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 Cardiff

Book your flights to Cardiff with Etihad Airways and soak in the ancient, traditional ambience infused with the contemporary elements.

Plan Your Cardiff Holiday

Cardiff city looks spectacular with its stunning buildings designed by expert architects. If you are interested in knowing all about the origin of this city, go straight to the National Museum. Sports lovers can attend exciting sporting events at the Millennium Centre. Do not miss a visit to the Cardiff Bay and Barrage or the Cardiff Centenary Walk to absorb the rich warmth of this Welsh city. Early spring is an ideal time to travel to Cardiff when beautiful, vibrant and colourful flowers appear in full bloom.

Peak season of visiting Cardiff is summer when the weather is just right to keep you warm, comfortable and happy. We recommend you book your tickets to Cardiff at least a couple of months earlier if you want to visit it during the pleasant summers. Weather conditions are quite moderate all year round and the advantage of arriving here any time else is that you can conveniently find cheap hotels in Cardiff. Availing the best flight deals to Cardiff is as simple as 1-2-3 on the Deals section of Etihad.

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