Chongqing Guiyang High Speed Trains

The Chongqing Guiyang Railway (渝贵铁路), an expanded revamping railway both used for bullet train and normal speed train, has been put into use officially on January 25, 2018. High speed trains running on the 347km-long journey shortens the travel time from 10 hours to merely 2 hours between Chongqing (重庆) and Guiyang (贵阳), provides huge convenience for locals' outgoing and tourism to enjoy Yangtze River Cruise along Three Gorges in Chongqing, beautiful natural landscape and distinctive minority culture in Guiyang.

Based on this updated railroad, there are more high speed trains and bullet trains with shorter duration between Chongqing and Shanghai, Guangzhou, Kunming, Changsha, Nanchang and Nanning opened. Check the below detailed high speed train schedules, fares, stations, highlights, ticket booking and other tips to plan your Chongqing Guiyang high speed train travel.

Chongqing Guiyang High Speed Train Schedules

● Chongqing to Guiyang

From To Frequency (day) Operating Hours Duration Detailed Schedule >
Chongqing West Guiyang North/East About 50 trains About 07:30-21:30 About 2-2.5 hours

● Guiyang to Chongqing

From To Frequency (day) Operating Hours Duration Detailed Schedule >
Guiyang North/East Chongqing West About 50 trains About 08:00-21:00 About 2-3 hours

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Other Recommended Sections on Chongqing Guiyang High Speed Train Route

The Chongqing Guiyang high speed train journey tight the connection of cities in southwestern China, including Chengdu, Chongqing, Guiyang and Kunming. Thus, tourists can extend trip to Chengdu from Chongqing within 2 hours, or continue going southward to Kunming from Guiyang for 2-3 more hours, to nearby Kaili (in Guizhou Province) for just half an hour.

From - To Frequency (day) Operating Hours Duration
Chengdu - Chongqing: over 50 G trains & 25 D trains about 06:30-23:00 about 1.5-2.5 hours
Guiyang - Kaili: over 30 G trains about 07:00-21:00 about 0.5 hours
Guiyang - Kunming : about 40 G trains about 07:00-21:00 about 2-2.5 hours
Chongqing - Kunming : about 10 G trains about 07:30-18:00 about 4-5 hours

Please Note:There are totally 12 stops set up on Chongqing Guiyang Railway, including Chongqing West Railway Station (重庆西站), Zunyi South Station (遵义南站), Guiyang East Railway Station (贵阳东站) or Guiyang North Railway Station (贵阳北站). The amount and timetable above are subject to change according to adjustment of National Railway Administration. You can contact our travel experts to get the latest details and useful advice.

What to See along Chongqing Guiyang High Speed Train Route

Wondering why the Chongqing Guiyang high speed train travel is getting more and more popular? Not only for the short travel time, but also because those fast trains give tourists great chance to combine different types of tour and landscape between major tourist cities in southwestern China. That way, one could board a Yangtze River Cruise, visit Three Gorges Museum and taste spicy hotpot in Chongqing, and then travel to the Forest City - Guiyang to feel refreshing coolness and start your ethnic cultural exploration. Besides, there is much more fun you will harvest in both two destinations and cities along the route.

Chongqing

Chongqing, next to Chendgu with 1.5 hours high speed train distance, is well-known as the Mountain City with Hot Pot as well as west starting of China Three Gorges in upstream of Yangtze River. It is also one of the vital transporation hub same like Chengdu in southwest China, but features in different hot and spicy culture and charming.

Yangtze River Cruise: Watching the moving landscape of mountains, waters, cultural and historical sites on a Yangtze River Cruise from Chongqing to Yichang and Shanghai on the downstream helps you better understand Chongqing and the natural wonder of China Three Gorges.

Downtown City: Tourists often spend 1 day to tour central area of Chongqing and then transfer to Yangtze River Cruise tour or other destinations. In downtown, the gorgeous night view of Hongyadong Cave with groups of distinctive suspended buildings, bustling Jiefangbei Commercial Street, rich exhibition in Chongqing China Three Gorges Museum, lively local life in Ciqikou Ancient Town will all show you the flourishing images of Chongqing. Physically try the upward and downward slopes and stairs to stretch your body (better without huge luggage) and see the light rail passing buildings at Liziba Station (李子坝站) to experience special enjoyment of this mountain city.

Around Chongqing: With more days, you can extend your trip to World Cultural Heritage - Dazu Rock Carvings to view remarkable works of Chinese temple arts, and to World Natural Heritage Wulong Karst Landscape where once shot in Transformers 4.

Useful links:

China Yangzte River Tours | Chongqing Travel Guide | Popular Chongqing Tour Packages | Top Chongqing Things to Do

Chongqing Hongyadong

Gorgeous Night View of Chongiqng

Chongqing Hotpot

Dazu Rock Carvings nearby Chongqing

Chongqing West Railway Station

Address: No.168, Fengzhong Road, Xinqiao Street, Shapingba District, Southwest Chongqing City (重庆市沙坪坝区新桥街道凤中路168号-重庆西站); about 1 hour (20 km) to downtown, about 17km to northeast Chongqing North Railway Station & 40km of southwest Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport.

