The cheapest times to fly from HRL to PEK are

  • January 15th to March 18th
  • August 20th to December 9th (except the week of August 27th)

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 HRL to PEK is mid November. Prices can be as high as $3053 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $624 for Tuesday flights around mid November.


When to Fly to Beijing

Flying from Harlingen/San Benito, TX (HRL) to Beijing (PEK) will usually cost between $700 to $1822 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid November with an average ticket price of $757. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1769. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1011 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $930 can be considered a good price for a round-trip HRL to PEK flight.

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

HRL to PEK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the HRL to PEK flight is priced close to the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Harlingen. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, 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 out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $802 (37%) 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 $932. Return trip prices are from the PEK to HRL 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 HRL to PEK can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 13 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking HRL to PEK

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 HRL to PEK — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Denver, CO (HRL > DEN > PEK)

  • Price for both tickets: $887
  • Average savings: $43 (4.57%)

See HRL to DEN flights

Hack #2: San Diego, CA (HRL > SAN > PEK)

  • Price for both tickets: $929
  • Average savings: $1 (0.11%)

See HRL to SAN flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from HRL to PEK? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, ANA, China Southern, Delta, Hainan, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Capital International Airport to Valley International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7352 miles or 11832 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from HRL to PEK?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop HRL to PEK flight is about 14 hour 13 minutes.

How many flights go between Harlingen/San Benito, TX and Beijing?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 16 available flights from HRL to PEK.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code HRL
Origination airport name Valley International Airport
City Harlingen/San Benito, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 26.2
Longitude -97.7

Return Airport

Destination code PEK
Destination airport name Capital International Airport
City Beijing
Country China
Latitude 40.1
Longitude 116.6


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