Chongqing Transportation

Get to/away Chongqing

★By Air

There are three airports in Chongqing: Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport, Chongqing Wanzhou Wuqiao Airport, and Chongqing Qianjiang Zhoubai Airport.

Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport.jpgChongqing Jiangbei International Airport

It is located 20 kilometers away to the northeast of downtown area. At present, over 70 air routes are in operation in Jiangbei Airport, connecting Chongqing with 60 domestic and international cities. You can easily take a flight to Chongqing from Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Guilin, Hangzhou, Shenzhen, Jiuzhaigou, Hong Kong and Taiwan etc. And also take the direct international airplanes to South Korea, Japan, and Thailand.

Chongqing Wanzhou Wuqiao Airport

Wanzhou Wuqiao Airport, formerly known as Wanxian Airport, is about 15 km from the Wanzhou District Downtown. The airport is busy with planes coming and going from Wanzhou to many biggest cities in China, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Kunming, Nanjing, Xiamen ,Hefei and Xian. 

By Train

There are three major railway stations in Chongqing city, Chongqing North Railway Station ,Chongqingxi Railway Station and Chongqing Railway Station,which operating five major railway lines. So it is very convenient to go to Chongqing from all over the country especially from Chengdu. The daily bullet G trains need only 1.5 to 2 hours to get to Chongqing North Station from Chengdu East Station, while D trains only take about 2 to 2.5 hours from Chengdu East to Chongqing North. The high speed trains are available from 06:44 till 21:40, and there are 49 departures every day for your easy choice.

Chongqing North Railway Station

Located in Longtou Temple, Yubei District, Chongqing City. This train station served mainly for high speed trains to / from / via Chongqing ,now is the busiest railway station in Chongqing city. You could take a bullet train to get to this Mountain City from Xian (7 daily trains during 07:30~15:33, for about 5 hours), Wuhan (32 daily trains during 06:40~15:56, for about 6-7.5 hours), Changsha (3 daily trains during 09:14~10:58, for about 8.5 hours), Zhengzhou (2 daily trains during 11:57~13:45, for about 8.5 hours), Nanjing (13 daily trains during 06:58~11:44, for about 9-10.5 hours), and even some farther but top hot destinations in China, such as Beijing (one G309 at 08:23, for about 12 hours 12 minutes), Shanghai (6 daily trains during 06:04~09:30, for about 10.5-13 hours), Guangzhou (3 daily trains during 02:28~08:10, for about 11-11.5 hours), Hangzhou (4 daily trains during 07:34~09:35, for about 12-12.5 hours), Suzhou (4 daily trains during 06:46~10:03, for about 10.5-12.5 hours), Xiamen (2 daily trains during 07:39~08:14, for about 14.5 hours), Shenzhen (one G1312 at 07:38, for about 12 hours), and so forth to admire the most highlighting culture, history, sceneries, art and more essences in China.

High speed train.jpgTransfer tips:

To Chaotianmen Port to get on your Yangtze River cruise, you could take a taxi for about 45 minutes, which rides about 12 kilometers. And you could take the local Transit Rail Line 3 / Line 6 / bus 105, etc. to Chongqing downtown area, and it would need about 35 minutes by driving. To go to Ciqikou Ancient Town, you could take the Transit Rail Line 3 and transfer to Line 1 to get off at Ciqikou Station, for about 1 hour.

Chongqing Railway Station

Chongqing Railway Station situated at Ciayuanba area in Yuzhong District in Chongqing ,is also called Caiyuanba Railway Station. This station at present is mainly used for normal K trains and T trains from the nearby cities, regions and other Chinese cities, such as Beijing, Guangzhou, Kunming, Guiyang, Shenzhen, Xining, Urumqi, Harbin, Nanning, and so on.


Actually, it's only from the two railway station.Chongqing Railway Station also called South Square and Chongqing North Railway Station called North Square.Even for the native people,sometimes also get the wrong desitination.So you should leave more time to ensure catch the train.In other words,if you arrived at the wrong railway station,don't woyyr,there are two common bus run between the Chongqing Railway Station and Chongqing North Railway Station,just find the bus stop to catch the  No.663 or No.665.And you could take a taxi,it just cost 10RMB with less than 10minute.

