How to Travel from Chongqing to Beijing

Chongqing, known as Mountain City, is a one booming metropolis built on mountain and you need to walk ups and downs in the city. Sprawling down two banks of Yangtze River, Chongqing formed its unique cityscapes and becomes one of the most fascinating destinations in China. After your Chongqing discovery, you can travel to Beijing – China's old and present capital – an ancient and modern city attracting numerous eyes. Not only dotted with numerous cultural and historic sits, Beijing also provides convenient transportation to many the international cities and domestic cities in China.

Why Travel from Chongqing to Beijing

1. Take Advantage of Easy Transfer between Chongqing and Beijing

Chongqing operates both flights and high speed trains to Beijing every day. There are over 20 daily flights flying from Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport to Beijing Capital International Airport. Besides, two daily High Speed G-trains are accessible to run from Chongqing West Railway Station and Chongqing North Railway Station to Chongqing East Railway Station respectively.

2. Explore the World Natural and Cultural Heritages Together

There are two UNESCO World Heritages sites (Karst Landscape and Dazu Rock Carvings) in Chongqing and seven UNESCO World Heritages sites in Beijing (including Great Wall, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Ming Tombs, etc.). Traveling the two cities together and visiting their different attractions, you can feel their different charm.

3. Enjoy Featured Activities in Chongqing and Beijing

In Chongqing and Beijing, you can get many wonderful experiences by doing some featured activities. Taking a Yangtze River cruise to/off Chongqing is one of the best ways to explore China's nature. The Kungfu show and acrobatic show in Beijing are splendid as well. If you are interested in various flavor of Chinese food, don't miss Chongqing's hot pot and Beijing Roast Duck.

Travel from Chongqing to Beijing Green Mutianyu Great Wall during Summer Days Travel from Chongqing to Beijing Baodingshan Rock Carvings in Dazu

How to Get to Beijing from Chongqing

It is very convenient to take a flight or high speed train to get to Beijing from Chongqing. There are frequent flights from Chongqing to Beijing and you can enjoy a quick and comfortable transfer. High speed trains take longer time, but you get an opportunity to see the natural landscape and glimpse the villages along the railway.

Flights from Chongqing to Beijing

Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport operates more than 20 daily nonstop flights to Beijing Capital International Airport from 07:00 ~ 21:40 every day. Within 3 hours, you can get to Beijing from Chongqing and the fastest flight takes only 2 hours and 25 minutes. Here are some selected flights for your reference.

Flight Info. Operator Dep. ~ Arr. Duration Frequency Distance
SC1155 Shandong Airlines 07:00 ~ 09:35 2h35min Everyday 1463KM
CA1450 Air China 16:20 ~ 19:05 2h45min
CA1438 Air China 15:00 ~ 17:40 2h40min
MF8456 Xiamen Airlines 21:40 ~ 00:25 2h45min


Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport (重庆江北机场)

Location: Jichang Road, Lianglu Town, Yubei District, Chongqing City (重庆市渝北区两路镇机场路)

Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport is located about 20km away from the northeast of downtown area. It is connected with over 180 cities by flights. You can easily fly to Chongqing by some nonstop international flights from South Korea, Japan, Thailand, London, Dubai, Los Angeles, New York, Sydney, Melbourne, Rome, Paris, etc., and many nonstop domestic flights from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Kunming, Nanjing, Xiamen, etc.

Beijing Capital International Airport (北京首都机场)

Location: Airport West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing City (北京朝阳区机场西路)

Beijing Capital International Airport (IATA: PEK) is present most frequently-used airport in Beijing. It is located northeast of Beijing downtown, about 25km away from city center (Tiananmen Square). It offers accessible subway (airport line, No.15), public bus, airport shuttle bus and taxi. As one of the busiest airports in the world, Beijing Capital Airport serves numerous international/regional flights to almost every continent of the world. It also operates domestic flights to most major cities, like Shanghai, Xian, Chengdu, Chongqing, Kunming, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Xiamen, Guilin, Guiyang, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Wuhan, Zhangjiajie, Huangshan, Lhasa, etc.

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Travel from Chongqing to Beijing Beijing Capital International Airport

High Speed Trains from Chongqing to Beijing

There are 2 daily high speed G-trains available to take you from Chongqing to Beijing. G574 departs from Chongqing West Railway Station and arrives at Beijing West Railway Station while G310 leaves Chongqing North Railway Station and reaches Beijing West Railway Station. The whole journey takes about 11.5 ~ 12.5 hours. Besides, Chongqing North Railway Station also operates about 7 normal trains to Beijing West Railway Station, but they are not recommended to foreign travelers because the normal train journey always cost 18 ~ 31 hours. The environment in the high speed trains also provides more comfortable environment, better facilities and more friendly service.

