Currently, the most convenient way to go to Jiuzhaigou
is to get to Chengdu
first, and transfer to Jiuzhaigou Huanglong Airport. There are many flights from major cities to Chengdu and Chongqing, and there are about 20 flights from Chengdu Shuangliu Airport to Huanglong Airport each day. It takes about 40 min to fly from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou. Chongqing Jiangbei Airport has only a few flights to Jiuzhaigou each day, and the flying time is about 1 hr.
Jiuhuang Airport is located in Songpan County, 88 km away from Jiuzhaigou Valley and 43 km from Huanglong National Park. It was opened to navigation on September 28, 2003. Except for Chengdu and Chongqing, it has also opened direct flights to Xian, Kunming, Zhangjiajie, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Shanghai in peak season. There are shuttle buses from the airport to Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong.
You can also go to Jiuzhaigou from Chengdu by bus. The ticket can be purchased at Xinnanmen Bus Station and Chadianzi Bus Station. You’d better buy the ticket one day in advance. It is about 7 to 9 hrs from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou by bus.
From Mianyang to Jiuzhaigou, you can buy ticket at Mianyang Pingzheng Bus Station. The buses depart every morning, driving for about 8 hrs.
If you do not catch the bus to Jiuzhaigou Valley, you can go to Jiuzhaigou County first. There are buses to Jiuzhaigou County each day from 6：30－12：00. Jiuzhaigou County is 40 km away from Jiuzhaigou Valley, and there are local buses between them.
There are 3 buses from Dujiangyan to Jiuzhaigou each day. Without traffic jams, it usually takes 8 to 9 hrs to get to Jiuzhaigou.
Note: currently, there is no bus from Chengdu, Mianyang, Jiuzhaigou to Huanglong National Park, you should take bus to Jiuzhaigou, Songpan, Chuanzhu Temple first, and then transfer to Huanglong National Park.
There are 2 station in Songpan County, one is Songpan Bus Station, the other is Aba Transportation Company Station. There are buses to Chengdu, Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong each day.
Chuanzhushi Town located at the crossroads of Songpan, Hongyuan, Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong, is a traffic hub. It is convenient to transfer from here.
Self Driving Routes
Jiuzhaigou is accessible from both west and east lines. The west line starts from Chengdu, passing by Dujiangyan, Wenchuan, Maoxian, Songpan to Jiuzhaigou. The whole jounery is 440km. The east line is from Chengdu, Mianyang, Jiangyou, Pingwu, Jiuzhaigou County to Jiuzhaigou Valley. It is 480km.
Self Driving Route:
2. Chengdu-Dujiangyan-Jiangyou-Pingwu-Jiuzhaigou County-Jiuzhaigou
4. Guangyuan-Wenxian-Jiuzhaigou County-Jiuzhaigou