Cheap flights to Nanning Airport

Nanning is a pleasant enough city in southern China, with plenty of tree-lined streets, lots of lush parks, and a rapidly growing metro system. However, the main reason most people come to Nanning is due to its proximity to the Vietnamese border. Chances are you will only be spending a day or two in this provincial capital, which is enough to check out the museums and other sights that are on offer, before heading to other destinations further afield.

Nanning International Airport is a significant airport that has been undergoing many improvements and expansions since it first opened in the 1960s. When looking for flights to Nanning, Skyscanner's Whole Month search will show you the cheapest time to book your trip to this bustling Chinese city.

Best Time to Book a Flight to Nanning

Nanning has a humid, tropical climate with very hot and humid summers. Monsoon rains peak from June to August. Winters can be surprisingly cold and damp, with frost occasionally a possibility (although snow is extremely rare). The shoulder seasons of February to April and October to December offer the best balance of comfortable temperatures and dry weather. Make sure you sign up for Price Alerts to make sure you grab a cheap flight to Nanning at the best time of year.

Airlines that Fly to Nanning Airport

Nanning Airport is served by quite a few major airlines. The vast majority of flights are to and from other Chinese cities with important domestic carriers including Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, and Tianjin Airlines. Flights to Asian cities outside of China are also available, with China Eastern Airlines and Vietnam Airlines offering connections to Vietnam, AirAsia flying to Kuala Lumpur, China Southern and Hainan to Bankgkok, and Lucky Air to Indonesia.

What to Expect When Arriving at the Airport

The airport is located a little over 30 km from the city centre. The two most popular ways of getting from the airport to the city are via shuttle bus or taxi. The airport shuttle runs every 30 minutes, except late at night, and is the most affordable option for getting to Nanning. Taking a taxi is certainly more convenient, but it also costs quite a bit more. If you are comfortable with Chinese driving conditions, then you can also rent a car to help you get around the city.

Airport Facilities

Nanning Airport was recently renovated and expanded and it feels both modern and spacious. While it may not compare to the airports of much larger cities, it does offer all of the amenities one would expect from a new airport in a comfortable setting. Western fast food chains are plentiful, including Starbucks and McDonald's, and the WiFi is also free and reliable.

What to See and Do in Nanning

Chances are you'll find yourself in Nanning either on your way to or from Hanoi, Vietnam. While you wait for your train or bus, you can check out the Guangxi Museum, which showcases the region's culture and history. Qingxiu Shan is an important mountainous park just outside of the city and definitely worth a visit, featuring sculptures and pagodas. If you plan on spending the night in Nanning, let Skyscanner help you find a hotel at a great price.


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