Flight Information
   
 

Imperial Tours does not provide international air travel and provides these flight schedules to assist your planning. Since flight timetables frequently change at short notice, please double-check all information before making a booking.

When arranging your flights, keep in mind that you will usually arrive in China on the day after you depart from your home city, as you will cross the International Date Line. In the case of Asiana and some of the Dragonair flights which leave around midnight, you will arrive in China on the third day.

Click on a city for information about the major carriers operating there. For details of flights connecting these major hubs to your local airport, please contact your travel agent.

North America Europe

Los Angeles (United Airlines, Air Canada, Northwest, Asiana, Korean Air, Dragonair, Air China, China Eastern)
New York (United Airlines, Air Canada, Northwest, Asiana, Korean Air, Dragonair, Air China)
San Francisco (United Airlines, Air Canada, Northwest, Asiana, Dragonair, Air China)
Chicago (United Airlines, Air China)
Vancouver (Air Canada, Air China)

Amsterdam (KLM, Air China)
Copenhagen (SAS, Air China)
Frankfurt (Lufthansa, Air China)
London (British Airways, Virgin, Air China)
Milan (Alitalia, Air China)
Paris (Air France, Air China, China Eastern)
Zurich (Swiss Air, Air China)

 

Airlines offering flights to China include (please click to visit their website for updated schedules):

United Airlines, Air Canada, Northwest Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Korean Air, Dragonair, Air China, China Eastern (USA), China Eastern (UK), KLM, SAS, Lufthansa, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Alitalia, Air France, Swiss Air

Other carriers flying to China include:

Austrian Airlines, Finnair, Elal Israel Airlines and Turkish Airlines

If you are encountering difficulties fitting flights into your schedule, a useful alternative is to fly to Hong Kong (via Cathay Pacific). From here, there are numerous connecting flights to various destinations in mainland China.

Los Angeles-China-Los Angeles

Airline
Route
Days of Week
Departure Time
Arrival Time
United Airlines LA-Beijing (via SF) Everyday 1115 1705 (next day)
United Airlines LA-Shanghai (via SF) Everyday 1115 1755 (next day)
United Airlines Beijing-LA (via SF) Everyday 1200 1240 (same day)
United Airlines Shanghai-LA (via SF) Everyday 1245 1137 (same day)
Air Canada LA-Beijing (via Vancouver) Everyday 0745 1505 (next day)
Air Canada LA-Shanghai (via Vancouver) Everyday 0745 1510 (next day)
Air Canada Beijing-LA (via Vancouver) Everyday 1645 1751 (same day)
Air Canada Shanghai-LA (via Vancouver) Everyday 1645 1751 (same day)
Northwest Airlines LA-Beijing (via Tokyo) Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun 1305 2130 (next day)
Northwest Airlines LA-Shanghai (via Tokyo) Everyday 1305 2045 (next day)
Northwest Airlines Beijing-LA (via Tokyo) Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun 0905 0930 (same day)
Northwest Airlines Shanghai-LA (via Tokyo) Everyday 0925 0930 (same day)
Asiana Airlines LA-Beijing (via Seoul) Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun 0020 1045 (day 3)
Asiana Airlines LA-Shanghai (via Seoul) Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun 0020 1035 (day 3)
Asiana Airlines Beijing-LA (via Seoul) Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun 1210 1130 (same day)
Asiana Airlines Shanghai-LA (via Seoul) Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun 1150 1130 (same day)
Korean Air LA-Beijing (via Seoul) Everyday 0030 1140 (next day)
Korean Air LA-Shanghai (via Seoul) Everyday 0030 1140 (next day)
Korean Air Beijing-LA (via Seoul) Everyday 1310 1550 (same day)
Korean Air Shanghai-LA (via Seoul) Everyday 1100 1520 (same day)
Air China LA-Beijing Everyday 1015 1705 (next day)
Air China Beijing-LA Everyday 1200 1227 (same day)
China Eastern LA-Beijing Everyday 1330 2350 (next day)
China Eastern LA-Shanghai Everyday 1330 2350 (next day)
China Eastern Beijing-LA Everyday 1140 1130 (same day)
China Eastern Shanghai-LA Everyday 1500 1130

 

