Chengdu City Bus

Regular Lines

Numbered from 1 to 900+, and sometimes with an English letter suffix, they make up the major part of Chengdu’s city buses and covering almost every corner of the city, including scenic spots, snack streets, tour bus center, shopping places, hospitals, schools, supermarkets, and residential blocks, etc. Most of them start running at 06:30 and stop after 20:00 or 21:00, while some start as early as at 05:45 and stop after 23:00.
Here below is a list of the bus lines to major sites in the city:

Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

87, 198, 198A, 867…

Wuhou Temple 1, 57, 82, 334, 335…
Jinsha Site Museum 5, 79, 82, 84, 100, 111, 123, 147, 848, 1043…
Wide and Narrow Alley 5, 13, 43, 47, 58, 64, 78, 81, 905
Xinnanmen Bus Station 28, 48, 82, 237, 904…
Chunxi Road 43, 47, 48, 55, 56, 56A, 58, 62, 81, 98, 104…
Yanshikou 1, 8, 43, 45, 47, 48, 55, 56, 56A, 62, 99, 104…

Ticket fare is generally CNY 1 on common vehicles and CNY 2 on air-conditioned ones; some of the lines to suburban areas are charged by distance and the price can be a little higher. The fare can be paid by cash or transportation smart card if there is a card reader onboard. A discount of 10% or 50% is offered for those using a transportation smart card. Children below 1.3m (4ft) can ride all city buses for free.

Also, from 05:00 to 07:00, passengers can take most lines running within urban areas for free by swiping the transportation card. When getting onboard, bring some loose change as some buses do not have a card reader or a ticket seller.

Bus Stop in Chengdu Chengdu City Bus

Fast Lines (BRT)

Presently, there are four fast lines in operation, K1, K1A, K2, and K2A. K means “Kuai (快)” in Chinese and fast in English. As the name indicates, they run at higher speeds than regular ones. Distance between their stops is also longer, at an average of about 1,100 yards (1 kilometer). All of them are running along the Second Ring Road of the city: K1 and K1A along the inner side clockwise; K2 and K2A along the outer side anticlockwise. They depart every 1.5 minutes in peak hours, 6-8 minutes in low hours and 4-6 minutes in other times. The first K1 and K2 depart at 06:00 every day while the last at 23:00; the first K1A and K2A starts at 07:00 and the last ones start at 19:00. All passengers of K1 / K2 are asked to get off at Shanbanqiao Terminal to transfer to another K1 / K2 if they need to move on; while passengers of K1A and K2A need not to get off until they get to their destination.

Ticket fare is the same as regular lines, either by cash or by transportation card. K1 and K2 are also free for ride before 07:00 by swiping a transportation card.

They run directly to the attraction sites without any stop, which is most convenient especially for independent travelers. Their destinations include attractions located not only in the urban area like Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Wuhou Temple and Jinsha Site Museum, but also places nearby the city like Mt. Qingcheng and Dujiangyan Irrigation Project. Although a little expensive often combining entry ticket to attractions, it is still cheaper than traveling by taxi.

Bus Line 11 in Chengdu
Bus No. 11
Community Bus in Chengdu
Community Shuttle

Night Line

There is only one night line in Chengdu, line 298. There are 13 departures each night, with the first departure at 22:00 and the last at 05:30 next day. The major stops include Railway Station, Hongxing Road, Chunxi Road, Yanshikou, South Renmin Road, Kehua Road, Century City New Convention and Exhibition Center. It stops running from the Chinese New Year eve to the night of January 6th in Chinese Lunar Calendar. Ticket fare is CNY 3 by cash and discount is the same with regular lines when using a transportation card. Free ride is available between 05:00 to 07:00 with a transportation card.

Community Shuttle Lines

They are numbered with four digits like 1001 and 1106. The opening time is mostly 07:00 to 19:00. Passengers can take it for free all day long using transportation card; if paying by cash, it is CNY2.

- Last modified on Sep. 03, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Chengdu City Bus
Asked by Fahad from BANGLADESH | Aug. 27, 2019 23:26Reply
How to get to UESTC Qingshuihe campus from Leeden Hotel Chengdu?
I have booked hotel in Leeden Hotel, 39 Hongxing Rd 1st Section, Chunxi Road Shangquan, Jinjiang Qu. Can I go back and forth to the UESTC Qingshuihe campus for two days from the hotel?
What will be cheaper way to travel there?
Answers (2)
Answered by Martin from USA | Aug. 29, 2019 23:34

Take metro line 4 from the second hospital station to west Qingjiang Rd station, and take bus 736 to Shunjiang Community station, and walk around 50m to it. It takes around 1.5 hours with CNY6.
Answered by Fahad from BANGLADESH | Sep. 03, 2019 20:17

Thank you very much!
Asked by Chamaiporn from THAILAND | Aug. 18, 2019 20:56Reply
What is “Chengdu transportation card”? How to get it?
Answers (1)
Answered by Mayer from USA | Aug. 20, 2019 20:13

It means you can top up the cash in this transport card so that you don't need to buy the ticket when you take public transport. You can buy it in the airport and any human service center of metro station.
Asked by Angie Kotler from UNITED KINGDOM | Jul. 01, 2019 10:14Reply
how do I get from Chengdu Xihua university to the city centre?
Answers (1)
Answered by Sarah from NEW ZEALAND | Jul. 02, 2019 00:54

You can take Bus Line P60 from the university to Xipu Metro Station and then take Metro Line 2 to Chunxi Road, which is located at the city center.
Asked by Aphisit from THAILAND | May. 28, 2019 00:12Reply
I am 70 and plan to visit Chengdu. How to get a transportation card for the city?
Answers (1)
Answered by Alex from USA | May. 28, 2019 18:50

It is suggested to buy the transportation card at Service Center inside the metro station.
Asked by kristyna from CZECH REPUBLIC | Jan. 11, 2018 11:01Reply
openinig time of chengdu metro
Hi, what time in the morning starting metro operating? Which and where to buy ticket, if I want to go from winshu monastery, change at Tianfu square and go to east railway station. How long take this journey? I must catch train at 9:30and I would like to be there about one and half hour before.
Answers (1)
Answered by Donna from ITALY | Jan. 11, 2018 20:27

Don’t worry! The time is enough, the first metro from Wenshu Monastery departs at 6:27am and it takes about 30 minutes.
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