Due to the fact that many roads in Chengdu are under construction and that the city is constantly developing, the public transportation system (including routes, busses and subways) is subject to change. In order to makes it more convenient for our students to get around the city; we are encouraging our students travel by public transport.
Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CDIA) is 16km southwest to the center of Chengdu City. It has flights to more than 70 domestic cities and over 20 international cities. CDIA has two terminals, Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Covering an area of 500,000 m², it has 74 boarding bridges, 64 security channels, and 207 check-in counters, providing advanced services for transit, shopping, dining, and recreation, which can handle over 50 million passengers and offer support service facilities, including 3-star and 5-star hotels. The airport is connected with downtown through highway. It also has long-distance buses to major cities within Sichuan Province and buses and taxies services as well.
Airport offers variety of ways to travel around the city, taxi and airport bus are the most convenient choices, please check out airport website http://www.cdairport.com/front_en/jt3.jsp for detailed information. For Wangjiang campus and Huaxi campus it approximately cost 70 RMB by taxi. For Jiangan campus it approximately cost 30 RMB by taxi.
Chengdu public bus services covering almost every corner of the city, including scenic spots, snack streets, tour bus center, shopping places, hospitals, schools, supermarkets, and residential blocks, etc. Most of them start running at 06:30 and stop after 20:00 or 21:00, while some start as early as at 05:45 and stop after 23:00. Common public buses charge CNY 1, while those with air-conditioners charge CNY 2. Take small change as there are no conductors on many of the buses. The fare can be paid by cash or transportation smart card if there is a card reader onboard. A discount of 10% or 50% is offered for those using a transportation smart card. Also, from 05:00 to 07:00, passengers can take most lines running within urban areas for free by swiping the transportation card. When getting onboard, bring some loose change as some buses do not have a card reader or a ticket seller.
http://cdgjbus.com/BusLine/BusLine.aspx is an interactive website that can help you with finding your way around the city via public transportation. Type your point of departure at “请输入出发地点” and your point of destination at “请输入到达地点” and click on the “搜索” button. A window will appear informing you about the public buses that you will need to take in order to travel to your destination.
Fast Lines (BRT)
Presently, there are four fast lines in operation, K1, K1A, K2, and K2A. K means “Kuai (快)” in Chinese and fast in English. As the name indicates, they run at higher speeds than regular ones. Distance between their stops is also longer, at an average of about 1,100 yards (1 kilometer). All of them are running along the Second Ring Road of the city: K1 and K1A along the inner side clockwise; K2 and K2A along the outer side anticlockwise. They depart every 1.5 minutes in peak hours, 6-8 minutes in low hours and 4-6 minutes in other times. The first K1 and K2 depart at 06:00 every day while the last at 23:00; the first K1A and K2A starts at 07:00 and the last ones start at 19:00. All passengers of K1 / K2 are asked to get off at Shanbanqiao Terminal to transfer to another K1 / K2 if they need to move on; while passengers of K1A and K2A need not to get off until they get to their destination.Ticket fare is the same as regular lines, either by cash or by transportation card. K1 and K2 are also free for ride before 07:00 by swiping a transportation card.
According to the short-term plan, Chengdu plans to build 11 subway lines around the city which would make the subway transport easily accessible to the city's major distribution centers. Currently, only subway line 1 and line 2 are in operation, while line 3, line 4, line 5 and line 7 are under construction. Passengers can take line 1 from Shengxian Lake to Guangdu via North Railway Station, Tianfu Square, Sichuan Gymnasium, South Railway Station, Jincheng Plaza and other places in the city. Line 2 can take travelers to Chadianzi Bus Station, People's Park, Chunxi Road, East Railway Station, Institute of Public Administration and other areas. For Huaxi Campus, the closest subway station is Huaxiba（华西坝）on the Subway Line 1. For Wangjiang campus, the closest subway station is Sichuan Gymnasium(省体育馆)on the subway Line 1, which is 20 minutes walk from the subway station to the Wangjiang campus west gate.
Taxis are also readily available outside campus on any street. The stands are approximately 79 feet (2 meters) high, with a green ginkgo leaf shaped board on a blue Y-shaped support. The signs are written in both Chinese and English. The taxi fare is CNY8 (or CNY9 for SAGITAR taxi) for the first 2 kilometers and CNY1.9 per succeeding kilometer from 6:00 to 23:00. At night from 23:00 to 6:00 next morning, the taxi fee is CNY9/CNY10 for the first 2 kilometers and CNY 2.2 per succeeding kilometer. If the journey is over 10 kilometers but less than 60 kilometers, 50% no-occupancy surcharge of the total fee should be paid. CNY1.9 (or CNY2.2 at night) will be charged for every 5-minute waiting time, which will be accumulated when the taxi speed is under 12km/hr.
Do keep the receipt at the end of your ride in case you need to get in touch with the driver or with the taxi company. Please note that Motorcycles and Electric Vehicles without any license plate are not allowed on campus.
Campus shuttle bus
Sichuan University provides transportation across its three campuses- Wangjiang campus, Huaxi campus and Jiangan campus students, staff, and faculty are permitted unlimited use of this service at fairly reasonable charge. The bus service includes two fixed routes (Wangjiang campus – Jiangan campus, Huaxi campus-Jiangan campus) and you board on a “first-come, first served” basis. Buses will quickly at busy times, so don’t be late if you want a seat. Buses run Monday to Friday during semester, a modified timetable operates outside this period.
Monday – Friday: For regular services time schedule, please check http://hgc.scu.edu.cn/news/syxs/looknew.php?id=675
Weekend: Jiangan campus earliest 7:20, latest 22:00, Wangjiang campus earliest 7:20, latest 21:00; Huaxi campus time schedule: 8:00，9:15，13:00，14:00，16:00，17:00，18:00，19:30（latest）；