Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport

Airport Code: CTU

 Location: Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport is located about 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) east of Shuangliu County, and about 16 kilometers (10 miles) away from Chengdu downtown area.

 Two Terminal Buildings: T1 for domestic and international flights; T2 for domestic flights
 Flights: Currently, it has about 220 scheduled domestic flights to/from cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Xi'an, and nearly 130 international flights to/from Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul, Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Los Angeles....
See more: Chengdu Flights (flight search & ticket booking)

Passenger Guide

Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport
Chengdu Airport
1. Time for Taking Flights:
→ Arrive at the airport 2-2.5 hours before flight departure
→ Close Time for Check-in: Domestic Flight: 45 mins. before take-off; International Flight: Base on Airlines’ Requirements
→ Close Time for Boarding: Domestic & International Flight: 20 mins. before take-off

2. How to Travel between Shuangliu Airport & Downtown Chengdu (↓details underneath): Airport Shuttle Bus, Metro, Taxi, City Bus

 Chengdu Airport Pick-up and See-Off Services: Ensure you a hassle-free transfer.

3. Transfer Guide in Shuangliu Airport:
D refers to Domestic; I refers to International
→ I to D: Arrivals - Health Quarantine - Immigration Inspection - Baggage Claim - Baggage Inspection - Go to the Transfer Area & Security Check - Boarding
→ D to I: Arrivals - Baggage Claim - to the 2F of T1 - Customs - Immigration Inspection - Security Check - Boarding
→ D to D: Arrivals - Baggage Claim - Baggage Check in - Security Check - Boarding
→ I to I: Arrivals - Customs - Immigration Inspection - Security Check - Boarding

Notice on Visa Free Policy

Passport holders of 53 countries and regions are granted a visa-free stay of up to 144 hours when taking an international transfer via Chengdu Shuangliu Airport. 
Read details about 144-Hour Visa-Free Transit in Chengdu.

Terminal 1 of Shuangliu Airport

Chengdu Airport
T1 operates domestic and international flights. 

Departure Hall: 2F & 3F
Arrival Hall: 1F

 Domestic Airlines: Sichuan Airlines (3U), Air China (CA), Air Macau (NX), Lucky Air (8L), Spring Airlines (9C), China Airlines (CI), Hainan Airlines (HU), Hongkong Airlines (HX), Capital Airlines (JD), China Eastern (MU), 

 International Airlines: Eva Air (BR), Cathay Pacific (CX), Cathay Dragon (KA), Silkair (MI), Singapore Airlines (SQ), Tibet Airlines (TV), Air Philippines (2P), Air Asia (D7), Nok Air (DD), Ethiopian Airlines (ET), Etihad Airways (EY), Thai Air Asia (FD), Far Eastern Air Transport (FE), Garuda Indonesia (GA), Pt Lion Mentari Airlines (JT), Royal Dutch Airlines (Kl), Air Mauritius (MK), All Nippon Airways (NH), Malindo Air (OD), Asiana Airlines (OZ), Bangkok Airways (PG), Qatar Airways (QR), Lao Airlines (QV), Thai Lion Air (Sl), International Thai Airways (TG), United Airlines (UA), Vietnam Airlines (VN), Viet Jet Air (VJ), Sky Angkor Airlines (ZZ), Cambodia Airways (KR), Island Aviation (Q2), Indigo (6E), Lanmei Airlines (LQ), Royal Air Philippines (RW), JC Cambodia International Airlines (QD)

Terminal 2 of Shuangliu Airport

Currently, T2 only has domestic flights.

