Chengdu City Bus

Nowadays, nearly 14,000 Chengdu city buses run along more than 750 routes, serving a total of 1.5 billion passengers each year. With low travel expenses and frequent departures, the city bus has become one of the main modes of transportation locally. In addition to the regular city buses, there are also fast buses (BRT), sightseeing buses, and night buses, etc.
 

Regular Chengdu City Bus 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 cover almost every corner of the city, including scenic spots, snack streets, tour bus center, shopping places, hospitals, schools, supermarkets, and residential blocks, etc.

 Schedule of Regular Chengdu City Bus Lines: 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, 655, 659, 666...
Wuhou Temple 1, 57, 82, 334, 335...
Jinsha Site Museum 82, 83, 96, 100, 107, 111, 142, 163, 211... 
Wide and Narrow Alley 51, 62, 70, 93, 126, 127, 163, 340...
Xinnanmen Bus Station 6, 21, 28, 35, 49, 55, 62, 76, 141, 237...
Chunxi Road 47, 48, 51, 55, 56, 58, 98, 104, 138... 
Yanshikou 1, 8, 43, 45, 47, 51, 62, 104, 334...

 Ticket Fare: It 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. 
 How to Pay: The fare can be paid by cash or transportation smart card. A discount of 10% or 50% is offered for those using a transportation smart card. Wechat and Alipay can also pay the ticket fare. You can also ask your Chinese friends for help, and download the app in advance and be familiar with the usage. 

Notes: 
1. Children below 1.3m (4ft) can ride all city buses for free;
2. 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 14 fast city bus lines named with “K”. K means “Kuai (快)” in Chinese and fast in English. As the name indicates, they run at higher speeds than regular city buses. Distance between their stops is also longer, at an average of about 1,000 meters (1,100 yards). All of them are running along the Second Ring Road of the city.

 Bus Schedule:
No. Route Schedule
K1 Jinsha - Funan New District 06:00 - 23:00
K1A Jinsha - Funan New District 07:00 - 19:00
K2 Jinsha - Funan New District 06:00 - 23:00
K2A Guanghuacun - Funan New District 07:00 - 19:00
K3 Hehuachi - Jinxin Road 07:00 - 21:00
K5 Jinsha - South Wenxing Road 06:30 - 21:30
K11 Jinsha - Tianfu 5th Street From Jinsha: 06:30 - 21:00
From Tianfu 5th Street: 07:30 - 22:00
K11A Jinsha - Incubation Park 16:00 - 18:00
K12 Jinsha - East Coach Station 06:00 - 22:00
K13 Jiulidi - Tianfu Software Park From Jiulidi: 06:30 - 21:00
From Tianfu Software Park: 07:30 - 22:00
K15 Dafeng - Jinsha From Dafeng: 06:00 - 21:45
From Jinsha: 06:40 - 22:20
K16 Longtan - Shiyangchang From Longtan: 06:30 - 21:30
From Shiyangchang: 07:00 - 22:00
K17 International Trade City - Chadianzi 06:30 - 21:00
K19 Honghe - Fenghuang 06:30 - 21:30

 Ticket fare & How to Pay: The ticket fare is CNY 2 per person. It is the same as regular bus lines, either by cash, transportation card, Wechat or Alipay.
 They run directly to the attraction sites without any stop, which is the most convenient 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 Lines

There are 24 night bus lines in Chengdu nowadays. Here under is the detailed information:

 Bus Schedules:
No. Route Schedule
298 North Railway Station - Tianfu Software Park 22:00 - 05:30 next day
Night Line 1 East Coach Station - East Coach Station 22:00 - 01:00 next day
Night Line 2 East Coach Station - East Coach Station 22:00 - 01:00 next day
Night Line 3 Baihua Center - Baihua Center 22:00 - 01:00 next day
Night Line 4 Niuwangmiao - Niuwangmiao 22:00 - 01:00 next day
Night Line 5 Yinghui - Zhonghai Guoji 22:00 - 00:30 next day
Night Line 6 East Coach Station - Huangtucun 22:00 - 00:30 next day
Night Line 7 5th Wuxing Road - Hualin 22:00 - 00:30 next day
Night Line 8 Dayuan - Baliqiao 22:00 - 00:30 next day
Night Line 9 North Coach Station - 2nd Zhonghe Street 22:00 - 00:30 next day
Night Line 10 Hongshacun - Qinggang Yidui 22:00 - 00:30 next day
Night Line 11 Donglin - Gaopeng 22:00 - 00:30 next day
Night Line 12 Meizhou Huayuan - Qingbo 22:00 - 00:30 next day
Night Line 13 North Coach Station - Dafeng 22:30 - 01:00 next day
Night Line 14 Yipin Tianxia - Jinyuan Road From Yipin Tianxia: 22:00 - 00:00
From Jinyuan Road: 22:45 - 00:45 next day
Night Line 15 Jinsha - Jiancai Road South 23:00 - 00:00
Night Line 16 Jinsha - Jiancai Road South 23:00 - 00:00
Night Line 17 Wulongshan - Erxianqiao From Wulongshan: 21:00 - 23:00
From Erxianqiao: 22:00 - 00:00
Night Line 18 Longtan - South Jianshe Road From Longtan: 22:00 - 00:00
From South Jianshe Road: 22:45 - 00:45 next day
Night Line 19 Hongxing Road - Zengjiapo 22:00 - 00:00
Night Line 20 Chengren - Huilong Avenue 22:00 - 00:00
Night Line 21 Sport University - Kehua Road From Sport University: 22:30 - 23:30;
From Kehua Road: 23:30 - 00:30 next day
Night Line 101 Middle Supo Road - Middle Supo Road 22:15 - 23:00
Night Line 106 Yanggongqiao - Yanggongqiao 22:00 - 01:00 next day

 Ticket fare & How to Pay: Ticket fare is CNY 3 by cash and discount is the same with regular lines when using a transportation card, Wechat pay or Ali pay. Free ride is available between 05:00 to 07:00 with a transportation card.
 

Community Shuttle Lines

In order to facilitate citizens to transfer to regular buses and subways, Chengdu public transport system operate more than 100 Community Shuttle Bus Lines. Generally speaking, the total run length doesn’t exceed 5 kilometers (3 miles). The community shuttle bus lines are numbered with four digits like 1001 and 1106.

 Ticket fare & How to Pay: 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 Apr. 21, 2021 -
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
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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
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Thank you very much!
Asked by Chamaiporn from THAILAND | Aug. 18, 2019 20:56Reply
What is “Chengdu transportation card”? How to get it?
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Answered by Mayer from USA | Aug. 20, 2019 20:13
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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?
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Answered by Sarah from NEW ZEALAND | Jul. 02, 2019 00:54
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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?
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Answered by Alex from USA | May. 28, 2019 18:50
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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.
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Answered by Donna from ITALY | Jan. 11, 2018 20:27
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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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