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Chengdu Metro

So far (March, 2020), there are 8 metro lines operating - Metro Line 1, Line 2, Line 3, Line 4, Line 5, Line 7, Line 10, Line 蓉2. Line 18, line 6, line 17, line 8, Line 9 are about to open in the second half year of 2020. At the same time, there are more lines are planned to be built in the future – Line 13, Line 17, Line 19, Line 27, and Line 30.

Chengdu Metro Map 2020

Chengdu Metro Map

Click to Enlarge Chengdu Metro Map (Updated in March, 2020. Please check the latest operating lines at official website.)


 Metro Line 1 

Operation Time: 6:10am - 23:47pm

Terminals: Weijianian, Science City, Wugensong

Transfers: North Railway Station/South Railway Station - Transfer with line 7; Tianfu Square - Transfer with line 2; Luomashi - Transfer with line 4; Sichuan Gymnasium - Transfer with line 3; Nijiaqiao - Transfer with line 8; South Railway Station/Incubation Park/Century City/Haichang Road - Transfer with line 18; Incubation Park - Transfer with line 9

Things to do along the Line 1: Tianfu Square, Wenshu Monastery,Chengdu Museum, Global Center, Haichang Ocean Park, Science City, Hongshi Park, Tianfu Park, Western China Fair, Xinglong Lake, etc.


 Metro Line 2 

Operation Time: 6:10am - 00:10am

Terminals: Xipu, Longquanyi

Transfers: East Railway Station/Yipintianxia - Transfer with line 7; Tianfu Square - Transfer with line 1; Sichuan Provincial People's Hospital - Transfer with line 4/Line 5; Chunxi Road - Transfer with line 3; Niuwangmiao - Transfer with line 6; Dongda Road - Transfer with line 8

Things to do along the Line 2: Tianfu Square, Renmin Park, Chunxi Road, Taikoo Li, Anshun Bridge, Tazishan Park, Huiwang Mausoleum, Chengdu East Railway Station, Chengdu Museum, Chadianzi Bus Terminal Station, etc.


 Metro Line 3 

Operation Time: 6:00am - 00:10am

Terminals: Chengdu Medical College, Shuangliu West Station

Transfers: Simaqiao/Taipingyuan - Transfer with line 7; Sichuan Gymnasium - Transfer with line 1; Qianfeng Road - Transfer with line 6; Chengdu Second People's Hospital - Transfer with line 4; Chunxi Road - Transfer with line 2; Gaoshengqiao - Transfer with line 5; Taipingyuan/Shuangliu West Station - Transfer with line 10; Wuqing South Road - Transfer with line 9

Things to do along the Line 3: Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, Chengdu Zoo, Zhaojue Temple, Chunxi Road, Anshun Bridge, Xinnanmen Bus Station, Wuhou Temple, Jinli Ancient Street, etc.


 Metro Line 4 

Operation Time: 6:10am - 00:08am

Terminals: Wansheng, Xihe

Transfers: Culture Palace/Huaishudian - Transfer with line 7; Chengdu West Railway Station - Transfer with line 9/line 蓉2; Sichuan Provincial People's Hospital - Transfer with line 2/Line 5; Luomashi - Transfer with line 1; Chengdu Second People's Hospital - Transfer with line 3; Yushuang Road - Transfer with line 6; Shuangqiao Road - Transfer with line 8; Fengxihe - Transfer with line 17;

Things to do along the Line 4: Kuanzhai Alley, Dufu Thatched Cottage, Sichuan Museum, Intangible Cultural Heritage Park, Culture Palace, Chengdu West Railway Station, Southwest University of Finance and Economics, Chengdu University, Mingshuwang Mausoleum, etc.


 Metro Line 5 

Operation Time: 6:10am - 00:17am

Terminals: Huilong, Huagui Road

Transfers: 2nd Beizhan Road West/Shenxianshu - Transfer with line 7; Xibeiqiao/Huilong - Transfer with line 6; Sichuan Provincial People's Hospital - Transfer with line 4/Line 2; Gaoshengqiao - Transfer with line 3; Jiuxing Avenue - Transfer with line 8; Jincheng Avenue - Transfer with line 9

Things to do along the Line 5: Chengdu North Railway Station, Qingyang Palace, Dufu Thatched Cottage, Sichuan Museum


 Metro Line 7 

Operation Time: 6:18am - 23:57pm

Terminals: North Railway Station, 2nd Beizhan Road West

Transfers: North Railway Station/South Railway Station - Transfer with line 1; East Railway Station/Yipintianxia - Transfer with line 2; Simaqiao/Taipingyuan - Transfer with line 3; Culture Palace/Huaishudian - Transfer with line 4; 2nd Beizhan Road West/Shenxianshu - Transfer with line 5; Southwest Jiaotong University/Liulichang - Transfer with line 6; Chengdu University of Technology/Jiuxing Avenue - Transfer with line 8; Taipingyuan - Transfer with line 10; South Railway Station - Transfer with line 19

Things to do along the Line 7: Jinsha Site Museum, Chengdu East Railway Station, Chengdu South Railway Station, Sichuan Normal University, Chengdu University of Technology, etc.


