Nonintegrability is a necessary condition for the thermalization of a generic Hamiltonian system. In practice, the integrability can be broken in various ways. As illustrating examples, we numerically studied the thermalization behaviors of two types of one-dimensional (1D) diatomic chains in the thermodynamic limit. One chain was the diatomic Toda chain whose nonintegrability was introduced by unequal masses. The other chain was the diatomic Fermi-Pasta-Ulam-Tsingou-β chain whose nonintegrability was introduced by quartic nonlinear interaction. We found that these two different methods of destroying the integrability led to qualitatively different routes to thermalization in the near-integrable region, but the thermalization time, Te q, followed the same scaling law; Te q was inversely proportional to the square of the perturbation strength. This law also agreed with the existing results of 1D monatomic lattices. All these results imply that there is a universal scaling law of thermalization that is independent of the method of breaking integrability.