Holidays to Beijing

When you're in Beijing, you get the feeling you're in a country that wants you to know exactly how powerful it is. Beijing has been the longtime capital and home of the imperial dynasties for over 2000 years. Walk into Tiananmen Square , the largest urban square in the world, …

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How to get to Beijing

Here's what you need to know about getting to Beijing. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Beijing takes 10 hours, 35 minutes.

When to go to Beijing

Typical Holiday Price

£927 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Beijing varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - October is the cheapest month to go to Beijing.

Where to stay in Beijing

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Beijing, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Beijing

Tara Playfair | Trip by SkyscannerGreat Wall of China (万里长城)
Great Wall of China (万里长城)
Arockia Ferdin | Trip by SkyscannerForbidden City (紫禁城)
Forbidden City (紫禁城)
Yvonne Brett | Trip by SkyscannerSummer Palace (颐和园)
Summer Palace (颐和园)
hu jie | Trip by SkyscannerTiananmen Square
Tiananmen Square
Leow Cheng Lam | Trip by SkyscannerTemple of Heaven
Temple of Heaven
Tom Dror | Trip by SkyscannerMutianyu Great Wall (慕田峪长城)
Mutianyu Great Wall (慕田峪长城)
maltman23 | Flickr798 Art Zone (北京798艺术区)
798 Art Zone (北京798艺术区)
金妮·丫丫 | FlickrBird Nest National Stadium (国家体育场)
Bird Nest National Stadium (国家体育场)
juan.aguere | FlickrGreat Wall at Badaling (八达岭长城)
Great Wall at Badaling (八达岭长城)
star5112 | FlickrWang Fu Jing Shopping Area (王府井)
Wang Fu Jing Shopping Area (王府井)

Reviews of Beijing

Nairne Chu
Nairne Chu

Beijing is the most charming city I have ever been to. If you have a chance to visit Beijing, don’t be hesitating. I’m sure you’ll enjoy spending time there just like I did.

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Joe Mama

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D'Maris Coffman
D'Maris CoffmanLondon

Beautiful city of almost 30 million people. Happened to be here on a rare stretch of clear days in 2013. Absolutely stunning and easily the most fascinating place I've yet been. Been back again in 2017 and 18 and amazed to see how much has changed!

Anna Penner-Ray
Anna Penner-RayHelena

I spent 13 months living in Beijing teaching ESL to kids. I loved it, the local population (all 20 million of them) are kind. Make sure to try jian bing (if you're vegetarian "wo bu yao ro" will be your best friend), visit the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, and wander through Wanfujing. I loved visiting the Temple of Heaven, and Lama Temple. Beijing's subway system is easy to navigate and inexpensive, you'll need to bargain with taxi drivers most of the time.

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