Chengdu Railway Station

Chengdu Railway Station, commonly known as North Railway Station by locals, is about 3 miles (5 km) from the city center, 7 miles (11 km) from the Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, 8 miles (13 km) from the East Railway Station, 11 miles (17 km) from the South Station, and 14 miles (22 km) from Shuangliu International Airport.     

Address: 3rd North Section, Second Ring Road, Jinniu District
Chengdu Railway Station See-off Service

Schedule and Ticket Booking

As one of the largest passenger transport terminals in southwest China, the station operates regular trains to many large cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan, Hangzhou, Kunming and Guilin as well as some bullet ones to Shanghai, Wuhan, Chongqing, Dujiangyan and a few other cities.

 Major Rail Lines from the station to:


High Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on Sep 20, 2019)

ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
First/ Second Class Seat
Chongqing North
D1841, D2244, D620, D638...
31 departures from 06:40 to 18:52
1h30m - 2h24mCNY 155/ 96
USD 22/ 14
D2244, D620, D638, D2224...
15 departures from 06:43 to 13:33
7h49m - 9h51mCNY 587/ 344
USD 84/ 49
Hefei South
D638, D2224, D954, D354...
8 departures from 07:07 to 09:28
9h35m - 11h27mCNY 800/ 449.5
USD 114/ 64
Shanghai Hongqiao
D638, D954, D354, D2208 from 07:07 to 08:1412h27m - 15h7mCNY 1,090/ 606
USD 156/ 87
Nanjing South
D638, D2224, D954, D354...
8 departures from 07:07 to 09:28
10h34m - 12h50mCNY 906/ 510
USD 129/ 73


Normal Speed Train Timetable

(Last Update on Sep 20, 2019)
ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
Soft/ Hard Sleeper
Beijing West
T8, Z50, K818, K1364...
5 departures from 08:40 to 23:59
22h20m - 33h45mCNY 674/ 428
USD 96/ 61
K194, K488, Z124, K588 from 09:10 to 17:5225h8m - 34h44mCNY 685/ 407
USD 98/ 58
K1158, K284, K292, K352 from 08:30 to 23:5130h10m - 36h44mCNY 731/ 477
USD 104/ 68
K546, T8, K1364, K246...
6 departures from 07:39 to 22:16
9h46m - 16h54mCNY 346/ 208
USD 49/ 30
 The above schedule is for reference only. For real-time schedule and ticket booking, please click the arrival stations.
 See detailed Chengdu Train Schedule
Chengdu Railway Station
Chengdu Railway Station

Station Plan

The station consists of a two-storey terminal building and the front square.
 2F: waiting area, check point, soft seat waiting room, toilet, hot drinking water, waiting room for special passengers, shops
 1F: ticket office, waiting area, waiting room for special passengers, check point, VIP lounge, left luggage service, toilet, hot drinking water, exit
 -1F: exit hall

How to get to the Train Station from downtown area?

 Arrival by bus:
At Station Bus Station East: 1, 15, 24, 28, Airport Special Bus Line 2
At Station Bus Stop: 2, 9, 11, 15, 16, 17, 24, 27, 28, 34, 36, 50, 54, 55, 65, 83, 86, 123, 298 (overnight line), 802, Airport Special Bus Line 2
At Station West: 802, BRT K2, BRT K2A
At Station East Bus Station: 2, 9, 16, 36, 50, 65, 83, 86, 123, BRT K1, BRT K1A

Passengers arriving by bus will get off at the front square. For ticket holders, enter the station directly and go to the correct waiting room to find a seat and wait for departure. For those without tickets, the ticket office is located to the east of the terminal building. Go there to purchase a ticket or pick up your bookings and then enter the station.

 Arrival by Subway line 1:
Passengers arriving by subway should get out from exit A1 to the station.

 Arrival by taxi
If arriving by taxi, passengers will be dropped off at the front square.
From/ To Duration (minute) Cost (CNY)
East Railway Station 25 30
South Station 30 45
Shuangliu International Airport 45 75
Tianfu Square 15 15

Ticket Check and Boarding

Before checking in, passengers should read their tickets carefully to know where to have the tickets checked and after checking, go to the platforms to board. One thing to remember is that blue tickets can be checked at automatic ticket check machines, while pink ones should be handled manually.
Waiting Hall
Waiting Hall
Chengdu Railway Station Platform

How to exit and leave the station?

Upon arriving, passengers will be led to the exit hall to get out. Afterwards, go to the front square to find bus, taxi or subway to leave the station.
Chengdu Railway Station Transportation Map
Transportation Map of Chengdu Railway Station

 Leave by subway:
The entrances for subway line 1 are easily accessible at the east side of the square or around the square.

