How to Get to Leshan City and Leshan Giant Buddha 2018

Leshan City is located in southern Sichuan Basin. The world famous Leshan Giant Buddha is in central Leshan city and it is at a distance of about 140km from Chengdu downtown in north, about 150km to Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport. Mount Emei is close to Leshan Giant Buddha with 45km only. Currently, travelers can get to Leshan from Chengdu, Emeishan or leave from Leshan to Chengdu and Mount Emei by intercity high speed train, long distance coach and our private driving service.

Travel Map of Chengdu Leshan

Travel Map of Chengdu Leshan

Get to Leshan from Chengdu Downtown by High Speed Trains (Leshan to Chengdu)

Currently travelers can take high speed trains to Leshan from Chengdu downtown conveniently. Chengdu Mianyang Leshan High Speed Railway (成绵乐城际列车), which starts from Chengdu downtown (Chengdu South Railway Station and Chengdu East Railway Station), passes by Chengdu Shuangliu Inernaitonal Airport, and reach Leshan Railway Station, offers more than 30 daily intercity fast and comfortable bullet trains for travelers to transfer to Leshan within 1 hour.

Chengdu East Railway Station

Location: Qingyijiang Rd, Chenghua District, East Chengdu City (成都火车东站 成都市成华区青衣江路); about 7km to Chengdu South Railway Station.

Chengdu East Railway Station is linked with Chengdu downtown and other regions in Chengdu through 13 public buses and Metro Line 2 and Metro Line 7. It only takes 6 stations to Chengdu East Railway Station from Chengdu South Railway Station via Metro Line 7.

Chengdu South Railway Station

Location: Guixi Rd, North Tianfu Avenue, Hi-tech Zone, South Chengdu City (成都火车南站 成都市高新区天府大道北段桂溪街道); about 13km to southwest Chengdu Shuangliu Airport.

Chengdu South Railway Station can be reached by Metro Line 1 and Line 7, and over 10 buses from different areas in Chengdu.

Leshan Railway Station

Location:Baolian Rd, QingjiangXin District, Shizhong District, Leshan City (乐山火车站 乐山市中区清江新区宝莲路)
Leshan Station is about 145km to northeast Chengdu East Railway Station, about 135km to Chengdu South Railway Station and 35km to west Mount Emei Railway Station. It is about 13km to Leshan Giant Buddha for 30 minutes driving. Local Bus 605 and Bus 3 can take you to Leshan Giant Buddha directly for 1 hour from the station.

Chengdu to Leshan High Speed Train

ChengduLeshan Intercity Express

Chengdu East Railway Station Map

Chengdu East Railway Station Map

Leshan Railway Station

Leshan Railway Station

Chengdu to Leshan High Speed Train Schedules and Prices

If you plan to travel to Leshan from Chengdu downtown, there are 16~18 high speed trains you can take. It only takes 46 minutes ~ 1 hour 26 minutes to Leshan from Chengdu based on different running length and stopovers. And mostly trains depart from Chengdu East Railway Station.

Train No. Dep. ~ Arr. Time Duration Departure Station Arrival Station Ticket
C6251 06:00~06:46 46 minutes Chengdu East Leshan ¥54.0 (Second Class Seat)
¥65.0 (First Class Seat)
¥125.0 (Business Class Seat)
C6259 07:20~08:39
C6281 08:43~09:41 58 minutes
C6301 09:33~10:39 1 hour & 6 minutes
C6303 11:07~12:00 53 minutes
C6269 13:33~14:21 48 minutes Chengdu South ¥51.0 (Second Class Seat)
¥61.0 (First Class Seat)
¥118.0 (Business Class Seat)
C6271 14:54~16:01 1 hour & 7 minutes
C6273 16:14~17:20 1 hour & 6 minutes Chengdu East ¥54.0 (Second Class Seat)
¥65.0 (First Class Seat)
¥125.0 (Business Class Seat)
C6309 17:10~18:29 1 hour & 19 minutes
C6311 19:02~20:02 1 hour

Leshan to Chengdu High Speed Train Schedules and Prices

If you want to transfer to Chengdu after touring Leshan Giant Buddha, there are more than 16 high speed trains you can choose from. The returning train travel duration ranges from 48 minutes to 1 hour 27 minutes. And most returning bullet trains arrive at Chengdu South Railway Station.