Departure Hall: 3F
Arrival Hall: 1F

 Airlines: Air China (CA), Dalian Airlines (CA), Air China Inner Mongolia (CA), Kunming Airlines (KY), Shandong Airlines (SC), Shenzhen Airlines (ZH), Tibet Airlines (TV), Lucky Air (8L), Spring Airlines (9C), Air Changan (9H), Air Travel (A6), Okay Airways (BK), China Southern (CZ), Ruili Airlines (DR), Donghai Airlines (DZ), Chengdu Airlines (EU), Shanghai Airlines (FM), China Express (G5), Loong Air (GJ), Tianjin Airlines (GS), Gx Airlines (GX), Colorful Guizhou Airlines (GY), Juneyao Air (HO), Hainan Airlines (HU), Capital Airlines (JD), Joy Air (JR), China United Airlines (KN), Xiamen Air (MF), China Eastern (MU), Hebei Airlines (NS), West Air (PN), Qingdao Airlines (QW), Urumqi Air (UQ), Suparna Airlines (Y8), Jiangxi Air (RY), Air Guilin (GT)

How to Travel between Shuangliu Airport & Downtown Chengdu


Chengdu Shuangliu Airport Shuttle Bus - 6 Lines 

Shuttle Line 1: Airport – Minshan Hotel
Airport → 2nd Section of South People's Road (Minshan Hotel) 2nd Section of South People's Road (Minshan Hotel) → Airport
06:30 - 05:30 next day 06:00 - 22:00
Ticket Prices: CNY 10/person
Main Stops: US Consulates South People’s Road - Bailout Tower 1st Circle Ring Road - Huaxiba

Shuttle Line 2: Airport – Chengdu North Railway Station
Airport → North Railway Station North Railway Station → Airport
06:30 - 20:00 06:30 - 20:00
Ticket Prices: CNY 10-17/person
Main Stops: US Consulates Nijiaqiao - Bailout Tower 1st Circle Ring Road - Jiaxiba - Minshan Hotel - Tianfu Square East - Luomashi - Tibet Hotel

Shuttle Line 3: Airport – Chengdu East Railway Station
Airport → East Railway Station East Railway Station → Airport
07:00 - 01:00 next day 07:00 - 23:00
Ticket Prices: CNY 12/person
Main Stops: Hongzhuanqiao - Jinxiu Avenue Chenglong Road

Night Shuttle Line 1: Airport – Minshan Hotel
Airport → 2nd Section of South People's Road (Minshan Hotel) 2nd Section of South People's Road (Minshan Hotel) → Airport
20:00 - 05:30 next day 20:00 - 05:30 next day
Ticket Prices: CNY 10/person
Main Stops: US Consulates Nijiaqiao - Bailout Tower 1st Circle Ring Road - Huaxiba

Night Shuttle Line 2: Airport – Guixi Bus Stop
Airport → Guixi Bus Stop Guixi Bus Stop → Airport
20:00 - 05:30 next day 20:00 - 05:30 next day
Ticket Prices: CNY 10-13/person
Main Stops: US Consulates Nijiaqiao - Bailout Tower 1st Circle Ring Road - Huaxiba - Minshan Hotel - Tianfu Square East - Yanshikou - South Gate of Chunxi Road - Xinnanmen - Sichuan University
Night Shuttle Line 3: Airport – Wuhouci Street
Airport → Wuhouci Street Wuhouci Street → Airport
21:00 - 03:00 next day 21:00 - 03:00 next day
Ticket Prices: CNY 10-15/person
Main Stops: US Consulates Nijiaqiao - Bailout Tower 1st Circle Ring Road - Huaxiba - Minshan Hotel - Tianfu Square East - Qinglong Street 3rd Hospital - Wide and Narrow Alley - Wuhou Temple - Jinli Street
Chengdu Airport Bus
Airport Shuttle Bus
Passengers can take metro line 10 at T1 & T2 of Shuangliu International Airport nowadays. Upon landing, detailed English signs at the airport can help passengers find the metro station easily. It costs CNY4 for the whole single trip. For passengers who want to visit Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, they can take metro line 10 to Taipingyuan Station, then transfer to line 3 and arrive at Dong Wu Yuan Station. Get out from Exit B and then take bus 198 or 198A to the panda base.

