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 30 hours 12.5 hours
Shanghai 29 hours 13 hours
Xian 9.5 hours --
Chengdu 4.5 hours 2 hours
Tibet 43 hours --
Guilin 22.5 hours --
Urumqi 45 hours --
Xiamen 35 hours 15 hours

 Schedules of Main Bullet Trains           More Chongqing Train Schedule

Destination Train No. Approximate Duration Ticket Booking
Beijing G308, G310 12.5 hours
Shanghai D638, D354, D2214, D2218, D2208 13 hours
Chengdu D5101, D5103, D5105 … 24 departures from 07:41 to 21:04 2 hours
Hangzhou D658, D2248, D2224, D2264 12 to 13 hours
Nanjing D2214, D2218, D2248, D2224, D2208, D2264, D658, D628, D354 10.5 hours
Ningbo D658 14.5 hours
Wuhan D2266, D2214, D2234… 22 departures from 07:02 to 15:50 6.5 to 7.5 hours
Fuzhou D2228, D2244 13.5 hours
Xiamen D2234 15 hours
Zhengzhou G310, G308, D2202 9 hour 15 mins to 10.5 hours
Nanchang D2234, D2228, D2244, D2238 9.5 to 10.5 hours
Yichang D2266, D2214, D658… 22 departures from 07:02 to 15:50 4.5 hours

 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 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:

Address Service Time
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