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About Flights to China

Summary info about China flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price


Best Round-Trip Price


Fastest flight time

16h 15m

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1 airline
The best one-way flight price to China from United States in the last 72 hours is $503 (Los Angeles to Beijing Capital).
The best round-trip flight price to China from United States in the last 72 hours is $907 (Los Angeles to Beijing Capital).
The fastest flight to China from United States takes 16h 15m (Los Angeles to Beijing Capital).
There is 1 airline operating flights to China, including Air Canada.

Cheapest flights to cities in China

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Useful information for your flight to China

Get up-to-date answers for some of the most frequently asked questions regarding flying to China

When visiting People's Square in Shanghai, the closest airport is Shanghai Hongqiao Intl Airport.

If you are looking to fly to China for less, look to airlines like Juneyao Airlines, Cebu Pacific, and China Southern, with prices starting at $13, $34, and $42 respectively.

If you’re flying from a popular airport in United States, such as Los Angeles or San Francisco, and flying into the most popular airport in China (Shanghai Hongqiao Intl), then you can expect flight times to average 13h 55m and 13h, respectively.

The cost to fly to China varies based on a variety of factors, but you can expect to find prices as low as $15 or as high as $34,343. Based on recent airfare data, we’ve found that a ticket to China for $1,861 or less is a good deal, whereas $2,015 is the average cost.

Popular cities and sights

Looking to visit China? Check out these cities and spend time seeing some of the most popular sights in the country

Recent flights found to popular cities in China

Find flights to these popular cities in China from your nearest airport.

Cheapest flight routes to China

These routes have the cheapest flights to China found by momondo users in United States
DepartingDestinationBest TimeBest Price
New WindsorChengdu23h 33m$649
OaklandDongying53h 30m$744
KapaluaShanghai18h 25m$748
LynchburgBeijing21h 10m$835
OntarioBeijing41h 46m$883
SeattleBeijing15h 10m$915
New YorkYuncheng28h 35m$951
SeattleShanghai21h 05m$999
NewarkBeijing28h 45m$1,030
New YorkBeijing25h 45m$1,030
Salt Lake CityBeijing36h 10m$1,034
ChicagoBeijing38h 00m$1,037
Las VegasBeijing36h 00m$1,046
KahuluiBeijing18h 15m$1,065
Las VegasShanghai28h 10m$1,066
FresnoBeijing34h 39m$1,068

Best things to do and see in China

A flight to China is more likely to land at Beijing Capital Intl Airport (PEK), as it is one of the two international airports located in the Chinese capital city, Beijing. An estimate of a flight duration will depend on several factors, including your point of departure, arrival city, the airline of choice, and flight time. For example, if you board a flight from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), you will reach Beijing in about 12h 20min, around 13h 41min from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, and about 12h 57min for a flight departing from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD). You can also consider a popular US to China flight route from New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG), which would take approximately 14h 29min.

Yes, Air China is currently offering nonstop flights to Beijing. From Los Angeles Intl Airport (LAX), you can catch an overnight flight to Beijing Capital Intl Airport (PEK) and make it to Beijing nonstop. While nonstop China flights seem to be in short supply, you can use the momondo search engine to find a flight with a few layovers to get you to your destination in the shortest time possible. For instance, your plane can make a timely arrival in Beijing Capital (PEK) in 28h 10min. From Chicago O’Hare Intl (ORD), you will have a layover in LAX, followed by a stop in Xiamen Gaoqi Intl Airport, where you will change planes to reach your final destination. If time is not a factor, you can find great multi-city flights that will make for a great sightseeing opportunity.

When departing on flights to China from the United States, there are many airports offering service, including large flight hubs such as John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). In China, some of the major airports that you can fly to include Shanghai Pu Dong Airport (PVG), Beijing Capital Airport (PEK), Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA), and Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX).

Other common flight routes between the United States and China include a two-stop flight on American Airlines and Xiamen Air that travels between John F. Kennedy International Airport and Beijing Daxing International with layovers at Los Angeles International Airport and Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport (XMN). There is also a two-stop flight from Los Angeles International Airport aboard Korean Air and Hainan Airlines to Beijing Capital Airport with layovers at Incheon International Airport (ICN) and Dalian Airport (DLC). Another possible route is to travel from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on a two-stop flight to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport with layovers at Los Angeles International Airport and Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport.

Motorized transportation such as e-bikes and motorbikes, including bicycles, dominate most major urban areas. Since you can’t drive a vehicle without a Chinese resident license and to rent a car, you need a three-month residency permit and examination, we recommend taking a taxi, using motorized bikes, or cycling. Taxis are readily available from the airport, including hotels, large urban cities, and shopping districts. Your flight will most likely land in major cities like Beijing, Shanghai, or Guangzhou when traveling to China. The good thing is, no matter the location of the top attractions you’re interested in seeing, you can find multiple daily connections between these cities thanks to an extensive intercity network of long-distance buses that tourists rely on as an inexpensive alternative to using planes. A city like Quanzhou has numerous must-visit attractions, including the Shamian Island, Yuexiu Park, the White Cloud Mountain, Pearl River, the Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family, and more. The metro system makes it possible to get to these area attractions safely and reliably.

Yes, you need a passport and visa to visit China. The Chinese government requires all US citizens to obtain a valid visa before traveling. Note that China issues different types of visas, and the visa requirements for each US citizen can be different. Therefore, depending on the purpose of your trip, familiarize yourself with the different variants to ensure you have what you need. Your passport must be valid for the duration of your stay and include at least two blank pages, one for customs stamps and the other for the visa. On arrival, Chinese customs officials will check your visa against your submitted travel itinerary. Therefore, ensure that you can present these details, which include confirmed hotels, return flights, and enough funds to cater for your stay, regardless of your visa status or length of stay.

Popular routes landing in China

Compare flights to and from the nearest airports to discover the best prices and most convenient flight times
San Francisco to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time13h 00m
Cheapest price$1,186
Los Angeles to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time13h 55m
Cheapest price$1,178
Los Angeles to Guangzhou Flights
Fastest flight time18h 40m
Cheapest price$1,245
New York to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time14h 40m
Cheapest price$1,156
Dallas to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time26h 30m
Cheapest price$1,428
Los Angeles to Beijing Flights
Fastest flight time30h 40m
Cheapest price$1,106
Chicago to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time14h 20m
Cheapest price$1,692
Seattle to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time21h 05m
Cheapest price$999
Washington, D.C. to Beijing Flights
Fastest flight time13h 40m
Cheapest price$1,528
San Francisco to Beijing Flights
Fastest flight time12h 40m
Cheapest price$1,157
San Francisco to Guangzhou Flights
Fastest flight time17h 05m
Cheapest price$1,420
Boston to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time34h 10m
Cheapest price$1,934
New York to Fuzhou Flights
Fastest flight time30h 05m
Cheapest price$4,621
Washington, D.C. to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time19h 10m
Cheapest price$1,920
Miami to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time30h 40m
Cheapest price$1,766
Los Angeles to Chengdu Flights
Fastest flight time25h 05m
Cheapest price$2,311
Atlanta to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time18h 25m
Cheapest price$2,205
New York to Guangzhou Flights
Fastest flight time23h 16m
Cheapest price$1,634
Phoenix to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time25h 15m
Cheapest price$1,198
Chicago to Beijing Flights
Fastest flight time38h 00m
Cheapest price$1,037

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