Best time to go: what is the RIGHT price for a round-trip flight to Guangzhou (Canton) (from: London)

The average price to go to Guangzhou (Canton) from London airport is $ 1397 (round trip). However, there are variations depending on the departure month. Thus, it is possible to pay for your plane ticket on average between $ 1123 (in may) and $ 1737 (in august), which is a saving of $ 274 or a surplus of $ 341 (compared to the average price) depending on the period you leave.

The analysis of all prices reveals that the most frequent price is between $817 to $871 and it is generally more economical to leave on a sunday and return on a monday on a flight with 1 or more layovers.

Be careful, the cheapest months may correspond to unfavorable weather periods . Check out our page best time to go to Guangzhou (Canton) before booking your flight.

If you want to know when to book your flight at the best price, go straight to the second part of this page: When to buy your London-Guangzhou (Canton) plane ticket.

How are these data calculated?

We have studied a sample of 60000 airfare prices from previous years for flights to Guangzhou (Canton) from London and can thus establish precise and credible price variation trends based on different parameters. Of course, prices can vary from year to year, but the seasonal aspect of this data (recurrence of school holidays, events... from year to year) makes these statistics quite reliable.

Average price depending on the departure month

Data analysis:

By leaving in may, the price of the plane ticket will statistically be the cheapest ($ 1123, saving $ 274 compared to the average price over the year which is $ 1397). Conversely, august will be the most expensive ($ 1737).

Flight London-Guangzhou (Canton): when is the best time to go for the best price?

Month Good price* Average price Our opinion
January$ 881 $ 1304 fair price
February$ 847 $ 1245 good price
March$ 753 $ 1208 good price
April$ 832 $ 1276 good price
May$ 691 $ 1123 very good price
June$ 767 $ 1239 good price
July$ 981 $ 1427 fair price
August$ 1113 $ 1737 very high price
September$ 965 $ 1726 high price
October$ 856 $ 1559 fair price
November$ 834 $ 1377 fair price
December$ 1008 $ 1535 fair price

*great price to buy your plane ticket: if you see this price or cheaper during your flight search, go for it and buy it!

Price breakdown to travel from London to Guangzhou (Canton)

Data analysis:

The prices for flights from London to Guangzhou (Canton) range from $435 to $1796. 2% of tickets were purchased at the minimum price (from $436 to $490), 1% at the maximum price (from $1741 to $1796). The majority of plane tickets were purchased in the range of $817 to $871 (6% of tickets).

Cheapest airlines for the London->Guangzhou (Canton) flight

There are 22 companies that serve London from Guangzhou (Canton) airport: China Southern, Air China, Ryanair, Emirates, Japan Airlines, British Airways, Saudia, LOT, Aeroflot, Wizz Air, Cathay Pacific, Vietnam Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa, China Eastern, Finnair, EasyJet, Etihad Airways, KLM and Malaysia Airlines.

Data analysis:

Of the 60000 flights analyzed in previous years, China Southern was the airline that offered the best fare most often in the flight ticket search results (39% of the time) on the London->Guangzhou (Canton) route.

Direct flight or flight with layover?

Data analysis:

To get the best price for the London-Guangzhou (Canton) flight, you should take a flight with one or more layovers (you will save an average of $ 168 compared to a direct flight).

Which day of the week to leave?

Data analysis:

Statistically, London-Guangzhou (Canton) flights departing on a sunday are cheaper than on other days of the week. By choosing a sunday as your departure date, you can save an average of $49. On the other hand, departing on a friday may cost you an additional $39.

Which day of the week to come back?

Data analysis:

Statistically, return flights from Guangzhou (Canton) to London departing on a monday are cheaper than on other days of the week. By choosing a monday for your return date, you will save an average of $44. Conversely, departing from Guangzhou (Canton) on a friday may cost you an additional $81.


Top prices London-Guangzhou (Canton)

Round tripDatesPrice
London → Guangzhou (Canton)12-09 to 23-09-2024$ 540 
London → Guangzhou (Canton)05-11 to 22-11-2024$ 550 
London → Guangzhou (Canton)11-11 to 21-11-2024$ 550 
London → Guangzhou (Canton)15-11 to 20-11-2024$ 550 
London → Guangzhou (Canton)04-12 to 11-12-2024$ 550 
London → Guangzhou (Canton)23-01 to 29-01-2025$ 531 
London → Guangzhou (Canton)01-02 to 15-02-2025$ 595 
London → Guangzhou (Canton)01-03 to 08-03-2025$ 595 
London → Guangzhou (Canton)01-05 to 08-05-2025$ 599 
London → Guangzhou (Canton)14-06 to 19-06-2025$ 598 


When to book your flight London - Guangzhou (Canton) to get the cheapest price?