Chongqingxi Railway Station

Chongqingxi Railway Station is the largest transport in western China.It's a comprehensive transport hub which is mainly composed of railway ,coach bus ,light rail and etc.There are 31 routes are in operation in this railway station,mainly for Chengdu,Lanzhou,Guizhou,and HUbei.It's 12km far fromChongqing Railway Station and 17km from Chomngqing North Railway Station.You can choose common bus,taxi and light rail to the downtown easily.

By Ship

Because of the its ideal location on the Yangtze River, ships have easy access to the city. At present, passenger ships travel once per day to Yichang and six pairs of speedboats travel between Wanzhou District of Chongqing and Yichang. The ship takes approximately 40 hours and the speedboat takes around 5.5 hours. Furthermore, this city also serves as the starting point of several luxury Yangtze River Cruises,including Victoria Cruises, Century Cruises, President Cruises, Yangtze Explorer, Changjiang Cruises and 3-day Cruises,travelers can choose one of the cruises to explore the splendid river and the grand Three Gorges Dam

Chongqing Chaotianmen Dock (Chongqing Port)

Chaotianmen, very close to the downtown of Chongqing, is the only port to get aboard in the "mountain city".And there are totally 13 docks. 

Long-distance Bus

About 8 expressways connect the city with other cities, thus long-distance buses are very important vehicles for the city. Six major long-distance bus stations are distributed throughout the city's different districts making traveling convenient and fast. The main long-distance bus stations are Chongqing Bus Station, North Bus Station, Long-distance Bus Station, Shapingba Bus Station, Sigongli Transportation Hub and the Chenjiaping Bus Station.

Sightseeing in  Chongqing

By City bus

More than 500 city bus lines serve the city. Most of them are self-service buses, charging CNY2 per person, while some only charge CNY1. Buses with conductors charge various between CNY1 and CNY10 depending on the distance travelled.

By Taxi

The taxis in Chongqing are yellow. Passengers can take taxis to almost everywhere and even to go to the suburban areas.Normally the base price is 10Yuan for the beginning 3 kilometers (about 2 miles) and CNY1.8 for each additional kilometer. The rate from 22:00 to 06:00 is slightly higher about 11yuan for the beginning 3km. Usually, a short journey within 10 kilometers (about 6.miles) costs no more than 30 Yuan. The peak time for taxis is from 07:00 to 09:30, 17:00 to 19:00 and 15:00 to 16:00, during which travelers are advised to book one in advance.

Light rail through the building.jpg★By Subway

Six Chongqing subway lines are in operation connecting the city's nine districts together. Travelers are able to reach Jiangbei International Airport, North Railway Station, Chongqing Railway Station, Chaotianmen Dock and most of the Long-distance Bus Stations by subway. The ticket fare is charged on the distance travelled. In addition to these lines, there are another 2 lines under construction, Line 4 and Circle Line.

Operating Lines:

 Line 1     Line 2     Line 3     Line 5     Line 6     Line 10

Lines to be Opened:

 Line 4     Line 9    Circle Line

The subway in mountain city is an attraction for tourists from home and abroad.The map of it may be a little complicated for the peopele from the plain and circle city like Chengdu,but take the light rail to find the beautiful of this city will be an unforgettable exceperience in your lifetime.Look out the window,you could see the Yangtze River and Jialing River,also the scenery along the road。  Line 3 is highly recommend to enioy the night view ofthe city and Line 2 has a best place-a platfom to admire the light raily through a building.

Cable-car and Escalator

Besides the conventional vehicles, Yangtze River Cable Car and escalators are another two distinctive vehicles in the city. The cable car is no longer used as a transportation vehicle, but for sightseeing instead. The Lianglukou Huangguan Escalator, linking Lianglukou and Chongqing Railway Station, is the other distinctive vehicle.

Book Private Local Transfer Service

The most convenient way is to book a local transfer service with us while you booking your ship. Our local guide and drivers will pick you up in the airport or railway station according to your schedule, and send you to the right dock for your cruise ship directly, without time wasting of finding the road or finding a taxi.

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