Beijing Flights

Beijing Flights

At present, there are three airports in Beijing serving passengers: Capital International Airport, Daxing International Airport and Nanyuan Airport. With a comprehensive transportation system and perfect facilities, Capital Airportand Daxing Airport hae become two of the busiest airports in the world. Every day, nearly 1,700 flights from 94 airlines tightly connect Beijing with 244 cities from 54 countries around the world.

Nanyuan Airport, with dual functions of military and civilian use, is the exclusive operating base of China United Airlines and serves 14 routes in total to more than 56 domestic cities.

Beijing International Flight Schedule

From  Frequency(weekly)  Duration
Hong Kong   385 departures 2h50m - 3h50m
Macau  70 departures  3h5m - 3h35m
Taipei   70 departures  3h5m - 3h35m
New York 28 departures  13h30m - 13h50m
Los Angeles  35 departures  12h40m - 12h50m
San Francisco 28 departures   12h5m -12h35m
Washington. DC 22 departures  13h50m
Vancouver  27 departures  10h30m - 11h5m
Toronto  14 departures  13h25m - 13h40m
London 21 departures  9h45m - 10h
Sydney  28 departures  11h50m - 12h5m
Melbourne  5 departures  11h50m
Dubai  20 departures  7h35m
Frankfurt  42 departures  9h10m - 9h30m
Singapore 42 departures  6h5m - 6h20m

More international destinations: Moscow, Madrid, Tokyo, Seattle, Detroit, New Delhi… 

How much does it cost to fly to Beijing from overseas destinations?

The air fare varies considerably, especially international flight ticket fare. For example, the economy class fare of the flight from New York to Beijing generally fluctuates between CNY 7,000 and CNY 50,000, but passengers may get discounted tickets of CNY 5,000 - 25,000 sometimes. Flying from Beijing to London averages about CNY 10,000, but you may get a cheaper ticket of CNY 5,000. The full fare from Sydney to Beijing is about CNY 14,000, and a special fare may be around CNY 5,000.

Beijing Domestic Flight Schedule

To  Frequency (daily) Duration Full Fare of Economy Class Seat
Shanghai  Over 100 departures   About 2 hours  CNY 1,490
Xi'an  Over 40 departures  About 2 hours  CNY 1,850
Guilin  8 departures  About 3 hours  CNY 1,840
Guangzhou  Over 60 departures  About 3.5 hours  CNY 1,910
Shenzhen  Over 60 departures  About 5.5 hours  CNY 2,280
Chengdu   Over 65 departures  About 3 hours CNY 1,850
Hangzhou  Over 49 departures  About 2.5 hours CNY 2,200
Lhasa  7 departures  About 3 hours  CNY 3,260
Kunming  25 departures  About 3.5 hours   CNY 2,550
Harbin  Over 30 departures  About 2 hours  CNY 1,290

More domestic destinations: Sanya, Nanjing, Zhengzhou, Luoyang, Qingdao, Nanjing, Wuhan, Changsha, Jinan…

Tips on Finding Cheap Flights to Beijing

1. Keep an eye on the ticket fare 1-3 months before departure. Airlines release discounted tickets based on the passenger flow. Generally, the earlier you order, the higher discount you get. But this is not always the case, so whenever you find a cheap ticket order it without hesitation. An easier way is to register on the airlines official websites to get their memberships and they may send you e-mails or messages when there is a promotion.

2. Fly to nearby Tianjin instead. Generally, the international flight ticket fare to Tianjin is lower than that to Beijing. For example, if you fly from Singapore to Beijing, the fare is about CNY 3,000 - 7,000. But the flight from Singapore to Tianjin only costs about CNY 800 - 3,000. Tianjin and Beijing have been connected by high speed trains, with a duration of around 40 minutes. A second-class seat ticket fare costs around CNY 60.

3. Buy round trip tickets to get a larger discount if possible with your itinerary. The onward ticket fare of an international flight is higher than that of the return trip due to fewer passengers on the back-trip.

4. Search and compare ticket prices on different booking websites or APPs, like Sky Scanner.

5. Take the cheap airlines, such as Air Asia, Spring Airlines, Cebu Pacific Air, Tiger Airways, Ryan Air Limited… But pay attention to their baggage allowance. Sometimes the charge on extra baggage leads to high expenses.

6. Take red-eye flights. The short-distance flights at night are usually cheaper than those in daytime as they are less attractive to passengers. 

7. Telephone booking sometimes brings unexpected surprises.

It is located on West Jichang Road, Shunyi District, 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) northeast of downtown. Three terminals are in service: T1 for domestic flights, and T2 and T3 for domestic and international flights. 16 airport shuttle bus lines and an airport express train transfer passengers to the urban area.

 Beijing Capital Airport Express Train & Shuttle Bus 

It lies in the Fengtai District, a southern suburb of Beijing, about 15 km (8 miles) south of Tiananmen Square. So far, there is only one terminal building for departure and arrival and only domestic routes are operating from this airport. Three airport shuttle bus lines and one city bus route connect the airport with downtown.

Popular Airlines Flying to Beijing

 International Airlines: Aeroflot-Russian International Airlines, Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, All Nippon Airways, American Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Austrian Airlines…

 Domestic Airlines: Air China, Eastern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Shandong Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Southern Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Xiamen Airlines…

- Last updated on May. 16, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Beijing Flights
Asked by JMoore from USA | Sep. 04, 2019 08:55Reply
weight limit on a domestic flight from Beijing to Xi'an (does the weight include the carryon weight?
Answers (1)
Answered by Dreamy | Sep. 06, 2019 04:33

Normal airlines allow 20kg luggage including carry-on luggage, however, usually they do not weight carry-on luggage. So you can take this 20kg luggage just for checked luggage. Budget airlines are very different about luggage, they usually do not have free checked luggage for discount ticket.
Asked by Curious george from USA | May. 29, 2019 17:07Reply
Beijing to hong kong flight ticket fare
When I look at current airline ticket prices for one way beijing to hong kong , it shows around $120. When i try and book for april next year, I see that prices show much more expensive $260. Is this a seasonal difference meaning june versus april? Or am i looking at next year's prices too far ahead? Meaning too early? Should I expect prices for april 2020 airline tickets to increase or decrease by time?
Answers (1)
Answered by Titus | Jun. 06, 2019 04:06

The flight ticket price changes from time to time. Your date is still very far from now, there is only high price tickets for sale. You need to wait until the date is more approaching, like 1 to 3 months.
Asked by Ayka from SLOVAKIA | Sep. 03, 2017 05:53Reply
Limits for shopped items
Hello, are in China (Beiging airport) some limits for export of tea, spices or other small items bought for personal purpose in a local markets such a gift for my friends? Thnx.
Answers (1)
Answered by Hamlet from USA | Sep. 04, 2017 03:57

I think small amount tea etc for self use should not be a problem
Asked by Pradeep from INDIA | Jul. 12, 2017 07:54Reply
How much can i carry ?
I am going to india from beijing ;how much amount of alchol can i carry ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Hannah from AUSTRALIA | Jul. 12, 2017 20:51

one or two bottles of wine for self use should be possible.
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