How to get to & around Jiuzhaigou

Get to/away Jiuzhaigou

By Air

Flight is the most convenient way to travel to Jiuzhaigou. There are several cities running domestic non-stop flights to Jiuzhaigou. As the nearest airport to Jiuzhaigou, Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport is usually chosen as the transfer hub, which also ensures enough tickets. During peak season, there are about 20 flights between Chengdu and Jiuzhaigou, which take about 40 minutes to fly between Chengdu and Jiuzhaigou. Other popular cities are Chongqing, Xian, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou that provide several non-stop flights to Jiuzhaigou.

We advise you get to Chengdu first, after visiting the Giant Panda and other Chengdu highlights, then take flight to Jiuzhaigou, which will be more enjoyable.

Jiuzhai (Jiuzhaigou-Huanglong) Airport is located in Songpan County of the Aba Autonomous Prefecture with two terminals and two parking lots. With an altitude of 3,400 meters (11,155 feet), the airport is just 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Jiuzhaigou Valley and 53 kilometers (about 33 miles) from Huanglong Scenic and Historic Area. There are shuttle bus running from airport to Huanglong and Jiuzhaigou costing about 45RMB. Learn more about Jiuzhai Airport.

Address: Chuanzhusi Town, Songpan County, Aba, Sichuan
Tel: 86 - 0837-7243770

Jiuzhaigou Huanglong Airport

Jiuzhaigou Huanglong Airport

Driving to Jiuzhaigou

Taking flight to Jiuzhaigou is quick and comfortable, but not as ideal plan for all travelers. There are a lot of travelers who prefer traveling to Jiuzhaigou by land driving which is more budget than air travel, and have many interesting things to do along the road. Then which city should I start from? Which route should I take? How long will it take to transfer to Jiuzhaigou? Learn Ideas on Land Travel to Jiuzhaigou by Driving >

  • A: Chengdu – Dujiangyan – Wenchuan – Maoxian – Songpan – Jiuzhaigou – 440km
  • B: Chengdu – Dujiangyan – Mount Siguniang – Maerkang – Hongyuan – Chuanzhusi – Jiuzhaigou – 920km
  • C: Chengdu – Ya’an – Luding - Danba – Mount Siguniang – Maerkang – Hongyuan – Chuanzhusi – Jiuzhaigou – 1,210km
  • D: Chengdu – Miangyan – Jiangyou – Pingwu – Jiuzhaigou - 440km
  • E:Lanzhou – Linxia – Hezuo – Luqu – Ruoergai – Jiuzhaigou – 750km
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Drive to Jiuzhaigou

Drive to Jiuzhaigou from Chengdu

By Bus

Taking bus from Chengdu is the most common and popular way to get to Jiuzhaigou. If you want to save money, and want to see the amazing views along the road to Jiuzhaigou, bus is the best choice. It takes about 8~10 hours to get to Jiuzhaigou under normal weather and traffic condition. There are two routes connecting Chengdu and Jiuzhaigou: West line goes from Chengdu, via Dujiangyan, Wenchuan, Maoxian and Songpan, ends up at Jiuzhaigou(in all 440km), which is mostly used; East line starts from Chengdu, goes via Mianyang, Jiangyou, Pingwu, and reaches Jiuzhaigou with a distance of 480km, which is used as backup route in case of bad weather and road condition. During peak season (May to October), there may be traffic control on the West line. In that case, bus usually departures from Chengdu in early morning or goes East line. Learn Ideas on Land Travel to Jiuzhaigou by Driving >

There are two bus stations in Jiuzhaigou: Jiuzhaigou Gate Tourist Tranportation Center and Jiuzhaigou Bus Station. The former is about 2km to the gate of Jiuzhaigou, which is often used by travelers. The latter station is located in Jiuzhaigou County where is about 75km away from Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area.

Chengdu - Jiuzhaigou Bus Table

There are daily-departure buses from Xinnanmen Bus Station(新南门汽车站), Ximen Bus Station(西门汽车站) and Chadianzi Bust Station(茶店子汽车站) in Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou every day. Check the following table:

From To Departure Price Duration
Xinnanmen Jiuzhaigou 06:40 123¥ 8~10hrs
Xinnanmen Jiuzhaigou 08:00 123¥ 8~10hrs
Chadianzi Jiuzhaigou 07:20 118¥ 8~10hrs
Chadianzi Jiuzhaigou 09:00 118¥ 8~10hrs
Chadianzi Jiuzhaigou 09:00 118¥ 8~10hrs
Chadianzi Jiuzhaigou 09:00 118¥ 8~10hrs
Ximen Jiuzhaigou 08:40 145¥ 8~10hrs
Ximen Jiuzhaigou 09:20 145¥ 8~10hrs

Chengdu Chadianzi Bus Station
Address: Yangxi Flyover, Thr Ring Road, Jinniu District, Chengdu

Chengdu Xinnanmen Bus Station
Address: No 57, Lingjiang Road, Jingjiang District, Chengdu

Chengdu Ximen Bus Station
Address: No 22, Xian South Road, Jinniu District, Chengdu

Gate Tourist Tranportation Center

Gate Tourist Tranportation Center

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