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Popular destinations Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou
Flights depart from Ireland
Flight price €371
Distance 8,309 km
Airlines SAS, XiamenAir, KLM, Finnair

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Shanghai
Direct from €550.20
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Chengdu
Direct from €454.37
Beijing
1 stop from €401.25
1 stop from €528.41

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How long is the flight to China?

The average direct flight from Ireland to China takes 24h 02m, covering a distance of 8929 km. The most popular route is Dublin - Shanghai with an average flight time of 13h 25m.

What is the cheapest flight to China?

The cheapest ticket to China from Ireland found in the last 72 hours was €357. The most popular route is Dublin to Shanghai and the cheapest airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was €371.

Which airlines fly to China?

Hainan Airlines fly the most frequently from Ireland to China.

What are the most popular destinations in China?

Based on KAYAK flight searches, the most popular destination is Shanghai (24% of total searches to China). The next most popular destinations are Xi'an (14%) and Chengdu (13%). Searches for flights to Wuhan (10%), Beijing (10%) and Fuzhou (10%) are also popular.

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(Return)
Airports
Origin
Dublin
€371
only
€371
Destination
Dalian
€428
only
€428
Shanghai
€371
only
€371
€371
only
€371
Chengdu
€551
only
€551
Guangzhou
€620
only
€620
Fuzhou
€497
only
€497
Thu, 27 Feb
DUB
Dublin
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
15h 20m
Sun, 8 Mar
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
DUB
Dublin
31h 10m
€371
Trip: 11 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 5,064 reviews
Overall
7.9
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.6
Crew
8.2
Entertainment
7.2
Food
7.1
ORD
CPH
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Boarding was easy, flight was smooth and on time.

Cons: Seats were snug, granted we had the less expensive tickets.

OSL
EDI
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: Nothing.

Cons: Checked bags left behind, no food, no drink.

CPH
SPU
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Food was the best airline food!

ARN
EWR
Excellent 8.3

Cons: Again we had to climb down stairs with our luggage to get to the boarding area, then we had the typical ramp. What is it with Europe and stairs? If you have any issues beware. You better be strong and fit to fly in Europe. Not too many luxuries.

ORD
ARN
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Seating room, food, and service

Cons: Nothing

Sat, 2 Nov
DUB
Dublin
DLC
Dalian
40h 00m
Thu, 7 Nov
DLC
Dalian
DUB
Dublin
40h 55m
€428
Trip: 6 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 558 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.9
TAO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything

BKK
XMN
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Attentive crews, food on board - Food on board provides couple of choices of mainly Chinese food. I don't claim it to be extraordinary but it is far better than most of food other airlines provides in the economy class.

Cons: There is no individual entertainment screen. The small screen from the ceiling of the airplane was far from sufficient.

WUH
XMN
Good 7.0

Pros: yes crew were amazing

Cons: ticketing was terrible, id number is totally different from our passport.causing lots of ordeal in check in and security check

LAX
XMN
Excellent 8.3

Pros: attentive and polite flight attendants

CAN
XMN
Mediocre 3.6

Cons: Delayed / diverted - no communications whatsoever

Tue, 29 Oct
DUB
Dublin
DLC
Dalian
16h 55m
Sat, 2 Nov
DLC
Dalian
DUB
Dublin
22h 30m
€429
Trip: 5 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,336 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.2
Food
7.5
ARN
AMS
Okay 4.4

Pros: Onboard crew were nice and polite. Flight was on time (a rarity).

Cons: The boarding crew was rude and unpleasant, the plane was boiling hot.

LAX
AMS
Good 6.0

Pros: Food and service

Cons: Working wifi would be good. Better A/C. More comfortable seats

AAL
AMS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Very professional

Cons: Lost luggage

JNB
AMS
Good 7.6

Pros: Seat was comfy and spacious for economy class

Cons: Vegetarian meal was okay but could be more enjoyable if served with bread at start of meal.

EDI
AMS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Very friendly crew and on time with no problems.

