Chongqing to Beijing / Beijing to Chongqing: Best Way to Travel

The Chongqing to Beijing distance is about 1,700 kilometers (1,000 miles). You can travel between the two cities by plane, high speed train and normal speed train. The best transportation option is definitely by plane because of the short flight time and affordable tickets. By air, you can arrive in the destination in 2.5 to 3 hours and spend only CNY400 for economy class ticket in low season. Although the high speed train moves very fast, it still takes as long as 11 to 12 hours due to the quite long distance between, not to mention the slower normal speed train, whose journey time can reach an astonishing 31 hours. So taking normal speed train is not very recommended. The ticket for second class seat of high speed train costs CNY792 to CNY924.5.
Chongqing to Beijing / Beijing to Chongqing: Best Way to Travel
 

Best Ways to Travel from Chongqing to Beijing

1. Chongqing to Beijing Flight: about 2.5 hours, CNY400 to CNY6,600

From 6:30 to 21:25, there are planes taking off from Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport (CKG) every half an hour to one and a half hours and arriving at Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) / Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX) 2.5 hours later. About 35 flights are available every day. You can buy tickets online and most of them are discounted. The economy class tickets generally start at CNY400 and the lowest price for business class is CNY1,000.

Ticket Fare:
Business Class: CNY1,000 to CNY6,600; Economy Class: CNY400 to CNY2,170
 

2. High Speed Train: 11-12 hours, CNY800.5 to CNY2,855

There are 2 daily high speed trains from Chongqing West Railway Station/ Chongqing North Railway Station to Beijing West Railway Station, taking 11 to 12 hours.

Ticket Fare:
From Chongqing West Railway Station: Business Class Seat: CNY2,855; First Class Seat: CNY1479.5; Second Class Seat: CNY924.5
From Chongqing North Railway Station: Business Class Seat: CNY2,482.5; First Class Seat: CNY1,281; Second Class Seat: CNY800.5

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3. Overnight Normal Speed Train: 19.5 to 31 hours, CNY217 to CNY684

Six normal speed trains are scheduled every day. They depart from Chongqing West Railway Station/ Chongqing North Railway Station/Chongqing Railway Station and arrive at Beijing West Railway Station. The trip lasts more than 19.5 hours.

Ticket Fare:
Soft Sleeper: CNY630 to CNY684; Hard Sleeper: CNY397 to CNY444; Hard Seat: CNY217 to CNY243
 

Best Ways to Travel from Beijing to Chongqing

1. Beijing to Chongqing Flight: about 3 hours, CNY400 to CNY6,600

About 35 flights leave Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK)/ Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX) and land at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport (CKG) in about 3 hours every day. It is recommended to purchase discounted tickets online, helping you save a lot of travel expanse. The cheapest ticket costs only around CNY400 in the low-season.

Ticket Fare:
Business Class: CNY800 to CNY6,600; Economy Class: CNY400 to CNY2,170
 

2. High Speed Train: 11-12 hours, CNY792 to CNY2,855

Two high speed trains leave Beijing West Railway Station every day. The arrival stations are Chongqing West Railway Station and Chongqing North Railway Station every day. It spends 11 to 12 hours.

Ticket Fare:
To Chongqing West Railway Station: Business Class Seat: CNY2,855; First Class Seat: CNY1479.5; Second Class Seat: CNY924.5
To Chongqing North Railway Station: Business Class Seat: CNY2457; First Class Seat: CNY1,267; Second Class Seat: CNY792
 

3. Overnight Normal Speed Train: 18.5 to 30 hours, CNY217 to CNY684

From Beijing to Chongqing, there are six normal speed trains setting off from Beijing West Railway Station and reaching Chongqing West Railway Station/ Chongqing North Railway Station/Chongqing Station in 18.5 to 30 hours every day.

Ticket Fare:
Soft Sleeper: CNY611 to CNY684; Hard Sleeper: CNY397 to CNY444; Hard Seat: CNY217 to CNY243

- Last modified on Apr. 08, 2021 -
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