Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport

Code: CTU

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

 Brief intro: First built in 1938, Chengdu Airport is the largest in southwest China. It covers an area of over 9,333,333 square meters (about 2,306 acres) with two parallel runways and 200 parking stands. Currently, it has 143 scheduled domestic flight routes to cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Qingdao, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Xi'an, Kunming, Xining, Lhasa and Nyingchi. In addition, flights to cities inside the province are available, such as to Dazhou, Xichang and Jiuzhaigou, etc. It also offers 56 international (regional) flight routes by the end of 2012. International flights include service to cities abroad such as Tokyo, Shanghai (Beijing)-Fukuoka, Osaka, Seoul, Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Katmandu, Los Angeles, Vancouver, London, Sydney, Melbourne (Australia), Frankfort, Delhi and (Beijing)-Paris, as well as regional flights to Hong Kong and Macau.

Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport
Chengdu Airport
 Tips: Tourists bound for Chongqing and places inside Sichuan Province such as Jiuzhaigou must take flights from the old lobby of CTU, a short distance away from the new one. Flights from Chengdu to Nyingchi in southeast Tibet operate only one round trip per week, on Fridays. Tickets are only sold during the week of the trip and can not be reserved for the next week.

  Chengdu Flights (flight search & ticket booking)

 Shuangliu Airport Transfer: pick-up and see-off services ensure you a hassle-free transfer

 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.

Chengdu Airport

Terminal Buildings

Shuangliu International Airport has two terminal buildings, Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, covering an area of 500,000 square meters (about 124 acres). There are 74 boarding bridges, 64 security channels, and 207 check-in counters. Complete and advanced facilities and services are available in both terminals, including International and domestic transfer, VIP lounge, banks, dining, shopping, recreation and other dedicated services.

Airline Companies

T1: EVA Airways (BR), Dragon Air (KA), Air Macau (NX), Silk Air (MI), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Thai Airways (TG), Asiana Airlines (OZ), China Airlines (CI), Air Asia X (D7), ANA (NH), Air China (CA), Sichuan Airlines (3U), Hong Kong Airlines (HX), Far Eastern Air Transport (FE), Vietnam Airlines (VN), Etihad Airways (EY)

T2: Air China (CA), Shandong Airlines (SC), China Express Airlines (G5), Shenzhen Airlines (ZH), Tibetan Airlines, Beijing Capital Airlines (JD), China United Airlines (KN), Juneyao Airlines (HO), Okay Airways (BK), Spring Airlines (9C), China Eastern Airlines (MU), Chengdu Airlines (EU), China Southern Airlines (CZ), Xiamen Airlines (MF), Hainan Airlines (HU), Sichuan Airlines (3U), Hebei Airlines (NS), Kunming Airlines (KY), Tianjin Airlines (GS), West Air (PN), Lucky Air (8L), Shanghai Airlines (FM)
Chengdu Airport Bus
Airport Shuttle Bus


There are several shuttle buses running to the downtown area of the city. It also provides long-distance buses to major cities within Sichuan Province. In addition, Chengdu-Leshan-Emeishan Intercity High Speed Train and Shuangliu Airport - Emeishan Train have a stop at the airport, and passengers can take a train to Chengdu South or East Railway Station in downtown, Leshan famous for Giant Buddha, and Emieshan well known for Mt. Emei. The trains also go to Meishan, Qingshen, Guanghan, Deyang, Mianyang, and Jiangyou.

 Shuttle Bus


Routes to

Major Stops

Waiting Spot

 Operating Time

Line 1

City Center (2nd section of South People's Road)

US Consulates South People’s Road, Bailout Tower 1st Circle Ring Road, Huaxiba

Gate 4 of T2; Gate 2 of T1

City center: 06:00-22:00
Airport: 06:30 - the last flight

Line 2

North Railway Station

North People’s Road, Middle People’s Road, Tianfu Square

Gate 4 of T2; Gate 2 of T1


Line 3

East Railway Station

South Railway Station (East Road), Red Brick Bridge, South Gate of Sichuan Normal University

Gate 5 of T2; Gate 1 of T1


Line 4 Century City New Convention and Exhibition Center South of the new Convention and Exhibition Center, North of the new Convention and Exhibition Center, Meihao Park, Military Defense Park

Gate 5 of T2; Gate 1 of T1

Exhibition Center: 07:00-19:00;
Airport: 08:00-20:00

Line 5 Pixian County Xipu Bus Station Chadianzi Bus Station Gate 5 of T2; Gate 1 of T1
Xipu: 07:00-17:00;
Chadianzi: 07:00-19:00;
Airport: 08:20-20:00

 Long-Distance Bus
Destinations Schedule Price(CNY)
Mianyang 09:30--21:00 57
Nanchong 11:30, 14:30 78
Zigong 11:40, 12:40, 13:40, 15:10, 17:00 87
Luzhou 10:30, 12:00, 13:30, 15:00, 16:30, 18:30 110
Yibin 10:50, 12:30, 14:30, 16:30 108
Deyang 09:30--21:00 46
Dujiangyan 11:20, 12:30, 13:30, 14:20, 15:10, 17:10 25
Ya'an 11:20, 14:00, 16:20 47
Leshan 10:40, 12:30, 13:50, 15:30, 16:40, 18:30 53
Anyue 12:00, 14:00 76
Meishan 13:30 34
Suining 12:00, 14:30, 18:00 78
Neijiang 12:00, 13:40, 16:00 74
Longchang 09:40, 14:20 80
Ziyang 14:50 48

 Tips: Passengers can board buses at the area 220 yards (200m) south of Terminal 1. Tickets are sold 5 days in advance, except those to Deyang.


