Aba Prefecture Transportation
Aba is situated on the southeastern edge of the Qinghai-Tibet plateau and transportation of air and train is not convenient because of geography.
The most convenient and common way to access Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture is by bus. At present direct train service is not available in Aba with a train station under construction. Two airport with considerable distance from town center receive visitors to Aba on the east and west side respectively.
Public bus remain the most popular and convenient means of transportation in Aba area. There are several bus stations in Aba which shuttles travelers in and out. Wenchuan County Bus Terminal, Songzhou Bus Terminal, Chuanzhusi Tourism Passenger Center are major bus transportation hubs in the prefecture.
There is no direct train service in Aba at the moment. Train travelers should tranfer to bus in Chengdu or Chongqing. But it can be expected since the Jiuzhaigou Train Station under construction will linke the prefecture with Chengdu and Lanzhou.
Although Aba Prefecture is served by Hongyuan Airport in the west and Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport in the east, it takes quite a long time to reach the center of Aba. Airport and town center can be connected with private hired vehicles. Tourist are suggested to take a flight to Chengdu or Chongqing, then transfer to a bus bound for Aba. By this visitors will have more flight options.