→ A is for Chengdu and B for Leshan Giant Buddha
The Giant Buddha of Leshan 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. As the biggest carved stone Buddha in the world, the Giant Buddha is featured in poetry, song and story.
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. Below list some useful transportation information from Chengdu to Leshan. Hope it is helpful to you tour plan.
By bus (not 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 bus/coach. Buses leave from Chengdu's Xinnanmen Bus Station every 20 minutes or so. The bus station is located on the southern side of the river on Lin Jiang Zhong Lu near Xin Nan Lu. The journey takes about 2 hours and cost you Y44. You will get off at Leshan Xiaoba Station. Once you arrive in Leshan Town you need to catch a local Bus 13 (only 1 yuan) to Big Buddha. Not much to see in Leshan Town so go direct to Giant Buddha.
Also, there are buses at Ximen or Chadianzi Bus Station leaving for Leshan, but the number of Chengdu-Leshan buses departing from these two stations is not so much. So you’d better to go to Chengdu's 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.
By train (not recommended)
The nearest train stations are in Emei and Jiajiang, both about forty minutes away by bus. To travel by train, get off at Emei station. This station is 10 kilometers (about six miles) away from the gate of Mt. Emei, and 31 kilometers (about 19 miles) away from Leshan City.
After get out from Emei station, catch a bus/coach at Emei Bus Station near the railway station, which will cost about 9 and it takes you to Leshan Bus Station. Then change to a local public bus like Bus 13 or 1 to get to Giant Buddha Scenic Area.