are both hot destinations for tourists from domestic and abroad. Jiuzhaigou is located in the north part of Chengdu. Taking a plane is one of convenient ways from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou, but it is only available in summer and autumn. Here, you will find Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou flights information and travel tips of the two destinations for your reference. Hoping these are helpful to you China tour.
Flight Between Chengdu and Jiuzhaigou
Flights from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou are usually operated by Air China, Hainan Airlines, Lucky Airlines, Sichuan Airlines and some other airline companies. The flights usually depart around 6:00 am and 7:00 am in early morning or at 1:00 am to 2:00 pm in the afternoon. There is no flihgt after 6:00 pm.
Flights land or takes off in Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CTU)
and Jiuzhaigou Huanglong Airport (JZH)
. There are about 10 flights flying between the two place (November 7, 2014). There are more flights in busy season from April to October than in off season from November to late March.
►For the flights to Jiuzhaigou, except for Chongqing and Chengdu, other cities may just have flights in peak season, if you travel to Jiuzhaigou in off season, pls check the flights first.
►The peak season of Jiuzhaigou tourism is from July to October, and there are as many as 10-20 flights a day in the peak season. The earliest flights are around 6 o 'clock in the morning and the latest flights are around 10 o 'clock at night, while the off-season time is relatively reduced.
About Airports in Chengdu and Jiuzhaigou
Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport
(IATA: CTU, ICAO: ZUUU) is the major international airport serving Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China. It is located about 16 kilometers southwest of downtown Chengdu to the north of Shuangliu County. About the transport of the airport, you can visit How to Get to City Center from Chengdu Shuangliu Airport
serves two major scenic places of interest in this area, namely Huanglong National Park, 53 kilometers away, and Jiuzhaigou Valley, 88 kilometers away. The transport between the airport and the scenic spot is quite complicated. It is higly recoommended to book a private car for the transferring in advance. It takes about 3 hours to get to Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic area from the airport. One can visit more at How to Get to Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area from Jiuzhaigou Airport
to find out more.
Tips for Travel to Jiuzhaigoui and Chengdu
► Booking air tickets
It is highly recommended to book air ticket as soon as possible in advance, not only to get a cheaper price, but also to guarantee the availability of the ticket. You'd better check out the Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou flights information at the airline website, once the tickets are sold out your travel plan may be influenced. If you want to visit Hulong Scenic Area on your arrival in Jiuzhaigou airport, you'd better take a morning flihgt at around 6:00 am or 7:00 am.
► Domestic Travel High Season
The most crowded seasons in China are Chinese Spring Festival (usually in late Jan or early Feb.), International Labor Day (May 01 to 03) and National Day (Oct 01-07). Spring Festival and the National Day golden week are the most crowded time for travelling. Try to avoid to visit in these period, for it is hard to buy air tickets and inside the scenic spot is quite crowded.
► Best Travel Time:
Travel to Jiuzhaigou: The best time to visit Jiuzhaigou is in the late Spring and the Autumn, especially in Aprils, Mays, Septembers, and Octobers. At this time, the water resource is very adequate, lots of waterfalls and brook here and there.
Besides, the winter also can be a good season for appreciating snow vies of Jiuzhaigou, but during this time, whether you could go to Jiuzhaigou or not is depending on the weather, no flights will be served because of the snow days. So, before flying to Chengdu, please check out the Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou flights.
Travel to Chengdu: Best time to visit Chengdu in Sichuan Province will be from March to June and from September to November. It is warm and wet all year. The annual temperature averages 16°C. To summarize the climate of Chengdu, it has “an early Spring, hot Summer, cool Autumn and relatively warm Winter”. It is very misty all year, and the sunny days are few. July and August are the hottest time in Chengdu.
Recommended Chengdu and Jiuzhaigou Tour