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Flights to China in 2021

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, 10% potential price rise
Cheapest inAprilBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average priceRM 1,197Average for return flights in October 2021
Return fromRM 1,903From Kuala Lumpur to Shanghai
One-way fromRM 740One-way flight from Kuala Lumpur to China

Cheap flights to China in October, November 2021

The best prices found for CN2 flights for October, November
8 Nov - 15 Nov
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

Nonstop

4h 10m
CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Nonstop

4h 10m
RM 1,538

Malaysia Airlines

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Deal found 16/10/21

22 Oct - 24 Oct
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

Nonstop

5h 35m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Nonstop

5h 35m
RM 2,310

Malaysia Airlines

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Deal found 17/10/21

22 Oct - 24 Oct
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

Nonstop

5h 35m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Nonstop

5h 35m
RM 2,489

Malaysia Airlines

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Deal found 18/10/21

China 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to China found for this year
8 Nov - 15 Nov
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

Nonstop

4h 10m
CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Nonstop

4h 10m
RM 1,538

Malaysia Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 16/10/21

22 Oct - 24 Oct
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

Nonstop

5h 35m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Nonstop

5h 35m
RM 2,310

Malaysia Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 17/10/21

10 Dec - 24 Dec
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

Nonstop

5h 20m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Nonstop

5h 45m
RM 2,340

Malaysia Airlines

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Deal found 18/10/21

Last minute flights to China

Late deals on return flights to China, departing today and this week
26 Oct - 31 Oct
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

2 stops

24h 10m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Nonstop

5h 45m
RM 3,582

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 16/10/21

23 Oct - 30 Oct
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

1 stop

15h 05m
CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

1 stop

18h 45m
RM 4,039

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 18/10/21

23 Oct - 30 Oct
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

3 stops

50h 15m
CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

1 stop

18h 45m
RM 4,122

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 18/10/21

Can I fly to China from Malaysia right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Malaysia to China

Most visitors from Malaysia will not be allowed to enter China.

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

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

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Must be presented upon arrival


Can I fly back to Malaysia from China?

Returning to Malaysia from China

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

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

Cheapest prices for China flights by month

The cheapest ticket to China found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

RM 1,276

February

RM 997

March

RM 1,076

April

RM 1,105

May

RM 1,126

June

RM 985

July

RM 1,184

August

RM 1,201

September

RM 1,114

October

RM 1,105

November

RM 1,110

December

RM 1,193

Currently, June is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to China. Flying to China in January 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 2021 and 2022 by month

MY1 - CN2

Price

RM 1,001 - RM 1,580

CN2

Temperature

4 - 28 °C

CN2

Precipitation

30 - 170 mm

The best time to fly to China is during October, but great deals can be found at other times. July tends to be the warmest period in China so if you are looking for sun or warmer climates then look to fly around this time. June is the wettest if you need to factor this in to your plans.

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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.