Flights to Beijing

Book flights to Beijing and fly the faster route to China

Finnair flies to Beijing several times a week via transfer-friendly Helsinki Airport. We fly the geographically shorter route to Asia, making your flight time to China considerably shorter. Book your flights to Beijing today!


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Information about flying from the UK to Beijing

  • Flights from London Heathrow (LHR) to Beijing (PEK)

    Finnair flies from London to Beijing every day of the week. The overall flight time is about 12,5 hours.

    Departure Destination Number of daily flights up to Timetable
    London Heathrow Airport (LHR) Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) via Helsinki 1


    From London city centre to London Heathrow Airport

    London Heathrow Airport is located approximately 25 kilometres from the centre of London.

    You can reach London city centre by using the London Underground. The Piccadilly Line train operates regularly between London Heathrow Airport and the London region. The travel time is about an hour. For the London Underground schedules, visit the London Underground journey planner.

    A faster but slightly more expensive way to reach London is to take the Heathrow Express, departing every 15 minutes. The trip takes roughly 15 minutes and the Express is easily accessible from the airport terminals.

    More information on transportation to and from London Heathrow Airport

Information on Finnair flights to Beijing

  • Flight time from London to Beijing with Finnair: 12 hours 30 minutes
  • Distance from London to Beijing: 8,150 km
  • Aircraft: Finnair flies to Beijing with Airbus A340–300 series airplanes
  • Finnair flight level on flights to Beijing: Level 4 (a specific barometric pressure, expressed as a nominal altitude in hundreds of feet)

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Meals and drinks on your flight to Beijing

Flight from London to Helsinki

  • Complimentary coffee, tea, juice and water.

Flight from Helsinki to Beijing

  • Complimentary meals with free-of-charge non-alcoholic drinks, beer, and wine.
  • Other alcoholic beverages available for purchase at all other times.
  • We also have a variety of snacks available for purchase at any time. See our snack menu.
  • If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know in advance, and we will provide you with a special meal.

Services during the flight to Beijing

Newspapers are free of charge for both Economy and Business Class passengers on Finnair flights from Helsinki to Beijing. Finnair’s monthly in-flight magazine Blue Wings is reserved for every passenger.

Both Economy and Business Class seats on our Airbus A340–300 aircraft used on our flights to Beijing are equipped with a personal entertainment system and video screen. Additionally, every seat has a power socket that allows you to charge your laptop, tablet or mobile phone.

You can listen to a broad selection of music across 24 different channels using headphones, or choose to watch a variety of films and TV shows available during your flight. Our wide selection of in-flight entertainment is updated every month.

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Arriving at Beijing

Beijing Capital International Airport

Beijing Capital International Airport is located 31 kilometres northeast of Beijing. There are plenty of trains, buses and metros that you can choose from to get to the city centre.

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Finnair lounge at Beijing Airport

You will find Finnair’s lounge, the BGS First Class/Business Class Lounge located in Terminal 3, one floor up from the concourse level. The lounge is available to Finnair Plus Platinum members, Finnair Plus Gold members, Finnair Plus Silver members, Finnair Club members and Business Class passengers. Read more about Finnair lounges.

Transferring within terminals at Beijing Airport

All Finnair flights arrive at and depart from Terminal 3, area C.

If you are transferring between oneworld airlines and already have your boarding pass, you can proceed directly to your departure gate.

If you are connecting from an international flight to a domestic flight, you are required to collect your luggage and clear passport control before proceeding to the domestic check-in area.

Good to know before your flight

The most important thing to remember before your flight is to ensure that your passport and visas are valid throughout your whole journey; many countries require that your passport is valid for three to six months after your trip has ended.

When booking your flight, always ensure that your name is spelled the same way on both your flight ticket and passport. Take a look at our checklist before your flight for more information.

Check in for your flight in Beijing

  • We recommend using online or mobile check-in before arriving at the airport. You can check in for your flight up to 36 hours before your flight's departure time.
  • If you haven’t reserved a seat in advance, you can choose your seat from those that are available, free of charge, when checking in for your flight.
  • Airport check-in and Bag Drop desks open four hours before departure.
  • Check-in closes one hour before departure.
  • Allow yourself enough time to leave your baggage at Bag Drop and to go through airport security checks, as you may have to queue, particularly at peak times. See minimum check-in times

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Carry-on baggage on flights to Beijing

Economy Class passengers (excluding Finnair Plus tier members)

  • One piece of carry-on baggage + one small personal item
  • Maximum weight 8 kg

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Checked baggage on flights to Beijing

Economy Class passengers (excluding Finnair Plus tier members)

  • One piece with the maximum weight of 23 kg
  • Maximum dimensions 190 cm x 75 cm x 65 cm

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Finnair tax-free shopping

Shop high-quality products during your flight or pre-order tax-free goods in advance.

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