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How to Get from Chengdu to Mount Emei (Emeishan)

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Located 165 kilometers away from Chengdu, Mount Emei is a popular destination for a Chengdu side trip. The mountain is characterized by lofty ancient trees, impressive waterfalls, pristine brooks, and numerous Buddhist temples. Read our information to discover how to get to Mount Emei from Chengdu.

1. Chengdu to Mount Emei by Train

Mount Emei is located in Emeishan, a county-level city administered by the prefecture-level city Leshan. There are two railway stations in Emeishan:

  • Emeishan Railway Station: This station has trains running to Mount Emei Scenic Area. Make sure you use Emeishan Railway Station when you book your ticket as it is the closest one to Mount Emei Scenic Area.
  • Emei Railway Station: This station has trains running to the city.

There are 12 pairs of bullet trains running between Chengdu and Mount Emei every day. The journey takes about 1 to 1½ hours.

Chengdu to Emeishan

Train No. Departure Station Arrival Station Departure Time
C6253 Chengdu East Railway Station Emeishan 06:18
C6257 Chengdu East Railway Station Emeishan 07:07
C6301 Chengdu East Railway Station Emeishan 09:28
C6303 Chengdu East Railway Station Emeishan 11:00
C6305 Chengdu East Railway Station Emeishan 12:32
C6287 Chengdu East Railway Station Emeishan 14:09
C6271 Chengdu South Railway Station Emeishan 14:55
C4107 Chengdu East Railway Station Emeishan 15:39
C6313 Chengdu East Railway Station Emeishan 16:25
C6309 Chengdu East Railway Station Emeishan 17:01
C6281 Chengdu East Railway Station Emeishan 19:09
G8681 Chengdu South Railway Station Emeishan 20:59

Emeishan to Chengdu

Train No. Departure Station Arrival Station Departure Time
G8682 Emeishan Chengdu South Railway Station 06:42
C6302 Emeishan Chengdu South Railway Station 07:45
C6258 Emeishan Chengdu East Railway Station 09:05
C6306 Emeishan Chengdu South Railway Station 11:37
C6308 Emeishan Chengdu South Railway Station 12:36
C6310 Emeishan Chengdu South Railway Station 14:12
C6288 Emeishan Chengdu South Railway Station 15:31
C6270 Emeishan Chengdu East Railway Station 16:52
D4108 Emeishan Chengdu South Railway Station 17:51
C6314 Emeishan Chengdu South Railway Station 18:04
C6278 Emeishan Chengdu South Railway Station 19:20
C6282 Emeishan Chengdu East Railway Station 20:54

When you arrive at Emeishan Railway Station, you can take bus 5A or 12 to Baoguo Temple, which is the main gate to Mount Emei Scenic Area. The journey takes about 40 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a taxi, which only takes about 10 minutes to reach the scenic spot.

Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport to Mount Emei

Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport has a railway station at Basement 2 in Terminal 2. You can get to Emeishan Railway Station from Shuangliu Airport Railway Station without leaving the airport. For flight passengers’ convenience, there are seven high-speed trains departing from Shuangliu Airport Railway Station every day.

Train No. Departure Time Duration
C6301 09:28 1 h 22 min
C6305 12:32 1 h 4 min
C6271 14:55 1 h 22 min
C6313 16:25 1 h 4 min
C6309 17:01 1 h 30 min
C6281 19:09 1 h 4 min
G8681 20:59 1 h 4 min

2. Chengdu to Mount Emei by Bus

It takes about 2 to 3 hours to get to Emeishan from Chengdu by long-distance bus. Xinnanmen Bus Station and Chengdu East Bus Station operate the most buses to Emeishan. A bus ticket costs from 42 to 57 yuan.

You should choose a bus heading to Mount Emei Scenic Area as some buses will arrive at Emeishan Passenger Traffic Center (which is also called Emeishan Jiuzhu Bus Station). If you arrive at Emeishan Passenger Traffic Center, you can take a taxi ride for 25 minutes to get to the scenic area.

There is a tourist bus heading to Mount Emei Scenic Area from the Wide and Narrow Alleys (Kuanzhai Xiangzi). It departs at 06:55 every day.

Xinnanmen Bus Station (新南门汽车站)

Address: 2 Xinnan Road, Wuhou District, Chengdu (成都市武侯区新南路2号)

It is 2 kilometers southeast of Tianfu Square (which is in the city center) and costs about 10 yuan to get there by taxi. It is near Exit C at Xinnanmen Station on Metro Line 3.

Chengdu East Bus Station (成都东站汽车客运站)

Address: Qionglaishan Road, Chenghua District, Chengdu (成都市成华区邛崃山路)

It is 10 kilometers east of Tianfu Square, which is 30 minutes away by taxi. You can use Chengdu East Railway Station on Metro Line 2 to get there.

3. Chengdu to Mount Emei by Private Transportation

A private car will escort you directly from Chengdu to Mount Emei Scenic Area, being efficient and comfortable. You will be accompanied by an English-speaking guide during the whole trip. Your ticket will be arranged in advance for you, and you can travel at your own pace. The journey will take about 2 hours.

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