How to Get from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou - Ultimate Guide for 2024

Located to the north of Chengdu and about 440km away from it, Jiuzhaigou is a world renowned scenic area, in which you will be amazed at the most stunning natural waterscape. It has been closed since 2017 for nature preservation, and it is open now and welcomes tourists from all over the world.

Presently, besides driving from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou, there are three ways to choose from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou: by flight+car, by bullet train+car or long-distance bus. According to your time and budget, you can choose either one to suit you better. By the way, it is worth mentioning that Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou trains has now accessed to Zhenjiangguan Railway Station 镇江关站. Train travel only takes 1.5 hours.

How to travel - by flight, bullet train or long-distance bus?

By Train+Car: the most cost-effective way to get to Jiuzhaigou; 1.5 hours of train travel plus 2 hours private car is a more comfortable way to travel than 8-10 hours buses; Besides, the prices of high-speed train tickets are much lower than the flight;
By Flight+Car: the fastest and most comfortable way to get to Jiuzhaigou, only takes 40 minutes; the price of flight is higher than that of bus;
By Long-distance Bus: enjoy the authentic nature along the way; takes much time about 8-10 hours.

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Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou map

Chengdu Jiuzhaigou Transportation Map

Train from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou

From: Chengdu East Railway Station 成都东站

To (Present): Zhenjiangguan Railway Station 镇江关站

To (Future): Huanglongjiuzhai Railway Station 黄龙九寨站

Taking high-speed trains to the nearest railway station to Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong scenic areas is the most cost-effective way for tourist from Chengdu to reach the nearest railway station to Jiuzhaigou, present Zhenjiangguan Railway Station, in about 1.5 hour. In normal days, there are about 3 daily trains from Chengdu East Railway Station to Zhenjiangguan Railway Station, 2 in the morning and 1 in the afternoon.

Get around Jiuzhaigou

Zhenjiangguang to Jiuzhaigou

Zhenjiangguan Railway Station is still 85 kilometers away from Huanglong National Park and 147 kilometers away from Jiuzhaigou National Park, and it takes at least 1.5 hours and 2.5 hours to drive separately with the road condition intact and without stopping in the middle. Book a private car service with us >>

Independent travellers who are on a budget but fluent in Chinese can take free public buses to Songzhou Bus Station first, then transfer to long-distance buses (extra cost, better to book the tickets in advance) to reach the Jiuzhaigou Valley entrance. Two-bus-transfer takes at least 4 hours.

Jiuzhaigou to Huanglong

From Jiuzhaigou to Huanglong, you can take non-stop buses within 3 hours, departing early in the morning at Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area, or rent a car to Huanglong within 2.5 hours. More about transfer from Jiuzhaigou National Park to Huanglong National Park >>

Flight from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou

From: Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport 成都双流国际机场

To: Jiuzhaigou Huanglong Airport (Jiuzhaigou Airport for short) 九寨沟黄龙机场

Taking flight is the most convenient way for tourist from Chengdu to reach jiuzhaigou airport in about 40 minutes to 1 hour. In normal days, there are about 2 daily flights from Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport to Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport, and in peak season, these flights might be more frequent.

Note: Jiuzhaigou airport is still a long way from Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area, and the actual flight schedule and frequency to Jiuzhaigou are subject to change from time to time.

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Get around Jiuzhaigou

After your arrival at Jiuzhaigou, you still need to make a transfer to the scenic area for the airport is 88km away from Jiuzhaigou scenic area(about 1.5 hours by car) and 50km away from Huanglong scenic area (about 1 hour by car)

Jiuzhaigou Airport to Jiuzhaigou/Huanglong

There are shuttle buses from the airport to Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong, which may take 2 hours and over 1 hour respectively. Since Jiuzhaigou Airport mainly serves for the tourists and the departure schedule of the shuttle bus is subject to change according to the flights, and you may need to charter a car during the off season when the shuttle bus is limited.

Check detailed transportation in our Jiuzhaigou Airport to Jiuzhaigou National Park & Jiuzhaigou Airport to Huanglong National Park >>.

Jiuzhaigou to Huanglong

From Jiuzhaigou to Huanglong, you can take non-stop buses within 3 hours, departing early in the morning at Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area, or rent a car to Huanglong within 2.5 hours. More about transfer from Jiuzhaigou National Park to Huanglong National Park >>

Bus from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou

From: Xinnanmen Bus Station (新南门客运站) / Chadianzi Bus Station (茶店子客运站)

Location: 1. Xinnanmen Bus Station (新南门客运站): #2 Xinnan Rd, Chengdu 成都市新南路2号; 2. Chadianzi Bus Station (茶店子客运站): 289 Section 5, West Third Ring Road 成都市西三环路五段289号

To: Jiuzhaigou Scenic Spot

Taking a bus is an economical way from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou but it takes as much time as 8-10 hours, according to the weather and traffic conditions. Usually, the buses from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou depart on early morning at around 7 am from Chengdu Xinnanmen Bus Station / Chadianzi Bus Station. Normally, each bus station operates 4 buses to Jiuzhaigou every day and there will be more during the peak season.

Note: no matter which bus station you choose, you should book the ticket at least one day before. For more details about the bus timetable, please ask our experts. Besides, if you want to take a private vehicle from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou, just feel free to contact us as well.

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How to Plan a Chengdu Jiuzhaigou Tour

Varying in different features, Chengdu, the home of pandas, will bring you the leisure and carefree life style; while in Jiuzhaigou, you will immerse into the fairy water land of authentic nature.

It takes one or two days to cover the highlights in Chengdu, including the unmissable Panda Base, Renmin park, Du Fu Thatched Cottage, as well as Dujiangyan Irrigation System and the Mount Qingcheng to learn Taoism in the suburban Chengdu.

With kinds of scenic sights of colorful forests, emerald lakes, layered waterfalls, Jiuzhaigou forms a unique natural landscape of high mountains and deep gullies. Besides, take a side trip to Huanglong Scenic Area to enjoy the terraced calcified pond will delight you more. The countless beautiful sites will need at least two days to wander around.

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Picturesque Jiuzhaigou Scenery

Picturesque Jiuzhaigou Scenery

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