The cheapest times to fly from PEK to CID are

  • January 29th to April 22nd
  • September 3rd to November 25th (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 CID is early April. Prices can be as high as $1578 for Saturday flights during mid to late August, or as low as $726 for Tuesday flights around early April.


When to Fly to Cedar Rapids

Flying from Beijing (PEK) to Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA (CID) will usually cost between $736 to $1342 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early April with an average ticket price of $761. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late August, with an average price of $1330. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $569 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $877 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PEK to CID flight.

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

PEK to CID Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PEK to CID flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Beijing. 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. Saturdays 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 $137 (11%) 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 $889. Return trip prices are from the CID 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 CID can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 41 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 PEK to CID while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: General Downing – Peoria International Airport (PIA) in Peoria, IL

  • 134 miles (216 km) away from CID
  • Usually 5.70% less expensive than CID
  • 1-layover flights available

See PEK to PIA flights

Destination alternative #2: Des Moines International Airport (DSM) in Des Moines, IA

  • 103 miles (166 km) away from CID
  • Usually 1.88% less expensive than CID
  • 1-layover flights available

See PEK to DSM flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, British Airways, China Southern, Delta, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from The Eastern Iowa Airport to Capital International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6502 miles or 10464 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PEK to CID flight is about 12 hour 41 minutes.

How many flights go between Beijing and Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codePEK
Origination airport nameCapital International Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeCID
Destination airport nameThe Eastern Iowa Airport
CityCedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA
Countrythe United States


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