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Flights to China in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inSeptemberHigh demand for flights, 28% potential price rise
Cheapest inJanuaryBest time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average price₱46,375Average for round-trip flights in December 2022
Round-trip from₱49,368From Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl to Shanghai
One-way from₱15,985One-way flight from Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl (MNL) to China

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Cheap flights to Shanghai
Dec 5 - Jan 3
MNL

Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

2 stops

15h 15m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

MNL

Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

3 stops

33h 05m
₱52,984

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Dec 1 - Dec 18
MNL

Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

2 stops

19h 35m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

MNL

Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

3 stops

27h 05m
₱54,170

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 11/30

Dec 6 - Jan 3
MNL

Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

2 stops

20h 25m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

MNL

Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

3 stops

35h 00m
₱54,283

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 11/29

Cheap flights to Beijing
Jan 25 - Feb 1
MNL

Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

PEK

Beijing Capital

1 stop

10h 00m
PEK

Beijing Capital

MNL

Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

1 stop

15h 10m
₱68,856

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Jan 2 - Jan 7
MNL

Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

PEK

Beijing Capital

2 stops

31h 35m
PEK

Beijing Capital

MNL

Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

2 stops

20h 50m
₱79,362

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Dec 1 - Jun 30
MNL

Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

PEK

Beijing Capital

2 stops

34h 50m
PEK

Beijing Capital

MNL

Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

1 stop

25h 55m
₱82,300

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 11/30

Cheap flights to Guangzhou
Dec 1 - Dec 8
MNL

Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

Nonstop

2h 40m
CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

MNL

Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

Nonstop

2h 25m
₱35,642

China Southern

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Dec 1 - Dec 8
MNL

Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

2 stops

21h 20m
CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

MNL

Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

Nonstop

2h 25m
₱47,391

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Jan 20 - Jan 31
MNL

Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

1 stop

13h 25m
CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

MNL

Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

Nonstop

2h 45m
₱50,668

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Deal found 11/29

One-way flights to China

The cheapest one-way flights to China
Dec 31
MNL

Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

1 stop

20h 20m
₱15,985

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Feb 10
MNL

Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

PEK

Beijing Capital

1 stop

8h 40m
₱39,258

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Feb 8
MNL

Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

CAN

Guangzhou Baiyun

1 stop

16h 50m
₱19,996

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Deal found 11/29

Where are the most popular flight destinations in China?

According to our users, the most popular flight destination in China is Guangzhou, followed by Shanghai, Beijing, Quanzhou and Xiamen.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
Manila to Xiamen flightsfrom ₱58,360 pp
Manila to Chengdu flightsfrom ₱79,387 pp
Manila to Zhengzhou flightsfrom ₱100,363 pp
Manila to Guangzhou flightsfrom ₱103,273 pp
Manila to Hangzhou flightsfrom ₱108,955 pp

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