Arriving in Chengdu

Set amid forests and bodies of water, Chengdu is a miracle of historical preservation mixed with progressive planning. Book your flights to Chengdu with Etihad Airways and get ready to embark on an adventure into Chinese culture and excitement that few other cities in China can match.

Plan Your Chengdu Visit

There are countless reasons to travel to Chengdu. Marvel at the Leshan Giant Buddha, the world’s largest Buddha statue, cut directly into a wall of red rock. Wander through the Huanglong Scenic Area considered by some to be "A Fairyland on Earth.” Get lost in Chengdu history in one of its many ancient towns. Indulge in a Chinese feast provided by one of Chengdu’s renowned restaurants. Be enthralled at a Sichuanese opera performance.

The peak season in Chengdu runs from March through May. We recommend you reserve your tickets to Chengdu several months in advance if you wish to travel during this busy part of the year. To find cheap hotels in Chengdu, consider travelling in the off-season (December through February) when weather conditions are not as sunny but crowds much smaller. Make sure to visit our Deals section to find flight deals to Chengdu throughout the year.

Flying from South Africa

Book your flights from South Africa to hundreds of countries around the globe and enjoy the world-class hospitality and unmatched luxury of Etihad Airways.

Major Airports in South Africa

There are two major airports in South Africa. The first is O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB), located just outside Johannesburg, the second is Cape Town International Airport (CPI), 12 miles from the city of Cape Town.

Airport Transportation in South Africa

Cape Town International Airport is easily accessible by rapid transit bus. You can also take a taxi to Cape Town International Airport as a quick alternative.

You can take the train to O. R. Tambo International Airport from Sandton Station in the heart of Johannesburg’s business district. There are also five public bus lines that run on a regular basis if you wish to take a bus to O. R. Tambo International Airport. Tambo International is a major hub of transportation to all of the surrounding towns and sights in South Africa. If you prefer, you can take a taxi to O.R. Tambo International Airport, there are several companies to choose from, each with friendly drivers looking to provide a good service.

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Interested in Chengdu? Consider Gaborone

Book your flights to Gaborone with Etihad Airways and prepare for an adventure full of delicious food, incredible encounters with wildlife, and views of some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world.

Plan Your Gaborone Visit

There are countless reasons to travel to Gaborone. Climb Kgale Hill, nicknamed ‘The Sleeping Giant’. You will be able to see the baboons that live there and take in the incomparable view of Gaborone. Lovers of art and history will revel in the one of a kind exhibits found in the National Museum, monuments, and the art gallery. You can sample the delicious traditional cuisine of Botswana or try one of their international offerings. Wander through Gaborone’s city centre and browse for traditional handicrafts as well as more modern products in the diverse shops located there.

Gaborone’s peak season is from May to September. To ensure accommodation, we recommend you reserve your tickets to Gaborone early. If you wish to travel when crowds are fewer and cheap hotels in Gaborone are easier to find, consider going during the summer months, which are from October to April. Don’t forget to visit our Deals section to find flight deals to Gaborone all through the year.

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