Mon, 16 Sep
DUB
Dublin
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
14h 15m
Thu, 26 Sep
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
DUB
Dublin
30h 40m
€620
Trip: 11 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 3,496 reviews
Overall
7.8
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.5
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
EDI
HEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Fell asleep and didn’t even realise. Finnair is very friendly and the staff are super nice. I was very thirsty and asked for two cups of water instead of one and the lady was not hesitant to give me two cups in quick succession. Very good air company

Cons: Nothing really too bad, you get what you expected. May of been nice to have a free sandwich as it’s a non stop flight - this is because Lufthansa has one stopover and offers a free sandwich and drink.

SVO
HEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything! I never knew Finnair was such a great airline.

Cons: Other than maybe the lengthy layover time, which probably can't be helped, nothing could have been better.

PHL
AMS
Okay 4.6

Pros: Crew was pleasant.

Cons: Very old plane with seatback screens or USB ports for charging.

HEL
LAX
Good 6.0

Pros: The connection was way too tight.

Cons: Hel-LAX flight was ok. LAX and connecting flight were bad, slow and delayed frequently.

BNE
SIN
Excellent 8.0

Pros: I was i business class and the crew were very good

Cons: nothing as it was not a long flight, only 3 hours

Thu, 27 Feb
DUB
Dublin
SHA
Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
15h 20m
Sun, 8 Mar
SHA
Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
DUB
Dublin
31h 10m
€371
Trip: 11 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 5,064 reviews
Overall
7.9
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.6
Crew
8.2
Entertainment
7.2
Food
7.1
BGO
OSL
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Friendly crew. Good food. Uneventful flight.

Cons: Flight was slightly delayed in departure.

SFO
CPH
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Cool crew

Cons: More leg space on economy section

CPH
BOS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The attendants were constantly providing services to the passengers.

CPH
EDI
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Made it

Cons: Nothing in particular

ORD
CPH
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Boarding was easy, flight was smooth and on time.

Cons: Seats were snug, granted we had the less expensive tickets.

Mon, 9 Sep
DUB
Dublin
DLC
Dalian
28h 25m
Sun, 22 Sep
DLC
Dalian
DUB
Dublin
55h 15m
€430
Trip: 14 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 558 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.9
BKK
XMN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Staff

Cons: Better movies , better vegan food

FOC
PEK
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Upgraded to business class for free and service was amazing.

TPE
XMN
Okay 5.3

Cons: Flight got delayed in Xiamen, miss the connecting flight to chongqing.

XMN
BKK
Excellent 10.0

Pros: great price and overall service

BKK
XMN
Good 7.3

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Had to process in and out of immigration then back into airport No transit area

Thu, 26 Dec
DUB
Dublin
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
13h 25m
Mon, 6 Jan
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
DUB
Dublin
17h 20m
€451
Trip: 12 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,336 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.2
Food
7.5
AMS
JNB
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Crew helpful. Food good.

Cons: Better range of movies please

JNB
AMS
Good 7.6

Pros: Seat was comfy and spacious for economy class

Cons: Vegetarian meal was okay but could be more enjoyable if served with bread at start of meal.

AMS
IAD
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Food was great, enjoyed watching videos, staff very profession and friendly.

Cons: Boarding was delayed and prolonged My Baggage was not transferred and was not available when I arrived in Dulles.

AMS
NBO
Good 6.0

Cons: The plane is so old..,

YVR
AMS
Good 6.8

Pros: Crew was helpful and food was very good

Cons: There was no entertainment on the flight from Vancouver to Amsterdam and this on top of a two hour delay in taking off which led us to have to literally run to our gate in Amsterdam to make the connection to Mumbai

Thu, 26 Dec
DUB
Dublin
SHA
Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
13h 25m
Mon, 6 Jan
SHA
Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
DUB
Dublin
17h 20m
€451
Trip: 12 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,336 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.2
Food
7.5
AMS
JFK
Okay 4.0

Cons: Crew members in Amsterdam were very rude and disrespectful

AMS
BLQ
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Slow service.

Cons: Better communication!

AMS
LCY
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: The aircraft

Cons: No overbooking next time!

