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:

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
Soft/ Hard Sleeper
Beijing West
T8, K818, K118 from 08:10 to 23:0425h4m - 30h14mCNY 656/ 428
USD 96/ 63
K488, Z124, K194 from 15:00 to 17:5826h00m - 26h23mCNY 667/ 388
USD 98/ 57
K1158, K284, K352 from 07:53 to 20:4730h47m - 39h22mCNY 748/ 488
USD 110/ 72
K546, T8, K292, K998...
5 departures from 06:23 to 21:21
11h4m - 17h25mCNY 315/ 208
USD 46/ 31
K144, K874, K488, K194 from 14:01 to 17:582h59m - 5h28mCNY 146.5/ 100.5
USD 22/ 15
K144 at 14:0119h8mCNY 509.5/ 331.5
USD 75/ 49
K1258, K424, Z390, Z124...
8 departures from 08:47 to 22:48
14h4m - 22h3mCNY 496.5/ 325.5
USD 73/ 48
K424, Z390, K258, K206...
6 departures from 08:47 to 20:47
8h8m - 9h58mCNY 214/ 142
USD 31/ 21
 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 updated on Sep. 07, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Chengdu Railway Station
Asked by Keiko Pearn from AUSTRALIA | Sep. 05, 2023 04:03Reply
Which train station
Chengdu to Dali is there a direct train or do I need to change at Kunming. What are station names involved in Chengdu and Kunming. Also I would also like to know which stations involved Lijiang to Kunming and Kunming to Guilin. Xiaxia
Answers (2)
Answered by Ivy | Sep. 07, 2023 01:22

You should go to Chengdu East Railway Station to take the direct train to Dali Railway Station.

There are bullet trains from Lijiang Railway Station to both Kunming Railway Station and Kunming South Railway Station.

There are bullet trains from Kunming Railway Station and Kunming South Railway Station to Guilin Railway Station, Guilin West Station and Guilin North Station.

Actually, you can check the real-time schedule on this website to know more details like departure and arrival stations/ time, ticket price and duration, etc.
Answered by Keiko | Sep. 07, 2023 19:42

Thanks Ivy
Asked by mena from MALAYSIA | May. 12, 2023 19:15Reply
chengdu railway station
Is Chengdu have a total of 4 railways station namely: north, south, east, west or its only 1 railway station with 4 entrances?
Answers (1)
Answered by Andrew | May. 14, 2023 23:45

There are four Chengdu railway stations.
Asked by Madge from USA | May. 09, 2020 17:54Reply
Is there high speed train service at Chengdu Railway Station?
I tried to check online, but they seems only use Chengdu East Station. I am looking for trains between Chengdu and Chongqing. Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | May. 11, 2020 17:45

Thank you for your inquiry.

This main station in Chengdu did hardly serve high speed rail. If you are looking for trip to or from Chongqing, all high speed rail use Chengdu East or South Station. Sorry about the inconvenience.
Asked by Helen Ennekens from BELGIUM | Oct. 25, 2019 01:37Reply
easiest route to travel by train from Qingcheng to Xi'an on the same day
I am planning to travel from Qingsheng to Xi'an on the same day.
I think there are different stations involved.
Please advise the easiest way to do this.
I want to use the bullet train from Chengdu.
Answers (3)
Answered by Sawyer | Oct. 28, 2019 00:46

I think you would need to go Xi'an North-Chengdu-East-Xipu-Qingchengshan, and follow the same way back to Xi'an. The time is too rush in one day!
Answered by helen ennekens from BELGIUM | Oct. 28, 2019 03:03

thanks but only one way trip to be done in one day from Qingcheng to Xi'an
Answered by Sawyer | Oct. 28, 2019 03:15

Oh, misread your question, sorry! I thought you said "back to Xi'an in same day" which is almost impossible, haha :)
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.
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