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Chengdu, the provincial capital of Sichuan Province, is world known as “ the Hometown of Giant Panda” and “ the Land of Abundance”, which is also a major railway junction city both in Sichuan and Southwestern China. At present, travelers can get to Chengdu by high speed trains from Xian, Chongqing, Guiyang and Kunming in neighboring provinces and farther destinations like Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Guangzhou, Guilin, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Zhengzhou, Taiyuan, Shijiazhuang, Wuhan, Changsha and etc. Also, there are lots of intercity high speed trains tourists can take to get around Chengdu to visit Leshan Giant Buddha, Mount Emei, Mount Qingcheng, Dujiangyan Irregation System, Dujiangyan Panda Base, Langzhong Ancient Town and other scenic sites in Sichuan.
Chengdu operates more than 400 high speed trains to other major destinations in north (Beijing, Xian, Tianjin), east (Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Nanjing), south (Guangzhou, Guiyang, Guilin), southwest and central China via the Xian Chengdu High Speed Railway and Chengdu Chongqing High Speed Railway, and to Lanzhou, Xining, Lhasa and etc. in west China through traditional railways. It also runs fast and short-distance high speed trains to nearby destinations in Sichuan Province, including Leshan, Emeishan, Dujiangyan, Langzhong, Guangyuan, Mianyang and so on. At present, there are three major railway stations serving in Chengdu, including Chengdu Railway Station (commonly referre d as “North Station”), Chengdu East Railway Station and Chengdu South Railway Station.
Chengdu High Speed Rail Map
Chengdu is the primary railway hub in Sichuan Province and southwestern China. Among the hundreds of cities it connects with, Xian, Chongqing, and Leshan, Emeishan, Dujiangyan in Sichuan are the most popular destinations with distinctive city views and cultural sites. Check the following introduction to get more details about those Chengdu high speed train routes.
Railway Stations: Xian North (西安北站) - Chengdu East (成都东站)
Distance: 658 km/409 miles
Duration: 3 hours ~ 4 hours
Opened at the end of 2017, the new Xian Chengdu High Speed Train Route has been a super popular transportation between Xian and Chengdu among domestic and foreigner visitors, especially for who would like a Chengdu Panda tour after seeing Terracotta Warriors in Xian. Within half day train travel, tourists can not only enjoy essential attractions in both cities, but also various landscape of Guanzhong Plain, Qingling Mountains and Sichuan Basin en route. So far, Xian sends over 35 daily high speed trains - G trains and D trains to Chengdu, from 07:50am to 19:50pm. It takes less than 4 hours for most G trains, only a quarter of that of previous normal trains. Among all trains, the last train G349 (19:50-22:58) is the fastest train that just costs 3 hours and 8 minutes only, and D1931 (12:13-16:36) is the slowest one travelling for 4 hours and 23 minutes.
Beautifual Rural Landscape along Xian Chengdu High Speed Railway
Railway Stations: Chengdu East (成都东站) - Shapingba/ Chongqing North/Chongqing West (沙坪坝站/重庆北站/重庆西站)
Distance: 319 km/ 198 miles
Duration: 1.5 hours ~ 2 hours
Both Chengdu and Chongqing are popular tourist destinations, most populous cities and gateway cities in Southwestern China. Within 2 hours’ high speed train tour, travelers can combine Panda meeting in Chengdu and Yangtze River Cruise sightseeing from Chongqing together. Generally, there are more than 80 pairs of daily high speed trains and about 28 couples of D bullet trains running between Chengdu and Chongqing. The G trains travelling from Chengdu to Chonqging all depart at Chengdu East Railway Station from 07:42am to 22:12pm, but arrive at different stations in Chongqing. With a cheaper price, the D trains (usually taking more than 30 minutes longer than G trains) are also good choice for budget travel.
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Railway Stations: Chengdu East/South (成都东站/成都南站) - Leshan (乐山站)
Distance: 162 km/101 miles
Duration: 46 minutes ~ 1 hour 21 minutes (Chengdu-Leshan)/1 hour 5 minutes ~ 1 hour 45 minuts (Chengdu-Emeishan)/16 minutes (Leshan-Emeishan)
Thanks to the Chengdu-Mianyang-Leshan Intercity High Speed Railway, travelers can travel to Mount Emei conveniently within 1.5 hours and visit Leshan Giant Buddha on the way. Compared to longer driving of buses and cars, the fast, punctual and comfortable high speed trains are much more popular for the side trips. Most trains start from Chengdu East Railway Station (few from Chengdu South Station), then pass Chengdu South and Shuangliu Airport, Leshan, and finally get to Emeishan Railway Station, where is very close to Mount Emei. It takes around 1 hour from Chengdu to Leshan, and 1.5 hours to Emeishan. Visitors can choose from 14 C trains running between 06:18am and 20:59pm every day. As a Plan B, there are still several normal trains (K & T Trains running for nearly 2 hours with a lower price) available. You can get to Chengdu East Railway Station by airport bus, Metro Line 2 and 7, taxi and lots of city bus lines.
