Chongqing City-Bus

About 660 bus lines serve in the urban areas of Chongqing, conveniently sending passengers to attractions, transportation hubs and commercial areas, etc. 

Chongqing City Bus Ticket Fare

Most of the air-conditioned buses charge CNY2 while those without air-conditioners charge CNY1, no matter how long you take the bus. 

A few buses charge according to distance. The longer you take the bus, the higher the ticket fare. In this condition, the fare for ordinary buses varies from CNY1 to 3.5 and for air-conditioned ones from CNY2 to 10 in general.

How to Pay

Nowadays, the Chongqing city bus ticket fare can be paid by cash or transportation card. Those who plan to stay in Chongqing for a while are suggested to purchase a local transportation card. With the card, passengers can generally enjoy 10% discount off when taking the city bus. If pay by cash, you are advised to prepare some loose change in advance. There is usually no ticket seller on board. When you get on the bus, just drop your cash into the metal box or swipe your transportation card.

Chongqing City Bus Operation Time

Normally, most buses run from 05:30 to 22:00, while the overnight buses run from around 22:00 to 06:30 the next day.

Some Useful Bus Lines for Reference:

 Lines to attractions:
Chongqing Public City BusBus Lines to popular attractions inside Chongqing downtown:
To Yangtze River Cable Car: 
1. Take bus no.414, 440, 503, T002 or T480A and get off at Xiawang Longmen Station. Then walk north for around 50 meters (55 yards).
2.Take bus no. 414, 440, 553 or T040 to get to Huguang Huiguan Bus Stop. Then walk southwest around 150 meters (165 yards) to find the destination. 

To Ciqikou: Take bus no. 209, 215, 237, 501, 503, 504, 553 or 805 to Jinbi Street Bus Stop. Then walk east for around 200 meters (220 yards) to arrive at Ciqikou.

To Chongqing China Three Gorges Museum: Take bus no.145, 152, 181, 262, 322, 338, 829, 862 or 881 and get off at Xuetianwan Bus Stop. Next, walk northeast for around 200 meters (220 yards) to arrive at the destination.

To Chaotianmen Dock: Take bus no.503, T002, T025 to Chaotianmen No.9 Pier Bus Stop. Or you can take bus no.181, 382, 503, 553, 871 and get to Chaotianmen public transport hub directly.

To People's Assembly Hall: Take bus no. 145, 152, 181, 262, 322, 338, 421, 829, 862, 881, T480A, or T480B to Dalitang Station directly.

To Jiefangbei CBD: Take direct bus no. 462, 465, T001, T025, T041, T480A or T480B and get to Jiefangbei Bus Stop. 

To Hongya Cave: Take bus no. 105, 111, 135, 401, 461 and get off at Xiaoshizi Bus Stop. After that, walk west around 100 meters (110 yards) to find the destination. 

 Night lines: 
Bus No. Route Operating Time
0321 Ciqi Street - Danzishi Qunhui Road 22:10 - 00:00
0491 Shizhizi - South Square of North Railway Station 19:00 - 06:00 next day
0492 Shapingba - Shishizi 21:30 - 05:45 next day
Xiaomishi - Shapingba 22:00 - 02:00 next day
0493 Lianglukou - Maoxiangou 22:05 - 07:05 next day
0606 North Jianxin Road - Xiangyu 20:00 - 00:00
Xiangyu - West Jianxin Road 20:00 - 00:00
0631 Beibin Road - Hong’ensi Park 19:30 - 23:00
0800 Hanyu Road - South Square of North Railway Station 19:00 - 06:00 next day
0811 Lianglukou - Kangzhuang 20:00 - 06:00 next day
0886 Jiangbei TCM Hospital - Yinzhuyuan 22:00 - 00:00
Night Bus No.266 Shapingba Railway Station - College City 21:00 - 23:00
Night Bus No.605 Guanyinqiao - Yijiangcheng 21:00 - 23:00
Night Bus No.609 Guanyinqiao - North Section of Changkong Road 22:00 - 23:00
Yubei Konggang - Damiao 21:00 - 22:00

Chongqing Transportation Card

City Bus in Chongqing Any traveler can purchase a Transportation Card without a passport, ID card or any other documents; there is a service fee of CNY25, with CNY1 per month deducted.

 You can buy a card at designated points such as bus stations, subway stations and offices of Transportation Card Company.

 Only cards bought at an office of the Transportation Card Company can be returned after use. The balance and the remainder of the service fee on the card will be refunded. In addition, you will be charged CNY5 per card as depreciation. Cards bought at subway stations cannot be returned.

