Chengdu is the regional hub for southwest China and can be easily reached by international travelers coming from overseas. In addition, due to its central location and regional prominence, Chengdu is the likely launching point for tourists setting out for western China's many attractions by air, by train and by bus, including trips to Lhasa and the Tibet Autonomous Region, travel to Sichuan province's many natural wonders and historic attractions, and even travel to lesser regional centers, such as Xining, Kunming, and Nanning.
Chengdu is serviced by Shuangliu International Airport, with flights to domestic locations including Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Nanjing, and international flights that include: Tokyo, Seoul, Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Kathmandu. Chengdu's three train stations also connect the city to a number of regional and national lines, making low-cost and efficient travel available to adventures seekers and budget travellers. The city has a five main long-distance coach stations which serve specific regions of Sichuan and bordering provinces, including many of Sichuan's attractions without airports.