Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport Guide (CTU)

Airport info
Code: CTU
Airport Road, Chengdu, China

Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport is located 16km (10 miles) from the city centre.

No. of terminals: 2 Dialling code: +86
+86 28 8520 5555
Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport map

Chengdu is a thriving capital of China’s Sichuan province and home to a world-famous giant panda research centre. Its international airport, Chengdu Shuangliu, serves a wide range of airlines, thereby connecting the city to hundreds of international and domestic destinations. This Chengdu Shuangliu airport guide contains important information including airport contact details and transportation options.


In addition to the information desk in the airport building, there are also two information desks in each terminal after security. They are near to Gates 5 and 8 in Terminal 1, and Gate 11 and Corridor DE in Terminal 2.

Transfer between terminals

There is a free shuttle service connecting Gate 8 of Terminal 1 and Gate 9 of Terminal 2.

Driving directions

From Chengdu city centre, head west on G4201, join S6 Chengdu Airport Expressway and follow the airport sign. The journey takes about 30 minutes when there is no traffic.

Public Transport

Public transport rail

Metro line 10 connects the airport and city centre. There are two entrances; one is outside Exit 01 in Terminal 1, another is on level B2 of Terminal 2.

There is also an intercity high-speed rail connecting the airport and neighbouring cities. The entrance to the intercity high-speed rail is on level B2 of Terminal 2. As there are frequent changes to the operating time, please call the hotline (Tel: 12306) in advance.

Public transport road

Coach: There are several buses that connect the airport to various places in Chengdu. For example, bus No 2 takes you to the North Railway Station and Tianfu Square, while bus No 3 runs between the airport and East and South Railway Stations.

Taxi: Taxis (tel: +86 28 962999) are abundant; they are outside Gate 2 in Terminal 1 and outside Gates 4 and 5 in Terminal 2.

Terminal facilities


There are two currency exchange counters and several ATMs in each terminal respectively.


Free Wi-Fi internet access is available.


From international fast-food outlets (McDonald’s, KFC, Starbucks, Subway) to cafes serving local cuisine, there is no shortage of food in both terminals.


A myriad of shops, from international fashion chains to Chinese medicine halls, operate in both terminals. Most shops congregate on level 3 in Terminal 2, and on level 2 in Terminal 1.


Left-luggage facilities are available in the departures hall, between Gates 6 and 7, in Terminal 1, as well as behind check-in counters N and P respectively.


There is a lost and found counter and medical services in both terminals.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

There is a business facility in the departures hall offering basic photocopying and faxing services.

Disabled facilities

Free wheelchair service, riding in a battery-powered golf-cart type vehicle, and special barrier-free access are available for passengers with reduced mobility.

For other requirements, it’s recommended to contact your airline in advance.

Car parking

There are over 3,000 parking spaces in its two parking garages; one is outside Terminal 1 and another outside Terminal 2. The fee is RMB 4 after the first 30 minutes. Large vehicles are charged more.

Car rental

Car hire companies include Europcar and Avis.


Chengdu Airport Hotel is right opposite Terminal 1, while Chengdu Airport Express Hotel is on the east side of Terminal 2.

Chengdu Airport Hotel

+86 28 8520 8888

Despite being only 0.5km (0.3 miles) opposite of Terminal 1, this 5-star hotel provides a free shuttle service to the terminal buildings. With spacious guest rooms, modern business facilities and on-site restaurants serving Chinese, Japanese and Western dishes, this hotel constantly receives excellent reviews from its customers.

North 2nd Road, 610202, Chengdu, China

Chengdu Airport Express Hotel

+86 28 8520 8899

Only an 8-minute walk from the Airport, this massive hotel is popular with transit passengers and many travellers rate it highly. Despite its close proximity to the airport, the hotel also provides a free shuttle service.

Airport East 1st Rd, Chengdu, China
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