Chengdu Tianfu International Airport

Airport Code: TFU

 Location: Konggang Avenue, Lujia Town, Jianyang; about 50 km (31mi) southeast from Chengdu city center
 Terminals: The modern airport has 2 terminal buildings well equipped with WIFI, Nursing Room, Left Luggage, places to shop and dine, Lost and Found, and all the other needed service and facilities. T1 is for international flights and T2 is for domestic flights.
International Departure International Arrival 
 Level 4: check-in, health quarantine, customs & security check, immigration inspection
 Level 3 & Level 1: boarding gates
 Level 2: arrivals, health quarantine, immigration inspection, baggage claim, customs
 Level 1: remote arrivals
Domestic Departure Domestic Arrival 
 Level 4: check-in, security check, boarding gates
 Level 2 & Level 1: boarding gates
 Ground Transportation Center (GTC): check-in
 Level 2: arrivals, baggage claim
 Level 4: arrivals
 Level 1: remote arrivals

Passenger Guide

 1. Close-time for check-in: The close time for domestic flight check-in is 45 minutes before take-off, while that in GTC is 60 minutes prior. That for international flight is decided by the airlines.

 2. Visa policies for overseas transit passengers: If the total layover from the scheduled arrival time to the scheduled departure time is less than 24 hours, passengers can enjoy 24-hour visa-free transit. If it is longer than 24 hours, a visa will be needed, except passport holders of 53 countries and whose itineraries are eligible for 144-hour visa-free transit

 3. How to Transfer between T1 and T2: By free APM. It runs from 05:00 till 00:45 the next day in the check-in area and 5:00 to the arrival of the last domestic flight outside the check-in area. The stations are in B2 of both T1 and T2. 

Tianfu Airport Flights

 Domestic Destinations: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Sanya, Guilin, Lhasa, Jiuzhai, Kunming, Nanjing, Urumqi, Changsha, Wuhan, Qingdao, Xiamen, Nanning, Harbin, Huangshan…

 International Destinations: Seoul, Singapore, Bangkok, London …

Airline Companies 

Lucky Air (8L), Xiamen Air (MF), Spring Airlines (9C), Juneyao Airlines (HO), Shandong Airlines (SC), Shanghai Airlines (FM), Qingdao Airlines (QW), Hainan Airlines (HU), Capital Airlines (JD), China United Airlines (KN), Kunming Airlines (KY), Ruili Airlines (DR), Okay Airways (BK), Colorful Guizhou Airlines (GY), Hebei Airlines (NS), Tianjin Airlines (GS), Donghai Airlines (DZ), Urumqi Air (UQ), Beibu Gulf Airlines (GX), Air Travel (A6), Jiangxi Airlines (RY) …  

How to Travel between Tianfu Airport and Chengdu Downtown 

1. Metro

Metro line 18 connects the airport with Chengdu South Railway Station in town. 

 Boarding point: In the Ground Transportation Center (GTC) between T1 and T2. 
 Running Time: 06:03-23:34
 Ticket Fare: It costs at least CNY 2 and they further you take, the higher the price. A full single trip to the South Railway Station is CNY10. 

2. Airport Bus

 Pick-up points: Outside gate 01 of T1 and gate 03 of T2
 Interval: 20-30 minutes from 00:00-24:00
Bus Lines Main Stops Fare
Line 1 Chengdu East Railway Station, Chunxi Road CNY15
Line 2 Jinsha Transport Hub CNY15
Line 3 Chengdu Zoo 6:00 - 23:30: CNY15
23:30 - 6:00: CNY25
Line 4 Chengdu Global Center 6:00 - 23:30: CNY15
23:30 - 6:00: CNY25
Line 5 Shuangliu Airport 6:00 - 23:30: CNY15
23:30 - 6:00: CNY25

Note: There are also long-distance buses running back and forth between the airport and nearby cities including Jianyang, Zigong, Deyang, Rongxian, Lezhi, Anyue, Suining, Renshou, Neijiang, Zizhong, Meishan, Mianyang, Nanchong, Leshan, Hongya and Ya’an. 

3. Taxi:

The pick-up points are respectively outside Gate 02 of T1 and Gate 04 of T2. 

Facilities & Service

Left Luggage

 Location & Service Time: 
T1: Behind Counter B, Level 4; 24 hours a day
T2: Behind Counter G, Level 4; 04:30 - 23:00
 Service Fee:
Duration Large size locker (inch)
Middle size locker (inch)
Small size locker (inch)
0-6 hours (Inclusive) CNY20 CNY12 CNY8
6-12 hours (Inclusive) CNY30 CNY20 CNY13
12-24 hours (Inclusive) CNY40 CNY28 CNY18
Over 24 hours
(A fee is charged every 6 hours, and x represents the number of additional charges)
40 + X*5 28 + X*5 18 + X*2

Luggage Packing

 Location & Service Time
T1: Beside Gate 11, Level 4; 120 minutes prior to the first flight departure to 45 minutes before the last flight departure
T2: Beside Gate 21 and Gate 24, Level 4; 120 minutes prior to the first flight departure to 45 minutes before the last flight departure
GTC: Beside Counter K, Level 1; 06:00 to 60 minutes prior to the last flight departure in T2
 Service Fee: CNY10-20 per luggage; the wrapping materials cost CNY15-40 per piece

Free Wifi

Passengers can get access to the free Wi-Fi with their passport through self-service queueing machine. 

