The cheapest times to fly from PHX to CTU are

  • February 12th to March 18th
  • April 9th to April 29th (except the week of April 16th)
  • August 6th 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 PHX to CTU is late September. Prices can be as high as $2891 for Monday flights during late December, or as low as $595 for Tuesday flights around late September.


When to Fly to Chengdu

Flying from Phoenix, AZ (PHX) to Chengdu (CTU) will usually cost between $681 to $1698 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late September with an average ticket price of $650. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1740. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1090 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1209 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PHX to CTU flight.

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

PHX to CTU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PHX to CTU flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Phoenix. 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 fly to CTU, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into PHX. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly to Chengdu, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Phoenix. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $393 (29%) 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 $1028. Return trip prices are from the CTU to PHX 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 PHX 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 14 hour 21 minutes may not be realistic.


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $778
  • Average savings: $432 (35.69%)

See PHX to LAX flights

Hack #2: Seattle, WA (PHX > SEA > CTU)

  • Price for both tickets: $855
  • Average savings: $355 (29.32%)

See PHX to SEA flights

Hack #3: San Francisco, CA (PHX > SFO > CTU)

  • Price for both tickets: $887
  • Average savings: $323 (26.67%)

See PHX to SFO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 24 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Etihad, EVA Air, Hainan, Hawaiian, JAL, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Shanghai Airlines, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Shuangliu Airport to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7430 miles or 11957 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PHX to CTU flight is about 14 hour 21 minutes.

How many flights go between Phoenix, AZ and Chengdu?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 64 available flights from PHX to CTU.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code PHX
Origination airport name Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
City Phoenix, AZ
Country the United States
Latitude 33.4
Longitude -112

Return Airport

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


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