As one of the most famous and majestic scenery spot in China, Jiuzhaigou Valley attracts more than 3 million tourists to come annually. Its location is so remote that in order to improve the condition of transportation, Jiuzhigou Huanglong Airport has been built in 2003, after which the throughput of the airport reached 25 million traffic every year.
Jiuzhaigou Huanglong Airport is the first airport constructed in Songpan County, Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan, which is also called as Jiuzhaigou Airport, Huanglong Airport and Jiuhuang Airport. Up to now, taking flight is the most convenient way to tour Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong National Park.
Jiuzhaigou Airport Location Map
Unlike many people’s thoughts, the distance between Jiuhuang Airport and Jiuzhaigou Valley National Park is not close. The Jiuhuang Airport is 88km away from Jiuzhaigou Valley and 43km away from Huanglong National Park. If you are going to take the shuttle bus from the airport to Jiuzhaigou National Park, it would take you about 100 minutes and if you arrived at late night, there might be no public transportation for you. However, there are many accommodations around the airport providing pickup service for their customers, which is a fair choice for people who would arrive at night.
Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport Altitude
The altitude of Jiuhuang Airport is 3,447 meters, which makes the airport the fourth highest plateau airport in China just after DaochengYading Airport (4,411m), Chanmdo Bangda Airport (4,334 m) and Lhasa Gonggar Airport (3,570m). Due to the high altitude, the weather is quite changeable. Sometimes the flights may be delayed or canceled because of the bad weather. Tourists should pay more attention about the altitude sickness and ask for help whenever they feel uncomfortable, and always bring their coats and jackets for the low temperature.
Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport altitude is 3,447 meters above sea level
Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport Facilities
After third phase construction, Jiuzhaigou Huanglong Airport has the ability to provide standard service with completed infrastructure. Staff there are nice, and most of them can speak a little bit daily English at least.
Jiuzhaigou Huanglong Airport provides standard service with completed infrastructure
You can ask everything about Jiuzhaigou Valley at the information center, nearby which is the luggage storing point for tourists to check their luggage for 3 days at most. And the price varies from 30 RMB to 50 RMB accordingly.
Staff in Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport are very nice
However, there is no foreign currency exchange counter or ATM in the airport, so it is suggested to prepare enough cash before you leave.
Flights to Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport
Since 2003, Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport has undergone through twice expansion to meet the need of Jiuzhaigou tourism. Up to now, many flights to Jiuzhaigou from mainland China have been operated by Air China, China Eastern Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, etc., among which Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou flight is the hottest one.
Flights from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou Airport
At present, there are 2 to 3 direct flights to Jiuzhaigou from Chengdu Shuangliu Airport every day. It just takes you around 40 minutes to complete the 240-km Chengdu-Jiuzhaigou flight. Once landing off at Jiuhuang Airport, you can get to Jiuzhaigou National Park and Huanglong National Park by shuttle bus, taxi or a rental car.
Chengdu Jiuzhaigou Flight Schedule
Here we offer the schedule of Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou Flights that just for your reference. Please feel free to contact us for updated flight schedule to Jiuzhaigou.
Fights from Other Cities to Jiuzhaigou Airport
Apart from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou flights, you can also choose Jiuzhaigou flights from other major big cities in China like Chongqing, Xi’an, Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Zhengzhou, Kunming, Zhangjiajie, and Mianyang. Some connecting flights to Jiuzhaigou from Wuhan, Nanjing, Changsha are also available.
Jiuzhaigou Airport Flights
There are eleven direct flights to Jiuzhaigou Airport so far.)
1. During the low season (Nov.16th - Mar. 31st), some flights to Jiuzhaigou may be canceled. And the number of flights from Chengdu may also be reduced.
2. Fortunately, also because of the low season, the price of remain flights are all at discount up to 50% off. Sometimes you can buy a one-way ticket from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou at price of only 700 RMB. 3. In the low season, the price of everything including flight ticket, entrance ticket, the accommodation and the food is much lower than in the peak season. You can use equal budget to enjoy a better service and quieter environment.
Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport to Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong National Park
Arriving at Jiuzhaigou Airport is not equal to reaching Jiuzhaigou National Park. Jiuhuang Airport lies 88 kilometers away from Jiuzhaigou National Park and 43 kilometers away from Huanglong National Park. You can travel from Jiuhuang Airport to the national parks by shuttle bus, taxi or a rental/booked car.
By Shuttle Bus
The Jiuzhaigou Airport shuttle bus just waits outside the terminal building and departs whenever it’s full. The price of the shuttle bus varies from 22 RMB to 100 RMB according to different destinations.
Jiuzhaigou Airport Shuttle Bus Price List
1. For the Jiuhuang Airport – Huanglong National Park – JiuzhaigouVally route, the shuttle bus will park outside the Huanglong Scenic Area for 4 or 4.5 hours, during which passengers can take a leisure trip in the Huanglong National Park.
2. The running time of the airport shuttle bus is from 7:00 to 18:00 which means that if you arrived too late or too early, you have to choose other method to leave the airport. So please pay more attention to your flight schedule.
Taxi is also available at Jiuhuang Airport. You do not need to wait for other tourists like in the shuttle bus and it would be relatively more flexible. The cost is around 200 RMB from the airport to either Jiuzhaigou Valley or Huanglong National Park in 1.5 hours, which is faster as well as more expensive than the shuttle bus.
Taking a taxi to Jiuzhaigou Valley or Huanglong National Park
Since Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong are in the opposite direction, the price for going to Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong together from the airport is around 600 RMB. The price in nighttime is higher than that in daytime.
By a Rental/Booked Car
Some tourists prefer to rent a car at Jiuzhaigou Airport to tour HuanglongNational Park first and then go to Jiuzhaigou when they can enjoy the beautiful view along the way.
Renting a car at Jiuzhaigou Airport to tour HuanglongNational Park
There are 2 kinds of rental car. The first one is booking a car from a reliable local travel agency before you started your trip. You can discuss about the time and number and price in advance. In this way, you will be more relaxed whenever you arrived without worrying about the transportation problem. Moreover, the local travel agency would give you more information about the culture, barely-knew amazing scenery spot and some advices.
Another choice is renting a car and starting your self-driving journey. It is only recommended for people who has the official Chinese driver license and is familiar with the weather condition as well as the road condition.
The price of rental car differs from the destinations as well. A 4-seat car from Jiuhuang Airport to Huanglong National Park charges 260 RMB when to Jiuzhaigou National Park is about 350 RMB.
A 4-seat car from Jiuhuang Airport to Huanglong National Park
FAQs about Jiuzhaigou Huanglong Airport
Q: Which is the best way to go to Jiuzhaigou? By bus, by train or by airplane?
A: It depends. Going to Jiuzhaigou by bus is the most convenient and economical way for its flexibility, but 10-hour ride is miserable for some people. Airplane is fast and expensive with occasional unpredictable traffic problems. Also you can go there by the train but there is no direct train connecting Chengdu and Jiuzhaigou which means you still have to take a bus after getting off the train.
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