Chongqing to Dazu: Bus, Taxi & Private Car

Those exquisite rock carving pieces made on cliffs always drive us crazy - what amazing man-made art galleries! And Chongqing Dazu Rock Carving is one of the top 8 Rock Carving Tourist Sites in the world. It is also a valuable UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is no excuse not to visit this attraction if in Chongqing. However, how to get from Chongqing to Dazu Rock Carving? Check this Chongqing Dazu Transportation Guide to get the answers and find your best travel way!

Where is Dazu Rock Carving & How to Get There?

Dazu Rock Carving is not merely one carving tourist site but a large group of rock carving sites. These rock carving tourist sites distributed in 75 places in the whole Dazu District of Chongqing, while the most popular and most famous ones are the Baodingshan Rock Carvings, Beishan Rock Carvings, Nanshan Rock Carvings, Shizhuanshan Rock Carvings and Shimenshan Rock Carvings.

Dazu District Center Area is about 95km away from Chongqing downtown, and the main tourist area of Dazu Rock Carving is about 11km northeast of the center of Dazu District. If you take a private car to visit Dazu Rock Carving, you can get from Chongqing to the scenic area directly. It takes about 1.5-2 hours for the direct private car ride. Aside from private car, you can also take train or bus to Dazu district first and then change to a taxi or another bus to the scenic area. The train ride needs about 25-45 minutes to Dazu South Railway Station. The bus trip takes 2 hours around to Dazu Bus Station. Getting from Dazu South Railway Station to Dazu Rock Carving takes about 2.5-3 hours by bus or 1 hour by taxi. And it takes about 1 hour’ bus ride or 0.5 hours’ taxi ride to go to Dazu Rock Carving from Dazu Bus Station.

Chongqing to Dazu Map

Chongqing to Dazu Map


Chongqing to Dazu Private Car (Top Recommended)

Time Needed: 1.5-2 hours

It wastes you much time if you go from Chongqing to Dazu Rock Carving by bus or train. The one-way bus/train ride alone takes you more than 2.5 hours, let alone it may take you hours to find the right bus/train stations in both Chongqing side and Dazu side. Therefore, go to Dazu from Chongqing by private car must be the most hassle-free option. It takes only 1.5-2 hours by private car.

We China Discovery also offer convenient private car service from Chongqing to Dazu. Once you booking such a service, your English-speaking tour guide will be waiting for you at your hotel. And your local driver will escort you directly to Dazu Rock Carving in speed and convenience. Besides, the appealing legends behind the rock carving statues are more attractive than the carving itself. During the whole Dazu tour, your guide will accompany you all the way, telling you interesting legends of the rock carving statues and sharing you some insider tips. If you need such a service, please feel free to send us your group size, traveling date and time for enquiry.

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Chongqing to Dazu Train + Taxi/Bus - Not Really Recommended

  • Step 1: Train from Chongqing West Railway Station/Chongqing North Railway Station/Shapingba to Dazu South Railway Station (25-45 minutes’ train ride)
  • Step 2: Taxi or bus from Dazu South Railway Station to Dazu Rock Carving (2.5-3 hours’ bus ride or 1 hour’ taxi ride)
  • Time Needed: >2 hours

There are about 9 daily bullet trains running from Chongqing to Dazu, including about 4 trains from Chongqing West Railway Station, 3 trains from Chongqing North Railway Station and 2 trains from Shapingba Railway Station. The trains arrive at Dazu South Railway Station after about 25-45 minutes.

After arriving at Dazu South Railway Station, you can hop on No.204 bus or No.206 bus to Dazu District Center Area first, and then travel to Dazu Rock Carving by taxi or No.205 bus. It takes about 2.5 hours from Dazu South Railway Station to Dazu Rock Carving by bus. You can also take a taxi to Dazu Rock Carving from Dazu South Railway Station directly. The taxi ride needs 1 hour around and about 150RMB.

Check Chongqing to Dazu Train and Dazu to Chongqing Train to know the real-time train schedules, tickets, etc.

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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)

Chongqing North Railway Station Address: No. 51 #8 Kunlun Avenue, Yubei District, Chongqing (重庆市渝北区昆仑大道51号附8号,重庆北站)

Shapingba Railway Station Address: No.222, Tielu Ercun, Huangjueping, Jiulongpo District(黄桷坪铁路二村龙吟路附近,沙坪坝火车站)

Dazu South Railway Station Address: Liehuo Village, Youting County, Dazu District, Chongqing (重庆市大足区邮亭镇烈火村,大足南站)

Warm tip: The above train and bus info is only for your reference. Sometimes, the departure station, time, duration, bus, etc. may be changed according to real-time situation.


Chongqing to Dazu Bus + Taxi/Bus - The Cheapest but Most Time-wasting

  • Step 1: Bus from Chongqing Bus Station/Chenjiaping Bus Station to Dazu Bus Station (about 2 hours’ bus ride)
  • Step 2: Step 2: Bus or taxi from Dazu Bus Station to Dazu Rock Carving (about 1 hour’s bus ride or 0.5 hour’s taxi ride)
  • Time Needed: >2.5 hours

Every day from 7:20am to 16:30pm, there are about 12 scheduled buses travelling from Chongqing Bus Station to Dazu Bus Station. Chenjiaping Bus Station has about 5 morning buses for the travel too. It takes about 2 hours for the bus ride. And once arriving at Dazu Bus Station in Dazu District Center Area, you can ask a taxi or catch the No.205 bus to visit Dazu Rock Carving. It will take you about half an hour if you choose the taxi and about one hour by bus.

Chongqing Bus Station Address: No.6, Caiyuan Road, Yuzhong district, Chongqing (重庆市渝中区菜袁路6号菜袁火车站旁边,重庆汽车站)

Chenjiaping Bus Station Address: No 39, Shiyang Road, Jiulongpo District, Chongqing (重庆是市九龙坡区石杨路39号,杨家坪汽车站)

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Warm tips: 1) Some other bus stations in Chongqing also have 1~5 buses from Chongqing to Dazu every day, like Chongqing Chaotianmen Bus Terminal (重庆朝天门汽车总站), Chongqing Longtousi Coach South Station (重庆龙头寺长途汽车南站), etc. However, Chongqing Bus Satiation and Chenjiaping Bus Station have more scheduled buses every day. 2) The above bus info is only for your reference. Sometimes, the departure station, time, duration, etc. may be changed according to real-time situation.


How to Plan a Dazu Rock Carving Tour?

Tourists usually spend about one whole day to explore the brilliant Buddhist culture and splendid rock carving artworks in Dazu Rock Carving. On that day, they usually travel from Chongqing downtown to the scenic area first, and then visit the best-preserved rock carving works at Baodingshan Rock Carvings and Beishan Rock Carvings. After the Dazu tour, they will get back to Chongqing downtown.

Before or after heading to Wulong, you can spend 1-2 days to discover the unique “Mountain City” Chongqing. You can pay a visit to Liziba Metro Station to take videos for the house-crossing Light Rail Transit trains, stroll the flagstone-paved streets at Ciqikou Ancient Town, or enjoy the amazing night view scenery of Hongya Cave

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Travel Dazu Rock Carving with China Discovery

Feel annoying about visiting Dazu Rock Carving by yourself? Travel with China Discovery and let us take care of everything for you! Our local drivers will escort you to Dazu from your hotel in Chongqing directly. And our English-speaking tour guide will accompany you all the way, showing you the best travelling route and telling you beautiful stories of the stone statues.

The tour can be tailor-made according to your group size, time, physical condition, plan, interest, budget and every special need. Please feel free to contact us if you need any help!

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