 Main Stops of metro line 10: Taipingyuan - Cujin - Huaxing - Jinhua - T1 of Shuangliu Airport - T2 of Shuangliu Airport - Shuangliu West - Yingtiansi - Huangshui - Huayuan - Xinjin Railway Station - Huaqiao - Wujin - Rulin Road - Liujianian - Xinping

 Boarding Sites: T1: Outside of Gate No.1 on the 1F, the Parking of T1
T2: Passage L2, L3, L4 on the B2, B/C Exit of metro in the Parking of T2

 Service Hours: From Airport: 06:00 - 23:12; From Taipingyuan: 06:00 - 23:10


City Bus

Boarding Site: 110 meters (120 yards) from the East Gate of Airport Coach Terminal (between T1 and T2).
Bus No. Route Ticket Fare
S21 Sanliba - Airport CNY 1
S26 Erjiangsi Metro Station - Airport CNY 1
S15 Seashore Square of Jiaolonggang - Airport CNY 1
S84 Xihanggang Xindong Street - Airport CNY 1
S22 Zongbao South - Airport CNY 1
Night Bus S09 Section 5 of Hanggang Road - Airport CNY 1


 Official Taxi Stands: T1: Outside of Gate No.2 of Arrival Hall; T2: Outside of Gate No.4 and 5 of Arrival Hall
 Hotline: 12328
 Reference Taxi Fare:

Destination Fare Time
Chengdu Railway Station CNY 80 - 90 40 minutes
East Railway Station CNY 60 - 70 35 minutes
South Railway Station CNY 30 - 40 20 minutes
Xinnanmen Bus Station CNY 50 - 60 30 minutes
Tianfu Square CNY 55 - 65 35 minutes
Chunxi Road CNY 60 - 70 40 minutes
Chengdu Zoo CNY 80 - 90 45 minutes
Wide and Narrow Alley CNY 50 - 60 35 minutes
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding CNY 100 - 120 55 minutes
Jinli Street CNY 50 - 60 30 minutes
Happy Valley CNY 80 - 90 40 minutes

How to Travel Between Chengdu Airport & Nearby Cities

Airport Intercity Bus

Destination Schedule Price (CNY/person)
Anyue 12:00, 14:30 CNY 77
Dujiangyan 09:40, 10:40, 11:30, 13:30, 15:40, 17:30 CNY 27
Jintang 08:10, 09:20, 11:20, 12:20, 13:40, 15:30, 16:40, 18:00 CNY 40
Longchang 13:20 CNY 80
Luzhou 11:00, 13:30 CNY 108
Mianyang 10:00, 13:30, 15:30, 18:00 CNY 58
Nanchong 13:50 CNY 79
Renshou 09:30, 11:20, 13:00, 14:30, 16:00, 18:00 CNY 42
Ya’an 11:20, 13:30 CNY 47
Yibin 15:20, 17:10 CNY 60
Zhongjiang 09:00, 11:00, 14:00, 17:00 CNY 58
Zigong 10:30, 11:50, 13:10, 14:30, 15:40, 17:10, 18:00 CNY 87
Ziyang 14:00 CNY 48


Trains to nearby cities such as Leshan, Emeishan, Meishan East, Qingshen, Deyang, Mianyang are available at the airport for passengers’ convenience. The ticket office and waiting hall are located on -1F of the parking lot in front of the T2 and the platforms on -2F.

Besides, train is easily accessible here for passengers to go to the two railway stations in Chengdu. It takes about 10 minutes to South Railway Station and 16 minutes to East Railway Station

Facilities & Services of Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport

  Left Luggage:
Chengdu Airport
Taxi outside the Airport
Location: Between Gate No.6 & No.7 of T1 Domestic Departure Hall; Check-in Counter N & P of T2
Service Hour: T1: 24 hours of T1; T2: 04:30 to the last flight departure
Price: CNY 8 to 40 for one piece of luggage

 Baggage Packing: 
Location: T1: at the entrances of corridor B and C in Domestic check-in Hall; T2: at entrances of the Check-in Hall.
Service Hour: 2.5 hours before the earliest flight departure to 45 minutes before the latest flight departure.
Price: CNY 10-20 for one piece of luggage

