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Busy Beijing is where history seamlessly blends with modernity. Start your journey at the heart of the metropolis, Tiananmen Square, which is home to iconic landmarks like the Forbidden City. This imperial palace has over 600 years of history to discover. Then, dive into Beijing’s contemporary side by visiting the buildings that make up its futuristic skyline, including architectural marvels like the Bird's Nest and Water Cube.

Fly to Beijing with British Airways and take in the grandeur of the Temple of Heaven and the peaceful beauty of the Summer Palace, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Tick off more of the country’s history with a visit to the unmissable Great Wall of China. Then stroll through Beijing’s traditional hutongs – these narrow alleyways offer a glimpse into local life. When you’ve worked up an appetite, try authentic Peking duck and explore the thriving street food scene. Make sure to pack a camera if you’ve planned your visit in the spring, as you’ll be treated to cherry blossom-filled parks around the city. Book your flights to Beijing now.

Beijing flight FAQs

How long is a flight to Beijing?

A flight from London Heathrow to Beijing Daxing Airport takes around 10 hours.

What’s the cheapest month to fly to Beijing?

Use our low fare finder to discover the cheapest time to visit Beijing. Spring and autumn are the most popular times to explore the city, so book your flights for summer or winter to save while still enjoying the city’s historical sites and other attractions.

Is Beijing cheap to visit?

You can make a trip to Beijing fit any budget. Indulge in street food and visit small eateries to savour authentic Chinese flavours on a budget. Many of Beijing's top attractions, like the Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace, offer discounted entry for students and seniors. You can also explore Tiananmen Square for free. To get around, save on taxis by using Beijing's efficient public transport system to discover the city and its outskirts.

Is it easy to get around Beijing?

Once you touch down at Beijing Daxing Airport, you’re 50km from the city centre. You can catch the high-speed subway and railway line to reach Caoqiao or Beijing West stations in around 20 minutes. Taxis and buses can be easily found outside the airport terminal.

Why visit Beijing?

Beijing is packed with excitement. Visit its 798 Art District, a vibrant hub of contemporary art with galleries, studios and street art that captures China's modern creative scene. Discover the historic Confucius Temple, an oasis of calm in the busy city, celebrating the teachings and philosophy of Confucius. For another site that’s stood the test of time, visit the Lama Temple to learn about Buddhism and see its unforgettable architecture. Continue your journey to Prince Gong’s Mansion, a Qing Dynasty palace and garden that offers a glimpse into the country’s imperial history and traditional Chinese architecture. Finally, don’t miss Baigongfang Hutong, a historic hutong, filled with traditional shops, tea houses and local culture.

Why fly British Airways to Beijing?

Discover outstanding service from the moment you book. Fly with just hand baggage and you can carry two bags free of charge. Choose our checked baggage option and you can travel with hand baggage and a 23kg bag checked into the hold, plus enjoy free seat selection 24 hours before you fly. On board you’ll find HEPA-filtered air, quality on-board catering, and a warm, uniquely British welcome.

Simply relax and let us take care of you, every step of the way.

Beijing Travel Essentials

Flight time

10 hours

Time zone

GMT +8


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