Besides the numerous air connections with domestic cities, the city also has links with international destinations. The Jiangbei International Airport is 21km from the city center and is accessible from the city via express way. The following is the air schedule for some of the most important flights.
The city is linked by the Chengyu (Chengdu-Chongqing) railway, Chuanqian (Chongqing-Guiyang)railway and Xiangyu (Xiangfan-Chongqing) railway, and has further links with the national railway system. It is very convenient to travel to and from Chongqing by train. The Chongqing train station is located in the city center.
Chongqing has a sound road system and it is quite convenient to get to Chongqing from Chengdu which is around 450km away. The two cities have express ways linking them and it costs RMB150 and takes about 4-5 hours for the trip.
Chongqing is located beside the legendary Yangtze river and has long been an important inner land harbour. In the past, boat was the only possible way to travel to Chongqing.
Today, despite severe competition from trains and planes, water transportation is still favored by many travelers both because of the comfort, leisure and the great views along the waterways. Although a boat ticket is cheaper, it is also much slower.
The city boasts an established network of city transport, dozens of public bus routes run between 5:30am and 9:00pm. There are also numerous minibuses and other buses available.
It is said that tourist in Chongqing is easy to get lost due to the may hills and valleys and the two rivers, so bus has been a convenient vehicle. Ticket prices run between RMB1 and RMB2. the fare for some buses depands on distance traveled.
Taxis in Chongqing are relatively cheap. The fare tart at RMB5 with an additional RMB1.8 per kilometer. After mid-night, they start at 5.9 RMB with an additional 2.3 RMB per kilometer. Make sure you know how to say where you want to go to in Chinese, carry the address on a piece of paper, or go with a Chinese person. Few taxi drivers speak English.
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