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As the railway transport hub of West China, Chongqing is very advanced in its three-dimensional transport system, having four major railway stations: Chongqing Railway Station, Chongqing North Railway Station, Chongqing West Railway Station and Chongqing South Railway Station.
Chongqing Railway Station is the oldest one of its kind in Chongqing, where the trains leave for the major cities of China. Most of them are ordinary trains, while the majority of the trains leaving from or for Chongqing North Railway Station are high-speed D-trains.
The major railway lines passing through Chongqing Railway Station include Xiangyang – Chongqing Railway, Chongqing – Guiyang Railway, and Chongqing – Huaihua Railway. It is about 4½ hours and 8½ hours from Chongqing Railway Station to Chengdu Railway Station and Guiyang Railway Station respectively.
There is another minor line, the Daiwang Railway, leaving for the Three Gorges Reservoir Area in Chongqing Railway Station. Over 28 pairs of trains run in and out of Chongqing Railway Station, and below is a list of the major train lines running from Chongqing Railway Station to the other railway stations in China:
|K2611, K1583, K2637, K543||Lanzhou||08:10 to 17:12||12 to 13 hours|
|K1583, K543||Urumqi||08:50 to 17:12||35 to 40 hours|
|K1004, K1064||Guang'an||21:10 to 21:36||2 to 3 hours|
Chongqing is one of the few cities in China that does not permit bicycles on the roads, and visitors can catch buses, light rail, cross-river cableways and ferries during a stay in Chongqing. The city transport at Chongqing Railway Station is, on the whole, advanced and convenient.
Located at 51 Kunlun Avenue, Yubei District, Chongqing, Chongqing North Railway Station can be reached by taking buses 210, 318, 402, 429, 462, 501, and 808 as well as metro line 3 from Chongqing Railway Station, and it takes about 40 minutes between the two sites.
Chongqing South Railway Station is located at 222, Tieluer Village, Jiulongpo District, Chongqing. Visitors can take bus 207 to Qianjin Road Stop from Chongqing Railway Station, and then transfer to bus 438 to Chongqing South Railway Station. It takes about one and a half hours between the two sites.
Chongqing West Railway Station was newly built in 2014 and was put into service in 2018, after 4 years of construction. This station mainly service high-speed trains to major cities include Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu, etc. It is around 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Chongqing Railway Station to Chongqing West Railway Station. Bus no. 325 can take you directly from Chongqing Station to Chongqing West.
Located at Binjiang Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing, Chaotianmen Wharf can be reached by taking buses 461 and 608 and metro line 1 from Chongqing Railway Station, from which visitors can enjoy a cruise along the Three Gorges to appreciate the natural beauty of Chongqing. Visitors can also take a taxi to the wharf from Chongqing Railway Station for a fare of 12 RMB.
Jiangbei Airport (Lianglu Town, Yubei District) is about 20 kilometers (12 miles) northeast of Chongqing Railway Station, and there are airport shuttle buses running between the two sites from 6:00am to 9:00pm daily, taking about 40 minutes to get there from the station. When leaving Chongqing Railway Station, visitors walk about 630 meters (2,067 feet) to Shangqing Temple by passing through Xiangyang Tunnel, and take an airport bus (with a ticket fee of 15 RMB per person) to Jiangbei Airport. Another alternative to get to Jiangbei Airport is by bus, and visitors can take buses 108 or 168 directly to Jiangbei Airport from Chongqing Railway Station. Subway line 3 can also be taken to get to Jiangbei Airport from Chongqing Railway Station.
Bus 503 takes visitors from Chongqing Railway Station to Ciqikou Old Town.
Bus 129 takes visitors from Chongqing Railway Station to Zhongshan Road, and then visitors can walk to the Dazu Grottoes.
Bus 207 takes visitors from Chongqing Railway Station to Miaoxiangou Stop, and then visitors can walk 500 meters (1,640 feet) to Chongqing Zoo.
Buses 402 and 463 take visitors directly to the Chongqing Liberation Monument from Chongqing Railway Station.