The cheapest times to fly from UTP to CTU are

  • February 12th to March 18th
  • April 2nd to April 15th
  • June 4th to July 1st
  • September 3rd to September 16th

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 UTP to CTU is mid November. Prices can be as high as $2168 for Tuesday flights during late July, or as low as $382 for Monday flights around mid November.


When to Fly to Chengdu

Flying from Utapao (UTP) to Chengdu (CTU) will usually cost between $555 to $1258 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid November with an average ticket price of $593. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $1612. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1019 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $648 can be considered a good price for a round-trip UTP to CTU flight.

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

UTP to CTU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the UTP to CTU flight is cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Pattaya City. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.32, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Tuesdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $132 (16%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $661. Return trip prices are from the CTU to UTP 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 UTP to CTU can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 14 minutes may be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Chiang Mai (UTP > CNX > CTU)

  • Price for both tickets: $355
  • Average savings: $293 (45.25%)

See UTP to HKT flights

Hack #2: Phuket (UTP > HKT > CTU)

  • Price for both tickets: $371
  • Average savings: $277 (42.78%)

See UTP to CNX flights

Hack #3: Kuala Lumpur (UTP > KUL > CTU)

  • Price for both tickets: $410
  • Average savings: $238 (36.68%)

See UTP to KUL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 16 major airlines flying this route most often: Bangkok Airways, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Emirates, Hainan, Kunming Airlines, Qantas, Qingdao Airlines, Shenzhen, Singapore Airlines, Thai AirAsia, Thai Lion Mentari, Turkish Airlines, Xiamen, Zhejiang Loong Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Shuangliu Airport to U-Tapao Pattaya International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1249 miles or 2010 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop UTP to CTU flight is about 3 hour 14 minutes.

How many flights go between Utapao and Chengdu?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 12 available flights from UTP to CTU.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeUTP
Origination airport nameU-Tapao Pattaya International Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeCTU
Destination airport nameShuangliu Airport


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