New York-China-New York

Airline
Route
Days of Week
Departure Time
Arrival Time
United Airlines NY-Beijing (via SF / Chicago) Everyday 0840 1705 (next day)
United Airlines NY-Shanghai (via SF) Everyday 0840 1755 (next day)
United Airlines Beijing-NY (via SF / Chicago) Everyday 1200 1948 (same day)
United Airlines Shanghai-NY (via SF) Everyday 1245 1948 (same day)
Air Canada NY-Beijing (via Vancouver) Everyday 0745 1510 (next day)
Air Canada NY-Shanghai (via Vancouver) Everyday 0745 1510 (next day)
Air Canada Beijing-NY (via Vancouver) Everyday 1645 1751 (same day)
Air Canada Shanghai-NY (via Vancouver) Everyday 1645 1751 (same day)
Northwest Airlines NY-Beijing (via Tokyo) Everyday 1410 2130 (next day)
Northwest Airlines NY-Shanghai (via Tokyo) Everyday 1410 2030 (next day)
Northwest Airlines Beijing-NY (via Tokyo) Everyday 0905 1510 (same day)
Northwest Airlines Shanghai-NY (via Tokyo) Everyday 1000 1445 (same day)
Asiana Airlines NY-Beijing (via Seoul) Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun 2350 1045 (day 3)
Asiana Airlines NY-Shanghai (via Seoul) Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun 2350 1035 (day 3)
Asiana Airlines Beijing-NY (via Seoul) Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun 1210 2030 (same day)
Asiana Airlines Shanghai-NY (via Seoul) Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun 1150 2030 (same day)
Korean Air NY-Beijing (via Seoul) Tue, Fri, Sat 2355 1140 (day 3)
Korean Air Beijing-NY (via Seoul) Tue, Fri, Sat 1310 2220 (same day)
Air China NY-Beijing Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun 1630 1900 (next day)
Air China Beijing-NY Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun 1300 1430 (same day)



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San Francisco-China-San Francisco

Airline
Route
Days of Week
Departure Time
Arrival Time
United Airlines SF-Beijing Everyday 1410 1705 (next day)
United Airlines SF-Shanghai Everyday 1415 1755 (next day)
United Airlines Beijing-SF Everyday 1200 0855 (same day)
United Airlines Shanghai-SF Everyday 1245 0850 (same day)
Air Canada SF-Beijing (via Vancouver) Everyday 0815 1425 (next day)
Air Canada SF-Shanghai (via Vancouver) Everyday 0815 1525 (next day)
Air Canada Beijing-SF (via Vancouver) Everyday 1615 1615 (same day)
Air Canada Shanghai-SF (via Vancouver) Everyday 1655 1740 (same day)
Northwest Airlines SF-Beijing (via Tokyo) Everyday 1440 2340 (next day)
Northwest Airlines SF-Shanghai (via Tokyo) Everyday 1345 2045 (next day)
Northwest Airlines Beijing-SF (via Tokyo) Everyday 0915 0840 (same day)
Northwest Airlines Shanghai-SF (via Tokyo) Everyday 1000 0840 (same day)
Asiana Airlines SF-Beijing (via Seoul) Tue, Thur, Fri, Sun 0010 1045 (next day)
Asiana Airlines SF-Shanghai (via Seoul) Tue, Thur, Fri, Sun 0010 1035 (next day)
Asiana Airlines Beijing-SF (via Seoul) Tue, Thur, Fri, Sun 1210 1400 (same day)
Asiana Airlines Shanghai-SF (via Seoul) Tue, Thur, Fri, Sun 1150 1400 (same day)
Air China SF-Beijing Everyday 1410 1705 (next day)
Air China Beijing-SF Everyday 1200 0835 (same day)

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Chicago-China-Chicago

Airline
Route
Days of Week
Departure Time
Arrival Time
United Airlines Chicago-Beijing Everyday 1215 1240 (next day)
United Airlines Chicago-Shanghai (via SF) Everyday 1000 1755 (next day)
United Airlines Beijing-Chicago Everyday 1635 1625 (same day)
United Airlines Shanghai-Chicago (via SF) Everyday 1245 1705 (same day)
Air Canada Chicago-Beijng (via Vancouver) Everyday 0745 1425 (next day)
Air Canada Chicago-Shanghai (via Vancouver) Everyday 0745 1525 (next day)
Air Canada Beijing-Chicago (via Vancouver) Everyday 1615 2008 (same day)
Air Canada Shanghai-Chicago (via Vancouver) Everyday 1655 2008 (same day)

 

Vancouver-China-Vancouver

Airline
Route
Days of Week
Departure Time
Arrival Time
Air Canada Vancouver-Beijing Everyday 1300 1500 (next day)
Air Canada Vancouver-Shanghai Everyday 1300 1500 (next day)
Air Canada Beijing-Vancouver Everyday 1645 1200 (same day)
Air Canada Shanghai-Vancouver Everyday 1645 1200 (same day)
Air China Vancouver-Beijing Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat 1315 1455 (next day)
Air China Beijing-Vancouver Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat 1515 1020 (same day)

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Amsterdam-China-Amsterdam

Airline
Route
Days of Week
Departure Time
Arrival Time
China Southern Amsterdam-Beijing Everyday 1715 0835 (next day)
China Southern Beijing-Amsterdam* Everuday 1035 1445 (same day)
KLM Amsterdam-Beijing Everuday 1715 0830 (next day)
KLM Amsterdam-Shanghai Everuday 1720 0945 (next day)
KLM Beijing-Amsterdam Everuday 1035 1445 (same day)
KLM Shanghai-Amsterdam Everuday 1220 1745 (same day)

*Note, for the Imperial Tour you will have to book a domestic flight between Shanghai and Beijing on the day of departure.

