The cheapest times to fly from KRY to CTU are

  • April 2nd to January 28th

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 KRY to CTU is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $1023 for Friday flights during mid March, or as low as $768 for Tuesday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to Chengdu

Flying from Karamay (KRY) to Chengdu (CTU) will usually cost between $780 to $1023 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 $880. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid March, with an average price of $1023. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $143 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1008 can be considered a good price for a round-trip KRY to CTU flight.

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

KRY to CTU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the KRY to CTU flight is priced close to the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Karamay. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.43, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CTU, and Saturday the cheapest day to fly back into KRY. Fridays 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 $57 (6%) 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 $951. Return trip prices are from the CTU to KRY 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 KRY to CTU can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 36 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking KRY 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 KRY to CTU — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Urumqi (KRY > URC > CTU)

  • Price for both tickets: $950
  • Average savings: $58 (5.76%)

See KRY to URC flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, China Eastern, China Southern, Shandong, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1452 miles or 2337 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop KRY to CTU flight is about 3 hour 36 minutes.

How many flights go between Karamay and Chengdu?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 18 available flights from KRY to CTU.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code KRY
Origination airport name Karamay Airport
City Karamay
Country China
Latitude 45.5
Longitude 85

Return Airport

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


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