Important to Know:
On June 27, 2021, Chengdu opened a new international airport - Chengdu Tianfu International Airport (IATA: TFU), which is located in Jianyang City, southeast suburb of Chengdu. The new airport is farther away from the downtown area (about 50 km, 1 hour's drive/metro ride) than Shuangliu Airport. To ensure you get to the right airport and board smoothly, please check the departure airport name and location carefully when you book ticket and leave for taking your flight. You can also find detailed transportation guide from the new Tianfu International Airport to downtown Chengdu.
Brief Introduction of 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. For international tourists, Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport is a highly recommended gateway to Chengdu with its satisfying facilities, convenient transportation, and favorable visa policy. Since December 1, 2019, Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport implemented 144-hour visa-free transit policy that holders of passports issued by 53 countries do not need a visa to Chengdu through Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport.
Flights to Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport
Until September 2019, there are altogether 349 routes, 121 of which are international (regional) routes. It has access to 209 destinations and among them 131 are domestic cities. You can get to Chengdu by flight from most cities in China within 3h.
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 regions (Hong Kong, Macau, Taipei, Taichung, Songshan, Kaohsiung), etc. can reach Chengdu directly by flight.
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.
Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport Terminals
There are two terminals in Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport. They are about 800m away. You can either walk (about 10min) or take metro line 10 to transfer between them.
Terminal 1 serves 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.
Terminal 2 serves 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.
|Enquiry Counters||1. The airport enquiry counter is located in international Check-in Hall of Gate 5 in departure layer.
2. Sichuan Airlines enquiry counter is located in domestic Check-in Hall of Gate 8 in departure layer.
|The airport enquiry counter is located in domestic Check-in Hall of Gate 11 and secured area of Corridor DE in departure layer.|
|Luggage Storage and Claim||Between Gate 6 and 7 in Departure Hall||Behind the Check-in Counter N, P separately.|
|Baggage Packing||Entrances of corridor B and C in Domestic check-in Hall||5 entrances of the Check-in Hall|
|Medical Services||Nearby No 101 and 118 boarding gate||Nearby No 138、168 boarding gate and Starbucks on the departure floor (near Gate 9)|
|Lost and Found Counter||Between Gate 6 and 7 in Domestic Departure Hall||At the back of the Check-in Counter N|
|Currency Exchange||1. Travelex Currency Exchange: next to Door No. 1 of 2nd floor (departure hall)
2. ICE Currency Exchange:next to Exit No. 1 of 1st floor (entrance hall)
3. Area of Ticket Counter W20-21
|1. Bank of China：next to Door No.9
2. ICE Currency Exchange：next to security gate FG within domestic departure hall.
|VIP Lounge||In Corridor A and C||In Corridor D and F|
Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport Location & Transfer
Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport is located in the southwest of Chengdu, about 19 kilometers away from Tianfu Square - Chengdu center. The airport is connected with downtown through highway which takes about 40 minutes by taxi. You can also take a metro to get there but you may need several transfers and about 50 minutes. Meanwhile, it is about 145 kilometers to Leshan Giant Buddha and 182 kilometers to Mount Emei.>> More About Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport to Downtown
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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 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 and the transfer will only need about 1 hour.
Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport Shuttle Bus
|Shuttle Bus||Route||Major Stops||Running Time|
|Line 1||Shuangliu Airport → Minshan Hotel||US Consulates Renmin South RD (metro Nijiaqiao Station), Digital Plaza (metro Sichuan Gymnasium Station), Huaxiba||6:30-05:30|
|Minshan Hotel → Shuangliu Airport||Direct bus with no stops on the way.||6:00-22:00|
|Line 2||Shuangliu Airport → Chengdu Railway Station||US Consulates Renmin South RD (metro Nijiaqiao Station), Digital Plaza (metro Sichuan Gymnasium Station), Huaxiba, Minshan Hotel, Tianfu Square||6:30-20:00|
|Chengdu Railway Station → Shuangliu Airport||Section 1 Renmin North RD (Xizang Hotel), Luomashi, Minshan Hotel|
|Line 3||Shuangliu Airport → Chengdu East Railway Station||Chengdu South Railway Station, Sichuan Normal University||7:00—1:00|
|Chengdu East Railway Station → Shuangliu Airport||Direct bus with no stops on the way.||7:00-23:00|
|Night Line 1||Shuangliu Airport → Chengdu Railway Station||US Consulates Renmin South RD (metro Nijiaqiao Station), Digital Plaza (metro Sichuan Gymnasium Station), Huaxiba, Minshan Hotel, Tianfu Square||20:00-05:30|
|Night Line 2||Shuangliu Airport → Guixi Bus Station||US Consulates Renmin South RD (metro Nijiaqiao Station), Digital Plaza (metro Sichuan Gymnasium Station), Huaxiba, Minshan Hotel, Tianfu Square, Chunxi Road, Sichuan University||20:30-05:30|
|Night Line 3||Shuangliu Airport → Wuhouci Avenue||US Consulates Renmin South RD (metro Nijiaqiao Station), Digital Plaza (metro Sichuan Gymnasium Station), Huaxiba, Minshan Hotel, Tianfu Square, Kuanzhai Alley, Wuhou Memorial Temple/Jinli Old Street||21:00-03:00|
Note: The information above updated in March, 2020 is for your reference only. As the schedule of public transportation may change sometimes, please double check before your trip.
Scenic Shuttle Bus
144-Hour Transit Visa-free service of Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport facilitates tourists a lot no matter you go there specially or just make a transfer there. The Scenic Shuttle Bus can take you 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. directly or with one transfer. As long as you have more than 10 hours' transfer time, it is possible to make a Chengdu tour.
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 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 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 Shuangliu International Airport Tips
- 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 on your boarding pass.
- Check-in: find check-in counter via flight information display system or terminal guide sign;
- Inspection & Quarantine
- 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.
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 properly to catch your flight.
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.
How to Plan a Chengdu Tour
Generally speaking, people will spend 1-2 days exploring Chengdu excluding the arrival and departure days. On the first day, you can go meet the cute pandas in Chengdu Panda Base in the morning. Then see some exquisite Buddhist architecture in Wenshu Temple and have a cup of tea in Renmin Park. After that, it is about dinner time, you can try some local snacks in Jinli Old Street or have a hot pot near Chunxi Road. On the next day, if you are interested in culture and history, you can visit other attractions such as Jinsha Site Museum, Chengdu Museum and Du Fu Thatched Cottage.
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If you plan to spend more days travelling, you can try some popular panda volunteer programs, go to the wonderland Jiuzhaigou, see the giant Buddha in Leshan, or expand your trip to Beijing - capital of China, Shanghai - modern metropolis, and Xian - time-honored ancient capital to have a deeper understanding of China.
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Questions & Discussions
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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 ?
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. (www.chinadiscovery.com/chinese-visa/chengdu-144-hour-visa-free-transit.html). Prepare your passport and flight ticket leaving Chengdu and apply on arrival.
Hope this helps! Good luck and have a nice day!
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.
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!
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?
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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