The cheapest times to fly from CTU to LED are

  • March 5th to May 13th (except the week of April 23rd)
  • May 28th to June 17th (except the week of June 4th)
  • September 3rd to December 31st (except the weeks of September 24th and October 15th)

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 LED is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $2564 for Monday flights during early August, or as low as $430 for Friday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to Saint Petersburg

Flying from Chengdu (CTU) to St. Petersburg (LED) will usually cost between $577 to $1654 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $849. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1378. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $529 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $995 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CTU to LED flight.

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

CTU to LED Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CTU to LED flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Chengdu. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.16, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Friday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Mondays 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 $641 (47%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Friday and returning a week later will cost an average of $790. Return trip prices are from the LED 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 LED can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 7 hour 56 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking CTU to LED

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 LED — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Moscow (CTU > SVO > LED)

  • Price for both tickets: $839
  • Average savings: $157 (15.73%)

See CTU to MXP flights

Hack #2: Milan (CTU > MXP > LED)

  • Price for both tickets: $887
  • Average savings: $108 (10.85%)

See CTU to SVO flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $933
  • Average savings: $63 (6.28%)

See CTU to CDG flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 19 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Astana, Air France, Alitalia, China Eastern, China Southern, Etihad, Finnair, Hainan, KLM, Lucky Air, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, S7, SAS, Sichuan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Pulkovo Airport to Shuangliu Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3859 miles or 6210 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CTU to LED flight is about 7 hour 56 minutes.

How many flights go between Chengdu and St. Petersburg?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from CTU to LED.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination code LED
Destination airport name Pulkovo Airport
City St. Petersburg
Country Russia
Latitude 59.8
Longitude 30.3


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