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Jiuzhaigou Transportation

Now, it is much easier for travelers to get to Jiuzhaigou National Park. This paradise on earth is accessible by flight and long-distance buses. If taking airplane, there are direct flights from Beijing, Xian, Guangzhou and some other cities to Jiuzhaigou. If not direct flights from your gateway city in China, you can transfer from Chengdu or Chongqing to Jiuzhaigou Jiuhuang Airport. If you choose to take train, you also need to get to Chengdu first and then take long-distance bus to Jiuzhaigou, which will take about 10 hrs. The road to Jiuzhaigou is dangerous. Therefore, if you don’t have experience of driving in the mountains, we do not recommend self-driving tour there. 
 
In Jiuzhaigou Valley, there are green sightseeing shuttle buses connecting each scenic spot in the scenic area.
 

How to go to Jiuzhaigou Valley

By Air


By far, direct flights have been opened from Jiuzhaigou to Beijing, Xian, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Zhengzhou and other cities. Due to the limited number of direct flights in Jiuzhaigou Airport, many travelers still have to get in and out of Jiuzhaigou via Chengdu or Chongqing. There are a dozen daily flights from Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport and Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport to Jiuzhaigou. The flight time from Chengdu to JIuzhaigou is about 1 hour, and about 1 hour and 20 minutes from Chongqing to Jiuzhaigou. 

Jiuzhaigou flight schedule
 

Jiuzhaigou departure

Flight number

Schedule


Jiuzhaigou arrival

Flight number

Schedule

Air fare (based on US dollars, tax  included)

 
 
 
 
 

Flights from Jiuzhaigou to Chengdu

 

CA4492

(07:55 - 08:55)

Every Tues., Fri. and Sun.

 
 
 
 
 

Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou flights

CA4491

(06:05 - 07:15)

Every Tues., Fri. and Sun.

 
 
 
 
244
8L9602

(09:10 - 10:15)

Daily
8L9601

(07:25 - 08:30)

Daily
CA4488/SC4488TV6448/ZH4488

(11:35 - 12:35)

Daily
8L9621

(11:20 - 12:25)

Daily
8L9622

(13:20 - 14:20)

Daily
3U8607

(13:50 - 14:55)

Daily
3U8608

(15:40 - 16:40)

Daily
CA4487

(18:40 - 20:00)

Daily
3U8606

(21:15 - 22:15)

Daily
3U8606

(18:50 - 20:00)

Daily

Flights from Jiuzhaigou to Chongqing

3U8610

(08:15 - 09:35)

Every Mon. and Thurs.

 
 
 

Chongqing  to Jiuzhaigou flights

3U8609

(06:05 - 07:30)

Every Mon. and Thurs.

222
CA4526
(09:55 - 11:20)
Daily
CA4526

(07:45 - 09:10)

Daily
CZ8182/OQ2382

(14:30 - 15:50)

Daily
CZ8181

(12:20 - 13:45)

Daily
3U8026/G56515

(23:25 - 00:50)

Daily
3U8025

(13:55 - 15:10)

Daily

Flights from Jiuzhaigou to Beijing

CA4121/ZH4121
(20:45 - 23:20)
Daily

Beijing to Jiuzhaigou  flights

CA4122/ZH4122

(17:05 - 20:00)

Daily
302

Flights from Jiuzhaigou to Xian

MU2317

(07:05 - 08:25)

Daily
 
 
 

Xian to Jiuzhaigou  flights

MU2318

(09:05 - 10:25)

Daily
132
MU2367

(08:45 - 10:20)

Daily
MU2368

(11:00 - 12:25)

Daily
3U8613/G56598

(14:45 - 16:10)

Daily
3U8614/G56599

(21:50 - 23:10)

Daily
3U8635/G56600

(20:20 - 21:45)

Daily
3U8636/G56601

(22:30 - 23:55)

Daily

Flights from Jiuzhaigou to Guangzhou

CA4393

(21:15 - 23:55)

Daily

Guangzhou to Jiuzhaigou  flights

CA4394

(13:55 - 15:10)

Daily

Please be noted: Displayed flight schedules are for reference only and subject to change without prior notice. Please refer to the official schedule while reserving your flight.
 

Jiuzhaigou Huanglong Airport is still 88 km (55 miles) away from the entrance of Jiuzhaigou Valley Natural Reserve (1.5 hours by driving), and 50 km (31 miles) away from Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area (1 hour by driving).

  • From Jiuhuang Aiport to Jiuzhaigou, the shuttle bus will cost you about 45 yuan per person and it takes 1.5 -2 hrs to get there.
     
