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.
About 80 pairs of bullet types run between Chengdu and Chongqing 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.
High Speed Train
(Last Update on July 31, 2018)
Chengdu to Chongqing High Speed Train Schedule:
|G Type||D Type|
|Chengdu East||Chongqing North||D2244, G310, D638, G8501... |
73 departures from 06:39 to 22:12
|1h17m - 2h11m||1h44m-2h24m|
|Chengdu||D634 (13:33/15:52), D2208 (08:14/10:32)||---||2h18m/2h19m|
Note: The timetable listed above is for reference only. You can search for the real-time schedule by the tool on page top.
|G Type||D Type|
|Chongqing North||Chengdu East||D5105, G8502, G8506, G8508... |
45 departures from 07:0 to 22:05
|1h27m - 2h21m||1h57m - 2h29m|
|Chengdu||D633 (13:58/16:28), D2207 (19:45/22:01)||/||2h16m/2h30m|
|G Trains||D Trains|
|Business Class Seat||First Class Seat||Second Class Seat||First Class Seat||Second Class Seat|
|CNY462.5/ 438||CNY246.5/ 233.5||CNY144.5/ 146/ 154||CNY155||CNY96/ 96.5|
|Chengdu - Chongqing Railway Map|
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.
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.