The cheapest times to fly from PEK to SMI are

  • January 1st to April 22nd (except the weeks of January 22nd and February 19th)
  • May 14th to May 27th
  • August 20th to October 7th (except the week of September 24th)
  • November 5th to December 2nd

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 SMI is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $4913 for Tuesday flights during late July, or as low as $1694 for Saturday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to Samos

Flying from Beijing (PEK) to Samos (SMI) will usually cost between $4189 to $4645 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $4059. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $4490. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $431 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $4300 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PEK to SMI flight.

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

PEK to SMI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PEK to SMI flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Beijing. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.58, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Tuesdays are the most expensive days to fly to Samos, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Beijing. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $257 (3%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $3881. Return trip prices are from the SMI 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 SMI can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 16 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking PEK to SMI

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 SMI — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Athens (PEK > ATH > SMI)

  • Price for both tickets: $723
  • Average savings: $3577 (83.2%)

See PEK to PRG flights

Hack #2: Prague (PEK > PRG > SMI)

  • Price for both tickets: $931
  • Average savings: $3369 (78.35%)

See PEK to ATH flights

Hack #3: Vienna (PEK > VIE > SMI)

  • Price for both tickets: $942
  • Average savings: $3358 (78.09%)

See PEK to VIE flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 16 major airlines flying this route most often: Aegean, Aeroflot, Air France, Austrian, China Southern, CSA, Emirates, Etihad, Eurowings, Hainan, KLM, Lufthansa, Olympic, SAS, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4602 miles or 7406 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PEK to SMI flight is about 9 hour 16 minutes.

How many flights go between Beijing and Samos?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 7 available flights from PEK to SMI.


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 SMI
Destination airport name Samos Airport
City Samos
Country Greece
Latitude 37.7
Longitude 26.9


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