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.

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

SAUDIA and Etihad Airways are some of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. New policies for travellers booking flights from South Africa 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.

Can I find flights from South Africa to China for under R23 200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from South Africa to China for under R23 200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just R23 127, but on average you can expect to pay R30 644.

Are there last-minute flights available from South Africa to China for under R78 100?

There are currently 4+ open flights from South Africa to China within the next 7 days for less than R78 100.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from South Africa to China one-way?

For one-way options, check prices for Lufthansa. According to our data, you can fly for as low as R51 682. Users have also found prices from R76 574 and R99 186 on Lufthansa and Air Canada, respectively.

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

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

What are the most popular routes from South Africa to China?

When deciding which route to take from South Africa to China, consider Sun City Pilansberg - Shanghai Hongqiao Intl, Johannesburg OR Tambo - Guangzhou Baiyun or Johannesburg OR Tambo - Shanghai Pu Dong, as they are the most popular.

What are the cheapest flights from South Africa to China?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for R5 655. While the most popular route (Sun City Pilansberg - Shanghai Hongqiao Intl) can be booked for R12 417 on average our data indicates R8 655 when flying from South Africa to China

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Do I need a COVID test to fly to China from South Africa?

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.

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Health Declaration Form - Must be presented upon arrival


Do I need a test to 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.

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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.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
RwandAir
R311 R552 No cancel fee N/A

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SAUDIA
R571 R641 No cancel fee 86%
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Egypt Air
R547 R643 No cancel fee N/A
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Air China
R477 R663 No cancel fee 67%
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Ethiopian Air
R499 R704 No cancel fee 72%
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Etihad Airways
R492 R706 No cancel fee 75%
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Kenya Airways
R513 R718 No cancel fee 82%
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Cathay Pacific
R622 R778 No cancel fee 72%
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Emirates
R569 R781 No cancel fee 75%
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Singapore Airlines
R503 R808 No cancel fee 81%
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