Leshan Travel Guide

Leshan Transportation

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.

See also Leshan to Chengdu Train, Emeishan to Chengdu Train

Bullet Train to Leshan Leshan Ship


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
Xiaoba Bus Station

Long-distance Bus

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

Leshan City Bus Stop
A City Bus Stop
Leshan City Bus
Inside A City Bus


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.
- Last updated on May. 26, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Leshan Transportation
Asked by Winnie from SINGAPORE | Feb. 17, 2024 17:06Reply
How to go Chengdu East railway station at 4 am from Leshan?
Hi. I plan to leave Leshan hotel at 4 am to catch the train at Chengdu East railway to Huaihua.
Can you suggest me how do I travel with budget cost?
As I think that at 4 am from Leshan will be only taxi to Chengdu East railway. But it souod costly.
Answers (3)
Answered by John | Feb. 17, 2024 22:54

You are right. At 4am, only taxi will be available. You may also try to hire a car on one of the car-hailing apps the day before. Or go to Chengdu the day before and stay overnight at one of the hotels near Chengdu East Railway Station.
Answered by Winnie | Feb. 18, 2024 16:22

Hi, Thank you for ur reply.
I have another question. Should we have a China sim card so We can use the Didi app to get the taxi? One of my friends said if We don't have a China SIM card. We cannot get a taxi from the Didi app.
Answered by John | Feb. 18, 2024 18:12

Yes, I'm afraid so. Sorry for that:(
Asked by Pornchai Ravichutiwon from THAILAND | Feb. 10, 2024 22:13Reply
Updated direct bus from Leshan or Emeishan to Jiuzhaigou Valley
I would be very grateful if you could please provide me about information of bus from Leshan or Emeishan to Jiuzhaigou Valley. Once daily? When will the bus depart from Leshan Central Bus Terminal and how much is its fare?

Thank you in advance.
Answers (1)
Answered by John | Feb. 17, 2024 22:51

There was a daily bus from Leshan Central Bus Terminal to Jiuzhaigou, departing at 06:30 and ticket fare was CNY150-200. However, it seems the bus is out of service recently. Maybe it will come back to service in peak season when it gets warm enough.
Asked by Amy from THAILAND | Dec. 28, 2019 03:23Reply
Hi, is the last bus from leshan to chongqing still 16:30 daily?
Also what are the ship schedules to chongqing from leshan, and from what stations?
Thank you!
Answers (1)
Answered by Yuri from THAILAND | Dec. 30, 2019 16:59

Yes, it is. Sorry, you can't take ferry from Leshan to Chongqing.
Asked by Ping from THAILAND | Oct. 16, 2018 19:17Reply
May I ask about, if I take the bus from Chengdu airport to Leshan, where the bus stop at LS?
Answers (1)
Answered by Taylor from USA | Oct. 16, 2018 23:47

Yes, you can take the direct airport bus, departing from 10:30 to 19:00. The ticket fare is CNY46. The bus stops at Xiaojiaba Bus Station.
Asked by Jess from MALAYSIA | Jul. 15, 2018 23:05Reply
how to go to chongqing from Leshan?
Answers (1)
Answered by Polly from CANADA | Jul. 16, 2018 18:15

You can take a coach in Leshan Central Bus Station and the departure time is at 07:40, 8:50, 9:40, 11:20, 14:30, and 16:30.
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