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Chongqing Train Stations - Three High Speed Railway Stations in Chongqing

There are six train stations in Chongqing, including Chongqing North Railway Station, Chongqing West Railway Station, Shapingba Railway Station, Chongqing Railway Station, Chongqing South Railway Station and Chongqing East Railway Station. Except that Chongqing East Railway Station in under construction, the other five are all open to public. Among these train stations, Chongqing North Railway Station and Chongqing West Railway Station are the most frequently used railway stations for high speed trains. They operate vairous high speed trains (G-trains, D-trains and C-trains) to most major cities like Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guilin, Kunming, etc. Most travellers prefer a high speed train between Chengdu and Chongqing to have a wonderful tour of Yangtze River Curises and cute Giant Panda. More Chongqing Tour Packages >>

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Chongqing Railway Stations Chongqing Railway Stations Map
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Chongqing North Railway Station (重庆北站)

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

Also called Longtou Temple Railway Station and referred as Chongqingbei Railway Station, Chongqing North Railway Station is a top class station and the most important train station in Chongqing as well as the one of the most complicated railway stations in China. It contains two separated parts – North Square Hall and South Square Hall. At present, the North Square Hall handles all high speed (G, D, C) trains, and a bit ordinary trains including Z49/50 and K503/504. The South Square Hall operates other ordinary and express (Z, T, K) trains.

Layout of North Square Hall (重庆北站北广场站房)

North Square Hall of Chongqing North Railway Station operated in 2015 and is still under construction now. There are six floors in the North Square Hall of Chongqing, including one ground floor and five underground floors. The Ground Floor (1F) is equipped with Ticket Windows, Waiting Hall and Check-in Entrance. The first underground floor (B1 F) is equipped with platforms, passages (to bus, private car and taxi) and waiting hall of Longtou Temple Bus Station. The second underground floor (B2 F) is parking lot. The third underground floor (B3) is the exit. The fourth underground floor (B4 F) is for light rail Line 10 and the fifth underground floor (B4 F) is for light rail Line 4 (under construction). In the west side of the ground square (near the entrance to Coach Station) is a drop-off point and taxi can take a three minutes’ stop for drop-off. The park is located in the east side of the square (near the entrance to Public Bus Station) for long-time park for pick-up and drop-off.

Ticket Offices: There are two ticket lobbies on its two sides. In the office, you are able to book, alter, collect and cancel your ticket. There are automatic ticket booking and collecting dispensers in the ticket lobby, but it can only recognize Chinese ID card. For foreign passengers, you have to book, collect, alter or cancel your tickets in different counters. Booking ticket must be earlier and you could book your ticket on website to avoid transferring to the railway station twice.

Entrance: The entrance to the North Square Hall is in the ground floor in front of the square. Entering the station, you have to pass the security check with passport and an available ticket.

Waiting Hall: Passing the security check, you will enter into the waiting hall and see a big electronical board which tells train information – train number, departure time, checking gate etc. Find your train and your checking gate and then take a seat near the checking gate. The drinking fountain is near the toilets.

Enquiry Desk: On the back of the big electronical board is the Enquiry Desk. You can ask the staff for help if you meet some problems.

Toilets: There are four toilets in the Waiting Hall, respectively beside 2-3 Checking Gate, 2-3B Checking Gate, 8-9A Checking Gate and 6-7B Checking Gate.

Dining: In the Waiting Hall, you can find restaurants, snack bars and cafes where you can have many some local dishes, in a bit higher price.

Checking Gate: There are 29checking gates in the station, 1~15A on western side and 2~15B on eastern side. Read your ticket or the information on the electronical board to find your right Check Gate. After check-in, you can get down directly to the platform to border train. You can also use the elevator if you have large baggage.

Exit: Exit is located in B3 floor.

Chongqing North Railway Station North Square Hall of Chongqing North Railway Station
Ticket offices of Chongqing North Railway Station Ticket office
Restarants of Chongqing North Railway Station Mcdonald's in the Railway Station
Exit of Chongqing North Railway Station Exit of Chongqing North Railway Station

Layout of South Square Hall (重庆北站南广场站房)

South Square Hall of Chongqing North Railway Station was operated in 2006. It has three floors equipped with two ordinary Waiting Halls, Barrier Free Waiting Hall, Soft Sleeper Waiting Halls, Soldier Waiting Halls, Mother & Baby Waiting Halls and VIP Waiting Halls. Ticket Office is set up beside the Waiting Halls. In the exit, there is an elevator which can take you the underground to take a light rail.

