Around 140 scheduled trains pass the city daily, connecting it and other capital cities of all provinces in China (expect Yinchuan, the capital city of Ningxia) as well as most of tourism cities. Passengers can take trains to Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Guangzhou, Guilin, Hangzhou, and even Tibet etc from the city. Bullet trains for Chinese major cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, and Chongqing’s suburban area including Wanzhou District, Shizhu County, Hechuan District and Fuling are available. In addition, it is the starting point of an international freight railroad, Yu-Xin-Ou (Chongqing-Xinjiang-Europe) International Railroad, which links Chongqing and Duisburg in Germany.
At present, Chongqing has two railway stations, the Railway Station and the North Railway Station. According to the plan, a new station, West Railway Station, begin to be constructed in 2014 and it will be the largest station in west of China after completion.
Approximate Travel Time of ordinary trains and bullet trains
|Destination||Ordinary Trains||Bullet Trains|
|Beijing||30 hours||12.5 hours|
|Shanghai||29 hours||13 hours|
|Chengdu||4.5 hours||2 hours|
|Xiamen||35 hours||15 hours|
Schedules of Main Bullet Trains
More Chongqing Train Schedule
North Railway Station: About 130 trains passing the station one day, so it is the busiest railway station of the city. Passengers can take all bullet trains and most of ordinary trains, passing or original leaving Chongqing, from this station. It is linked with the local Jiangbei International Airport by subway line 3. On its southwest, there is the Longtousi Long-distance Bus Station. Transferring between trains and long-distance buses are very easy.
Railway Station: It is located at No. 249, Nanqu Road, Caiyuanba area, Yuzhong District and it is the nearest station to Chaotianmen Dock. Around 10 ordinary trains use this station such as the trains to Kunming, Guiyang, Zuiyi and Neijing. Travelers are able to take local subway line 3 to Lianglukou Station and walk there.
West Railway Station: It is a newly planned station on the west of Fengzhong Road, Shangqiao area, Shapingba District. After its completion, trains to Kunming, Guiyang, Changsha, Chengdu, Zhengzhou, Xian, etc will depart from this station.
Where to Buy Train Tickets?
Passengers can purchase directly or pick up train tickets at either of the railway station with their valid passports. Or they can buy tickets at one of the 182 ticket offices in the city or suburb areas. Some major ticket offices are provided for references:
|Terminal T2A of Jiangbei International Airport||08:00 – 19:00|
|Chenjiaping Long-distance Bus Station||08:00 – 19:00|
|Beside the escalator, Railway Station Square, -1F||08:00 – 19:00|
|No. 50, Meizhuanxiao Road, Shangqing Temple, Yuzhong District||08:00 – 19:00|
|No. 18, Xinyi Street, Chaotianmen, Yuzhong District||08:00 – 19:00|
|No. 116, Minzu Road, Yuzhong District||08:00 – 18:00|