How to Get to Leshan City and Leshan Giant Buddha 

Leshan City is located in southern Sichuan Basin. The world famous Leshan Giant Buddha is in central Leshan city and it is at a distance of about 140km from Chengdu downtown in north, about 150km to Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport. Mount Emei is close to Leshan Giant Buddha with 45km only. Currently, travelers can get to Leshan from Chengdu, Emeishan or leave from Leshan to Chengdu and Mount Emei by intercity high speed train, long distance coach and our private driving service.

Travel Map of Chengdu Leshan

Travel Map of Chengdu Leshan

Get to Leshan from Chengdu Downtown by High Speed Trains (Leshan to Chengdu)

Currently travelers can take high speed trains to Leshan from Chengdu downtown conveniently. Chengdu Mianyang Leshan Intercity High Speed Railway (成绵乐城际列车), which starts from Chengdu downtown (Chengdu South Railway Station and Chengdu East Railway Station), passes by Chengdu Shuangliu Inernaitonal Airport, and reach Leshan Railway Station, offers more than 30 daily intercity fast and comfortable bullet trains for travelers to transfer to Leshan within 1 hour.

Chengdu East Railway Station 成都东站

Location: Qingyijiang Rd, Chenghua District, East Chengdu City (成都市成华区青衣江路); about 7km to Chengdu South Railway Station.

Chengdu East Railway Station is linked with Chengdu downtown and other regions in Chengdu through 13 public buses and Metro Line 2 and Metro Line 7. It only takes 6 stations to Chengdu East Railway Station from Chengdu South Railway Station via Metro Line 7. 

Chengdu South Railway Station 成都南站

Location: Guixi Rd, North Tianfu Avenue, Hi-tech Zone, South Chengdu City (成都市高新区天府大道北段桂溪街道); about 13km to southwest Chengdu Shuangliu Airport.

Chengdu South Railway Station can be reached by Metro Line 1 and Line 7, and over 10 buses from different areas in Chengdu.

Leshan Railway Station 乐山站

Location:Baolian Rd, QingjiangXin District, Shizhong District, Leshan City (乐山市中区清江新区宝莲路)
Leshan Station is about 145km to northeast Chengdu East Railway Station, about 135km to Chengdu South Railway Station and 35km to west Mount Emei Railway Station. It is about 13km to Leshan Giant Buddha for 30 minutes driving. It takes about half an hour by a tourist bus, while local Bus 605 and Bus 3 can also take you to Leshan Giant Buddha directly for 1 hour from the station.


Chengdu to Leshan High Speed Train Schedules and Prices

If you plan to travel to Leshan from Chengdu downtown, there are over 30 daily high speed trains you can take. It only takes 46 minutes ~ 1 hour 16 minutes to Leshan from Chengdu based on different running length and stopovers. And mostly trains depart from Chengdu East Railway Station. Check all Real-time Chengdu to Leshan Train Schedules here >>

Train No.Dep. ~ Arr. TimeDurationDeparture StationArrival StationTicket
G219506:13~06:5946 minutesChengdu EastLeshan¥54.0 (Second Class Seat)
¥86.0 (First Class Seat)
¥162.0 (Business Class Seat)
(C Trains don't offer Business Class Seat)
C625108:05~09:0358 minutes
C280109:19~10:1758 minutes
C597310:22~11:2058 minutes
C630711:01~11:5352 minutes
C630913:05~13:5752 minutes
G282915:50~16:4656 minutes
C666916:02~16:5456 minutes
C630917:10~18:291 hour & 19 minutes
C626321:11~22:151 hour 4 minutes

Leshan to Chengdu High Speed Train Schedules and Prices

If you want to transfer to Chengdu after touring Leshan Giant Buddha, there are more than 16 high speed trains you can choose from. The returning train travel duration ranges from 48 minutes to 1 hour 27 minutes. And most returning bullet trains arrive at Chengdu South Railway Station. Here is updated Leshan to Chengdu Train Schedules >>

Train No.Dep. ~ Arr. TimeDurationDeparture StationArrival StationTicket
C625608:08~09:0658 minutesLeshanChengdu East¥54.0 (Second Class Seat)
¥86.0 (First Class Seat)
¥162.0 (Business Class Seat)
(C Trains don't offer Business Class Seat)
C666209:01~09:5352 minutes
C597610:36~11:381 hour & 2 minutes
C630612:04~13:131 hour & 9 minutes
C630813:14~14:0753 minutes
G282815:42~16:4058 minutes
C598818:15~19:151 hour
C631219:16~20:1458 minutes
C631419:53~20:5259 minutes
C668221:26~22:451 hour & 19 minutes


Note: We listed some high speed train schedules between Chengdu anad Leshan above. If you would like to take high speed trains to Leshan Giant Buddha from Chengdu and from Leshan to Chengdu, you can chech Real-time all Chengdu to Leshan Train Schedules and , or contact us to check full train schedules.