Transportation: Currently, there are taxies, local buses, airport expresses, coaches and online car-hailing services provided to/off Chongqing West Railway Station. Take a taxi to Ciqikou Ancient Town needs around 30 minutes, to Chongqing China Three Gorges Museum needs about 45 minutes. And 12 local buses can take you to Chongqing North Railway Station, city center and other regions. Airport express K06 will bring you directly to Chongqing Jiangbei Airport. At present, NO metro line can transit to Chongqing West Railway Station directly, except the future Metro Line 5, Metro Line 12 and the Inner Rail Ring. Now passengers taking Metro Line 1 & Line 2 have to transfer to a local bus or taxi to Chongqing West Station.

If you will take downstream Yangtze River Cruise from Chongqing at Chaotianmen Port, you are suggested to take a taxi or use drop-off service of China Discovery from Chongqing West Railway Station, for the 19km long distance needs 50 minutes’ driving and there is no direct Metro Line available. > Check more about Chongqing West Railway Station.

Chongqing West Railway Station

Chongqing West Railway Station

Zunyi (遵义)

Zunyi, located in north Guiyang, is one of most important cities and tourist destinations in Guizhou Province. The city lies between Chongqing and Guiyang, is famous for two UNESCO World Heritage properties - Hailongtun Fortress and Chishui Danxia Landform and luxury national liquor - Maotai, which once served many foreign leaders, including Richard Nixon and Barack Obama. For Chinese history fans, Zunyi is also a good witness to know more historical events during the Long March. If you love green nature, you could take a walk in the nature preserves, national forest parks, and see magic Karst landscape in geoparks and taste Chinese teas in tea garden. Just enjoy your holiday in a leisure pace here.

Zunyi Railway Station

Address: Yan Village, Honghuagang District, Zunyi City (遵义市红花岗区颜村 - 遵义站), about 5km to downtown, about 4 hours' driving to Chishui Danxia and 1.5 hours' driving to Hailongtun Fortress.

Transportation: The new Zunyi Railway Station (once was called Zunyi East Railway Station by locals) is a high speed train station serving Zunyi. It is the biggest station on Chongqing Guiyang Railway. Located about 5km (10 minutes’ driving) from downtown, the station is currently connected with other area via 5 different bus routes. Besides, it’s very convenient to get to the station or transfer to attractions by taxi. You will spend about 1.5 hours' driving to Hailongtun Fortress (Tusi), and 4 hours to Chishui Danxi.

Zunyi Hailongtun Tusi

Zunyi Hailongtun Fortress (Tusi)

Zunyi Railway Station

Zunyi Railway Station

Guiyang

Guiyang is the capital city of Guizhou Province, which enjoys a good reputation of “Forest City” in southwest China. For the pleasant climate and lush green forests, Guiyang develops as a national destination with eco-tourism and Red tourism of leisure. Apart from the natural scenery, it still originally saves rich characteristic minority culture and habitudes from various ethnic groups, adding more fascination in your countryside journey. The minority people dress exotic costume and accessories, live in unique architectures, celebrate festivals in different interesting ways will leave you deep and nice impression about this place. Moving around from Guiyang, there are Huangguoshu Waterfall, Miao Villages, Zhaoxing Dong Villages and more spectacular natural and cultura landscape awaits your exploration.

Guiyang: Top attractions in Guiyang include historical architectures, Jiaxiu Tower and Qingyan Ancient Town, beautiful Qianling Park and Huxi Scenic Resort. And the particular Miao Embroidery in Huaxi and the oldest incense paper making by ancient ways in Wudang District of Guiyang let tourists know more local traditions.

Libo (荔波): about 4.5 hours' driving to Guiyang; famous for the Karst Landform of Seven Small Arches (Xiaoqikong - 小七孔), part of South China Karst UNESCO World Heritage Site with wonderful natural landscape, beautiful cascades, blue and clean water scenic spots and featured Diaojiaolou (the stilts buildings) of Yao People.

Chishu (赤水): at least 5 hours' driving from Guiyang; located in the northwest Guizhou Province, Chishui has the splendid Chishui Danxi (a World Natural Heritage), national nature reserves and geoparks and waterfulls.

Kaili (凯里): a county-level city in east Guizhou Province, about 3 hours' driving from Guiyang; Xijiang Miao Villages with thousands of stilted minority houses on mountains is the most impressive landmark in Kaili.

