The cheapest times to fly from CTU to CLT are

  • February 5th to March 4th
  • March 26th to April 22nd
  • May 28th to July 1st
  • September 3rd to December 2nd (except the week of September 24th)

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 CLT is mid October. Prices can be as high as $2485 for Friday flights during early January, or as low as $531 for Wednesday flights around mid October.


When to Fly to Charlotte

Flying from Chengdu (CTU) to Charlotte, NC (CLT) will usually cost between $718 to $1701 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 $685. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1753. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1068 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1202 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CTU to CLT flight.

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

CTU to CLT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CTU to CLT 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 $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Charlotte, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Chengdu. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $502 (28%) 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 $1018. Return trip prices are from the CLT 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 CLT 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 10 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 CLT while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) in Raleigh/Durham, NC

  • 130 miles (209 km) away from CLT
  • Usually 7.62% less expensive than CLT
  • 1-layover flights available

See CTU to RDU flights


Flight Hacking CTU to CLT

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 CLT — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $891
  • Average savings: $311 (25.88%)

See CTU to LAX flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $927
  • Average savings: $275 (22.85%)

See CTU to JFK flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $972
  • Average savings: $230 (19.1%)

See CTU to YVR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 26 major airlines flying this route most often: Aerolineas Argentinas, Air Canada, Air China, American, ANA, Asiana, Avianca, Azul, Bahamasair, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, COPA, Delta, Finnair, Hainan, Iberia, JetBlue, KLM, LATAM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Sichuan Airlines, Silver Airways, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Charlotte Douglas International Airport to Shuangliu Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7880 miles or 12682 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CTU to CLT flight is about 15 hour 10 minutes.

How many flights go between Chengdu and Charlotte, NC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 21 available flights from CTU to CLT.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeCTU
Origination airport nameShuangliu Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeCLT
Destination airport nameCharlotte Douglas International Airport
CityCharlotte, NC
Countrythe United States


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