The cheapest times to fly from PEK to CAN are

  • July 16th to January 21st (except the week of September 24th)

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 PEK to CAN is early to mid August. Prices can be as high as $682 for Friday flights during early May, or as low as $385 for Wednesday flights around early to mid August.


When to Fly to Guangzhou

Flying from Beijing (PEK) to Guangzhou (CAN) will usually cost between $455 to $682 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid August with an average ticket price of $439. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early May, with an average price of $672. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $233 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $661 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PEK to CAN flight.

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

PEK to CAN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PEK to CAN flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Beijing. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.35, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Guangzhou, and Mondays are the most expensive days to return to Beijing. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $10 (2%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $594. Return trip prices are from the CAN to PEK 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 PEK to CAN can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 5 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from PEK to CAN while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Macau International Airport (MFM) in Macau

  • 88 miles (142 km) away from CAN
  • Usually 53.52% less expensive than CAN
  • Nonstop flights available

See PEK to MFM flights

Destination alternative #2: Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) in Hong Kong

  • 84 miles (135 km) away from CAN
  • Usually 51.02% less expensive than CAN
  • Nonstop flights available

See PEK to HKG flights

Destination alternative #3: Jinwan Airport (ZUH) in Zhuhai

  • 96 miles (154 km) away from CAN
  • Usually 9.01% less expensive than CAN
  • Nonstop flights available

See PEK to ZUH flights

Destination alternative #4: Bao’an International Airport (SZX) in Shenzhen

  • 61 miles (98 km) away from CAN
  • Usually 4.01% less expensive than CAN
  • Nonstop flights available

See PEK to SZX flights


Flight Hacking PEK to CAN

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 PEK to CAN — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Singapore (PEK > SIN > CAN)

  • Price for both tickets: $430
  • Average savings: $231 (34.94%)

See PEK to SIN flights

Hack #2: Kuala Lumpur (PEK > KUL > CAN)

  • Price for both tickets: $439
  • Average savings: $221 (33.5%)

See PEK to KUL flights

Hack #3: Bangkok (PEK > DMK > CAN)

  • Price for both tickets: $474
  • Average savings: $187 (28.24%)

See PEK to DMK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 30 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, ANA, Asiana, Bangkok Airways, Beijing Capital, Cambodia Angkor Air, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, Cebu Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Chongqing Airlines, EVA Air, FlexFlight, Hainan, JAL, Juneyao Airlines, Korean Air, MIAT, Philippine Airlines, S7, Shandong, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, THAI, Vietnam Airlines, Xiamen, Zhejiang Loong Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1168 miles or 1880 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PEK to CAN flight is about 3 hour 5 minutes.

How many flights go between Beijing and Guangzhou?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 73 available flights from PEK to CAN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

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


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