The cheapest times to fly from PEK to CTU are

  • April 16th to November 11th (except the weeks of June 11th and July 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 PEK to CTU is mid October. Prices can be as high as $593 for Saturday flights during mid March, or as low as $337 for Wednesday flights around mid October.


When to Fly to Chengdu

Flying from Beijing (PEK) to Chengdu (CTU) will usually cost between $396 to $593 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid October with an average ticket price of $398. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid March, with an average price of $593. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $194 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $519 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PEK to CTU flight.

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

PEK to CTU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PEK to CTU flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Beijing. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.33, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Chengdu, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Beijing. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $18 (3%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $499. Return trip prices are from the CTU to PEK 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 PEK to CTU can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 43 minutes may be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from PEK to CTU while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Mianyang Airport (MIG) in Mianyang

  • 76 miles (122 km) away from CTU
  • Usually 11.28% less expensive than CTU
  • Nonstop flights available

See PEK to MIG flights


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

Hack #1: Singapore (PEK > SIN > CTU)

  • Price for both tickets: $492
  • Average savings: $26 (5.06%)

See PEK to SIN flights

Hack #2: Kuala Lumpur (PEK > KUL > CTU)

  • Price for both tickets: $513
  • Average savings: $6 (1.06%)

See PEK to KUL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 25 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Air Macau, ANA, Asiana, Beijing Capital, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, EVA Air, Hainan, Hong Kong Airlines, Jiangxi Air, Juneyao Airlines, Lucky Air, Shandong, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, THAI, Tibet Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, Xiamen, Zhejiang Loong Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Shuangliu Airport to Capital International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 968 miles or 1558 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PEK to CTU flight is about 2 hour 43 minutes.

How many flights go between Beijing and Chengdu?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 48 available flights from PEK to CTU.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code PEK
Origination airport name Capital International Airport
City Beijing
Country China
Latitude 40.1
Longitude 116.6

Return Airport

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


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