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Guangzhou - Chongqing Train

Usually, there are over 25 pairs of trains running between Guangzhou and Chongqing. Among them, nearly 15 pairs of high speed trains run in day time taking 7 – 11.5 hours and around 10 pairs of non-bullet overnight sleeper trains take 18.5 – 31.5 hours.

In addition, there are many direct flights available for your convenience. The flight travel only takes about 2 hours. If you are pressed for time, flight is a good choice. But the flight ticket usually costs more than rail tickets, except in some low seasons.

High Speed Trains

Altogether nearly 15 pairs of them are operated on this route between Guangzhou Railway Station/ Guangzhou South Railway Station and Chongqing West Railway Station/ Chongqing North Railway Station. Among them all high speed D types run for a total distance of 1,201 kilometers (746 miles). And 2 pairs of high speed G types run with a different longer route of 1,950 kilometers (1,212 miles). Take the duration and cost into consideration, it is highly recommended to choose a D type for this trip with shorter travel time and lower cost.

Guangzhou to Chongqing High Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on Mar 2, 2022)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D186206:57 - 14:207h23m
D186408:05 - 15:487h43m
D181810:31 - 18:307h59m
D186811:43 - 19:047h21m
D187214:25 - 21:587h33m
Around 15 D types departures in total: departure time from 06:57 to 16:12; duration from 7h21m to 7h59m.
2 G type departures in total: departure time is 08:10 & 15:43; duration is 6h37m to 11h17m.
See more Guangzhou Schedule

Chongqing to Guangzhou Bullet Train Timetable

(Last Update on Mar 2, 2022)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D186107:19 - 14:537h34m
G31908:20 - 14:596h39m
D180910:10 - 17:507h40m
D181712:23 - 19:387h15m
D187114:08 - 21:397h31m
Around 15 D types departures in total: departure time from 07:19 to 16:23; duration from 7h15m to 8h9m.
2 G type departures in total: departure time is 08:00 & 08:20; duration is 6h39m to 11h35m.
See more Chongqing Schedule 

Note: The timetable above is for reference only. You can check the latest schedule by the search box on page top.

Ticket Price

(Last Update on Mar 2, 2022)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
G trainsCNY 1,334 - 2,333.5
USD 207 - 362
CNY 712 - 1,205.5
USD 110 - 187
CNY 445 - 753
USD 69 - 117
D trains---CNY 717 - 750
USD 111 - 116
CNY 445 - 468
USD 69 - 73
The high speed D types and G types run two different routes with different stopovers along the way.
D types: Foshan West, Sanshui South, Zhaoqing East, Guangning, Huaiji, Hezhou, Zhongshan West, Gongcheng, Yangshuo, Guilin West, Sanjiang South, Congjiang, Rongjiang, Sanduxian, Duyun East, Guidingxian, Longli North, Longdongbao, Guiyang East, Xiuwenxian, Xifeng, Zunyi South, Zunyi, Loushanguan South, Tongzi East, Tongzi North, Ganshui East, Qijiang East, Luohuang South

G types:
Shaoguan, Chenzhou West, Hengyang East, Zhuzhou West, Changsha South, Miluo East, Xianing North, Wuhan, Hankou, Hanchuan, Tianmen South, Qianjiang, Jingzhou, Yichang East, Jianshi, Enshi, Lichuan, Changshou North

Normal Trains

Guangzhou to Chongqing Train

(Last Update on Mar 2, 2022)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K19210:59 - 05:41+18h42m
K48612:11 - 12:38+24h27m
K81413:47 - 12:23+22h36m
K68816:26 - 11:15+18h49m
K20222:13 - 20:38+22h25m
Around 10 departures in total: departure time from 08:12 to 23:49; duration from 18h42m to 31h37m.

Chongqing to Guangzhou Train

(Last Update on Mar 2, 2022)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K68712:15 - 07:20+19h5m
K19113:45 - 10:10+20h25m
K50416:36 - 14:56+22h20m
K77520:11 - 19:02+22h51m
K81320:57 - 19:43+22h46m
Around 10 departures in total: departure time from 12:15 to 23:16; duration from 19h5m to 30h52m.