  • From Jiuhuang Aiport to Huanglong, the shuttle bus will cost you about 22 yuan per person and it takes 1 -1.5 hrs to get there.  


The shuttle bus usually departs when full of passengers. In off season, the shuttle bus may not take passengers. So, you’d better reserve a taxi or a private transfer in advance. The taxi fee is around 250 CNY in off-season and 300 to 400 CNY in peak season.

By Long-distance Bus

 
There are direct buses from Chengdu, Mianyang, Dujiangyan and other cities to Jiuzhaigou. You’d better buy the ticket one day in advance. The driving time is around 8 to 10 hrs. You should make sure that where you going as Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve and Jiuzhaigou County are not the same place.
 
From Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou
 
Option 1: Chengdu New South Gate Bus Station (Xinanmen Bus Station)
 
Departure: 06:30-8:00 p.m.
Schedule: one to three regular buses or above each day
Bus fare: 100-170 CNY
Address: Xinnanmen, No.57, Linjiang Road, Wuhou District, Chengdu

Option 2: Chadianzi Bus Station
Departure: 06:10-8:00 p.m.
Bus fare: 120-170 CNY
Schedule: several buses each day, depending on the season and time
Address: No.289, Wuduan, West Sanhuan Road, Chengdu (passengers can take Subway No.2 to get there)
Tips: there are also buses to Chuanzhusi.
rom Jiuzhaigou to Chengdu
 
Six buses departing at 06:20, 07:00, 07:30, 08:00, 08:10 and 08:30 (for reference only) take passengers from Jiuzhaigou to Chengdu New South Gate Bus Station or Chadianzi Bus Station. The bus fare is around 145 CNY.
 
From Jiuzhaigou to Mianyang
 
Three regular buses departing at 06:30, 07:20, and 08:20 (for reference only) connect Jiuzhaigou and Mianyang. The bus fare is around 103 CNY.
 

Chartered Bus

 
From Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou, chartered bus costs about 1000 - 2000 CNY, and about 250 – 300 CNY per person. If driving in night, it will be more expensive. Dajiuzhai Circle Line is an important tourism trunk, which is 913 km long with the starting point Chengdu and terminal point Jiuzhaigou. It can be divided into East Line and West Line.
 
West Line: Chengdu-Dujiangyan-Wenchuan-Maoxian-Songpan-Chuanzhushi-Jiuzhaigou (430 km)
 

East Line: Chengdu-Guanghan-Deyang-Mianyang-Jianyou-Pingwu-Jiuzhaigou County-Jiuzhaigou (520 km)

 

Jiuzhaigou Local Traffic

Sightseeing Bus

 
In Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area, the most continent way is taking sightseeing bus. The price of the sightseeing bus is about 90 CNY in peak season and 80 CNY in off season. You can buy the ticket at ticket office. The ticket could only be used in the scenic area and can not be used when you enter the scenic area for the second time. The service time of the buses is 07:30 – 19:00.
 
The sightseeing buses run circularly between Shuzheng Valley, Rize Valley, Zhechawa Valley. 
 
  • The last bus from Nuorilang Waterfall to Jiuzhaigou departures at 19:00.
  • The last bus from Chang Sea to Nuorilang Waterfall departures at 16:30.
  • The last bus from Primitive Forest to Nuorilang Waterfall departures at 18:00.
 

Getting around Jiuzhaigou by bus or taxi


There are many interesting scenic or historical attractions nearby Jiuzhaigou Valley, including Huanglong National Park, Muni Valley, Godness Lake, Songpan Old Town, Langmusi, etc. The direct buses only link Jiuzhaigou with Huanglong, Chuanzhusi and Songpan, so for travelers making the way to other scenic areas, you have to transfer to another bus in Songpan or Chuanzhusi. Or you can take a taxi or charter bus to travel around. 
 
From Jiuzhaigou Bus Terminal (500m from the entrance of Jiuzhaigou Valley)
 
  • To Huanglong (144km / 89 miles, about 2 hours’ drive): There are regular buses in the peak season. The bus fare is around 40 CNY
  • To Songpan (about 1.5 hours’ drive): The bus departs at around 07:20. The bus fare is around 27CNY.
  • To Chuanzhusi (about 30 minutes’ drive): The bus departs at around 07:20. The bus fare is around 24CNY.
 

Hiking on Plank Road

 
Hiking in Jiuzhaigou can be a little tired but you can appreciate the beauty of the landscape better and more flexible. Some scenic spots are close to each other, so you can walk.
 
The plank road is closed from the early or middle of November and opened in March or April the next year. It will be just partly closed. The roads near Pear Shoal, Five Color Pool, Five-Flower Lake and Shuzheng Qunhai are still passable.