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Tips and tricks to help you find cheap flights from London to Beijing International

Favourite airline: Swiss
8 % of flights on the route London – Beijing International are booked with Swiss.
Swiss
8 %
Lufthansa
7 %
Air China
2 %
Tip: book 3 weeks before departure
If booked 3 weeks before travel, flights cost only £307.00.
22 days before departure
Direct flights are more expensive
Flights with a stopover are on average £113.00 cheaper than direct flights.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
09h 45min
16h 35min
18h 20min
£476
£393
£363
Favourite connection: via Amsterdam
30 % of tickets booked on this route are for flights via Amsterdam.
Route
bookings
1 stopover Amsterdam Schiphol
13h 15min, from £400
30 %
1 stopover Zurich (Zürich)-Kloten
13h 35min, from £460
20 %
1 stopover Dubai
17h 25min, from £463
17 %

Useful information about the flight from London to Beijing International

Beijing: multi-faceted cultural metropolis

China’s capital Beijing always makes for a very special travel destination. The city promises to be an unforgettable destination not only due to its location and climate, but also thanks to the culture and mentality of its inhabitants. Many visitors return.

Festivals in Peking: best time to visit

From April to October is a particularly good time to visit Beijing. During these months countless festivals and public holidays are celebrated in the city. Popular festivals are the International Beer Festival, which is Cina’s October Fest and the traditional Daxing Watermelon Festival. Several Temple festivals also take place throughout the year and are a welcome contrast to the many street festivals. The Chinese new Year, celebrated on the first full moon of the year, between 21. January and 21 February, is also a good time to visit.

Preparing to travel: visa and health matters

British passport holder will need a visa to visit Beijing as a tourist. Visas are valid 30 days and passport should be valid for at least 6 months as well as having one or two empty pages for entry stamps. It is advisable to have booster vaccines for the usual diseases, however, this is not compulsory. Please also consult the Foreign office travel website before travelling. It is not advisable to drink tap water in China, please drink bottled water, or filter or boil tap water before consumption. There are several markets in Beijing selling souvenirs. Prices on restaurants and supermarkets can be up to 50 percent lower than in the UK.

Once in Beijing: taxis, public transport and accommodation

The Airport shuttle bus and Express Railway will take travellers from Beijing airport to the city centre and vice versa for around 30 CNY. The local buses from airport to central Beijing are a cheaper alternative, costing around a third. Taxis are between 100 and 200 CNY depending on the exact destination. Accommodation prices vary as always. A guesthouse or backpacker hostel will cost around 60 CNY, rooms in 3 star hotels are available for about 240 CNY upwards per person per night. An affordable underground system will transport you anywhere in the city, or you can take one of the many buses in the inner city region as well as suburbs. Taxis start at about 20 CNY for the first km and cost about 2.50 CNY for every km thereafter. Cycling around the city is a wonderful way of exploring Beijing.

Flight information London - Beijing International
Cheap direct flights
Flight details London - Beijing International
  • Flight duration: min. 10:00 / max. 10:30
  • Distance: 8146 km
  • Flights per week: 27
  • Return flight duration: min. 11:20 / max. 11:35