Get to Leshan from Chengdu Shuangliu Airport by High Speed Train (Leshan to Chengdu Airport)

Good news is that Chengdu flights passengers in Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (成都双流国际机场, CTU) can also get to Leshan Giant Buddha and Mount Emei directly by high speed trains. Every day, there are more than 10 C trains running between Chengdu Shuangliu Airport and Leshan, taking around 40 minutes ~ 50 minutes only. See the following train schedules to plan your Leshan tour from Chengdu Shuangliu Airport in an easy way.

Tips: Chengdu Shuangliu Airport Station is located in Basement 2, Terminal 2, Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport. You can take high speed trains to Leshan at Terminal 2 conveniently.

Chengdu Shuangliu Airport to Leshan Trains

Train No.Dep. ~ Arr. TimeDurationTicket
C630109:02~09:4341 minutes¥46.0 (Second Class Seat)
¥73.0 (First Class Seat)
C597310:39~11:2041 minutes
G282717:22~18:0341 minutes
C631517:54~18:4753 minutes
C668118:31~19:2251 minutes
C626321:34~22:1541 minutes

Leshan to Chengdu Shuangliu Airport Trains

Train No.Dep. ~ Arr. TimeDurationTicket
C625608:08~08:4941 minutes¥46.0 (Second Class Seat)
¥73.0 (First Class Seat)
¥137.0 (Business Class Seat)
C625809:55~10:4146 minutes
C630612:04~12:5652 minutes
C631419:53~20:3441 minutes
C668221:26~22:1347 minutes


Get to Leshan from Chengdu by Bus

Apart from the fast intercity trains, travelers can take long-distance buses to travel between Chengdu and Leshan as well. Located in Xinnan Road, downtown Chengdu, Xinnanmen Bus Station is the most recommended tourist transport center to take bus to Leshan for about 2 hours' driving. Every day, Xinmanmen Bus Station runs buses to Leshan Xiaoba Tourism Station every 20 minutes. Upon arrival in Xiaoba, tourists can transfer to local Bus 13 to Leshan Giant Buddha directly within 1 hour, or take a taxi to get there, costing about 15 minutes (5km).


In Chengdu, there are others bus stations you can take to Leshan, such as Chengdu North Bus Station (城北客运中心), Shiyangchang Bus Station (石羊场车站)Chengdu East Bus Station(成都东汽车客运站). At present, tourists have to transfer to Leshan Giant Buddha, since except Xinnanmen Bus Station, the rest bus terminals have no direct bus to Leshan Giant Buddha after arrival.


Xinnanmen Bus Station

Address: No.2 Xinnan Rd, Wuhou District, Chengdu (新南门汽车站 成都市武侯区新南路2)     

Situated in central city of Chengdu, Xinnanmen Bus Station is well-linked with rest Chengdu via buses and Metro Line 3. Know more about the location, transportation, bus schedules of Chengdu Xinnanmen Bus Station.


Get to Leshan from Emeishan by High Speed Trains (Emeishan to Leshan)

Mount Emei is about 50km from west Leshan Giant Buddha and 40km from Leshan Railway Station; about 5km west of Emeishan Railway Station and 10km west of Emei Railway Station. It takes about 50 minutes from Leshan Giant Buddha to Mount Emei by driving. In the meantime, you can take direct tourist buse from Mount Emei to Leshan Giant Buddha for 45 minutes, or take long distance bus (about 30 minutes) and then transfer to Leshan Giant Buddha.


Compared with long distance bus, high speed train travel between Leshan and Emeishan is much faster and popular. Every day, there are nearly 10 intercity high speed bullet trains running between Leshan Railway Station and Mount Emei Station. With only one single station distance, the bullet journey between Leshan and Mount Emei just needs around a quarter.


Emeishan Railway Station 峨眉山站


Location: Xiuhu Avenue, Inside Mount Emei Scenic Area, Emeishan City, Leshan City (峨眉山市秀湖大道)

Emeishan Railway Station is a high speed train station serving Mount Emei, which located only 5km to Mount Emei scenic area, much closer than Emei Railway Station. There are local buses, such as Bus 5A, Bus 5B, and tourist buses arranged from Emeishan Railway Station to Mount Emei within several minutes.

Leshan to Emeishan High Speed Bullet TrainsEmeishan to Leshan High Speed Bullet Trains

Train No.Dep. ~ Arr. TimeDurationTicket
C625809:38~09:5315 minutes¥11.0 (Second Class Seat)
¥17.0 (First Class Seat)
C630812:49~13:1223 minutes
C631419:36~19:5115 minutes

Train No.Dep. ~ Arr. TimeDurationTicket
C625109:05~09:1914 minutes¥11.0 (Second Class Seat)
¥17.0 (First Class Seat)
C630711:55~12:1722 minutes
C631518:49~19:1223 minutes


Note: Because Leshan Railway Station and Mount Emei Railway Station are only one station away with about 15 minutes duration, passengers taking Leshan-Emeishan High Speed Train need to pay attention to the broadcast about next arrival station, avoid miss the right station to exit.