How to Get to Panda Base from Chengdu

Where is Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding?

Address: 1375 Xiongmao Avenue Chenghua, Chengdu, Sichuan, China, 610081

Address in Chinese: #1375, 熊猫大道, 成都,四川。

Giant Panda Breeding Base is located about 13 km out of Chengdu City. You are able to get real close-up to some pandas and photograph them as well as the so-called lesser red pandas which really look and act like raccoons.

How to get to Panda Base from Chengdu

By Tourist Bus

►From Kuai Zhai Alley to Panda Base
There are tourist buses running between Panda base and Kuai Zhai Alley every day. Buses from Kuai zhai alley to the base running from 08:30 to 14:30, departs every hour; buses return from the base running from 09:30 to 17:30,depart every hour. For tourists to easily get to Chengdu Panda Base, Chengdu has opened 5 Panda Express Lines so that tourist could take bus to the base. 
 

By Metro Line 

►Take Line 3 to Xiongmao Avenue then change to take Panda Express Line 5 to Panda Base
For tourist based in downtown area, it's easy for you to hop on line 2 at the Tianfu Square(天府广场), afterwhich you should change to line 3 at the Chunxi Rd Station(春熙路站). After 8 stop later, you should get off at the Xiongmao Avenue Station(熊猫大道站),then take Panda Express Line 5 to reach the base.

►From Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport to Panda Base
Tourists could take Metro Line 10, transfer to Line 3 at Tai Ping Yuan Station, and get off at Panda Avenue Station( Xiongmao Dadao), get out from Exit A. Walk to Panda Avenue Bus Station, take Panda Express Line 5, and get off at Chengdu Panda Base Station. At last, walk about 250 meters to get to there. Or tourists could take shuttle bus directly from Chengdu Airport to Chengdu Panda Base.
 

By Public Bus

►From Chengdu downtown to Panda Base
You can take a bus in downtown to Zoo Bus Stop, and then transfer to Bus 87 or 198A to Panda Base Bus Stop. The trip will take an estimated 1 hour and 30 minutes. Or Take Bus 60 from Xinnanmen Tourism Coach Station and get off at Longqing Road Shulong Road. Then walk along the Panda Avenue for about several minutes to the panda center.

►From Chengdu North Railway Station to Panda Base
Take Bus 9 to Zoo Bus Stop, and then transfer to Bus 87 or 198A to Panda Base Bus Stop. The trip, covering 11 kilometers, will take one hour.

Or take bus 1, 32, 71, 53, 63, 49, 64, 69, 70, 83, 156 to Zhaojuesi Bus Stop. Then change to Bus 198 to Panda center.

By Taxi

►From Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport to Panda Base
Take a taxi from Shuangliu International Airport to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, which will cost you about RMB 100 regardless of traffic jam. The information is provided for your reference only.

►From Chengdu Downtown to Panda Base
Taking a taxi from downtown to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding will charge you about RMB 50 regardless of traffic jam. The information is provided for your reference only.

►From Chengdu North Railway Station to Panda Base
Taking a taxi from Chengdu North Railway Station to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding will charge you about RMB 30 regardless of traffic jam. The information is provided for your reference only.

Travel Guide

  • Opening hours: 07:30 am -18:00 pm, all year round
  • Ticket price: RMB 55 per person;
  • Ticket for motor-driven tour bus: 10 yuan per person.
  • Booking hotline: +86-028-83510119
  • Going to the research base at in the morning is advised as there is more chance to see panda babies bathing under the sun
  • Snacks or energy bars are also advised if you don't plan to eat lunch near the base, becasue the price there is a bit higher than that of downtown.
     
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