How to Get to Chongqing North Railway Station

South Square to North Square: If you get to the South Square of Chongqing North Railway Station by mistake, you can take light rail Line 10 to the North Square.

Downtown to Chongqing North Railway Station

● By Light Rail: 1) Taking light rail Line 10 is the most convenient way to reach Chongqing North Railway Station, but remember to get off at the North Square Station; 2) If you are easy to take light rail Line 3, get off at Longtou Temple Station (龙头寺) and walk the North Square of Chongqing North Railway Station.

● By Bus: There are also many public buses available to take you the North Square Hall of Chongqing North Railway Station, like No. 144, No. 217, No. 245, No. 353, etc., but the buses cost longer time.

Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport to Chongqing North Railway Station

● By Light Rail: You are suggested to take light rail Line 10 in Jiangbei Airport Terminal 2 which can take you the North Square directly within 40 minutes usually.

● By Shuttle Bus: It is also available to take Airport Shuttle Bus in Region B of Terminal 2 to the North Square Station, and then walk about 1.5km to the North Square Station Hall.

● By Taxi: You could take a taxi as well, and it takes about 30 minutes.

Chaotianmen Port to Chongqing North Railway Station

If you just finish your Yangtze River Cruise, you will disembark in Chaotianmen Port.

● By Taxi: Call a taxi and you can transfer between Chaotianmen Port and Chongqing North Railway Station within 40 munities if you are lucky to miss the traffic jam.

● By Light Rail: Take light rail Line 6 from Xiaoshizi Station (小什字) to Hongtudi Station (红土地)and then take light rail to the North Square. However, you have to walk about 1.5km (about 14 minutes) from Chaotianmen Port to Xiaoshizi light rail station.

Chongqing North Railway Station Transportation Map Chongqing North Transportation Map
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Chongqing Taxi Chongqing Taxis

High Speed Train Routes

Chongqing North Railway Station operates 112 high speed trains. In other words, there are 112 high speed trains depart from or arrives at Chongqing North Railway Station, including 27 high speed G-trains, 68 high speed D-trains and 17 high speed C-trains. By these high speed trains, Chongqing is well-connected with many popular tourist cities, like Chengdu, Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Hangzhou, Wuhang, Guiyang etc. Check the high speed trains from Chongqing North Railway Station to other popular cites:

Departure Destination Train Types Duration Frequency (per day) Check Details
Chongqing Chengdu G/D 1.5 ~ 2 hrs 34 Chongqing Chengdu High Speed Trains
Chongqing Xian D 5 ~ 5.5 hrs 7 Xian Chongqing High Speed Trains
Chongqing Beijing G about 12 hrs 1 Chongqing to Beijing High Speed Train
Chongqing Shanghai D 10.5 ~ 13 hrs 7 Chongqing to Shanghai High Speed Trains
Chongqing Guiyang D 3 hrs and 15 mins 1 Chongqing Guiyang High Speed Trains
Chongqing Hangzhou D 11.5 ~ 12.5 hrs 4 Chongqing to Hangzhou High Speed Trains
Chongqing Nanjing D 8.5 ~ 10.5 hrs 14 Chongqing to Nanjing High Speed Trains
Chongqing Wuhan G/D 6.5 ~ 7.5 hrs 10 Chongqing to Wuhan High Speed Trains
Chongqing Guangzhou G 12 hrs 1 Chongqing to Guangzhou High Speed Trains
Chongqing Xiamen D 14.5 hrs 1 Chongqing to Xiamen High Speed Trains

 

Chongqing West Railway Station (重庆西站)

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

Chongqing West Railway Station, also referred as Chongqingxi Railway Station, is a new railway station began to operate in early 2018. Covering about 120,000 square meters, it is the largest railway station in west China at present. It will serve as Chongqing’s connection with many destinations across south-western and north-western China.

Layout of Chongqing West Railway Station

The main hall of Chongqing West Railway Station is made up of 3 floors at present, 2 floors above the ground and 1 floor under the ground. The first floor is for departing train, the second floor is for waiting hall, and the underground floor is for arriving train.

