Head for Beijing, in the footsteps of Marco Polo
The direct flight from Nice to Beijing, at 8,300 km, is the longest non-stop flight you can take out of Nice. And the most beautiful, hands down! Because it allows you to discover a 3000 year old city with a rich history, the capital of one of the most fascinating countries on the planet. Two legendary sites await you when your Nice-Beijing flight lands: The Great Wall and The Forbidden City. That alone is worth the trip!
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If the famous Venetian merchant - the first westerner to visit China - had known about MisterFly, there’s no doubt his Asian adventure would have been more comfortable! As a specialist in online flight booking, our partner makes travelling easy. They’ll give you all the information you need plus dates, times, and of course, the best price for your ticket from Nice to Beijing. You can book your non-stop Nice-Beijing return flight in just a few clicks, at the best price, without additional fees, and if necessary, pay for it in several instalments.
The formalities for travelling to Beijing
Entry requirements: to enter Beijing, you need several documents: a valid passport with at least two consecutive blank pages, copies of your hotel reservation and your return plane tickets, and a tourist visa (valid for 30 days). To get one, begin the process atvisaforchina.org. If you live in the French Riviera and neighbouring regions, you can complete your application at the Centre de Demande des Visas in Marseille.
Currency: officially, the currency of China is called the renminbi (the Money of the People). But more frequently you’ll hear yuan. Around 7 are equal to 1 Euro. Need some cash for your first purchases in Beijing? Head to the InterChange counter in Terminal 1.
Your Nice-Beijing direct flight
Don’t go to the wrong place! The China Airlines flight from Nice to Beijing leaves from Terminal 1 of Nice Côte d’Azur Airport. And don’t be late. Both security and customs checks take time, especially when hundreds of travellers arrive at the same time. So give yourself time! Arrive at the airport at least 2 hours before departure. And should you need to go to your airline's counter to check a bag, add an additional 30 minutes.
Departure airport Nice Côte d’Azur Airport Departure terminal Terminal 1 Arrival airport Beijing Capital International Airport Arrival terminal Terminal 3
Arriving in Beijing
Located around 20 km from Beijing, the Beijing Capital Airport offers excellent transfer options between the airport and the city centre. Remember that China only recognises licenses delivered within the country. You cannot hire a car with an international driving permit. That said, you can:
- Train: from 6:21 am to 10:51 pm there's an express train from the underground station in Terminal 3 every 15 minutes, which will take you to the city centre in 20 minutes maximum.
- Bus: 9 different lines connect Beijing to its airport. Lines 3, 4, and 5 run more often than the others, with a bus every 15 minutes.
- Taxi: don't get scammed! Get in the line for an official taxi, just in front of the terminal, and wait for an official taxi. Never buy a pre-paid ticket, as they have no value. You pay the driver directly. Depending on the number of bags you’re travelling with, the day, and the time, this will cost around €15 to €20.
What to do in
Beijing is anything but boring! The ancient imperial city, capital of the People’s Republic of China, is one of the biggest tourist destinations in the world. Because it's the door to one of mankind’s most monumental achievements. Because it’s the portal through which you’ll discover Chinese civilisation, though a day in its many museums, an afternoon wandering between ancient streets and skyscrapers, or an evening of indulgence in the exotic and delicious cuisine.
Frequently asked questions
How long does a Nice-Beijing flight take?
The average flight time between Nice and Beijing is 10 hours 30 minutes.
Which airlines provide Nice-Beijing direct flights?
Air China made Nice Airport history when it became the first airline to offer non-stop service between the French Riviera and China.
How many Nice-Beijing flights are there per week?
During high season, Air China operates 3 flights per week to Beijing.
Quel est le prix pour un vol Nice Pékin ?
The lowest price for a Nice-Beijing return ticket based on prices from the last 90 days is 2100€ €.
What is the time difference between Nice and Beijing?
In summer, Beijing is 6 hours ahead of Nice. 7 in winter.
What is the best time of year to visit Beijing?
Winter in Beijing is cold, with temperatures regularly falling below zero. And while summer is warm, it’s also humid, with short but heavy rains that will force you to carry an umbrella around next to your sunscreen and sunglasses! A peculiar set of circumstances that takes nothing away from this incredible city, which is at peak tourist season in July and August. But it is perhaps during the spring and early autumn that Beijing is at its most beautiful. The budding green and changing colours of these seasons add something extra special to the already-majestic temples and palaces.