As the capital of Sichuan province, Chengdu enjoys a high reputation of as "The Land of Abundant" which means "Tian Fu Zhi Guo" in Chinese. Considered to be one of the economic center and as well as the transportation and communication hub in Western China, Chengdu has been equipped with massive modern transportation system in which Shuangliu International airport plays an major part.
The airport in Chengdu was recently ranked 4th in passenger volume and it is the busiest airline hub in southwest China. Besides, there are another two options to travel to Chengdu. You can travel to Chengdu by train or by bus. A journey on the train, could make the long-distance more enjoyable. Here you can get more information about how to travel to Chengdu, the city which you will refuse to leave once you are there.
By Air Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, located in the southeast of the city is about 16 km ( 10 mi ) from the city center.
It is the largest and busiest airline hub in southwest China and the only airport in Chengdu which has brought a lot of convenience for people's travel.
It serves flights from/to many major cities including: Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Nanjing and international flights that are included: Tokyo, Seoul, Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Kathmandu. With this massive transportation system, to get to the dreamy natural landscape in Jiuzhaigou it simply needs a 40-minutes' flight.
It takes only a 2-hours' flight journey from Chengdu to Lhasa will make you get closer to the heaven, cause the next moment you will set foot on the holy land of Tibet, the roof of the world.
By Train Chengdu train connections are available to Kuming in Yunnan, Chongqing and Xi'an. Currently the city has three stations in service: the North, South and East railway stations.
Every city in Sichuan has train connections to Chengdu in the local train station. After visiting Sichuan province's natural wonders and historic attractions, like the Giant Stone Buddha at Leshan Mountain and Mt. Emei, a comfortable and low-cost train trip will get you to Chengdu.
All you need to do is just enjoy the scenery outside the window along the way and enjoy the excitement of making new friends on the train.
By Bus Chengdu is the largest hub of highway transport in southwestern China, There are 6 national highways joining in Chengdu: national highway 108, 213, 317, 318, 319 and 321 which connects to many domestic cities including Kunming and Chongqing. Many tourist scenic spots like Jiuzhaigou-Huanglong, Daocheng county and Emei Mountain have buses coming to Chengdu on a regular basis. Traveling by coach is a good way to save your time and makes you linger in Sichuan's beautiful landscapes a little longer.
As the transportation hub in the southwest China, Chengdu is not merely a launching point for many top attractions in China, but also a transfer stop for a break, what's more it is a terminal where you can find pleasance. The city features historic place of interest such as the Thatched Cottage of Du Fu, Wuhou Memorial Temple and Wenshu Monastery, etc. The natural habitat of giant pandas, Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Center is a must-see in Chengdu. Once you're here, the city is going to make you reluctant to leave.