There are three entrances to Chongqing West Railway Station, Entrance 1 on east side, entrance 2 on south side and entrance 3 on north side. Crossing the the entrance 1, you will arrives at the first floor. Then you can take an elevator or the two escalators to the second floor. It is also available to reach the second floor from the entrance 2 and entrance 3. There are four ticket offices in the railway station, two on the two sides of entrance 1, one beside entrance 2 and one beside entrance 3. In the offices, you can book, cancel, and alter your ticket. Only with the ticket, you are able to enter the Waiting Hall across the entrances. In the waiting hall, there are 58 checking gates equipped in the waiting hall, 1 ~ 29A on south side and 1 ~ 29B on north side. The waiting all is spacious and bright. All the seats in the waiting hall are equipped with soft cushion. The toilets and drinking fountain are near each checking gate. There four toilets and drinking fountain area in each side as well. The nursing room is located on the back 18/19A checking gate and the barrier free toilet is located on the back of 18/19B checking gate. Since the railway station is still under decoration, not much commercial facilities are available. There are two convenience stores in the interlayer above the second floor. The smoking areas are also equipped in the interlayer.

Appearance of Chongqing West Railway Station Appearance of Chongqing West Railway Station
Waiting Hall in Chongqing West Railway Station Waiting Hall in Chongqing West Railway Station

How to Get to Chongqing West Railway Station

Chongqing West Railway Station is a little far from the downtown area and it takes longer time to get there.

Downtown Area to Chongqing West Railway Station

● By Taxi: Since there is no available light rail to Chongqing West Railway Station so far, taking a taxi is the best way to reach Chongqing West Railway Station.

Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport to Chongqing West Railway Station:

By Bus: Airport shuttle bus K06 transfers between the airport and Chongqing West Railway Station, but it take about 1 hour and 50 minutes.

● By Taxi If you call a taxi, you can reach transfer between them within one hour irrespective of traffic jam

Chaotianmen Port to Chongqing West Railway Station

By Taxi: Rather than complicated transfer, you are suggested to take a taxi directly, which takes about 1 hour. Usually, the taxi driver will drop you off at entrance 1 or entrance 2 of the station, so you can enter the waiting hall directly. If you take public bus, you will get to the first floor.

Chongqing West Railway Station Transportation Map Chongqing West Transportation Map
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High Speed Train Routes

Chongqing West Railway Station operates several high speed trains to many destinations as well, including several popular cities like Chengdu, Xian, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Changsha, etc. Check some of the high speed train routes:

Departure Destination Train Types Duration Frequency (per day) Check Details
Chongqing Chengdu G/C/D 1.5 ~ 2.5 hrs 27 Chongqing Chengdu High Speed Trains
Chongqing Xian G/D 5 ~ 6 hrs 7 Xian Chongqing High Speed Trains
Chongqing Beijing G about 12 hrs 1 Beijing Chongqing High Speed Trains
Chongqing Guiyang G/D 2 ~ 2.5 hrs 43 Chongqing Guiyang High Speed Trains
Chongqing Shanghai G 11.5 ~ 13.5 hrs 2 Chongqing Shanghai High Speed Trains
Chongqing Hangzhou G 11.5hrs 1 Chongqing Hangzhou High Speed Trains
Chongqing Nanjing G about 12 hrs 1 Chongqing Nanjing High Speed Train
Chongqing Guangzhou D 7 ~ 8 hrs 17 Chongqing Guangzhou High Speed Trains
Chongqing Kunming G about 3 hrs 3 Chongqing Kunming High Speed Trains

Tips

Because of about 2 years' construction activities adjacent to Chongqing West Railway Station has taken place, there might be traffic congestions. If you book a train to Chongqing Railway Station and then want to take a Yangtze River Cruise from Chaotianmen Port, we suggest you arrange your train arriving at this station before 15:00. If you want to take a high speed train from Chongqing West Railway Station after your Yangtze River Cruise, please book your high speed train departing after 11:30.

 

Shapingba Railway Station (沙坪坝火车站/沙坪坝站)

Location: Shapingba Railway Station is located No. 19, Tianchen Road, Yubei Avanue, Shapingba District (重庆市沙坪坝区渝碚路街道天陈路19号).

Shapingba Railway Station is an old railway station built in 1979 and renovated in 2018. It is a stopover station in Chengdu Chongqing High Speed Railway, operating 10 daily high speed trains to various cities in Sichuan, including Chengdu. The first floor is functioned as ticket offices, waiting hall, and other functional area. There are 6 checking gates in the waiting hall. Just as in other railway stations, you can find the electronical board with detailed train information and other facilities like toilets, drinking fountain, snack stores, etc.