 Metro Line 10 

Operation Time: 6:00am - 23:53pm

Terminals: Xinping, Taipingyuan

Transfers: Taipingyuan - Transfer with line 7; Huaxing - Transfer with line 9; Shuangliu West Station - Transfer with line 3

Things to do along the Line 10: Terminal 1 of Shuangliu International Airport, Terminal 2 of Shuangliu International Airport, etc.


 Metro Line 蓉2 

Operation Time: 7:00am - 21:00am

Terminals: Chengdu West Railway Station, Pixian West Railway Station, Xinye Road, Renhe

Transfers: Chengdu West Railway Station - Transfer with line 9/line 4; Tianhe Road - Transfer with line 2; Wangcong Temple - Transfer with line 6

Things to do along the Line 蓉2: Chengdu West Railway Station, Pixian West Railway Station, Xipu, ELectronic Sci-Tech Univeristy, Southwest Jiaotong University


Chengdu Metro Projects Under Construction

There are about 5 metro lines planning to be put into use in 2020 and more lines are scheduled to be built in the future. The followings are planned Metro Lines in Chengdu, including Chengdu Metro line 18, line 6, line 17, line 8, Line 9. The new lines in the future will help a lot with the connection between the downtown area, the outskirts area of Chengdu.

Chengdu Metro Map

Click to Enlarge Chengdu Metro Planning Map (Updated in March, 2020)

Line Terminals Planned Opening Year Length

 Chengdu Metro Line 18 

South Railway Station Tianfu Railway Station 2020 41.2km

 Chengdu Metro Line 6 

Wangcong Temple Guandong 2020 46.8km

 Chengdu Metro Line 17 

Jinxing Jitouqiao 2020 26.1km

 Chengdu Metro Line 8 

Lianhua Shilidian 2020 29.1km

 Chengdu Metro Line 9 

Sanse Road Huangtianba 2020 22.2km

*Data and Planning Map from Wikipedia

Useful Tips for Taking Metro in Chengdu

  • Ticketing System: The Chengdu Metro uses a ticketing system based on distance and time Basic price of RMB 2 is charged for the first four kilometers, and from 4 km to 12 km, for every four kilometers an additional RMB 1 is charged; from 12 km to 24 km, for every six kilometers an additional RMB 1 is charged;from 24 km to0 km, for every eight kilometers an additional RMB 1 is charged; from 40 km to 50 km, for every ten kilometers an additional RMB 1 is charged; when exceeding 50 km, for every twenty kilometers an additional RMB 1 is charged.
  • Using Cash to Purchase Tickets: Use cash to purchase tickets at the station's ticket vending machines or at the Customer Service Center's semi-automatic vending machines. The ticket vending machines only accept RMB 1 coin or RMB 5, 10 or 20 bills.
  • Using Pre-Paid Cards to Purchase Tickets: Use Tianfu Tong card or e-wallet of Finance IC card to purchase tickets from ticket vending machines.
  • Using Mobile Payment Apps to Purchase Tickets: Use WeChat wallet or Alipay to purchase tickets at Customer Service Center.

How to Plan Your Chengdu Tour

Many travelers come to Chengdu for Giant Pandas. Besides the panda, there are many other must-sees, like Jinli Old Street, Wenshu Temple, Renmin Park and Jinsha Site Museum. You can add more fun and leisure experience into your trip, like enjoy a cup of tea in local traditional tea house and watch Sichuan opera in Shufengyayun Opera House. It’s better to spend 2 to 3 days in Chengdu. Based in China, China Discovery guarantees you the local way to explore authentic Chengdu.

To travel out of Chengdu, you can take side trips to the World Heritage Sites - Leshan Giant Buddha & Mount Emei for 2 days, Dujiangyan & Mount Qingcheng for 1-2 days, Jiuzhaigou Valley & Huanglong Valley for 3 days. You can feel free to contact our professional travel consultants to customize your own itineraries which would perfectly suit for your likes and requirements.

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