Xian Chongqing High Speed Train

Xian Chongqing High Speed Railway has been put into operation since December 6th, 2017, together with the Xian Chengdu High Speed Railway. This high speed train route, with a highest designing speed of 350km/h and a length of about 733km, cuts the railway transferring time between Xian (西安) and Chongqing (重庆) down into only about 5 hours. Compared to the normal trains of 9.5-11.5 hours, this new high speed rail of provides great news to local people and visitors.

Available high speed trains undoubtedly make a Xian Chongqing tour much easier. It is quite convenient to take a high speed train to Chongqing to explore the wonderful Karst landscape and UNESCO Heritage Sites after your inspiring trip to Terracotta Warriors and Horses and other historical sites in Xian. Moreover, you could plan a comfortable downstream Yangtze River Cruise from Chongqing to Yichang. Check the detailed Xian Chongqing High Speed Train Route Map:

Xian Chongqing High Speed Train Schedules

● Xian to Chongqing

From To Frequency (day) Operating Hours Duration Detailed Schedule >
Xian North Chongqing West / Chongqing West over 15 about 08:05-18:50 about 5-6 hours

● Chongqing to Xian

From To Frequency (day) Operating Hours Duration Detailed Schedule >
Chongqing West / Chongqing West Xian North over 15 about 07:00-18:30 about 5-6.5 hours

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Other Recommended Sections on Xian Chongqing High Speed Railway

Starting from Xian North Railway Station, the high speed trains will stop at about 10 midway cities before reaching Chongqing North Railway Station or Chongqing West Railway Station. Some travelers will stop at some stations and explore the cities or the attractions nearby. Please check the train time schedule of each one popular railway section:

From - To Frequency (day) Operating Hours Duration
Xian - Guangyuan over 45 G trains and D trains about 07:10-19:00 about 2-2.5 hours
Xian - Langzhong over 5 G trains and D trains about 08:30-19:00 about 3-3.5 hours
Xian - Chengdu over 35 G trains and D trains about 07:10-19:10 about 3-4.5 hours
Chongqing- Chengdu over 70 G trains, D trains and C trains about 07:00-22:00 about 1.5-2.5 hours
Chongqing - Langzhong over 5 G trains and D trains about 07:50-16:40 about 2 hours
Chongqing - Guangyuan over 15 G trains and D trains about 07:00-18:30 about 2.5-4 hours

Please Note: This information of time and duration might changes slightly, be free to contact us for the up-to-date schedule.

What to See along Xian Chongqing High Speed Railway

From Ancient Capital City Xian to Mountain City Chongqing, you will get a lot to see along Xian Chongqing High Speed Railway. The most exciting highlights must be exploring China’s long history in Xian and a luxurious Yangtze River Cruise from Chongqing. Besides, traveling with Xian Chongqing High Speed Railway permits you to probe into the interesting Three Kingdoms culture. Chengdu, Guangyuan and Langzhong are popular cities to learn the stories of Liubei, Zhugaoliang, Zhangfei, etc. Moreover, you can visit the adorable giant pandas if you travel to Chengdu.

Xian

Want to learn China’s thousands of years’ history and brilliant culture? Xian is a must-be-visited city. Its landmark Terracotta Warriors and Horses is not only Xian’s premier sight, but also one of the most attractive archaeological finds in the world. The life-size army has stood guard over the soul of Qin Shihuang – China’s first emperor for 2,000 years. Visiting Shaanxi History Museum gives you a feeling of a comprehensive stroll through this ancient capital city. From the informative museum, you will enjoy many treasured collections. It is also strongly recommended to have a biking on the Xian Ancient City Wall and experience the old flavor of this city. If you are interested some local delicious food and snacks, don’t miss Muslim Quarter. In addition, the 1,300 years old Giant Wild Goose Pagoda and Grand Mosque worth a short visit as well.

Useful links:

Xian Travel Guide | Popular Xian Tour Packages | Things to Do in Xian

Xian North Railway Station

Address: Lijiajie Village, Weiyang District, Xian (西安市未央区李家街村 西安北站); about 20km to the downtown, 15km to Ancient City Wall and 50km to Terracotta Warriors.

Transportation: Xian North Railway Station can be reached by metro Line 2, by which you can easily transfer between the hotel in the downtown and the railway station. Ancient City Wall, Bell Tower and Muslim Quarter are all close to the downtown. If you want to travel to Terracotta Warriors directly, the best ways is by driving or taking a taxi which takes about 1 hour. > Check more about Xian North Railway Station.

Xian Ancient City Wall

Xian Ancient City Wall

Xian North Railway Station

Xian North Railway Station

Guangyuan

Guangyuan (广元), located in northern Sichuan, is an important strategic city in the history. Many stories of Three Kingdoms took place in Guangyuan, so you can visit many historical sites, like Jianmen Pass, Cuiyun Corridor, Zhaohua Ancient City, etc. One top attraction around Guangyuan is Jianmen Pass, which is honored as the No.1 Impregnable Pass in the world. An old saying goes that the conquest of Jianmen Pass means the conquest of Sichuan. . Many people regard Cuiyun Corridor as a good shade from the hot summer. In Cuiyun Corridor, you can see many cypresses with various unique appearances. Apart from its strategic status, Guangyuan is also the hometown to Wuzetian, China’s only legitimate female emperor. Huangze Temple is dedicated to Wu Zetian. You can admire many carvings in the temple.

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Guangyuan Railway Station

Address: Zetian Road, Lizhou District, Guangyuancity (四川省广元市利州区则天路 广元站); about 1km to Huangze Temple, about 10km to the downtown, about 60km to Jianmen Pass and about 65km to Cuiyun Corridor.

