The cheapest times to fly from ORD to CTU are

  • January 15th to April 1st
  • August 27th 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 ORD to CTU is late October. Prices can be as high as $1885 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $472 for Tuesday flights around late October.


When to Fly to Chengdu

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Chengdu (CTU) will usually cost between $543 to $1359 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $582. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1355. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $773 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $854 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to CTU flight.

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

ORD to CTU Flight Prices

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


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CTU, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into ORD. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Chengdu, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Chicago. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $218 (21%) 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 $804. Return trip prices are from the CTU to ORD 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 ORD to CTU can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 15 minutes may be realistic.


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $833
  • Average savings: $21 (2.46%)

See ORD to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 28 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Ethiopian, Etihad, EVA Air, Hainan, JAL, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Shuangliu Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7367 miles or 11856 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to CTU flight is about 14 hour 15 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 95 available flights from ORD to CTU.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeORD
Origination airport nameChicago O’Hare International Airport
CityChicago, IL
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeCTU
Destination airport nameShuangliu Airport


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