Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport

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Chongqing Jiangbei
International Airport

Chóngqìng Jiāngběi Guójì Jīchǎng
Airport, Terminal JP7407090.jpg
Airport type Public
Serves Chongqing
Location Yubei District, Chongqing
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 416 m / 1,365 ft
Coordinates 29°43′09″N 106°38′30″E / 29.71917°N 106.64167°E / 29.71917; 106.64167Coordinates: 29°43′09″N 106°38′30″E / 29.71917°N 106.64167°E / 29.71917; 106.64167
CKG is located in Chongqing
Location of airport in Chongqing
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02L/20R 3,200 10,499 Asphalt
02R/20L 3,600 11,811 Concrete
03L/21R(Under Construction) 3,800 12,467 Concrete
03R/21L(Planning) 3,000 9,843 Concrete
01/19(Planning) 1,600 5,249 TBD
Statistics (2015)
Passengers 32,402,196
Aircraft movements 254,360
Cargo 318,781.5

Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport (Chinese: 重庆江北国际机场) (IATA: CKGICAO: ZUCK) is located in the Yubei District of Chongqing, People's Republic of China. In 2014, it was awarded third place in the "Best Airport in the 25–40 Million Passenger Size" category by Airports Council International.

Situated 19 Km north of the city centre of Chongqing, Jiangbei Airport serves as major aviation hub for western China. It is a hub for China Express Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Chongqing Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, and China West Air. Chongqing is a focus city of Air China. As a result, Jiangbei Airport is well-connected with Star Alliance and SkyTeam's international networks.

Currently Jiangbei Airport has two terminals: Terminal 1 serving international flights, and Terminal 2 with halls A and B serving domestic flights. The first, second, and third phase of the airport came into operation in January 1990, December 2004, and December 2010 respectively. The domestic terminal is capable of handling 30 million passengers and the international terminal is able to handle more than 1 million passengers annually. A new terminal, T3A, and an additional runway are currently under construction.[2][3]

In terms of passenger traffic, Jiangbei Airport was the 8th busiest airport nationwide in 2014, handling a total of 29,264,363 passenger, a year-on-year growth of 15.8 percent. The airport remained the 9th busiest airport by traffic movements and 12th busiest airport by cargo traffic in China for 2014.


The civil aviation of Chongqing dates back to the 1920s, and boasts a history of more than 90 years. After the completion of Baishiyi Airport in 1938, Chongqing became one of the only four cities in China that had an airport in operation. In 1950, four flight routes from Tianjin, Chengdu, Guangzhou and Kunming to Chongqing became the earliest to be opened after the establishment of the People's Republic of China in 1949. However, in 1965, when Civil Aviation Administration of China founded a branch in Sichuan Province and Chongqing Airport became subject to it. Since then, the development of Chongqing's civil aviation has come into a sudden stop, until the 1990s.[4]

On 22 January 1990, the new airport, Chongqing Jiangbei Airport was opened to replace the old Baishiyi Airport. The development of the civil aviation resumed. In 1997, when the Chongqing area became the 4th municipality of China, Civil Aviation Administration of China established a branch in Chongqing in the same year.


Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport is currently undergoing a major expansion, with a vision of obtaining a major international air hub and becoming the largest airport in western China by 2030.[5] Jiangbei Airport has been outlined ambitious growth plans, competing with Chengdu Airport, Kunming Airport, Wuhan Airport and Xi'an Airport to be recognized as the nation's fourth largest aviation hub (after those hubs in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou).

Jiangbei Airport was reported to have reached the fastest growth rates since 2011, according to CAPA's Airport Traffic Benchmark Tool. On November 1, 2015, the annual passengers at Jiangbei Airport exceeded 30 million for the first time.

Aircraft movement is increasing rapidly post 2011 at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport.

Airport Expansion[edit]

In 2004, Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport became one of the largest airports by facility in Western China due to the expansion of Terminal 2 that opened and was originally expected to reach capacity of an additional 10 million passengers annually by 2010. However, this goal was realized in 2007 when the airport had already served more than 10 million passengers thanks to the swift growing of passenger traffic. Less than 8 years later, in 2015, the annual passengers of Jiangbei Airport exceeded 32 million.

