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Chongqing, called Mountain City, is the major transportation hub in Southwest China. From its east, take a luxury Yangtze River Cruise to enjoy the spectacular Yangtze gorges and Three Gorges Dam; from its west, take a 2-hour high speed train to Chengdu to have a real close-up with the Giant Pandas. No matter which direction you travel, your stories will begin from this charming city.
As one of the transportation hubs in southern China, Chongqing has bullet trains reach Chengdu, Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan, Changsha, Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhengzhou, Xiamen, etc.
Chongqing High Speed Rail Map
With the rapid development of high speed railway network, convenient bullet trains have already covered the mountain city Chongqing. From there, you can take the High Speed Trains to most of the tourist cities of China. Below are some popular High Speed Train Routes from/to Chongqing that may offer inspiration for your China high speed train trip to Chongqing.
Stations: Chongqing North/West/Shapingba (重庆北/重庆西/沙坪坝)- Chengdu East/Chengdu (成都东/成都)
Length: 319 KM (198 miles)
Duration: about 1.5-2.5 hours
Traveling between Chongqing and Chengdu is quite easy today and tourists like to transfer by high speed trains. Both G trains and D trains are available, and most of them depart from Chongqing North Railway Station to Chengdu East Railway Station. A few trains running from Chongqing to Chengdu Railway Station. The trip takes just about 1.5-2 hours and the entire trip is fast, smooth and comfortable as you’d expect a bullet train to be.
There are altogether over 80 pairs of daily high speed trains departing from Chongqing to Chengdu, among which, there are 52 G trains on service, and the rest are D trains. G trains are available from 06:52 till 22:47 at night. Most trains travel for 1 hour and 17 minutes to 1 hour and 51 minutes, and some other G trains would need 2 hours or a little more for arriving. D trains usually would take 1 hour and 51 minutes-2.5 hours from Chongqing to Chengdu. There are the Second Class Seats (154.0RMB/p), First Class Seats and Business Class Seats on Chongqing Chengdu G trains, Second Class Seats and First Class Seats on D trains, classified by different levels with different prices. As the whole journey is short, the Second Class Seats are the most budget choices for your transfer. And you could use the saving expense to do more fun things and enjoy more great local snacks in Chongqing and Chengdu.
Chongqing City Light Rail
Stations: Chongqing West (重庆西) - Beijing West (北京西)
Length: 2,063 KM (1,282 miles)
Duration: about 11.5-12 hours
Chongqing has two morning bullet G trains from Chongqing to the capital city Beijing. The whole journey would take about 12 hours, and the first high speed train usually depart at about 08:00am at Chongqing West Railway Station and arrive at Beijing West Station at 19:53 at night. Since the trip time is a little longer, we suggest you choose the first class seat or business class seat to have a more comfortable trip if you go between Chongqing and Beijing by the bullet train.
The Great Wall in Beijing
Stations: Chongqing West/North (重庆西/重庆北) - Shanghai/Shanghai Hongqiao (上海/上海虹桥)
Length: 1,672 KM (1,228 miles)
Duration: about 10.5-12.5 hours
Chongqing has nearly 10 high speed G, D trains running to Shanghai Railway Station and Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station every day for travelers. All bullet trains are available from about 08:00am to 11:30am in the morning. Along the way, high speed trains make stopover at some tourist cities like Guiyang, Kaili, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Nanjing, etc. For the whole journey from Chongqing to Shanghai takes more than 10 hours, you can also divide the journey into some short tours, visit destinations along the rail. And you can also take the Yangtze River cruises from Chongqing to more cities.
Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower
Stations: Chongqing North/West (重庆北/重庆西) - Xian North (西安北)
Length: 733 KM (455 miles)
Duration: about 5-6.5 hours
Just operated in December of 2017, high speed trains between Chongqing and Xian have shortened transferring time down to only about 5 hours, which really benefits the traveling in both popular tourist cities in China. For your convenience, there are over 15 G, D trains are arranged from around 08:00am to 18:30pm every day. For Xian to Chongqing, there are 10 daily D trains and 9 G train for your choices.
Xian North Railway Station
Stations: Chongqing North/West (重庆北/重庆西) - Guangzhou South/Guangzhou (广州南/广州)
Length: 1,945 KM (1,209 miles)
Duration: about 7-12 hours
Chongqing and Guangzhou are also connected with high speed trains. Every day, there are 1 G train and more than 10 D trains serving for tourists, businessmen, visitors and so many people to transfer from Chongqing, the famous Mountain City to Guangzhou, one of the three major metropolises in China. If you take a D bullet train to travel from Guangzhou to Chongqing, the whole journey needs only around 7 hours, much shorter than the G trains. G1314, the earliest train, departs at 07:50 and arrives in Guangzhou at 19:45, after nearly 12 hours' riding. The trains pass Hubei, Hunan and Guangdong provinces and run during daytime, you could get relaxed to appreciate the different sightseeing along the way from the Southwest China to the Southern China.
Guangzhou South Railway Station
Apart from the above high speed rail between Chongqing and the top favorable tourist destinations, many G trains and D trains are also on operation from Chongqing to other popular visiting cities and transportation hubs. You could take a high speed train to see the rich ancient culture of Chu State in Wuhan (about 30 trains, 6-7.5 hours), taste the various snacks in Changsha (9 trains, about 5.5-9 hours), admire the beautiful West Lake and other splendid sites in Hangzhou (6 trains, 10.5-12 hours), wander in the multiple distinct classic Gardens in Suzhou (8 trains, 10-12 hours), savor the old charm of the famous ancient city in Nanjing (15 daily trains, for about 8.5-10.5 hours), pay a visit to Shaolin Temple to know about Chinese Kung Fu from Zhengzhou (8 daily trains, for about 8-9 hours), feel the so fast development of Shenzhen (1 daily train, for about 12.5 hours), get close to the natural Tulou and picturesque Xiapu Mudflat from Xiamen (3 daily trains, for about 12.5-14.5 hours), etc.
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Lingering Garden in Suzhou
Shaolin Kungfu Performance
Chongqing has altogether 4 mainly-used High Speed Railway Stations, namely Chongqing Railway Station (重庆站), Shapingba Railway Station (沙坪坝站), Chongqing North Railway Station (Chongiqngbei, 重庆北站) and newly constructed Chongqing West Raialway Station (Chongqingxi, 重庆西站). All the stations operates high speed bullet trains on different rail lines.
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