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Jiuzhaigou Transportation

Jiuzhaigou nestles among great mountains, and is isolated from other cities in Sichuan Province. Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan, remains the gateway to Jiuzhaigou. There are both flights and buses connecting Chengdu with Jiuzhaigou.

From Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou

Jiuzhai Huanglong AirportJiuzhai Huanglong Airport

By Air to Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport

  • Airport name in Chinese: 九寨黄龙机场; or 九黄机场 for short
  • Location: Chuanzhusi Town in Songpan County, about 88 km from Jiuzhaigou and 43 km from Huanglong.
  • Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou flights: about 10 flights a day, 1 hour's duration

Transportation between the airport and Jiuzhai Valley — 1 hour's drive

Airport buses run between the airport and Jiuzhai Valley. The journey takes about an hour. At the time of writing, it costs 45 yuan for a single trip, and 80 yuan for a round-trip. The cost of hiring a bus is about 200 yuan; though bargaining is essential for a good deal.

By Bus

Jiuzhaigou is about 440 km from Chengdu. The bus journey takes about 8 hours. There are two main bus stations in Chengdu running buses to Jiuzhaigou. Make sure with the station staff that your bus will stop at the Valley (and not just the city).

From Xinnanmen Bus Station (新南门车站) in Chengdu

  • Location: about 2 km southeast of Tianfu Square (city center), 10 yuan by taxi approx.
  • Departure times: 7:10, 7:30, 7:50, 8:00, 8:05, and 8:40 hrs
  • Price: 138 yuan

From Chadianzi Bus Station (茶店子车站) in Chengdu

  • Location: about 8 km northwest of Tianfu Square (city center), 25 yuan by taxi approx.
  • Departure time: 8:00 hrs
  • Price: 123 yuan

Be aware that tickets are only sold one day before departure. Buses departing from Xinnanmen are generally newer and in better condition than those from Chadianzi. Natural scenery on the journey is beautiful, with valleys, lush mountains and snow-capped mountains in the distance.

Flights to Jiuzhaigou from Other Domestic Cities:


There are also direct flights to Jiuzhaigou from some popular domestic cities: Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Chongqing, Zhengzhou, and Shijiazhuang. If you would like to fly to Jiuzhaigou from one of these cities, please check with your travel advisor for exact flight times.

From Dujiangyan Bus Center to Jiuzhaigou

Dujiangyan Panda Base offers volunteer programs for panda lovers. If you'd like to go to Jiuzhaigou from Dujiangyan, don't miss the bus. The journey takes about 8½ hours.

  • Departure times: 8:00 and 10:20 hrs
  • Price: 98 yuan

Buses Leaving from Jiuzhaigou to Main Destinations Nearby

  • Bus station: Jiuzhaigou Kou Tourist Bus Center (九寨沟口旅游客运中心)
  • Location: about 5 minutes' walk from Jiuzhai Valley National Park
To Departure time (hrs) Price (yuan) Duration (hours)
Chengdu 6:40, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 9:30 138 8
Songpan 7:30 37 2
Huanglong 7:30 45 2.5

Jiuzhai Valley National Park Electric Sightseeing Bus

Electric sightseeing busA sightseeing bus in Jiuzhai Valley

As the park is very large and you can end up very tired if you walk all day, there are sightseeing buses inside the park, costing 100 yuan per person. You can get on and off the different sightseeing buses as many times as you want in a day. And the buses follow a route which goes to and stops at the main attractions in the park.

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