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Chengdu-Transportation
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Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport Chengdu has one airport, the Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CSIA), in the southwest of Chengdu City. It is about 20 km (12 miles) from the center of Chengdu City. The facilities in the airport are complete.
    Chengdu is the transportation hub of Southwest China, providing access to Yunnan, Qinghai and Tibet. Flights are available to Kunming, capital of Yunnan Province about every 1 hour. Flights to Xining, capital of Qinghai Province, take about one and a half hours, with two-hour flights available to Lhasa, capital of Tibet.
    It is convenient to visit the Jiuzhaigou Scenic Spot by air from Chengdu, a 40-minute flight from CSIA to Jiuhuang (Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong) Airport with one-way airfare of about RMB 700 (Airport taxes and petrol excluded). Visitors are advised to book flights early for this popular trip if your time is very limited. Discounts may be available through hotels or travel agencies.
Note: Tourists bound for Chongqing and places inside Sichuan Province such as Jiuzhaigou must take flights from the old lobby of CSIA, a short distance away from the new one.
    A shuttle bus is available at 20-minute intervals from airport to city center, about 35 minutes, about RMB 10. The first bus starts at 5:00AM, starting point, Lantian Hotel Stop, at second section of Renmin South Road (beside China Southwest Airlines ticket office). If you accommodate at our youth hostel, then take a taxi about RMB 10 to get there.
    Taxi fare, RMB 60-70 --is reasonable price from airport to city center.
    Or you can just tell us your flight number and arrival time, Dreams Travel can assign the driver and car to pick you up at the airport, RMB 70 for one car.
Railway Station There are two train stations in Chengdu, but the main is the north station. It is about 8KM from the center of Chengdu city.
You can go to the center of Chengdu city by bus (16,99,28), if you want to lodge in Wenjun mansion or dreams-travel youth hostel, we’ll pick you up at the station and send you there free of charge
About the reservation of the tickets, you can contact our receptionist  
Bus Station     There are several bus stations in Chengdu, including Chengdu Bus Station (Wugui Bridge Bus Station), Xinnanmen Station, Ximen (Jinsha) Bus Station, Chadianzi Bus Station, Beimen (North Gate) Bus Station, and Gaosuntang Bus Station.
    Here is the brief introduction of the main bus stations, for the self-tour passengers, it is very convenient to take a bus from the bus station directly.
    Xinnanmen Bus Station, No. 57, Linjiang Road, provides bus service to some famous scenic spots, such as Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area, Mt. Leshan, and Mt. Emeishan, buses 6, 28, 49, 55 and 301 can get the bus station from Chengdu city.      
    Wugui Bridge Bus Station is near Tazishan Park, east part of Chengdu City. It provides bus service to Chongqing, Yibin City, Zigong County, Wanxian County, and Nanning City by expressway. For timesaving expressway service on high quality buses to Chongqin at the price of 120, the Wugui Bridge Bus Station is recommended.
    Chadianzi Bus Station is seated in the Second Ring Road of Chengdu. Buses here run mainly to the famous scenic spots and Tibetan areas in the west and north of Sichuan, including Wolong Panda Reserve, Danba County, Mt.Siguniangshan, Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area, and Mt. Qingcheng.Buses 79,4,98 can get there.
    Gaosuntang Bus Station is easily missed for its remote place from the Chengdu city, it provides buses to Lhasa, Tibet. It takes three days and two nights to run the whole distance at the price of more than RMB 620. At the same time, buses to Lanzhou, Xining, and Urumqi are available here. For the foreigners, we never recommend them choose this way to go to Tibet.
access by Air:
Direct flight from Europe to Chengdu: For those who want to discover the wonderful Southwest China, KLM launched direct flights between Amsterdam and Chengdu. The best online price is around Euro 570 including tax and charges. Visit www.klm.com. Travellers don‘t need to fly from Europe via Beijing, Hongkong or Shanghai to Chengdu, the capital of Southwest China. A good option for time and expense.
Every Wednesday and Sunday, the flight leaves at 20:40 from Amsterdam (Schiphol) and arrives in Chengdu the next day at 12:30. The return from Chengdu is scheduled at 14:00 every Monday and Thursday, arriving at Amsterdam the same day at 18:45 .
Domestic flights: Chengdu has frequent daily air connections with Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong, Hongkong, etc. Depending on the season, the airfare would drop to 40% of the original price. The fixed price for Shanghai-Chengdu is Y1610. The cheapest price I bought was Y640, just Y200 more expensive than the Chengdu-Shanghai train ticket. Chengdu has direct flights to some hot tourist destinations such as Lijiang, Lhasa, Zhangjiajie and Guilin. But one can only get up to 20% of discount on such flights.
Getting Around:
Taxi is not expensive in Chengdu. A ride costs normally Y7 to Y10 in downtown, and Y23 from Traffice Hotel to Chadianzi Bus Station on the outskirt of Chengdu.
Mount Emei Scenic Area, including Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area on World Heritage List.
The Leshan Giant Buddha:
160km from Chengdu at the confluence of three rivers, entrance ticket Y105. Build in the Tang Dynasty, more than one thousand years ago, the Giant Buddha is the world‘s largest statue of the Buddha. The tourist bus for Leshan leaves Xinnanmeng Bus Station at 8.10 every day. (Y43) The journey takes two hours. After visiting the Giant Buddha, many travelers head for Mt Emei. There are private mini-buses running between Leshan and Mt Emei. (Y12.5)
Mt Emei:
154km from Chengdu. Entrance ticket: Y120. An additional ticket (around Y20) is required for visiting each temple. There are regular buses running between Emei and Chengdu for two hours (Y35). There are many hotels near Baoguo Temple. A double room with bathroom and hot water starts from Y80/Y100. Check the room first. Other temples on the mountain provide simple accommodation.