The expansion project Phase III, which included a second runway and an additional Terminal, T2, started construction in 2007 and completed in 2010. Major elements of the construction were adding a second runway of 3,200 meters (which was later lengthened to 3,600 meters to satisfy the landings and takeoffs of Boeing 747 and the demands of Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.) to the east of the existing runway, building a parallel taxiway in between the two runways, and setting up a visual aid lighting support system. It also added a second terminal building (T2) with an area of 86,000 square meters, 41 apron aircraft parking stands, and a freight station and support facilities occupying an area of 20,000 square meters. It cost CNY3.3 billion(USD538 million).[6] On 22 December 2010, the second runway was commissioning, which made Jiangbei Airport the 4th airport in mainland China that operates two runways, one exclusively for departures and the other exclusively for arrivals.

The current major expansion - Phase IV - of Jiangbei Airport contains the construction of a third runway and a new terminal, T3A, which is expected to be 530,000 square meters,[7] more than double the size of the existing terminals (T1 and T2A/T2B) combined, costing CNY26.0 billion (USD4.1 billion). T3A is expected to be completed by the end of 2016, after which the airport will have more than 725,000 square meters of terminal floor space, ranking Jiangbei Airport among the world's 15 largest airports with an annual passenger capacity of 60 million and an annual cargo capacity of 2 million tons. Half of the new terminal is currently planned for international flights to from major cities in South East Asia, East Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe, and North America. After the completion of expansion Phase IV, Jiangbei Airport will become the 4th airport in China (inc. Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan) that has three runways in operation, of which Runway #3 (03/21) will be operated independently on top of the pair #1 (02L/20R) and #2 (02R/20L).

There is a fifth Phase of expansion planned for Jiangbei Airport which is expected to include a new terminal, namely T3B, and a fourth runway. This phase will be finished in mid 2020s. It is expected to be having 6 runways in operation before 2040.

Phases for the Expansion of Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport
Phase Date of Inauguration Terminals Runways (Direction, Classification) Number of Bays Passenger Capacity
Constituents Areas(sqm) Aerobridges Remote* Total Total International
I Jan. 22, 1990 T1 16,000 #1 (02/20, 4E) 6 25 31 1,000,000 -
II Dec. 12, 2004 T1, T2B 104,900 #1 (02/20, 4E) 24 26 50 7,000,000 -
III Dec. 21, 2010 T1, T2A/T2B 181,900 #1 (02L/20R, 4E) #2 (02R/20L, 4E) 36 49 85 30,000,000 2,100,000
IV Apr. 27, 2017 T1, T2A/T2B, T3A 718,900 #1 (02L/20R, 4E) #2 (02R/20L, 4E) #3 (03/21, 4F) 98 81 179 60,000,000 10,000,000
V After 2020 T1, T2A/T2B, T3A/T3B 1,018,900 #1 (02L/20R, 4E) #2 (02R/20L, 4E) #3 (03L/21R, 4F) #4 (03R/21L, 4F) 165 - - 70,000,000 14,000,000

Note: Remote Bays include the ones that serve the air freighters.

Surge in cargo traffic[edit]

Cathay Pacific Cargo Boeing 747-400F aircraft at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport.

Cargo traffic increased at an average rate of 14% in the first six months of 2011, driven by exponential growth in international cargo. International cargo/mail volumes increased by 12 times from 2010 levels in the first half of 2011, to more than 9000 tonnes. In the second half of 2011, this growth rate is expected to be maintained, with Hewlett-Packard, Asus and other brands of large international IT production capacity supporting the increase, to an anticipated 60,000 to 80,000 tonnes of international cargo throughout the whole year.[8]

New international routes[edit]

Back in the late 1990s, Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport was very small, and had only two international flights per week. However 14 years later and especially during the past 5 years, more and more international routes have been launched. In the year 2010, there were on average more than 70 international flights per week, while during the first half of 2011 this number rose to more than a hundred. This number was expected to further increase to as many as 150 international flights per week during the year 2012.

