The cheapest times to fly from HOU to CTU are

  • January 1st to January 21st
  • February 5th to February 18th
  • March 12th to April 29th (except the weeks of March 19th and April 16th)
  • August 20th to December 9th

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 HOU to CTU is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $4656 for Saturday flights during late July, or as low as $823 for Tuesday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to Chengdu

Flying from Houston, TX (HOU) to Chengdu (CTU) will usually cost between $888 to $1724 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 $897. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $2020. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1123 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1330 can be considered a good price for a round-trip HOU to CTU flight.

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

HOU to CTU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the HOU to CTU flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Houston. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays 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 $215 (15%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1230. Return trip prices are from the CTU to HOU 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 HOU to CTU can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 32 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking HOU to CTU

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 HOU to CTU — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (HOU > LAX > CTU)

  • Price for both tickets: $950
  • Average savings: $380 (28.58%)

See HOU to LAX flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (HOU > JFK > CTU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1025
  • Average savings: $305 (22.9%)

See HOU to JFK flights

Hack #3: Seattle, WA (HOU > SEA > CTU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1030
  • Average savings: $299 (22.51%)

See HOU to SEA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: American, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Delta, Etihad, Hainan, JAL, JetBlue, KLM, Qatar Airways, Sichuan Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Shuangliu Airport to William P Hobby Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8088 miles or 13016 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop HOU to CTU flight is about 15 hour 32 minutes.

How many flights go between Houston, TX and Chengdu?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 34 available flights from HOU to CTU.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code HOU
Origination airport name William P Hobby Airport
City Houston, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 29.6
Longitude -95.3

Return Airport

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


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