Chengdu Metro
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  • Stephen C
    Singapore, Singapore1,082 contributions
    Good and efficient subway system
    The subway system is relatively easy to use.  They have the single trip ticket that goes as low as 2 RMB for a stop, and a 20 RMB option that is valid for a day. The trains are clean, comparable to the ones in Singapore and Hong Kong, and cleaner than the ones in New York city. It is definitely the best option, especially if  you are travelling within the city as traffic congestion can be unbearable during peak hours.
    Visited April 2021
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 24, 2021
  • eqfcf
    4 contributions
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    w2d32d34r42r34r34r34r322First and foremost, I want to say that I recommend coming to see the Giant Pandas (if you are already in Chengdu) and this place will be worth your trip. However, I WAS BITTEN BY A RED PANDA. The enclosure for the Red Pandas have holes in the gates so the pandas can run from area to area. This was not on any of the signage so I was surprised to see a panda run right across the path in front of me. There are signs that say to be quiet and a different sign that something to the effect that these pandas can be aggressive. I was quietly walking through the enclosure, taking photos w
    Visited December 2020
    Written December 1, 2020
  • Michael Lizar
    Chongqing, China356 contributions
    First time to go to Chengdu!
    So impressed with the Chengdudong railway station! As the largest and I used a high-speed train from Chongqing to get here (cost 144元) to be honest, I get confused, haha. So crowded, and I need to get out here first and looking for a taxi to go to Home Inn. On the last day, I get back to school by myself; I need to get the ticket first in the locket and queue with the Chinese citizen and then get inside the lounge by showing my passport. A vast panoramic windows inside! It was a forget able moment; tbh I get nervous here. I don't know why, haha
    Visited January 2020
    Traveled on business
    Written December 3, 2020
  • Koloblicin
    Singapore, Singapore595 contributions
    Very good metro
    The metro is very fast and efficient. During my stay in Chengdu, the metro did not breakdown at all. You can pay using cash though it can be quite particular in the notes and coins it accepts. Super clean as well!
    Visited October 2019
    Traveled with family
    Written February 19, 2020
  • InnaYYZ
    Toronto, Canada1,489 contributions
    Good Metro system
    The portions I was on were relatively new, with escalators at the stations. This is especially helpful to those with luggage, and heavy things to carry. For example, Beijing's older Metro stations generally do not have escalators, making it difficult, especially for the elderly, to carry heavy loads down and up. The subway cars are nice, and I found it easy to get around on Lines 1, 2, 7 and 10.
    Visited August 2019
    Written August 17, 2019
  • dkinsman
    Kunming, China67 contributions
    Chengdu Metro a great way to get around Chengdu
    If you're travelling to Chengdu the Chengdu Metro is a very convenient and efficient way to get around the city. The metro serves all of Chengdu's main attraction, and it convenient ad very good value. Chengdu is a very expansive city, and taxis can cost quite a lot, plus they are often stuck in traffic etc. Whereas the Metro is always on time, it allows you to get to all of the city's main areas and outskirts, and it low cost. The Metro is very popular so if you can avoid peak hours, as it gets very crowded.
    Visited August 2019
    Written September 6, 2019
  • Shae
    Short Pump, Virginia9 contributions
    Video game
    This place is unreal. We are giving not the highest star as we felt this sort of efficiency could only be simulated in a video game. Unbelievable
    Visited January 2021
    Written February 12, 2021
  • happybirthdaytoyou
    Crewkerne, United Kingdom102 contributions
    Maps?
    This is an excellent subway system that is easy to navigate but it really would help if the management spent a few yuan sticking up a few maps of the system to help passengers plan their journeys. All the self service tickets machines display in Chinese but all have an English button in the bottom right of the screen. Take a photo of the English language system on the ticket machine before you buy your first ticket.
    Visited June 2019
    Traveled solo
    Written June 21, 2019
  • Joey N
    Burbank, California74 contributions
    Excellent way to travel around Chengdu.
    The Chengdu metro is very clean and efficient. Trains are air conditioned and not as crowded as Shanghai or Beijing (at least not yet). Highly recommend to get the Tianfu Tong card to save time buying metro tickets. The card costs 30RMB but you get discounted fares every time you use it and you can keep it as a souvenir.
    Visited April 2019
    Traveled with family
    Written April 15, 2019
  • BooberRN
    Columbia, South Carolina89 contributions
    One of the best metros I have used...
    The subway in Chengdu is fabulous:cheap (less than$1 USD for most journeys), clean, efficient, and easy to use even if you do not know Mandarin. The automatic ticket dispenser has an English option and is quite simple to use. Just click English in the lower right corner, and take it from there. Look up your destination by name or map, choose number of passengers, and purchase the ticket. Fares vary by distance. You can also purchase a frequent use card at the same machine and top it off as needed. To get to the train, walk through the security area at each entry (if you have a bag of any sort it has to go through a scanner). Scan your card/pass and go towards the rail line and direction you need. Lines are all color coded with good directional signage in Mandarin and English. Inside the cars shows direction and each stop, and announcements for each stop are made in Mandarin and English. When exiting the station at your destination, you will scan your pass again. If you bought a single journey ticket, it will be collected in a slot as you exit. Although you can get just about anywhere you need to go in Chengdu, including the airport, there are additional lines still under construction.
    Visited January 2018
    Traveled with family
    Written March 11, 2018
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Koloblicin
Singapore, Singapore595 contributions
Oct 2019 • Family
The metro is very fast and efficient. During my stay in Chengdu, the metro did not breakdown at all. You can pay using cash though it can be quite particular in the notes and coins it accepts. Super clean as well!
Written February 20, 2020
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InnaYYZ
Toronto, Canada1,489 contributions
Aug 2019
The portions I was on were relatively new, with escalators at the stations. This is especially helpful to those with luggage, and heavy things to carry. For example, Beijing's older Metro stations generally do not have escalators, making it difficult, especially for the elderly, to carry heavy loads down and up. The subway cars are nice, and I found it easy to get around on Lines 1, 2, 7 and 10.
Written August 17, 2019
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dkinsman
Kunming, China67 contributions
Aug 2019
If you're travelling to Chengdu the Chengdu Metro is a very convenient and efficient way to get around the city. The metro serves all of Chengdu's main attraction, and it convenient ad very good value. Chengdu is a very expansive city, and taxis can cost quite a lot, plus they are often stuck in traffic etc. Whereas the Metro is always on time, it allows you to get to all of the city's main areas and outskirts, and it low cost.
The Metro is very popular so if you can avoid peak hours, as it gets very crowded.
Written September 7, 2019
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Shae
Short Pump, VA9 contributions
Jan 2021
This place is unreal. We are giving not the highest star as we felt this sort of efficiency could only be simulated in a video game. Unbelievable
Written February 12, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