1. The timetable above is for reference only. You can check the latest schedule by the search box on page top.
2. "+" indicates the second day.

Ticket Price:

(Last Update on Mar 2, 2022)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 527.5 - 537
USD 82 - 83
CNY 343.5 - 351
USD 53 - 54
CNY 189.5 - 192
USD 29 - 30

Most of them run overnight from/to Guangzhou Railway Station, K502/K504 and K4512 use Guangzhou East Station. In the other side, most of them are operated at Chongqing North Railway Station, while K365/K358 and K835/K837 is at Chongqing West Railway Station which is far from downtown area. North Station is connected with downtown area by subway line 3, line 4, line 10 & Circle Line and city buses and west station by subway line 5 & city buses.

One thing to be noticed is that you'd better purchase a sleeper for the long journey and you are recommended to buy the sleeper tickets in advance because they are in great demands most of the time. With a sleeper, you can have a good rest during the night and then travel around energetically upon arrival.

Besides, they also pass by the following stations:
Guangzhou North, Yingde, Foshan, Zhaoqing, Yangchun, Maiming East, Maoming, Huazhou, Hechun, Wendi, Yulin, Shaoguan East, Pingshi, Chenzhou, Hengyang, Zhuzhou, Changsha, Yueyang, Xiangtan, Loudi, Xinhua, Xupu, Chibi, Xianning, Wuchang, Jingshan, Zhongxiang, Jingmen, Huaihua, Yichang East, Badong, Enshi, Lichuan, Wanzhou, Liangping, Kaijiang, Dazhou, Quxian, Guangan, Yuping, Shenyuan, Shibing, Kaili, Guiding, Guiyang, Guigang, Laibin, Liuzhou, Rongshui, Sanjiangxian, Yatunbao, Rongan, Tongdao, Jingzhou, Huitong, Tongren, Songtao, Xiushan, Youyang, Qianjiang, Zunyi, Tongzi, Ganshui, Qijiang, Pengshui, Wulong, Fuling, and Changshou

See also:
How to Travel Between Chongqing and Guangzhou
Major Rail Lines from Guangzhou to:
Major Rail Lines from Chongqing to:

- Last modified on Jan. 27, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Guangzhou - Chongqing Train
Asked by Ashley from CROATIA | Oct. 14, 2019 03:27Reply
Hi, I am a little confused about high speed G train?
I thought G means the bullet train? Why is G1312 at 8am 3 hours slower than most D?
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Oct. 14, 2019 17:34

Thank you for your inquiry.

G type is indeed high speed ride in China. G1312 has a long duration as it runs a different route which is much longer than D rides. The duration is caused by running distance instead of speed. Afternoon ride G320 runs the same route as other D rides and take only 6.5 hours on the way. You may consider it if you want the fastest G ride. Hope this information can help you.
Asked by Terrance from AUSTRALIA | Apr. 23, 2019 03:45Reply
D1857 at 12:50pm to Chongqing West
I see the departure station says "Guangzhou", so it means the main station? There is high speed ride there to Chongqing?
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Apr. 23, 2019 17:36

Thank you for your inquiry.

This D1857 did departs from Guangzhou Railway Station, No. 159 West Huanshi Road, Yuexiu District. There are high speed ride service offered at this station too! Please rest assured.
Asked by Brooklyn | Dec. 25, 2018 01:28Reply
Somerset Jiefangbei Chongqing to West Station by taxi
How long would it take and how much it costs? Can I book a taxi in advance?
Answers (1)
Answered by Diego from COLOMBIA | Dec. 25, 2018 16:40

Without serious traffic problem, it would take around 40 to 50min. The cost will be around CNY50 to 60. Do not know how to book a taxi in advance, but you can ask your hotel to find one for you when you checkout or to see if they offer this service as well.
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