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 Durban

Book your flights from Durban with Etihad Airways. Etihad serves hundreds of destinations around the world and provides every passenger luxurious aircraft and exemplary service from the moment you book your flight to the time you reach your chosen destination.

Major Airports in Durban

The newly opened King Shaka International Airport (DUR) was finished just in time for the 2010 World Cup. It is located 22 miles north of the city center and boasts a good assortment of shopping opportunities. From fashion accessories to candy to bestselling books you are sure to find what you are looking for at the airport. The terminal also is home to several cafes for the traveller in a rush but looking for a quick snack. The airport also has a currency exchange and post office.

Airport Transportation in Durban

There is currently no train to King Shaka International Airport. Service by shuttle bus to King Shaka International Airport is readily available from the downtown core and many major hotels. If you prefer to take a taxi to King Shaka International Airport they are also available for hire throughout Durban. A taxi will provide you with extra baggage room and flexibility should you require it.

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

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Etihad Office in China

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