happybirthdaytoyou
Crewkerne, UK102 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
This is an excellent subway system that is easy to navigate but it really would help if the management spent a few yuan sticking up a few maps of the system to help passengers plan their journeys.

All the self service tickets machines display in Chinese but all have an English button in the bottom right of the screen. Take a photo of the English language system on the ticket machine before you buy your first ticket.

Written June 21, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Joey N
Burbank, CA74 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
The Chengdu metro is very clean and efficient. Trains are air conditioned and not as crowded as Shanghai or Beijing (at least not yet). Highly recommend to get the Tianfu Tong card to save time buying metro tickets. The card costs 30RMB but you get discounted fares every time you use it and you can keep it as a souvenir.
Written April 15, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

BooberRN
Columbia, SC89 contributions
Jan 2018 • Family
The subway in Chengdu is fabulous:cheap (less than$1 USD for most journeys), clean, efficient, and easy to use even if you do not know Mandarin. The automatic ticket dispenser has an English option and is quite simple to use. Just click English in the lower right corner, and take it from there. Look up your destination by name or map, choose number of passengers, and purchase the ticket. Fares vary by distance. You can also purchase a frequent use card at the same machine and top it off as needed. To get to the train, walk through the security area at each entry (if you have a bag of any sort it has to go through a scanner). Scan your card/pass and go towards the rail line and direction you need. Lines are all color coded with good directional signage in Mandarin and English. Inside the cars shows direction and each stop, and announcements for each stop are made in Mandarin and English. When exiting the station at your destination, you will scan your pass again. If you bought a single journey ticket, it will be collected in a slot as you exit. Although you can get just about anywhere you need to go in Chengdu, including the airport, there are additional lines still under construction.
Written March 11, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Indra S
Toronto, Canada276 contributions
Feb 2019
You will need a full day at this location, you get to see the Pandas close up with your photos taken with them.
Written January 26, 2020
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Vikw2
Odessa, TX126 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
This is not an attraction, but it is an efficient and inexpensive way to get around town. It did not exist at all, for that matter the airport has been substantially upgraded since I was here 17 years ago. Buy a card and load it with yuan as needed fut 50 yuan will likely cover almost a week of travel.
Written September 15, 2019
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DTL0323
Birmingham, AL129 contributions
Aug 2019
I found myself on The Metro one afternoon. Thankfully there are directions in English. Best way to get around. Clean and quick.
Written September 5, 2019
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