The cheapest times to fly from PEK to LJG are

  • October 15th to July 29th

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 LJG is mid to late November. Prices can be as high as $841 for Wednesday flights during early October, or as low as $758 for Tuesday flights around mid to late November.


When to Fly to Lijiang

Flying from Beijing (PEK) to Lijiang (LJG) will usually cost between $819 to $841 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 $801. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early October, with an average price of $841. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $40 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $830 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PEK to LJG flight.

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

PEK to LJG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PEK to LJG 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 $0.39, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Wednesdays are the most expensive days to fly to Lijiang, and Mondays are the most expensive days to return to Beijing. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $8 (1%) 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 $823. Return trip prices are from the LJG 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 LJG can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 21 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 LJG while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Qingshan Airport (XIC) in Xichang

  • 150 miles (241 km) away from LJG
  • Usually 28.55% less expensive than LJG
  • Nonstop flights available

See PEK to XIC flights

Destination alternative #2: Xiaguan Airport (DLU) in Dali City

  • 71 miles (114 km) away from LJG
  • Usually 7.35% less expensive than LJG
  • Nonstop flights available

See PEK to DLU flights


Flight Hacking PEK to LJG

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 LJG — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Kuala Lumpur (PEK > KUL > LJG)

  • Price for both tickets: $687
  • Average savings: $144 (17.29%)

See PEK to KUL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Beijing Capital, China Eastern, China Southern, Lucky Air, Shandong, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, Xiamen, Zhejiang Loong Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1317 miles or 2120 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PEK to LJG flight is about 3 hour 21 minutes.

How many flights go between Beijing and Lijiang?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 21 available flights from PEK to LJG.


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 LJG
Destination airport name Sanyi Airport
City Lijiang
Country China
Latitude 26.7
Longitude 100.2


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