Sichuan Province Transportation Guide
Address:Chengdu Metro Line 1
The project of the 9-line metro system started at 2005, but so far, only Line 1 is operating, Line 2 is under construction,and will be completed by the end of 2012. Construction of Line 3 is just going to start.
Tourists may have little chance to use the metro when travelling in Chengdu,due to its incomplete metro system.
Address:Chengdu East Railway Station, Yang Liu Dian Nan Lu, Cheng Hua Qu, Chengdu
Chengdu East Railway Station was open since May 8, 2011.the station is located on the east of Chengdu city, inside the 3rd ring road. it is the biggest station in West China.. it is very modern, somehow like an airport. Beside the train station a big bus station, the name is Chengdu Wuguiqiao Bus station. you can take buses from the railway station to the city center.
Address:Songpan County, Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous prefecture
Jiuzhaigou-Huanglong airport is short for Jiuhuang Airport. It was first time used in 28th Sep. 2003. because it is located in Chuangzhusi Town, it is also called Chuangzhusi Airport.
Aititude: 3448 above the sea level
Airport code: IATA— JZH；ICAO —ZUJZ
12 km away from Chuangzhusi Town, about 20 minutes drive.
Address:the foot of Emeishan Mountain
if you take a bus from Chengdu Xinnanmen station to Emeishan, the bus will stop at Baoguosi Bus staion, just beside it is the Emeishan sightseeing bus station. usually the tourists finish Emeishan trip , get off the sightseeing bus at the bus stion, and come out , right beside you can take the bus back to Chengdu.
Taxis in Chengdu start at Y5 and cost Y1.4 per kilometer. After 10 PM they begin at Y6 and cost Y1.7 per kilometer. After 7 kilometers the price goes up to Y2.1/km during the day and Y2.55/km after 10 PM. Make sure the driver resets the meter when you enter the cab.
Chengdu’s buses are somewhat sweaty and crowded, especially at rush hours. However, at only Y1 per ride, Y2 for double deckers, they are certainly an affordable means of transportation. The no. 16 and 99 buses are the most useful, travelling north/south on Renmin Lu between Chengdu’s north and south railway stations. Try to pick up an English city map at your hostel/hotel or one of the foreign language book stores. There is one at the intersection of the south 1st ring road and Kehua Beilu. These maps have a complete listing of bus routes.
The North Railway Station is the main train station is Chengdu’s main train station. It is located at the north end of the Renmin Lu, Chengdu’s main thoroughfare, at the junction with the north second ring road. Many buses go to the train station: 2, 9, 11, 16, 24, 27, 28, 34, 36, 44, 52, 54, 55, 64, 65, 70, 85, 303, and 402. Ticket windows are on the first floor of the station.
When traveling in Sichuan province you will likely be riding many buses. Sichuan’s railway system is rather incomplete when compared with other provinces in the east of China. Xinnanmen bus station is Chengdu’s most important bus station. Two to three buses depart every hour for major nearby tourist attractions such as the Great Buddha at Leshan (1.5 hours) and Emei Mountain (2 hours). There are also buses to more distant popular destinations such Jiuzhaigou (10-11 hrs), Kangding (7-9 hrs), and Daocheng (a few days!). A bus schedule is listed below.
Chengdu’s recently renovated airport is a 20-30 minute taxi ride from the city center or a 30-40 minute bus ride. Bus no. 303 to the airport can be picked up next to the Minshan Hotel on Renmin Nanlu a few hundred meters south of Tianfu Square. The bus ticket costs Y10.
As in most places in China, biking is an excellent way to get around for both visitors and locals alike. Chengdu is very flat, and plenty of wide bike lanes well separated from vehicular traffic make biking safe as well. You shouldn't worry too much about local Chinese bikers and mopeds, as I find most Chengdu residents ride at very easy, safe speeds. Most hostels are able to rent out bikes for usually no more than 20 Yuan per day.