Cheap flights to Asia

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Best student & youth fares right now to Asia

Below are our best student fares to Asia right now, so have a look at what’s on offer and click to find out more. Keep checking back on this page for daily updated fares.

Student flights from the USA to Asia

Whether you’re flying to this amazing continent for the first time, or visiting family back home, we have your hookup for cheap flights to Asia. We always have college students in mind, which means you can often find the best flight deals to Asia around school breaks, so make sure you keep an eye out for our offers.

If you just want to travel somewhere incredible, for an epic vacation, you’re spoilt for choice. Fly to Japan, where you can visit the wild snow monkeys in Jigokudani Monkey Park, or head to China, where you can see the futuristic skyscrapers of Shanghai. Alternatively, India has the world-famous Taj Mahal, and South Korea is home to the beautiful town of Busan. For some of the most phenomenal scenery in the world, you could fly to Nepal and go on an Everest Base Camp trek in the Himalayas.

Whatever your reason to travel to Asia, we have a flight for you! Just use the search box above, and kick off your adventure today.

map of Asia showing major airports

What are the main Asia airport hubs?

There are numerous international air hubs all over Asia, from Tokyo to Beijing to Seoul to Hong Kong to New Delhi to Mumbai, so you won’t have any trouble finding somewhere to touch down.

Most of Asia is straightforward to travel around, especially the more visited areas, so if you want a bit of an adventure you could consider arriving into one hub, like Chennai, and departing from another, like Kyoto, and use land transport and short haul flights to do the bits in between.

How to fly from the USA to Asia

The USA enjoys numerous flight connections to countries all over Asia, including China, Japan, South Korea and India. At StudentUniverse we’ve teamed up with all the best international carriers to bring you the best prices. These include Air China, Cathay Pacific, Korean Air and Japan Airlines.

In terms of departure points from the USA, there are far too many to list out, but they are fairly obvious - think international airports New York, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle.

When is the best time to fly to Asia?

There is no good or bad time to fly to Asia as such as a whole, because the region is so enormously varied in terms of countries, cultures and climates. The best advice we can give regarding the latter us to thoroughly research before booking your flight, to ensure you’re not caught out in uncomfortably cold and or warm climes.

Also keep major events in mind, as travel during these times can be trickier than usual.

When is the cheapest time to book a flight from the USA to Asia?

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Why do American students love visiting Asia?

Asia is hugely popular with American students who want an adventure and to experience something different from day-to-day life in the States. This is a region that’s mostly possible to explore on a budget, and there are more things to see and do than you could do in a lifetime, let alone one trip.


Asian universities and campuses

Asian universities and campuses

Although most American students tend to look across the pond to Europe or even at Australia when it comes to finding places to study abroad, Asia has some great options which are worth considering. Popular universities for American exchange students include Peking University and Tsinghua University in China, and Seoul National University in South Korea.


Asian lifestyle and culture

Asian lifestyle and culture

When it comes to culture, Asia is quite different from the USA and American students and young people should keep that in mind while planning and researching their visits. The cities tend to be a bit more frantic and less orderly than those in the US, though there are always exceptions to the rule (for example, Tokyo is a bit more predictable than, say, New Delhi).

Most countries in Asia take a relaxed approach to alcohol, and the age of consumption is quite as strictly enforced as in the US, though it’s not uncommon for there to be zero tolerance to drugs, so we’d strongly advise you not to take any risks.


Exploring Asia on a student budget

Exploring Asia on a student budget

Asia caters for a wide range of budgets, and depending on what part of it you’re in, you can either do things at a fraction of the cost you’d pay in the US, or for a bit more. Japan and Hong Kong are notably a bit more expensive than many Western countries, but places like India and Nepal are vastly cheaper.

Frequently asked questions about flying from the USA to Asia

Do I need a visa to visit Asia?

What are the top events in Asia?

Is Asia safe for solo travelers?

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