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I'm a student trying to go from Canada -> China -> Taiwan -> Japan -> China -> Canada while staying in each place for at least 2-3 weeks. I've been using Google flights and rome2rio but I'm having trouble finding reasonable prices.

It seems like China -> Taiwan -> Japan -> China will cost at least $1500 CAD in airfare itself, but I don't have the experience to know where to find cheaper alternatives.

Can anyone give any suggestions? (just for airfare)

Thanks so much!

  • That's a pretty broad topic, involving accommodation, flights, transport, visas and more. As per our help center, that's probably too broad, and subjective for a SE question, which is a shame. I can recommend our Travel Chat though, we have a lot of guys who could give ideas – Mark Mayo Sep 11 '15 at 6:09
  • Also, if you look through some of the other questions on this site about finding cheap flights, hostels, and the like, that may help give you more ideas – Mark Mayo Sep 11 '15 at 6:09
  • Also, you might want to add some criteria around 'cheapest', otherwise the default joke answer on this site is 'have you tried hitchhiking?' (although to be fair, several of us have!) – Mark Mayo Sep 11 '15 at 6:10
  • Thank you so much for the replies! I should have specified that I am only talking about Airfare between the countries. Would you have any idea where I could find answers/information regarding that? – feeling.dz Sep 11 '15 at 6:25
  • I'd recommend starting here, at least! travel.stackexchange.com/questions/23939/… – Mark Mayo Sep 11 '15 at 6:27
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Vanilla Air lists a fare to Taipei from Tokyo of ¥6990 (roughly $60 USD).

Most of the low cost carriers (lcc) in Japan maintain their own ticketing infrastructure, and tickets are hard to find outside of that. The carrier to choose for the Tokyo->China leg would depend on the city you're headed to in China; and, if you wanted to leave from Tokyo or another city. The same site has Hong Kong fares from ¥8890 ($80 USD); but, if you want to go to the mainland, you'd need to find a different carrier.

(edited to add) Vanilla Air has some not-so-flattering reviews, so, caveat emptor and all that. The linked site has some good English information on all of the LCC in Japan.

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