The cheapest times to fly from LGW to SZX are
- January 22nd to March 25th (except the week of January 29th)
- April 16th to May 20th (except the week of April 30th)
- October 8th to December 9th
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 LGW to SZX is late November to early December. Prices can be as high as $6822 for Wednesday flights during late May, or as low as $737 for Monday flights around late November to early December.
When to Fly to Shenzhen
Flying from London (LGW) to Shenzhen (SZX) will usually cost between $758 to $3704 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late November to early December with an average ticket price of $943. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late May, with an average price of $3326. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2383 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1061 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LGW to SZX flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the LGW to SZX route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the LGW to SZX flight is priced close to the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from London. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SZX, and Friday the cheapest day to fly back into LGW. Wednesdays are the most expensive days to fly to Shenzhen, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to London. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $2789 (53%) on this flight.
Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $976. Return trip prices are from the SZX to LGW flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from LGW to SZX can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 43 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 LGW to SZX while comparing.
- 24 miles (39 km) away from SZX
- Usually 41.38% less expensive than SZX
- Nonstop flights available
- 61 miles (98 km) away from SZX
- Usually 32.99% less expensive than SZX
- 1-layover flights available
Flight Hacking LGW to SZX
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 LGW to SZX — but Champion Traveler does!
- Price for both tickets: $628
- Average savings: $433 (40.81%)
- Price for both tickets: $696
- Average savings: $365 (34.4%)
- Price for both tickets: $702
- Average savings: $359 (33.84%)
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from LGW to SZX? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 18 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air China, Air France, Asiana, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Etihad, EVA Air, Hainan, Shenzhen, Turkish Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Bao’an International Airport to London Gatwick Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 5962 miles or 9595 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from LGW to SZX?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop LGW to SZX flight is about 11 hour 43 minutes.
How many flights go between London and Shenzhen?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 35 available flights from LGW to SZX.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||London Gatwick Airport|
|Country||the United Kingdom|
|Destination airport name||Bao’an International Airport|
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