Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, is an amazing city that you will never want to leave. Known as a very laid-back and relaxed city, Chengdu is an ancient yet modern city abounding with diverse options for having fun. Combining a Tibet trip with a short excursion in Chengdu is a wise choice as Chengdu enjoys the most flights to Lhasa. It is very easy to find a flight to Tibet all day long. Here you can check our Chengdu-Tibet Tour packages and start plan your Tibet tour from Chengdu now.
Tourists can take a flight or train from Chengdu to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. It takes 2 hours and 30 minutes to take a flight, or 36 hours to take a train.
By flights – Chengdu is a perfect base for tourists who want to fly to Lhasa, because it takes only around 2 hours and 30 minutes for the flight trip, and there are many flights from Chengdu to Shanghai every day. Furthermore, you can arrive in Lhasa during daytime if you fly from Chengdu. The full-price ticket is around 2300 RMB.
By train – It takes 36 hours to take a train to Lhasa from Chengdu. It is too long for most tourists. Many tourists go to Xining or Lanzhou to board on the train, which initially departs from Chengdu, because It takes only around 24 hours for the train ride to Lhasa from Xining or Lanzhou.
Yes. There are many historical sites in Chengdu, such as Jinli Ancient Street, Dujiangyan Irrigation System and Dufu Thatched Cottage. However, the most popular tourist destination in Chengdu the Giant Panda Base, where is 30 kilometers away from the city center of Chengdu. If the traffic situation is good, it takes around 40 minutes to reach there by car from Chengdu. The cost for taking a taxi to the base is around 50 RMB. You can also go there by subway. Take Panda Express 3 and 5 and get off at the Panda Base stop.
Warm tips: Giant Pandas are sleeping in the afternoon, so if you want to see them eating bamboos or playing with each other, it is suggested to go to the base in early morning.