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 United Kingdom

Book your flights from the United Kingdom to hundreds of destinations worldwide with Etihad Airways and enjoy the in-flight features that have made us one of the world’s favourite airlines.

Major Airports in the United Kingdom

In London, international flights arrive and depart from London Heathrow Airport (LHR). With the largest number of passengers of any airport in the United Kingdom, Heathrow is also the third busiest airport in the world and has five passenger terminals.

From Manchester, flights leave Manchester Airport (MAN), formerly referred to as Ringway Airport. The three passenger terminals have many duty free shops and restaurants, but travellers with more time can visit the Concorde Experience and see the famous supersonic passenger jet on a guided tour.

Airport Transportation in the United Kingdom

From London, you can take a train to Heathrow Airport in around 50 to 60 minutes. The Heathrow Express is the fastest method of travel, taking about 15 minutes from London Paddington station. You can also take a taxi to Heathrow Airport with a travel time of about one hour.

Travellers flying from Manchester can take a bus to Manchester Airport with variable travel times according to the route and the original destination.

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Interested in Chengdu? Consider Abu Dhabi

Book your flights to Abu Dhabi with Etihad Airways and discover an ancient land that leads the way to the future while preserving proud traditions. With amazing shopping, ancient treasures, and exciting theme parks, there is something for everyone.

Plan Your Abu Dhabi Holiday

Travel to Abu Dhabi and witness a breathtaking city characterised by futuristic skyscrapers, historic palaces and captivating mosques. With tickets to Abu Dhabi you can appreciate the noble past at sites such as the palace of Qasr Al-Hosn and the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. After satisfying your cultural and historical interests, you can enjoy the many enticing and fascinating attractions. Go shopping at the Abu Dhabi Mall and the Fotouh Al Khair Centre, brave the fastest rollercoaster in the world, venture through the desert on a camel, surf the 3-metre-high waves in the Wadi Adventure water park, and relax on the beaches of Saadiyat and Corniche.

With flights to Abu Dhabi on Etihad Airways, it has never been easier to experience this jewel of The Middle East. If you travel in low season, from May to September, you will find cheap hotels in Abu Dhabi and enjoy some of the world’s most luxurious tourist resorts.

Abu Dhabi to Dubai in just 45 minutes

If you are travelling to Dubai from Abu Dhabi, getting there is quick and simple with our complimentary coach service available to all Etihad Airways guests. If you are flying Diamond First Class or Pearl Business Class, you can either use our luxury Etihad Express coaches or book a chauffeur to take you to Dubai, absolutely free.

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