The cheapest times to fly from LIH to CTU are

  • March 26th to July 29th
  • November 26th 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 LIH to CTU is early to mid April. Prices can be as high as $11100 for Friday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $1022 for Tuesday flights around early to mid April.


When to Fly to Chengdu

Flying from Lihue, HI (LIH) to Chengdu (CTU) will usually cost between $1504 to $6094 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid April with an average ticket price of $1572. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $7628. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $6056 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2110 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LIH to CTU flight.

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

LIH to CTU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LIH to CTU flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Kauai. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.22, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Chengdu, and Mondays are the most expensive days to return to Kauai. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $1979 (50%) 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 $1798. Return trip prices are from the CTU to LIH 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 LIH 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 11 hour 29 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Vancouver (LIH > YVR > CTU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1135
  • Average savings: $976 (46.23%)

See LIH to YVR flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (LIH > LAX > CTU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1164
  • Average savings: $946 (44.83%)

See LIH to LAX flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1208
  • Average savings: $902 (42.75%)

See LIH to SEA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: ANA, Asiana, China Airlines, Delta, Hawaiian, JAL, Sichuan Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5833 miles or 9387 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LIH to CTU flight is about 11 hour 29 minutes.

How many flights go between Lihue, HI and Chengdu?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 11 available flights from LIH to CTU.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LIH
Origination airport name Lihue Airport
City Lihue, HI
Country the United States
Latitude 22
Longitude -159.3

Return Airport

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


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