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Chengdu - Kunming Flights

(Update on November 7, 2014).  Kunming and Chengdu are both hot destinations for tourists from domestic and abroad. Here, you will find some information about Chengdu - Kunming flights and also there are tips for travel to the two cities. Hopping these are helpful to you China tour.

Flight between Chengdu and Kunming

Flights from Chengdu to Kunming and flihgts from Kunming to Chengdu takes off an lands at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CTU) and Kunming Changshui International Airport (KMG). Flights are operated by Lucky Air, Sichuan Airlines, China Eastern, Air China airline companies.
There are about 15 flights traveling between the two cities from 8:00 in the morning to 22:35 in the evening. One can choose a flight that meets you travel schedule. It takes about one hour and a half on the plane during the fly journey.

Airports in Kunming and Chengdu

Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (IATA: CTU, ICAO: ZUUU) is the major international airport serving Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China. It is located about 16 kilometers southwest of downtown Chengdu to the north of Shuangliu County. One can viist How to Get to City Center from Chengdu Shuangliu Airport to get the transport information betwee the airport and downtown Chengdu. 

Kunming Changshui International Airport (IATA: KMG, ICAO: ZPPP) is the primary airport serving Kunming, the capital of Yunnan Province, China. The airport is located 24.5 km northeast of the city center. The transpor betweent the airport and the downtown is quite conveniet. One can visit How to Get to the City Center from Kunming Airport to find more useful informaiton.
Tips for travel to Chengdu and Kunming
Domestic Travel High Season:
The most crowded seasons in China are Chinese Spring Festival (usually in late Jan or early Feb.), International Labor Day (May 01 to 03) and National Day (Oct 01-07). Spring Festival and the National Day golden week are the most crowded time for travelling.

Travel to Chengdu: Best time to visit Chengdu is in spring and autumn, especially from March to June and from September to November. The weather hill is warm and wet all year. Chengdu has early Spring, hot Summer, cool Autumn and relatively warm Winter. As it is in the Sichuan Basin, it is very misty all yea. The hottest months in Chengdu are July and August.

Travel to Kunming: As the "Spring City", Kunming is suitable for travelling all year round. The best time to travel to Kunming is from Mar. to Oct.. During this period, you can experience the ethnic culture, sea of flowers and taste various of fruits.

Related Information:
More transportation information: Chengdu Transportation
►Recommended Tour: 4 Days Best Chengdu Tour
(Highlights:Thatched Cottage of Dufu, Wuhou Temple, Wangjiang Park, Sanxingdui Museum, Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding)