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 closed temporarily; T2
 Flights: Currently, it has about 600 scheduled domestic flights to/from cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Kunming, Lhasa, Sanya, Tianjin, Xi'an ...

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

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 is closed temporarily for upgrading.

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

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 Junqu General Hospital, and then take the shuttle bus to the research 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: 06:14 - 23:25; 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
S22 Qingyunsi Community - Airport CNY 1

Special Airport Bus Lines

 Chunxi Rd. - Shuangliu Airtport Special Line
Operating Hours Ticket Fare Interval
From Chunxi Rd.: 5:30 - 22:00
From Shuangliu Airport: 6:30 - 23:00
22:00 - 6:00 the next day: CNY3
Other time: CNY2
30 - 45min
Note: From Chunxi Rd., passengers  can take Tinfu Airport shuttle bus line 1 there to get to Tianfu Airport.

 Tianfu Airport - Shuangliu Airport Special Line
Chengdu Airport
Taxi outside the Airport

Operating Hours: 24 hours
Interval: 30 minutes
Ticket Fare:
6:00 - 23:30: CNY15
23:30 - 6:00 the next day: CNY25


 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: Convenient Trains

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 B2. 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

Or passengers can take metro line 10 to Taipingyuan, and  transfer to line 7 to South Railway Station, East Railway Stations and North Railway Station, then take a train at the train station to other cities quickly.

Facilities & Services of Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport

  Left Luggage:
Location: Check-in Counter N & P of T2
Service Hour: 2 hours before the first departure flight - the last departure flight
Size of Lockers (inch) Duration Fare
18*18*25.6 0-6 8
6-12 13
12-24 18
>24h: CNY2 for every 6 hours
18*36*25.6 0-6 12
6-12 20
12-24 28
>24h: CNY4 for every 6 hours
18*36*37.4 0-6 20
6-12 30
12-24 40
>24h: CNY5 for every 6 hours

 Baggage Packing: 
Location: T2: at entrances No. 9, 10 &12 of the Check-in Hall.
Service Hour: 2 hours before the first departure flight - the last departure flight
Price: CNY 10-20 for one piece of luggage; the packaging box are charged CNY15-25

 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.
Location: T2: Corridor D and F

 Medical Service Room: Nearby Boarding Gate No. 144 and Starbucks on the Departure Floor, T2

 Parking Lot: 
Location: in front of T2
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: at the back of the Check-in Counter N of T2
Service Hour: T2: 04:30 - 23:00
- Last updated on Sep. 14, 2023 by Gabby Li -
Questions & Answers on Chengdu Shuangliu Airport
Asked by Anh from VIETNAM | Sep. 26, 2023 21:17Reply
Bus from Shuangliu airport to Chunxi Road
Hello, may someone advise me the address/ location at Chunxi Road where the Airport bus stop? Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Pepper | Sep. 27, 2023 19:28

It stops not far from Chunxi Road metro station, in front of the west gate of IFS Mall.
Asked by Sidhi from NEPAL | Mar. 17, 2023 09:15Reply
Overnight at T1
I have a overnight at Chengdu shuangliu
T1 terminal. My next flight is at 1 pm.
Is there anytype accomodations at the Airport airside
Answers (1)
Answered by Scott | Mar. 19, 2023 20:56

Yes, there are many hotels not far from the airport for passengers' convenience.
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.
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