Brief Introduction about Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport

Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport is the major international airport serving Chengdu, as well as an important aviation hub to western China. Since September 2013, Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport implemented 72-hour visa-free transit policy that holders of passports issued by 45 countries do not need a visa if transiting through Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport.

Flights to Chengdu

Until December 2015, there are altogether 252 routes, 85 of which are international (regional) routes. It is access to 194 destinations and among them 124 are domestic cities. It takes about 40 minutes to 1 hour to get to Chengdu downtown.

Travelers from Europe (Amsterdam, London, Madrid, Frankfurt, Moscow, Paris), Australia (Melbourne, Sydney), North America (New York, San-Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver), Africa (Port Louis, Mauritius), Middle East (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Doha), East Asia (Seoul, Jeju Island, Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Nha Trang, Hanoi, Danang, Bangkok, Suratthani, Phuket, Krabi, Chiang Mao, Saipan, Yangon, Siem Reap), Southeast Asia (Kathmandu, Colombo) and other region (Hong Kong, Macau, Taipei, Taichung, Songshan, Kaohsiung) can reach Chengdu directly by flight.

Sichuan Airlines Sichuan Airlines

There are frequent flights connecting Chengdu and many hot destinations, such as San Francisco, Singapore, Melbourne, Kathmandu, Paris, Amsterdam, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Taiwan, etc.

And also, you can visit Chengdu by taking the non-scheduled flights from places including Sydney, Dubai, Frankfurt, Madrid, Moscow, and so on, which run 1 to 4 times per week.

Chengdu is well linked with the hot destinations including Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Lhasa, Guilin, Jiuzhaigou, Guangzhou, Kunming, Lijiang, Zhangjiajie, Huangshan, Guiyang, Urumqi, Xiamen, Luoyang, Hohhot, Qingdao, Lanzhou, etc. Taking a flight from Chengdu to Lhasa is one of the most popular way to reach the holy Tibet.

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Terminal 1

Terminal 1 is served for Sichuan Airlines (3U) and international (regional) airlines including EVA Airways (BR), Air China (CA), Dragon Air (KA), Air Macau (NX), Silk Air (MI), Singapore Airlines (SQ), Cathy Pacific (CX), United Airlines (UA), Shenzhen Airlines (ZH), Lucky Air (8L), Spring Airlines (9C), China Airliines (CI), Air Aisa X (D7), Nok Air (DD), Far Easter Air Transport (FE), HongKong Airlines (HX), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Air Mauritius (MK), China Eastern (MU), ANA (NH), Vitnam Airlines (VN), Asiana Airlines (OZ), Bangkok Airways (PG), Qatar Airways (QR), Lao Airlines (QV), Thai Airways (TG), United Airlines (UA), etc.

Chengdu Airport Map Click to Enlarge Chengdu Airport Map

Terminal 2

Terminal 2 is served for domestic routes including Air China (CA), China Southern Airlines (CZ), China Eastern Airlines (MU), Shandong Airlines (SC), Tibetan Airlines (TV), Kunming Airlines (KY), Chengdu Airlines (EU), Xiamen Airlines (MF), Hainan Airlines (HU), Shenzhen Airlines (ZH), Lucky Air (8L), Yangtze River Airlines (Y8), Spring Airlines (9C), Okay Airways (BK), Ruili Airlines (DR), Donghai Airlines (DZ), Shanghai Airlines (FM), China Express Airlines (G5), Longair (GJ), Tianjin Airlines (GS), Juneyao Airlines (HO), Beijing Captal Airlines (JD), China United Airlines (KN), West Air (PN), Urumqi Air (UQ), etc.

Chengdu Airport Location & Transfer

Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport is located in the southwest of Chengdu, about 16 kilometers away. The airport is connected with downtown through highway which takes about 40 minutes by taxi. Meanwhile, it is about 145 kilometers to Leshan Giant Buddha and 182 kilometers to Mount Emei.

