Daocheng Yading Airport
Daocheng Airport, 4,411 meters in altitude, is the highest civilian airport in the world, which provides services for Daocheng County and surrounding places.
Daocheng Airport Code: DCY
There is one terminal with three levels for domestic flights. The ground floor is the check-in hall and restaurants, the second floor is the waiting hall with drinking room, medical room and oxygen room and the third floor is the commercial hall.
Close time for check-in
45 minutes before take-off.
Tips for Taking a Plane at Daocheng Yading Airport
1: There is free oxygen supply equipment at the airport, but they cannot be taken on board.
2: Since the airport is built in such an altitude, you have to prepare anti-altitude medicine in advance and avoid intense activities in the airport.
3: There is no air-condition at the airport, so you should take more clothes to keep warm.
Sichuan Airlines (3U), Shandong Airlines (SC), Shenzhen Airlines (ZH), China Southern Airlines (CZ), Xiamen Airlines (MF), Air China (CA), Juneyao Airlines (HO), Chengdu Airlines (EU)
Daocheng Yading Airport Flights Schedule
Daocheng Airport has opened domestic flight to/from Chengdu, Luzhou, Xi’an, Guangzhou, Hangzhou and Chongqing, which are basically in the morning.
|To/ From||Frequency (weekly)||Travel Time|
|Chengdu||6 on each Wed. Fri. |
7 on each Mon. Tue. Thurs. Sat. Sun.
|Chongqing||3 on each Mon. Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sun.||1H20M|
|Xi’an||2 on each Tue. Thurs. Sat.||2H|
|Hangzhou||3 on each Mon. Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sun.||4H35M|
|Guangzhou||1 on each Tue. Thu. Sat.||4H35M|
|Luzhou||1 on each Tue. Thurs. Sat.||1H10M|
How to Travel between Daocheng Airport and Daocheng County
Airport Shuttle Bus
|Airport → Xiangyun Hotel/Airport Hotel||Xiangyun Hotel/Airport Hotel → Airport|
|Departure Time||Depart as the flights land||6:00|
|Travel Time||about 1 hour|
|Ticket Price||CNY 35|
How to Travel between Daocheng Airport and Shangri-La Town
1: Airport Shuttle Bus
2: Long-distance bus
|Long-distance Bus: Daocheng → Shangri-La/Riwa Town|
|Operating Hour||10:00, 14:00|
|Travel Time||About 2 hours|
|Ticket Price||CNY 40|
|Pick-up & drop-off point in Dongcheng: the gate of Airport Hotel|
How to Travel from the Daocheng Yading Airport to Yading Natural Reserve
2: If there are a lot of people in your group, you can hire a car. Not only it is economical but also you can enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way. You should make an appointment for this service. It will take you about 3 hours.
My Flight lands at 1105 am on 28th Oct.
And how to return back from the Daocheng Airport from DaoCheng Town please?