Best Way to Travel between Chengdu and Chongqing

The distance between Chengdu and Chongqing is around 340 kilometers (210 miles). Currently, there are four ways to travel between these two cities:
1.Taking high speed train is definitely the most popular and fastest way from Chengdu to Chongqing, which only takes 1.5 to 2.5 hours on the way and costs CNY 96.5-146 for 2nd Class Seat. 
2.The normal speed trains usually take 3 to 5.5 hours, costing CNY 46.5 for Hard Seat. 
3.Besides, passengers can take direct long-distance buses. The travel time is about 4 hours with the fare of CNY 77-109 per person. 
4.Although there are several flights from Chengdu to Chongqing, it is not so recommended due to the short distance between the two cities.
   

How to Travel between Chengdu and Chongqing
 

Best Ways to Travel from Chengdu to Chongqing

 

1. Best Way: Chengdu to Chongqing High Speed Train: 1.5 to 2.5 hours, CNY 96.5 - 146 for Second Class Seat

From Chengdu to Chongqing, the most convenient and fastest way is to take high speed trains. There are frequent Chengdu to Chongqing high speed trains every day from Chengdu East Railway Station to Chongqing North Railway Station / West Railway Station / Shapingba Railway Station. In general, the travel time ranges from 1.5 to 2.5 hours.
 Ticket Prices: CNY 96.5 - 146 for Second Class Seat; CNY 155 - 246.5 for First Class Seat; CNY 264 for VIP Class Seat; CNY 433.5 - 462.5 for Business Class Seat
 

2. Second Choice: Chengdu to Chongqing Normal Speed Train: 3 to 5.5 hours, CNY 46.5 for Hard Seat

Several normal speed trains from Chengdu Railway Station to Chongqing North Railway Station / West Railway Station provide more choices for travelers. With the travel time of 3 to 5.5 hours, taking these trains is a prior and frugal choice for passengers who have enough time. Their ticket fare is lower.
 Ticket Prices: CNY 46.5 for Hard Seat; CNY 92.5 for Hard Sleeper; CNY 140.5 for Soft Sleeper
 

3. Alternative Choice: Chengdu to Chongqing Long-distance Bus: 4 hours, CNY 77 - 109 per person

Starting Point Schedule Ticket Fare
East Coach Station 09:00, 10:00, 10:30, 14:00, 16:00, 17:10 CNY 77
General Coach Station 09:30, 15:30 CNY 77
Qingbaijiang Coach Station 08:20 CNY 106
Pixian Coach Station 08:40 CNY 109
 

4. Chengdu to Chongqing Flight: 5 hours Flying Time, CNY 500 to 1,000

Although there are several flights from Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport to Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport, it spends totally 7-9 hours if counting the transportation to/from the airports. And the flights will have stops at Bijie City and Liuzhou City in the half way. Thus, taking a flight actually is not a convenient way for passengers. 
 

How to Get from Chengdu to Chongqing Jiefangbei CBD?

→ Take a high speed train from Chengdu East Railway Station to Chongqing North Railway Station first.
→ Then take metro line 10 to Hongtudi Station and transfer to metro line 6 to Xiaoshizi Station, Exit 5A. The travel time is about 30 minutes, costing CNY 3 per person.
→ After arriving, walk southwest for around 900 meters (1,000 yards) to find Jiefangbei Commercial Area. 
 

Best Ways to Travel from Chongqing to Chengdu

 

1. Fastest Way: Chongqing to Chengdu High Speed Train: 1.5 to 2.5 hours, CNY 96 - 144.5 for Second Class Seat

More than 60 high speed trains serve the public from Chongqing North Railway Station / West Railway Station / Shapingba Railway Station to Chengdu East Railway Station / South Railway Station, operating from 06:13 to 22:00. 
 Ticket Prices: CNY 96.5 - 146 for Second Class Seat; CNY 155 - 246.5 for First Class Seat; CNY 264 for VIP Class Seat; CNY 433.5 - 462.5 for Business Class Seat
 

2. Second Choice: Chongqing to Chengdu Normal Speed Train: 3 to 5.5 hours, CNY 46.5 for Hard Seat

There are about 6 scheduled Chongqing to Chengdu high speed trains in service daily from 06:06 to 17:29, starting from Chongqing North Railway Station / West Railway Station to Chengdu Railway Station. 
 Ticket Prices: CNY 46.5 for Hard Seat; CNY 92.5 for Hard Sleeper; CNY 140.5 for Soft Sleeper
 

3.Alternative Choice: Chongqing to Chengdu Long-distance Bus: 4 hours, CNY 75 - 138 per person

Starting Point Schedule Ticket Fare
Chongqing North Railway Station South Square Coach Station 16:00 CNY 77
Chongqing Coach Station 09:30 CNY 77
Nanchuan West Coach Station 10:00 CNY 136
Rongchangfu Coach Station 08:15 CNY 75
Chenjiaping Coach Station 10:10 CNY 77
Chongqing North Railway Station North Square Coach Station 16:20 CNY 77
Pengshuicheng North Coach Station 09:30 CNY 138
 

4. Chongqing to Chengdu Flight: 5 hours on board, CNY 500 to 1,000

Only a few flights operate from Chongqing Jiangbei Airport to Chengdu Shuangliu Airport and they make a stopover halfway. This is not a recommended way because of its high expense, less schedule and long travel time.
 

How to Get from Chongqing to Chengdu Wide and Narrow Alley & Jinli Street?

→ Firstly, you can take a high speed train from Chongqing North Railway Station / West Railway Station / Shapingba Railway Station to Chengdu East Railway Station. It spends 1.5-2.5 hours on the way. The ticket fare is 96 - 144.5 for 2nd Class Seat.
→ Then take metro line 2 to Tonghuimen Station, Exit C. The duration is about half an hour with the fare of CNY 4/person.
→ Afterwards, walk northeast around 550 meters (600 yards) to find the destination.
- Last modified on Apr. 08, 2021 -
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