Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CTU) is a major international airport serving Chengdu and the Sichuan province. It is located approximately 16 km southwest of downtown Chengdu. Chengdu is known as the home of the Giant Panda as well as its food and rice wine. You can find the cheapest flights to Chengdu on Skyscanner’s flight search page. Simply enter your travel dates and you will see the cheapest flights available.
Best Time to Book a Flight to Chengdu
Winter in Chengdu is grey and damp while summer is hot and rainy as well as being the season when Giant Pandas are most active. Despite the frequent temperature fluctuations, spring and fall are the best times to visit Chengdu. Flights to China are usually cheapest if booked at least 6 months to a year in advance. If you happen to have flexibility in your travel dates use Skyscanner’s whole month search tool to find the cheapest time to fly to Chengdu. If you already know when you want to fly consider signing up for price alerts. You will receive notifications when the price of your chosen flight rises or falls so you can monitor fares and get the lowest price on flights to Chengdu.
Airlines That Fly to Chengdu
Chengdu Airport has two terminals and is served by many airlines. Airlines with service to Chengdu Airport include Air China, Asiana Airlines, Chengdu Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, KLM, Sichuan Airlines, and Xiamen Air. See Skyscanner for a list of all airlines that fly to China here.
What to Expect When Arriving at Chengdu Airport
International passengers will arrive at terminal 1 and go through customs here. Canadians arriving in China must present a passport valid for at least 6 months past date of expected departure as well as a visa. You can get to Changdu from the airport by taking one of five airport busses with stops in the city or by hiring a taxi just outside of the arrivals hall. The airport is close to the city and trips are short and inexpensive. You may only rent a car if you have a Chinese driving license as an International Driving Permit is insufficient.
Chengdu Airport has a wide variety of food and drink available, and there are currency exchange services as well as ATMs. The airport has drinking water fountains and a children’s play area as well as duty free shopping. There is a business center and there are mobile charging stations. Wi-fi is available in the airport lounges which you can enter with a paid membership.
Things to See and Do in Chengdu
Wenshu Yuan Monastery is a well-preserved Buddhist temple full of cultural relics and paintings. The tea house serves tea and showcases local music. Visit the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base to get a look at some pandas and learn about breeding and conservation efforts for Giant Pandas and Red Pandas. Take a day trip out to Mount Qingcheng and ride the cable car up the mountain. Book your hotel with Skyscanner to get the best rates on hotel rooms in Chengdu and let your Chinese adventure begin.
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