Chengdu, considered the happiest city in China, is the perfect blend of ancient history and modernity. The city’s most famous draw is the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, where visitors can see pandas in their natural habitat. And be sure to bring your appetite when visiting; Chengdu is UNESCO’s first proclaimed ‘City of Gastronomy’.
The journey from Chengdu International Airport to Chengdu is around 20 kilometres. You can take a taxi, airport bus, or metro to transfer from Chengdu airport to the city. With an airport taxi, it takes around 40 minutes to reach the city centre without traffic and the fare is estimated to be somewhere between €8.60 (CYN 60) and €10 (CYN 70). Additionally, several airport buses pick up passengers from the airport and head to different locations in Chengdu. By bus, it takes around an hour to reach Chengdu city centre, and the fare costs from €1.42 (CYN 10) to €2.41 (CYN 17), depending on your route. You can also take the metro to reach the city centre in around 20 minutes. The fare for the metro from the Chengdu airport to Chengdu is just €0.71 (CYN 5).Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Chengdu at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.