Travelling to Chongqing

By Air-Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport(重庆江北国际机场)

CKG (Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport) is a Chinese Civial Aviation regional hub located in the Yubei District, 19 kilometers from downtown. The airport services Southeast Asia, South Asia, Japan, South Korea, Europe and North America. It is one of the ten largest airport in China, the largest airport in West China, and one of the world's top 100 airports.

The airport has three terminals: Terminal 2, serves most domestic airlines and Terminal 3A all international flights, and, while Terminal 1 is currently closed for renovations, The new terminal, T3A and the third runway have been in use since 29 August, 2017.





Transportation around Chongqing

Chongqing’s public transport system of metro, buses and taxis make it easy to get around. To ride a bus or take metro around the city is convenient and inexpensive. Local buses are modern and air-conditioned. Taxis are another convenient alternative. If you want to try something a little different, you can hire a tricycle, bicycle or car to see the sights.


Metro (地铁)

The Metro of Qing Gui as it is known in Chongqing is a combination or mono rail and light rail with 4 of the 18 lines currently operating.

Line 1, the red line, runs from Chaotianmen, in downtown Chongqing, to university town in the west of Shapingba District.

Line 2, the green line, runs from Jiaochangkou in Jiefangbei, Yuzhong District to Yudong in southern Banan District.

Line 3, the blue line, runs from Yudong in the south to Jiangbei Airport in the north connecting Longtousi Intercity Bus Station, Chongqing North Railway Station, and Chongqing Caiyuanba Railway Station and Sigongli Bus Station in the south.

Line 6, the pink line, runs from Chayuan, Nan’an district in the south to Beibei and Yuelai, Beibei district in the north. Lijia is the interchange station for trains to Yuelai.

Lines 1, 2, 3 operate from 6:30--22:30 while line 6 operates from 7:02--20:30 from Hongtudi to Beibei and 7:41--20:25 from Lijia to Yuelai.



Buses are the most comprehensive and the cheapest form of transport and usually very convenient but traffic congestion can cause major delays for both buses and taxis. Bus stations are easy to locate with start and finish times for each service. Once you know the characters of your destination you can get around without too much trouble on the buses. All the metro interchange stations are marked. Some bus stations also have LED screens so passengers can see when the next bus will be along.

If you need help, ask a younger person on the street. They may just speak a little English and will not mind helping you out. You could also download and use Google map or Apple map app. But please guarantee that you got the VPN on your cellphone.


Chongqing's taxis are generally convenient but between 3 and 6 pm each day they may be hard to hail down even when displaying the free sign “空车”. Flag fall is 10RMB for the first 3 kms and 2RMB per km thereafter. Drivers frequently pick up multiple fares. Useful Expressions:

Driver please take me to……….Thanks