How to Get to & around Chongqing
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Chongqing Airports & Flights
In Chongqing, there are three airports, including Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport, Chongqing Wanzhou Wuqiao Airport, and Chongqing Qianjiang Zhoubai Airport. Among them, Chongqing Jiangbei Airport is the most frequent used for travelers.
Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport
Jiangbei airport has over 70 airlines to 83 domestic cities and 37 international cities and regions. Travelers could take flights to/from Chongqing from/to Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Guilin, Lhasa, Lijiang, Kunming, Hangzhou, Xiamen, Jiuzhaigou, Wuhan, Urumqi, Hong Kong, Macau etc. And, travelers could easily reach Southeast Asia, Europe and North America.
Transfer Tips: Jiangbei Airport is about 21 km northeast of Chongqing. Travelers from the airport to Chongqing center city could take a taxi, airport shuttle bus or line 3 of Chongqing Metro. A Taxi ride takes about 40 minutes and costs about 50 Yuan. As for the shuttle bus, its route from the airport to the downtown is: Airport - Palm Springs - Trade Building - Shangqingsi Temple - Coral Park - Shangqingsi Temple (passengers are only allowed to get off the bus along the way, and no boarding is allowed).
Recent news: from 06:00 on 29th August, 2017, the newly built Terminal 3 (T3) in Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport is going to be put into formal use, and on the occasion, the Terminal 1 is going to be temporarily closed. From then, all international, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan flights and all domestic flights (except of Sichuan Airlines, West Air, China Express Airlines, and Spring Airlines continue to use the Terminal 2) would use the Terminal 3. At the appointed time, local rail transit, airport bus and coach, and taxi could take you to transfer between Terminal 3 and the downtown and even other places in and around Chongqing.
There are four main train stations in Chongqing, Chongqing North Railway Station, Chongqing West Railway Station, Chongqing Shapingba Railway Station and Chongqing Railway Station. While, Chongqing North Railway Station and Chongqing West Railway Station are the mostly used for travelers.
Chongqing North Railway Station
It is located in Yubei District in Chongqing. It is the main high speed railway connection to Chengdu and Suining. Also, high speed train connects Chongqing with Shanghai, Wuhan, Beijing, Hangzhou, Zhengzhou, Xiamen etc.
Chongqing West Railway Station
Situated in Shapingba District, this station is a little far away from the city downtown. At present, frequent high speed trains from Guilin, Xian, Chengdu, Guiyang, Kunming, etc. depart and reach at this station.
High Speed Train from Chongqing
Chongqing Chengdu High Speed Train
There are about 70 daily G trains and D trains departing from Chongqing North / Chongqing West / Chongqing Shapingba to Chengdu North Railway Station or Chengdu East Railway Station, taking about 1.5-2 hours on the way. The advanced high speed train is very nice and cheaper than the bus.
Chongqing Train Station Choose Tips:
Chongqing West Railway Station is a little far away from the city downtown and Chongqing Chaotianmen Port, and has bad transportations. So if there are trains arriving in both Chongqing West Station and Chongqing North Station, we advise you book the train to Chongqing North Station that has better transportation. And if trains from your previous city only arrive at Chongqing West Railway Station, you could choose our local transfer service to reach the embarkation port directly. Such service needs extra charge but reasonable!
The new, luxury Yangtze River cruises are available from/to Chongqing. You could choose from the popular cruise lines like Chongqing Yichang route, Chongqing Wuhan route, Chongqing Shanghai route. The most recommended itinerary is 4 days and 3 nights downstream cruise from Chongqing to Yichang, and 5 days and 4 nights upstream cruise from Yichang to Chongqing. The top cruise companies like Victoria Cruises, Century Cruises, President Cruises, and Yangtze Explorer, Yangtze Gold Cruises, Changjiang Cruises will offer great experience along Yangtze River.
Chongqing Chaotianmen Port (Chaotianmen Dock)
Chaotianmen Port is at the junction of Jialing River and Yangtze River. There are totally 13 docks. If you book a Yangtze cruise from us, our cruise agents will give the detailed boarding information for different cruise companies will board at different docks.
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Chongqing Chaotianmen Port
Get Around Chongqing
Chongqing to Wulong
Take long distance bus at Sigongli Transportation Hub. Buses are available from 07:00 am to 19:40 pm. It takes 2 hours from Chongqing Sigongli Station to Wulong County.
Chongqing to Dazu
There are many buses from Chongqing to Dazu. Travelers could take buses at Chenjiaping Bus Station, Chongqing Bus Station and Longtousi Bus Station. It takes less than 2 hours from Chongqing to Dazu County.
Chongqing Longtousi Bus Station
The base price for the first three kilometers is 8 Yuan, after which one pays 1.8 Yuan per kilometer. There is a 15% surcharge on taxi fares at night. It is recommended to have on hand the hotel name and address written in Chinese characters, because some taxi drivers do not understand English.
Taxi in Chongqing
By Metro/Light Rail
Chongqing has 4 lines that serve 92 stations. The system has a total track length of 168 km. Line 1 and Line 6 are heavy rail while Line 2 and Line 3 are monorail. The metro service starts operations around 6:30 am and runs until 11:30 pm.
Line 1: Xiaoshizi – Jiandingpo; 22 stations
Line 2: Jiaochangkou – Yudong; 25 stations
Line 3: Yudong – Jiangbei Airport; 39 stations
Line 6: Chayuan – Yuelai; 28 stations
Private 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 transfer, contact us for an enquiry now.
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