Train No. Depart Arrive Dep. Time Arr. Time Duration Price (RMB)
G574 Chongqing West Beijing West 08:15 19:53 11h38min 924.5/179.5/1718.5/2855
G310 Chongqing North Beijing West 09:30 21:47 12h17min 792/1267/2457


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Chongqing North Railway Station (Chongqingbei Railway Station, 重庆北站)

Location: No. 51 #8 Kunnun Avenue, Yubei District, Chongqing (重庆市渝北区昆仑大道51号附8号)

Chongqing North Railway is located in Yubei District, about 0.5 hour's driving to Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport and 30 minutes' driving to Chaotianmen Port. You can get there by airport express, taxi, metro line 3 and metro line 10. As one of the most frequently-used station, it receives daily high speed trains from Chengdu, Shanghai, Xian, Hangzhou, Guiyang, etc. Read more about Chongqing North Railway Station>

Chongqing West Railway Station (Chongqingxi Railway Station, 重庆西站)

Location: No.168, Fengzhong Road, Shapingba District, Southwest Chongqing (重庆市沙坪坝区凤中路168号)

Chongqing West Railway Station is a new railway station completed and put in to use in 2018. Located in southwest suburb of Chongqing City, it can be reached by about 1 hour's driving from Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport and 40 minutes' driving from Chaotianmen Port. There is no available metro line to Chongqing West Railway Station currently, and you need get there by taxi or public bus. Read more about Chongqing West Railway Station>

Beijing West Railway Station (Beijingxi Railway Station, 北京西站)

Location: No.118, East Lianhuachi Road, Fengtai District, West Beijing (北京市丰台区莲花池东路118号)

Located western Beijing's Fengtai District, Beijing West Railway Station is about 25 minutes' driving from city center (Tiananmen Square), 1 hour's driving from Beijing Capital International Airport and 1.5 hours' driving from Mutianyu Great Wall. It is available to take public bus, airport express, metro Line 7 and metro Line 9 to get to or leave Beijing West Railway Station. As one of the primary transfer hubs in Beijing, Beijing West Railway Station operates daily high speed trains to Xian, Chengdu, Chongqing, Lanzhou, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, etc. Read more about Beijing West Railway Station>


Travel from Chongqing to Beijing Chongqing North Railway Station
Travel from Chongqing to Beijing Chongqing West Railway Station
Travel from Chongqing to Beijing Beijing West Railway Station

How to Plan a Chongqing Beijing Tour

A Chongqing Beijing tour can be long or short according to your interest, budget and travel time. Usually, a classic Chongqing Beijing Tour takes at least 5 days and you are able to see the essence of Chongqing and Beijing. If you want a Yangtze River cruise journey, you need more time.

How to Plan a Chongqing Tour

You are suggested to spend 2 ~ 5 days touring Chongqing. If you have two days, you can firstly visit the highlights of Chongqing City, including Ciqikou Ancient City – Chongqing's old harbor with lots of Ming and Qing Dynasties' architectures, E'ling Park which is also one old private garden offering a bird's eye view of whole Chongqing City, and Three Gorge Museum – the largest monographic museum displaying the history and culture of Three Gorges Project and its origins. Another day can be spent in Dazu Rock Carvings where you can admire the exquisitely sculpted Buddhist carvings. If you have more time, don't miss the Wulong Karst Landscape.

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In fact, most travelers visit Chongqing for a Yangtze River Cruise journey along Yichang-Chongqing section of China's longest River – Yangtze River. The upper stream (Yichang to Chongqing) Yangtze River Cruise takes 5 days and the lower stream (Chongqing to Yichang) Yangtze River Cruise takes 4 days. Apart from the unforgettable sightseeing on your journey of discovery of Three Gorges, you will also take some enjoyable excursion as well.

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As close neighbors, Chengdu and Chongqing are always visited together by most travelers. Chengdu is famous for its laidback pace, diversity of cultural scenes and can't-be-missed giant pandas. In addition, it is a perfect gateway to many other UNESCO World Heritage sites (like Dujiangyan Irrigation System, Qingcheng Mountain, Leshan Giant Buddha, Emei Mountain, Jiuzhaigou Valley, etc.). Before your Chongqing trip, it is a good idea to travel Chengdu and surrounding first.

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Travel from Chongqing to Beijing Wulong Karst Landscape
Travel from Chongqing to Beijing Gorgeous Scenery of Three Gorges Travel from Chongqing to Beijing Giant Pandas Enjoying Leisure Time Together

How to Plan a Beijing Tour

As the premier destination of China, Beijing offers too much to explore. It needs at least 2 or 3 days to visit the landmarks in Beijing. In 3 short days, you can not only admire the collection of imperial architectures, like Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven, but also get amazed by China's modern buildings (Bird's Nest and Water Cube). Then you will enjoy a hiking experience on man-made wonder – Great Wall of China. Moreover, riding a rickshaw to experience Beijing Hutongs and visiting a local family will make your trip memorable as well. With one more day, you can add Summer Palace – the largest and best-preserved royal garden in China to your itinerary. It is also available to travel 798 Art Zone to get an artsy vibe which stands in contrast to the old atmosphere of Beijing's historic sights.

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You can't see you complete a Beijing tour without a visit to Great Wall. But only visiting one section of Great Wall is not enough if you are a hiking enthusiast or a great wall fan. Check our Great Wall Tours for more great wall experience.

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Travel with China Discovery

If you want to get rid of hustle of public transportation and troublesome navigation, you can book a private tour package which covers sightseeing, dining and transfer from us. You will be escorted to the airport or railway station of Chongqing by our private driver and tour guide and then be picked up by our Beijing driver and guide with speed and convenience. They will take care of all the details and you just need to focus on sightseeing.

With several years' experience, we have helped many travelers finished their China tour. If you want a Chongqing Beijing tour, feel free to Contact Us and we can customize a unique tour according to your own needs.

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