Chongqing Travel Guide

Flights, Train & Cruise

By plane

Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport is about twenty-one kilometers northeast of Chongqing in Lianglu Town, Yubei District (Airport GPS 29.720030-106.634060).(CKG; ) is served by international flights from Bangkok, Doha, Helsinki, Hong Kong, Munich, Nagoya, Seoul, Singapore, Tokyo and domestic cities including: Beijing, Changchun, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Haikou, Hangzhou, Hefei, Jinan, Jinjiang, Jiuzhaigou, Kunming, Lhasa, Panzhihua, Nanjing, Nanning, Ningbo, Sanya, Shanghai, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Taiyuan, Tianjin, Urumqi, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Xiamen, Xi'an, Yichang, Zhengzhou, and Zhuhai.

It features two terminals currently with a third much larger terminal under construction.

Terminal 1 - International Flights (smaller original terminal)

Terminal 2 - Domestic Flights (major building with the terminal further divided into two halls A & B)

Monorail (Metro Line 3) now connects the airport to the centre of Chongqing and the station is accessible from both terminals. Buses also depart from the ground level of the terminal to Shangqisi Lu, Yuzhong (Airport bus stop in City GPS 29.562860-106.544200), in central Chongqing. Taxi to downtown Chongqing would cost about ¥40-80.

Airport Shuttle Bus Airport Shuttle Buses are easily accessible at Terminal 2. There are two different stops, when you stand on line, please see clearly.
By train

There are three major train stations in Chongqing:

Chongqing StationCai Yuan Ba Li Jiao Qiao, YuzhongOriginal station closest to the centre of Chongqing. Handles many long distance trains from many destinations across China. Some services are being transferred to Chongqing North Station, due to planned redevelopment of the station.
Chongqing North StationKun Lun Da Dao, Yu Bei Qu, Chongqing, ChinaRecently developed station handling high speed services to/from Chengdu. Many long distance trains to many other cities in China depart and arrive here.
Chongqing West StationSha Ping Ba Zhan Dong Lu ShaPingBa Qu, Chongqing, ChinaOriginally called Shapingba Station. Limited services to local destination and eastern Sichuan province. Though departures and arrivals are somewhat limited at this station, it is quite useful for trips to nearby destations such as Guiyang or Dazhou.

Trains arrive daily at the Chongqing station, including the daily T9/T10 express train from/to Beijing, a 25-hour ride.

The longest railway from Chongqing station is from Harbin to Chongqing Beizhan at 1,064 km,a 48.15-hour ride.

The entire journey is 3535 kilometer,and will to pass 9 province and municipalities.The price of hard ticket is ¥344 and hard berth is ¥599.

If arriving from Chengdu, the T88xx express trains provide a 2 hours 30 minutes link between the two cities. This is the ideal choice of transportation for the two cities.

T88xx, Chongqing Bei(重庆北) - Chengdu (成都), 2.5 hrs, ~¥87

Most train tickets can be purchased through the help of the hotel your are staying. The tickets are then delivered to the hotel for you to pick up.

By bus

Long distance buses travel to Chongqing from almost anywhere. There are numerous buses into Chongqing, most notably is the hourly service to and from Chengdu, Nanchong, and Xi'an. From the west Chengdu is 2.5 hours and to the east Wanzhou is three hours, both on good highways and good buses. Avoid the "sleeper" buses as they must be the most uncomfortable way to travel ever invented.

The main bus / and old rail station is Cai Yuan Ba (pronounced Tsai Yuan Ba, is the old station) and is complete mayhem most of the time. Many hotels will sell rail tickets thus avoiding the madness of the station. People in Chongqing do not queue.

Chaotianmen Station, Buses to points eastward (Fuling, Pengshui, Yunyang, etc.)
Chen Jiaping Station, Buses to the west and in particular towards Sichuan Province

source: Wikivoyage

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