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Flights to China information

Popular destinations Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou
Flights depart from New Zealand
Flight price $612
Distance 10,953 km
Airlines Qantas Airways, Virgin Australia, Sichuan Airlines, China Southern

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Shanghai
1 stop from $875.38
Beijing
1 stop from $999.55
Guangzhou
1 stop from $1,370.06

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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 25h 05m, covering a distance of 9936 km. The most popular route is Auckland - Shanghai with an average flight time of 12h 06m.

What is the cheapest flight to China?

The cheapest ticket to China from New Zealand found in the last 72 hours was $612. The most popular route is Auckland to Shanghai and the cheapest airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $649.

Which airlines fly to China?

China Southern, KLM & 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 (53% of total searches to China). The next most popular destinations are Beijing (11%) and Guangzhou (10%). Searches for flights to Jinan (3%), Ürümqi (2%) and Shenzhen (2%) are also popular.

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(Return)
Airports
Origin
Auckland
$612
only
$612
Destination
Beijing
$950
only
$950
Shanghai
$612
only
$612
$667
only
$667
Guangzhou
$1,253
only
$1,253
Mon, 11 May
AKL
Auckland Intl
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
16h 20m
Sat, 6 Jun
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
AKL
Auckland Intl
14h 45m
Trip: 27 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 4,785 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
LAX
MEL
Good 7.6

Pros: The crew was very nice.

Cons: We received a food menu at the start of the flight, but didn’t get the mid flight snack that was shown, would like to have hotter coffee

SYD
LAX
Good 7.6

Pros: Crew and plane were fine. Nothing super special. Definitely less desirable a flight than European.

Cons: The international flights Quantas runs are fine. Beware of JETSTAR this airline is somehow even worse than value airlines in the United States. They weigh bags at check in, harass customers, the worst experience I have ever had in the air. Fly anyone else. JETSTAR IS BEYOND TERRIBLE.

SYD
SFO
Okay 4.3

Pros: Not confortable at all! I was in the middle seat in the center of the plane and hD to get up every time people had to use the restroom. I could not sleep at all in the 14 hour flight - not to mention after a 6 hour delay - with poor communication on what the delays were all about. 4 different times the flight was delayed with no explanation. I liked nothing about this overpriced, under served flight.

Cons: 6 hours delayed in Sydney and nobody was telling us what was going on. I got sick while waiting, and was in a lot of pain all the way home. Also i had to pay $304 change fee to change my flight to Sydney to SFO from the original Melbourne to LAX To SFO thinking since I was coming home from Sydney I could change to a direct flight to SFO and get home early, but it took about 6 hours later because of the delay and I lost $304 in change fees even though I booked the fight via reward mileage and gave up 80,000 miles for this flight, and on top of that, when I changed the Sydney to SFO flight the system would not let me change my seat and I was booked in the middle of the plane in the middle in a 4 person row with 3 seats on the right and 3 on the left. I always fly in the window seat to help me sleep easier and not have to get up every time someone had to use the restroom. This was a 14 hour flight and I got no sleep at all and the 6 hour delay killed me. This was an awful experience and I don’t believe the $304 charge was worth it considering I paid 80,000 miles + taxes. I am complaining to executive management all the way to the top about this terrible expensive poor experience.

LAX
MEL
Good 7.3

Cons: Plane needed updated, looked old and some seats had to be fixed mid flight

SYD
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Pros: The crew was very good! Gave us a lot of snacks. Bathrooms were clean and crew passed out hygiene kits.

Cons: Need more than 1.5 meals for a 14 hr flight. Plenty of snacks were given.

Sun, 26 Apr
AKL
Auckland Intl
PEK
Beijing Capital
36h 10m
Sun, 3 May
PEK
Beijing Capital
AKL
Auckland Intl
27h 00m
Trip: 8 days
8.0Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 3,438 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
AKL
SYD
Okay 5.0

Cons: Flight was 90 minutes delayed for "maintenance requirements" (the inbound flight arrived late as well), and my one checked bag was not loaded.

SYD
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew were good but looks like they forgot to serve snacks for few of us at the back, otherwise service was good.

Cons: Put more attention to customers.

SYD
MEL
Good 6.0

Cons: Delayed flight yet again

LAX
SYD
Good 7.0

Pros: The food was very good and It felt spacious for economy class.

Cons: The flight attendants on Virgin seemed very crabby. It would of been nice for them to smile once in a while and give eye contact.

LAX
SYD
Excellent 9.3

Pros: At the check-in counter, Alieta was extremely helpful and went out of her way to assist me with a mistake on my travel visa. The flight attendant crew was superb, attentive, and friendly.

