How to Get to Dujiangyan Panda Base
For some panda aficionados, just watch and observe pandas from a distance can’t satisfy them, they want to have some real interact with those precious and adorable creatures. Take part in a Panda Volunteer Program can achieve their dreams. Volunteers can choose among three natural panda bases - Dujiangyan Panda Base, Ya’an Bifengxia Panda Base and Wulong Shenshuping Panda Base, among these bases, Dujiangyan Panda Base is the closest panda base to do panda volunteer, chosen by 80-90% volunteers. Now, if you are interested in this program, let’s have a look together about how to get to Dujiangyan Panda Base from Chengdu.
Where is Dujiangyan Panda Base
Map of Chengdu to Dujiangyan Panda Base
Address: Huaizhong Road, Shiqiao Village, Qingcheng Town, Dujiangyan City, China (都江堰市青城山镇石桥社区怀中路)
The CCRCGP Dujiangyan Panda Base also known as Dujiangyan Panda Park is located in Qingchengshan Town of Dujiangyan City, 18km from Dujiangyan downtown, 70km from Chengdu city center. It takes about 40mins to get from Dujiangyan City to Dujiangyan Panda Park and 1.5 hours to get from Chengdu to Dujiangyan Panda Base by car. To its north is the Taoist holy mountain - Mountain Qingcheng; to its south is Jiezi Ancient Town.
Dujiangyan Panda Base is a professional organizations specializing in giant panda rescue and disease prevention in China. You can get to Dujiangyan Panda Base by private car, high speed train, tour coach, taxi or bus.
Get to Dujiangyan Panda Base by Private Car (Top Recommended)
Time Needed: 1-2 hours
The distance between Dujiangyan Panda Base to Chengdu city center is about 70km, and it takes about 1 to 2 hours by car. Taking a private car is the most convenient and time-saving way to go to Dujiangyan Panda Base. As the local travel agency, we China Discovery will provides the local tour guide and licensed private driver service to escort you to Dujiangyan Panda Base from Chengdu airport, train stations or other locations in Chengdu by booking Dujiangyan Volunteer Program with us.
Get to Dujiangyan Panda Base by Taxi (Not Really Recommended)
Time Needed: 1-3 hours
Taking a taxi is a convenience but expensive way for individual tourists head to Dujiangyan Panda Base from Chengdu urban.
The whole distance between Dujiangyan Panda Base and important places in Chengdu is about 16~40km. It will cost you about 200RMB from Chunxi Road to Dujiangyan Panda Base. 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. Check the following places in Chengdu used as start locations to Dujiangyan Panda Base with detailed distances and price for reference.
However, the need to pay attention to is that taxi in Dujiangyan is not frequently used, so it might be hard for you to find a taxi that willing to take you back to Chengdu. All in all it’s not recommended to head to Dujiangyan by taxi.
|From||Distance (KM)||Estimated Length (MINS)||Estimated Cost (CNY)|
|Chengdu East Railway Station||70||90-140||220-280|
|Chengdu Railway Station||59||80-110||170-220|
|Chengdu South Railway Station||65||90-120||190-220|
|Chengdu Shuangliu Airport||62||80-100||190-210|
|Chengdu Chadianzi Bus Station||53||60-80||150-170|
(Note: The above prices are for reference only and the taxi fares/length may changed based on the real situation.)
Get to Dujiangyan Panda Base by High-speed Rail plus Taxi or Bus (Not Really Recommended)
Time Needed: 2-3 hours
For independent travelers who has enough time and energy can take high-speed train from Xipu Railway Station (犀浦站) and get off at Qingchengshan Station (青城山站) for 30-50mins (earliest train at around 7:54 a.m.), then transfer to taxi, about 10 minutes later you will arrive Dujiangyan Panda Base. Or after arriving at Qingchengshan Station, you can take the local bus No. 102 to Dujiangyan Panda Base and Center for Disease Control Stop then walk several minutes you will arrive at Dujiangyan Panda Base. Ticket price from Xipu Station to Qingchegnshan Station is only 10 yuan. It’s a money-saving way to go to Dujiangyan Panda Base, but for foreign guests, booking and picking up high-speed rail tickets could be difficult to operate.
Get to Dujiangyan Panda Base by Tour Coach plus Bus(Not Really Recommended)
Time Needed: 2-3 hours
Take long-distance coach from Chengdu Chadianzi Bus Station (茶店子客运站) to Dujiangyan Bus Station, which usually costs about 1.5 - 2 hours, then take No. 102 bus and get off at Dujiangyan Panda Base, for about 50 mins.
Chadianzi Bus Station (茶店子客运站) is located in Side Rd of W. 3rd Ring Rd 5th Section, Jinniu District, Chengdu. Tourists can get to Chadianzi Bus Staiton through Metro Line 2. The earliest tour bus is at around 7:30 in the morning and the latest is around 19:00 in the evening.
Tour bus ticket price ranges from 10-15 yuan. It’s also a little hard for foreign tourist to book tour bus tickets online, and it almost double the time comparing with taking a private car or taxi and this way of travel will not be very comfortable.
How to Plan Your Panda Volunteer Tour
Panda Volunteer programs need a full day. For people who are interested in the Panda Volunteer Program but have limited time, we suggest you head to Dujiangyan Panda Base which is easy to access from Chengdu. You can spend one day taking volunteering work and one day to experience Chengdu local life.
And if you have 1-3 days more besides your Chengdu tour, then Wolong Panda Base an Bifengxia Panda Base are also good choices to experience the life-time panda volunteer.
For travelers who are interested in volunteering with red pandas, it is suggested to reach Wolong Hetaoping Panda Base for the one full day red panda volunteer program which you can also catch rare opportunity to take photos with one of the gentle red pandas!
If you have any other ideas about the trip or you have other places or cities wanted to visit such as Beijing, Shanghai or Xian, our experienced travel consultants are very glad to offer their help, you can contact us directly and cutomize your trip with us.
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