How to Get to Shapingba Railway Station

Shapingba Railway Station can be reached by light rail Line 1. Take Line 3 in the Jiangbei Airport Terminal 2 and transfer to Line 1 in Linaglukou (两路口). From Chaotianmen Port, you need to walk to Xiaoshizi (小什字) and take light rail Line 1 to Shapingba Railway Station. Taking a taxi will make things much easier, and you can get to Shapingba Railway Station from the airport and Chaotianmen Port within 40 minutes.

Shapingba Railway Station is close to Ciqikou Ancient Town. From Ciqikou Ancient Town, it is easy to take a public bus or light rail Line 1 to Shapingba Railway Station.

Shapingba Railway Station Shapingba Railway Station
Shapingba Railway Station Transportation Map Shapingba Transportation Map
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High Speed Train Routes

Shapingba Railway Station operates 10 daily high speed trains to Chengdu East Railway Station, passing through other cities in Sichuan and Chongqing like Zizhong, Ziyang, Neijiang, etc. There are 10 daily high speed trains from Chengdu East Railway Station to Shapingba Railway Station as well.

Departure Station Destination Train Types Duration Frequency (per day) Check Details
Shapingba Chengdu G 1.5 ~ 2 hrs 10 Chongqing Chengdu High Speed Trains

 

Other Railway Stations

Chongqing Railway Station (重庆站)

Location: No. 249 Nanqu Road, Caiyuanba Street, Yuzhong District(重庆市渝中区菜园坝街道南区路249号)

Chongqing Railway Station, also called Caiyuanba Railway Station, is connected to Chengdu-Chongqing Railway, Xingyang-Chongqing Railway and Sichuan-Guiyang Railway. It serves long distance ordinary K-trains to Beijing, Urumuqi, Xining etc.

Chongqing South Railway Station (重庆南站)

Location: No.222, Tielu Ercun, Huangjueping, Jiulongpo District(黄桷坪铁路二村龙吟路附近)

Chongqing South Railway Station, originally named as Jiulongpo Railway Station, was built in Jiulongpo District. It operates several general trains to Zunyi and Neijiang.

 

High Speed Train Tips

How to Choose a Best Railway Station

All of Chongqing North, Chongqing West and Shapingba Railway Station operate high speed trains to Chengdu, and you can choose the best one to avoid complicate transfers. If you have an independent and budget travel, choose Chongqing North Railway Station which is well-connected with light rail. If you want to catch a high speed train after your Ciqikou Ancient Town journey, you can book a train from Shapingba Railway Station, so you can save much time on road. If you want to wait in a railway station with more comfortable environment, Chongqing West Railway Station is top recommended.

How to Book, Alter and Cancel a Ticket

There are many ways to book a train ticket, including booking online, booking with a travel agency, booking at the ticket offices in China’s Railway Stations, etc. For foreign travelers, you are suggested to book with travel agency so you won’t meet with the language barrier. A ticket can be altered at appointed counters in railway station to an earlier or later train. It is also available to cancel your ticket before the scheduled departure time. However, you might be charged with service fee. Check details>

How to Collect a Ticket

You need to good the Collecting Window of the railway station or the ticket agency to collect your ticket. If you want to collect your ticket in the departure day, we suggest you get to the rail way station 2-3 hours early. ItHow to Read a Ticket is best to collect your tickets as early as possible during the peak seasons (like in Spring Festival, Chinese National Day). Check details>

How to Read a Ticket

From the train tickets, travelers could see the departure time, departure and arrival train stations, train number, carriage number, seat class/number, passport number & passenger’s name, boarding gate, prices etc. Please pay specially attention to the departure How to Board & Disembark a Trainstation and make sure which one you should go. Check details>

How to Board & Disembark a Train

Before boarding a right train, you have several steps to follow: 1) Prepare your documents well (passport, visa); 2) Get to the right trains station in advance 3) collect train tickets; 4) Read your train ticket; 5) Pass the security control; 6) Security check & luggage check; 7) Find right waiting room; 8) Cross the ticket checking gate; 9) Get to the right platform; 10) Get on your train. After you get off your train, your ticket will be check again to leave the station. Check details>

Baggage Allowance

Traveling with a train, each passenger is permitted to take baggage in certain amount, weight and volume. Besides, some items are prohibited to be carried to the railway stations and the trains, like weapons, knives, live animals, etc. Check details>

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