Cheap flights from the United States to China

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Feb 11 — Feb 181

How far in advance should I book a flight from USA to China?

To save up to 15% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 45 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from USA to China from $2,531 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $2,671 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from USA to China?

The best pricing can be found in the month of May. Prices to China from USA average $2,329. You can even find prices in May for less than $2,329, as users have found deals to China from as low as $1,453. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to China from USA. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 16%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from USA to China (US - CN)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from USA to China as you normally would.

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Reviews of Airlines Servicing China

China Airlines
8.7
Very good
41 reviews

Crew

9.1

Comfort

8.6

Food

8.2

Overall

8.7

Boarding

8.6

Entertainment

8.5

Reviews

1 / 7

I feel the whole trip was very smooth, no issues or concerns, until our landing to Taipei, it was very rough, almost threw up. Otherwise, everything was great.

China Airlines
8.7
Very good
41 reviews
China Airlines
8.7
Very good
41 reviews

Crew

9.1

Comfort

8.6

Food

8.2

Overall

8.7

Boarding

8.6

Entertainment

8.5

Reviews

1 / 7

I feel the whole trip was very smooth, no issues or concerns, until our landing to Taipei, it was very rough, almost threw up. Otherwise, everything was great.

China Southern
8.5
Very good
4 reviews
China Airlines
8.7
Very good
41 reviews

Crew

9.1

Comfort

8.6

Food

8.2

Overall

8.7

Boarding

8.6

Entertainment

8.5

Reviews

1 / 7

I feel the whole trip was very smooth, no issues or concerns, until our landing to Taipei, it was very rough, almost threw up. Otherwise, everything was great.

Japan Airlines
7.9
Good
175 reviews
China Airlines
8.7
Very good
41 reviews

Crew

9.1

Comfort

8.6

Food

8.2

Overall

8.7

Boarding

8.6

Entertainment

8.5

Reviews

1 / 7

I feel the whole trip was very smooth, no issues or concerns, until our landing to Taipei, it was very rough, almost threw up. Otherwise, everything was great.

EVA Air
7.8
Good
72 reviews
China Airlines
8.7
Very good
41 reviews

Crew

9.1

Comfort

8.6

Food

8.2

Overall

8.7

Boarding

8.6

Entertainment

8.5

Reviews

1 / 7

I feel the whole trip was very smooth, no issues or concerns, until our landing to Taipei, it was very rough, almost threw up. Otherwise, everything was great.

Qatar Airways
7.3
Good
1,040 reviews
China Airlines
8.7
Very good
41 reviews

Crew

9.1

Comfort

8.6

Food

8.2

Overall

8.7

Boarding

8.6

Entertainment

8.5

Reviews

1 / 7

I feel the whole trip was very smooth, no issues or concerns, until our landing to Taipei, it was very rough, almost threw up. Otherwise, everything was great.

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about USA to China flights.

What airports serve USA to China flights?

There is an assortment of airports that offer flights to China from the US. Washington DC is the home of Washington Dulles Airport which has flights into China. This airport is located 26 miles from the city center and is a hub for United Airlines. Another popular city to depart for China is Boston, which is home to Logan International Airport. This airport has four terminals and six runways. Some of the top destinations in China when leaving from the USA include Shanghai, Beijing, and Guangzhou. Those going into Guangzhou will often do so through Los Angeles International Airport.

Which airlines fly directly from the US to China?

There are many direct, nonstop flight options between China and the United States. New York City is one of the more popular options with direct flights that are around 15h 00m in duration. The flights are operated by China Eastern Airlines and United Airlines. Beijing is also a common destination that can be reached on a direct flight from Seattle / Tacoma International Airport. Hainan Airlines offers direct flights from this location, which involve about 11h 45m of time in the air.

What are the stopover options between USA and China?

In addition to offering direct flights, Beijing can be reached from Seattle using Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and Air Canada for a stopover flight. Some of the stopover locations to expect include Shanghai Pu Dong, San Francisco International, and San Jose International airports. Most flights with stopovers are less expensive than direct flights for these routes. To reach Shanghai from New York, there are also flights that incorporate stops. These are offered by Emirates Airlines, China Airlines, and JetBlue among others. These flights can be as short as 16h 20m to as long as 32h 10m with the longer flights often being less expensive.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from the USA to China?

Travelers coming from the United States to China are required to have both a passport and a visa. There is also a requirement to have a return ticket.

Which airlines flying from United States to China have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from United States to China have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Hainan Airlines, American Airlines, and Sichuan Airlines are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Hainan Airlines with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from USA to China for under $1,000 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from USA to China for under $1,000. The cheapest flight booked recently is on China Airlines for just $955, but on average you can expect to pay $989.

Are there nonstop flights from USA to China for under $2,500 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from USA to China under $2,500. A good price for a nonstop flight from USA to China is less than $2,718.

Are there last-minute flights available from USA to China for under $1,200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from USA to China within the next 7 days for less than $1,200.

What are the most eco-friendly airlines from the USA to China?

You will find eco-friendly flights to China from the USA from major US airports like John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and O'Hare International Airport (ORD), Chicago. United Airlines, Air China, and American Airlines provide sustainable travel from JFK to Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG). For example, American Airlines has heavily invested in a more efficient modern fleet with additions of winglets, paperless cabins, adopting a one-engine taxiing policy, and reducing weight on the planes to cut costs and greenhouse gas emissions. It also strives to create a sustainable aircraft both on the ground and in the sky through material recycling, reducing noise pollution, and responsibly managing wastes. United Airlines commits to lowering its impact on the environment by using more efficient fuels to cut down on emissions, making partnerships to promote sustainable travel, and promoting the use of sustainable products.

How can I fly more sustainably from the USA to China?

You can make flying from the USA to China more sustainable by taking a few steps individually. The first step is to prioritize eco-friendly airlines. Whenever you have the option, go for airlines that invest in more efficient alternative fuels, have modern fleets, and ferry more passengers at once. This would help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least half. Remember to pack light and carry only what's needed to reduce the baggage on the aircraft, thus saving fuel and reducing carbon emissions. Additionally, go for direct flight deals as connecting flights cover greater distances, thus consuming more fuel and increasing emissions to the environment.

Top 10 airlines flying from USA to China

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from USA to China choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
United AirlinesCheapest$368Average$3,233FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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ANACheapest$441Average$1,625FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time80%COVID-19 safety
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SWISSCheapest$468Average$1,013FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time79%COVID-19 safety
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Asiana AirlinesCheapest$536Average$1,502FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time76%COVID-19 safety
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Korean AirCheapest$616Average$1,640FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time81%COVID-19 safety
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Qatar AirwaysCheapest$647Average$1,138FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time68%COVID-19 safety
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AeromexicoCheapest$679Average$799FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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Japan AirlinesCheapest$731Average$1,104FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time79%COVID-19 safety
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KLMCheapest$771Average$1,063FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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Air FranceCheapest$772Average$1,274FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time77%COVID-19 safety
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