Flights to Chengdu

Book cheap student flights to Chengdu

Chengdu is far different than other major cities in China. It is very easygoing and relaxed while also full of traditional Chinese influence from food to Taoist temples. With an ever growing nightlife scene, there's a wide variety of restaurants to choose from as well as fun bars and clubs. If you're visiting Chengdu, you'll be glad to hear there's an exciting expat presence here. Expatriates are people living in a country that is not their own. Chengdu's expat population is made up of many American and European postgrads, which may soften any culture shock you experience. If you call Chengdu home, get ready to enjoy mom's authentic Sichuan food you've been missing. Yum. This city is known throughout China for its amazing hot pot, so prepare to make your own dinner in this tasty Chinese tradition. It is also the hometown of the giant Panda so be sure to make a stop to see endangered pandas of all ages at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Tickets start at about $50. There are additional tour options available—some of which end with you holding a baby panda! If you need to stick to a budget, there is no lack of beautiful mountain hiking trails and walking paths along rivers to enjoy the natural scenery of Chengdu near its Taoist temples.

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Tips for flying to Chengdu

Chengdu Airports: Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport is the busiest airport in western and central China and is conveniently located only 16km (about 10 miles) away from downtown Chengdu. You can catch a shuttle bus right at the airport to bring you into the city in about 25 minutes. It is a major hub for StudentUniverse's partner Air China. There is a 72-hour visa-free transit policy that allows passport holders from 51 eligible countries to travel through this airport without needing a visa for China, so check to make sure you're good on transit visas before you go. Visit our China Travel Guide to learn more.

Top Airlines flying to Chengdu: Many of StudentUniverse's airline partners fly into Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport. Book student discount tickets with top airlines flying to Chengdu such as United Airlines, Air China, Cathay Pacific, Hainan Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, American Airlines, ANA and Delta Airlines.

Tips for booking cheap flights to Chengdu: Booking cheap flights is all about the timing. If you're able to avoid traveling during peak times (like during the holidays), you could save up to $1,000 on your travel to Chengdu! Book as early as you can to score the best prices and an itinerary that works best for you. Prices only increase the closer to your travel date. By having flexible travel dates you can also have an opportunity to choose to fly on more affordable travel days (such as Tuesdays and Wednesdays). Use our flexible search feature to be able to view the cheapest days to travel to Chengdu. Check out our blog, 3 Tips for The Best Time to Book Flights to Asia, to learn more.

Things to do in Chengdu: If there is one thing you have to do on your Chengdu visit, it is visiting the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Seriously! This base is dedicated to providing these endangered pandas with exhibits closely mirroring their natural habitat (which is in the Sichuan provinces). Obviously you have to visit the newborn pandas for cutest Insta ever. Likes galore! If you have time, take a day trip to Mount Quingcheng, the Taoist mountain only about a 90-minute drive away. Go for a hike and enjoy beautiful natural scenery, ancient temples and the legendary Dujiangyan Irrigation System (which is far cooler than it sounds—just wait until you see the beautiful view of the rushing water). End your day on a high note by stopping at a restaurant for some delicious Sichuan food like Guo Kui, a delicious and flaky deep fried meat pie, or Mapo Doufu, a dish made up of tofu, beef and plenty of chili sauce.