Daocheng Transportation

There is neither flight or rail track connecting Daocheng with the rest of China. The only option is by long distance bus.

From Chengdu to Daocheng

There are two routes:
1: Chengdu-Ya'an-Luding – Kangding – Xinduqiao – Daocheng
2. Chengdu – Doujiangyan – Wolong – Mt. Siguniang – Danba – Tagong – Xindouqiao – Daocheng

The second route was badly destroyed by the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake. Now the most used route is the first one.

There are two departures from Chengdu Xinnan Men Bus Station to Daocheng. The journey takes two days and need to stay overnight at Kandging.

Shangri-la to Daocheng

There are daily buses from Shangri-la Town to Daocheng. Travel from Shangri-la to Daocheng takes only one day. Part of the road is dirt road.

Daocheng Bus Station

There are buses from Daocheng to Kangding, Chengdu, Shangri-la and Yading.

Daocheng to Yading

The road from Daocheng to Yading is flat, paved with cement. Travel from Daocheng to Yading takes about 3 hours.

Questions and Answers About Daocheng Transportation

bowbyspice@gmail.com 2013-09-07
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To explore Yading, how many days should we spend there?
Hi, We usually suggest 2 nights stay in Yading. If you need, we could arrange a Daocheng, Yading tour for you. When you would take the tour? Regards, Coco guest replied on 2013-09-09
Sulaiman 2012-10-08
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Hello, on 31st of October I will be in checgdu for a photographic visit of the Autumn season around sichuan in China. I would also go for a trip to Daocheng Yading, do you think the time is not too late to capture the beauty of Autumn colours in Daocheng Yading NP? Best regrards, Sulaiman from Oman

It is OK to go to Daocheng Yading  area in early November. The Autumn colours should be there.

Leon Long replied on 2012-10-09
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