Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Chongqing Transportaion

Chongqing is one of the five major cities in China. Transportation of this city is important because of its location along Yangtze River at the junction of Central and Southwestern China.. Travellers can reach this city by air, long distance buses and by trains.
The city has three airports but Jiangbei International Airport is the largest and busiest one holding IATA Code as CKG. The airport serves 83 local and 37 international destinations. City downtown is 13 km away from airport from where the airport is connected by shuttle bus and subway line. Train network of China is now well developed and has latest facilities. The city serves around 140 scheduled trains through the railway hub enabling the passengers to reach all Chinese capital cities except Yinchuan which is capital of Ningxia. A train connects Tibet from here too. 

There are 8 express ways that connect Chongqing with other cities. The city being a large one, is smartly connected to outside through six long distance bus stations located in various parts.  As the city is on upstream of Yangtze River, shipping in the river is part of travel. A passenger ship travels daily to and from Yichang that takes 40 hours. Besides this people travel in speedboats between Yichang and Wanzhou District of Chongqing. These boats take 5 to 6 hours. There are several luxury cruises starting from here exploring the splendid river reaching a civil engineering marvel named Three Gorges Dam.

As much as 500 city buses ply on city roads, charging one to ten Yuans depending on distance travelled. There are four sub-way lines connecting nine districts of this city. Four more sun-way lines are also under construction, so the network will further expand facilitating the travellers.

Taxis are another option to reach anywhere in the city and even beyond reaching city suburbs. Taxis can be booked in advance on phone and some on internet for further convenience as during peak hours getting a taxi can be problematic. For safe and reliable transportation, book for Chongqing airport transfers online.

There are several conventional vehicles available but Yangtze River Cable Car as well as escalators are further addition to city transportation. Cable cars are now used for sightseeing while Lianglukou Huangguan Escalator links Chongqing and Lianglukou Railway Stations becomes a unique travel facility.