Train is easily accessible here for passengers to go to the two railway stations in the city. It takes about 10 minutes to South Railway Station and 16 minutes to East Railway Station. Besides, trains to nearby cities such as Leshan, Emeishan, Meishan East, Qingshen, Deyang, Mianyang are also 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 terminal building 2 and the platforms on -2F.

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. This line has stretched to Taipingyuan, Cujin, Huaxing and Jinhua.  It costs CNY4 for the whole single trip, opening from 06:00 to 23:00. 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 direct to the base.


Chengdu Airport
Taxi outside the Airport

The taxi fare is about CNY80-100 from the Airport to North Railway Station, about CNY60 to East Railway Station, and about CNY20-30 to South Railway Station. Usually, you can negotiate the price with the taxi driver. The acceptable bargain price is about CNY50 by taxi to the city center area.


  Business Center: Located in the Departure Building, which provides photocopying and fax services.
  Duty Free Shop: Located at the separated area of Corridor A in T1, which mainly deals with tobacco, alcohol, perfume, and decoration items.
  Customer Complaint Phone: 028-85205678
  First Aid Clinics: Clinics can be found at the entrance of Corridor A and C in T1, or 1F of Corridor G and 3F of Corridor D and F in T2. 24 hours Tel: 028-85205120 
  Lounges: It provides VIP lounges and First Class Seat lounges in both Terminals 1 and 2, with TVs, movies, newspapers and magazines, drinks, snack foods, and other self-service facilities.
  Car Parks: There are three parking lots (No.1, No.2, and No.3) in front of the Terminal 1 
Parking rates:
Small-sized vehicles: CNY4 for first 60 minutes and CNY2 for every 30 minutes afterwards
Large-sized vehicles: CNY8 first 60 minutes; CNY6 for every 30 minutes afterwards; CNY96 for one day
 Train Ticketing Office: Exit 1 of the Waiting Hall in T1. It opens from 08:40 to 18:50.


  Ticket booking phone: 028-85205518 and 028-85205522
   Inquiry: 028-85205555
   Luggage storage: Luggage storage service is available at exit 1 and 4 of the Domestic Departure Hall in T1; or behind the check-in island N and P in T2. It serves from 05:00 to 23:00.
   Lost & Found: The lost and found service counter can be found near exit 4 of the Departure Hall in T1, or behind the check-in island P in T2. It operates from 08:00 to 20:00. 
Tel: 028-85206200 (T1), 028-85207230 (T2)
  Hotel: Airport Express Hotel, a four-star business hotel, is located east of T2.
  Bank: There are Bank of China, Bank of Communications, Industrial & Commercial Bank of China, China Construction Bank ATMs, and Bank of Chengdu.

- Last modified on Feb. 15, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Chengdu Shuangliu Airport
Asked by David Quist from USA | Feb. 11, 2019 21:31Reply
Can I get a hotel room at the Chengdu airport if I do not have a Visa for China
I have a 9hr 30min layover at Shuangliu airport while traveling from Los Angeles, CA to Phuket, Thailand. Can I get a hotel room next to Terminals 1 and 2 if I don't have a visa for China?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jayden from UNITED KINGDOM | Feb. 15, 2019 00:35

Yes, you can enjoy the 24 hours visa free policy. But if you want to leave the transit area, you should apply for the Stay Permit when you arriving at the airport.
Asked by Erkan Batti from UNITED STATES | Feb. 01, 2019 17:48Reply
Approximately what is taxi fare from Chengdu Shuangliu Airport to Min Sheng (MS EXPRESS) Hotel.
Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Avery from NEW ZEALAND | Feb. 11, 2019 00:11

In general, it costs around CNY20.
Asked by Andre from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 20, 2019 09:13Reply
How to get to Chengdu Shuangliu Airport at 6h30 or earlier?
Have a flight at CTU at 8h15, so want to get there at 6h30 at the latest as we have checked luggage. Earliest train arrival is 6h55. Does the bus line 1 that departs at 6h00 from city centre get there before the train?
Answers (1)
Answered by Andrew from GERMANY | Jan. 20, 2019 23:57

The first schedule of airport shuttle bus line 1 departs at 06:00. It takes around 40mins on the way. :)
Asked by Li from SINGAPORE | Dec. 24, 2018 21:53Reply
from Chengdu Airport to Southwest Univ of Science and Technology
what is the most convinient way to get to Southwest Univ of Science and Technology from Shuangliu Airport? if take long distance bus from Shuangliu airport, how long does it take to get the univ? thx in adv
Answers (1)
Answered by Anna from FINLAND | Dec. 25, 2018 18:27

Upon landing, take long distance bus to get to Mianyang first. The bus schedules are 10:50, 14:00, 16:00 and 18:00. The ticket fare is CNY58 per person. It takes 1.5 to 2 hours on the way. After arriving, take a taxi to your university directly. The cab fare is around CNY15.

Asked by Monnoury from FRANCE | Dec. 22, 2018 12:46Reply
Luggage in Transit in Chengdu Airport
I arrive in Shuangliu Airport from Paris at 05.50 in the morning. I am in transit for 8 hours and half. My next flight is to Bangkok the same day at 2.20PM. I want to go and see the Panda at the Panda Breeding Centre.
Do the luggage go through to Bangkok or do I have to take them with me?
Where can I let them if I have to claim them at Shuangliu airport and keep them with me (I don't want to go to the Breeding Centre with my luggage) ?
Many thanks.
Answers (1)
Answered by Evelyn from AUSTRALIA | Dec. 24, 2018 01:21

Well, it depends on whether if your two airlines have luggage check through service. If yes, you don't need to take them with you. About this, you are advised to consult your airlines staff and confirm that. After arriving, there are many detailed English signs that can help you find the direction. Don't worry.
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