Chongqing Transport

Last updated by elysees at 2015/3/9

Chongqing Railway Stations

There are three railway stations in Chongqing City: Chongqing Railway Station (Caiyuanba), North Railway Station (formerly known as the Longtou Temple Station), and South Railway Station (Jiulongpo).

Of the three train stations, the stations with the most passengers are the Chongqing Railway Station (used to known as Chongqing Caiyuanba Railway Station) and the North Railway Station. Chongqing North Railway Station, constructed in 2006, is a little far from Chongqing down town area but the facility and environment are better than Chongqing Railway Station. All bullet trains passing Chongqing stop at Chongqing North Railway Station.

Chongqing has five major railway lines: the Chengdu-Chongqing railway, the Sichuan-Guizhou railway, the Xiangyu railway, the Yuhuai railway, and the Suining-Chongqing Railway. There is another minor line also: the Daiwang Railway that goes to the Three Gorges Reservoir Area. The first three major lines pass through the Chongqing Railway Station in the center of the city. The last two railways (Yuhuai and Suining-Chongqing) go through the Chongqing North Railway Station. From either station, you can travel all over China.

Chongqing North Railway Station

Where trains go from here?

Located in the Yubei District of Chongqing City, the Chongqing North Railway Station was built in 2006. Although, it is further than Chongqing Railway Station, but the surroundings and facilities are much better than that of the Chongqing Railway Station.

From the North Railway Station, you can catch bullet trains to go to Chengdu to see cute panda and have a taste of delicious food, like hot pot. Taking bullet trains from Chongqing to Chengdu need about only 2 hours. The first bullet train leaves for Chengdu at 06:36 AM. The last train at night to Chengdu is bullet train D5131 at 21:29.

In Chongqing North Railway Station, passengers can take bullet trains to Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Xiamen, Fuzhou, Ningbo and Chengdu.

Notice: If taking bullet trains, passengers will come to the North Square when getting out of the station. If taking ordinary trains, passengers will come to the South Square.

North Square - South Square

Running from 5:00 to 24:00, bus No. 663 connects North Square and South Square and the tour takes about 15 to 20 minutes.

Station site: Tiangongdian Avenue, Longtou Temple, Yubei District, Chongqing

City Transport to Chongqing North Railway Station

By bus: Take bus No. 126, 114, 135, 12, 136, 107, 117, 139, 104, 105 and 112

By Underground Tunnel: Take Metro Line 3 to Chongqing North Railway Station.

By Taxi : Visitors can call a taxi to Chongqing North Railway Station. The starting fare in Chongqing is 8 yuan for the first 3 kilometers from 6:00 to 22:00 and 1.8 yuan for every exceeding kilometer. The starting fare is 8.9 yuan for the first 3 kilometers from 22:00 to 6:00 and 2.25 yuan for every exceeding kilometer.

How to go to Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport from Chongqing North Railway Station?

1.Take Metro Line 3 to Jiangbei International Airport.

2. Take bus No. 622 to Bijin Station. Jiangbei International Airport is across Bijin Park.

Introduction of Chongqing North Railway Station

Chongqing North Railway Station is primarily in charge of the Yu-Huai Railway and the Suining-Chongqing Railway. It handles about 40 passenger trains on average daily, including various types of passenger trains. These include inexpensive bullet trains to Chengdu that takes about two hours to arrive.

All the trains running on the Yu-Huai Railway depart from and stop in Chongqing North Railway Station. Trains heading towards the north can pass on to An Kang, Xi’an, Xiangfan, Beijing, and other places. Trains heading towards the west can pass through Suining-Chongqing Railway and Dazhou-Chengdu Railway on to Chengdu. Trains heading towards the east can go through Hunan Huaihua Railway Station and arrive in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Changsha, and other places.

Chongqing Railway Station

Address: No. 249, Nanqu Road, the Kitchen Garden Dam Street, Quzhong District, Chongqing (about 3 kilometers off the west side of the Changjiang Bridge in the Yuzhong district of Chongqing)

City Transport

Chongqing does not allow bicycles on the roads. But the city transportation to Chongqing Railway Station is very convenient.

By Underground Tunnel: Taking Metro Line 1 and 3 can reach Chongqing Railway Station.

By taxi: There are two types of taxis in Chongqing: 80% of them are yellow Antelope taxis and 20% are white Mondeo taxis. During the day, the initial rate for Antelope yellow taxis is 8 yuan for the first 3 kilometers, and then 1.8 yuan per kilometer afterwards. At night from 22:00 to 06:00, both kinds of taxis charge an extra 20% fare.

Notice: When getting out of a taxi, you should ask the driver for the invoice. It may turn out that he gave you incorrect change or counterfeit cash. Some taxis are bogus, not officially registered. Some taxis might take you around the wrong way. So it is necessary to keep a note of the taxi license number as a precaution against being tricked by a bogus taxi driver.

Taxi Complaint Phone: 023 - 96096.

By Bus: Take bus No. 115, 120, 125, 166, 168, 201, 202, 207, 208, 210, 215, 220, 225, 232, 239, 245, 248, 255, 261, 265, 267, 270, 318, 319, 325, 363, 365, 418, 419, 429, 439, 454, 501, 503, 611, 802, 806, 862, 863 and 843 to Chongqing Railway Station. strong>Bus ticket price is 1 yuan per person for ordinary buses and 1.5 yuan for air-conditioned buses. Usually, there are less people in air-conditioned buses.

Where trains go from here?

Xian, Shanghai, Kunming, Guiyang, Zunyi, Zhanjiang, Neijiang and so on.

Chongqing Railway Station to Jiangbei Airport

  1. Jiangbei Airport is about 20 kilometer northeast of Chongqing Railway Station. Passengers can take Metro Line 3 to Jiangbei International Airport Station.
  2. Take bus No. 618 to Jiazhou Garden Station. Then walk a few minutes to Civil Aviation Hotel to take airport bus which will send you to Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport.

Introduction of Chongqing Railway Station

Chongqing Railway Station is an old railway station located in the Yuzhong District of Chongqing City. Chongqing Railway Station is the center of railway passenger transportation in the Chongqing area. Right next to the Chongqing Railway Station is the Caiyuanba Bus Station that has the most routes in Chongqing City. However, the disadvantage is that the area is not that modern.

At present, the Chongqing Railway Station is rated a first class station. International trains that travel outside the country pass through here. It is at the junction of three main national rail lines: the Chuan-Qian Railroad (from Chongqing to Guizhou, Guiyang), the Cheng-Yu Railroad (from Chengdu in the west to Chongqing in the east) and the Xiang-Yu Railroad (from Xiangfan in the east to Chongqing in the west).

On these three lines, travelers can go directly to many cities in China including Beijing, Shanghai, Xian and Chengdu. The Chongqing Railway Station is under the jurisdiction of the Chengdu Railway Bureau and the Chongqing Railway Branch Bureau. The station is 504 kilometers away from Chengdu. It is known as a “Door to the Capital City.”

Passenger transport: the station handles passenger transport and luggage and parcel shipping; there is no freight cargo service.

Chongqing South Railway Station

The South Railway Station is located in Yangjiaping. Although you can buy train tickets here, the passenger trains in this station are all slow trains. If you have other options, it is recommended that you not travel on the South Railway Station’s lines.

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