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 or the arrival of the last domestic flight. The stations are in B2 of both T1 and T2. 

Tianfu Airport Flights

It serves over 220 domestic and international flights to about 150 cities in the world. 

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

 International Destinations: London, Rome, Seoul, Singapore, Bangkok, Chiangmai, Jakarta, Katmandu, Tashkent…

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: 06:00-23:30
 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
 Frequency: Every 30 minutes from 00:00-24:00
 Ticket fare: CNY15 from 06:00 – 23:29; CNY25 from 23:30 – 05:59
Bus Lines Main Stops
Line 1 Chengdu East Railway Station, Chunxi Road
Line 2 Jinsha Transport Hub
Line 3 Chengdu Zoo
Line 4 SKP, Chengdu Global Center
Line 5 Shuangliu Airport

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:
Large size locker (cm)
50 x 91 x 65 by width x height x depth
Middle size locker (cm)
45 x 91 x 65 by width x height x depth
Small size locker (cm)
45 x 45 x 65 by width x height x depth
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. 

JDL Express

It offers domestic delivery service for passengers. 
Location: Level 4, T2
Time: 07:00-22:00
- Last updated on May. 24, 2023 by Brenda Lian -
Questions & Answers on Chengdu Tianfu International Airport
Asked by Katy from USA | Jun. 02, 2023 21:34Reply
10 hour layover in TFU airport, suggestions for places to rest up
Hello. Just passing through Chengdu, TFU, not leaving the airport as 10 hours is just too short… but would love to know if there are any tube hotels like in the Middle East…. Silly question perhaps. But would like a little down time. Thanks.
Asked by Purpleandgold from USA | May. 26, 2023 06:20Reply
How do I get to the Sichuan International Tourism Trade Expo from TFU airport?
I fly into the TFU airport and look to travel to the Sichuan International Tourism Trade Expo.
Answers (1)
Answered by Mia | May. 28, 2023 20:56

Taking Special Bus Line 1 from the airport to Chengdu East Railway Station with a duration of 1 hour and then take a bullet train to Emenshan Station for 1.5 hours. After that, take Emenshan Bus Line 8 to reach the trade center.

You can also take a taxi directly but it will be a little expensive, costing around CNY 300-400 for 2-3 hours' journey.
Asked by Illy from AUSTRALIA | May. 24, 2023 02:57Reply
Panda Base
How can I get to the Panda Base from Tianfu Airport ? Can I purchase train tickets and and admission tickets overseas Visa card ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Mia | May. 24, 2023 20:33

It is suggested to take Special Bus Line 3 to the Zoo Station and then take a taxi to the panda base for the last 6-km journey. It takes about 1.5-2 hours to reach. Generally, it is available to purchase train tickets by Visa card but I'm not so sure about the admission tickets. It is better for you to take some cash.
Asked by Thomas from GERMANY | May. 21, 2023 19:15Reply
Bus TFU to Renshou
Where I can found the Bus timetable from TFU to Renshou?
Thanks a lot for your help!

Answers (1)
Answered by Tiffany | May. 23, 2023 02:22

They don't offer a specific schedule as it may change often. But generally they are operated with an interval of 2 hours. You can contact call the hotline: 028-86905522.
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