How to Travel Between Chongqing and Guangzhou

Chongqing to Guangzhou distance is about 1,300 kilometers (800 miles). Currently, there are 4 travel ways between the two cities, including flight, high speed train, normal speed train and long-distance bus. Direct flight is undoubtedly the best and fastest way. It takes only 2 to 2.5 hours. The flight ticket price is fluctuating and it may be as low as CNY200 in low-season. About 12 pairs of high speed trains travel between Chongqing and Guangzhou every day, taking 6.5 to 11.5 hours and CNY445-2,333.5. The normal speed train with more than 18.5 hours’ duration is not a prior choice for most tourists, but those running overnight can help save one-night hotel cost. 2 pairs of long-distance buses are scheduled from Chongqing to Guangzhou and Guangzhou to Chongqing.
 
How to Travel Between Chongqing and Guangzhou
 

Best Ways to Travel from Chongqing to Guangzhou

1. Chongqing to Guangzhou Flight: about 2 hours, CNY200 to CNY6,600

It is highly recommended to take a flight to travel from Chongqing to Guangzhou. Nearly 30 flights take off at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport (CKG) and land at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) each day with only 2 hours’ flying time. You can enjoy a maximum of 90% discount for online ticket purchases, which means that you may be able to buy an economy class ticket for only about CNY200.

Ticket Fare:
Business Class: CNY1,650 to CNY6,600; Economy Class: CNY200 to CNY1,650
 

2. High Speed Train: 7.5 – 11.5 hours, CNY455 to CNY2,279

There are 13 daily trains from Chongqing West Railway Station/ Chongqing North Railway Station to Guangzhou South Railway Station/ Guangzhou North Railway Station/ Guangzhou Railway Station. The West Railway Station sees the earliest train departing at 07:19 and the latest one is at 16:23; the two trains’ arrival station is the Guangzhou South Railway Station. The duration is 7.5 to 11.5 hours.

Ticket Fare:
Business Class Seat: CNY2,279 to CNY1,334; First Class Seat: CNY717 to CNY1,178; Second Class Seat: CNY455 to CNY736

See more about: Chongqing - Guangzhou Train
 

3.  Overnight Normal Speed Train: 20 to 30.5 hours, CNY180.5 to CNY814.5

Only six normal speed trains are scheduled during 13:44 to 23:15 per day. The Chongqing West Railway Station/ Chongqing North Railway Station are the departure stations and the Guangzhou Railway Station is the arrival station. K191 is recommended if you’d like to save one night accommodation fee.

Ticket Fare:
Soft Sleeper: CNY586.5 to CNY814.5; Hard Sleeper: CNY331.5 to CNY464.5; Hard Seat: CNY180.5 to CNY254.5
 

4. Chongqing to Guangzhou Long-distance Bus: 12.5 hours, CNY360 to CNY390

From Chongqing to Guangzhou, 12.5 hours are needed when you take a long distance bus. Two buses are operated, one from Xiushan Bus Terminal at 09:50 and the other from South Square Bus Station of Chongqing North Railway Station at 12:30.
 
Ticket Fare: CNY360 to CNY390
 

Best Ways to Travel from Guangzhou to Chongqing

1. Guangzhou to Chongqing Flight: about 2-2.5 hours, CNY300 to CNY6,600

About 30 flights set off from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport to Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport daily. It takes around 2 - 2.5 hours and CNY300– 6,600 for one journey. They are available from 07:40 to 23:40.
 
Ticket Fare:
Business Class: CNY900 to CNY6,600; Economy Class: CNY300 to CNY1,650
 

2. High Speed Train: 6.5 – 11 hours, CNY445 to CNY2,333.5

12 high speed trains are in operation from Guangzhou South Railway Station/ Guangzhou Railway Station to Chongqing West Railway Station/ Chongqing North Railway Station every day, taking 6.5 to 11 hours. Only one train departs from Guangzhou Railway Station at 07:23 and arrives at Chongqing West Railway Station at 15:06. The lowest price of the ticket is CNY445.
 
Ticket Fare:
Business Class Seat: CNY1,334 to CNY2,333.5; VIP Class Seat: CNY843; New Soft Sleeper: CNY890; First Class Seat: CNY712 to CNY1,205.5; Second Class Seat: CNY445 to CNY753
 

3. Overnight Normal Speed Train: 18.5 to 31 hours, CNY180.5 to CNY814.5

The Guangzhou Railway Station operates 7 normal speed trains to Chongqing West Railway Station/ Chongqing North Railway Station during 09:23 to 16:26. Although the travel time lasts 18.5 to 31 hours, you can still choose such travel way since you do not need to spend money on accommodation for one night.

Ticket Fare:
Soft Sleeper: CNY586.5 to CNY814.5; Hard Sleeper: CNY331.5 to CNY464.5; Hard Seat: CNY180.5 to CNY254.5
 

4. Guangzhou to Chongqing Long-distance Bus: 16.5 hours, CNY336

To travel to Chongqing by long distance bus, you need to go to the Haizhu Bus Station and Jiaokou Bus Station. The departure time is 10:30 and 11:00 respectively and it takes about 16.5 hours.
 
Ticket Fare: CNY336

- Last modified on Apr. 15, 2021 -
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