Chengde Transportation

Getting there

Air

As Chengde is so close to Beijing, about 180 kilometers (112 miles) from Beijing Capital International Airport, there is only a small-scale airport in the south of the city. Only non-scheduled chartered flights operate between these two cities from time to time. Therefore, you can take the long-distance bus from Chengde bus station to Beijing and take a plane from Beijing Capital International Airport in accordance with your needs. The journey will take between 3 and 4hours to Beijing and the ticket price is CNY 50.
 

Train

Chengde railway station
Square in front of Railway Station
Local railway station lies on Wulie Lu in the southeast of the city. Routes include Jingcheng (rails liking Beijing), Shicheng (rails liking Shijiazhuang), Shencheng (rails liking Shenyang) and Chenglong (rails liking Longhua County) railways convergeon this station. There are now trains to Beijing, Tianjin, Shijiazhuang, Shenyang, Baotou, Dandong, Ulanhot, Chifeng, Tongliao and Jinzhou available from the railway station.

The city is 230 kilometers (143 miles) from Beijing, so you can use Beijing asa transfer station. Tourists can take trains from Beijing to destinations all over China with tickets purchased from Chengde Railway Station as it has linked to the ticket network for the main stations in Beijing.

The trains from Beijing to Chengde takes about 5-7 hours on the way. Ticket fare is around CNY130 for a soft sleeper, CNY90 for a hard sleeper, and CNY40 for a hard seat.
Inquiries Phone of Local Train Station: 0314-7622602, 7622362
 

Long-distance Bus

The highway links of the city are very convenient and include the Jingcheng Tourist Highway, Weicheng Highway (Weichang County to Chengde) and three national highways linking the city with Beijing, Tianjin, Liaoning, and Inner Mongolia, etc. It will take you 3.5 hours to travel from Beijing to the city via the Jingcheng Tourist Highway.

There are three long-distance buses that run to nearby cities such as Beijing,Tianjin, Shijiazhuang, and Zhangjiakou daily from there. Mini buses run every 30 minutes from 06:00 until 16:00 between Chengde Long-distance Bus Station and Beijing Xizhimen Long-distance Station daily.

In addition, regular bus services link every county of the city departing from Western Bus Station and Northern Bus Station daily.
Some destinations from the Western Bus Station: Weichang County, Longhua County, Fengning, Luanping County, depart every 15 minutes.
Destinations from the Northern Bus Station include Pingquan County, Chifeng, Chengde County (Xiabancheng Town), and depart every 15 minutes.

Getting around
 

City-Bus

This city is not big, so you can easily get to every corner of the city. Most bus ticket fees start at CNY1 but are never more than CNY5; many of the buses are self-service and charge CNY 1 for one journey.
Bus Nos. 1, 2, 5, 7, 11, 15 will take you to the Railway Station.
Bus Nos. 5, 6, 10, 11, 15 will take you to the Mountain Resort.
 

Taxi

Taking taxi is a convenient way to travel in town and suburb. The standard taxi fare is CNY6 for the first 2 kilometers (1.2 miles). It costs CNY1.4 and CNY1.8 per additional kilometer (0.6 mile), respectively for cars with the emission volume lower and higher than 1.5 liters (0.4 gallon). In addition, each ride charges CNY1 fuel fee.