The cheapest times to fly from LHR to CTU are

  • January 1st to March 25th
  • May 28th to June 17th
  • September 3rd to December 9th (except the weeks of September 17th, October 1st, and October 8th)

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 LHR to CTU is late November to early December. Prices can be as high as $1183 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $436 for Thursday flights around late November to early December.


When to Fly to Chengdu

Flying from London (LHR) to Chengdu (CTU) will usually cost between $439 to $966 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late November to early December with an average ticket price of $443. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1047. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $604 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $611 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LHR to CTU flight.

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

LHR to CTU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LHR to CTU flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from London. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.07, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CTU, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into LHR. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Chengdu, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to London. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $137 (15%) 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 $596. Return trip prices are from the CTU to LHR 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 LHR to CTU can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 16 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 34 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air China, Air France, Alitalia, Asiana, Beijing Capital, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, EVA Air, Finnair, Hainan, Hong Kong Airlines, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, SAS, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, THAI, Tianjin Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Shuangliu Airport to London Heathrow Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5159 miles or 8303 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LHR to CTU flight is about 10 hour 16 minutes.

How many flights go between London and Chengdu?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 101 available flights from LHR to CTU.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LHR
Origination airport name London Heathrow Airport
City London
Country the United Kingdom
Latitude 51.5
Longitude -0.5

Return Airport

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


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