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 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?
Transportation Note: Due to the construction of Chaotianment Port and the Square area, transportation there is not very convenient so far. We suggest you go by car, however, the car driver can only stop at the entrance of the port, which is about 180 meters away (about 3 minutes’ walk) from the No.9 Dock and you have to walk to your exact dock. If your ship stops at No.1 - No.5 docks, you need to walk further for about 500-650 meters (about 8-10 minutes) from the east side via the edge of the port to the west side.
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.
Let us lead your way to your ship!
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.
From Chongqing West Railway Station, it takes about 50 RMB for 40~50 minutes’ driving for 21 kilometers.
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.
(Recent news: there will be about 2 years' construction activities adjacent to Chongqing West Railway Station since 2018, which would cause some traffic jams there around the station. For Chongqing embarkation guests, to help you get on you cruise at Chongqing Chaotianmen Port on time, we suggest you arrange your train arriving at this station before 15:00. For Chongqing Chaotianmen Port disembarkation guests, we suggest you book a train departing after 11:30 if you leave Chongqing from this station. If your cruise uses Fengdu Port in special events, we suggest you arrange your train arriving before 14:00 for you Chongqing embarkation, and departing after 12:30 for Chongqing disembarkation.)
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Thank you for the message! Yes, you could put your luggage onboard at the reception desk, where usually is supervised by the staff or at least within the range of the electronic monitor. And then you could have fun in Chongqing without any worry and go back to the ship after fun time before the sailing time at around 21:00. Also, if you need to experience the Chongqing half day tour and any other help, please contact us directly!
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