The Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport is China's fifth busiest and is a major gateway for flights to the western part of the country and serves as a hub for Air China as well as Sichuan Airlines and Chengdu Airlines.
Although Chengdu is predominantly used by domestic passengers the airport has almost 20 international connections as well, as far away as Amsterdam and San Francisco.
The airport consists of two terminals: the older Terminal 1 and the new and larger Terminal 2. The Terminal 2 is for domestic flights only, while Terminal 1 is used for both international and domestic flights but only for domestic flights of Sichuan airlines.
The Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport is located about 15 km southwest of Chengdu city center.
Getting into Chengdu from the airport is fairly easy with taxis and public buses available.
Two bus lines depart from the airport, Line 1 which is an express bus and Line 2 runs all the way to the North Railway station but it will stop everywhere. Line 1 is preferable and will drive non-stop to the Air China airline office in central Chengdu on Renmin Nanlu. Bus fares is about RMB 10.
The official taxi stand can be found outside the domestic arrival area and a ride in the city should cost around RMB 50 using the meter (including toll).
All prices quoted here were found in July 2017
Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport is not a large airport so there are not many flights departing here. There are only a few destinations that you can reach from Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, most of these are operated by Air China. Many people take a flight to Bangkok and transfer to another flight there.