How to Reach Chengdu, China

The Easiest Way to Reach Chengdu


  • By Air: Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport is located around 20 kilometres from city centre and there are regular flights to Chengdu from  Amsterdam, Bangkok, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Kathmandu, London, Mumbai, Osaka, Phnom Penh, Kuala Lumpur, San Francisco, Seoul, Singapore, Taipei, and Tokyo. Chengdu is also well-connected to most major cities in China. Once reached the airport, tourists can take the shuttle bus or a taxi to get to the city centre.
  • By Bus: Chengdu has three major bus stations namely- Chadianzi, New South Gate and Wuguiqiao. These stations serve buses to and from all the major destinations in China.
  • By Train: There are trains to Chengdu from major Chinese cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Xi'an and Kunming in Yunnan.


  • By Metro: The newest Chengdu transportation, some lines in the city are still under construction. Hop in for affordable and comfortable ride.
  • By Bus: Chengdu is well connected by bus networks spanning over the entire city. If staying for a longer duration, you can purchase a transit card for cashless travel within the city.
  • By Taxi: Taxis are readily available in the main areas and are rare to spot in some. Chengdu travel guide recommends negotiating the fares before getting in.
  • By motorized pedi-cab: Some of these are available and can take you to moderate distances.
  • By bi-cycles: If you are up for a fun-ride, you can hire a bi-cycle or ask for it at the hotel where you are staying.

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Modes of Transportation in Chengdu

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Chengdu. The most preferred mode of transport in Chengdu is Working from Home.

Average distance: 6 km Average time: 37.5 min

  • Bike 16.67%
    Bike 20 min Overall average time for 4 kms 20 min
  • Car 16.67%
    Driving 25 min Walking 10 min Overall average time for 7 kms 35 min
  • Walking 16.67%
    Walking 45 min Overall average time for 2 kms 45 min
  • Train/Metro 16.67%
    Train 30 min Waiting 10 min Other 10 min Overall average time for 11 kms 50 min

How to Reach Chengdu from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Chongqing to Chengdu 337.65 km 1 hour 57 mins
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