The cheapest times to fly from CTU to LJG are

  • August 6th to March 18th

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 LJG is mid October. Prices can be as high as $563 for Tuesday flights during early May, or as low as $306 for Saturday flights around mid October.


When to Fly to Lijiang

Flying from Chengdu (CTU) to Lijiang (LJG) will usually cost between $325 to $563 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 $307. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early May, with an average price of $563. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $255 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $425 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CTU to LJG flight.

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

CTU to LJG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CTU to LJG flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Chengdu. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.76, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LJG, and Thursday the cheapest day to fly back into CTU. Tuesdays 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 $7 (2%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $404. Return trip prices are from the LJG 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 LJG can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 37 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from CTU to LJG while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Qingshan Airport (XIC) in Xichang

  • 150 miles (241 km) away from LJG
  • Usually 14.02% less expensive than LJG
  • Nonstop flights available

See CTU to XIC flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 15 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Beijing Capital, Chengdu Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Juneyao Airlines, Kunming Airlines, Lucky Air, Ruili Airlines, Shandong, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, Tibet Airlines, Xiamen, Zhejiang Loong Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 349 miles or 562 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CTU to LJG flight is about 1 hour 37 minutes.

How many flights go between Chengdu and Lijiang?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 20 available flights from CTU to LJG.


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 LJG
Destination airport name Sanyi Airport
City Lijiang
Country China
Latitude 26.7
Longitude 100.2


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