Jiuzhaigou can be reached by many transport modes, such as plane, train or long0distance bus. But in terms of overall cost, it is the quickest and most convenient way to fly to Chengdu or Chongqing and then take a long-distance bus to the scenic spot. If you choose to take the train, you also need to go to Chengdu first and then take a coach to get to Jiuzhaigou because there is no train station neither in Jiuzhangou county, nor Aba Prefecture. In the Jiuzhaigou scenic area, you can take the green sightseeing buses or just walk on the gallery roads in the scenic spot.
How to Get There & Away
It is the most convenient way to fly to Chengdu or Chongqing first, and then transfer to Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport, which will take about 40 minutes to fly between Chengdu and Jiuzhaigou. Located in the town of Chuanzhusi, Songpan County, it is about 90 kilometers from Jiuzhaigou. Besides Chengdu and Chongqing, it has opened direct flights during the peak season to Xi 'an, Kunming, Zhangjiajie, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Beijing and Shanghai Flight schedules often change so please feel free to contact us to get the exactly information about the routes.
How to get to scenic spots:
- Airport Shuttle Bus:There are two airport shuttle bus lines:
1.Jiuhuang Airport-Jiuzhaigou, costing about 45RMB
2.Jiuhuang Airport-Huanglong-Jiuzhaigou, costing about 90RMBThere is no specific departure time for the shuttle bus. It departs only when filled up. Sometimes the buses will be canceled during the off-season.
It is very convenient to take taxi from the airport to the Jiuzhaigou, costing about 200-300RMB.
At present, there are no direct trains to Jiuzhaigou. You have to go to Chengdu or Guangyuan, Jiangyou first and then take another vehicles transfering to Jiuzhaigou, very inconvenient.
By Long-distance Bus
There are regular buses running to Jiuzhaigou from Chengdu, Mianyang, Dujiangyan, etc. It is suggested to travel from Chengdu with more tickets. Chengdu is the most common and popular hub to get to Jiuzhaigou, taking about 8-10 hours under normal weather and traffic conditions.
You can take the long-distance bus from Chadianzi Bust Station, Xinnanmen Bus Station, or Ximen Bus Station in Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou, costing about 120-150RMB. It is much better to buy the ticket one day in advance.
- Chengdu Chadianzi Bus Station
Address: Yangxi Flyover, Thr Ring Road, Jinniu District, Chengdu
- Chengdu Xinnanmen Bus Station
Address: No 57, Lingjiang Road, Jingjiang District, Chengdu
- Chengdu Ximen Bus Station
Address: No 22, Xian South Road, Jinniu District, Chengdu
In Jiuzhaigou, there are two bus stations, namely Jiuzhaigou Gate Tourist Tranportation Center and Jiuzhaigou Bus Station. Make sure that where you are going is Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area or Jiuzhaigou County, which are not the same place.
- Jiuzhaigou Gate Tourist Tranportation Center
Address: 2km to the gate of Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area
- Jiuzhaigou Bus Station
Address: Located in Jiuzhaigou County, about 75km away from Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area
How to Get Around
By Sightseeing Bus
When visiting Jiuzhaigou scenic area, the most continent way getting around is to take sightseeing bus, costing about 90RMB in peak season and 80RMB in off-season. The ticket could only be useful in the scenic area and cannot work a second time. The sightseeing buses keep running between Shuzheng Valley, Rize Valley, Zhechawa Valley. The service time is 08:00-19:00, which maybe adjusted in off-season. Ask for confirmation in advance.
There are many other interesting attractions nearby Jiuzhaigou, such as Huanglong National Park, Songpan Old Town, Muni Valley, etc. There are direct buses only between Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong. Songpan and Chuanzhusi are the main transfer spots to other scenic areas. Or you can take a taxi or rent a car to travel around.
Taxies and private cars are not allowed entering the scenic area. The taxis outside the scenic area are available with starting fee of 5 or 6RMB within 2 kilometers.