Intercity High Speed Train

Chengdu-Mianyang-Leshan intercity railway has set up station at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport that travelers can take this intercity high speed train running to Chengdu East Railway Station, Chengdu South Railway Station, Leshan, Emeishan, Guanghan, Jiangyou, Mianyang, Deyang, Pengshan, Meishan, Jiajiang, etc.

Travelers can take C trains from Shuangliu Airport to visit Leshan Giant Buddha, Mount Emei, Sanxingdui Museum, Deyang Confucius Temple for about 1 hour.

Airport Shuttle Bus

Shuttle Bus Route Major Stops Running Time
Airport Shuttle Bus No.1 Chengdu Airport - Minshan Hotel Airport, US Consulates Renmin South RD, Huaxiba, Minshan Hotel Minshan Hotel: 6:00-22:00(23:00 during the Spring Festival Transport);
Chengdu Airport: 6:30 to the end of flight.
Airport Shuttle Bus No.2 Chengdu Airport - North Railway Station North Railway Station, Tianfu Square, Section 2 and Middle Renmin Road, Section 1 and North Renmin Road, Chengdu Airport 6:30—20:00
Airport Shuttle Bus No.3 Chengdu Airport - East Railway Station South Railway Station(East), South Gate of Sichuan Normal University, East Railway Station 7:00—20:00
Airport Shuttle Bus No.4 Chengdu Airport - Huayang Bus Station Chengdu Airport, metro station of International Convention and Exhibition Center of New Century City; Huayang Bus Station Chengdu Airport: 8:30-19:30;
Huayang Bus Station: 07:30 -18:30
Airport Bus No.5 Chengdu Airport - Xipu bus station of Pi County Chengdu Airport, Chadianzi station, Xipu station Chengdu Airport: 08:00 -20:00
Xipu Bus station: 7:00-19:00

Scenic Shuttle Bus

72 Hours Transit Visa-free transfer service of Chengdu International Airport Scenic Shuttle Bus can take qualified travelers to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Jinli Old Street, Wuhou Memorial Temple, Kuanzhai Alley, Dufu Thatched Cottage, Jinsha Site Museum, Sanxingdui Museum, Dujiangyan Irrigation System, Mount Qingcheng, etc. Travelers passing through Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport with more than 6-hour transfer time can enjoy the Scenic Shuttle Bus service through signing up at International transfer service center of Chengdu Airport.

Hotels near Chengdu Shuangliu Airport

Chengdu Homeland Hotel

Distance to Airport: 6 kilometers;

Address: No.181 Jichang Road, Chengdu

Chengdu Homeland Hotel is the 5-star luxury hotel situated halfway between the city and the airport. It has business room, deluxe king room, classic deluxe room, deluxe suite, classic deluxe room. The rooms are well-appointed and thoughtfully decorated. Besides, travelers can enjoy other facilities, like Western and Chinese restaurants, business center, laundry, beauty salon, swimming pool, tennis course, golf course, massage, sauna, gym, etc.

Chengdu Homeland Hotel Chengdu Homeland Hotel

Chengdu Airport Hotel

Distance to Airport: 0.5 kilometer to T1 terminal;

Address: No.1 North Second Road, Shuangliu International Airport, Chengdu

Opened in 2013, Chengdu Airport Hotel is a 5-star hotel with 10 floors and 296 rooms. This hotel offers comfortable accommodation for travelers in transit. It has 6 kinds of rooms types, including deluxe standard room, business suite, deluxe executive suite, lingyun deluxe suite, deluxe king-bed room, etc. Hotel facilities include an indoor swimming pool, a spa center, a fitness center and a business center with meeting and banquet facilities, free WIFI and more.

Chengdu Airport Hotel Chengdu Airport Hotel

Chengdu Chuangang International Hotel

Distance to Airport: 0.9 kilometer to T2 terminal;

Address:No.209 Lingang Road, middle section of Xihanggang Road, Shuangliu District, Chengdu

Chengdu Chuangang International Hotel is a 3 star hotel located very near to the airport. It is a nice choice for short stays. It has 10 floors with 150 rooms including single room, deluxe standard room, deluxe suite, etc. Other facilities include Chinese restaurant, free WIFI, free airport pick-up/off service, business center, multi-functional hall, tea room, etc.

