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Cheap Flights to Chengdu
|Popular in||August||High demand for flights, 20% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||November||Best time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop|
|Average price||£726||Average for round-trip flights in July 2020|
|Round-trip from||£555||From London to Chengdu|
|One-way from||£448||One-way flight from London to Chengdu|
Cheapest prices for Chengdu flights by month
When is the best time to fly to Chengdu?
Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
LON - CTU
£355 - £763
9 - 30 °C
10 - 205 mm
When is the best time to book a flight to Chengdu?
Booking 36 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to Chengdu. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.
Which day is cheapest to fly to Chengdu?
The cheapest flights to Chengdu are usually found when departing on a Tuesday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Saturday.
What time of day is cheapest to fly to Chengdu?
Chengdu flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the evening. Booking a flight in the afternoon will likely mean higher prices.
The capital of the Sichuan province and one of China’s most populous cities, Chengdu has a remarkably laid-back atmosphere considering its size. Although the centre of the city is a continuous hive of activity, Chengdu is often referred to as the ‘Land of Milk and Honey’, due to its wealth of green spaces and agricultural heritage. Indeed, the city is located on the edge of the richly fertile plains of the Sichuan Red Basin.
With Sichuan being one of only three provinces in China where pandas can be found in the wild, many visitors to Chengdu are eager to encounter the world’s most adored animal species. Located just a short distance from the city centre, the Giant Panda Research Base is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the area. Home to over 50 giant pandas, the base is best visited during the morning as this is the time when the inhabitants are most active. Back in the centre of the city, there are a number of attractions which appeal to those who have an interest in Chinese history. The Wenshu Temple is the largest Buddhist place of worship in the city and enjoys a serene atmosphere all of its own. This wonderfully peaceful temple is situated in one of the city’s older neighbourhoods, featuring narrow streets which are lined with shops, food stalls and tea-houses.
To experience the more modern side of the city, the place to head for is Chunxi Road. This vibrant area is home to a wealth of brand name stores, cinemas and restaurants serving all manner of international cuisine.
In terms of the weather, the ideal months to visit the city are from March to May and September to November. Visiting during these periods will ensure you miss both the rainy season and the most humid conditions. To experience the magic of the Chinese New Year festivities, the time to visit is during February.
Low season in the city occurs during the months of March, April, November and December. Prices are generally cheaper during these months and the city is less crowded.
Like most major cities in China, the roads in Chengdu are often incredibly busy. The network of buses in the city is extensive and exact fares are required to board as change is not given. As with the airport, taxis in the city are either green or blue but be aware that most of the drivers do not speak English.