Chengdu Sightseeing Bus

Chengdu sightseeing buses are convenient for independent travelers. They can take passengers to the most scenic spots in or near to Chengdu. Running directly between two appointed sites without stops, they are time-saving and more comfortable than regular city buses. However, the ticket is usually sold with the entry ticket to the scenic spots and sometimes with the guide service (bilingual in Chinese and English) onboard and inside scenic spots. However, it is better value than taking a taxi. Passengers can also take some of the lines for free at appointed times after buying the entry ticket to the attractions.

 Boarding Sites & Ticket Outlets:
 Note: The tours commence near to these ticket outlets and can easily be found.
Tianfu Square -1F, East Side by the elevator of Jinzhan Shopping Center, Exit B of Tianfu Square Station on Subway Line 1 or Line 2
Wide and Narrow Alley the intersection of Xisheng Street and Zhangshunshang Street (opposite to Police Office of Wide and Narrow Alley Scenic Area)
Wuhou Temple Visitor Center, front gate of Wuhou Temple, No.231, Wuhouci Street
International Finance Square (IFS) Exit C of Chunxi Road Station on Subway Line 2 or Line 3
Thatched Cottage of Du Fu 2F, Visitor Center, north gate of Thatched Cottage of Du Fu, No.37, Qinghua Road, Qingyang District; south gate of Thatched Cottage of Du Fu, No.2, Caotang Road, Qingyang District
Jinsha Site Museum No.227, Qingyang Avenue
Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding Front gate of the base
Panda Avenue Station Exit A of Panda Avenue Station on Subway Line 3
Dujiangyan Irrigation System beside the Visitor Center, front gate of Dujiangyan Irrigation System
Shuangliu Airport Exit of Gate No.1, International Arrival Hall, T1; Close to Exit of Gate No.4 or Gate No.5, Domestic Arrival Hall, T2
East Coach Station inside the bus station (nearby the bus ticket counter)
Chengdu Sightseeing Bus
Bus to Jinsha Site Museum
Tourist Distribution Center
Tourist Distribution Center
 Some of the hot routes:

Destination Schedule Reference Ticket Fare
Jinli Street Depart: 08:00 - 19:30;  Return: 08:30 - 19:00 6
Huanhua Stream Park Depart: 09:00 - 17:15; Return: 09:45 - 18:00 6
Jinsha Site Museum Depart: 09:00 - 17:15; Return: 09:30 - 17:45 80
Wide and Narrow Alley Depart: 08:30 - 19:00; Return: 08:00 - 19:30 6
People's Park Depart: 08:30 - 19:00; Return: 08:00 - 19:30 6
Shuangliu Airport Depart: 08:00 - 20:00; Return: 09:00 - 20:40 10
Wuhou Temple Depart: 08:00 - 19:30; Return: 08:30 - 19:00 60
Thatched Cottage of Du Fu Depart: 09:00 - 17:15; Return: 09:45 - 18:00 60
Yongling Museum Depart: 09:30 - 15:30; Return: 09:30 - 15:45 20
Mt. Qingcheng &
Dujiangyan Irrigation Project
Depart: 08:30; Return: 17:00 268
Dujiangyan Irrigation Project &
Yulei Pavilion
Depart: 10:30; Return: 16:30 168
Dujiangyan Irrigation Project Depart: 10:00, 10:30, 12:30; Return: 16:30, 17:00 148
Mt. Qingcheng Depart: 09:30; Return: 17:00 148
Polar Ocean World Depart:10:00; Return: 16:30 150
Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding &
Three-Star Piles Museum
Depart: 08:30, 09:00, 09:30; Return: 16:00 238
Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding Depart: 08:30 - 15:00; Return: 10:00 - 18:30
Frequency: 30 mins
Three-Star Piles Museum Depart:10:00, 11:30, 12:30; Return: 15:30, 16:00 140/158
An’ren Ancient Town &
Liu's Manor
Depart: 09:30; Return: 16:00 78
An’ren Ancient Town &
Liu Wenhui's Manor
Depart: 09:30; Return: 16:00 58
An’ren Ancient Town &
Liu's Manor & Liu Wenhui's Manor
Depart: 09:30; Return: 16:00 93
Cube Oceanarium Depart: 10:00, 13:00; Return: 12:00, 16:30 120

 Ticket Fare
There are three types of the bus ticket.
Combo Ticket A: The ticket only includes the guide service onboard/inside the scenic spot. It is available for senior people aged 70 or above and children under 6 years old/less than 4.3 feet (1.3 meters).
Combo Ticket B: It contains half-priced entrance tickets and guide service onboard/inside the scenic areas. This ticket is suitable for people aged 60 to 69 and teenagers aged 6 to 18. 
Combo Ticket C: This kind of ticket includes full price tickets and guide service onboard/inside the scenic areas. 