Train No. Dep. ~ Arr. Time Duration Departure Station Arrival Station Ticket
C6252 07:16~08:08 52 minutes Leshan Chengdu East ¥54.0 (Second Class Seat)
¥65.0 (First Class Seat)
¥125.0 (Business Class Seat)
C6302 08:08~09:03 55 minutes Chengdu South ¥51.0 (Second Class Seat)
¥61.0 (First Class Seat)
¥118.0 (Business Class Seat)
C6304 09:46~10:47 1 hour & 1 minute
C6260 10:48~11:51 1 hour & 3 minutes
C6310 14:29~15:29 1 hour
C6284 15:24~16:35 1 hour & 11 minutes
C6268 16:31~17:38 1 hour & 7 minutes Chengdu East ¥54.0 (Second Class Seat)
¥65.0 (First Class Seat)
¥125.0 (Business Class Seat)
C6272 17:41~18:35 54 minutes Chengdu South ¥51.0 (Second Class Seat)
¥61.0 (First Class Seat)
¥118.0 (Business Class Seat)
C6278 19:51~20:46 55 minutes
C6280 20:56~21:44 48 minutes

 

Note: We listed some high speed train schedules between Chengdu anad Leshan above. If you would like to take high speed trains to Leshan Giant Buddha from Chengdu and from Leshan to Chengdu, you can contact us to check full train schedules.

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Get to Leshan from Chengdu Shuangliu Airport by High Speed Train (Leshan to Chengdu Airport)

Good news is that Chengdu flights passengers in Chengdu Shuangliu Airport can also get to Leshan Giant Buddha and Mount Emei directly by high speed trains. Every day, there are nearly 10 C trains running between Chengdu Shuangliu Airport and Leshan, taking around 35 minutes ~ 1 hour 3 minutes only. See the following train schedules to plan your Leshan tour from Chengdu Shuangliu Airport in an easy way.

Tips: Chengdu Shuangliu Airport Station is located in Basement 2, Terminal 2, Chengdu Shuangliu Airport. You can take high speed trains to Leshan at Terminal 2 conveniently.

Chengdu Shuangliu Airport

Chengdu Shuangliu Airport

Chengdu Shuangliu Airport to Leshan Trains

Train No. Dep. ~ Arr. Time Duration Ticket
C6259 07:43~08:39 56 minutes ¥46.0 (Second Class Seat)
¥55.0 (First Class Seat)
¥106.0 (Business Class Seat)
C6281 09:00~09:41 41 minutes
C6265 10:08~10:57 49 minutes
C6267 11:33~12:35 1 hour & 2 minutes
C6305 12:52~13:34 42 minutes
C6307 14:28~15:31 1 hour & 3 minutes
C6271 15:06~16:01 55 minutes
C6273 16:37~17:20 43 minutes
C6311 19:27~20:02 35 minutes

Leshan to Chengdu Shuangliu Airport Trains

Train No. Dep. ~ Arr. Time Duration Ticket
C6302 08:08~08:51 43 minutes ¥46.0 (Second Class Seat)
¥55.0 (First Class Seat)
¥106.0 (Business Class Seat)
C6258 09:20~10:22 1 hour & 2 minutes
C6260 10:48~11:38 50 minutes
C6264 13:01~14:16 1 hour & 15 minutes
C6310 14:29~15:17 48 minutes
C6284 15:24~16:23 59 minutes
C6268 16:31~17:20 49 minutes
C6278 19:51~20:34 43 minutes
C6280 20:56~21:32 36 minutes

 

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Long Distance Coach - Chengdu to Leshan Bus

Apart from the intercity trains, travelers can take long distance buses to travel between Chengdu and Leshan as well. Located in Xinnan Rd, downtown Chengdu, Xinnanmen Bus Station is the most recommended tourist transport center to take coach to Leshan for 2 hours driving. Every day, Xinmanmen Bus Station runs coaches to Leshan Xiaoba Tourism Station every 20 minutes. Upon arrival in Xiaoba, tourists can transfer to local Bus 13 to Leshan Giant Buddha directly within 1 hour.

In Chengdu, there are others bus stations you can take to Leshan, such as Chengdu North Bus Station (城北客运中心), Shiyangchang Bus Station (石羊场车站),Chengdu East Bus Station(成都东汽车客运站). At present, tourists have to transfer to Leshan Giant Buddha, since except Xinnanmen Bus Station, the rest bus terminals have no direct bus to Leshan Giant Buddha after arrival.

