An average of around three million Americans have visited China each year since 2015. With such a high demand, there are now more than 300 flights between the two countries each week and the top 10 departure cities from the U.S. are: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Boston, Washington D.C., Detroit, New York, and Houston.
Here are the flight times and flight availability from several Australian cities to various destinations in China.
|Departure City||Arrival City||Flying time|
|Hong Kong||12hrs 05mins|
|San Francisco||Beijing||12hrs 05mins|
|Hong Kong||14hrs 40mins|
|Los Angeles||Beijing||12hrs 40mins|
|Guangzhou / Shenzhen||14hrs 50mins|
|Hong Kong||15hrs 05mins|
* The information above is for reference only. The actual flight time is based on the specific flight schedule on the travel date.
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American citizens nearly always need a pre-arranged visa to visit China's mainland (HK and Macau offer visa-on-arrival). There are special circumstances where Americans can get limited stay, visa-free entry into mainland China. Click here for more information.
Americans will need to apply for an L type visa (a regular tourist visa) and the duration of each stay is 30 days. You can check out this page to apply online China Visa Application Service Center or this page http://au.china-embassy.org/eng/ls/vfc/ for information.
China currently maintains one Embassy in Washington D.C., but also maintains 5 consulates-general in the following U.S. cities: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Houston.
Note: When applying for a visa for China, passports are usually mailed (via the U.S. mail) to the processing consulate and then returned by mail as well.
Notes: The above processing times are on average and for reference only. Some applications may require longer processing times. “Rush service” is available only for emergencies and subject to approval by the consular officer.Visa Fees
|Number of Entry||U.S. Citizen||Non-U.S. Citizen*|
|Multiple Entries for 6 Months||$140||$60|
|Multiple Entries for 12 Months or more||$140||$90|
*The visa fee for non-U.S. citizens may vary from the list above. Please check with a visa office for specific prices.
For more information on other, shorter duration visas, click here: 144-hour and 72-hour visa-free transit.
|Items||Meal for 1 person – inexpensive restaurant||Meal for 2 people - mid-range restaurant||McDonalds (per person)||Domestic Beer (16oz)||Imported Beer (16oz)||Bottled water (16oz)||Fresh Milk (1 gallon)||Banana (1 pound)||Apple (1 pound)||Flag-Down fare for taxis|
|Cost||$2-$6 USD||$15-$40 USD||$5-$8 USD||$1-$2 USD||$3-$5 USD||$0.3-$5 USD||$7-$10 USD||$4-$6 USD||$0.75-$1.5 USD||$2-$3 USD|
Xi’an - Lanzhou - Zhangye - Jiayuguan - Dunhuang - Turpan – Urumqi
For those who have already seen China’s major highlights or for those who want more adventure to a little-traveled part of China, this is the trip for you. Take an unforgettable desert journey back in time as you travel the Silk Road to far away snow-capped mountains and deep, crystal-clear, blue lakes.
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’10 day tour of China visiting 4 cities’
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