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Flights to China information

Popular destinations Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou
Flights depart from New Zealand
Flight price $701
Distance 10,953 km
Avg. flight duration 12h 02m
Airlines China Eastern, Qantas Airways, China Southern, Hainan Airlines, Cathay Pacific

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Shanghai
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Guangzhou
Direct from $1,071.47
Beijing
1 stop from $777.75

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FAQs - Booking China flights

How long is the flight to China?

The average direct flight from New Zealand to China takes 22h 42m, covering a distance of 9936 km. The most popular route is Wellington - Zhengzhou with an average flight time of 20h 40m.

What is the cheapest flight to China?

The cheapest ticket to China from New Zealand found in the last 72 hours was $526. The most popular route is Wellington to Zhengzhou and the cheapest airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $1,084.

Which airlines fly to China?

KLM, China Southern & Air New Zealand fly the most frequently from New Zealand to China.

What are the most popular destinations in China?

Based on KAYAK flight searches, the most popular destination is Shanghai (42% of total searches to China). The next most popular destinations are Zhengzhou (12%) and Nanjing (11%). Searches for flights to Guangzhou (9%), Beijing (6%) and Xi'an (4%) are also popular.

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Airports
Origin
Christchurch
$736
only
$736
Auckland
$701
only
$701
Destination
Beijing
$701
only
$701
Shanghai
$1,037
only
$1,037
$1,037
only
$1,037
Guangzhou
$738
only
$738
Nanjing
$914
only
$914
Fri, 23 Aug
AKL
Auckland Intl
PEK
Beijing Capital
18h 15m
Sun, 1 Sep
PEK
Beijing Capital
AKL
Auckland Intl
39h 30m
Trip: 10 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 6,371 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.6
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
6.3
Food
6.1
JFK
PVG
Excellent 8.4

Cons: I have read many negative things about China eastern and experienced changes and delays with flights from them.. However my flight experiences with them this time was positive. Food is not gourmet, but I am traveling economy.

LAX
PVG
Good 7.3

Pros: My flight had plenty of leg-room and I was able to sleep for 2/3 of the 12 hou flight

Cons: The plane was on the cold side an I only packed for the tropics. None of the phone chargers in my row worked

KMG
PVG
Good 6.8

Pros: Crew is nice and helpful.

Cons: Seats are distinctly too small in both directions.

YVR
NKG
Okay 4.3

Pros: The food was very good.

Cons: The amenities and how i was treated was poor. They cater to Chinese people only. Will not fly again.

PVG
HNL
Good 7.6

Pros: Crew is great in every way.

Cons: Seats are way too small.

Mon, 11 Nov
CHC
Christchurch
PEK
Beijing Capital
21h 00m
Sun, 24 Nov
PEK
Beijing Capital
CHC
Christchurch
19h 10m
Trip: 14 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4,600 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
HND
SYD
Excellent 8.6

Pros: fast trip from japan all ontime quick boarding and unloading

Cons: the food main meal on an australian airline consisted of meal a) sushi etc b)Japanese style chicken and boiled rice (chicken thigh full of fat and sauce was greasy) could not eat c)pasta twists with dried up sauce (could not eat) very poor quality food will bring my own next time no plain option

CNS
BNE
Excellent 8.3

Cons: They didn’t leave my food. They took it away.

SFO
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew was nice and friendly. Economy class seats are never super comfy, however, they were just fine.

MEL
LAX
Excellent 9.6

Pros: I liked that nothing was a hassle to get to, the staff were amazing and the pilot was well-skilled.

Cons: My only con was the fact that there were many people around me coughing. That's not your fault though, I understand. But still, it was nasty.

MEL
LAX
Okay 5.2

Pros: A basic US domestic flight

Cons: Entertainment, wifi, better food options, more room and comfort. Basically, more like Qantas

Tue, 6 Aug
AKL
Auckland Intl
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
12h 35m
Wed, 14 Aug
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
AKL
Auckland Intl
11h 30m
Trip: 9 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 24 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.8
CTU
PEK
Good 6.5

Pros: Pilot kept us well informed.

Cons: Even though ground service was servicing the front of the plane, they were unable to service the rear of the aircraft for another hour. Don’t they know that every plane has a front AND a back. When we arrived at RDU, AA did not have someone available for nearly 20 min to get someone to us deplane

AKL
CAN
Excellent 8.3

Cons: seats didn't recline as much as they should have been able to in the space.

WUH
SFO
Good 6.6

Cons: I was traveling with friends who's flight kept getting canceled without any notifications, only found out till check in. I had an added layover that I didn't know about. My friends and I will avoid China Southern airlines in the future

NNG
WUH
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Crew was great with service even though they must have been super tired from the flight.

Cons: More leg-room and space to stretch.

LAX
CAN
Good 7.3

Pros: The ride was very smooth. There are a lot of bathrooms.

Cons: The leg room was small.

