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Flights to Beijing in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 29% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 6% potential price drop
Average price$822Average for round-trip flights in June 2021
Round-trip from$2,769From Auckland Intl to Beijing

Cheapest prices for Beijing flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Beijing found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
$842
February
$760
March
$609
April
$781
May
$716
June
$727
July
$778
August
$788
September
$731
October
$743
November
$705
December
$1,132
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?

Average Beijing flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
AKL - BJS
Price
$609 - $1,489
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 51 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?

Thursday 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 at midday 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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