 Currency Exchange: 
Travelex Currency Exchange: next to Gate No. 1 of 2F, Departure Hall
ICE Currency Exchange: next to Gate No. 1 of 1F, Entrance Hall; Area of Ticket Counter No. W20-21

T2: Bank of China: Next to Gate No.9, Departure Hall
ICE Currency Exchange: Next to Security Gate FG inside Domestic Departure Hall

 Hourly Lounge: VIP lounges and First Class lounges are available in both T1 and T2, with TVs, movies, newspapers and magazines, drinks, snack foods, and other self-service facilities.
VIP Lounge: T1: Corridor A and C; T2: Corridor D and F
First Class Lounge: T1: Corridor A, B & C; T2: Corridor E, F, G and Corridor CD, DE, EF

 Duty Free Shop: Located at the separated area of Corridor A in T1, which mainly sells with tobacco, alcohol, perfume, and decoration items.

 Medical Service Room: Nearby Boarding Gate No.101 and 118, T1; Nearby Boarding Gate No. 138 and 168 and Starbucks on the Departure Floor, T2

 Parking Lot: 
Car Type Within 30 minutes 30-60 minutes  After 1 hour
Small-sized vehicles Free CNY 4 CNY 2 every 30 minutes
Large-sized vehicles Free CNY 8 CNY 6 every 30 minutes

 Lost & Found:  
Location: Between Gate No. 6 and 7 in Domestic Departure Hall, T1; at the back of the Check-in Counter N of T2
Service Hour: T1: 04:30 - 23:00; T2: 04:30 - 23:00
- Last updated on Jan. 16, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Chengdu Shuangliu Airport
Asked by Rev. Vimutti from SRI LANKA | Feb. 22, 2021 05:09Reply
I will arrive Chengdu airport at 23.25, is there metro to hotel near south railway station?
I will arrive Chengdu airport at 23.25.
At this hour including after leaving immigrtion, it will be over midnight, is there any metro to hotel near south railway station?
Answers (1)
Answered by Brandon | Feb. 28, 2021 17:34

Well, according to your landing time, there is no metro. For your convenience, you are suggested to take a taxi to your hotel directly.
Asked by Naga from VIETNAM | Jan. 13, 2020 23:45Reply
Way to go Xiling Snow Mountain ?
I'm going to Xiling Mountain on 26 Feb 2020. Can I take the bus go there ? And have the bus come back in that day? How about the time ? From 26-30 Feb, Xiling Mountain still has snow ? Thank you!!!
Answers (1)
Answered by Kimmy from THAILAND | Jan. 15, 2020 19:21

You can take bus from Chadianzi Bus Station to the snow mountain at 9:00, 9:30, 10:30, 13:00 and 13:30. And go back to Chengdu at 16:00, 17:30 and 18:00. There is snow in February.
Asked by Dalia rudy from ISRAEL | Dec. 27, 2019 05:03Reply
Shuttle bus from Chengdu Airport to dorsett hotel?
Answers (1)
Answered by Phil from UNITED KINGDOM | Dec. 29, 2019 22:52

You can take shuttle bus line 1 and get off at Minshan Hotel stop, then take taxi to your destination.
Asked by Joseph from MALAYSIA | Dec. 08, 2019 21:04Reply
I will stay at Chengdu Xishu Garden Inn
I will stay at Xishu Garden Inn, which line of shuttle bus no. from Shuangliu Airport should i take and how much is the fare?
Answers (2)
Answered by Mona from USA | Dec. 11, 2019 18:07

You can take shuttle bus line 2 to Tianfu Square station, then walk west around 700m to the hostel. It takes around 1 hour with CNY13.
Answered by Joseph from MALAYSIA | Dec. 12, 2019 19:59

Thanks for your replied
Asked by TRANSCALDIA | Nov. 30, 2019 03:48Reply
good morning, when arriving at Chengdu and further connecting to Shenzhen
is the China immigration to be done in Chengdu ? or on final arrival at Shenzhen ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Liz from SINGAPORE | Dec. 03, 2019 18:36

In Chengdu.
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