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Though known as a mountain city that seems hard to build rails, Chongqing is a vital communication hub of southwest China. Due to its special geological features, the rails for High Speed Trains mostly built above bridges or inside the mountains. Along the High Speed Train trip travels from Chongqing to Chengdu, you can have a fantastic mountain, bridge, and river view, making you a wonderful feeling of what life is like for the Chinese living outside of the city center.
Totally, there are 82 trains that travel from Chongqing to Chengdu every day, including 8 normal trains (K, Z, T trains) and 74 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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Traveling from Chongqing to Chengdu is quite an easy thing. With a total length of 319km, the whole Chongqing Chengdu High Speed Train Journey only takes about 2 hours. You can easily find your perfect meet trains for there are more than 70 High Speed Trains for you to choose from every day. The trains can depart from Chongqing West Railway Station (重庆西站), Chongqing North Railway Station(重庆北站) and Shapingba Railway Station(重庆沙坪坝火车站). Among the High Speed Trains, about 8 of them make stopover at Dazu South Railway Station (大足南站), from where you can get to Dazu Rock Carvings if you are interested in.
Location: No.168, Fengzhong Road, Shapingba District, Chongqing (重庆市沙坪坝区凤中路168号-重庆西站)
The newly-built Chongqing West Railway Station is about 17.9km from the famous tourist site Jiefangbei (解放碑), and 20.5km from the Chaotianmen Port (朝天门码头). There are also sightseeing buses traveling from Chongqing West Railway Station to Ciqikou (重庆磁器口古镇). Learn more about Chongqing West Railway Station>
About 30 High Speed Trains depart from Chongqing West Railway Station to Chengdu every day. The first Train departs at 7:40, while the last train departs at 21:17.
Location: No.51, Kunlun Road, Yubei District, Chongqing (重庆市渝北区昆仑大道51号-重庆北站)
Due to its complex arrangement of North Square and South Square, Chongqing North Railway Station is almost consisted of two train stations. The South part of it is available for the normal trains (K, T, Z trains), while High Speed Trains (G & D trains) can only be found at the North part. Learn more about Chongqing North Railway Station>
About 34 High Speed High Speed Trains depart from Chongqing West Railway Station to Chengdu every day. The first Train departs at 7:58, while the last train departs at 21:07.
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)
Though Shapingba Railway Station is the smallest railway station in Chongqing, it has meet every basic meet of using, including baby care room, barrier-free washroom, self-helping water dispenser and express buses to airport directly. Learn more about Chongqing Shapingba Railway Station>
About 10 High Speed High Speed Trains (all G Trains) depart from Chongqing Shapingba Railway Station to Chengdu every day. The first Train departs at 10:00, while the last train departs at 20:16.
Location: No.4, Qingyijiang Road, Chenghua District, Chengdu, Sichuan (四川省成都市成华区青衣江路4号-成都东站)
Chengdu East Railway Station is the most frequently used High Speed Train station in Sichuan. Unlike the mountain city Chongqing, Chengdu is definitely a “plain city”. Thus, it is much easier for you to travel around the city. Traveling by metro after arrived at the Chengdu East Railway Station is the best recommended way for you. Check more about Chengdu East Railway Station>
About 10 High Speed High Speed Trains depart from Chongqing West Railway Station to Chengdu every day. The first Train departs at 10:00, while the last train departs at 20:16.
Location: No.1 Zhandong Road, Jinniu District, Northern Chengdu (成都市金牛区站东路1号-成都站)
Do not be confused by Chengdu Railway Station and “Huochebeizhan”, they are the same train station. For the locals, they prefer to describe Chengdu Railway Station as “Huochebeizhan”. However, Chengdu Railway Station and Chengdu North Railway Station are not the same station though Bei means North in English. Check more about Chengdu Railway Station>
About 10 High Speed High Speed Trains arrived at Chengdu Railway Station from Chongqing every day. The first Train arrived at 10:00, while the last train departs at 20:16.
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 trian>
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 Chongqing and Chengdu city, 3 days will be sufficient. You can spend one day in Chongqing going to the leisure and food heaven Hongya Cave, taking a light rail that goes through a 11-storey block of flats, visiting Three Gorges Museum, and traveling up to E’ling Park to embrace the impressive panorama of Chongqing City. On the next day, take a high speed train to Chengdu. Then meet 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.
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