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Flights to Chengdu in 2021

Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 3% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price£556Average for round-trip flights in April 2021
Round-trip from£979From London to Chengdu

COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to Chengdu right now?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Chengdu along with the rest of China. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: China has restricted entry and transit to all travelers except Chinese nationals, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan passport holders, and travelers with diplomatic, service, courtesy or C visas, or visas issued after March 28, 2020. Travelers arriving at PEK will be given a PCR test and quarantined for 14 days at a designated location in Beijing. Travelers arriving at Shanghai Pudong (PVG) or Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) must undergo Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) and a 14-day quarantine in designated places for medical observation. Airline crew with a layover at the above airports must undergo NAT inside the passenger terminal, then self-isolate at their hotel temporarily before acquiring the NAT results. Airline crew arriving at the above airports will be quarantined after their last shift, and must self-isolate in crew hotels during shift breaks. Travelers arriving at Guangzhou (CAN) or Shenzhen (SZX) who live in or have been in France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Spain, or the United States in the past 14 days must undergo 14-day quarantine at home or in designated places for medical observation. All passengers arriving at SZX will have a PCR test. Travelers arriving at XMN will be quarantined for medical observation at designated hotels for 14 days at their own expense. This does not apply to travelers under 18 years old or above 70 years old, pregnant women, and travelers suffering from illness, who must apply for permission to undergo a 14-day quarantine at home.. If you are looking to book a trip to Chengdu and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.

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Cheapest prices for Chengdu flights by month

January
£418
February
£381
March
£392
April
£465
May
£416
June
£467
July
£574
August
£477
September
£392
October
£421
November
£344
December
£393
Currently, November is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Chengdu. Flying to Chengdu in July will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Chengdu?

LON - CTU
Price
£344 - £735
CTU
Temperature
9 - 30 °C
CTU
Rainfall
10 - 205 mm
Flying to Chengdu in November is usually considered the best time to fly. However, you will find other deals are always available year round. July tends to be the warmest period in Chengdu so if you are looking for sun or warmer climates then look to fly around this time. August is the wettest if you need to factor this in to your plans.

When is the best time to book a flight to Chengdu?

Booking 56 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 at midday 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.    

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When is the best time to fly to Chengdu?

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.

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Getting around Chengdu

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.

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