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Chengdu-Chongqing Train

As two famous tourist cities in southwest China, Chengdu is renowned as the natural habitat of lovely giant pandas and Chongqing is popular for its natural wonders and cultural heritage; besides, Chongqing is a terminal port for the amazing Yangtze River cruise. Are you interested in starting a journey between the two cities? If yes, how can you start your trip? At present, the preferred transportation between the two cities is no more than trains.

There are about 80 pairs of bullet trains running between Chengdu and Chongqing, the duration is 1.5 – 2.5 hours. There are also 8 or so pairs of normal types shuttling between the two cities with duration of 3 – 5.5 hours.

Besides, you can take a coach to travel from one city to the other and the ticket fare is almost the same as the second class seats on bullet trains. But it takes about 4.5 hours, a longer and not that comfortable journey, compared with a high speed rail trip.

High Speed Train

About 80 pairs of bullet types run between Chengdu / Chengdu East Railway Station and Chongqing North Railway Station currently. The journey time is about 1.5 – 2.5 hours. They are running along two different routes, including Chengdu-Chongqing Line with a total disatance of 194 miles (313 km) and Chengdu-Suining Line with a distance of 198 miles (319 km). The former line has stops at Jianyang, Ziyang, Zizhong, Neijiang, Rongchang, Dazu, Yongchuan, Bishan, and Shapingba; the latter line has stops at Daying, Suining, Tongnan, and Hechuan.

Chengdu to Chongqing High Speed Train Schedule:

(Last Update on Dec 4, 2018)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D177907:15 - 09:101h55m
G865309:38 - 11:041h26m
G870913:07 - 14:481h41m
G851114:33 - 16:061h33m
G865917:13 - 18:441h31m
Around 80 departures in total: departure time from 06:39 to 22:12; duration from 1H17M to 25H24M.
See more Chengdu Schedule (Last Update on Dec 4, 2018)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G183607:54 - 09:281h34m
G183210:02 - 11:341h32m
G859613:18 - 14:581h40m
G851615:27 - 17:011h34m
G855617:58 - 19:341h36m
Around 80 departures in total: departure time from 07:0 to 22:05; duration from 1H27M to 2h30M.
See more Chongqing Schedule 

Note: The timetable listed above is for reference only. You can search for the real-time schedule by the tool on page top.

Ticket Price:

(Last Update on Dec 4, 2018)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
G trainsCNY 433.5 - 462.5
USD 64 - 68
CNY 155 - 246.5
USD 23 - 36
CNY 96 - 154
USD 14 - 23
D trainsCNY 433.5 - 462.5
USD 64 - 68
CNY 155 - 246.5
USD 23 - 36
CNY 96 - 154
USD 14 - 23

Chengdu - Chongqing Railway Map
Chengdu - Chongqing Railway Map
Most of them originate from/end in the Chengdu East Railway Station; the station is about 6 miles from Tianfu Square in city center and 14 miles from Shuangliu International Airport. City buses, taxis and subway line 2 are available here for your convenience. Only two pairs of them run to/from South Railway Station and this station is a little far from the city center and other places. Only D633 is operated to Chengdu Railway Station which is closer to city center and transportation to/from this station is very convenient; from there, you can easily go to the nearby attraction sites.

Most of them originate from/end in Chongqing North Railway Station, while a few others just have a stop there. So when you arrive or leave there, get prepared to detrain within 8 – 13 minutes and get onboard within 6 – 12 minutes.

Normal Train

 Length: 196 miles (315 km)
 Duration: Around 3 – 5.5 hours
 Ticket price: CNY 140.5/146.5 for soft sleeper; CNY 92.5/96.5 for hard sleeper; CNY 46.5/50.5 for hard seat
 Intermediate stops along the way: Suining, Tongnan, Beibei, and Hechuan

There are about 8 pairs of them running between the two cities currently. And all of them just use Chongqing Railway Station and North Railway Station as an intermediate stop. The former is close to the city center and it's convenient for you to go to other places upon arrival. But you can have more choices at the North Railway Station.

Although the normal types cost less compared with bullet types, there are less departures or arrivals, and the environment in the carriages is not good. If you choose hard seats, especially during the holidays, it will be rather crowded and make you tiresome. Thus, if possible, you'd better choose bullet type. However, if you have no other choice rather than normal types, you'd better purchase a sleeper even though it's a short journey. The sleeper will be more comfortable and you can have a more comfortable trip.

 Major Rail Lines from Chengdu to:

 Major Rail Lines from Chongqing to:
- Last modified on Oct. 24, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Chengdu-Chongqing Train
Asked by Kelly from UNITED STATES | Sep. 11, 2018 07:39Reply
chengdu to Chongqing seat selection
Are we more likely to get our two seats assigned together if we purchase 1st class than if we purchase 2nd?
Answers (1)
Answered by Patty | Sep. 11, 2018 23:54

It mainly depends on the ticket availability, not seat class. If there are still may seats left, it is possible to get the seats together no matter for first class or second class.
Asked by Kelly from UNITED STATES | Sep. 10, 2018 22:14Reply
Seat choice chengdu to Chongqing
On the high speed trains from Chengdu to Chongqing, does the passenger choose seat assignments in 2nd class?
Answers (1)
Answered by Alva | Sep. 11, 2018 00:42

You can choose prefered seat like A, B, C, D or F, but the final seats are still assigned by the railway system. If there are still many seats left, they may give your prefered seats. If less seats left, it may just assigned them randomly.
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