There are two routes from Chengdu to Yading scenic spots in Daocheng County.Most part of the road is running in the mountainous area averagly about 3,000-4000 meters high.
A: Chengdu-Dujiangyan-Wolong-Mt.Balang pass-Mt.Siguniang-Xiaojin county-Danba-Bamei town-Xinduqiao-Yajiang county-Litang county-Daocheng county-Yading.
The distacne of this route is around 900km from Chengdu to Daocheng Yading and it takes about 3 days. The road from Chengdu to Wolong is expressway which in very good condition. From Wolong to Bamei, it is the cement mountain road with good condition. Bamei to Xinduqiao part of this route is very bad, it is bumping driving on this section of this route(There is a traffic control policy on the road, vehicls are allowed to pass through from 5Am to 9Am in 2010). Then from Xinduqiao to Yajiang Litang and Daocheng Yaing, the road condion is not very good either, there are small pits on the road but no problem to go through even for big buses.
B: Chengdu-Ya'an-Tianquan county-Mt.er'lang-Kangding city-Xinduqiao town-Yajiang-Litang county-Daocheng county-Yading nature reserve. The distance of this route is about 800km, and it is called the National road 318 Sichuan section. From Chengdu to Ya'an, it is very nice express way. Then from Ya'an to Tianquan, Kangding and Xinduqiao, this part of the road is cement or tar-covered, it is in good conditon. From Xinduqiao to Yajiang, Litang and Daocheng Yading, we will drive on the same road as Route A. Usually, it needs 3 days too driving from Chengdu to Yading nature reserve.
C：Flights between Chengdu and Daocheng Yading airport. Now, You can take a plane from Chengdu to Daocheng at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport. Located in the Haizishan, north of Daocheng, the Daocheng Yading Airport is about 50 kilometers away to the county. With an altitude of 4,411 meters, the Daocheng Yading Airport is the highest civilian airport in the world. So far, besides Chengdu, Chongqing, Xian and Luzhou also have non-stop flights to Daocheng. Flights from Chengdu, Chongqing and Luzhou will take about one hour while flight from Xian will take about two hours.