Making your annual commute to the north of the city for some music under the sun? Here are some ways you can get to the Poly 198 Park for this year's Zebra Music Festival, from 30 April to 2 May, according to the organizers and Baidu Map.
Venue: Poly 198 Tulip Park
保利198郁金香花卉公园 (Baoli 198 Yujinxiang Huahui Gongyuan), on Shulong Lu near the northeast section of the Third Ring Road, in Xindu District. (Near the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, and Chengdu Zoo)
A taxi from the city proper costs RMB40 to 60 and can take 40 to 60 minutes depending on traffic.
This is probably your best bet. Hop onto the Metro Line 1 and alight at the North Train Station (火车北站) subway station. Board No. 534 from the North Train Station bus stop, 380m away from the subway and get to the Poly 198 Park in about 50 minutes from there.
From Tongzilin to North Train Station via the subway, it takes about 20 minutes, so the entire journey by subway then bus is estimated to be around one and a half hours.
Chartered buses from schools
Meanwhile, the organizers have indicated numbers to call for chartered bus services to get to the festival from university campuses, on the website. For schools in the south and east of the city such as Sichuan University and the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, the numbers to call are 85412179/85415183/85410904. Some of the pick-up points are Kehua Bei Lu, Shuangliu and Jianshe Bei Lu. Those who wish to depart from schools in the west can call 87096686/87081355/87081356.
Temporarily amended public bus routes
No. 902 (8:00-22:30):
Chengdu Tourism Hub - Xinnanmen - Yuefu Jie - Dong Qing Shu - Taisheng Lukou - Provincial Administrative Centre - Beida Jie - Boji Jie - Liangjia Xiang - Sanyou Lu Nan - Lijia Tuogong Bus Hostel - Sanyou Lu Bei - Taoxi Lu Xi - Shuangjiang Lu Bei - Shuangjian Lu Zhong - Shuangjian Lu Nan - Jianshe Bei Lu Sanduan Dong - Erxian Qiao - Shi Li Dian - Chenghua Dadao - Chenghua Dadao Bei - Sanhuanlu Longtansi Lijiaoqiao Xi - Sanhuanlu Chengmian Lijiaoqiao Dong - Beihu Gongyuan Bei - Beihu Gongyuan - Beihu Gongyuan Nan - Panda Base - Poly 198 Park
A rough estimate for the bus journey from Xinnanmen to the Poly 198 is 1 hour 20 minutes.
No. 534 (6:10-22:30):
North Train Station - Wukuaishi Bus Station - Wukuaishi - Wukuaishi Dianqi Shichang - Dengjiawan - Wufu Zonghe Shichang - Wufu Yidui - Dongzikou Shangmao Dadao Kou - Wangjiaqiao - Baliqiao - Shuangshaqiao Lukou - Shuangshuicun - Jingzucun - Sichuan-Shaanxi Lukou - Zhaojue Heng Jie - Zhaojuesi - Qinglongchang - Qinglong Xiaoqu - Donglincun - Haibincun - Law School - Xinshancun - Sanhuanlu Chengmian Lijiaoqiao - Shimacun - Beihu Gongyuan Bei - Beihu Gongyuan - Beihu Gongyuan Nan - Hecheng Petrol Station - Beihu Bus Station - Poly 198 Park - Longtansi Shang Jie - Longtansi Dong Lu - Longtansi Xinlong Lu - Longtansi Lu - Sanhuanlu Longtan Lijiaoqiao Dong - Bao Er Guoji Dadao - Longtan Gongyeyuan Qu - Congshucun - Sanhuanlu Chengnan Lijiaoqiao Nan - Sanhuanlu Lailongqiao - Sanhuanlu Shiling Lijiaoqiao - Shiling Bus Station (on third section of East Third Ring Road)
No. 198 (6:30-22:30):
From the Zhaojuesi Temple bus stop to Poly 198 Tulip Park, it takes about 50 minutes according to Baidu.
See here for more information about the festival which also promises fringe activities such as displays of street culture, African drums, cosplay, extreme sports, camping spaces, as well as environmental and other non-profit causes.