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Travel Info: China

Rustic Pathways uses Air China for our escorted group flights from North America to Beijing, China (PEK). Students beginning their trip in North America are required to depart on one of our escorted group flights from our gateway airport in Los Angeles (LAX). Students are responsible for arranging their own domestic travel to our gateway city.

Students joining our programs from outside North America are responsible for arranging their own travel to Beijing, China (PEK) during a specified arrival window. Arriving outside this window may incur special transportation arrangements and fees. Please reach out to your Personal Travel Advisor to confirm specific arrival and departure airports and times.

International Airfare
Students departing from outside North America are responsible for making all their own airfare arrangements. Some programs may have additional internal airfare costs. Please reference the program page for details.
  • Origin Airport:
    Los Angeles (LAX) - $2,400
  • Destination Airport:
    Beijing, China (PEK)
Internal Airfare

Some programs involve travel within the destination country. This airfare is charged separately and is dependent upon the program. Some programs have single in country flights, while other programs have multiple internal segments.

Connecting Destinations

Programs within Asia and Southeast Asia all connect easily. If you wish to connect a program in China with a program in Fiji or Australia, we recommend that you first travel to the South Pacific and then China. Contact us for more information or a price quote.

Important: For additional information on the logistics of our escorted group flights, click here.

Visa Information

Students traveling on United States passports must obtain a Chinese visa prior to traveling to China. Information about acquiring your visa will be provided to you prior to your trip.

Students traveling with Rustic Pathways on passports not issued by the United States are responsible for determining their own visa requirements. Please check with the appropriate consulate or embassy.