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Flights

Getting around by air

More than a dozen daily flights link Chéngdū with Jiǔzhàigōu Airport (officially, Jiǔhuáng Airport), which is located in Chuānzhǔ Sì (川主寺), a small town closer to Sōngpān than Jiǔzhàigōu. Direct flights include Běijīng, Shànghǎi, Hángzhōu, Chóngqìng, Kūnmíng and Xī’ān.

huttle buses to Jiǔzhàigōu (¥50, 1½ hours) meet arriving flights and drop off at Mènghuàn Jiǔzhài parking lot (梦幻九寨停车场, Mènghuàn Jiǔzhài tíngchē chǎng), 4km west of the park entrance. A taxi from there costs about ¥10.

A taxi all the way from the airport is pricey during peak season – about ¥300 (over ¥500 after 11pm). Many hotels and hostels offer pick-up services for about the same price.