The cheapest times to fly from CTU to UTP are

  • February 19th to March 25th
  • April 9th to April 22nd
  • June 11th to July 8th
  • October 8th to January 14th (except the week of December 3rd)

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 UTP is early November. Prices can be as high as $2208 for Tuesday flights during early August, or as low as $304 for Monday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Pattaya City

Flying from Chengdu (CTU) to Utapao (UTP) will usually cost between $451 to $1120 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $494. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1505. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1011 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $532 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CTU to UTP flight.

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

CTU to UTP Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CTU to UTP flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Chengdu. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.26, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. 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 $132 (16%) 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 $591. Return trip prices are from the UTP 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 UTP can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 14 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 UTP while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Don Mueang International Airport (DMK) in Bangkok

  • 89 miles (143 km) away from UTP
  • Usually 60.02% less expensive than UTP
  • Nonstop flights available

See CTU to DMK flights

Destination alternative #2: Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) in Bangkok

  • 71 miles (114 km) away from UTP
  • Usually 59.27% less expensive than UTP
  • Nonstop flights available

See CTU to BKK flights


Flight Hacking CTU to UTP

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 UTP — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Chiang Mai (CTU > CNX > UTP)

  • Price for both tickets: $311
  • Average savings: $221 (41.58%)

See CTU to HKT flights

Hack #2: Phuket (CTU > HKT > UTP)

  • Price for both tickets: $345
  • Average savings: $187 (35.18%)

See CTU to CNX flights

Hack #3: Kuala Lumpur (CTU > KUL > UTP)

  • Price for both tickets: $369
  • Average savings: $163 (30.67%)

See CTU to KUL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 16 major airlines flying this route most often: Bangkok Airways, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Emirates, Hainan, Kunming Airlines, Qantas, Qingdao Airlines, Shenzhen, Singapore Airlines, Thai AirAsia, Thai Lion Mentari, Turkish Airlines, Xiamen, Zhejiang Loong Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from U-Tapao Pattaya International Airport to Shuangliu Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1249 miles or 2010 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CTU to UTP flight is about 3 hour 14 minutes.

How many flights go between Chengdu and Utapao?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from CTU to UTP.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeCTU
Origination airport nameShuangliu Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeUTP
Destination airport nameU-Tapao Pattaya International Airport


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