Budget Sichuan Tours with Public Transportation - Bus, Trains ...

Using the Convenient Public Transportations in Sichuan to Save Money

What is the biggest expense in a tour in Sichuan and other parts of China? It's not attraction ticket, not accommodation, not tour guide, not food! It's actually the transfer. Why the transfer is so expensive? Actually it's very simple because you have to pay for the driver, for the vehicle, for the fuel, for the toll. Besides, the cost for tour transfer usually will increase to double of the regular price during tourism peak seasons. Now you much be clear about the reason why sometimes you receive a quotation beyond your expectation. So how to cut down the expense on the transfer? To use public transportation, especially local buses, which are usually much cheaper and safe. Take the land transfer to Jiuzhaigou from Chengdu as an example, you need to pay about 4000? (about 590$) for a round transfer, but only about 400? with public buses.

You Don't Even Have to Hire a Tour Guide

Sichuan Travel Guide will give you a smart phone which is installed with user-friendly and helpful Apps, such as Google Maps, Wechat, Whatsapp, Uber, etc. You can use this phone to talk with your travel manager to get help, locate the best route, get travel advice on the web. We will also prepared some trip dossiers so that you can check well-concluded guidance about your trip.

What Destinations Are Suitable for Traveling by Public Buses

  • Jiuzhaigou - it's about 8~9 hours's bus ride from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou. Thebus schedules are frequent with many daily buses operated.
  • Emeishan - the holy Buddhist mountain is only about 2.5 hours bus ride from Chengdu. You can also take high speed trains to Emeishan from Chengdu.
  • Leshan - the World Heritage Site Leshan Giant Buddha can be reached after two hours' bus ride from Chengdu. High speed trains is also a great choice.
  • Siguniangshan - the Oriental Alps Mount Siguniang is located in Rilong. There is about 3~5 buses to Rilong each day. About 4~5 hours are needed for the bus ride.
  • Gonggashan - to get to the highest peak in Sichuan, you have to take a bus ride over 9 hours to Kangding City first.
Jiuzhaigou Budget Self Guided Tour - 4 Days

Jiuzhaigou Budget Self Guided Tour - 4 Days

This is a very cheap self-guided tour to Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong using public transport from Chengdu, a very good choice for people who have a budget. Currently there are daily public buses running between Chengdu and Jiuzhaigou every day. It takes about 8~9 hours to get to Jiuzhaigou by bus. After visiting Jiuzhaigou, you will then take bus to visit Huanglong National Park. Lasty, take a bus back to Chengdu.

Price: $168

Destinations Visited: Chengdu / Jiuzhaigou (2 nights) / Chuanzhusi (1 night) / Chengdu

Transfer by: Public Bus and Park Bus

Guide: E-guide (smart phone)

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Leshan Buddha and Emeishan Budget Self Guided Tour– 2 days

Leshan Buddha and Emeishan Budget Self Guided Tour– 2 days

As both Leshan and Mount Emei are connected to Chengdu by the high speed rails, it is very recommended to use the fast and comfortable bullet trains as transfer for your Chengdu - Leshan Giant Buddha - Mount Emei trip. You can take a morning train to Leshan City to visit the Giant Buddha first, then take another bullet trains to the foot of Mount Emei for a night stay. In the next day, take park bus to explore the summit area of Mount Everest, then descent the mountain to take a bullet train back to Chengdu.

Price: From $50

Destinations Visited: Chengdu / Leshan / Emeishan(1 night) / Chengdu

Transfer by: Bullet Trains, Public Bus and Park Bus

Guide: E-guide (smart phone)

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Mount Siguniang Dafeng Self Guided Hiking Tour– 5 Days

Mount Siguniang Dafeng Self Guided Hiking Tour– 5 Days

This is a cheapest budget self-guided tour to Dafeng Summit of Mount Siguniang using public transport. It is an economy way of traveling to Mount Siguniang and for people who have a budget. You will take pubic bus from Chengdu to Mount Siguniang, and return to Chengdu by the same way. You can also don't have to hire a tour guide. We will arrange the necessary porter and acoommodation for your trek to the top of Dafeng Summit. It is an expedition of a life time to Mount Siguniang Dafeng Summit with affordable price.

Price: From $3382

Destinations Visited: Chengdu / Mount Siguniang(4 nights) / Chengdu

Transfer by: Public Bus and Park Bus

Guide: E-guide (smart phone)

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