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 London

Book your flights from London to hundreds of destinations worldwide with Etihad Airways. We ensure exceptional service from the time of reservation until your arrival at your destination.

Major Airports in London

Six international airports serve London with Heathrow (LHR) being the largest. Heathrow has five passenger terminals. Terminals 1 and 3 are a short walk from each other, while free trains and buses serve 4 and 5.

The Gatwick Airport (LGW) is London’s second largest airport with two terminals, which are connected by a free shuttle service for passengers.

Airport Transportation in London

A taxi to Heathrow Airport from central London typically takes between 50 and 75 minutes. If you’re getting a train to Heathrow Airport, the Heathrow Express takes between 15 and 32 minutes depending on the terminal you need. Alternatively, you can get a bus to Heathrow Airport, which stops between Terminals 1 and 3. The station is open 24 hours and the travel centre is open from 06:00 to 22:30.

A taxi to Gatwick Airport will take close to 65 minutes while a train to Gatwick Airport takes 30 minutes. You can also catch a bus to Gatwick Airport. The trip lasts 1 hour 5 minutes.

Choose Etihad Airways, the National Airline of the United Arab Emirates, for flights from London to Chengdu on which you will be travelling in comfort and style. 

Etihad Offices in United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom
Administration only - Room 1992, Terminal 4, Heathrow Airport
Hounslow, Middlesex TW6 3XZ
0845 608 1225
0500-2130Hrs Daily - Ticket desk: Terminal 4 - Zone C
Manchester Airport, United Kingdom
Manchester International Airport
$ADDR1
Terminal One, M90 3AF
0845 608 1225
MON/WED/FRI/SUN 05:.30-09:30HRS TUE/THUR/SAT 17:00-20:00HRS

Etihad Office in China

Chengdu, China
Level 18
The Office Tower Shangri-La Centre
9 Binjiang Road (East), 610021
+86 28 66065172/66065173
ctutkt@etihad.ae
Monday - Friday 09:00-17:30