 Here are the free routes after purchasing the entry ticket to the destinations:

From To Departure Time
Wide and Narrow Alley Wuhou Temple 09:00 - 19:30
Thatched Cottage of Du Fu 09:00 - 16:00
Wuhou Temple Thatched Cottage of Du Fu 09:00 - 17:00
Jinsha Site Museum 09:00 - 17:00
Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding Wuhou Temple 14:30
Thatched Cottage of Du Fu Wuhou Temple 13:00
Jinsha Site Museum 11:15
Jinsha Site Museum Thatched Cottage of Du Fu 13:30
Wuhou Temple 12:30
Shuangliu Airport Thatched Cottage of Du Fu 10:40

1. The above departure times and fares are for reference only. They may be amended at any time
2. The fares listed is for a full priced fare and there may be discounts during low seasons
3. In peak travel seasons, please get a ticket in advance to avoid disappointment
4. Please get to the ticket collection sites at least half an hour prior to departure.

- Last modified on Nov. 06, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Chengdu Sightseeing Bus
Asked by KY from USA | Nov. 05, 2018 16:49Reply
How i get to the tianfu square from crowne plaza west chengdu
Answers (1)
Answered by Lecea from USA | Nov. 06, 2018 23:36

Walk about 15 minutes to Baicao road where to take the metro line 2 and get off at Tianfu Square.
Asked by KC from SINGAPORE | Oct. 24, 2018 06:48Reply
I am thinking of making use of Chengdu Sightseeing Bus services for me visit.
However can you advise me on the interval of these bus services? Do they operate at the start of period or they operate at a fix interval.

I have 4 days in the city, and i am thinking of multiple place within the city plus the following that is outside the city:

Mt. Qingcheng & Dujiangyan Irrigation Project
Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding & Three-Star Piles Museum
Three-Star Piles Museum
Answers (1)
Answered by Rena from USA | Oct. 25, 2018 01:02

The buses are operated at a fix interval, and here are specific schedules and routes of the sightseeing buses on this website. The buses can drive you to the places you want to visit.
Asked by Tim from USA | Oct. 12, 2018 16:02Reply
Want the Mt Qingcheng & Dujiangyan Irrigation for 268 CNY. Where do we get tickets and catch bus?
We would hope to take the tourist bus to Mt Qingcheng (1st) & Dujiangyan Irrigation Project (after). Ideally on October 27. Where would be get tickets and where would we catch the bus?
Answers (1)
Answered by Kenneth from USA | Oct. 16, 2018 01:03

You can get the ticket and catch the bus at Zhuge Liang Memorial Hall Tourist Center or Broad and Narrow Alley.
Asked by Jhovie from USA | Jul. 25, 2018 16:40Reply
I have a 12 hr layover in Chengdu Airport and would love to go to Panda Base via sightseeing bus.
Can you recommend me an itinerary how I can maximize my time and be able to see other attractions with the sightseeing bus? Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by George from AUSTRALIA | Jul. 25, 2018 20:26

There are three routes now. First panda line, you need to go to Chunxi Road to take the bus to panda base. Take the Metro line 10 from the airport to Taiping Park and then transfer to Metro Line 3 to Chunxi Road.
Asked by sugandhi from SRI LANKA | Jun. 05, 2018 10:08Reply
I/m planning to visit Chengdu panda research base & Jiuzhaigou from Zhangjiajie.
But i dont know the safest and cheapest way to come to CD from Zhangjiajie.
Next question is how can i visit CD panda research base & Jiuzhaigou and please recommend a good and safe place to stay in CD.
Answers (1)
Answered by Joy from UNITED KINGDOM | Jun. 07, 2018 21:35

The only way from ZZJ to CD is to take a flight since no trains or buses operating in the two places. There is a good hotel, Hanting Hotel, which was located at No. 8-4, Shaocheng Road, Qingyang District. It’s convenient to get a bus here to panda base. Shuttle bus line 2 can take you to Tianfu Square East Station, get off the bus, walk to west about 800m, you can get the hotel.

As for JZG, you have to connect a travel agency because now the individual tourists are not allowed to go.
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