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Flights to Beijing

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Last minute flights to Beijing

Departure Wed, 30 Sep Return Mon, 05 Oct
LGW London
PKX Beijing
return from £597
Departure Thu, 01 Oct Return Mon, 05 Oct
MAN Manchester
PEK Beijing
return from £824
Departure Fri, 25 Sep Return Thu, 01 Oct
BHX Birmingham
PKX Beijing
return from £1,568
Departure Fri, 02 Oct Return Sat, 03 Oct
EDI Edinburgh
PEK Beijing
return from £2,519
Popular flight routes to Beijing
London - Beijing
return from £312
Manchester - Beijing
return from £362
Birmingham - Beijing
return from £361
Edinburgh - Beijing
return from £840
Glasgow - Beijing
return from £880
Newcastle - Beijing
return from £981

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. Check out our offers flight + hotel to Beijing!

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
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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.


    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.

FAQ's about Beijing

🔍 How can I find cheap flights to Beijing at Opodo?
At Opodo you can find flights from £168 to Beijing. Our offers are the result of a combination of different technologies, machine learning algorithms and real searches form our customers in our platform, so you can get the options that better suits your needs when flying to Beijing.
🖱️ When's the best time to book flights to Beijing?
The top month to book flights to Beijing is July, based on our Opodo UK customers. The next most popular booking period for Beijing flights is August. In third place: September. By this we mean when travellers book their tickets. For the best time to actually travel to Beijing, read on.
📅 When's the best time to go to Beijing?
We checked our customers' flight searches, and the winner of best time to fly to Beijing is... August. The next best month to travel to Beijing is September. And let's not forget July, the third top choice for when to go to Beijing. However if you prefer things on the less busy side, we can also tell you (quietly) that the least popular month for flights to Beijing is February.
✈️ Which airlines fly to Beijing from the UK?
Airlines flying direct from the UK to Beijing include: - Air China, which flies from London - China Southern Airlines, which has flights from London and Birmingham as well as Manchester to Beijing - Lufthansa, with flights from London to Beijing and Manchester and also from Birmingham Indirect flights from the UK to Beijing include: - China Southern Airlines, which flies from London and Manchester and also from Birmingham - Lufthansa, with flights from London and Manchester to Beijing plus Birmingham - Klm Royal Dutch Airlines, which has flights from London and Birmingham as well as from Newcastle to Beijing
🕑 How long before a flight to Beijing should I be at the airport?
If you want to be on time for your flight to Beijing, make sure to be at the airport at least two to three hours in advance. Check-ins, security controls, customs and boarding the airplane can take some time. At Opodo you can find the best deals for flights to Beijing departing from over 50 cities and choose from a variety of services that will improve your time at the airport and guarantee a much better travel experience, such as priority boarding and additional luggage. For more convenience, when booking your flight to Beijing at Opodo you can also add insurance or opt for a refundable fare and have a problem-free trip!
🛄 What is the name of Beijing’s airport?
Beijing is served by 3 airport[s]. Beijing Capital International Airport operates flights towards both domestic and international destinations within 50 cities, such as London, Manchester and Birmingham, the most popular routes.
📌 How far is Beijing’s airport from the city centre?
Beijing’s airport Beijing Capital International Airport is located 16 miles from the city centre.
💶 How much is the trip from the airport to Beijing’s city centre?
By Public transport: The price for the trip is about 0.46 GBP per person. By taxi: If you have more budget and prefer to take a taxi from Beijing Capital International Airport , for example, the average price for the ride to Beijing centre is around 1.48 GBP per km. By car: For more convenience and freedom during your stay, Opodo has the best offers of car rentals in Beijing. Pick your preferred car type and get from Beijing Capital International Airport to Beijing city centre on your own terms.
💳 How much should I budget for a trip to Beijing?
If you are going to Beijing, here is a list with an average price of some goods:
  • - Inexpensive Restaurant: 3.42 GBP
  • - Mid Range Restaurante: 22.82 GBP
  • - Cheap Restaurant: 3.99 GBP
  • - Domestic Beer: 1.54 GBP
  • - Imported Beer: 2.85 GBP
  • - Coffee: 3.45 GBP
  • - SoftDrink: 0.38 GBP
  • - Water: 0.26 GBP
⛅ What is the weather like in Beijing?
If you're looking for summer vibes, the best time to travel to Beijing is in June, July and August, when the average temperature reaches 25.71 °C, while May, March and January are the 3 sunniest months of the year, with an average of 210.06 hours. If you prefer colder temperatures, however, make sure you visit Beijing during the months of January, February and December to experience an average of -1.65 °C. For those who don't care too much about temperatures, but want to avoid getting wet in the rain, it's important to avoid travelling during January, December and February, when the average precipitation in Beijing is 5.6 mm, while the months of January, February and March are drier, with an average of 0 mm.

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