 Leave by bus:
Bus stops can be found at the east and west sides of the front square.

 Leave by taxi:
Taxi stands are also available on the front square, close to the exit.

 Transportation to other places:
 East Railway Station:
1. Take subway line 1 to Tianfu Square and then change to subway line 2 to get there.
2. Take bus line 2 to East Station Bus Stop and then walk about 1,100 yards to the destination.

 South Station:
Take subway line 1 to the south station, exit D1.

 Shuangliu International Airport:
Take Airport Special Bus Line 2 to the airport. The bus is reachable daily from 06:30 to 20:00 every 10-20 minutes. The travel time is about 40 minutes and the ticket fare is CNY10 per person.

 Tianfu Square:
Take subway line 1 to the square, exit F.


Facilities and Services:

 Ticket Office:
The ticket hall is located separately to the east of the waiting hall. It is open all day long. Inside, there are 36 permanent ticket windows. During peak seasons, the number of ticket windows can be increased to 67. Among them, windows nos. 1 – 4 are for ticket refunds; no. 9 is for ticket change; no. 36 has a low counter for the disabled. At the north end of the hall there is an information desk for passengers’.

 Waiting Hall:

Left Luggage Office
Left Luggage
The waiting hall is large enough to hold nearly 10,000 passengers. On the first floor are No.1 Waiting Room, Soft Seat Waiting Room, and Inquiry Center. Waiting Room No. 2 and No. 3 are on the second floor. All waiting rooms are equipped with washrooms and hot drinking water. There is also a waiting room especially for the disabled on 1F. Passengers can enter the waiting hall 2 hours prior to departure, and the ticket check closes 5 minutes before departure.

 Left luggage service:
Passengers can storage their luggage on the two sides of the station entrance. It usually charges CNY5 for a small bag and CNY10 for a large bag per day.

 “Zhangyun Desk”
Located on 1F, the “Zhangyun Desk” is a team of 13 people to assist the old, young, sick, disabled, pregnant and any other passengers needing assistance during check-in, waiting, and boarding.
- Last modified on Aug. 12, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Chengdu Railway Station
Asked by Marcus from SAINT LUCIA | Jul. 16, 2019 02:53Reply
Is there any economy hotel recommended near Chengdu Station?
We are a family with small kid, so we prefer non-smoking room. Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Keegan from USA | Jul. 16, 2019 18:52

I think you may consider Spring Downtown Hotel and Holiday Inn Express. They are not far from the station. Non-smoking room should be no problem I guess. You can contact them directly to confirm it.
Asked by Nada from MOROCCO | Jul. 05, 2018 12:53Reply
Which railway station fron Chengdu to Panzhihua ? Thanks
Answers (1)
Answered by Tankard | Jul. 05, 2018 22:52

They all use Chengdu Railway Station which is also called North Railway Station by local people. It is on metro line 1 and line 7
Asked by SB from MALAYSIA | Apr. 11, 2018 02:49Reply
Which railway station from Chengdu to Lhasa? North, East or South?
Answers (1)
Answered by Winston | Apr. 11, 2018 05:21

It departs from Chengdu Railway Station, not south or East etc. But some local people also call it North Railway Station. The location is at No. 1 Zhandong Rd., on subway line 1 and line 7
Asked by Shino from JAPAN | Apr. 24, 2017 08:55Reply
How can I get to the Chengdu North Train Station from the CTU airport?
Answers (3)
Answered by Antoine from AUSTRALIA | Apr. 25, 2017 00:49

You can take shuttle bus directly, should be line 2
Answered by Shino from JAPAN | Apr. 25, 2017 21:38

Thank you for your reply.
Then if I use the shuttle, how long does it take to the North station from the airport?
About 1 hour?
Answered by Antoine from AUSTRALIA | Apr. 26, 2017 03:27

Yes, 1 hour should be OK
Asked by Ken Soh from SINGAPORE | Dec. 17, 2016 00:37Reply
What is the best route to travel to the city from Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport?
Answers (4)
Answered by PETER | Dec. 17, 2016 02:31

You could take subway.
Answered by Ken Soh | Dec. 17, 2016 20:35

OK, thanks a lot. Is the subway within the airport? Do I need to transfer by bus to take the subway?
Answered by Jeff | Dec. 19, 2016 00:44

No! There is no subway to the airport yet!. I think it refers to the rail service from the airport to East or south station. If you transfer to the downtown, you may need to choose the airport shuttle buses. There are different lines to different destinations. The buses stop at both T1 and T2
Answered by Timon from SWEDEN | Aug. 12, 2019 11:12

The question is now 3 years old but if anyone cares you can reach the airport by subway now
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