Chengdu South Railway Station

Tthe expanded South Railway Station has been in service since December 20th, 2014. It is about 3.4 miles (about 5.5 km) south of Tianfu Square (city center), 8 miles (about 13 km) from Chengdu Railway Station, 7 miles (about 11 km) from the East Railway Station and 11 miles (17 km) from Shuangliu International Airport.

Address: Northern section of Tianfu Avenue in Wuhou District
Chengdu South Railway Station See-off Service


Schedule and Ticket Booking

Currently, it only operates bullet trains running on the Chengdu-Mianyang-Leshan Intercity High Speed Railway. In the future, intercity trains to/from Chongqing and ordinary ones to/from Chongqing, Kunming, and Dazhou will be operated here.  
(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
First/ Second Class Seat
Shuangliu Airport
C6273, C6251, C6017, C6251...
20 departures from 06:34 to 21:46
0h10m - 8h15mCNY 13/ 8
USD 2/ 1
G2195, C5651, C6273, D1751...
58 departures from 06:10 to 21:46
0h46m - 7h29mCNY 73/ 46
USD 11/ 7
C6273, C6273, C6269, C6269...
38 departures from 06:34 to 21:46
1h2m - 1h48mCNY 78/ 49
USD 11/ 7

 See detailed Chengdu Train Schedule, Chengdu - Chongqing Train, Chengdu - Leshan - Emeishan Train, Chengdu - Mianyang Train


Station Plan

The station consists of a two-storey terminal building and the front square. The appearance of the terminal building resembles a roc that spreads its wings. Escalators are set up to connect the square with the waiting hall. The terminal building is connected with the subway station and the bus terminal by an underground passage. One can find them easily by following the bilingual direction boards.
 2F: waiting hall, toilets, hot drinking water, staff office
 1F: waiting hall, platforms, ticket office, toilets, hot drinking water

How to get to the South Train Station from downtown area?

 Arrival by bus:
At Railway Station Traffic Hub: 76, 99, 111, 133, 187, 188, 236
At the Station West Road: 16, 121, 147, 222, 238, 304, 501, 806, 806B, 815, 815A, 816, 824
At West of Station East Road: 35, 99, 121, 147, 181, 238

Passengers arriving by bus will get off at the front square. For ticket holders, please enter the station directly and find the correct waiting area according to the ticket. For those without a ticket, the ticket office is on the first floor. Go there and purchase a ticket first and then go to the waiting hall to wait for departure.

 Arrival by subway line 1line 7, line 18: Passengers should get out from exit D1, and then follow the direction boards to find the waiting area.

 Arrival by taxi
Passengers getting to the station by taxi will be dropped off at the front square.

From Duration (Minutes) Cost (CNY)
Chengdu Railway Station 35 35
East Railway Station 20 30
Shuangliu Airport 25 40
Tianfu Sqaure 10 15

Note: The above duration and cost do not include delays caused by traffic lights and traffic jams. 


Ticket Check and Boarding

Check points are available in the waiting hall. Before checking in, passengers should read their tickets carefully to know exactly where to have the tickets checked. Afterwards, follow the direction signs to the platform and get onboard. Please note that pink tickets should be checked manually, while blue ones can be checked at automatic ticket checking machines.

How to exit and leave the station?

When getting off, passengers will be led to the underground passage to get out. After, follow the direction boards to the front square and leave the station.

 Leave by subway:
There is an underground passage leading to the platforms of subway line 1, line 7 and line 18. It can be found easily following the direction signs.

 Leave by bus:
Passage can take buses on the west side of front square.

 Leave by taxi:
Taxi stands are located on the front square.

 Transportation to other places:
 Tianfu Square:
1. Take subway line 1 to the square and get put from exit F.
2. Or take bus line 16 and get off at Tianfu Square East.

 Chengdu Railway Station:
1. Take subway line 1 to get there and get out from exit D. Or take subway line 7 to North Railway Station and get out from exit E, then walk north around 100 meters to find Chengdu Railway Station.
2. Or take bus line 16 to get there directly. One should get off at North Station Bus Stop. 

