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How to Get from Leshan to Emeishan 2023

How do I get from Leshan to Emeishan?

Listed as a UNESCO World Cultural & Natural Heritage site in Sichuan, Mount Emei Scenic Area including the Leshan Giant Buddha is a very popular side trip destination nearby Chengdu. To personally feel the two magnificent Buddhist spots, lots of travelers travel from Leshan to Emeishan for a Mount Emei tour afterwards. Currently, there are fast high speed train (about 15 minutes), regular buses and tourist buses available for getting from Leshan to Emeishan. Check more detailed Leshan to Emeishan Transportation Guide below to better plan your Leshan Emeishan Tours!

Where is Emeishan and Mount Emei located

How far is Emeishan from Leshan?

Mount Emei is located in west of Emeishan City (a small county-level city), west Leshan City, south of Chengdu City, Sichuan Province. Emeishan is located around 32 km (1 hour's drive) from Leshan City. The mountain scenic area lies about 5 km from Emeishan Railway Station, 10 km from Emei Railway Station and nearly 20 km west of Leshan Giant Buddha and around 30 km from Leshan Railway Station.

If you get from Leshan to Emeishan by different transportation, you can get to different places and cost different hours. Extra transfer is possibly needed when you are not get to Mount Emei scenic area directly.

Leshan to Emeishan Transportation Map Leshan to Emeishan and Mount Emei Transportation Map

Option 1: Leshan to Mount Emei, Emeishan by China Discovery's Private Car - Most Recommended

China Discovery fully understands that, for each foreign traveler, every minute and penny should be spent valuable and meaningful. Thus, to help you enjoy a worry-free trip and cost less time on research, China Discovery (an experienced, professional and reliable local based travel agency in Chengdu) provides you with the most convenient transfer service from Leshan to Mount Emei, which you can be accompanied by our local tour guide in a safe, clean and comfortable vehicle and learn some cultural introduction of Mount Emei before visiting. Meanwhile, you can rest well on a private car, and don’t have to worry about where to store your baggage. We can offer all helpful tour services and necessary guide for you!

Leshan to Emeishan Transportation Private Leshan to Emeishan Transfer by China Discovery

Option 2: Leshan to Emeishan by Train

Every day, there are frequent high speed bullet trains running from Leshan Railway Station (about 30mins’ drive/10 km of northwest Leshan Giant Buddha) to Emeishan Railway Station. The train journey is 14 to 23 minutes short, and train ticket price is just CNY 11 to CNY 32, so travelers like to take the train to get to Emeishan City first, and then transfer from Emeishan Railway Station to Baoguang Temple at foot of Mount Emei by a local bus, taxi or our private transfer.

Most Popular Leshan Emeishan Tours:

√ 4 Days Classic Leshan Giant Buddha & Mount Emei Tour from Chengdu

√ 2 Days Mount Emei Leshan Giant Buddha Smart Tour

√ 4 Days Mount Emei In-depth Hiking Tour including Leshan Giant Buddha

Tips: 1. Emeishan Station is right the next stop and terminus after boarding at Leshan Railway Station. Watch out the broadcast and remember to take your baggage since the train trip is very short. 2. After arrival, you can easily find local public bus, tourist bus and taxi taking you to Mount Emei.

Leshan to Emeishan Transportation Leshan Railway Station
Leshan to Emeishan Transportation Emeishan Railway Station

Below is update real-time Leshan to Emeishan High Speed Train Schedules, Tickets for you:

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Note: Train information is subject to final confirmation due to the delay of data occasionally.

Option 3: Leshan to Emeishan by Long-distance Bus

For those who miss the Leshan to Emeishan train, or like simpler way of booking a bus tickets, you can firstly transfer from Leshan Giant Buddha to bus stations in Leshan, and then take a Leshan to Emeishan bus to either get to Emeishan City or straightly to bus station near Baoguo Temple at foothill.

From Leshan Passenger Transport Terminal (乐山肖坝旅游车站)

Leshan Passenger Transport Terminal is also called Leshan Xiaoba Bus Station, which is the major bus station used in Leshan. It has both bus to Baoguo Temple of Mount Emei and Emei Bus Station (about 6 km/10 minutes’ drive away from Mount Emei). Please note that bus from Xiaoba Bus Station to Emei Bus Station (about 28 km) departs between 07:30-18:00 while bus to Baoguo Temple Station (about 34 km) runs from 07:30 to 17:00, both leaves every half an hour. The bus takes about 40 minutes to Mount Emei. We strongly suggest independent travelers take the bus to Baoguo Temple to save time, since the Baoguo Temple is the starting point of a Mount Emei hiking trip.

From Leshan Coach Terminal (乐山汽车客运中心站) - Not Recommended

Leshan Coach Terminal has over 20 bus delivering to Emeishan, some of them pass by Yangmei (杨煤) and you can get off. It will be a little difficult to call a taxi to get to Mount Emei from Yangmei, since the station is in remote suburb area of south Mount Emei scenic area.

Leshan to Emeishan Transportation Leshan Xiaoba Bus Station

Option 4: Leshan to Emeishan Intercity Tourist Bus

Since September 2017, an intercity tourist bus, Bus No.601 has been specially introduced to offer greater convenience for Leshan and Emeishan tourists. The bus perfectly connects Leshan Giant Buddha and Mount Emei by a no-transfer bus journey. You can get on from Leshan Giant Buddha, or at Leshan Railway Station after taking a Chengdu to Leshan high speed train, pass more than 30 midway stations and get to Baoguo Temple Station directly.

Bus No.601 runs every 15 minutes between 7:00 to 19:00. It takes about 2 hours (approximately 45 km) to Baoguo Temple Station, Mount Emei from Leshan Giant Buddha. The bus ticket is charged by distance and foreign tourists need to prepare some cash.

Leshan to Emeishan Transportation Leshan to Emeishan Intercity Bus No.601

How to Plan Your Leshan Emeishan Tour

A Leshan Emeishan Tour is usually the extended trip from Chengdu, requires about 2 to 4 days covering major highlights in Leshan and Emeishan, like Leshan Giant Buddha, Mount Emei and other spots. On day 1, you can transfer from Chengdu to Leshan, visit the world’s largest and highest stone-caved Buddha statue, marvel at the 71-meter-tall Leshan Giant Buddha sitting by riverside, whose instep can hold over 100 people. Half an day is suitable for seeing the Giant Buddha either by hiking or boat sightseeing. In the afternoon, you will drive from Leshan to Emeishan and accommodate at Baoguo Temple, the biggest temple of Mount Emei at the mountain foot. Next day, you can start a full hiking trip from Baoguo Temple all the way up to Golden Summit, or take tourist bus to Leidongping, and then take a cable car to Golden Summit to view amazing sea of cloud and mind-blowing landscape when weather is good. If you have more time, you may stay overnight and watch a beautiful sunset and sunrise on the mountain. Generally, your Mount Emei tour can be done within 1 day by cable car or get 1 to 2 days for in-depth cultural and natural exploration.

Top Leshan Buddha & Mount Emei Tours with Chengdu:

√ 5 Days Chengdu, Leshan & Mount Emei Tour

√ 4 Days Sichuan Buddhism Tour with Leshan Giant Buddha & Mount Emei

√ 5 Days Classic Mount Emei & Panda Tour

Leshan to Emeishan Transportation China Discovery's Customer Visited Leshan Giant Buddha
Leshan to Emeishan Transport Private Mount Emei Tour Customzied by China Discovery

Travel Leshan & Emeishan with China Discovery

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