Take High Speed Trains to Mount Emei from Chengdu
The following schedules are some of high speed trains from Chengdu to Emeishan and Emeishan to Chengdu listed for your reference, and you can contact us to check more schedules.
|Train No.(Chengdu-Emeishan)||Running Time (Dep. – Arr.)||Train No.(Emeishan-Chengdu)||Running Time (Dep. – Arr.)|
|C6253 (Chengdu East)||06:18 ~ 07:23||G8682 (Chengdu South)||07:12 ~ 08:19|
|C6259 (Chengdu East)||07:21 ~ 08:58||C6258 (Chengdu East)||09:02 ~ 10:39|
|G8669 (Chengdu South)||09:27 ~ 10:46||C6284 (Chengdu East)||11:09 ~ 12:27|
|C6303 (Chengdu East)||11:07 ~ 12:18||C6308 (Chengdu South)||12:38 ~ 13:50|
|C6305 (Chengdu East)||12:29 ~ 13:52||C6310 (Chengdu South)||14:11 ~ 15:29|
|C6307 (Chengdu East)||14:05 ~ 15:50||C6268 (Chengdu East)||16:11 ~ 17:38|
|C6309 (Chengdu East)||17:10 ~ 18:47||C6270 (Chengdu South)||16:54 ~ 18:15|
|C6311 (Chengdu East)||19:05 ~ 20:16||C6278 (Chengdu South)||19:25 ~ 20:46|
|G8681 (Chengdu South)||20:07 ~ 21:30||C6280 (Chengdu East)||20:41 ~ 21:59|
Railway Stations: Chengdu/Xipu (成都站/犀浦站) - Dujiang Railway Station (都江堰站)
Distance: 27 km/ 35 miles
Duration: 19 minutes to 40minutes
Chengdu Dujiangyan High Speed Railway, also called Chengguan Fast Railway, makes high speed trips from Chengdu to Dujiangyan much easier and more popular. The line has shortened travel time by half than other transportations. Regularly, Chengdu delivers over 35 C trains (intercity high speed trains) from Chengdu to Dujiangyan from 6:00am to 22:42pm, and most of them depart from Xipu Railway Station, while 1 train leaving from Chengdu Railway Station. After visiting Panda Base and ancient Irregation System in Dujiangyan, another 8 minutes’ fast train travel will take you to Mount Qingcheng - a World Cultural Heritage Site, experience refreshing natural scenery and Taoist culture there. Tourists can go to Xipu Railway Station by Metro Line 2 and take Metro Line 1 and Line 7 to Chengdu Railway Station.
Visit Mount Qingcheng by Chengdu Dujiangyan High Speed Train
The following schedules are some of high speed trains between Chengdu and Emeishan listed for your reference, and you can contact us to check more schedules.
