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Cheap Flights to Beijing

Popular in December High demand for flights, 18% potential price rise
Cheapest in March Best time to find cheap flights, 6% potential price drop
Average price $794 Average for round-trip flights in October 2020
Round-trip from $4,406 From Auckland to Beijing
One-way from $1,251 One-way flight from Auckland to Beijing
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Cheapest prices for Beijing flights by month

January
$900
February
$812
March
$651
April
$835
May
$765
June
$777
July
$831
August
$842
September
$781
October
$794
November
$753
December
$1,210
March is currently the cheapest month to fly to Beijing. At this moment in time December is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Beijing?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
AKL - BJS
Price
$651 - $1,591
BJS
Temperature
2 - 32 °C
BJS
Rainfall
3 - 186 mm
Whilst there are several times of the year to choose from, March is seen as the time to fly to Beijing, however, it is possible to get good deals throughout the year. If you are looking for warm weather when you arrive off of your flight to Beijing then July is statistically the hottest. July is historically the period with most rainfall.

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

Booking 46 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to Beijing. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Beijing?

Friday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Beijing. Flying on Saturday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Beijing?

At the moment, flights in the morning are likely to offer the best value for money for your Beijing trip. A flight in the afternoon will more often than not be of higher cost.

Beijing has been the economic, political and cultural capital of China for more than 700 years. While there has never been any shortage of travellers (business or leisure) taking cheap flights to Beijing, the Olympics in 2008 showcased the city in spectacular style. Beijing has rocketed up – much like those famous fireworks during the opening ceremony – the must-visit lists.

Beijing sprawls more than Shanghai or Hong Kong – Tiananmen Square alone is big enough to accommodate one million people – but luckily, most of the iconic landmarks are fairly close to each other, and if you flag, taxis are very cheap. It is laid out in a grid. At its centre is the Forbidden City (in Dongcheng District), the enormous complex, home to the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties. The beautiful Temple of Heaven in Chongwen District is south east of Tiananmen Square, and is also notable for the wonderful park that surrounds the temple.

The Olympics added many new sights to the city including the National Stadium (also known as the “Bird’s Nest”), the National Aquatics Centre (the “Water Cube”) and the CCTV site.

After the sight-seeing, sample some Beijing cuisine. An excellent place to do this is at the Wangfujing Snack Street, a night market where you can feast on tanghulu (a traditional treat, sugar-coated fruit on a stick) or baodu (quick-boiled tripe).

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Beijing climate

Beijing has a monsoon-influenced climate. The summers are hot and humid and the winters are cold and dry.

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When is the best time to fly to Beijing?

Peak Season: 

June to August is peak season, when most travellers arrive on cheap flights to Beijing. Chinese New Year (end of January/February), Labour Day (May 1) and National Day (October 1) are also very busy times, when most of China, it seems, is on the move and flights and accommodation are heavily booked. 

Off Season: 

Winter is low season. 

Shoulder Season: 

Spring and autumn are shoulder season times when there are fewer tourists and lower rates. September and October are known as the “Golden Autumn” months.

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Getting around Beijing

It’s not necessary to rent a car in Beijing (foreigners are allowed to rent cars now) as taxis are very cheap and the public transport system is excellent. The subway is fast, clean, punctual and cheap. The bus network is comprehensive and enormous. There are about 500 routes, but numbers 1-199 should be sufficient for getting around the city centre. 

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