Statistically, you will make the biggest savings by buying your plane ticket between 2 to 3 months in advance. However, you may end up paying a high price if you book between 11 to 12 months in advance.

Did you know: the price of plane tickets not only varies depending on how far in advance you book, but also on the day of the week you book! So, to maximize your chances of getting the best price for a London-Guangzhou (Canton) flight, it is recommended to book your ticket on a sunday.

How far in advance should I buy my flight?

Data analysis:

To get the cheapest flight ticket from London to Guangzhou (Canton), it is recommended to buy it 2 to 3 months before departure (it is then on average 1222 $, which is a saving of 175 $ compared to the overall average price). On the other hand, if you buy your ticket 11 to 12 months in advance, you will pay the full price (865 $ more than the average price).

Depending on the departure month

The best time to buy your London to Guangzhou (Canton) flight ticket may vary depending on your departure month. Therefore, we offer you statistics on when to book your flight month by month.

Departure on... How far in advance should I book?
January

Best time: 7 to 8 months before departure (average price: 955 $)

Other interesting period(s): 0 to 1 month ($ 1189), 1 to 2 months ($ 1224), 2 to 3 months ($ 1180), 6 to 7 months ($ 1043)

February

Best time: 8 to 9 months before departure (average price: 956 $)

Other interesting period(s): 0 to 1 month ($ 1163), 1 to 2 months ($ 1019), 7 to 8 months ($ 1008), 9 to 10 months ($ 1176)

March

Best time: 1 to 2 months before departure (average price: 943 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 963), 3 to 4 months ($ 1194), 8 to 9 months ($ 1078), 9 to 10 months ($ 1034), 10 to 11 months ($ 1042)

April

Best time: 11 to 12 months before departure (average price: 957 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 1122), 2 to 3 months ($ 973), 3 to 4 months ($ 1074)

May

Best time: 3 to 4 months before departure (average price: 824 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 887), 4 to 5 months ($ 1046), 8 to 9 months ($ 1078), 9 to 10 months ($ 1119)

June

Best time: 3 to 4 months before departure (average price: 948 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 1167), 4 to 5 months ($ 1167), 5 to 6 months ($ 1037), 6 to 7 months ($ 1181)

July

Best time: 6 to 7 months before departure (average price: 1206 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 1348), 4 to 5 months ($ 1240), 5 to 6 months ($ 1365)

August

Best time: 5 to 6 months before departure (average price: 1397 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 1457), 3 to 4 months ($ 1625), 6 to 7 months ($ 1679), 7 to 8 months ($ 1445), 8 to 9 months ($ 1486)

September

Best time: 3 to 4 months before departure (average price: 1232 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 1439), 6 to 7 months ($ 1243), 7 to 8 months ($ 1498), 8 to 9 months ($ 1259), 9 to 10 months ($ 1564)

October

Best time: 4 to 5 months before departure (average price: 1045 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 1451), 3 to 4 months ($ 1116), 7 to 8 months ($ 1268), 8 to 9 months ($ 1237), 9 to 10 months ($ 1320)

November

Best time: 5 to 6 months before departure (average price: 886 $)

Other interesting period(s): 0 to 1 month ($ 1361), 1 to 2 months ($ 1254), 4 to 5 months ($ 1120), 8 to 9 months ($ 1062)

December

Best time: 6 to 7 months before departure (average price: 1144 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 1323), 5 to 6 months ($ 1188), 9 to 10 months ($ 1445)

What day of the week should I book my flight ticket?

Data analysis:

Statistically, sunday is the day when plane tickets for London->Guangzhou (Canton) are the cheapest. So, by buying your plane ticket on a sunday, you will save $100. Conversely, by buying it on a thursday, you may end up paying $153 more.



London to Guangzhou (Canton): flight price when booking today

Information: this data is not statistics but comes from real prices collected less than 7 days ago. Some months may not be available as we do not have enough data for them.

Month Current price
July 2024$ 1524
$1080 to $1757
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August 2024$ 1245
$795 to $1711
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September 2024$ 1003
$540 to $2456
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October 2024$ 789
$550 to $1492
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November 2024$ 665
$550 to $773
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December 2024$ 1047
$550 to $1988
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January 2025$ 992
$531 to $1294
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February 2025$ 929
$595 to $1121
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March 2025$ 992
$595 to $1342
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April 2025$ 1455
$597 to $1663
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May 2025$ 1305
$599 to $1664
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June 2025$ 1247
$598 to $1677
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Data analysis:

Compared to the average price, august, september, october, november, december, january, february and march are cheaper to travel to Guangzhou (Canton). So it may be interesting to book now to leave during these months!



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