Chengdu airport: Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CTU)

Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport

Chengdu has a modern airport (constructed in 2004) however in the last few years it's seen further expansions and modernizations with the construction of a new terminal and a new, longer runway. It's the largest airport in the Midwest of China and the gateway to the beautiful province of Sichuan.

Airport codes

IATA airport code: CTU
ICAO airport code: ZUUU


Local transport


There's no train connection with Chengdu Airport.

Car and bus

Chengdu Shuangliu Airport is situated 16 kilometers southwest of Chengdu's city center. The airport is easily accessible by rental car via the ring road G4201.  From the south of the city the Airport Expressway (a toll road) leads to the airport.

City bus 303 runs from the airport to the northern train station in Chengdu. Shuttle busses also run every 20 minutes between the airport and Chengdu with stops at the Minhan Hotel and the Lantian Hotel in the city center. A bus tickets costs 10 yuan. Traveling time is about half an hour.

Car rental Chengdu Shuangliu Airport

There are no international car rental companies present at Chengdu Airport but there are counters of local providers. International rental companies, such as Avis, do have an office in the city.


There are taxis outside the Arrivals Hall. They don't have a meter and if they do it's broken or the driver refuses to use it. You'll therefore have to negotiate. A reasonable price for a ride into the city is 50 yuan, but the asking price by the driver will initially be significantly higher. A ride to Chengdu's center takes 20-30 minutes.

Airport Parking

There's a large parking lot outside the new terminal. You pay 5 yuan for the first hour and then 2 yuan per half hour. You pay 50 yuan per day. These rates apply to outside parking; the rates for the parking garage are somewhat higher.




There's one, fairly simple hotel at Chengdu Airport, the Airport Hotel (Tel. +86(0)28 8570 2769). Other hotels nearby the airport include Ju Long Airport Hotel (Tel. +86(0)28 8570 4101), Homeland Hotel Chengdu and the Sanpin Business Hotel. For more hotels and to book online, you can go to They offer a large range of hotels, at competitive internet rates.

Shops and restaurants

There's only one restaurant in the old terminal (Tel. +86(0)28 8570 2359), but it consists of three floors. There's a large dining-hall on the first floor, smaller dining rooms on the second floor and a tearoom on the third floor. You'll find more cafés and (snack) bars in the new terminal.

There's also a duty-free shop with a wide variety of cigarettes, wine and liquor as well as a huge collection of Chinese tea and other local specialties.


There's a lost-and-found desk (Tel. +86(0)28 8520 5389) near the baggage claim area in the Arrivals Hall.


There are information desks in the both the Arrivals and Departure Halls of both terminals; they can be reached via the general telephone number +86(0)28 8570 2649.


There's a small business center with faxes, photocopiers and computers with internet access in the Departure Hall.

Disabled facilities

Chengdu Airport has reasonable accessibility for the disabled. The new terminal has better accessibility for disabled persons than the old terminal. There are wheelchair ramps and adapted elevators and toilets in terminal 2.

Other services

You'll find banks, exchange offices and ATM's scattered around the terminals. There are also hairdressers, massage parlors, shoeshine boys and tourist information desks. The First Aid station is located on floor 2F of the Departure Hall. Here you'll also find smoking rooms and lounges. Internet access is only available via the computers in the Business Center (see Business).




Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport

Telephone, fax, email

Telephone: +86(0)28 8570 2649
Fax: +86(0)28 8570 4186

Airport codes

IATA airport code: CTU
ICAO airport code: ZUUU