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 take trains to Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Guangzhou, Guilin, Hangzhou, and even Tibet from the city. 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, Chongqing 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.
Approximate Travel Time of Tains
|Destination||Ordinary Trains||Bullet Ones|
|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 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 trains, 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 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 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, 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 tickets at either of the railway stations with their valid passports. Or they can buy tickets at one of the 182 ticket offices in the city or suburban 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|