Flights from London to Chengdu

Flight information London to Chengdu

Cheapest return price last month


Direct airline


Flights per week


Average flight time, total distance 5143 miles

10h 15min

Most popular airline last month

Air China


1 airport

Flight Information

While there are no direct flights from London to Chengdu, plenty of airlines offer options with only one stop along the way for traveller convenience. KLM and its code-share partner China Southern offer routes that stop in Amsterdam or Guangzhou while other Chinese carriers stop in Beijing. Those looking for luxury can find flights from London to Chengdu with stops in places like Qatar. Those who want cheap flights from London to Chengdu can use AirAsia and fly through Kuala Lumpur Airport (KUL). In any event, passports and advanced visas are required, and flights can be had any day of the week.

Most flights will leave out of Heathrow Airport (LHR) or Gatwick Airport (LGW) in the U.K. Rarely will those on cheap flights from London to Chengdu leave out of London City Airport (LCY). Regardless of departure airport, you can expect plenty of services in the terminal. Many of the stopover airports in Eastern Europe cater especially to long-haul international passengers.

Upon the arrival of flights from London to Chengdu, all passengers will be processed through immigration and customs. From there, travellers will have the option of getting to the city centre via bus, taxi or high-speed train. Additionally, a metro extension links directly to the city’s mass transit system if you prefer to travel on a budget without skimping on convenience.

What to Expect in Chengdu

Those coming from London to Chengdu for the first time may find themselves surprised at the cost differences. Prices for a wide range of goods and services are significantly lower in Chengdu than they are in London. However, Western-style meals can cost more in Chengdu than in London.

You should note that Chengdu is eight hours ahead of London, and China does not observe daylight saving time, so change your watch accordingly when you arrive.

The Weather in Chengdu

Depending on the date of arrival, weather conditions can be quite different from London. Chengdu experiences hotter summers than much of the U.K. with average highs reaching 30 degrees Celsius. Additionally, while rain may be famous in London, travellers to Chengdu should definitely bring an umbrella.

What to Do in Chengdu

There are plenty of attractions for those coming from London to Chengdu. One of the most popular is the Bifengxia Panda Base, located only a few miles from Chengdu. While many zoos now have pandas in their collections, Chengdu affords the opportunity to see them in their natural habitat.

For those who prefer to culinary wonders, Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan, one of the core areas of China’s food scene. Those with shy palates, be warned: Sichuan cuisine traditionally makes heavy use of spices. This is a result of geography as Chengdu is itself located close to the spice-producing centres of South and Southeast Asia. Despite the love of heat, the cuisine remains incredibly well-balanced.

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