China Southern Airlines – which quit SkyTeam in 2019 – is currently offering flights from Rome, London and Paris to Taipei starting at €350 for trips until December 2023, which prices rising only marginally in the first three months of 2024. The fare includes a checked bag, which can weigh 23 kilos.
You can get the best prices from the following departure airports:
Prices from London come with the catch of two long layovers in Guangzhou. However, you can use it to take advantage of China’s visa-free transit program and explore this flourishing city.
Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates for less than €500 (€400 from Rome) for trips up to 28 days. It will forward you to the Travel-Dealz.com flight search with your selected flight dates.
You would fly China Southern’s Airbus A350 from Paris and their Boeing 787 from Rome and London, both of which offer a 3-3-3 configuration. While the 787 offer power sockets, the Airbus A350 only allows you to charge your devices via USB outlets in economy class. The short flight will be on an Airbus A330, offering a 2-4-2 configuration.Error: 429
Search & Book
According to the fare rules, the cheapest tickets are on sale until November 15, 2023 for travel between November 2023 and March 2024. There is a minimum stay of 6 nights or a Saturday night and a maximum stay of 3 months.
You can use our calendar above that will show you availabilities. Once you select your dates, it will forward you to the Travel-Dealz Flight Search with your preselected flight dates. Booking this fare on China Southern’s website is also an option. You can also search more specifically on Google Flights (instructions) for example by setting filters. You can then use our Go2 browser extension to book your flights.
Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?
More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend booking with the airlines directly. There are two main reasons for that:
Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airline has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.
If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward information like flight changes instead of receiving them directly from the airline. In many cases, you may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem-solving.
This especially applies to premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.
Baggage and Other Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are industry standard by now. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.
This also applies to other things like food services, insurances or priority treatment. In almost all cases, you pay less for additional amenities when booking on the airlines’ website.
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You can calculate your own earnings with the help of our mileage calculator. We also have a status calculator, which can help you decide which status should you aim for or which status does your next trip helps achieve. Or use our program mileage calculator that calculates your earnings based on your current status and routing:
See instructions on our status calculator‘s page.
Hotel prices in Taipei usually start at roughly €50, depending on the hotel category. Whichever category and hotel you opt for, make sure to get the best price! Our recommendation is to search on booking.com, or even on our own Travel-Dealz hotel search:
Information & Tips for Taipei
Taipei is the largest city of Taiwan. About one third of all Taiwanese poeple live in Tapei’s municipality. The city stands out as unique conflux of Chinese and Japanese culture, architecture and cuisine. Being built into a mountainous region with huge rainforests, even the way from the airport downtown is hugely spectacular. The city is home to the Taipei 101, a skyscraper that used to be the tallest in the world at time of its opening in 2004. Another fascinating aspect is Taipei’s huge network of suburban malls.
Best Time to Visit
Being located in a humid subtropical climate, Tapei’s summers are hot, long lasting and very humid. Occasional heavy rainstorms or typhoons make this time an unpleasent one to visit the city. From November through March, average temperatures are around 20 dregrees and it rains less than during summer, making this an ideal time to visit the city.
From the Airport to the City
International flights arrive almost exclusively at Taipei Taoyuan Int’l airport. Getting to the city is as easy as it can be. A regular and an express metro line connect the airport to the city center. The 5€ ticket includes free Wi-Fi. Further, there are a number of shuttle buses to different parts of the city, operating even at night time. A taxi ride will be around 1000NT$, approx. €30.
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Information & Tips for Taiwan
Things are complicated when it comes to Taiwan’s political status. The island’s government claims to represent the independent “Republic Of China”, while mainland China views Taiwan as a “rebellious province”.
Regardless of those issues, the island of Formosa provides a heavily urbanized West Coast with Taipei as a masterful example of a modern metropolis. On the opposite, the East Coast is full of natural rain forests and smaller towns and villages. There is no place on earth where Chinese and Japanese culture form a harmonious mixture like in Taiwan, making it a unique place to visit.
Entry & Visa
Most EU-Citizens will receive a 90-day permit upon arrival at any Taiwanese airport. Only a passport valid more than six months after arrival is required.
Best Time to Travel
Taiwan is located in a subtropical climate zone, meaning high humidity all year round. While the southern part experiences a monsoon season from May through August, rainfalls are more evenly distributed through the year in the north. Best travel times are October through January, when rainfalls are low and temperatures are modest.
Taiwan uses the New Taiwan Dollar as currency. 1€ is worth approx. 35 TWD.
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Information & Tips for Guangzhou
Guangzhou is better known as Canton in western counties. It is the most influential metropolis in Southern China. Although in these days it is overshadowed by neighbouring cities Shenzhen and Hong Kong (both can be reached by car within an hour), Guangzhou has a much larger legacy than those flashy up-and-comers. Its name is patron to both dialect and culture of the whole region – Cantonese. The city features large, green parks and a buzzing city center. Strolling through the lovely colonial district or having a look at the majestic Pearl River will make your stay in Guangzhou worthwile.
Best Time to Visit
Winters are mild and dry, whereas summers are hot with rainfall and high humidity. The best time to travel is from October to early December when the weather is sunny, cool and therefore very pleasant.
From the Airport to the City
Guangzhou Baiyun Int’l Airport is homebase to China Southern Airlines and one of the busiest in the country. It is well connected to the city center by a metro line. The trip takes 30 minutes to get downtown and costs around €1. Further there are eleven bus lines that connect the airport directly to points of interest like Guangzhou Railway Station, taking about an hour. These are priced around €4. A taxi ride will take 60-90 minutes and costs approx. €15.
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