The cheapest times to fly from LGW to PEK are

  • January 22nd to March 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 23rd to June 3rd
  • October 22nd 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 PEK is mid to late November. Prices can be as high as $1202 for Friday flights during mid December, or as low as $523 for Tuesday flights around mid to late November.


When to Fly to Beijing

Flying from London (LGW) to Beijing (PEK) will usually cost between $557 to $913 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late November with an average ticket price of $577. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1016. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $438 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $678 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LGW to PEK flight.

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

LGW to PEK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LGW to PEK flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from London. 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 fly to PEK, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into LGW. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Beijing, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to London. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $71 (9%) 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 $654. Return trip prices are from the PEK to LGW 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 LGW 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 10 hour 7 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking LGW 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 LGW to PEK — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Nice (LGW > NCE > PEK)

  • Price for both tickets: $517
  • Average savings: $161 (23.75%)

See LGW to DUB flights

Hack #2: Dublin (LGW > DUB > PEK)

  • Price for both tickets: $532
  • Average savings: $147 (21.61%)

See LGW to NCE flights

Hack #3: Paris (LGW > CDG > PEK)

  • Price for both tickets: $533
  • Average savings: $145 (21.39%)

See LGW to CDG flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 32 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Air Baltic, Air Canada, Air China, Air Dolomiti, Air France, Austrian, Belavia, British Airways, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, Croatia, CSA, Emirates, Etihad, Eurowings, EVA Air, Finnair, Hainan, Iberia, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, SAS, Smartwings, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Capital International Airport to London Gatwick Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5073 miles or 8164 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LGW to PEK flight is about 10 hour 7 minutes.

How many flights go between London and Beijing?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 59 available flights from LGW to PEK.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeLGW
Origination airport nameLondon Gatwick Airport
Countrythe United Kingdom

Return Airport

Destination codePEK
Destination airport nameCapital International Airport


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