Years ago, Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport's international destinations all terminated in East and Southeast Asia, including direct flights to Tokyo (has stop-over in Beijing or Shanghai), Seoul, Singapore, Bangkok, Phuket, Siem Reap, etc. However, this situation was changed in 2011 with Qatar Airways and Finnair opening new routes to Doha and Helsinki respectively.[9][10]

While the new T3A terminal is under construction as of September 2016, the airport is expecting to have multiple new international routes to Tokyo, Istanbul, London, Dubai and Moscow. A transpacific flight to North America (Vancouver) is still under negotiation.

Statistics of Passenger, Cargo and Aircraft Operations (2000-Present)[edit]

Year Passengers Ranking by PAX Cargo Aircraft Operations
Number Increase Domestic Global Tons Increase Number Increase
2000 2,780,359 Increase 13.3% 11 - 62,214.5 Increase 2.2% 36,405 Increase 1.4%
2001 3,192,759 Increase 14.8% 11 - 64,597.1 Increase 3.8% 41,192 Increase 13.1%
2002 3,865,788 Increase 21.1% 12 - 71,464.9 Increase 10.6% 49,012 Increase 19.0%
2003 4,287,505 Increase 10.9% 12 - 76,921.5 Increase 7.6% 56,108 Increase 14.5%
2004 5,233,774 Increase 22.1% 12 - 87,568.0 Increase 13.8% 64,750 Increase 15.4%
2005 6,631,420 Increase 26.7% 11 - 100,909.9 Increase 15.2% 72,674 Increase 12.2%
2006 8,050,007 Increase 21.4% 10 - 120,178.3 Increase 19.1% 88,929 Increase 22.4%
2007 10,355,730 Increase 28.6% 10 - 143,472.4 Increase 19.4% 105,092 Increase 18.2%
2008 11,138,432 Increase 7.6% 10 - 160,256.4 Increase 11.7% 112,565 Increase 7.1%
2009 14,038,045 Increase 26.0% 10 91 186,005.9 Increase 16.1% 132,619 Increase 17.8%
2010 15,802,334 Increase 12.6% 10 90 195,686.6 Increase 5.2% 145,705 Increase 9.9%
2011 19,052,706 Increase 20.6% 9 76 237,572.5 Increase 21.4% 166,763 Increase 14.5%
2012 22,057,003 Increase 15.8% 9 70 268,642.4 Increase 13.1% 195,333 Increase 17.1%
2013 25,272,039 Increase 14.6% 9 62 280,149.8 Increase 4.3% 214,574 Increase 9.9%
2014 29,264,363 Increase 15.8% 8 57 302,335.8 Increase 7.9% 238,085 Increase 11.0%
2015 32,402,196 Increase 10.7% 9 - 318,781.5 Increase 5.4% 254,360 Increase 7.4%

Source : CAAC (Civil Aviation Administration of China)

Number of Domestic and International/Regional passengers (Bar Chart, 2009-Present)[edit]

  •   International/Regional
  •   Domestic

Source : CQA (Chongqing Airport Group Co., Ltd.)

