Chengdu Metro

Chengdu Metro Information

The Chengdu Metro, or simply Metro as the locals call it, is a mass rapid transit system in the Sichuan Province Capital of China, Chengdu. The Chengdu Metro service comprises of three parts: the City Railway, the Metro and the Light Rail Train. This was the first joint venture in the country between the national rail operator and local provincial government.The 88.2 km long metro network, began operations on the 27th of September 2010. Presently, the network has just 3 running lines, serving 70 stations. Being the first heavy metro rail line in south and west China, expansion plans are already under way with 7 more lines expected to be completed in the next 30 years.The Chengdu Metro had daily ridership of 1.176 million in 2014 and annual ridership of 103 million in 2012, making its popularity a bad kept secret.

Chengdu Metro Lines

Line Terminal 1 Terminal 2
     Line 1 Shengxian Lake Guangdu
     Line 2 Xipu Longquanyi
     Line 4 Intangible Cultural Heritage Park Wannianchang

Chengdu Metro Map

Map showing various lines and stations of Chengdu Metro. Click on the map to enlarge it or refer to the official map here.

Chengdu Metro Timings and Schedule

The Chengdu Metro service begins operations at around 6:00 am in the morning and runs till sometime close to 00:00 am, midnight. It currently has 3 lines in operation namely: Line 1, Line 2 and Line 4.

For detailed information on the schedules of the trains, at each of the three respective stations, you can visit the official website at:

Chengdu Metro Fares, Tickets and Cards

The price of the tickets vary according to the number of travelling stops. A ticket for 6 stops costs 2 chinese yuans, for 12 stops 3 chinese yuans, for 18 stops 4 chinese yuans, for 32 stops 6 chinese yuans and for 40 stops 7 chinese yuans. Based on these pricing, the full price for the metro line 1 is 5 chinese yuans, for metro line 2 it is 6 chinese yuans and for metro line 4 it is 4 chinese yuans.

Discounted cards are available for students as well as senior citizens. Various other types of passes like, One-day pass, Three-day pass and Monthly pass, should be available by the end of the year.


Chengdu Metro Pictures

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