AMS
BLQ
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Great plane and staff

Cons: Delayed

AMS
LAX
Okay 5.6

Pros: economy plus seats were nice, great movie selection, especially international movies

Cons: crew was not friendly, i had to ask for water many times, usually water person walk the aisle. food was terrible. other carriers food were better

Tue, 29 Oct
DUB
Dublin
FOC
Fuzhou
35h 40m
Mon, 4 Nov
FOC
Fuzhou
DUB
Dublin
33h 30m
€497
Trip: 7 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 558 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.9
XMN
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: In time

Cons: Don’t let customer wait long time for gate after landing

SYD
XMN
Good 6.3

Pros: Staff attentive but many with limited English skills. Plane well laid out with adequate storage in Business.

Cons: Food was overcooked but plentiful Fruit selection excellent. More English fluent staff.

BKK
XMN
Mediocre 2.6

Pros: Getting off of the plane

Cons: This was a discount garbage carrier. I have ridden on cargo boats off the coast of Nicaragua that I would recommend before Xiamen. They don’t give you your connecting boarding pass when you leave the country. You have to go through China’s bullshit customs service three times just to get to your next flight. Chinese customs is like a bowl full of retarted fish smelling their own farts. Six people doing nothing while one blithering idiot Stubles through paperwork.

TAO
SHE
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: You give me the suck time form shenyang to Fuzhou . I have to pick up all my stuff and chinking all the stuff to shenyang form Fuzhou . And just a 40 minute how I make it ? And I miss my fly to Fuzhou . I have to buy 2 new tickets form shenyang to Fuzhou ! $400 .. I feel so bad very bad ..

Cons: How you guys gonna do for it ?

CGK
XMN
Excellent 10.0

Cons: The crew should speak better English. They polite and helpful but clear English is a plus value

Fri, 1 Nov
DUB
Dublin
FOC
Fuzhou
35h 40m
Mon, 4 Nov
FOC
Fuzhou
DUB
Dublin
33h 30m
€497
Trip: 4 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 558 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.9
LAX
XMN
Excellent 8.3

Pros: attentive and polite flight attendants

TAO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: No real problems

Cons: Nothing significant

LAX
XMN
Mediocre 2.3

Pros: Almost nothing, this was a terrible flight and experience! The movies were good, that's about it.

Cons: No online check-in, long waiting at in-person check-in. Rude, inattentive personnel; worst is that every passenger in transit need to go through customs in Xiamen which is terribly complicated. No word about this upon booking or on Xiamen airline's website. Customs in China isn't a nice experience either. Nobody was able to find the right way for check-in, it was a mess. I will never fly again Xiamen Airlines and I recommend to everyone to avoid this airline under any circumstances.

XMN
LAX
Mediocre 3.6

Cons: got severe food poisoning from the airline food.

BKK
XMN
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Attentive crews, food on board - Food on board provides couple of choices of mainly Chinese food. I don't claim it to be extraordinary but it is far better than most of food other airlines provides in the economy class.

Cons: There is no individual entertainment screen. The small screen from the ceiling of the airplane was far from sufficient.

Tue, 29 Oct
DUB
Dublin
CTU
Chengdu
20h 25m
Mon, 4 Nov
CTU
Chengdu
DUB
Dublin
25h 05m
€551
Trip: 7 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,336 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.2
Food
7.5
JNB
AMS
Good 7.6

Pros: Seat was comfy and spacious for economy class

Cons: Vegetarian meal was okay but could be more enjoyable if served with bread at start of meal.

MAN
AMS
Okay 5.6

Cons: The flight from Manchester to Amsterdam has been delayed which led insufficient time for me to transfer to HK

GVA
AMS
Good 6.4

Pros: The crew was pleasant

Cons: Baggage checkin & flight boarding was slow & disorganized.

AMS
JNB
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Crew helpful. Food good.

Cons: Better range of movies please

CPH
AMS
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Service and crew amazing friendly and went out of the way to Make u feel special even the pilots gave updates thru out the flight

Cons: Not being to help on the ground in Copenhagen with delta issues

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