The cheapest times to fly from MRY to PEK are

  • January 1st to May 6th
  • October 15th 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 MRY to PEK is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $2176 for Saturday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $639 for Tuesday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to Beijing

Flying from Monterey, CA (MRY) to Beijing (PEK) will usually cost between $709 to $1612 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $691. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $1556. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $866 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1037 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MRY to PEK flight.

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

MRY to PEK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MRY to PEK flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Monterey. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, 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. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Beijing, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Monterey. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $171 (15%) 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 $994. Return trip prices are from the PEK to MRY 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 MRY 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 11 hour 44 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: San Diego, CA (MRY > SAN > PEK)

  • Price for both tickets: $739
  • Average savings: $298 (28.7%)

See MRY to SAN flights

Hack #2: Las Vegas, NV (MRY > LAS > PEK)

  • Price for both tickets: $781
  • Average savings: $256 (24.7%)

See MRY to LAS flights

Hack #3: Los Angeles, CA (MRY > LAX > PEK)

  • Price for both tickets: $843
  • Average savings: $194 (18.72%)

See MRY to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, Asiana, China Southern, Delta, Hainan, JAL, Lufthansa, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Capital International Airport to Monterey Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5971 miles or 9609 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MRY to PEK flight is about 11 hour 44 minutes.

How many flights go between Monterey, CA and Beijing?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 23 available flights from MRY to PEK.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MRY
Origination airport name Monterey Regional Airport
City Monterey, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 36.6
Longitude -121.8

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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