Some major offices of the card company are listed below:

Address Operation Time
No. 171, Third Zhongshan Road, Shangqingsi, Yuzhong District 08:30 - 17:30
No. 1, Gongnongpo Rod, Yudong 08:30 - 17:30
No. 324, Xinshancun Street, Dadukou District 08:30 - 17:30
No. 613, Hanyu Road, Shapingba District 08:30 - 17:30
No. 31, Tianchen Road, Shapingba District 08:30 - 17:30
No. 218, Yunqing Road, Beiwenquan Street, Beibei District 08:30 - 17:30
No. 19, Lane 4, Wuxing Road Shuanglonghu Street, Yubei District 08:30 - 17:30
No. 6, Hubin Road, Nan’an District 08:30 - 17:30

Travel Tips:
1. Wifi service is available on some bus lines. Passengers need to have a China mobile phone number to link to the Wifi. 
2. Generally speaking, each bus broadcasts the bus stops both in Chinese and English, which can help travelers to arrive at their destinations easily.
- Last updated on Apr. 26, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Chongqing City-Bus
Asked by tanth from SINGAPORE | Oct. 09, 2019 02:21Reply
Seeking advice on bus route from Yishang hotel to Graffiti street in Chongqing?
Answers (1)
Answered by Alva from SINGAPORE | Oct. 10, 2019 01:42

Take subway line 2 from Linjiangmen Station to Yangjiaping Station, Exit B. Then transfer to bus no.223/441/244 to Huangjueping Street Bus Stop. Then walk to the destination.
Asked by TH Tan from SINGAPORETAN | Sep. 25, 2019 20:28Reply
How to travel by Bus from Chongqing Airport to Yishang hotel (Jiefangbei)?
Answers (1)
Answered by Genevieve from UNITED KINGDOM | Sep. 27, 2019 01:19

The transportation is convenient. Upon landing, you can take shuttle bus no. K01 to Jiefangbei first. Then walk southwest around 150 meters to find your hotel.
Asked by ยมิษฐา ดาวเด่น from THAILAND | Oct. 25, 2018 06:35Reply
What Chongqing bus route overnight lines: 0811, 0800, 0491, 0493, 0492, 0321, 0301
I will arrival 02.00AM. How I can go to Intercontinental Hotel by public bus.
Answers (3)
Answered by Kent from USA | Oct. 25, 2018 23:46

If you set out from the airport to the hotel, there is almost no bus running and you have to take a taxi. These overnight buses are running at different time after the 00:00am but they don't pass the airport and you cannot take them to the hotel.
Answered by ัyamitta from THAILAND | Oct. 26, 2018 03:20

Do you know how much of cost taxi from the airport to Chongqing Intercontinental Hotel?
Thanks you very much for your help
Answered by Kent | Oct. 28, 2018 18:52

Taking a taxi may cost about CNY50 - 60.
Asked by Larry Clem from UNITED STATES | Jul. 02, 2018 10:14Reply
Chongqing airport shuttle bus to CQ west RR station
Train schedule changes are making me go to the new CQ West RR Station if I want to get an afternoon G or D train to Chegdu East RR Station after my flight arrives around 12:35 in the afternoon. I see that there is a shuttle bus from the airport to the West station, but I don't know long it takes to get there-approximately. Secondly, how early in advance can I book a ticket? It looks like people are booking train tickets on Ctrip about 30 days in advance, and the 1st class tickets sell out first. Is 2nd class as bad as I have read with passengers sitting anyplace they can find, including the floor?
Answers (4)
Answered by James from CANADA | Jul. 02, 2018 21:54

Hi, I didn’t find there is a direct bus between the two places. However, you can take the airport bus line K02 to North Square of CQ North Railway Station and walk about 100m to transfer to High-speed express line G02 to the west railway station. It takes about 80 minutes of the whole journey. Generally, you can book tickets 2 months in advance. No, in fact, it’s just like the economy seat of the airplane and I think it’s ok.
Answered by Larry Clem from USA | Jul. 03, 2018 07:27

With respect, James, after the opening of the West station, the airport website is showing a KO6 bus that goes directly to the West station. My question remains the same-how long does that bus take to get from the airport to the West station?
Answered by James from CANADA | Jul. 03, 2018 20:27

I found it and it needs at least 1 hour.
Answered by Larry Clem from USA | Jul. 05, 2018 04:13

Thank you, James
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