Lost & Found

T1: Behind Counter B, Level 4; 24 hours a day; 028-86906577
T2: Behind Counter G, Level 4; 04:30 – 23:00; 028-86906777

Nursing Facilities

 Baby Care Room: Next to washing rooms in both terminals
 Children’s Playground: 
T1: Next to Gate 30 of Corridor C, L4 and Gate 114 of Corridor A, L3;
T2: Next to Gate 214 of Corridor A, L2 and Gate 223 of Corridor C, L2.


It is connected with T1, T2and GTC and passengers can walk to the check-in counters of both terminals in 5 minutes from the hotel. It opens all day long. 

Shopping and Dining

There are restaurants providing both Chinese and western food, cafes and stores selling clothes, books, cosmetics and more. They scatter in the terminal buildings for passengers’ convenience. 
- Last updated on Sep. 14, 2023 by Gabby Li -
Questions & Answers on Chengdu Tianfu International Airport
Asked by Attila from SPAIN | Dec. 03, 2023 09:46Reply
Transfer to Panda Research Base
Good evening,
Is there any direct transfer to the Panda Research Base? We are two citizens from Hungary and Spain, having a 7½ hour scale at TFU. Is it possible to pay by card in the taxis?
Thank you very much.
Answers (3)
Answered by Hailey | Dec. 04, 2023 01:32

I'm afraid the time is too tight as the single journey from the airport to the panda base generally takes about 2 hours. So it is not suggested to get out of the airport. BTW, it is better prepare cash to pay the taxis.
Answered by Attila | Dec. 05, 2023 13:15

Thank you very much for your answer. If we decide to allocate more time, is there any public transport bringing us close to the panda base?
Kind regards
Answered by Hailey | Dec. 05, 2023 18:55

Take Metro Line 18 from the airport to South Railway Station and then transfer to Metro Line 1 to Sichuan Gymnasium Station. After that, transfer to Metro Line 3 to Junqu General Hospital Station. Get out of the Exit A and there is still about 2km from the panda base. You can choose to take a taxi.
Asked by Sasa from THAILAND | Dec. 01, 2023 23:16Reply
Is there any public transport from siguniangshan to dagu glacier?
Is there any public transport from siguniangshan to dagu glacier?
Answers (1)
Answered by Harry | Dec. 04, 2023 18:13

There is no public transport available and hiring a car is the best choice.
Asked by Sasa from THAILAND | Nov. 29, 2023 05:26Reply
Is TFU airport open 24 hrs?
Has flight arrive at TFU on 2 am., not sure if the airport open 24 hrs? So that i can find some place to rest before enter Chengdu downtown at the morning.
Answers (1)
Answered by Nina | Nov. 30, 2023 01:16

Yes, it opens for 24 hours and there is a hotel available inside the airport.
Asked by Alisa from RUSSIA | Nov. 15, 2023 01:34Reply
Hello! I am flying from Phuket to Moscow with a stop at TFU for 18 hours .
Hello! I am flying from Phuket to Moscow with a stop at TFU for 18 hours . Can I stay at a hotel near the airport without a pre - made visa ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Harry | Nov. 15, 2023 18:39

Yes, you can. You are eligible for the 24-hour visa-free transit and you can apply for a temporary entry permit at the 24-hour visa-free transit counter to get out of the airport.
Asked by Ajay from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 01, 2023 03:15Reply
Transit Stay
Hi, I am travelling from Kathmandu to Melbourne. I have transit of 8hrs at TFU airport but I am not sure which terminal. I wanted to know if both terminal 1 and 2 has a hotel inside the airport or I have to clear the custom if I wanted to have a rest in hotel.
Thank you
Answers (5)
Answered by Jenny | Nov. 01, 2023 19:10

The Airport Hotel is located between T1 and T2. You may have to clear the custom.
Answered by Ajay | Nov. 02, 2023 02:19

Hi Thank you for the answer. Can you please let me know the name of the hotel.
Thank you
Answered by Harry | Nov. 02, 2023 18:11

It is called JOYHUB AIR Hotel.
Answered by Ajay | Nov. 03, 2023 19:22

Thank you. One more question is it within walking distance?
Thank you
Answered by Harry | Nov. 05, 2023 17:50

Yes, of course it is.
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