As Chengde is so close to Beijing, about 180 kilometers (112 miles) from Beijing Capital International Airport, there is only a small-scale airport in the south of the city. Only non-scheduled chartered flights operate between Beijing and Chengde from time to time.
Chengde Railway Station is located on Wulie Lu in the southeast of the city. Routes include Jingcheng (Beijing to Chengde), Shicheng (Shijiazhuang to Chengde), Shencheng (Shenyang to Chengde) and Chenglong (Chengde to Longhua County) railways converge on this station. There are now trains to Beijing, Tianjin, Shijiazhuang, Shenyang, Baotou, Dandong, Ulanhot, Chifeng, Tongliao and Jinzhou available from the railway station. Generally, you can get the train tickets within four or five days prior to your desired departure date.
Tourists can take trains from Beijing to destinations all over China with tickets purchased from Chengde Railway Station as it has linked to the ticket network for the main stations in Beijing. The train number from Beijing to Chengde: K709, departing at 07:20 and arriving in Chengde at 11:18. CNY 41 for a hard-seat and CNY 61 for a soft-seat.
Inquiries Phone of Chengde Train Station: 86-314-7622602, 7622362
By Long Distance Bus
The highway links of Chengde are very convenient and include the Jingcheng Tourist Highway, Weicheng Highway (Weichang County to Chengde) and three national highways linking Chengde with Beijing, Tianjin, Liaoning, and Inner Mongolia, etc. It will take you 3.5 hours to travel from Beijing to Chengde via the Jingcheng Tourist Highway.
There are three long-distance buses that run to nearby cities such as Beijing, Tianjin, Shijiazhuang, and Zhangjiakou daily from Chengde. Mini buses run every 30 minutes from 06:00 until 16:00 between Chengde Long-distance Bus Station and Beijing Xizhimen Long-distance Station daily. Some destinations from the Western Bus Station: Weichang County, Longhua County, Fengning, Luanping County, depart every 15 minutes. Destinations from the Northern Bus Station include Pingquan County, Chifeng, Chengde County (Xiabancheng Town), and depart every 15 minutes.
Public City Bus
Most bus ticket fees start at CNY 1 but are never more than CNY 5; many of the buses are self-service and charge CNY 1 for one journey.
Bus Nos. 1, 2, 5, 7, 11, 15 will take you to Chengde Railway Station.
Bus Nos. 5, 6, 10, 11, 15 will take you to the Mountain Resort.
The standard taxi fare is CNY 5 for the first two kilometers and CNY1.4-1.6 per additional kilometer. Generally, the taxi fare within the city zone will cost no more than CNY 10 during the day; however, the price in the evening is a little higher.