The cheapest times to fly from CTU to ATL are

  • January 29th to April 22nd
  • September 10th to December 31st (except the weeks of September 24th and December 10th)

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 CTU to ATL is mid October. Prices can be as high as $2487 for Friday flights during late July, or as low as $518 for Monday flights around mid October.


When to Fly to Atlanta

Flying from Chengdu (CTU) to Atlanta, GA (ATL) will usually cost between $686 to $1828 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid October with an average ticket price of $661. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $1900. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1239 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1317 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CTU to ATL flight.

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

CTU to ATL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CTU to ATL flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Chengdu. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ATL, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into CTU. 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 Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1138. Return trip prices are from the ATL to CTU 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 CTU to ATL 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.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from CTU to ATL while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) in Birmingham, AL

  • 134 miles (216 km) away from ATL
  • Usually 13.36% less expensive than ATL
  • 1-layover flights available

See CTU to BHM flights


Flight Hacking CTU to ATL

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 CTU to ATL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (CTU > LAX > ATL)

  • Price for both tickets: $869
  • Average savings: $449 (34.05%)

See CTU to JFK flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (CTU > JFK > ATL)

  • Price for both tickets: $926
  • Average savings: $392 (29.73%)

See CTU to LAX flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $984
  • Average savings: $334 (25.32%)

See CTU to YVR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 20 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, EVA Air, Hainan, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

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

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

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

How many flights go between Chengdu and Atlanta, GA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 72 available flights from CTU to ATL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeCTU
Origination airport nameShuangliu Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeATL
Destination airport nameHartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
CityAtlanta, GA
Countrythe United States


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