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City CodeCTU
Popular Airlines
  • Air China
  • China Southern Airlines
  • China Eastern Airlines
Flight Time16~18 hours

The flight time to Chengdu is approximately 16~18 hours. Find out more about the history, economy, climate and transportation options before you visit Chengdu.

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Chengdu is a sub provincial city as well as a capital in Sichuan province. Chengdu is also known as one of the most populous cities in Western China and the 5th most populous city in China. It has a population of 14.43 as at 2014. Chengdu is unique since it has been able to maintain its name through the many eras such as imperial, republican and communist eras. Currently, Chengdu is considered as one of the most important centers for culture, commercial, economic, financial and communication. Chengdu one side is bordered by the Longmen mountains and on the other side by the Qionglai Mountains. Chengdu has fertile lands and a favorable climate which makes the city to have a nice view.

Voice of Travelers to Chengdu

Family Vacation in Chengdu

My name is Daniel. I had always wanted to take my family to Sichuan Wolong Giant Panda Natural Reserve in Chengdu and was saving for the trip for a while. I finally made a ticket booking with Qatar travelling to Chengdu and return ticket with KLM. The flight attendants were polite and attended to my every need especially since I had four children with me. Sichuan Wolong Giant Panda Natural Reserve  was the highlight of our trip as the children were very excited to see the very rare pandas.

Trip to a wedding in Chengdu

My friend who I met while in university of London and became very good friends invited me to her wedding in Chengdu. I booked my ticket with Lufthansa airlines and return ticket with KLM. I really loved the service, meals aboard the both airlines. The flights were not delayed and arrival to Chengdu was as scheduled.Upon arrival, I was booked at Xiling Snow Mountain resort where the wedding was to be held as well. I really enjoyed my time in chengdu as I got to visit the panda reserve and the Anshun bridge as well.

Chengdu Travel FAQs

Q. What are the main tourist attractions in Chengdu?

A. Chengdu has many tourist attractions ranging from cultural sites, monasteries to historic towns. These tourist attractions in Chengdu are Mt. Qingcheng, Mt. Emei, Dujiangyan which is a network of dams and levees, Wuhou Shrine, Du Fu Thatched Cottage which is a park and museum, Yongling Museum, Huanglong NationaL scenic Reserve, Zhaojue Temple, Jiulong Valley, Happy Valley Chengdu, Jianchuan Museum, Anshun Bridge, Chengdu Daci Monastery, Sichuan Wolong Giant Panda Natural Reserve to see pandas, Jinsha Ruins and Wenshu Monastery.

Q. What is the best season to travel to Chengdu?

A. The best time to visit Chengdu are during Spring and Autumn. Spring season is during March, April and May and Autumn  season is during September, October and November. This is because during these seasons in Chengdu, the weather is cooler and less rainy. The months that travelers should avoid booking a ticket for Chengdu are July and August as these are the rainiest.

Q. What are the best hotels in Chengdu?

A. The most booked hotels in Chengdu include Minshan Hotel Chengdu, Hotel Mercure Chengdu North, Ibis Hotel, Tibet Hotel Chengdu, RenHe Spring Hotel, SHERATON CHENGDU LIDO HOTEL, Intercontinental Chengdu Global Center, Shangri-La Hotel, Chengdu, Sofitel Wanda Chengdu Hotel, The St. Regis Chengdu, InterContinental Century City Chengdu, Crowne Plaza Chengdu City Center, Kempinski Hotel Chengdu, Inn Chengdu Oriental Plaza, Chengdu Furong Hotel, Dorsett Grand Chengdu, Hotel Sichuan-West Wing and Peninsula Hotel Chengdu.

Chengdu - Direct Flights to Major Airports

Airports handling direct flights to Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport ・London Heathrow Airport ・Guangzhou Airport ・Beijing Capital International Airport etc.

Flight Routes to Chengdu

There are various air routes that can take you to Chengdu. The major airlines where one can acquire a ticket to Chengdu include Air China, Chengdu Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Qatar Airways, China Eastern airlines, Lufthansa Airlines, KLM, Shenzhen Airlines, Lucky Air and Tibet Airlines. One can purchase a ticket from either of the airlines listed on their way to Chengdu.