The average price of a 7-day trip to Chengdu is $1,286 for a solo traveler, $2,310 for a couple, and $4,330 for a family of 4. Chengdu hotels range from $28 to $127 per night with an average of $67, while most vacation rentals will cost $130 to $300 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Shuangliu Airport (CTU) are between $734 and $1,138 per person for economy flights and $2,303 to $3,571 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $32 to $68 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Chengdu, CN

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to CTU and stay in a Chengdu hotel:

  • February 12th to March 4th
  • March 26th to April 29th
  • August 6th to December 9th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Chengdu is usually early September.

 

Average Chengdu Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Chengdu for a week is $943-$1,857($135-$265 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $32 to $68 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $491 to $967 for economy

Lodging: $51 to $69 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $38 to $46 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Chengdu for a week is $2,144-$3,642($306-$520 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $64 to $136 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $982 to $1,934 for economy

Lodging: $51 to $69 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $38 to $46 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Chengdu for a week is $3,226-$6,600($461-$943 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $128 to $272 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,964 to $3,868 for economy

Lodging: $102 to $138 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $61 to $69 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Chengdu

How cheap can you make a vacation to Chengdu? The cheapest trip to Chengdu is about $102 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 1% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $21 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $25.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Chengdu for a week is $715-$1,476($102-$211 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $14 to $29 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $491 to $967 for economy

Lodging: $25 to $28 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $21 to $51 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Chengdu for a week is $1,304-$2,646($186-$378 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $28 to $58 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $982 to $1,934 for economy

Lodging: $25 to $28 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $21 to $51 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Chengdu for a week is $2,530-$5,172($361-$739 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $56 to $116 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,964 to $3,868 for economy

Lodging: $50 to $56 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $29 to $82 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is easy to travel to Chengdu cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Chengdu Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Chengdu.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Chengdu for a week is $2,279-$7,293($326-$1,042 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $67 to $143 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,306 to $2,872 for first class

Lodging: $84 to $127 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $300 to $570 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Chengdu for a week is $4,054-$11,166($579-$1,595 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $134 to $286 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,612 to $5,744 for first class

Lodging: $84 to $127 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $300 to $570 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Chengdu for a week is $8,108-$20,280($1,158-$2,897 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $268 to $572 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $5,224 to $11,488 for first class

Lodging: $168 to $254 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $450 to $798 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Chengdu Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Chengdu is lower than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Chengdu due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Chengdu Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Chengdu hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Chengdu.

 

Flight Costs to Chengdu

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,138 average in late December to a low of $734 in early September. Median flight price is $757. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Chengdu our data includes 323 originating airports, and 151 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Chengdu from an airport like Stewart International (SWF) in Newburgh/Poughkeepsie, NY (the United States) for an average $6,252 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Kuala Lumpur International (KUL) in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) at an average of just $247.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Wednesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Wednesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Chengdu, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $404, so you can easily save about 55% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Chengdu can easily cost $220 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $14 per person. Private tours can cost $434 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

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