Flights to Beijing

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Last minute flights to Beijing

Departure Wed, 17 May Return Wed, 24 May
LHR London
PEK Beijing
return from £355
Departure Wed, 03 May Return Tue, 16 May
MAN Manchester
PEK Beijing
return from £416
Departure Sun, 07 May Return Thu, 11 May
SYD Sydney
PEK Beijing
return from £215
Departure Mon, 08 May Return Thu, 11 May
BHX Birmingham
PEK Beijing
return from £460
Popular flight routes to Beijing
London - Beijing
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Manchester - Beijing
return from £434
Athens - Beijing
return from £510
Edinburgh - Beijing
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Dusseldorf - Beijing
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Stuttgart - Beijing
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Trips to Beijing

Beijing travel

The capital of the People's Republic of China, Beijing, is the country's cultural, political and economic centre, located in the northern region close to Tianjin within the Hebei Province. As one of the six ancient cities in China, it has been a focal point for centuries. Trips to Beijing reveal a fusion of the old and new, and the city has a wide variety of fascinating sights and attractions; from iconic palaces and temples to the expanse of Tiananmen Square and the colossal Great Wall of China, while dazzling skyscrapers and buzzing shopping malls show Beijing's modern edge.

Things to do and places to see in Beijing

Beijing is a sprawling metropolis split into various districts. For a taste of Beijing's history, head to the Dong Cheng district and discover historical landmarks including Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Shopaholics can head to the shopping malls and markets around Wang Fu Jing and Chong Wen districts. Nearby, the central business district is formed of upmarket hotels and towering skyscrapers. One of the other highlights of any visit to Beijing is dining, ranging from traditional Chinese dishes to modern haute cuisine.

When visiting Beijing, be sure to:

  • Visit the imperial palaces of the Forbidden City, which is over 500 years old
  • Walk around the vast Tiananmen Square and visit Mao's mausoleum
  • Uncover the intricacies of typical Taoist architecture in action at the Temple of Heaven
  • Spend a day at the Great Wall of China, one of China's most emblematic sights
  • Taste delicious Beijing (Peking) roast duck
  • Sample crayfish and hot pot along the atmospheric Guijie (Ghost Street) in the Dongzhimennei Dajie
  • Hit the street markets and shopping malls around Wang Fu Jing and Chong Wen
  • Visit the imperial gardens of the Summer Palace
  • See the narrow lanes and traditional houses of the Hutongs
  • Watch a Beijing Opera, one of China's cultural treasures
  • Embrace the nightlife around the Tianqiao area, or head to bars in the San Li Tun district, popular with ex-pats
Beijing

Beijing airports

There is one main international airport that passengers may land at when they take flights to Beijing, known as Beijing Capital International Airport.

  • Beijing Capital International Airport

    Top airlines

    A number of airlines operate cheap flights to Beijing Airport including: Air China, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airline.

    Location

    Beijing Capital International Airport is approximately 20 miles northeast of the centre of Beijing.

    Transport options

    An airport shuttle runs between the airport and a variety of stations throughout the city. The Express Railway runs via Terminals 2 and 3, connecting with Sanyuanqiao Station (for subway line 10) and Dongzhimen (for subway lines 2 and 13). The Airport Community Bus operates a service to Shunyi District. Taxis are available in arrivals. There is a free shuttle service that links the terminals.