Getting there & away
Sōngpān’s bus station is at the northern end of town. There are daily departures to Chéngdū (Y74, eight hours, three daily, 6am to 7am), Jiǔzhàigōu (Y28, two to three hours, 7am, 11am, 1pm), Hóngyuán (Y44, five hours, 7am) and Zöigê (Y56, six hours, 7am). You might also be able to grab a seat on a Chéngdū-bound bus from Jiǔzhàigōu or Zöigê that passes through Sōngpān between 8.30am and 10am every day. There are no scheduled buses to Huánglóng from here; you’ll have to first head for Chuānzhǔsì or, as most people do, hire a taxi (Y200 if you’re a good negotiator). For Lǎngmùsì you will need to change at Zöigê.
From Chéngdū’s Chadianzi bus station there are three daily departures to Sōngpān (Y74, eight hours, 6.30am, 7am and 7.30am) and from Jiǔzhàigōu there is a morning departure to Sōngpān at 7.20am.
Jiuhuang Airport (; Jiǔhuáng Jīchǎng) is near Chuānzhǔsì, a small town almost halfway between Sōngpān and Jiǔzhàigōu. There are no buses to Sōngpān so you’ll either have to catch a taxi (around Y80) or go to Jiǔzhàigōu first and catch the early morning bus to Sōngpān the following day. Note that the airport was being upgraded and there may be buses here after the reopening.