Xinnanmen Bus Station
Address: No.2 Xinnan Rd, Wuhou District, Chengdu (新南门汽车站 成都市武侯区新南路2号)     
Situated in central city of Chengdu, Xinnanmen Bus Station is well-linked with rest Chengdu via buses and Metro Line 3.

Leshan Bus Station - Chengdu - Leshan - Emei Highway

Leshan Xiaoba Bus Center

Get to Leshan from Emeishan by High Speed Trains (Emeishan to Leshan)

Mount Emei is about 50km from west Leshan Giant Buddha and 40km from Leshan Railway Station. It takes about 50 minutes from Leshan Giant Buddha to Mount Emei by driving. Besides, you can take through tourist buses for 45 minutes to scenic spots or take long distance bus for 30 minutes and then transfer to Leshan Giant Buddha and Mount Emei.

Compared with long distance bus, high speed train travel between Leshan and Emeishan is much faster. Every day, there are over 10 C intercity express running between Leshan Railway Station and Mount Emei Station. With only one single station distance, high speed train travel between Leshan and Mount Emei just needs around a quarter.

Emeishan High-Speed Railway Station

Location: Xiuhu Avenue, Inside Mount Emei Scenic Area, Emeishan City, Leshan City (峨眉山高铁站 峨眉山市秀湖大道)
Emeishan Railway Station is only 2km close to Mount Emei scenic area. There are local buses, such as Bus 5A, Bus 5B, and tourist buses operated to and fro between Emeishan Railway Station and Mount Emei within several minutes.

Leshan to Emeishan Driving Map

Leshan to Emeishan Driving Map

Emeisha High-Speed Railway Station

Emeishan High-Speed Railway Station

Leshan to Emeishan Trains

Train No. Dep. ~ Arr. Time Duration Ticket
C6253 07:07~07:23 16 minutes ¥11.0 (Second Class Seat)
¥13.0 (First Class Seat)
C6257 08:11~08:27
C6281 09:43~19:59
C6265 11:00~11:16
C6305 13:36~13:52
C6283 13:53~14:09
C6307 15:34~15:50
C6309 18:31~18:47
C6311 20:04~20:20

Emeishan to Leshan Trains

Train No. Dep. ~ Arr. Time Duration Ticket
C6302 07:49~08:05 16 minutes ¥11.0 (Second Class Seat)
¥13.0 (First Class Seat)
C6258 09:02~19:18
C6306 11:38~11:54
C6310 14:11~14:27
C6284 15:06~15:21
C6268 16:12~16:28
C6270 16:54~17:10
C6278 19:31~19:47
C6280 20:38~00:16

 

Note: Because Leshan Railway Station and Mount Emei Railway Station are only one station away with 16 minutes duration, passengers taking Leshan-Emeishan High Speed Train need to pay attention to the broadcast about next arrival station, avoid miss the right station to exit.

Private Transfer Service from China Discovery

To help you fully enjoy Leshan tour from Chengdu or longer trip to Mount Emei from Leshan without transfer worry, China Discovery offers you the most convenient way to go, we will drive you to tour Leshan Buddha and Mount Emei accompanied by personal tour guide. If you like such a private Leshan trip, you can contact us to plan your Leshan Giant Buddha experience and scenic spots around.

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Do I really have to buy the tickets in advanced or I can just go to East Railway Station and buy them the same day I plan to visit Leshan?
2017-10-18 18:08
Hi Haydee,

Thanks for your question. There are about 16 bullet trains to Leshan from Chengdu, some from Chengdu East Railway Station, and some from Chengdu East Railway Station. The prices for the ticket are - 54 for 1st class, 64 for second class and 125 for the business class. It takes about 1~1.5 hours to get to Leshan.

If possible, you can buy the ticket in advance because the demands are quite high.
Absurd

I am Brazilian
from Wuxi, when I arrive in Chengdu, not have train to Leshan.Why?
No one can see this?. So many organization with train high speed for nothing?
from Leshan to Shanghai I have same problem.
I never see this problem in the world
Managers of company CRH need change this hours
2016-08-22 06:52
Hello Mr. Pereira,

Thanks for your message. To take high speed train to Leshan, you have to go to Chengdu East Railway Station, and book train tickets several days in advance. There are usually 13 high speed trains to Leshan from Chengdu each day operating from 07:36 to 20.26. Also, high speed trains to Shanghai from Chengdu depart at Chengdu East Railway Station, not Leshan.

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