Chongqing Ship

Chongqing Chaotianmen Dock, at the junction of the Yangtze River and the Jialing River, is one of the busiest ports in China. It provides several passenger ships to Yichang along the Yangtze River, taking 30-49 hours and at least CNY446. 

If you don’t want to travel that far, there is Yangtze River night cruise lasting for about 45 minutes and ferries to Danzishi, Jiangbei and Dazhulin from Chaotianmen Dock. 

If you want to appreciate the mighty Yangtze River thoroughly at a leisurely pace, then the ships for a Yangtze River Cruise are also available at Chaotianmen Dock. The cruise downstream from Chongqing to Yichang usually takes 4 days and 3 nights. During the cruise, you can also go ashore to visit some scenic spots. 
See detailed Yangtze River Cruise Ships

Chongqing - Yichang Ship

Chongqing to Yichang Ship Schedule

Departure Time Arrival Time Ticket Fare (CNY) Travel Time
07:50 20:00 446 - 550 36 Hours 10 Minutes
07:55 20:10 816 - 1050 36 Hours 15 Minutes
12:00 13:00 550 - 700 49 Hours
12:30 20:30 446 - 496 32 Hours
13:00 19:50 446 - 550 30 Hours 50 Minutes

Yichang to Chongqing Ship Schedule

Departure Time Arrival Time Ticket Fare (CNY) Travel Time
07:50 14:30 900 - 1050 54 Hours 40 Minutes
18:00 15:00 900 - 1050  45 Hours

Chongqing Two Rivers Night Cruise

The two rivers here refer to the Yangtze River and Jialing River. It is a great way to appreciate the night views along the two rivers. 
Route: Chaotianmen Dock - Huanghuayuan Bridge - junction of the Yangtze River and Jialing River - Sheraton Hotel - Chaotianmen Dock. 
Distance: about 20 kilometers (12 miles) 
Cruise Time: about 45 minutes
Schedule: 19:20 - 21:40
Ticket Fare: CNY 138/person
Duration: 45 minutes
Chongqing Chaotianmen Dock
Pictures of Chaotianmen Dock
Ticket Hall of Chongqing Port
Ticket Hall

Chongqing Ferry

Chaotianmen Dock also provides ferries to Danzishi Scenic Area and Dazhulin Area. Ferries from Chaotianmen Dock to Danzishi Wharf also stop at Jiangbeizui Dock. In this way, Yuzhong District, Jiangbei District and Nan'an District are well connected. The ferries between Chaotianmen and Dazhulin can help tourists appreciate the scenery of Yangtze River and Jialing River, passing several popular scenic areas in Chongqing, such as Hongya Cave and Ciqikou

Chaotianmen - Jiangbei - Danzishi Ferry Schedule

Chaotianmen - Jiangbei - Danzishi Jiangbei - Danzishi Danzishi - Jiangbei - Chaotianmen Jiangbei - Chaotianmen
08:10 08:15 08:00 08:05
10:40 10:45 10:30 10:35
13:10 13:15 13:00 13:05
15:40 15:45 15:30 15:35
18:10 18:15 18:00 18:05
Ticket Fare: CNY 5

Chaotianmen – Dazhulin Ferry Schedule

Chaotianmen - Dazhulin Dazhulin - Chaotianmen
09:30 09:30
12:00 12:00
14:30 14:30
17:00 17:00
Ticket Fare: CNY 20

Chaotianmen Dock

Address: No.17, Changbin Road, Yuzhong District
How to Get There: 
1.Take metro line 1 and get off at Chaotianmen Dock directly. 
2.Take public bus no.414, 440, 503 or 553, then arrive at Changbin Road Ninth Dock. Then walk north around 200 meters (220 yards) to find the destination. 

Danzishi Dock:

Address: Nanbin Road, Nan’an District 
How to Get There: 
1.Take bus no.119, 338, 373 or 375 to Nanbin Road Changjiahui Bus Stop. Then walk south for around 50 meters to find the dock.
2.Take metro Circle Line and get off at Danzishi Station first. Then walk southwest for around 1 kilometer (0.6 mile).

Jiangbeizui Dock:

Address: Binjiang Road, Yuzhong District
How to Get There: 
1.Take metro line 1 and get to Chaotianmen Station. Then walk north for around 500 meters (550 yards).
2.Take bus no.181, 382, 503, 553 or 871 and get to Chaotianmen Bus Stop. Then walk north for about 370 meters (400 yards).

Dazhulin Fengxiduo Dock:

Address: about 150 meters (165 yards) east of the intersection of Jinhai Avenue and Tianshan Avenue, Yubei District
How to Get There: Take bus no.668 to get to Luzhu Road. Next, people can directly see the dock.
- Last updated on May. 24, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Chongqing Ship
Asked by Ian Patrick from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 13, 2020 09:01Reply
Booking a Boat, Chongqing - Yichang
Apart from the expensive cruise boats, is it possible to book, in advance, on any other kind of tourist boat/ferry to travel in February from Chongqing to Yichang?
Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Peter from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 14, 2020 19:20

As I know, it is impossible to rent a boat or ferry by yourself.
Asked by Barbara from MUERDTER | Oct. 23, 2019 11:18Reply
Normal ships from Chongqing to Yichang (or Wuhan)
Do you know if there are still any normal ferry ships from Chongqing to Yichang (or Wuhan, Nanjing, Shanghai)? In English, I can only find cruise ships and I hate them. If so, where can I get the tickets? Thank you!
Answers (1)
Answered by Adrian from POLAND | Oct. 24, 2019 01:26

As I know, there are several ordinary ships from Chaotianmen Wharf to Yichang. You can go to the ticket counter and consult the staff. Then you can purchase the tickets there.
Asked by Gilbert from MALAYSIA | Oct. 29, 2018 17:59Reply
Is there any one hour cruise to see the building lighting at nite at Chongqing?
Is there any at 7 pm? How much per person?
Answers (1)
Answered by Josh from USA | Oct. 30, 2018 23:45

Yes, there are. Usually, the cruise ships depart from 19:30 to 22:20 and the average interval is about 20 - 40 minutes. The ticket price is different due to different ship types, such as CNY120 for Chaotianmen Cruise Ship, CNY128 for Jinbihuihuang Cruise Ship.
Asked by Racheal from USA | Jun. 03, 2018 10:48Reply
I would like to see the Three Gorges Dam without taking a three day cruise.
What is the weather like in September? Do you know the best way to get to see the dam without a long cruise? I have heard I can take a bus from Yichang. Is this correct, if so do you know where I can find the information for this.

Answers (1)
Answered by Venon from FRANCE | Jun. 05, 2018 22:03

The temperature in September may be range from 20C to 30C, you can wear shirts, coat and jeans. Yes, you can take bus line 216 from Junyao Square Station or bus line 8 from Night Pearl Station in Yichang.
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