At present, there is no airport in Leshan City, Sichuan Province. However, railways, highways and waterways have formed a strong transportation network. In the area the main transportation method is by highway.
At present there is no airport in the city. Visitors can fly in to Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport which is 150 kilometers (about 93 miles) away from Leshan City. Take a long-distance bus from Central Bus Station to New South Gate Bus Station in Chengdu and the coach in this station will drive visitors to Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport.
There are two railway stations in the town: Leshan Railway Station and North Railway Station. The former one for intercity high speed trains, including Chengdu-Leshan-Emeishan Intercity High-Speed Train; the second one for ordinary trains. If you are heading for Mount Emei, you should get off at Emeishan Railway Station. The famous Jiayang Steam Train is also running within Leshan's territory.
Leshan Port is located to the east of the city and can be reached by city bus Nos.4, 9, 12. There are regular ferries from the port to Giant Buddha and Wuyou Temple. Visitors can also take ships to Chongqing and other cities in Sichuan Province like Yibin, Luzhou, etc.
There are many ferry services from this port to Giant Buddha Scenic Area each day. The fare is CNY2 per person for a one-way trip. If you want to see the Giant Buddha scenic spot also by ship, the fare is CNY30 per person.
|Xiaoba Bus Station|
In the city there are three main long-distance bus stations: one is Central Bus Station also called Xiaoba Bus Station, the second is Leshan Port Sight-seeing Bus Station, and the third is Lianyun Bus Station. Of these the Central Bus Station is the busiest. Here are some details:
Central Bus Station
Address: No.165 Jiading Road (Middle), Shizhong District
Getting there: Take bus No.6, 9 to arrive.
Destination: Chongqing, Meishan, Zigong, Jiuzhaigou, Luzhou, Mianyang, Ya'an, etc.
The form below offers some information on the buses departing from Central Bus Station mostly to cities and counties in Sichuan Province:
|Departure Station||Start||Departure Frequency||Arriving Station|
|Central Bus Station||06:30||/||Jiuzhaigou|
|117 services every 10 minutes||Chengdu Shiyang Station|
|5 services every 120 minutes||Mianyang|
|20 services every15 minutes||Meishan|
|3 services every 160 minutes||Dujiangyan|
|21 services every20 minutes||Zigong|
|11 services every 50 minutes||Yibin|
|12 services every 50 minutes||Chongqing|
Leshan Port Sight-seeing Bus Station
Address: located in the city center
Destination: New South Gate Bus Station (Chengdu), Mt. Emeishan, Shawan, etc.
Lianyun Bus Station (Chengbei Bus Station)
Address: located in the north of the city
Getting there: Take bus No.1 to arrive.
Destination: Jianwei County, Luocheng Town, Ebian County, etc.
In addition, there are other special tourist bus routes: Central Bus Station - Emeishan City; Central Bus Station - Shawan; Leshan Port Sight-seeing Bus Station - Bishan Lake; Leshan Port Sight-seeing Bus Station - Foguang Lake; Leshan Port Sight-seeing Bus Station - Giant Buddha - Wuyou Temple.
Although the city bus lines are limited, it is easy to reach many main streets in the city by bus. There are a total of 8 bus lines. Details below:
No.1 Xiaoba Tourist Bus Station - Leshan Normal College - Jiazhou Hotel - People's Theatre - Old Bridge - Mishuiyuan Walking Street - Chengbei Bus Station – Wangheyuan
Working Hours: 06:50-21:40
No.2 Chengdu University of Technology Leshan Branch - Leshan Normal College - Jiazhou Hotel - Chengbei Bus Station
Working Hours: 07:00-21:00
No.3 Central Bus Station - Leshan Square - Zhanggongqiao - Gangfeng Hotel - Baxiandong Hotel - Giant Buddha - Jiurifeng Hotel - Oriental Buddha Park - Wuyou Temple
Working Hours: 07:00-21:00 (in summer) 07:00-20:30 (in winter)
No.4 Leshan Port - Jinqiao Shopping Mall - Gangfeng Hotel - Bishanhu Park - Shanwan Hotel - Tourist Service Center - Foguang Lake
Working Hours: 07:00-19:00
No.6 Xiaoba Tourist Station - Haitang Park - Zhanggongqiao - Lingyun Mansion - Zhugongxi Street - Library - Leshan Square - Zhaoxia Road - Central Bus Station - Dafo Hotel
Working Hours: 06:40-21:20
No.9 Leshan Port - Jinqiao Shopping Mall - Zhanggongqiao - Lingyun Mansion - Education College - Herbal Medical Hospital - Leshan Square - Central Bus Station
Working Hours: 06:55-21:40
No.12 Leshan Port - People's Theatre - Mishuiyuan Walking Street - Lingyun Mansion - Herbal Medical Hospital - Leshan Square - Central Bus Station
Working Hours: 07:00-20:30
No.13 Leshan Port - Jiazhou Hotel - People's Theatre - Mishuiyuan Walking Street - Gangfeng Hotel - Baxiandong Hotel - Giant Buddha - Oriental Buddha Park - Jiuding Hotel - Wuyou Temple
|Fare||Daytime||Night:22:30 – 06:00 the next day|
|Fare for First 2km (1.2mi)||CNY5||CNY6.5|
|Surcharge between 2-7km (1.2-4mi)||CNY1.5/km||CNY2/km|
|Surcharge beyond 7km (4mi)||CNY2/km||CNY2.5/km|
|Waiting Fee||Free for the first 5min, and CNY0.8 for every subsequent 3min.|
Note: Taxis traveling in Leshan city have to charge by meter. Once faced with trouble or fraud, dial 0833-96515 to make a complaint.
You need to take a bullet train from Emeishan to Chengdu first, which takes about 100 minutes and CNY65 for a 2nd seat. Then take a taxi to Chadianzi Bus Station, which takes about 10 minutes and CNY20-25. After that, you can take a long distance bus to Jiuzhaigou, which is available from 7:00 to 12:00 with interval of 1h, and it takes CNY246.
By the way, Jiuzhaigou is closed temporarily because of the earthquake happend on Aug. 8th.