Chongqing is located in the intersection of the central and the western regions in China. Chongqing is known for its rapid development in railway, waterway, highway, and airway and pipeline transportation. In addition, it is also widely acknowledged as the largest industrial and economic centre in south-western China, Chongqing City is a popular destination for travelers.
Get in Chongqing
There are three civil airports in Chongqing which are Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport, Wanzhou Wuqiao Airport (regional airport, which is located in the Three Gorges Reservoir area), and Chongqing Qianjiang ZhouBai Airport (under construction). Jiangbei Airport is located in Lianglu Town of Yubei District in Chongqing which is approximately 23 km from the city centre.
There are six railway lines in Chongqing, and they are Chengdu-Chongqing Railway Line, Sichuan-Guizhou Railway Line, Xiangfan-Chongqing Railway Line, Chongqing-Huaihua Railway Line, Suining-Chongqing Railway Line and Wanzhou-Dazhou Railway Line.
Furthermore, there are three train terminals in Chongqing City, including Chongqing Railway Station, North Railway Station (formerly known as the Longtousi Station) and South Railway Station. The Chongqing Railway Station is located in Yuzhong District; The North Railway Station is located in Yubei District which was built in 2006 with a better environment and internal facilities. The only flaw of the North Railway Station is that it is far away from the city centre and the traffic is not very convenient; The South Railway Station is located in Yangjiaping.
From 2005, there was no ordinary liner from Chongqing city to other cities along the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River except a daily passenger liner to Yichang city departed at 22:00. The boarding address is "Chongqing Port Passenger Station" in Chaotianmen Dock where buses such as NO. 401, 102, 120, 262, 272 are located. Imagine what a great time it would be to enjoy the sight of the Three Gorges and the natural scenery along the way to Yichang, you will love it!
There are about eight bus stations in Chongqing which makes travelling from here very convenient.
Get Around Chongqing
The regular fare of taxi in Chongqing is 8 yuan for the first 3 kilometers. For distance over 3 kilometers, the fare will rise by 0.90 yuan/500 meters.
Chongqing owns 2 light rails to connect different districts of the city. Chongqing’s metro lines are under construction, and the fare will be 2 yuan for 0-6 km, 3 yuan for 6-11 km, 4 yuan for 11-17 km and so forth.