How to Get to & around Ya'an

Get to/away from Ya'an

By Air

There is no airport in Ya’an.

While Ya’an is a city located 2 hours southwest of Chengdu on the Sichuan-Tibet Highway. You are supposed to arrive in Chengdu through Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport first, and then take trains from Chengdu to Ya’an. Check more about Ya'an to Chengdu Train Schedules:

>> Chengdu - Ya'an Trains

>> Ya'an - Chengdu Trains

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By Bus

Taking a bus is one of the convenient ways to travel to Ya’an. Fast buses from Chengdu Xinnanmen Bus Station to Ya'an (from 07:30 to 19:00, every 35 mins, 2 hours) leave throughout the day.

Even though your ticket says Ya’an (Bifengxia Valley) or Ya'an (Shangli Ancient Town), there is a possibility you may be driven directly to Ya’an Tourist Bus Station. Out of the Ya’an Tourist Bus Station, you can take the minivan to Bifengxia and Shangli Ancient Town.

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Get Around Ya'an

By Mini Van

On the main road outside of the Ya’an Tourist Bus Station, you could easily get the minivan to Shangli Ancient Town and Bifengxia Valley.

  • To Bifengxia: 16 km, 20 mins, 5 Yuan (Check detailed transportation guide How to Get to Bifengxia Valley)
  • To Shangli Ancient Town: 27 km, 30 mins, 6.5 Yuan
  • To Mengding Mountain: No direct minivan, you need to transfer on the half way.

Please Note: It is not recommended to take the minivan for it is small and crowded with local people. If you need private transportation, please feel free to contact our travel consultants. They are here ready to offer you worry free Bifengxia Panda Tour or Tea Culture tour.

Recommended Ya'an Tours

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Bifengxia Volunteers Taking Group Photos

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Bifengxia Panda Base

3 Days Bifengxia Panda Volunteer Tour with Ya’an Essence

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Picking fresh tea leaves in the Tea Plantation

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