Chongqing is the departure point of Yangtze River Cruise tour (downstream) as well as the home of hot pot. Visiting grandiose imperial architectures in capital Beijing is a prefect start for your China exploration. For those who like to view more beautiful landscape of China in a moving pace, the Yangtze River Cruise of China Three Gorges must satisfy your appetite. Still, the 12 hours’ train journey offers you enough time for a good rest. Before take the cruise, you can leisurely have a hiking of Mount Huashan, cycling on the Ancient City Wall and Visiting of Terracota Warriors in Xian and cute Giant Pandas in Chengdu.
Normally, there are two morning high speed trains leaving from Beijing to Chongqing every day. The earliest one is the G309 train departing from Beijing West Railway Station at 8:23am and arriving at Chongqing North at 20:28pm and the second one is G571 train running from 09:22am to 20:56pm at Chongqing West Railway Station.
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Beijing Chongqing High Speed Railway is a relatively long rail line connecting Beijing and Chongqing. With a length of 2,176km (1,352miles), the railway begins from Beijing West Railway Station in Beijing, travel 12 hours journey to Chongqing in southwest China via 6 provinces. Totally, it drives across 4 railway segments, including the Beijing Zhengzhou section on Beijing Guangzhou High Speed Railway, Zhengzhou Xian High Speed Railway through Mount Huashan, Xian Chengdu High Speed Railway and Chengdu Chongqing High Speed Railway. Right here, you can have a fantastic trip to taste Chinese hot pot and enjoy your Yangtze River Cruise tour.
Beijing West 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)
Beijing West Railway Station is one of the five major train stations in Beijing, serving trains on Beijing Guangzhou High Speed Railway, Beijing Lhasa (Tibet) Railway and Beijing Kowloon Railway. It is located about 25mins’ drive to Forbidden City and 1 hour’s drive to Beijing Capital International Airport. Passengers can get to the station by taxi, bus, airport express (Line 7 from Beijing Capital International Airport) and two subway lines (Beijing Metro Line 7 and Line 9). Besides, you take high speed trains from Beijing West Railway Station to Xian, Chengdu, Chongqing, Kunming, Guangzhou, Taiyuan, Lanzhou, Zhengzhou, Wuhan, Changsha, Shijiazhuang, Handan and Nanning, and normal trains to Chengdu, Lhasa, Urumqi, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Sanya and Yinchuan. Learn more about Beijing West Railway Station >
Chongqing North 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)
As one of the five main train stations in Chongqing, Chongqing North Railway Station is a huge comprehensive transportation hub with traditional slow trains, high speed trains, city bus, rail transit system and taxi. It primarily serves trains on Chengdu Chongqing High Speed Railway, Lanzhou Chongqing Railway and a few short lines with neighboring provinces. It handles a large number of trains (nearly 180 high speed trains) to domestic cities. From here, you can take high speed trains to Chongqing West Railway Station, Shanghai, Xian, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Guiyang, Wuhan, Xiamen, Shenzhen, Qingdao, Wanzhou and normal trains to Beijing, Shanghai and Lhasa. The station is located about 25 mins’ driving to Ciqikou Ancient Town, 30 mins’ driving to Chongqing China Three Gorges Museum and Chaotianmen Port. You can take buses, airport express (K02 from Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport), taxi and Chongqing CRT (Rail Transit Line 3 and Line 10). Learn more about Chongqing North Railway Station >
Chongqing West 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, located in southwest suburb, is a newly-built big train station in Chongqing. It lies about 20 mins’ driving to Ciqikou Ancient Town, 1.5 hours’ driving to Dazu Rock Carvings, 40 mins’ drive to Chongqing China Three Gorges Museum and Chaotianmen Port. There are approximately 100 trains (most high speed trains and several ordinary trains) running from Chongqing West Railway Station to Shanghai, Xian, Chengdu, Kunming, Guiyang, Changsha, Qingdao, Nanjing, Tianjin and so on. Currently, taking a taxi is the most recommended way to get to the station. Also you can get there by taxi, or take a bullet train from Chongqing North Railway Station, which costs nearly 25 minutes. In the future, Chongqing will build CRT Line 5, Line 12 and a loop to connect this station with other areas. Learn more about Chongqing West Railway Station >
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2 Days Chongqing Highlights Tour with Dazu Rock Carvings / 4 Days Chongqing Essence Tour with Yangtze Cruise
Class of Ticket
There are three kinds of tickets are provided on high speed train from Beijing to Chongqing, Business Class Seat, First Class Seat and Second Class Seat. Second Class Seat is the most budget level you will share a row space with other passengers. And the First Class of Seat is more comfortable and quiet for those who prefer a good rest on the way. If you would like to try the most luxury and superior train travel experience, the Business Class better than the business level on airplane will shock you beyond expectation. Check All Types of Seats on China High Speed Train>
Book, Collect, Alter and Cancel
Foreign tourists can book train ticket online or ask help from ticket agency, or buy the tickets physically at the train station with your valid passport. One thing you should remember is to book the ticket as early as possible, especially in peak tourist seasons. After collecting the tickets, please read carefully about the train number, departure date and station to make sure you won’t miss the train. If you want to cancel, alter your train tickets, you are required to bring your passport to the ticket counter and make the adjustments. Check details about How to Book, Collect, Alter, and Cancel Train Tickets>
Board & Get off
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. Check details about How to Board & Disembark a Train>
China train travel with luggage is much easier than taking flight, for you don’t need to check luggage separately. Each passenger with a train ticket is allowed to carry luggage in certain weight and volume, but without limitation of amount and types. Though there are written regulation and rules about the luggage allowance, in practice, passengers can take as much luggage as you can if only you handled them properly. Check detailed Baggage Allowance & Policy to Take China Train>
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. Check All Facilities & Service on China Train>
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