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Flights to Beijing in 2022

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, 22% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average price$1,256Average for return flights in January 2022
Return from$10,009From Auckland Intl to Beijing

Beijing 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Beijing found for this year
15 Apr - 21 Jul
AKL

Auckland Intl

PEK

Beijing Capital

3 stops

32h 55m
PEK

Beijing Capital

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

20h 30m
$10,009

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 26.1.22

15 Apr - 21 Jul
AKL

Auckland Intl

PEK

Beijing Capital

3 stops

32h 55m
PEK

Beijing Capital

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

18h 15m
$12,471

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 26.1.22

15 Apr - 21 Jul
AKL

Auckland Intl

PEK

Beijing Capital

2 stops

46h 25m
PEK

Beijing Capital

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

17h 45m
$33,317

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 26.1.22

Can I fly to Beijing from New Zealand right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from New Zealand to Beijing

Most visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Beijing.

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from New Zealand are not required to quarantine after entering Beijing.

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Must be presented upon arrival


Can I fly back to New Zealand from Beijing?

Returning to New Zealand from Beijing

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Beijing are not required to quarantine after entering New Zealand.

When is the best time to fly to Beijing?

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

AKL - BJS

Price

$651 - $1,591

BJS

Temperature

-3 - 26 °C

BJS

Precipitation

0 - 220 mm

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

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Beijing, you should look to book at least 50 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Beijing?

The cheapest flights to Beijing are usually found when departing on a Thursday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Saturday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Beijing?

To get the best value, try booking a flight at midday when visiting Beijing. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the afternoon as these tend to have higher demand.

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).

Beijing climate

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

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.

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. 

What is good to know if travelling to Beijing?

  • Local Beijingers don’t bother with the Panjiayuan Dirt Market, preferring instead to go to the Baoguosi Flea Market in Xuanwu District. The prices for antiques and Cultural Revolution items are reasonable. 
  • Tipping is not expected in Beijing. 
  • You can’t visit Beijing and not go to see the Great Wall. The Badaling sections are where most of the other tourists will go. If you go on an organised tour to Badaling, a visit to the Ming Tombs (a World Heritage Site) is often included. However, if you can spare the time and you have the money, go to Mutianyu. It’s about 60km northeast of Beijing. This section of the Wall is largely intact and it’s a wonderful place to hike and bike. Alternatively, there are two cable cars that will carry you to the top of Mutianyu Great Wall. 
  • Beijing has some wonderful, serene parks including Yuetan Park (west Beijing). Visit in the evening and breathe in the heavily scented air. That’ll be from the pomegranate, phoenix and osmanthus trees. 
  • Ritan is site of the Temple of the Sun. The altar was used for ritual sacrifices… hundreds of years ago. 
  • A foot massage in Beijing can cost a fraction of what it does at home. Our favourite is at the Bodhi Therapeutic Retreat, opposite the Workers’ Stadium (north gate). The traditional foot massage takes 90 minutes. Sheer bliss.
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