How to Get to Leshan Giant Buddha from Chengdu

A is for Chengdu and B for Leshan Giant Buddha
 

Where is Leshan Giant Buddha?

The Giant Buddha of Leshan, also known as Lingyun Buddha, is carved on Lingyun Hill, east of Leshan City, Sichuan Province, at the confluence of three rivers, namely, Min River, Qingyi River, and Dadu River. It is not far away from Mount Emei. It is 162 kilometers (about 100 miles) from Chengdu City to Leshan City if one travels by the expressway. The Buddha is a statue of Maitreya Buddha, with a height of 71 meters. As the biggest carved stone Buddha in the world, the Giant Buddha is featured in poetry, song and story.

 



How to Get to Leshan Giant Buddha from Chengdu? The transport of Leshan is quite convenient. TopChinaTravel can offer transfer service or tour package of Leshan Giant Buddha from Chengdu. Also, if you want to travel on your own, that is okay. Visitors can travel to Leshan Giant Buddha by bullet train, bus or car rental. Below list some useful transportation information from Chengdu to Leshan. Hope it is helpful to your Leshan tour plan.

 

By Bullet Train (Highly Recommended)

To see Leshan Giant Buddha in Leshan City, you need to get to Leshan City first. The best way to get to Leshan City from Chengdu is by bullet train. How to Get to Leshan Giant Buddha from Chengdu by train? No matter which direction you are in Chengdu, take the subway to Tianfu Square and then go to Chengdu East Railway Station.
 

There are 18 bullet trains depart from Chengdu East Railway Station to Leshan Railway Station every day. The journey takes about from 46m to 1h25m varying from different trains. The first train departs at 06:18 and the last one departs at 20:59. The ticket fare ranges from 54 to 162 yuan depending on which standard seat you are taking. After getting off the train at Leshan Railway Station, take a local public bus like Bus 3 or taxi to get to Giant Buddha Scenic Area.
 

By Bus

Bus is the one of the convenient ways to get to Leshan Giant Buhhda from Chengdu. How to Get to Leshan Giant Buddha from Chengdu by coach? Passengers can take the bus from Chengdu Xinnanmen Bus Station, Chengdu Chadianzi Bus Station, Shiyangchang Station, Ximen Bus Station and Shuangliu international airport bus terminal to Leshan.
 

Buses leave from Chengdu Xinnanmen Bus Station every 30 minutes from 8:10 to 19:35. The bus station is located at No. 57 Lin Jiang Zhong Road, Wuhou District, Chengdu. The journey takes about 2 hours. The bus can take you to Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area directly. And bus starts from Chadianzi Bus Station can also go directly to the Leshan scenic spot.



Also, there are buses at Ximen, Shiyangchang or Airport Passenger terminal Bus Station leaving for Leshan, but the number of Chengdu-Leshan buses departing from these stations is not so much. So, you’d better to go to Chengdu Xinnanmen Bus Station to catch a bus/coach. In the downtown of Leshan City, tourists can get to the Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area by taking public bus Nos. 3, 7, 8 and 13 or ferry.
 

Depart Station Arrival Station Operation Time Departure Time Price
Xinnanmen Bus Station Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area

8:10-19:35

every 30 minutes(shuttle) 34.50/36.50 RMB
Chadianzi Bus Station Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area

9:00-15:00

09:00, 09:30, 12:20, 15:00(shuttle) 42 RMB
Ximen Bus Station

Leshan Passenger Transport

Center Station

7:00-17:30

07:00, 08:00, 08:20, 09:30, 11:00, 12:30, 14:30, 15:30, 17:30

17/35 RMB

Shiyangchang

Bus Station

Leshan Passenger Transport

Center Station

7:25-19:00 every 25 minutes 44 RMB

Chengdu Airport

Passenger Station

Leshan Passenger Transport

Center Station

10:40-18:30 10:40,12:30,13:50,15:30,16:40,18:30 52 RMB


Note: the information is only for your reference.
 

By Car Rental

Car Rental is a comfortable way for traveling to Leshan, which will take you directly to the destinations without transfer. How to get to Leshan Giant Buddha from Chengdu by car rental? TopChinaTravel can offer transfer service with a professional tour guide or tour package of Leshan Giant Buddha from Chengdu. If you need, please feel free to send the details to sales@topchinatravel.com.
 

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