How to Get to & Get around Chengdu 2020

Chengdu, a well-known transportation hub and tourist city, is famous for its extensive transportation system. Being the communication junction of southwest China and the gateway to Tibet, Chengdu is accessible from and to almost all the major countries in the world, which conveniently connected to over 100 domestic and international airports. When you plan a Chengdu tour, surely many ways of transportation will help you reach this ideal destination.

Get to/away from Chengdu

By Air

Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport

Being the fourth-largest airport in China, Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport has more than 60 scheduled flights to the major cities in China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Qingdao, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Xian, Lanzhou, Lhasa, Xiamen, Guilin, Kunming etc. The international and interregional flights include those to Hong Kong and Bangkok.

>> Chengdu 144-hour Visa-free Transit Policy

In addition, you can take a flight from Shuangliu International Airport to Jiuzhaigou, one of the popular tourist destinations in Sichuan Province. During the peak season, there are 23 flights to Jiuzhaigou from Chengdu every day, which only take 45 minutes.

Chengdu Shuangliu Airport

Chengdu Shuangliu Airport

By Train

Getting around China by train is the most common way to get to the most cities, Chengdu included. There are three railway stations including Chengdu Railway Station, namely North Railway Station, South Railway Station and East Railway Station.

There are also 12 high-speed D-trains departing from North Railway Station or East Railway Station to Chongqing North Railway Station, taking 2 to 2.5 hours on the way. The new D-train is very nice and cheaper than the bus.

North Railway Station
transports thousands of passengers back and forth every day. It connects many major cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xian, Lhasa, etc.

East Railway Station
is a new station which is under use from May, 2011. It has many scheduled trains with those cities Xian, Chongqing, Wuhan, Nanning, Hangzhou, Changsha, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Guilin and Haikou. The Metro Line 2 can help you reach East Railway Station.

South Railway Station
located in Wuhou District, has been built for almost 40 years. At present, this railway station only operates four pairs of trains to and from Panzhihua, Jiangyou, Xichang and Puxiong.

>> High Speed Trains from Chengdu

>> Chengdu Chongqing High Speed Trains

>> Chengdu Xian High Speed Trains

Chengdu East Railway Station

Chengdu East Railway Station

Get Around Chengdu

By Metro

Currently, Metro Line 1, Line 2, Line 3, Line 4, Line 7 and Line 10 are under operation. Metro Line 1 links Chengdu South Railway Station, Wenshu Monastery and southern new city of Chengdu. Line 2 links Renmin Park with Tianfu Square, and Chasianzi Bus Terminal Station. You can go by Line 3 to Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, Chengdu Zoo, Wuhou Temple and Jinli Ancient Street, etc. for a Chengdu highlights savory. And Kuanzhai Alley, Dufu Thatched Cottage, Intangible Cultural Heritage Park, Chengdu West Railway Station, etc. are connected along Line 4. Line 7 is a circus line along the 2.5 ring of Chengdu city, and you can go to Jinsha Site Museum by this line. Line 10 is great to transfer to / from Shuangliu International Airport. Chengdu East Railway Station is easy to get to by Either Line 2 or Line 7. Tianfu Square is linked together by Line 1 and Line 2. And if you want to visit Chunxi Road, go by Line 2 or Line 3, etc. Besides, there are several metro lines under construction, and Metro Line 5 is said to be put into use by end of 2019. (Updated in November 2019. Please check latest Chengdu Metro Lines from official website.)

Learn more about Chengdu Metro >>

By Taxi

Taking a taxi is always the most convenient way to get around a city. In Chengdu, 9 CNY is charged for the first 3 kilometers for traveling within 15 km from 05:00 to 22:59, and 1.9 CNY for each subsequent kilometer.

Chengdu Metro (Panda Themed Train of Line 3)

Chengdu Taxis

Recommended Chengdu Tours

Top 3 Chengdu tours chosen by most customers to explore Chengdu in the best way. Check the detailed itinerary, or tailor your own trip now with us.

Luodai Hakka Ancient Town
2 Days Chengdu Highlights Tour with Hakka Ancient Town

Chengdu / Luodai Ancient Town / Chengdu

Dufu Thatched Cottage
3 Days Chengdu Highlights Tour


Sanxingdui Museum
4 Days Chengdu History & Culture Tour with Panda Base


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