PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN CHONGQING



Transport IC Card

Chongqing’s public transport system of metro, buses and taxis make it easy to get around. If you live in Chongqing, it’s a good idea to invest in an IC card. It costs 25RMB and offers 10% off all public transport including the Yangtze River cable car, 5% to 15% discounts in restaurants including CSC, Dicos, CQ Food Republic, and bakeries like Qinyuan and Huashengyuan.

Card holders also receive discounts on entrance fees to city attractions like Huayan Temple, HuGuang Guild Hall and EXPO Park and amusement venues like HBC, JinYi Cinema, BONA, SPA as well as Happy Day KTV.

Chongqing Transport




Metro

Chongqing's metro system is very convenient. Wherever you live, there is most likely a Subway Station near your home, which is very convenient whether you are living or traveling here. Not to mention the cheap starting price at 2rmb! There's always traffic jams, so many locals usually commute by subway.

The metro consists of light rail and subway, which means that sometimes you will be in the air and sometimes you will be underground.

Line 1 - runs from Chaotianmen to university town in the west of Shapingba District.

Line 2 - runs from Jiaochangkou in Jiefangbei, Yuzhong District to Yudong in southern Banan District.

Line 3 - 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 5 - runs from International Expo Center to Dashiba

Line 6 - 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.

Line 10 - runs from Liyuchi to Wangjiazhuang

Line O - Chongqing Library to Haixialu

Operating Time: 6:30 - 22:30

For tickets: purchase IC card or one-way ticket


Notice: The time limit on the one-way ticket is 3 hours. If you get off at the wrong stop you can go to the manned ticket counter to pay the extra fees.
If you get off at the wrong stop you can go to the manned ticket counter to pay any extra fees.

Fun facts

Line 6 is 60 meters underground, making it the deepest station in the country. To get back up will take you 10 minutes by escalator.

Line 3 is the most popular route, especially at Guanyinqiao and Hongqihegou station. Prepare for it to be jam-packed with people during the rush hours.

Chongqing Transport




Taxi

Chongqing Taxi
Chongqing Taxi

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

“师(shī)傅(fù),请(qǐnɡ)带(dài)我(wǒ)去(qù)xxx,谢(xiè)谢(xiè)”。




Bus

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.




Ferry

Need to get to the heart of the city this weekend? Now you can get there by ferry and enjoy the landmarks and gorgeous views with the wind blowing through your hair. Why not give it a try this weekend?

Ferry Route 1: Danzishi Old Street - Chaotianmen – Jiangbeizui
Takes 10 min around, 1.5 km
Price: 5rmb/person
Ticket Office: Changjiahui (Landmark riverside park) Shopping Mall / Chaotianmen Ferry Terminal 4
Operating hours: 8:00 - 18:00
Nearby Sites:Danzishi Old Street, Chaotianmen Bridge, The Grand Theatre, Jiangbeizui, Qiansimen Bridge, Raffles City.

Ferry Route 2: Dazhulin – Chaotianmen
Takes 70 min around, 22 km
Price: Price: 20rmb/person
Ticket Office: CDazhulin, fengxituo Wharf 大竹林凤栖沱码 / Chaotianmen Ferry Terminal 2 朝天门2号码头
Operating hours: 7:30 - 18:00, every hour
Nearby Sites:Danzishi Old Street, Chaotianmen Bridge, The Grand Theatre, Jiangbeizui, Qiansimen Bridge, Raffles City.

You could also download and use Google map or Apple map app. But please guarantee that you got the VPN on your cellphone.




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