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Chongqing Chaotianmen Dock Guide

Chaotianmen Docks, at the junction of the Yangtze River and Jialing River, is the most important dock in Chongqing, which handles large quantities of cargo and welcomes thousands of Yangtze River Cruisers. In fact, Chaotianmen Docks for Yangtze cruise actually does not refers to one dock, but 13 seperated docks around. (Please note: all of the exact port names are signed in Chinese, please double check it with your cruise agent.)

Chongqing Chaotianmen Docks
Chongqing Chaotianmen Dock with 13 Seperated Docks

Which Dock for my Yangtze Cruise Ship?

According to the regulations on the port administration, the exact dock number for each ship is only published ONE or TWO days before sailing. So we’re sorry to tell you that no travel agency can answer this question as soon as you book a Yangtze cruise.

In that case, how to get to the right Dock and board my Ship?

By our local transfer service

It is the most convenient way to get to the right dock and board your ship. You just tell us your arriving time, and our local guide and driver will pick you up at the airport or railway station according to your schedule, send you directly to the right dock of your Yangtze cruise ship, and help you board the ship. Though it is little expensive than taking a taxi, you will save much time on finding the way and taxies in the city you aren’t familiar with. If you want a worry-free journey, contact us for an enquiry now.

Direction to Yangtze Cruise Dock

Let us lead your way to your ship!

By taxi

If you choose to go to the dock yourself by taking a taxi, please make sure you have enough time finding the way and catch a taxi before boarding your ship (the downstream cruise boarding time is usually at 18:00~21:00). The exact dock number for your ship or any update or changes from the ship company will be send to you by email 1 or 2 days before your cruise, so please check your emails again in advance.

From Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport, it takes you about 40 minutes to 1 hour and costs about 100 RMB for 35 kilometers. 
From Chongqing North Railway Station, it takes about 30 RMB for 20~40 minutes’ driving for 12 kilometers.

Taxi in Chongqing City

Taxi in Chongqing City


Warm Flights & Train Tips: for Chongqing to Yichang downstream cruise travellers, the boarding time starts at 18:00 or so in the late afternoon, and to assure you get to the ship on time, you suggest you book a flight arriving at Chongqing Jiangbei Airport before 16:30 or train arriving Chonqing before 18:00 in the afternoon on your embarkation day. For Yichang to Chongqing upstream cruise guests, the disembarkation time is around 08:00, so we advise you book a flight departing from Chongqing Airport after 12:30 or a train after 11:00 on your disembarkation day or later.

Not easy to find the right cruise ship/itinerary for you? Please contact one of our Yangtze cruise specialists to save your time and money. Click the right button to send an online inquiry and we will get back to you within 0.5~23.5 hours.

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