Chongqing Transportation - by Air

As a major municipality in southwest China, Chongqing can be easily reached by air. The city has three aviation portals in service, the principal one is the Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport. Jiangbei International Airport is located in Lianglu Town, Liangjiang District, about 13 miles (21km) northeast of the city proper. The other two are located in the suburbs of this city, Wanzhou Wuqiao Airport in Wanzhou District and Qianjiang Wulingshan Airport in Qianjiang District. In addition, Wulong Xiannvshan Airport is being built and predicted to serve the public in 2020.

Jiangbei International Airport links 28 capitals, three municipalities and many other cities in China, mainly including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Xi'an, Lhasa, etc. In addition, planes also fly to 37 international cities, including HK, Macau, Taiwan, Colombo, Chiengmai, Doha, Helsinki, Seoul, Singapore, Tokyo, Bangkok, Phuket, Philippine, Sabah, Maldives, Jeju, Los Angles, San Francisco, Sydney, etc.

In the near future, more and more international flights will be in place. On Feb. 3, 2015, four times weekly direct flights to Kuala Lumpur are launched.

 Chongqing Flights

 Chongqing Airport Transfer

 Passport holders of 53 countries and regions including the USA, UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, etc. can be granted a visa-free stay of up to 144 hours when taking an international transfer via Chongqing Jiangbei Airport or Wanzhou Wuqiao Airport. 
Read details about 144-Hour Visa-Free Transit in Chongqing.

 How to transit between the airport and city proper?
By Shuttle Bus: There is only one shuttle bus between the airport and Shangqingsi in the city. Shangqingsi Station is about 656 yards (600m) to the east of Niujiaotuo Subway Station of Line 2 or Line 3. The bus operates till the last flight from the airport has landed.

By Metro Line 3: This line links the airport and the city proper, and also connects the North Railway Station, the Railway Station and the Sigongli Transportation Hub together. The ticket fare from the airport to north railway station is CNY5, CNY6 to railway station, CNY7 to Sigongli Transportation Hub.

By Taxi: The taxi can be hired easily outside the airport. The taxi fare to the north railways station is around CNY40 to 45 and around CNY55 to 60 to the railway station.

 Long-distance buses to suburb and nearby cities: Between terminal T2A and T2B lies the long-distance bus center, where travelers can board buses to suburb of Chongqing and cities of Hubei Province, Sichuan Province as well as Guizhou Province.

The other two airports only have a few domestic flights. The Wanzhou Wuqiao Airport, about 9 miles (15km) from the Wanzhou central part, is the first airport built in the Three Gorges Dam area and attracts many sightseers. It operates scheduled flights to 10 cities including Beijing, Shanghai Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Kunming, Xi'an, Xiamen, and Guiyang. In 2016, flights to HK are also in the works. The Qianjiang Wulingshan Airport is located at Zhoubai Town, Qianjiang District, about 2.5 miles (4km) from the Qianjiang central part. This airport operates flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Chengdu, and Kunming.

According to the plans, another two suburban airports will be built for the convenience of sightseeing. One of the airports is Wushan Shennu Airport, which was constructed at the end of 2014, lasting two years. The other is Wulong Airport. Travelers may easily reach Wulong to visit the splendid Wulong Karst after everything is completed.
- Last modified on Jan. 15, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Chongqing Transportation by Air
Asked by Sujeewa from SRI LANKA | Aug. 17, 2019 20:58Reply
What are the ways to get from Chongqing airport to Chengdu?
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Answered by Pike from CANADA | Aug. 19, 2019 20:26

You can take metro line 10 from T2 to Chongqing North Railway Station, and take high speed train from there to Chengdu East Railway Station. Then you can still take subway to the downtown of Chengdu.
Asked by Anwar from INDONESIA | Aug. 07, 2019 17:40Reply
How to get River Impression Hotel (Chongqing Hongyadong Jiefangbei) from Chongqing airport ?
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Answered by Jacob from CANADA | Aug. 07, 2019 17:57

Take metro line 10 from the airport to Hongtudi Station and transfer to metro line 6 to Xiaoshizi Station, Exit 9. After arriving, walk northwest around 750 meters to find the destination.
Asked by Seongwoo Yi from SOUTH KOREA | Mar. 27, 2018 03:50Reply
Travel from Chongqing to Chishui
Where and When should I take a long distance Bus?
And also I`d like to know the time-table at the each Bus terminals.
Please let me know!
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Answered by Julie from AUSTRALIA | Mar. 27, 2018 19:55

Many buses from the CQ Bus Station and Bus Station in South Square of North Train Station are available. The schedule is as follows:
CQ Bus Station: 7:40, 9:00, 11:40, 13:20, 15:20, 18:30.
The other station: 7:00, 8:00, 11:00, 12:10, 14:00, 17:50.
Asked by anne from THAILAND | Mar. 05, 2018 18:13Reply
can i exchange yuan money to thaibaht at chongqing airport?
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Answered by Gloria from USA | Mar. 05, 2018 19:51

Yes, you can exchange it at the domestic and international arrival hall.
Asked by Ampan Cheepsatayakorn from THAILAND | Mar. 04, 2018 09:39Reply
Can we board the bus to Chishui at Chongqing Sigongli Transportation Hub?
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Answered by Hillary from UNITED KINGDOM | Mar. 05, 2018 00:32

I am afraid not. No bus seems available to Chishui at Sigongli. You should go to Caiyuanba Bus Station or Longtousi South Bus Station instead.
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