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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 Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D186807:58 - 16:358h37m
D181810:31 - 19:138h42m
D186211:08 - 19:308h22m
D186411:43 - 20:418h58m
D187214:06 - 22:258h19m
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 Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G31907:11 - 14:597h48m
D186107:25 - 16:238h58m
D180910:14 - 18:528h38m
D181712:21 - 21:048h43m
D187113:56 - 21:527h56m
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 Apr 25, 2023)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
G trainsCNY 1,270
USD 187
CNY 677
USD 100
CNY 423
USD 62
D trains---CNY 661 - 696
USD 97 - 102
CNY 413 - 445
USD 61 - 65
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 Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K48611:42 - 09:30+21h48m
K68816:29 - 11:08+18h39m
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 Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K68712:25 - 07:10+18h45m
K77520:25 - 13:47+17h22m
K81320:35 - 20:26+23h51m
K19123:57 - 20:19+20h22m
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 Apr 25, 2023)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 527.5 - 538
USD 78 - 79
CNY 343.5 - 351
USD 51 - 52
CNY 189.5 - 192
USD 28

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 updated on Apr. 25, 2023 -
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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