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Chengdu and Chongqing are two popular tourist cities in the southwestern region of China. Each of them offers much to see & do. The most notable highlight of Chengdu must be the adorable pandas in Chengdu downtown. Besides, the world-famous Leshan Giant Buddha, Mount Emei and Jiuzhaigou National Park are also only several hours away from Chengdu. And Chongqing is a vital starting/ending city for tourists dreaming long for Yangtze River cruise.
Travelers love to visit Chengdu and Chongqing in one trip because the two cities are quite close! Driving from one of them to the other needs only about 4 hours. How to go from Chengdu to Chongqing after the happy time with lovely pandas? This transportation guide will show you all the available ways and give you the best recommends.
Chengdu is about 265km northwest of Chongqing. At present, tourists can go from Chengdu to Chongqing by high speed train, taxi and private car. There is no flight running between the two cities, because they are so close. And due to there are more than 70 bullet trains running between the two cities every day, travelers usually choose to travel by train rather than taxi or private car. The train ride takes about 1.5-2.5 hours.
Chengdu to Chongqing Map
From: Chengdu East Railway Station
To: Chongqing North Railway Station or Chongqing West Railway Station
Duration: 1.5-2.5 hours
Every day from about 7:30am to 22:00pm, you can usually easily find a high-speed train from Chengdu to Chongqing. These trains depart from Chongqing East Railway Station and arrive at Chongqing North Railway Station or Chongqing West Railway Station after about 1.5-2.5 hours’ running. You can select the arrival train station according to the distance and transportation from the train station to your hotel. Usually, Chongqing North Railway Station is more recommended, because it is a little bit closer to Chongqing downtown than Chongqing West Railway Station. And it can be reached by metro lines, while Chongqing West Railway Station cannot.
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Chengdu East Railway Station is about 9km away from Chengdu City center. It is now can be reached by taxi, Chengdu metro line 7 and metro line 2. Getting from city center to Chengdu East Railway Station by metro or taxi needs about 0.5 hour’ ride. Usually, you are suggested to arrive at Chengdu East Railway Station at least half an hour in advance to catch your train. Leave yourself more time if you happen to go there during weekends or holidays. Check more info of Chengdu East Railway Station if you are in need.
Chongqing North Railway Station is now the business train station in Chongqing. It is also the most famous one in Chongqing because of its separate South Square and North Square. The two squares are separated and needs about half an hour to walk from one to another. Usually, the bullet trains from Chengdu to Chongqing make stops at the North Square. To get to/from the North Square of Chongqing North Railway Station, you can ride a taxi or Chongqing Light Rail Transit Line 10. Check more info of Chongqing North Railway Station if you are in need.
Chongqing West Railway Station is the newest and largest train station in Chongqing. You can get to/from this train station by taxi. Driving from Chongqing West Railway Station to Chongqing downtown needs about 0.5-1 hour. Check more info of Chongqing West Railway Station if you are in need.
Since Chengdu and Chongqing are so close, it is also available to ride a taxi or private car for the travel. However, taking a taxi or private car may charge you much more money than catching a high-speed train. Therefore, you are highly suggested to travel from Chengdu to Chongqing by train.
A Chengdu Chongqing tour always includes sweet time with adorable pandas and short explores of the two very close but totally different cities. Such a Chengdu Chongqing tour needs 3~6 days around.
For the tourists who have more days and want to add more natural surprises to their tour, they will also indulge themselves in Jiuzhaigou National Park and Yangtze River. Besides the cute pandas and picturesque scenery, such a tour will be a really unique experience to meet both the speeding house-crossing metro trains and slowly moving cruise ships in one trip.
If you are culture lovers, you will be very interested for the up-close visits to Leshan Giant Buddha and Mount Emei near Chengdu. And then you will see world-class Buddha Statues mounted to the cliff on the riverside and the giant Gilded Bronze Buddhist Statue on the very top of Mount Emei.
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