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Lakes

Water is the spirit of Jiuzhai Valley. There are 114 individual Lakes in the park that span over 1,000m in Read More
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Waterfalls

There are 5 major waterfalls and numerous smaller waterfalls throughout the park. The Nuo Ri Lang Waterfall is the widest Read More
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Forests

Forests cover more than half of the scenic area and much of the area not covered is above the tree Read More
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Tibetan Culture

The local people still hold onto many of their traditional customs and culture. Local food and drink traditionally include barley, Read More
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Frozen Waterfalls

The main attraction of the “Winter Wonderland” scenery is the magnificent, frozen waterfalls, in particular the Pearl Shoals and Nuo Read More
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Bus

From Chengdu to Jiuzhai Valley:
(approx 8-10 hours)

        The road from Chengdu to Jiuzhai Valley is being improved and the travel time is decreasing. It is hoped that travel time will be reduced to under 6hours when the road is completed. It is estimated that the road will be completed in mid-late 2012. Buses from Chengdu travel via Wenchuan, Maoxian and Songpan. Occasionally, due to bad weather conditions buses may change the route to travel Mianyang and Pingwu with little to no prior notice.

        More or less busses could be available on any of the below routes depending on demand on a given day. It is usually only possible to purchase bus tickets one day in advance. Your accommodation provider can help you to book tickets if required. All times and schedules are subject to change. Please contact your accommodation provider to find the current time table a couple of days before you intend to travel. If you have any questions please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Buses leaving from Chengdu, Cha Dian Zi:

To

Departure

Price

Duration (approx.)

Jiuzhai Valley

07:20, 09:00

121 RMB

10 hours

Songpan

06:30, 07:00, 07:30

136 RMB

11 hours

Ruo Er Gai

06:30

157 RMB

11 hours

Chuan Zhu Si

07:00

132 RMB

9 hours

Ma Er Kang

06:30, 07:00, 09:00

117 RMB

10 hours

 

Buses leaving from Chengdu, Xin Nan Men:

To

Departure

Price

Duration (approx.)

Jiuzhai Valley

06:40, 08:00

123 RMB

10 hours

Buses leaving from Jiuzhai Valley:

To

Departure

Price

Duration (approx.)

Chengdu

06:40, 07:00, 07:30, 08:00

140 RMB

8 hours

Songpan*

07:30, 12:50

30 RMB

2 hours

Jiangyou**

06:30, 07:20

75 RMB

7 hours

Mianyang

06:30, 07:20

90 RMB

8 hours

Huanglong***

07:00, 07:30

40 RMB

3 hours

Ma Er Kang*

07:20

148 RMB

7 hours

Lanzhou

07:00

230 RMB

11 hours

* From Nanping, stopping at Jiuzhai Valley
** National train connections are available from Jiangyou.
*** May – October only.

 

Buses leaving from Songpan:

To

Departure

Price

Duration (approx.)

Jiuzhai Valley

07:00, 13:00

32 RMB

2 hours

Ruo Er Gai

10:00, 14:30

42 RMB

4 hours

Hong Yuan

07:00

60 RMB

4 hours

Ma Er Kang

06:20

98 RMB

6 hours

Chengdu

06:00, 06:30, 07:00

135 RMB

8 hours

 

Buses leaving from Ruo Er Gai

To

Departure

Price

Duration (approx.)

Lin Xia*

06:40

70 RMB

6 hours

He Zuo**

06:30

55 RMB

4 hours

Tie Bu**

09:30

26 RMB

3 hours***

Lang Mu Si

14:30

25 RMB

2 hours

Chengdu

06:30

160 RMB

12 hours

* via Lang Mu Si (leaves on odd numbered days eg. 1st, 3rd, 5th etc. of each month)
** via Lang Mu Si

*Buses to Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu province, leave from He Zuo as well as other stations along the Songpan – He Zuo route.

 

Buses leaving from Jiangyou

To

Departure

Price

Duration (approx.)

Jiuzhai Valley

07:00

70 RMB

7 hours

 

Train

There are no train connections to Jiuzhai Valley. The closest train stations are in Jiangyou, Guangyuan and Chengdu. If you speak no Chinese it may be difficult to arrange connections from Jiangyou and Guangyuan.

 

From Jiangyou to Xian via Guangyuan (approx 13 hrs)

02:17 (Xian South)

15:06

15:50

17:33 (Xian South)

19:08

20:46

21:58

22:31

23:05 (Xian South)

23:21

23:53

 

 

Train from Jiangyou to Guangyuan

Approx 30 a day.

        From Jiangyou train lines link up to almost all national routes through Baoji or Chengdu. The closest popular destinations being Xian in Shaan Xi province and Lanzhou in Gansu province which connects to the world’s highest railway in the world to Lhasa, Tibet.

 

Plane

Flights to Jiuzhai Valley from Chengdu:

Off-peak – 15 flights a day.
Peak – 23 flights a day.

During the peak season there are also direct flights from Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Xian and Chongqing.

Please check with your travel provider for exact times.

The following airlines fly to Jiu Huang airport:

Sichuan Air
South China Airways
Air China
China Eastern
Hainan Airlines
Chengdu Airlines
Chongqing Airlines

 

Driving

To drive from Chengdu there are a number of options:

1. Chengdu – Du Jiang Yan – Wen Chuan – Mao Xian – Songpan – Jiuzhai Valley (total 440km).
2. Chengdu – Mianyang – Jiangyou – Ping Wu - Nanping – Jiuzhai Valley (total 475km).

 

From Xi’An:

1. Xian – Guangyuan – Zhaohua – Wenxian - Jiuzhai Valley.

 

From Lanzhou:

1. Lanzhou - Ruoergai – Chuan Zhu Si - Jiuzhai Valley (total 804km).
2. Lanzhou - Luo Yang - Wenxian - Jiuzhai Valley (total 700km).

 

From Dari (Qinghai):

1. Dari – Aba County – Hongyuan Grasslands – Mai Wa Zhang La – Jiuzhai Valley.

         Although we do our best to keep these timetables updated we recommend you check the local bus timetables before travelling. We cannot be held responsible for changes that are made to these schedules or the punctuality of the busses. Please use the above as a guide only.

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