The cheapest times to fly from PEK to SCO are

  • February 5th to March 11th (except the week of February 19th)
  • May 14th to June 24th
  • October 8th to January 7th

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 SCO is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $2312 for Wednesday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $581 for Thursday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to Aktau

Flying from Beijing (PEK) to Aktau (SCO) will usually cost between $692 to $1065 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $695. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $1496. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $800 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $736 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PEK to SCO flight.

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

PEK to SCO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PEK to SCO 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 $0.14, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SCO, and Sunday the cheapest day to fly back into PEK. Wednesdays 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 $106 (13%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $755. Return trip prices are from the SCO 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 SCO can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 6 hour 54 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking PEK to SCO

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 SCO — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Astana (PEK > TSE > SCO)

  • Price for both tickets: $686
  • Average savings: $50 (6.73%)

See PEK to ALA flights

Hack #2: Almaty (PEK > ALA > SCO)

  • Price for both tickets: $687
  • Average savings: $49 (6.66%)

See PEK to TSE flights

Hack #3: Tashkent (PEK > TAS > SCO)

  • Price for both tickets: $709
  • Average savings: $27 (3.6%)

See PEK to TAS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 33 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Astana, Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American, atlasglobal, Austrian, Azerbaijan Airlines, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, China Southern, Delta, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, Hainan, Iberia, JetBlue, Kenya Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Saudia, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, South African, SriLankan, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3285 miles or 5287 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PEK to SCO flight is about 6 hour 54 minutes.

How many flights go between Beijing and Aktau?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 8 available flights from PEK to SCO.


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 SCO
Destination airport name Shevchenko Airport
City Aktau
Country Kazakhstan
Latitude 43.9
Longitude 51.1


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