Thu, 9 Jan
AKL
Auckland Intl
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
26h 40m
Fri, 31 Jan
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
AKL
Auckland Intl
30h 15m
$1,253
Trip: 23 days
7.1Good Show reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 173 reviews
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.1
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
6.4
Food
6.9
CTU
BKK
Mediocre 2.8

Cons: Sichuan Airlines changed the flight time forward to 1525 from 1605 with no notice. The Flight was not posted on the departure board until it was time to check in leaving us confused as to whether the flight was going or cancelled.

CTU
TNA
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The flight attendants were awesome and the food was good.

Cons: All was good

TNA
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: NA

Cons: The hyphen in first name separated name into first and middle. We canceled flight because airline wanted to charge for correcting the name that their system won’t take.

CTU
NRT
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew was efficient and friendly. Boarding was quick and painless. They served lunch that was fairly good standard food. For a specialty Chinese airline the English was quite good and entertainment choices were varied enough with English (foreign) movies and shows. Subtitles were available as well. The aircraft itself was clean and comfortable.

Cons: Entertainment was a little lacking due to it being a Chinese specialty flight but there were enough shows and movies in English it wasn't a huge issue. The shows/movies were maybe a little of the not popular sort but, again, they were entertaining.

CNX
XIY
Okay 4.6

Pros: The crew was good. The flight was quick and direct.

Cons: So they had a very quick food service then because of turbulence they closed the bathrooms and made everyone stay in their seats. I have 3 little kids and a wife with a small bladder. Over the course of 4 hours they need to use the bathroom sometime. My kids were literally crying because they had...

Wed, 4 Mar
AKL
Auckland Intl
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
17h 25m
Sat, 28 Mar
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
AKL
Auckland Intl
23h 10m
Trip: 24 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 4,785 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SYD
ADL
Mediocre 3.3

Cons: I pay for the airspace above my seat - I didn't get it! Flight attendant obese and not me twice. QF need to lock their cattle class seat backs - insufficient seat pitch to allow leaning.

LAX
SYD
Good 7.6

Pros: I like the fact that qantas boards the passengers in the back and works their way forward! Ive seen airlines do the opposite and it takes forever and very inefficient. So good job qantas. Much appreciated.

Cons: Food could be better and cabin and bathroom cleaned more thoroughly.

PER
SYD
Okay 5.3

Cons: Window seat.... 9A ..... no window......

SFO
SYD
Excellent 9.6

Pros: The crew was amazing! Its amazing the difference in overall politeness of that australian based flight crew vs a US based crew. Every need, every question, every request answered with a smile.

LAX
MEL
Good 7.3

Cons: Plane needed updated, looked old and some seats had to be fixed mid flight

Wed, 4 Mar
AKL
Auckland Intl
SHA
Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
17h 25m
Sat, 28 Mar
SHA
Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
15h 15m
Trip: 24 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 4,785 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
LHR
SIN
Okay 4.0

Pros: Nothing really.

Cons: I was stopped at gate check in and taken to one side as the passport control had reported me for being intoxicated. I was injured in the armed forces and have a bit of a balance problem as lost most my hearing. I think drink alcohol any more. I asked for an aisle seat as I'm a big guy but was put on seat E next to a huge fat guy so was unable to sit properly. I couldn't get out of the seat once as he just slept and must of drempt as kept jumping and banging me. I had 1 meal on the over 13hr flight, which I couldn't eat properly as was unable to use the knife & fork due to the huge obese guy next to me. I asked the stewardess to wake me at all meal times. Which she didn't. So missed all the meals and tea/coffee. I was looking forward to the put a too. The London to Singapore flight was a total let down and I expected so much more from Quantus as they have always been top standard before. Overall disgusted in the service.

LAX
MEL
Good 7.3

Cons: Plane needed updated, looked old and some seats had to be fixed mid flight

LAX
BNE
Excellent 8.3

Pros: The crew was nice, the movie selection was good.

Cons: More space in seats

BNE
AKL
Excellent 9.3

Cons: We booked vegan meals which came and were pretty good. But afterwards, the cabin crew handed out icecreams and then Fantales and had no vegan options for those treats.

MEL
HBA
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Short flight, but they fed us great food, great service, even good wine.

Fri, 13 Dec
AKL
Auckland Intl
PEK
Beijing Capital
30h 05m
Fri, 20 Dec
PEK
Beijing Capital
AKL
Auckland Intl
28h 10m
$1,547
Trip: 8 days
7.2Good Show reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 5,489 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.8
KUL
CAN
Good 6.0

Cons: food, though i liked breakfast (dim sum and fruits including guava)

SIN
CAN
Good 7.3

Cons: One of the flight attendants seemed a bit snappy when talking to passengers who had questions.

DEL
CAN
Good 6.0

Pros: Fast flight. Small layover

Cons: Entertainment system was broken, so no movies ☹️

CAN
YVR
Okay 5.6

Cons: I requested fruit platter as my food, but they did not have any information for that. So they did not give me any food for this 14+6 hours long flights

CAN
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: It was a nice flight ✈️

Cons: Food

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