Sun, 8 Sep
AKL
Auckland Intl
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
45h 35m
Fri, 13 Sep
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
AKL
Auckland Intl
22h 45m
Trip: 6 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 1,504 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
8.0
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.7
SEA
PEK
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Nice crew and they spoke English.

SZX
CTU
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Airline Lounges

YYZ
PEK
Excellent 9.6

Pros: More leg room for economy class would always be much appreciated.

LAX
CKG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Hawaiian really is a hospitable airline, they have a good heart.

CAN
PEK
Excellent 9.6

Cons: Food

Fri, 11 Oct
AKL
Auckland Intl
NKG
Nanking/Nanjing Lukou Intl
27h 25m
Tue, 15 Oct
NKG
Nanking/Nanjing Lukou Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
18h 50m
Trip: 5 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 5,935 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
8.2
Food
7.7
MNL
HKG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: They are amazing

MNL
HKG
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: 2:40 flight delay - terrible food and very limited choice on the entetainment system - a terrible airline

TPE
HKG
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Delay

Cons: Don't delay

HKG
BKK
Mediocre 2.3

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Arriving on time

MNL
HKG
Good 6.0

Cons: The crew should be friendlier while they deliver their service.

Sat, 12 Oct
AKL
Auckland Intl
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
18h 35m
Fri, 1 Nov
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
AKL
Auckland Intl
18h 20m
Trip: 21 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 6,371 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.6
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
6.3
Food
6.1
ICN
PVG
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Very comfortable seat. Excellent service.

Cons: Food

LAX
PVG
Good 7.3

Pros: My flight had plenty of leg-room and I was able to sleep for 2/3 of the 12 hou flight

Cons: The plane was on the cold side an I only packed for the tropics. None of the phone chargers in my row worked

KMG
ACX
Good 7.6

Pros: Crew was very helpful and friendly. Seats are a little bit too small with a little bit not enough room side to side and front to back.

Cons: Seat size would be my only complaint.

SZX
PVG
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Lost luggage

SGN
PVG
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Drinks and meals were delivered at reasonable intervals and the food was good.

Tue, 30 Jul
AKL
Auckland Intl
PEK
Beijing Capital
19h 00m
Sun, 4 Aug
PEK
Beijing Capital
AKL
Auckland Intl
38h 10m
Trip: 6 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 1,504 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
8.0
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.7
FCO
XIY
Excellent 8.8

Pros: Smiles,answer calls, clean toilets

Cons: Some notes in toilet might be inaccurate like ask us to install waste bin?

PEK
PRG
Okay 4.3

Cons: During my transit of 11h00 in Beijing i was stuck in an area without anything. I asked the Hainan crew to get something to drink and their answer was wait 3 hours before departure and you ll go trough immigration...... Hainan never more !!!!

PEK
SEA
Good 6.6

Pros: Seating was Comfortable.

Cons: Cancel the day of the flight. Had to leave the next day.

PVG
SEA
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: nothing I had a horible experience traviing through kayak and as a person that travels once a month i will never use your company again. I have neve been more screwed over then I was using your services and will not only myself not use you again but will and have told eveyone i know not to use you.

Cons: that as i tried to explain my issue you put a cap on what can be written( it stopped me from explaining my issue). horrible service and when i called i was given a run around in a third world country and left to fend for myself. I still cant explain my situation disaponiting kayak!!!!!!!

PEK
TLV
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Excellent crew, kind, helpful and smiling Nice food Good plane

Cons: Limited movie selection, considering this long flight

Wed, 31 Jul
AKL
Auckland Intl
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
16h 25m
Sun, 4 Aug
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
AKL
Auckland Intl
35h 05m
$1,037
Trip: 5 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 5,935 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
8.2
Food
7.7
HKG
MNL
Excellent 8.6

Cons: not much choices in the movie selection

HKG
JFK
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew was just good. Nothing over the top.

Cons: Better food.

HKG
JNB
Good 7.3

Pros: Seat was fine. Crew were helpful

Cons: Movies were a repeat of the outbound trip

BOM
HKG
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Cathay pacific is very professional. 100 times better than American Airlines in general

MNL
HKG
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: 2:40 flight delay - terrible food and very limited choice on the entetainment system - a terrible airline

Wed, 31 Jul
AKL
Auckland Intl
SHA
Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
16h 25m
Sun, 4 Aug
SHA
Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
35h 05m
$1,037
Trip: 5 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 5,935 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
8.2
Food
7.7
JFK
HKG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Attentive crew. Smooth flight.

Cons: Entertainment options limited but that’s a very small complaint.

HKG
JFK
Okay 4.0

Pros: All no!

Cons: Seats are too close!

JFK
YVR
Okay 5.0

Cons: I booked a window seat, got a middle seat.

LAX
HKG
Good 7.3

Pros: Entertainment option

Cons: 4hr to repair a tire, and crew rest limitation made extra stop at Taipei

BOM
HKG
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Cathay pacific is very professional. 100 times better than American Airlines in general

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