Useful links:

Popular Guiyang Tour Packages | Guiyang Things to Do | Kaili Travel Guide

Guiyang Jiaxiu Tower

Jiaxiu Tower in Downtown Guiyang

Kaili Xijiang Miao Village

Featured Xijiang Qianhu Miao Village in Kaili

Guiyang North Railway Station

Address: East Jiaxiubei Road, Guanshanhu District, Northwest Guiyang City, Guizhou Province (贵州省贵阳市观山湖区甲秀北路东侧 - 贵阳北站); about 25 mins’ driving (10 km) to downtown, 15 km to Guiyang East Railway Station & 14km to Guiyang Railway Station.

Transportation: Guiyang North Railway Station is one of the largest high speed train station in north Guiyang, southwestern China. It serves as the terminus of the Guiyang Guangzhou High Speed Railway, Shanghai Kunming High Speed Railway, Guiyang Kaiyang Intercity Railway and Chongqing Guiyang Railway. Visitor can get to/leave the station by local bus, taxi and urban rail transit line (Guiyang Metro Rail Line 1). And it takes about 30 minutes to Jiaxiu Tower, 30 minutes to Qianling Park and 40 minutes to Huaxi Scenic Resort by taxi. Or you can take Fast Bus 272 from the station to Jiaxiu Tower and Bus 270 to Guiyang East Railway Station with 3 stops. passengers can take Fast Bus 1, 2, 3 and 1.5 BRT Ring bus to Guiyang North Railway Station, and take 40 minutes' high speed trains trip from Guiyang to Kaili.

Guiyang North Railway Station

Guiyang North Railway Station

Guiyang East Railway Station

Address: Near County Highway 138, Dairy Farm Area, Wudang District, Northeast Guiyang City, Guizhou Province (贵州省贵阳市乌当区奶牛场片区, 近138县道 - 贵阳东站), about 35 minutes’ driving to downtown & 20 minutes to 15km away Guiyang North Railway Station.

Transportation: Guiyang East Railway Station, located in suburb of northeast Guiyang, is the departure station of Guiyang Guangzhou High Speed Railway and Chongqing Guiyang Railway and other connected rail lines. The most convenient way to get to/leave the station is taking a taxi, or you can take one local bus (Bus Line 106, 271, 270 …) to transfer to your hotel and attractions. For taking a taxi, you will reach Jiaxiu Tower in downtown within 1 hour, to Qianling Park within half an hour, and about 1 hour to Huaxi Scenic Resort. There will be a future Metro Line 3 connecting the station with city center. So far, Guiyang North Railway Station is more recommended to take high speed trains for its better location, convenient transportation.

Guiyang East Railway Station Location Map

Guiyang East Railway Station Location Map

Tips for Booking and Taking Chongqing Guiyang High Speed Train

1. Seats choosing & price comparing

There are three different kinds seats offered on both G trains and D trains from Chongqing to Guiyang and Guiyang to Chongqing. Passengers could choose from Business Seat (the most luxury standard equal to first class seat on plane - about 380 RMB), First Class Seat (middle class - about 200 RMB) and Second Class Seat (the most budget choice - about 130 RMB).

>> Check more about types of seat on high speed trains.

Second Class Seat on Bullet Train

Second Class Seat on Bullet Train

2. Booking & collect your bullet train ticket

To book a Chongqing Guiyang high speed train ticket, you could choose to book it at the official website: China Railway Customer Service Center or with a travel agency, also you could directly tell China Discovery to book the tickets for you. Besides, you could go to the Railway Station or Designated Ticket Offices to do that.

To collect your high speed train ticket, you could go to the railway station nearby, however, the Self-service Ticketing Machines are not serving foreign people. Besides, you can tell China Discovery to help you to do the collection, which only needs your passport information.

>> Check more about booking and collecting high speed train tickets.

3. How to embark the high speed train and bullet train?

1) Prepare your documents well (valid passport with China Visa); 2) Get to the right train station in advance; 3) Collect train tickets; 4) Read your train ticket; 5) Pass the security control; 6) Pass through Security & Luggage Checks; 7) Find the right waiting room; 8) Cross the ticket checking gate; 9) Get to the right platform; 10) Get on your train. Keep the ticket well, because the ticket will be checked again to leave the station after you get off.

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4. Facilities and service

All high speed trains in China are equipped with advanced facilities and good service to make your journey more convenient and comfortable. There are different places you can put your luggage onboard, racks and specialized luggage storage areas. Besides, the air-conditioner train offers you plug under the seats to charge your phone or laptop, sightseeing window to view the outside scenery as well as western-style toilets. There is also available dining area you can get some supplies. Bilingual signs and the broadcast use both Chinese and English so that you don’t need to worry about the communication.

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High Speed Train Travel with China Discovery

We China Discovery are very willing to help you with the high speed train tickets booking, tour customization and local guide and transfer arrangement, so you can be able to experience the superb bullet train in style and enjoy all the highlights of your ideal destinations in China without any worry. If you are interested, please feel free to contact our professional travel consultants who are here ready to build your own tour to best suit for your needs and likes.

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