|Train No.(Chengdu-Dujiangyan)||Running Time (Dep. – Arr.)||Train No.(Dujiangyan-Chengdu)||Running Time (Dep. – Arr.)|
|C6101 (Chengdu)||06:02 ~ 06:31||C6102 (Xipu)||07:35 ~ 07:59|
|C6105 (Xipu)||07:53 ~ 08:12||C6106 (Xipu)||08:44 ~ 09:04|
|C6109 (Xipu)||09:35 ~ 09:54||C6110 (Xipu)||10:28 ~ 10:48|
|C6113 (Xipu)||10:28 ~ 10:53||C6112 (Xipu)||11:010:41 ~ 11:09|
|C6161 (Chengdu)||11:40 ~ 12:13||C6114 (Xipu)||11:25 ~ 12:04|
|C6119 (Xipu)||13:04 ~ 13:28||C6118 (Xipu)||13:12 ~ 13:32|
|C6121 (Xipu)||14:51 ~ 15:10||C6164 (Xipu)||14:43 ~ 15:09|
|C6123 (Xipu)||16:34 ~ 17:03||C6166 (Xipu)||16:37 ~ 17:01|
|C6167 (Xipu)||17:32 ~ 17:51||C6126 (Xipu)||17:52 ~ 18:31|
|C6131 (Xipu)||19:12 ~ 19:31||C6130 (Xipu)||19:45 ~ 20:05|
|C6137 (Xipu)||20:48 ~ 21:07||C6134 (Xipu)||20:28 ~ 20:48|
|C6139 (Xipu)||21:19 ~ 21:38||C6140 (Xipu)||22:16 ~ 22:36|
Railway Stations: Beijing West (北京西站) - Chengdu East (成都东站)
Distance: 1,874 km/ 1,164miles
Duration: 7 hours 48 minutes ~ 10 hours 4 minutes
Giant Panda is another highlight after Great Wall hiking of China discovery. With 80 percent of total number in Sichuan, Chengdu is the most recommended gateway city to see, touch and observe this rare and adorable animal, even work as voluntarily panda babysitters. In total, there are 4 high speed trains (G trains) running from Beijing to Chengdu, from 06:53am to 15:13pm in the morning. And three (G89, G307 & G349) are through trains and G571 passes Chengdu and terminates in Chongqing. Departing from Beijing, the trains traverse Shijiazhuang and Zhengzhou in north-south direction, then turns to Xian and eventually reach Chengdu in the afternoon. Once arrival, it’s quite convenient to transfer to downtown from Chengdu East Station.
Railway Stations: Shanghai Hongqiao (上海虹桥站) - Chengdu East (成都东站)
Distance: 2,167 km/ 1,347 miles
Duration: 11 hours 8 minutes
An in-depth China exploration tour to Chengdu from Shanghai is accessible by the fast high speed train within one single day. The long journey used to take around 2 full days for normal trains. Currently, for travelling from Shanghai to Chengdu, there is only 1 G train (high speed train) and 4 D trains (bullet trains) running available. The trains are all arranged in the morning between 06:11am to 08:30am and arriving in the evening. Suzhou, Nanjing, Zhengzhou, Luoyang and Xian are major stations and popular tourist destinations along the route. If you don’t mind a longer train journey, for about 13 ~ 15 hours, the 4 bullet trains with cheaper tickets are also good options for travelers.
Railway Stations: Guangzhou/Guangzhou South (广州站/广州南站) - Chengdu East (成都东站)
Distance: 1,503 km/ 934 miles
Duration: 9 hours 47 minutes ~ 10 hours 20 minutes
Giant Panda tour is one of the most attractive experiences in the world, not to mention in Southern China. Spending more than half a day on bullet trains, travelers could get to Chengdu from Guangzhou to see lively Giant Pandas, taste spicy Sichuan Cuisine and transfer to Leshan, Emeishan, Dujiangyan and other destinations in Sichuan. Every day, there are 9 daily bullet trains departing from Guangzhou to Chengdu via Yangshuo, Guilin, Guiyang and Chongqing. Both the first train D1849 (07:28-17:21) and the last D1834 (13:18-23:23) take nearly 10 hours. For travelers, it’s highly recommended to take trains before 10:00am in Guangzhou, because later trains will get to Chengdu in late evening, not so convenient to transfer to your hotel
Actually, Chengdu has much more high speed train travel routes than the above lines. There is also a great deal of high speed trains running from Chengdu to Hangzhou (15 hours), Suzhou (11 hours), Kunming (6.5 hours), Guilin (7~8 hours), Wuhan (9.5 hours), Yichang (7.5 hours), Nanjing (9.5 hours), Zhengzhou (6.5 hours) and so forth. Soon Hong Kong will be connected with Chengdu after the operation of Beijing Guangzhou Shenzhen Hong Kong High Speed Railway this year. For long-distance travels, flight may be a better choice.
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There are four train stations used for passenger transportation, which located in different directions and all are connected with subway lines. Chengdu East Railway Station is the most important high speed train station which operates hundreds of daily trains to Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Chongqing, and Hangzhou… If you plan to visit Leshan and Emeishan from Chengdu, you can take intercity high speed trains to Leshan at Chendgu East and Chengdu South Railway Station, to Emeishan at Chengdu East, Chengdu South, to Dujiangyan at Chengdu and Xipu Railway Station. Still, tourists can also take trains to Leshan and Emeishan at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport. Check details about Chengdu Railway Stations - Location, Transportation and Facilities >
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