The cheapest times to fly from MDW to CTU are

  • January 29th to April 8th (except the weeks of February 26th and March 19th)
  • April 23rd to July 15th (except the weeks of April 30th, June 11th, and June 18th)
  • October 8th 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 MDW to CTU is mid May. Prices can be as high as $2130 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $731 for Tuesday flights around mid May.


When to Fly to Chengdu

Flying from Chicago, IL (MDW) to Chengdu (CTU) will usually cost between $856 to $1786 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid May with an average ticket price of $749. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1877. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1128 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1178 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MDW to CTU flight.

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

MDW to CTU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MDW to CTU flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Chicago. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far 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 Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Chicago. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $166 (13%) 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 $1182. Return trip prices are from the CTU to MDW 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 MDW to CTU can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 16 minutes may not be realistic.


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $945
  • Average savings: $233 (19.78%)

See MDW to LAX flights

Hack #2: San Francisco, CA (MDW > SFO > CTU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1019
  • Average savings: $159 (13.5%)

See MDW to SFO flights

Hack #3: Bangkok (MDW > BKK > CTU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1038
  • Average savings: $140 (11.88%)

See MDW to BKK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, ANA, Asiana, China Southern, Delta, Hainan, KLM, Shandong, Shanghai Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Shuangliu Airport to Chicago Midway International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7382 miles or 11880 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MDW to CTU flight is about 14 hour 16 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Chengdu?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 36 available flights from MDW to CTU.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeMDW
Origination airport nameChicago Midway International Airport
CityChicago, IL
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeCTU
Destination airport nameShuangliu Airport


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