The cheapest times to fly from CAN to ATL are

  • January 15th to April 22nd (except the week of January 22nd)
  • September 3rd to December 9th (except the week of November 26th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from CAN to ATL is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $2196 for Sunday flights during early January, or as low as $727 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Atlanta

Flying from Guangzhou (CAN) to Atlanta, GA (ATL) will usually cost between $839 to $1716 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $929. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1860. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $931 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1281 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CAN to ATL flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the CAN to ATL route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

CAN to ATL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CAN to ATL flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Guangzhou. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Atlanta, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Guangzhou. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $184 (13%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1170. Return trip prices are from the ATL to CAN flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from CAN to ATL can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 58 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from CAN to ATL while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) in Birmingham, AL

  • 134 miles (216 km) away from ATL
  • Usually 1.87% less expensive than ATL
  • 1-layover flights available

See CAN to BHM flights


Flight Hacking CAN to ATL

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from CAN to ATL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (CAN > JFK > ATL)

  • Price for both tickets: $908
  • Average savings: $374 (29.16%)

See CAN to LAX flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (CAN > LAX > ATL)

  • Price for both tickets: $932
  • Average savings: $350 (27.28%)

See CAN to JFK flights

Hack #3: San Francisco, CA (CAN > SFO > ATL)

  • Price for both tickets: $998
  • Average savings: $283 (22.09%)

See CAN to SFO flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from CAN to ATL? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 26 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, EVA Air, Hainan, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, United, WestJet, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Baiyun International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8326 miles or 13399 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from CAN to ATL?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CAN to ATL flight is about 15 hour 58 minutes.

How many flights go between Guangzhou and Atlanta, GA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 66 available flights from CAN to ATL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CAN
Origination airport name Baiyun International Airport
City Guangzhou
Country China
Latitude 23.4
Longitude 113.3

Return Airport

Destination code ATL
Destination airport name Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
City Atlanta, GA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.6
Longitude -84.4


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