The cheapest times to fly from ATL to CTU are

  • January 1st to March 11th (except the week of January 22nd)
  • August 6th to December 9th (except the week of August 13th)

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 ATL to CTU is late September. Prices can be as high as $3248 for Friday flights during late July, or as low as $665 for Tuesday flights around late September.


When to Fly to Chengdu

Flying from Atlanta, GA (ATL) to Chengdu (CTU) will usually cost between $702 to $1612 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late September with an average ticket price of $695. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $1768. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1073 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1177 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ATL to CTU flight.

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

ATL to CTU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ATL to CTU flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Atlanta. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CTU, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into ATL. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $255 (17%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1090. Return trip prices are from the CTU to ATL 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 ATL to CTU can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 19 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking ATL 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 ATL to CTU — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (ATL > JFK > CTU)

  • Price for both tickets: $929
  • Average savings: $248 (21.04%)

See ATL to JFK flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (ATL > LAX > CTU)

  • Price for both tickets: $942
  • Average savings: $235 (19.97%)

See ATL to LAX flights

Hack #3: Vancouver (ATL > YVR > CTU)

  • Price for both tickets: $958
  • Average savings: $219 (18.61%)

See ATL to YVR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 24 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, EVA Air, Hainan, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Shuangliu Airport to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7966 miles or 12820 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ATL to CTU flight is about 15 hour 19 minutes.

How many flights go between Atlanta, GA and Chengdu?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 78 available flights from ATL to CTU.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ATL
Origination airport name Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
City Atlanta, GA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.6
Longitude -84.4

Return Airport

Destination code CTU
Destination airport name Shuangliu Airport
City Chengdu
Country China
Latitude 30.6
Longitude 103.9


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