Chongqing Train

Around 140 scheduled trains pass through the city daily, connecting it to the capital cities of all other provinces in China (except Yinchuan, the capital city of Ningxia) as well as most of the popuplar tourist cities. Passengers can get to Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Guangzhou, Guilin, Hangzhou, and even Tibet from the city by rail. Bullet trains for major Chinese 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, this city has two railway stations, the Railway Station and the North Railway Station. According to the plan, a new station, West Railway Station, began construction in 2014. It will be the largest station in west of China after completion.
 

Chongqing Railway Station
Railway Station

 Approximate Travel Time of Tains

Destination Ordinary Ones Bullet Ones
Beijing 19-31.5h 12h
Shanghai 19-40h 12.5-13h
Xian 9-11h --
Chengdu 3-5.5h 1.5-2.5
Tibet 42h --
Guilin 21h --
Urumqi 42-49h --
Xiamen 32.5h 15h


 Schedules of Main Bullet Trains           More Chongqing Train Schedule

Destination Train No. Duration Ticket Booking
Beijing G308, G310 at 08:10 and 09:23 12h10m/12h19m
Shanghai D638, D354, D2214, D2218, D2208 from 07:26 to 10:37 12h38m-12h50m
Chengdu D5105, D8502, D8504… 45 departures from 07:30 to 21:59 1h29m-2h27m
Hangzhou D658, D2248, D2224, D2264 from 07:35 to 11:20 11h55m-12h55m
Nanjing D2214, D2218, D2248... 10 departures from 07:26 to 11:56 10h8m-10h37m
Ningbo D658 at 07:35 14h15m
Wuhan D2266, D2214, G316… 27 departures from 06:54 to 16:05 6h9m-7h33m
Fuzhou D2228, D2244 at 09:05 and 09:40 13h27m/13h28m
Xiamen D2234 at 07:41 14h55m
Zhengzhou G310, G308, D2202 from 08:10 to 09:33 9h1m-10h23m
Nanchang D2234, D2228, D2244, D2238 from 07:41 to 11:36 9h38m-10h23m
Yichang D2266, D2214, D658… 27 departures from 06:54 to 16:05 4h7m-4h36m


 Railway Stations

North Railway Station: About 130 trains pass through this station each day, so it is the busiest railway station of the city. Passengers can take bullet or most of the ordinary ones, passing through or originating 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 railways and long-distance buses are very easy.

Bullet Train Waiting Hall for Bullet Trains

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 those to/from Kunming, Guiyang, Zuiyi and Neijing.  Travelers are able to take local subway line 3 to Lianglukou Station and walk there.

West Railway Station: This newly planned station lies on the west side of Fengzhong Road, Shangqiao area, Shapingba District. After its completion, the schedules to Kunming, Guiyang, Changsha, Chengdu, Zhengzhou, Xian, etc will depart from this station.

 Where to Buy Tickets?
Passengers can purchase a ticket directly at any of the railway stations in Mainland China with a valid ID certificate like passport, or book one from an reliable agency and then pick it up upon arrival at the station.