The international airports of Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing are likely entry points for first time visitors to China. Fly nonstop to China from most major US cities, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, New York, Washington DC and Dallas. There are numerous transit options available too as well as some great student/youth fares. Endless other cities are also served, usually requiring a connecting domestic flight. Visas are usually required for travel to mainland China so be sure to check what you need for your travels and give yourself plenty of time to acquire the correct documentation.