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Cheap flights to China from R13 141

This is the cheapest return flight price found by a momondo user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight to China departing on 3/11. Fares may change, and may not be available for all flights or travel dates. Click the price to refresh the search for this deal.
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Recent flights found to popular cities in China

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Singapore Airlines
Nov 3
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Jul 1
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29h 10m
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Oct 20
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28h 30m
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Etihad Airways
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Aug 2
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23h 10m
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Sep 7
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27h 15m
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Sep 10
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China flights insights and trends

Explore insights for your China flight to craft the best travel plan

What is the cheapest flight to China?

If you are looking to fly to China for less, look to airlines like AirAsia, China Southern, and Air China, with prices starting at R2 805, R6 484, and R7 624 respectively.
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What are the most popular cities to visit in China?

For momondo users, the most popular city in China is Guangzhou, which is visited about 41% more often than any other city in China. Other very common cities that our users travel to are Shanghai and Beijing.

How long is the flight from South Africa to China?

The flight from South Africa to China depends on which airports you’re departing from and arriving to, and whether or not you have a layover. If you fly from Johannesburg OR Tambo (a popular airport in South Africa) to Shanghai Hongqiao Intl (the most popular airport in China), then the flight time is 18h 40m on average. If you fly from Cape Town Intl (another popular airport in South Africa) to Shanghai Hongqiao Intl, then the average flight time is 19h 45m.

Which airlines fly to China?

Qatar Airways, Emirates and Ethiopian Air are the top three most popular airlines that fly to China according to our data. Qatar Airways is the first choice among our users, with 44% of people opting to fly with this airline when travelling to China. Keep in mind that there are 10 different airlines that fly to China on a routine basis, so you have a few additional options to choose from.

Cheapest flights to cities in China

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Cheap China flight deals and tips

Summary info about China flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price

R8 326

Best Round-Trip Price

R13 141

Fastest flight time

18h 05m

Operated By

8 airlines
The best one-way flight price to China from South Africa in the last 72 hours is R8 326 (Johannesburg OR Tambo to Shanghai Pu Dong).
The best round-trip flight price to China from South Africa in the last 72 hours is R13 141 (Johannesburg OR Tambo to Guangzhou Baiyun).
The fastest flight to China from South Africa takes 18h 05m (Johannesburg OR Tambo to Guangzhou Baiyun).
There are 8 airlines operating flights to China, including Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Ethiopian Air.

Useful information for your flight to China

Get up-to-date answers for some of the most frequently asked questions regarding flying to China

What is the most popular airport in China to fly to?

How much are flights to China?

You can expect to spend an average of R28 704 for a flight to China. However, our users found flights to China for R9 614, which is the cheapest price we’ve seen in the past week. R61 606 per ticket tends to be the most expensive a flight to China will get, whereas anything for R26 722 or less is considered a good deal.

What is the best day of the week to fly to China?

Flying to China on a Friday or Wednesday is your best option since this is when flight prices tend to be at their lowest for the week. The most expensive day of the week to fly to China is on a Saturday.

Where is it cheapest to fly into China?

Shenzhen airport in Shenzhen has the cheapest flights when visiting China, with an average airfare of R9 614. Beijing Capital airport in Beijing is the second cheapest destination in China, with an average airfare of R14 456.

When did momondo last update prices for flights to China?

Prices for flights to China are refreshed on a daily basis.

How many operators does momondo search for flights to China?

How old do you have to be to fly to China?

The minimum age a child must be to fly alone is five but airlines that offer an unaccompanied minor (UNMR) service will have their own age restrictions, including rules around flight length, timings, and stopovers. We always recommend checking with the individual airline you are booking with to travel to China.

What documentation or ID do you need to fly to China?

The required travel and health documents for your China trip may vary depending on your itinerary and personal circumstances. As a general rule, you should carry multiple documents, including a national ID card or driver's licence and a passport valid for six months after your intended arrival at China. We recommend that you seek guidance from your airline or a reliable third party such as IATA.


Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to find a flight deal to China?

We help find the flight that best suits your needs; momondo compares prices from hundreds of airlines and travel agents and helps you filter them to find the best flight for you.

Can I find flights to China with flexible booking policies on momondo?

Yes. momondo enables you to select and highlight flights to China with this policy.

How can momondo help me find flights to China?

Once you have performed a search in the form on the page, momondo provides useful filters and insights. We can show you the cheapest days and times to fly as well as filter your options to help you make an informed choice when booking flights to China.

I’m not ready to book a flight to China right now. Can momondo alert me if prices change?

If you are not ready to book a flight to China now, use our insights above to find helpful tips or alternatively set up a price alert; this is where momondo will track prices on flights to China and let you know when they change.


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Cheapest flight routes to China

These routes have the cheapest flights to China found by momondo users in South Africa
DepartingDestinationBest TimeBest Price
JohannesburgGuangzhou15h 35mR13 012
Cape TownShanghai19h 45mR13 398
JohannesburgShanghai18h 40mR14 354
JohannesburgBeijing18h 00mR15 383
Sun City ResortShanghai28h 10mR15 512
Cape TownBeijing20h 20mR16 706
Cape TownGuangzhou26h 15mR19 353
JohannesburgXiamen25h 55mR20 125
JohannesburgKunming25h 45mR25 969