Transportation: Guangyuan Railway Station is not far from the city center of Guangyuan, so you can easily take a public bus to the downtown. Before that, you are suggested to take a short visit to Huangze Temple which is just 1km away. From Guangyuan Railway Station to Jianmen Pass, you take a high speed train or normal train to Jianmenguan Railway Station, and then take a public bus the Jianmen Pass.

Jianmen Pass

Jianmen Pass

Guangyuan Railway Station

Guangyuan Railway Station

Langzhong

Langzhong, with a history of over 2,000 years, is ancient city in northeastern Sichuan. Listed in the Four Great Ancient Cities in China with Lijian Ancient City, Pingyao Ancient City and Huizhou Ancient City, Langzhong Ancient City features in well-preserved flagstone streets, black-tile roofs, and memorial temples. Langzhong Ancient City is also a famous city of Fengshui (Geomantic Omen). It was constructed completely according to the astronomical theory and geomantic omens of the Tang Dynasty. Top attractions in Langzhong Ancient City include Zhang Fei Temple, Examination House, Museum of Geomancy and Zhongtian Tower. Visiting them, you can explore Fengshui Culture, Imperial Examinations and Three-kingdom culture and enjoy a bird’s eye-view of the whole city.

Note: Not all Xian Chongqing High Speed Trains will pass Langzhong.

Langzhong Railway Station

Address: Jinyinguan Village, Jiangnan Town, Langzhong City (四川省南充市阆中市江南镇金银观村 阆中站); about 5km to Langzhong Ancient City

Transportation: Since no available subway and public buses run between Langzhong Railway Station directly, you can transfer with a taxi to Langzhong Ancient Town directly. It takes only about 20 minutes.

Langzhong Ancient City

Langzhong Ancient City

Langzhong Railway Station

Langzhong Railway Station

Chengdu

Instead of Langzhong, some Xian Chongqing High Speed Trains pass through Chengdu – the land of abundance and the hometown to giant pandas. There are many relaxing teahouse culture and tasty local food to enjoy as well. Chengdu Panda Base is the hottest attraction in Chengdu. Try to visit the panda base in the morning and you can have a close contact with the most active pandas. Besides, Chengdu offers many things to do. If you want to experience the local life, have a walk in Renmin Park or Wangjianglou Park. If you are interested in the history and culture of Chengdu, you can visit Wuhou Temple and Jinsha Site Museum. If you like Sichuan food and snacks, you can turn to Sichuan Cuisine Museum and Jinli Old Street. You are also advised to watch Sichuan Opera which is quite interesting.

Chengdu is a good gateway city to the surrounded UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Dujiangyan Irrigation System, Mount Qingcheng, Leshan Giant Buddha, Mount Emei, Jiuzhaigou Valley and Huanglong National Geologic Park.

Useful links:

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Chengdu East Railway Station

Address: Qingyijiang Rd, Chenghua District, Eastern Chengdu (成都市成华区青衣江路 - 成都东站); about 9km to downtown Chengdu, 18km to Giant Panda Base.

Transportation: Chengdu East Railway Station is equipped with very developed transportation system. By metro Line 2, you can get to Tianfu Square (city center) directly. With an easy transfer, you can get to Cheng Giant Panda Base easily as well. Besides, there are available public buses, taxies and airport shuttle buses.

Sichuan Opera

Sichuan Opera Highlight: Face Changing

Chengdu East Railway Station

Chengdu East Railway Station

Chongqing

Chongqing, also called Mountain City, is popular tourist destination with featured charm. The hot pot is a visiting card of Chongqing which always activates your appetite and makes you fall in love with it after your first try. If you love nature, you can’t miss the uncanny karst landscape in Wulong, like Qingkou Tiankeng Scenic Area, Three Natural Bridges, Furong Cave, Longshui Gorge, etc. Of course, Dazu Rock Carvings is a must if you want get a glimpse of the Buddha instructions of behavior in daily life. For those who just want a short stay in the city area, Ciqikou Ancient Town and Hongya Cave are recommended, especially at night.

Most foreign travelers get to Chongqing for a pleasurable downstream Yangtze River Cruise to Yichang. They will appreciate the gorgeous Three Gorges and the world largest Three Gorges Dam Project during the sailing.

Chongqing West Railway Station

Address: No.168, Fengzhong Road, Shapingba District of Chongqing City (重庆市沙坪坝区凤中路168号 重庆西站); about 20km to down town and about 20km to Chaotianmen Port.

Transportation: All high speed trains to or from Chongqing North Railway Station are operated by the North Square Station Hall. At present, there are two light rail lines passing through North Square of Chongqing North Railway Station, including Line 3 and Line 10. Both of them can bring you to the city center. Taking light rail Line 10, you can travel between the North Square of Chongqing North Railway Station and Chongqing Jiangbei Airport within 40 minutes conveniently. If you want to get to Chaotianmen Port, you are suggested to take a taxi.

Useful links:

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Morning View of Chongqing Chaotianmen Port

View of Chongqing Chaotianmen Port

Yantze River Cruise

Relaxing Yantze River Cruise

Chongqing West Railway Station

Chongqing North Railway Station

Tips for Booking and Taking Xian Chongqing High Speed Train

1. Seats choosing & price comparing

On Xian Chongqing high speed trains, there are three types of seats: the "Business Class Seats" like the first class seat in an aircraft and the most comfortable and expensive, with the price of 838RMB per person for D-trains and 1227RMB for G-trains, the "First Class Seats" of the middle class of 452RMB per person for D-trains and 654.5RMB for G-trains, and the "Second Class Seats" of the most economical class of 281.5RMB per person for D-trains and 409RMB for G-trains.

>> 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 Xian Chongqing 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 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.

>> Check more about boarding on & getting off a high speed train.

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.

>> Check more about facilities & service on high speed train.

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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