The cheapest times to fly from ADD to CTU are

  • April 23rd to October 28th (except the weeks of July 16th and July 23rd)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from ADD to CTU is late October. Prices can be as high as $9733 for Sunday flights during mid March, or as low as $1027 for Wednesday flights around late October.


When to Fly to Chengdu

Flying from Addis Ababa (ADD) to Chengdu (CTU) will usually cost between $1028 to $9414 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $1501. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid March, with an average price of $6530. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $5028 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2457 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ADD to CTU flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the ADD to CTU route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

ADD to CTU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ADD to CTU flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Addis Ababa. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.34, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CTU, and Thursday the cheapest day to fly back into ADD. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Chengdu, and Wednesdays are the most expensive days to return to Addis Ababa. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $3278 (49%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1027. Return trip prices are from the CTU to ADD flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from ADD to CTU can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 57 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking ADD to CTU

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from ADD to CTU — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Bangkok (ADD > BKK > CTU)

  • Price for both tickets: $877
  • Average savings: $1580 (64.31%)

See ADD to DXB flights

Hack #2: Dubai (ADD > DXB > CTU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1028
  • Average savings: $1430 (58.18%)

See ADD to BKK flights

Hack #3: Paris (ADD > CDG > CTU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1082
  • Average savings: $1375 (55.96%)

See ADD to CDG flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ADD to CTU? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Asiana, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Ethiopian, Lufthansa, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Tap Air Portugal, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Shuangliu Airport to Bole International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4428 miles or 7126 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from ADD to CTU?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ADD to CTU flight is about 8 hour 57 minutes.

How many flights go between Addis Ababa and Chengdu?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from ADD to CTU.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeADD
Origination airport nameBole International Airport
CityAddis Ababa

Return Airport

Destination codeCTU
Destination airport nameShuangliu Airport


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