How to Get to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

Chengdu is located on the west part of China, known as the hometown of panda, visited by countless domestic and foreign tourists every year. One of the main object for both domestic and foreign tourists travel to Chengdu is to see cute pandas. Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is the closest and best base to see pandas, very suitable for short-break travelers in Chengdu.

Now let’s find out together how to get to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding from Chengdu City Center, Airport and Railway Stations by multiple means of transportation.

Where is Chengdu Panda Base

Address: 1375 Panda Avenue, Chenghua District, Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, China, 610081 (中国四川省成都市成华区熊猫大道1375号)

From Chengdu to Chengdu Panda Base

Map of Chengdu to Chengdu Panda Base

Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, also known as Chengdu Panda Base, is located in the north suburb of Chengdu on the Futou Mountain and is 16km from the city center, 18km from Chengdu East Railway Station, 37km from Chengdu Shuangliu Airport. Here is some useful transportation information for your reference.

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Get from City Center to Chengdu Panda Base

Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province with 11 districts. Most travelers would choose to stay at the city center of Chengdu - the area around Chunxi Road, Tianfu Square and Renmin Park etc.

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By Private Car or Taxi

The most convenience and time-saving way for tourists to travel from attractions nearby city center to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu is by taking private car or taxi. The distance between Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding and attractions in downtown area is about 16-22km, takes about 30-40mins by car or taxi. Based in Chengdu, we China Discovery could provide you the comfortable licensed private car service included in our Chengdu Tour package.

For independent travelers who are taking taxis, the estimated cost is around 40-60CNY. Check the following frequent used start locations to Chengdu Panda Base with detailed distances and price for reference.

From Distance (KM) Estimated  Length (mins) Estimated Cost (CNY)
Chunxi Road 16 30-40 50
Renmin Park 17 30-40 50
Wuhou Memorial Temple 19 35-45 60
Jinli Old Street 19 35-45 60
Wenshu Temple 15 20-30 40
Kuanzhai Alley 18 35-45 50
Jinsha Site Museum 20 30-40 60
Du Fu Thatched Cottage 21 30-40 60
Sichuan Museum 22 35-45 60

(Note: The above prices are for reference only and the taxi fares/length may changed based on the real situation.)

By Panda Express Bus

If you are a independent travelers and stay in the hotels near Wuhou Temple, Kuanzhai Alley or Chunxi Road, you can take Panda Express Bus to get to Chengdu Panda Base directly. Please check the route and timetable of Panda Express Bus:

Panda Express Bus Route Departure time Return time
Line 1 Wuhou Temple/Jinli Old Street - Panda Base 7:30-14:30 (shuttle at half hour interval) 11:30-17:30 (on schedule)
Line 2 Kuanzhai Alley - Panda Base 8:00-14:30 (shuttle at half hour interval for 8:00-9:00, 1h interval for 9:00-12:00, and 1h interval for 13:30-14:30) 11:30-17:30 (on schedule)
Line 3 Chunxi Road - Panda Base 8:00-15:00 (shuttle at half hour interval for 8:00-11:00 and 1h interval for 13:00-15:00) 11:30-17:30 (on schedule)

By Metro + Local Bus

If you have enough time and energy, wanted to try public transport in Chengdu, you can go to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding by metro and local buses. There are six metro lines in Chengdu, only Metro Line 3 head to the direction of Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, however you need to get off at Chengdu Zoo Station (动物园) or Panda Avenue Station (熊猫大道), walk hundreds meters to bus station to transfer to local buses.

A. If you take Metro Line 3 and arrive at Chengdu Zoo (动物园) Station, you should get out from Exit A and walk about 250 meters to get to Metro Chengdu Zoo Bus Station and take Bus 198/198A, and get off at Panda Base Bus Station.

B. If you take Metro Line 3 and get off at Panda Avenue (熊猫大道) Station, walk out from exit A to Metro Panda Avenue Bus Station to take Panda Express Line 3/D025/198/198A and get off at Panda Base Bus Station.

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Get from Chengdu Shuangliu Airport to Chengdu Panda Base

Address: Jinchang Road. Shuangliu District, Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, China (中国四川省成都市双流区机场路)

Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport is about 16km from Chengdu downtown area, 37km from Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.

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By Private Car or Taxi

If you are looking for a time saving way to get to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding from the airport, it’s suggested to take a taxi which will take about ¥120 and regardless of traffic jam, which will only take about 40 minutes.

By Metro

There is no direct bus line to get to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, and travelers will need to transfer once in the way and this will take about 2 hours and 20 minutes.

You can get on Metro Line 10 at Terminal 2 of Shuangliu International Airport (双流机场2航站楼) Station, transfer to Line 3 at Taipingyuan (太平园) Station, passing 14 or 15 stations get off from Chengdu Zoo (动物园) Station or Panda Avenue (熊猫大道) Station to change to local buses 198/198A.

Get from Chengdu Railway Stations to Chengdu Panda Base

Chengdu East Railway Station is the the largest high speed railway station and the most common used railway station in Chengdu. Currently there are 3 main railway stations including Chengdu North Railway Station (also named Chengdu Railway Station), Chengdu East Railway Station (the largest high speed train station in Chengdu) and Chengdu South Railway Station.

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Get to Chengdu Panda Base

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By Private car or Taxi

You are recommended to choose taxi or private car as your way of travel, it can save you a lot of time and energy.

From Distance(KM) Estimated Length (MINS) Estimated Cost (CNY)
Chengdu East Railway Station 18 30-35 40-50
Chengdu Railway Station 12 20-30 30-40
Chengdu South Railway Station 25 35-45 60-70

By Panda Express Bus

There is no direct bus lines to get to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding from Chengdu North Railway Station and Chengdu South Railway Station. However if you arrive at Chengdu East Railway Station and plan to go to Chengdu Panda Base directly, you can take Panda Express Bus Line 4 from Chengdu East Railway Station to Panda Base, departure time is from 9:00 to 15:00, shuttle at about 1.5h interval.

By Metro

If you decided to take metro, here are the recommended transit routes from each railway stations to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.

From Transit Routes Length
Chengdu East Railway Station Line 2 -> “Chunxi Road” (春熙路) -> Line 3 -> “Panda Avenue” (熊猫大道) -> Local Bus No.198/No.198A 60-70mins
Chengdu Railway Station Line 7 -> “Simaqiao” (驷马桥) -> Line 3 -> “Panda Avenue” (熊猫大道) -> Local Bus No.198/No.198A 50-60mins
Chengdu South Railway Station Line 1 -> “Sichuan Gymnasium” (省体育馆) -> Line 3 -> “Panda Avenue” (熊猫大道) -> Local Bus No.198/No.198A 60-70mins

How to Plan Your Chengdu Panda Tour

Visiting the cute giant panda in China would be the once in a lifetime experience. If you have limited time you can take 1 or 2 days enjoy the leisurely and comfortable local life in Chengdu, visit some famous attractions downtown and spent half a day to meet cute pandas at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.

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