The average price of a 7-day trip to Beijing is $1,341 for a solo traveler, $2,408 for a couple, and $4,515 for a family of 4. Beijing hotels range from $43 to $158 per night with an average of $74, while most vacation rentals will cost $170 to $380 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Capital International Airport (PEK) are between $714 and $1,093 per person for economy flights and $2,241 to $3,430 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $31 to $78 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

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The Cheapest Times to Visit Beijing, CN

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to PEK and stay in a Beijing hotel:

  • February 5th to April 29th
  • August 27th to December 9th (except the week of October 8th)

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Beijing is usually early November.

 

Average Beijing Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Beijing for a week is $975-$1,995($139-$285 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $31 to $78 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $434 to $951 for economy

Lodging: $54 to $76 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $68 to $83 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Beijing for a week is $2,186-$3,776($312-$539 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $62 to $156 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $868 to $1,902 for economy

Lodging: $54 to $76 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $68 to $83 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Beijing for a week is $3,174-$6,900($453-$986 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $124 to $312 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,736 to $3,804 for economy

Lodging: $108 to $152 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $95 to $125 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Beijing

How cheap can you make a vacation to Beijing? The cheapest trip to Beijing is about $98 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 1% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $21 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $38.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Beijing for a week is $686-$1,562($98-$223 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $18 to $35 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $434 to $951 for economy

Lodging: $38 to $43 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $21 to $61 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Beijing for a week is $1,246-$2,758($178-$394 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $36 to $70 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $868 to $1,902 for economy

Lodging: $38 to $43 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $21 to $61 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Beijing for a week is $2,432-$5,336($347-$762 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $72 to $140 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,736 to $3,804 for economy

Lodging: $76 to $86 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $32 to $92 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very possible to travel to Beijing cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Beijing Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Beijing.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Beijing for a week is $2,076-$8,315($297-$1,188 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $56 to $156 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,120 to $2,663 for first class

Lodging: $94 to $158 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $380 to $760 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Beijing for a week is $3,588-$12,070($513-$1,724 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $112 to $312 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,240 to $5,326 for first class

Lodging: $94 to $158 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $380 to $760 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Beijing for a week is $7,176-$21,860($1,025-$3,123 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $224 to $624 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,480 to $10,652 for first class

Lodging: $188 to $316 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $532 to $1,140 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Beijing Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Beijing is slightly lower than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Beijing due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Beijing Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Beijing hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Beijing.

 

Flight Costs to Beijing

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,093 average in mid December to a low of $714 in early November. Median flight price is $666. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Beijing our data includes 463 originating airports, and 167 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Beijing from an airport like Samos (SMI) in Samos (Greece) for an average $7,623 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Ulanqab Jining (UCB) in Wulanchabu (China) at an average of just $154.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Beijing, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $379, so you can easily save about 53% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Beijing can easily cost $260 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $18 per person. Private tours can cost $529 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

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