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Chengdu is a wonderful city full of UNESCO World Heritage, delicious food and cute pandas. There is a special song named Chengdu that describes the leisure life of living in the city. The must-see nearby attractions including Jiuzhaigou, Dujiangyan (都江堰), Mount Emei (峨眉山) and the Giant Buddha (乐山大佛) make the city more and more appealing to the world. Chongqing enjoys a reputation of “8D magic city”. The road and buildings of Chongqing combined with each other in a harmonious way. There are light rails travelling though buildings with people living inside. Its Chaotianmen Port is a vital port of Yangtze River Cruises.
Totally, there are 79 trains that travel from Chengdu to Chongqing every day, including 8 normal trains (K, Z, T trains) and 71 High Speed Trains (G, D trains). Among the High Speed Trains, most of the G trains (not all) are about half an hour faster than D trains. There is no Fuxing Bullet Trains available.
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With a total length of 319km, the Chengdu Chongqing High Speed Rail is the busiest rail among southwest China. You can easily find your perfect meet trains for there are more than 70 High Speed Trains travel from Chengdu to Chongqing every day. Among all the trains, most depart from Chengdu East Railway Station(成都东站). Only two trains depart from the Chengdu Railway Station (成都站).
Location: Qingyijiang Road, Chenghua District, East Chengdu (成都市成华区青衣江路)
Chengdu East Railway Station located not far from the city center. Almost all the High Speed Trains from other cities will arrive at there. Taking the metro line 2, you can get to the Chunxi Road and Tianfu Square directly from Chengdu East Railway Station. The departure time of the trains vary from 6:43 to 21:42. Learn more about Chengdu East Railway Station>
Location: No.1 Zhandong Road, Jinniu District, Northern Chengdu (成都市金牛区站东路1号-成都站)
There are Chengdu North Railway Station (成都北站) and Chengdu Railway Station(成都站) in Chengdu. The former one is not available for people to travel, but for goods like coal. But for the locals, they will describe Chengdu Railway Station(成都站) as “Huochebeizhan”, which sounds like Chengdu North Railway Station (成都北站) in Chinese meaning. Only two High Speed Trains available for traveling to Chongqing from here. The first Train departs at 8:15, while the last train departs at 13:33. Learn more about Chengdu East Railway Station>
Location: No.168, Fengzhong Road, Shapingba District, Chongqing (重庆市沙坪坝区凤中路168号-重庆西站)
Every day, there are more than 27 High Speed Trains will arrive at Chongqing West Railway Station from Chengdu. All the trains depart from Chengdu East Railway Station. Chongqing West Railway Station is as luxurious as airports. For it is not that big and complex as Chongqing North Railway Station, Chongqing West Railway Station is much easier for travelers to find the exact entry point and boarding gate.Learn more about Chongqing West Railway Station>
Location: No.51, Kunlun Road, Yubei District, Chongqing (重庆市渝北区昆仑大道51号-重庆北站)
Chongqing North Railway Station is the nearest railway station to the famous tourist sites like Jiefangbei (解放碑) and Hongyadong(洪崖洞). There are more than 25 High Speed Trains from Chengdu will arrive here every day, and all the trains will arrive at the North Square of Chongqing North Station.Learn more about Chongqing North Railway Station>
Location: No.200, Beizhandong Road, Shapingba District, Chongqing (重庆市沙坪坝区北站东路200号-重庆沙坪坝火车站)
10 High Speed Trains will travel from Chengdu East Railway Station to Chongqing Shapingba Railway Station every day, including 4 trains depart in the morning and 6 trains depart in the afternoon. No available trains depart from other railway stations of Chengdu. All the trains are the G trains and will arrive at Shapingba Railway Station within 2 hours after departure. Learn more about Chongqing Shapingba Railway Station>
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Class of Ticket
Usually, there are three kinds of tickets are provided on high speed trains, 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>
If you just want to travel within Chengdu and Chongqing city, 3 days will be sufficient. You can spend one day and a half in Chengdu meeting the cute pandas in Chengdu Panda Base. Then see some exquisite Buddhist architecture in Wenshu Temple, have a cup of tea in Renmin Park and try some local snacks in Jinli Old Street. Then take a high speed train to Chongqing. You can go to the leisure and food heaven Hongya Cave, take a light rail that goes through a 11-storey block of flats, visit Three Gorges Museum, and travel up to E’ling Park and embrace the impressive panorama of Chongqing City.
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