The cheapest times to fly from CTU to ZRH are

  • October 15th to December 9th (except the weeks of November 5th and November 19th)
  • December 24th to May 27th (except the weeks of January 1st, January 22nd, February 5th, February 19th, February 26th, April 2nd, and May 7th)

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 ZRH is early to mid March. Prices can be as high as $3910 for Monday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $570 for Thursday flights around early to mid March.


When to Fly to Zürich

Flying from Chengdu (CTU) to Zurich (ZRH) will usually cost between $571 to $1150 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid March with an average ticket price of $611. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $1310. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $699 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $768 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CTU to ZRH flight.

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

CTU to ZRH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CTU to ZRH 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 $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ZRH, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into CTU. 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 $212 (20%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $755. Return trip prices are from the ZRH 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 ZRH can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 51 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 ZRH while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Malpensa Airport (MXP) in Milan

  • 127 miles (204 km) away from ZRH
  • Usually 8.98% less expensive than ZRH
  • 1-layover flights available

See CTU to MXP flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 23 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Air France, Alitalia, ANA, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, Etihad, Finnair, Hainan, Hong Kong Airlines, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, SAS, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, THAI, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4929 miles or 7932 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CTU to ZRH flight is about 9 hour 51 minutes.

How many flights go between Chengdu and Zurich?

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


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 ZRH
Destination airport name Zurich Airport
City Zurich
Country Switzerland
Latitude 47.5
Longitude 8.6


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