The cheapest times to fly from JFK to CTU are

  • January 15th to April 1st
  • August 27th 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 JFK to CTU is mid November. Prices can be as high as $1520 for Friday flights during mid December, or as low as $425 for Saturday flights around mid November.


When to Fly to Chengdu

Flying from New York, NY (JFK) to Chengdu (CTU) will usually cost between $467 to $1124 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid November with an average ticket price of $472. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1333. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $860 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $721 can be considered a good price for a round-trip JFK to CTU flight.

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

JFK to CTU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the JFK to CTU flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from New York. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.06, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CTU, and Thursday the cheapest day to fly back into JFK. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Chengdu, and Mondays are the most expensive days to return to New York. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $63 (8%) 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 $740. Return trip prices are from the CTU to JFK 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 JFK to CTU can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 30 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 31 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Air France, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, EgyptAir, Ethiopian, Etihad, EVA Air, Hainan, Hong Kong Airlines, JAL, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Shuangliu Airport to John F. Kennedy International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7514 miles or 12093 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop JFK to CTU flight is about 14 hour 30 minutes.

How many flights go between New York, NY and Chengdu?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 84 available flights from JFK to CTU.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code JFK
Origination airport name John F. Kennedy International Airport
City New York, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 40.6
Longitude -73.8

Return Airport

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


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