To find more accommodation choices in Chengdu, please check top recommended Chengdu Hotels.

Chengdu Chuangang Hotel Chengdu Chuangang Hotel


Departure Procedure

Domestic Departures

  • Check-in: find check-in counter via flight information display system or terminal guide sign;
  • Security-check: Please prepare your boarding pass, valid certificate for security check;
  • Boarding: after security check, you can go to the corresponding lounge in accordance with the boarding gate indicated in your boarding pass.

International Departures

  • Check-in: find check-in counter via flight information display system or terminal guide sign;
  • Inspection & Quarantine
  • Customs
  • Immigration Inspection
  • Security Check: Please prepare your boarding pass, valid certificate for security check;
  • Boarding: after security check, you can go to the corresponding lounge in accordance with the boarding gate indicated in your boarding pass.

Check-in Time

The closing time for check-in domestic flight will be adjusted from 30 minutes before departure to 45 minutes before departure from October 25, 2015. Please arrange your time to catch your flight.

Luggage Restriction

Different airlines have slight differences in the regulation of baggage allowance, and there are also difference between the domestic flight and international flight. For more detailed luggage allowance, you can check Carry-on Luggage and Checked Luggage on our Travel Guide.

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.

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Chengdu / Leshan / Mt. Emei / Chengdu

Chengdu Panda Family Tour
5 Days Classic Mount Emei & Panda Tour

Chengdu / Leshan / Mt. Emei

Sanxingdui Museum
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Questions & Discussions

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Connecting flights in Chengdu

We are uk citizens flying to Singapore from Paris CDG via Chengdu airport. We have wait at Chengdu of 6 hours , we are flying with Air china , do we need a visa ? do we follow procedure outlined in filling in Arrival card and then apply for Visa on arrival ?
2019-10-16 20:04
Hello Martyn,
Chengdu is one of the cities applying 24 and144-hour visa free transit policy in China. Your nationality and travel route meet related requirements, so you don’t have to apply for and get a Chinese Visa in advance.
Here is detailed guide and tips about application of the visa free transit. ( Prepare your passport and flight ticket leaving Chengdu and apply on arrival.
Hope this helps! Good luck and have a nice day!
@4-hour Visa-free double transit in Chengdu and Guangzhou on a Southern China flight from Amsterdam to Auckland.
Can I use 24-hour Visa-free transit on a Southern China flight from Amsterdam to Auckland with a first transit in Chengdu, then a connecting flight to Guangzhou where I board on a flight to Auckland?
2019-09-03 01:52
Hi Friend,
If you will transit in China within 24 hours with valid passport and tickets to Auckland, it’s doable to make two visa-free transits as long as the whole layover is very short (less than 24 hours). But the final decision is made by immigration officers at the airports.
Hope this helps and have a good day.
Are the passengers allowed to stay overnight on the benches free of cost during transit
i have a transit from 18.50 to 2. Thanks. Your response will mean a lot to you.
2018-12-26 13:29
Hi Abishek,

Greetings from China! As there are still some flights to and off Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport every day, the airport opens to passengers all day. There are many benches and seats in the terminal, and you can stay there free before transiting to your next flight.

Have a nice day!
Transit Visa
We are a family of 6 with a
13 hrs layover at Chendu. Is the airport hotel connected to the airport? If not, as malaysian passport holders, can we enter without the transit visa?
2018-08-27 22:03
Hello Fauziah Fadlee,

Thank you for the message. At present, there is no hotel in the terminal building of Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport. As the 72-hour Visa-free transit policy of China is not available for citizens from Malaysia, you can stay only within the airport before you fly off Chengdu. For the over 10 hours in the airport, you could have a rest on the chairs or in the restaurants, also there are some duty-free shops, so you could enjoy a leisure shopping to kill the time.

Enjoy your day!

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