||Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport is located in Zhusi Town, Songpan County,
about 83 km from Jiuzhaigou. The airport has direct flights to Chengdu,
and Chongqing. It takes only 45 min to fly from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou.
Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport (Chinese: 九寨黄龙机场) (IATA: JZH, ICAO: ZUJZ),
also known as Jiuzhaigou Airport (Chinese: 九寨沟机场) and Jiuhuang Airport,
is an airport in Songpan, Sichuan Province, China. This airport serves
two major scenic places of interest in this area, namely Huanglong (53
km away) and Jiuzhaigou (88 km away). It is 3,448 meters above sea level
and is the third highest airport in China (after Qamdo and Lhasa).
Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport in China
Jiuzhai-Huanglong Airport is located in Zhusi Town, Songpan County, about 83 km from Jiuzhaigou. The airport has direct flights to Chengdu, and Chongqing. It takes only 45 min to fly from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou.
Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport (Chinese: 九寨黄龙机场) (IATA: JZH, ICAO: ZUJZ), also known as Jiuzhaigou Airport (Chinese: 九寨沟机场) and Jiuhuang Airport, is an airport in Songpan, Sichuan Province, China. This airport serves two major scenic places of interest in this area, namely Huanglong (53 km away) and Jiuzhaigou (88 km away). It is 3,448 meters above sea level and is the third highest airport in China (after Qamdo and Lhasa).
Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport is about 240 kilometers (40 minutes' flight) from Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, the major airport in Southwestern China.
Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport started flights on September 28, 2003. It has one runway of length 3200m and width 60m.
Due to the elevation (3448 m/11,311 ft), some passengers may experience symptoms of altitude sickness. This should be taken into consideration when planning to fly into or out of Jiuzhai Huanglong airport. The first aid center at the airport has small canisters of oxygen and Tibetan herbal medicine for sale.
Jiuhuang (Jiuzhaigou-Huanglong) Airport (JZH), is 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) away to the north of Chuanzhusi Town, which is located in Songpan County of the Aba Autonomous Prefecture. Passengers can take flight to Jiuzhaigou Airport from Chengdu, Chongqing, Xian, Guangzhou, Beijing and Shanghai.
By Long-distance Bus
Although it takes a great deal longer to get to Jiuzhaigou by bus, it remains the most popular means of transport among visitors due to the reasonable price of tickets. Today you can take long-distance buses going directly to Jiuzhaigou from both Chengdu and Mianyang cities. A recently opened ring line operates between Chengdu and Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Area, covering a distance of about 913 kilometers (567 miles). It is an important tourist route in Sichuan Province. Consisting of the East Line and the West Line, these wide and smooth expressways have reduced the journey time to Jiuzhaigou Valley to just 9 to 10 hours. Local government management ensures that the highway can be used all year round, and even in the event of a landslide (a common occurrence during the summer rainy season), a normal service is usually resumed within just a few hours.
Jiuzhaigou transportation mapThe East Line runs for about 520 kilometers (323 miles), passing through the cities of Guanghan, Deyang, Mianyang and Jiangyou, as well as Pingwu and Jiuzhaigou counties. Along this route it is also possible to enjoy a great number of beautiful and well preserved natural sceneries, and is the first choice for those visitors wanting to experience natural China at its magical best.
The West Line which runs along the Min River is the most popular route for long-distance buses. Passing Dujiangyan City, Wenchuan, Mao, Songpan counties and Chuanzhusi Town, the West Line also takes in a number of local tourist attractions. Not only does the route offer the chance to catch the Dujiangyan Irrigation Project, Mt. Siguniangshan, Munigou Valley and Huanglong Scenic and Historic Area, but also the opportunity to witness the traditional culture of the Tibetan and Qiang people.
Tips: Badly damaged in the Wenchuan Earthquake, this line is not suggested to take temporarily.
From Chengdu, there are two bus stations with routes to Jiuzhaigou. The first is the Chengdu Tourist Transportation and Service Center (also known as the New South Gate Bus Station), and is located at No.57 Linjiang Road of Chengdu City. Bus numbers 6, 8, 13, 28, 35, 43, 48, 49, 55, 76, 82, 110 and 301 all stop at the station. The bus departs at 08:00 daily to Jiuzhaigou Valley. The cost of ticket is about CNY130 per person to Jiuzhaigou and CNY98 to Chuanzhusi Town for Huanglong Scenic Area.
The other bus station is the Chadianzi Bus Station, situated within the Second Ring Road of Chengdu City. Four long-distance buses depart from here each day to Jiuzhaigou Valley, leaving at 7:20, 8:00, 9:20 and 16:00. Tickets cost CNY125 per person. The station also runs a special tourist line that departs at 8:40 am daily. Tickets for this journey are priced at CNY91.
1. Buy tickets the day before you plan to travel.
2. Make sure also that you arrive at the bus station a little earlier than your departure time.
3. Take enough food and water for the long journey. Fresh fruit is also recommended. The driver will stop the bus roughly every two hours to allow passengers to take a rest and eat at some of the nearby small restaurants- although the quality of the food is sometimes not the best. If you are traveling in the harvest season, it is easy to buy some delicious fruits from roadside vendors. If you are buying from the roadside, don't forget to bargain for a reasonable price.
Mianyang City is located along the East Line to Jiuzhaigou Valley, and is often used as a stopping-off point for visitors. Those who make the stop can then take the special tourist line at the Pingzheng Bus Station which operates buses running directly to Jiuzhaigou Valley. The buses depart hourly between 6:00 and 12:00, and then later at 12:30 and 13:30.
By Chartered Vehicle
This method of travel is often adopted by visitors who also want to get to the other destinations around Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Area. It is also a recommended means for touring should you decide to arrive at or leave Jiuzhaigou by air. You can hire a car with a driver at Jiuhuang Airport and travel firstly to Huanglong Scenery and Historic Area and then on to Jiuzhaigou Valley. Alternatively, this route can be reversed, firstly visiting Jiuzhaigou Valley and then hiring a car to Huanglong before returning to the airport. However, if you prefer to travel independently, it is possible to hire a car when you arrive in Chengdu or Mianyang. The whole route can then be catered to your interests.
1. Drivers do not speak English, and so it is recommended that you have a friend who can speak Chinese with you or you learn some Chinese before you go.
2. Make sure you bargain for a reasonable price with the driver before getting in the car.
After arriving at JZH, visitors can then take a shuttle bus to Jiuzhaigou, Huanglong and some of the other local tourist destinations. The departure time of the shuttle buses generally runs in accordance with the arrival time of flights. A single fare to Jiuzhaigou Valley is CNY45 per person, with a round-trip ticket costing CNY80 per person.