 East Railway Station:
1. Take subway line 7 to get there directly and get out from exit E. Or take subway line 1 to Tianfu Square first and then change to subway line 2 to the destination.
2. Take bus line 147 and get off at the east square of the east station.

 Shuangliu International Airport:
1. Take subway line 7 to Taipingyuan and transfer to line 10 to the airport.
2. Walk eastwards about 1,200 yards to east of Station East Road to take Airport Special Bus Line 3 to the airport. The bus is available from 07:00 to 19:00. It usually takes an hour and the ticket fare is CNY12.
3. Or take a train to the airport directly.

Facilities and Services

 Ticket Office:
The ticket office is located on the first floor and 13 ticket windows are currently in service. Passengers can purchase tickets and handle other problems such as ticket changes, ticket refunds and ticket loss.

 Waiting Hall:
Waiting hall is on the first and second floors where passengers can have a rest before boarding. Toilets and hot drinking water are available on both floors. Inside the terminal there are eleven escalators and six elevators connecting the two floors.

 Left luggage service:
There are some hotels or shops to temporarily store luggage around the station. It usually charges CNY5 for a small bag and CNY10 for a large bag per day.

- Last updated on Apr. 25, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Chengdu South Railway Station
Asked by Finley from CANADA | May. 09, 2020 17:53Reply
Any place to walk around near Chengdu South Station before catch a train?
Answers (1)
Answered by Newell from SINGAPORE | May. 11, 2020 17:45

South Station is not a big station, not much to see around. However, there is metro service there which can take you directly to the city center, Tianfu Square in about 20min. You can just visit there first and then go to the station when your departure time is approaching.
Asked by Pierce from DOMINICA | Jul. 16, 2019 02:52Reply
One day trip to Leshan Buddha
Is it possible to buy ticket at station directly, especially for the return trip? I am not sure if I can finish visiting there in advance. In case, I finished visiting in Leshan earlier or later, am I be able to change the ticket?
Answers (1)
Answered by Eva | Jul. 16, 2019 18:51

Thank you for your inquiry.

If you are nore sure about the travel time, you can consider to buy ticket at station directly. However, the ticket availability cannot be guaranteed, therefore, it would be better if you check it often online. Or you can change the ticket to other earlier or later trains. The ticket can only be changed one time and if there is no seat available on other train, you cannot change it. Hope for your advanced notice.
Asked by ZHF from SG | Mar. 12, 2019 09:15Reply
Chengdu Train Query
Arrive into Chengdu East from Emeishan; and departing from Chengdu East to Xi’an. Is there a transfer passage directly to board the train to Xi’an?

How much time do I need for transfer to another train?
Answers (1)
Answered by Bing from MALAYSIA | Mar. 12, 2019 23:16

There is "transfer" passage can be used, so 30min would be fine for the transfer. It means you can back to the waiting hall directly and wait for the checkin of your second trip instead of exit the station. However, you must have the paper tickets for second trip to Xi'an in hand in advance.
Asked by steve from USA | Jul. 24, 2018 06:09Reply
Left luggage service: There are some hotels or shops to temporarily store luggage around the statio
Can you tell me specifically which ones?
Answers (1)
Answered by Nathanael | Jul. 24, 2018 19:52

I did not see any left luggage office there. Not sure about the shops, there are hotels nearby. If you have any hotel booking, it is no problem for the luggage service. But if you did not make any hotel booking, I am not sure if they offer such service separately.
Asked by LAWRENCE D CLEM from UNITED STATES | Jun. 03, 2018 13:15Reply
Trains from Chongqing North to Chengdu South by October, 2018
Is it possible that there will be trains from Chongqing North traiin station to Chengdu South RR Station by October, 2018?
Answers (1)
Answered by Albert | Jun. 04, 2018 02:05

No idea if there will be new rides to south station. But there are many rides a day to East Station
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