In general, May is the cheapest month to fly from South Africa to Beijing. Due to it being the ‘off-season’ during this time, you can expect flight prices to be around R10 132. If you are unable to visit Beijing during the month of May, then departing from South Africa during the month November is also very affordable. Most momondo users find prices during this month for around R10 472.
In general, most travellers find the cheapest time to book a flight to Beijing is about 45 days prior to their departure date, when tickets on average are R11 171.
The cheapest day to depart on your flight to Beijing is on a Monday when prices can be found for as low as R10 337. This is often the case because there is less demand to fly during this day of the week. Flights from South Africa to Beijing on a Friday will generally be more expensive and average around R11 107. Keep in mind that these prices on both days could fluctuate depending on the season and the demand.
Our most recent data shows that the best time of day to fly to Beijing is at midday. Flights from South Africa to Beijing during this time can be as low as R10 007. In contrast, the most expensive time of day to depart to Beijing is in the afternoon when prices are around R11 540.