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Flights to China in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inAugustHigh demand for flights, 16% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average priceRM 3,176Average for return flights in December 2022
Return fromRM 2,961From Kuala Lumpur to Shanghai
One-way fromRM 853One-way flight from Kuala Lumpur to China

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Cheap flights to Shanghai
8 Dec - 19 Dec
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

1 stop

16h 45m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

1 stop

8h 25m
RM 1,822

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 28/11

8 Dec - 26 Dec
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

1 stop

16h 45m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

1 stop

8h 25m
RM 1,889

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 28/11

8 Dec - 18 Dec
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

1 stop

16h 45m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

2 stops

25h 55m
RM 1,934

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 28/11

Cheap flights to Beijing
2 Dec - 9 Dec
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

PEK

Beijing Capital

2 stops

17h 55m
PEK

Beijing Capital

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

1 stop

26h 00m
RM 4,092

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/12

1 Dec - 30 Jun
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

PEK

Beijing Capital

2 stops

43h 00m
PEK

Beijing Capital

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

1 stop

18h 30m
RM 4,940

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 29/11

2 Dec - 9 Dec
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

PEK

Beijing Capital

1 stop

10h 40m
PEK

Beijing Capital

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

1 stop

16h 15m
RM 5,476

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/12

Cheap flights to Guangzhou
1 Dec - 4 Dec
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

2 stops

17h 30m
CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

1 stop

11h 15m
RM 2,863

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 30/11

1 Dec - 4 Dec
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

1 stop

29h 55m
CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

1 stop

11h 15m
RM 2,930

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 30/11

1 Dec - 9 Dec
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

2 stops

17h 30m
CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

1 stop

10h 40m
RM 3,167

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 30/11

One-way flights to China

The cheapest one-way flights to China
1 Jan
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

Nonstop

5h 20m
RM 853

China Eastern

Pick Dates

Deal found 30/11

10 Feb
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

PEK

Beijing Capital

2 stops

17h 55m
RM 2,783

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 30/11

1 Apr
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

1 stop

22h 15m
RM 1,045

Vietnam Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/12

What is the cheapest month to fly to China?

The cheapest ticket to China found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

RM 3,605

February

RM 4,275

March

RM 3,832

April

RM 3,725

May

RM 5,248

June

RM 5,155

July

RM 5,320

August

RM 6,379

September

RM 3,690

October

RM 3,855

November

RM 3,279

December

RM 3,064

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

When is the best time to fly to China?

Average China flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

KUL - SHA

Price

RM 2,323 - RM 18,224

SHA

Temperature

4 - 28 °C

SHA

Rainfall

30 - 170 mm

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

The price you pay for your flight to China may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 60 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

Where are the most popular flight destinations in China?

The most popular flight destination in China, according to our users, is Guangzhou, followed by Shanghai, Beijing, Xiamen and Shenzhen.

China is more than a country. It’s a different world, a land where the civilisation dates back more than 6,000 years, the source of inventions such as paper, gunpowder, the compass and printing, and home to such wonders as the Great Wall of China, the Terracotta Warriors, the Imperial Palace in Beijing and Mount Lushan.

It is also a country that is becoming the next great superpower almost by the minute. The rate of modernisation is breathtaking, with cities such as Beijing and Shanghai under a canopy of cranes, their shapes changing almost daily. The Chinese are building the world’s longest transoceanic bridge, from Ningbo to Shanghai, the biggest dam, at the Three Gorges, and one of the world’s tallest buildings, the Shanghai World Financial Centre.

This year’s big event in Beijing, the Olympic Games, showcased this extraordinary growth. Now, keen to capitalise on China’s emergence as a holiday and business destination, several airlines offer increasingly cheap flights to China (Beijing and Shanghai) from the UK.

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China climate

China is a very large country, with climates ranging from tropical and subtropical climates in the south to subarctic in the north and the Himalayas. The southern coast has heavy rains, with lighter rains in the west. The monsoon season lasts from July through September and affects the southern coasts. The north has warm, dry days and cool evenings while the south has cooler but more humid days.

When is the best time to fly to China?

Peak season:

The peak domestic travel seasons, when the Chinese travel, include Chinese New Year, Labour Day, and National Day. The New Year occurs in January / February. The Labour Day and National Day dates vary, but are around May 1 and October 1. Hong Kong’s high season is October through December. Despite the heat and humidity, summer is the peak season for Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou.

Off season:

Hong Kong’s off seasons are summer and winter. Conventions and trade fairs, however, book the best hotels, particularly in March and April. Winter in Beijing and Shanghai is the off season, and hotels offer substantial discounts. The best time to search for cheap flights to China is autumn when the weather is gorgeous and there are few tourists.

Getting around China

Flying is the best way to cover large distances in China. With more than 470 airports and international and regional carriers, China flights are frequent and reduced fares available. Buses are available and sometimes provide faster service than trains. Trains range in service from express with all the services to slower and no-frills.

What is good to know if travelling to China?

  • A capitalist enclave in Communist China, Hong Kong is an Asian financial centre and a mix of Western and Asian cultures. Hong Kong Island is action central for finance, luxury shopping, and nightlife, with beaches just a bus ride away. Kowloon has a whirlwind of shopping choices and most of the historic sights. The New Territories has lush parks, walks, and gardens.
  • An intriguing mix of new and old, Beijing is a modern capital city. Here you can visit the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, the Temple of Heaven, the Summer Palace and sections of the Great Wall of China. The nightlife is diverse with offerings ranging from opera to acrobatics, clubs, and karaoke.
  • One of the largest cities in the world, Shanghai’s foremost attraction is commercial activity, but there’s lots to explore, starting with the Shanghai Museum, Bund (waterfront promenade), YuYuan Garden, and colonial neighbourhoods. A shopper’s and gourmet’s delight, Shanghai has shops everywhere and restaurants with all styles of Chinese food and international cuisines. The nightlife is alive again with performances, nightclubs, and bars.
  • Once the only Chinese city foreigners were allowed to trade in, Guangzhou is the economic centre of the Pearl River Delta. A modern city, Guangzhou has more than 150 historical sites including the Nanyue King Mausoleum, Chen family temple, Guangzhou Bowuguan, Six Banyan Temple, and Shamian Island. The city is also famous for embroidery, local opera, and food.
  • An imperial capital for 2,000 years, Xi’an has a fascinating history, elements of which can be seen in the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses, Banpo Site, Goose Pagodas, Bell and Drum towers, Ming city walls, Da Qingzhensi and ancient architecture. The experience of shopping the outdoor antiques market is also popular. A prosperous city with a large student population, Xi’an has a lively nightlife.
  • Trivago is a useful website for user reviews and recommendations on accommodation in China. It includes information on a range of cities, including hotels in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.

Popular regions to fly to in China

Not sure where to visit in China? Start by selecting one of the most popular places in China below to filter down your possible destination.

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