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Cheap Flights to Beijing

Popular in December High demand for flights, 4% potential price rise
Cheapest in March Best time to find cheap flights, 6% potential price drop
Average price C$ 1368 Average for round-trip flights in July 2020
Round-trip from C$ 514 From Toronto to Beijing
One-way from C$ 435 One-way flight from Toronto to Beijing
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Cheapest prices for Beijing flights by month

January
C$ 940
February
C$ 745
March
C$ 706
April
C$ 697
May
C$ 772
June
C$ 857
July
C$ 1154
August
C$ 1248
September
C$ 807
October
C$ 726
November
C$ 714
December
C$ 720
April is currently the cheapest month to fly to Beijing. At this moment in time August 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?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
YTO - BJS
Price
C$ 697 - C$ 2009
BJS
Temperature
2 - 32 °C
BJS
Rainfall
3 - 186 mm
The best time to fly to Beijing is during April, but great deals can be found at other times. If weather is an important factor for you when considering when to fly to Beijing, the warmest period tends to be July, with the wettest being July.

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

Booking 53 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?

The cheapest day to fly to Beijing is usually Thursday. At the moment, Monday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Beijing?

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

Beijing is capital of China and its second-largest city – only Shanghai is bigger. Millions of tourists each year take cheap flights to Beijing to experience this ancient city, home to such famous landmarks as Tiananmen Square, the world’s largest open urban square, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, the wonderfully named Forbidden City with its Palace Museum and the Great Wall (Badaling section).

Newer landmarks, built ahead of the Olympic Games, are the National Stadium, known as the “Bird’s Nest”, the National Swimming Centre, known as the “Water Cube”, and the National Grand Theatre, the “Eggshell”, all cutting-edge and, frankly, stunning.

Taking a tour of the hutongs (narrow alleyways) is a great way to soak up the atmosphere of this fascinating city. Another way is through its food. Peking Duck is reason alone to take a trip. The Houhai Lake district has dozens of dining options. Sanlitun is one of Beijing’s most popular bar streets while Gui Jie (or “Ghost Street”), a stretch of restaurants and eateries, comes to life at night when red lanterns sway above the heads of hungry Beijingers.

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Beijing climate

Beijing has a continental monsoon climate. The seasons are distinct. Spring is mild, summer rainy, fall clear and winter cold and snowy. In terms of booking cheap flights to Beijing, spring (April and May) and fall (September and October) are the best seasons to visit. January is the coldest month, temperatures average -5 degrees Celsius (23 degrees Fahrenheit). July is the hottest, with temperatures averaging 26 degrees (78F).

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When is the best time to fly to Beijing?

Peak Season:
The summer months and Chinese New Year (Spring Festival, which falls January/February) are peak season. Avoid travelling at the start of May (Labour Day) and start of October (National Day) if you want to keep costs low.

Shoulder Season:
The best times to book cheap flights to Beijing are spring and fall. If you avoid Labor Day and National Day, you can save on hotel accommodations.

Off Season:
Winter is off season.

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Getting around Beijing

There are plenty of ways to get around this enormous city. Beijing has an extensive bus and subway network to get you where you need to go. The subway is fastest and easiest, but will be very crowded during rush hour. Buses are always crowded. 

The taxis run off of metres, and are very easy to find, but many drivers don’t speak English, so it helps to have your destination written in Chinese. 

Cycle rickshaws are another option, but you will have to bargain your rate, and some drivers demand more when you arrive at your destination. 

You can also rent a car and driver for the day, or rent your own car. Be aware that you won’t be able to leave the city limits if you’re driving. The city is too large to walk, but you can certainly take public transportation or a taxi to a particular area and then explore on foot. 

If you are brave enough, rent a bicycle and ride alongside the busy traffic. Biking is very popular in Beijing and bike lanes are clearly marked. If you get overwhelmed, go with the flow of cycling traffic, especially when crossing streets.    

 

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