Chaotianmen Dock, as the vital and only Yangtze River cruise port in Chongqing, is usually the first stop for travelers who are going to board or get off their Yangtze River ships. Upstream cruise travelers usually disembark from the ship at about 8:00am at Chaotianmen Dock. Downstream cruise travelers usually start their Yangtze trip at Chaotianmen Dock at about 21:00pm.
For downstream cruise travelers, how to get from Chongqing Train Stations to Chaotianmen Dock to board their Yangtze River cruise ships? And for upstream cruise travelers, how to travel to Chongqing Train Stations after getting off the ship at Chaotianmen Dock? How long it takes to Chaotianmen Dock from each train station in Chongqing? This Chongqing Train Stations & Chaotianmen Dock Transportation Guide will show you everything about that, including the location, distance, travel ways, time and tips.
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Chongqing has altogether 4 mostly used train stations, namely Chongqing Railway Station (重庆站), Chongqing North Railway Station (重庆北站), Chongqing West Railway Station (重庆西站), and Shapingba Railway Station (沙坪坝站). The closest train station to Chaotianmen is Chongqing Railway Station, which is only about 6km away (about 20 minutes’ drive). Chongqing West Railway Station is the farthest one, which needs almost 1 hour’ drive by car (22km). Chongqing Shapingba Railway Station is about 16km from Chaotianmen Dock. Driving from Shapingba Railway Station to Chaotianmen Dock needs about 40 minutes. Driving from Chongqing North Railway Station to Chaotianmen Dock takes about 35 minutes.
Due to the Chaotianmen Metro Station is still under construction and the strict traffic control at Chaotianmen Dock, the best way to go from these train stations to Chaotianmen Dock is by car or taxi, especially for tourists with heavy luggage.
Important: Downstream Yangtze River cruise ships from Chongqing to Yichang usually depart from Chaotianmen Dock at about 21:00pm and you are required to board your ship during 18:00pm~21:00pm. Thus, we suggest the downstream cruises travelers to book trains arriving at Chongqing before 18:00pm (before 17:00pm if you travel from Chongqing West Railway Station). For the upstream cruises tourists who want to catch trains at Chongqing after the ship journey, you are suggested to book a train departing from Chongqing after 11:00am (after 11:30am if you are going to catch trains at Chongqing West Railway Station).
Chaotianmen Dock Address: Chaotianmen Wharf, Changjiang Binjiang Rd, Yuzhong Dist., Chongqing, 400064, China （重庆市渝中区长滨路17号，朝天门码头）
Get from Chongqing Train Stations to Chaotianmen Dock Map
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Chongqing Railway Station is also called Caiyuanba Railway Station (菜园坝火车站) by locals. This station and Chaotianmen Dock are both located at Yuzhong District at the junction of Yangtze River and Jialing River. Chaotianmen sits right at the confluence of two rivers, while Chongqing Railway Station is settled on the Yangtze River side. The driving distance between Chongqing Train Station and Chaotianmen Dock is about 6km. Driving from one side to the other needs about 20 minutes.
At present, only several normal trains from Beijing, Mount Wudang, etc. make stops at Chongqing Railway Station.
Warm Tip: We suggest the downstream Yangtze River cruises travelers to book trains arriving at Chongqing Railway Station before at least 18:00pm. For the upstream cruises tourists who want to catch trains at Chongqing Railway Station after the ship journey, you are suggested to book a train departing from Chongqing Railway Station after at least 11:00am.
Chongqing North Railway Station is the most complex train station in Chongqing. It has two separate squares. Walking from one square to the other needs 30 minutes around. You can also take Chongqing Light Rail Transit Line 10 (metro line 10) to travel between the two squares. At present, Chongqing North Railway Station is one of the most frequently used train stations in Chongqing City. It provides service for trains from Shanghai, Nanjing, Lanzhou, Chengdu, Xiamen, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, etc.
The driving distance from Chaotianmen to both South Square and North Square of Chongqing North Railway Station are 11km. It takes about 35 minutes by car.
Warm Tip: 1) We suggest the downstream Yangtze River cruises travelers to book trains arriving at Chongqing North Railway Station before at least 18:00pm. For the upstream cruises tourists who want to catch trains at Chongqing North Railway Station after the ship journey, you are suggested to book a train departing from Chongqing North Railway Station after at least 11:00am. 2) You are highly suggested to check your departure or arrival square in advance if you are going to catch/get off trains at Chongqing North Railway Station. Check more about Chongqing North Railway Station >>
Chongqing West Railway Station is the newest and largest Railway Station in Chongqing. It runs trains to/from Shanghai, Xian, Guiyang, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Changsha, Kunming, Shenzhen, etc.
Travel from Chongqing West Railway Station to Chaotianmen needs about 1 hour around. However, sometimes there are some traffic jams around this newly-built station. Therefore, you are suggested to leave yourself at least half an hour more for the travel if your trains arriving at/departing from Chongqing West Railway Station. Check more about Chongqing West Railway Station >>
Warm Tip: We suggest the downstream Yangtze River cruises travelers to book trains arriving at Chongqing West Railway Station before at least 17:00pm. For the upstream cruises tourists who want to catch trains at Chongqing West Railway Station after the ship journey, you are suggested to book a train departing from Chongqing West Railway Station after at least 11:30am.
Compared with Chongqing North Railway Station and Chongqing West Railway Station, there are less scheduled trains making stops at Shapoingba Railway Station. However, some trains from/to Chengdu also depart from/arrive at this station.
It takes about 40 minutes to drive from Shapingba Railway Station to Chaotianmen Dock and vice versa. Check more about Shapingba Railway Station if you are in need.
Warm Tip: We suggest the downstream Yangtze River cruises travelers to book trains arriving at Chongqing Shapingba Railway Station before at least 18:00pm. For the upstream cruises tourists who want to catch trains at Chongqing Shapingba Railway Station after the ship journey, you are suggested to book a train departing from Chongqing Shapingba Railway Station after at least 11:00am.
85% of Chongqing tourists love traveling Chongqing City and Yangtze River together. Usually, all the downstream Yangtze River cruise ships depart from Chongqing Chaotianmen Port at about 21:00pm and upstream cruise ships arrives at 8:00am around in the morning, leaving you enough time to have a one-day short explore of Chongqing city.
During your one-day Chongqing tour, you can have some sweet moments with adorable pandas in Chongqing Zoo or spend some leisure hours to explore the history of Yangtze River at Three Gorges Museum. Besides, famous Hongya Cave embedded to the cliffs on the riverside and alive Ciqikou Ancient Town in the downtown area are also highly recommended. For more detailed info of trip plan, you could check our hottest Chongqing Yangtze River Cruise tour for your reference: 4 Days Chongqing Essence Tour with Yangtze Cruise (Downstream) >>
For the visitors have more days in Chongqing, you are also suggested to extend your Chongqing tour to Wulong Karst Landscape or Dazu Rock Carving, which are about 2~4 hour's drive away from Chongqing city center.
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