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Copenhagen-China-Copenhagen

Airline
Route
Days of Week
Departure Time
Arrival Time
Air China Copenhagen-Beijing Everyday 2055 1150 (next day)
Air China Beijing-Copenhagen* Everyday 1445 1830 (same day)
SAS Copenhagen-Beijing Everyday 2055 1150 (next day)
SAS Beijing-Copenhagen* Everyday 1445 1830 (same day)

*Note, for the Imperial Tour you will have to book a domestic flight between Shanghai and Beijing on the day of departure.

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Frankfurt-China-Frankfur

Airline
Route
Days of Week
Departure Time
Arrival Time
Air China Frankfurt-Beijing Everyday 1725 0830 (next day)
Air China Frankfurt-Beijing Everyday 2015 1135 (next day)
Air China Beijing-Frankfurt Everyday 1035 1425 (same day)
Air China Beijing-Frankfurt Everyday 1415 1820 (same day)
Lufthansa Frankfurt-Beijing Everyday 1725 0830 (next day)
Lufthansa Frankfurt-Shanghai Everyday 1735 0955 (next day)
Lufthansa Beijing-Frankfurt Everyday 1035 1425 (same day)
Lufthansa Shanghai-Frnakfurt Everyday 1310 1820 (same day)

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London-China-London

Airline
Route
Days of Week
Departure Time
Arrival Time
Air China London-Beijing Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 2025 1310 (next day)
Air China Beijing-London Tue, Wed, Thu, Fir, Sat, Sun 1405 1750 (same day)
British Airways London-Beijing Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun 1630 0930 (next day)
British Airways Beijing-London* Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun 1125 1520 (same day)
China Eastern London (Heathrow) - Shanghai* Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat 2105 1625 (next day)
China Eastern Shanghai - London (Heathrow) Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat 1330 1755
Virgin London-Shanghai* Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat 1400 1015 (next day)
Virgin Shanghai-London Tue,Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun 1230 1750 (same day)

*Note, for the Imperial Tour you will have to book a domestic flight between Shanghai and Beijing on the day of arrival/departure

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Paris-China-Paris

Airline
Route
Days of Week
Departure Time
Arrival Time
Air China Paris-Beijing Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri, Sun 1900 1040 (next day)
Air China Beijing-Paris Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri, Sun 1235 1700 (same day)
China Eastern Paris-Beijing Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri, Sat 1555 0740 (next day)
China Eastern Paris-Beijing Wed, Sun 2010 1210 (next day)
China Eastern Paris-Shanghai Everyday 1400 0740 (next day)
China Eastern Beijing-Paris Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri, Sat 1230 1655 (same day)
China Eastern Beijing-Paris Wed, Sun 1005 1435 (same day)
China Eastern Shanghai-Paris Everyday 2330 0555 (next day)
Air France Paris-Beijing Everyday 1555 0740 (next day)
Air France Paris-Shanghai Everyday 2315 1635 (next day)
Air France Beijing-Paris Everyday 1005 1435 (same day)
Air France Shanghai-Paris Everyday 2350 0615 (next day)

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Milan-China-Milan

Airline
Route
Days of Week
Departure Time
Arrival Time
Air China Milan-Beijing Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 1730 1205 (next day)
Air China Beijing-Milan* Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 1130 1600 (same day)

*Note, for the Imperial Tour you will have to book a domestic flight between Shanghai and Beijing on the day of departure.

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Zurich-China-Zurich

Airline
Route
Days of Week
Departure Time
Arrival Time
Swissair Zurich-Beijing (via HK) Everyday 2225 2300 (next day)
Swissair Zurich-Shanghai (via HK) Everyday 2225 2000 (next day)
Swissair Beijing-Zurich (via HK) Everyday 1715 0610 (next day)
Swissair Shanghai-Zurich (via HK) Everyday 2000 0610 (next day)

Reminder: Imperial Tours does not include the cost of flights to and from China, a China tourist visa or travel insurance within its tour price. Customers should approach their travel agents to organise these elements.

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