The cheapest times to fly from LEX to CTU are

  • January 8th to April 29th (except the week of January 22nd)
  • June 11th to June 24th
  • November 5th 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 LEX to CTU is early to mid February. Prices can be as high as $2585 for Friday flights during mid December, or as low as $1260 for Monday flights around early to mid February.


When to Fly to Chengdu

Flying from Lexington, KY (LEX) to Chengdu (CTU) will usually cost between $1290 to $1975 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid February with an average ticket price of $1322. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $2033. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $711 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1484 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LEX to CTU flight.

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

LEX to CTU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LEX to CTU flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Lexington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CTU, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into LEX. 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 $245 (15%) 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 $1428. Return trip prices are from the CTU to LEX 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 LEX to CTU can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 47 minutes may not be realistic.


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $961
  • Average savings: $523 (35.24%)

See LEX to LAX flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $969
  • Average savings: $516 (34.74%)

See LEX to JFK flights

Hack #3: Boston, MA (LEX > BOS > CTU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1062
  • Average savings: $423 (28.47%)

See LEX to BOS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, American, ANA, China Southern, Delta, Hainan, JAL, KLM, Lufthansa, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Shuangliu Airport to Blue Grass Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7664 miles or 12334 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LEX to CTU flight is about 14 hour 47 minutes.

How many flights go between Lexington, KY and Chengdu?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 19 available flights from LEX to CTU.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LEX
Origination airport name Blue Grass Airport
City Lexington, KY
Country the United States
Latitude 38
Longitude -84.6

Return Airport

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


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