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Airlines Destinations Terminal/
Air Asia X Kuala Lumpur–International 1
Air China Aksu, Beijing–Capital, Changchun, Changsha, Dali, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Haikou, Hangzhou, Harbin, Jiuzhaigou, Korla, Lhasa, Lijiang, Nanjing, Ningbo, Sanya, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Xiamen, Yangzhou, Yinchuan, Zhuhai 2B
Air China Dubai–International, Hong Kong, Nha Trang, Seoul–Incheon, Taipei–Taoyuan 1
Air Macau Macau 1
Asiana Airlines Seoul–Incheon 1
Bangkok Airways Koh Samui (begins 16 December 2016)[11] 1
Beijing Capital Airlines Guangzhou, Haikou, Lijiang, Sanya, Xi'an 2B
Cebu Pacific Charter: Kalibo 1
Chengdu Airlines Beihai 2A
China Airlines Kaohsiung 1
China Eastern Airlines Baise, Beijing–Capital, Changzhou, Dalian, Harbin, Hefei, Jinan, Kunming, Nanjing, Ningbo, Qingdao, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Taiyuan, Wuxi, Wuhan, Xi'an, Yinchuan, Zhanjiang, Zhaotong 2A
China Express Airlines Anshun, Baise, Baotou, Beihai, Bijie, Changzhi, Dalian, Dunhuang, Fuyang, Guilin, Guiyang, Guyuan, Haikou, Hangzhou, Hechi, Hohhot, Jiayuguan, Jining, Lanzhou, Libo, Linyi, Liping, Liupanshui, Liuzhou, Lüliang, Manzhouli, Nanjing, Nanning, Ordos, Qianjiang, Rizhao, Sanya, Taiyuan, Taizhou, Tianjin, Tianshui, Tongliao, Ulanhot, Wanzhou, Weifang, Weihai, Wuzhou, Xiamen, Xi'an, Xiangyang, Xingyi, Xining, Xinzhou, Yantai, Yinchuan, Yiwu, Yulin, Yuncheng, Zhanjiang, Zhengzhou, Zhuhai 2A
China Southern Airlines Beihai, Beijing–Capital, Changchun, Changsha, Dalian, Guangzhou, Guilin, Guiyang, Haikou, Kunming, Lhasa, Lijiang, Nanning, Sanya, Jieyang, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Urumqi, Wuhan, Xishuangbanna, Yinchuan, Zhengzhou 2A
Chongqing Airlines Beijing–Capital, Dali, Changsha, Diqing, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Harbin, Jieyang, Jiuzhaigou, Kunming, Lhasa, Lijiang, Mianyang, Nanjing, Ningbo, Qingdao, Sanya, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenzhen, Tengchong, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Xining, Xishuangbanna, Zhengzhou 2A
Chongqing Airlines Phuket, Singapore[12] 1
Donghai Airlines Haikou, Nanning 2A
Dragonair Hong Kong 1
Finnair Helsinki 1
Fuzhou Airlines Fuzhou 2B
Hainan Airlines Beijing–Capital, Changsha, Guangzhou, Haikou, Hangzhou, Lanzhou, Ningbo, Sanya, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenzhen, Taiyuan, Urumqi, Wenzhou, Xi'an, Yan'an 2B
Hainan Airlines Rome–Fiumicino[13] 1
Hebei Airlines Nanning, Shijiazhuang 2A
Hong Kong Airlines Hong Kong 1
Juneyao Airlines Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong 2B
Kunming Airlines Huizhou, Kunming, Nantong, Taizhou, Yangzhou 2B
Lion Air Seasonal Charter: Denpasar, Manado[14] 1
Loong Air Hangzhou, Qianjiang 2A
Lucky Air Lijiang, Kunming, Xuzhou 2B
NokScoot Bangkok–Don Mueang 1
Okay Airways Changsha, Tianjin 2B
Okay Airways Jeju 1
Qatar Airways Doha 1
Ruili Airlines Kunming 2A
Shandong Airlines Beijing–Capital, Changchun, Dalian, Fuzhou, Guilin, Harbin, Jinan, Kunming, Qingdao, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenyang, Shijiazhuang, Xiamen, Yancheng, Yantai, Zhengzhou, Zhuhai 2B
Shandong Airlines Chiang Mai, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap 1
Shanghai Airlines Beijing–Capital, Huangshan, Shanghai–Hongqiao 2A
Shenzhen Airlines Changchun, Dalian, Nanchang, Nanjing, Nanning, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Wuxi, Zhengzhou 2B
Sichuan Airlines Beijing–Capital, Changchun, Changsha, Changzhou, Dalian, Daocheng, Guangzhou, Haikou, Hangzhou, Harbin, Hefei, Hongyuan, Jieyang, Jinan, Jiuzhaigou, Kangding, Kunming, Lanzhou, Lhasa, Lijiang, Nanchang, Nanjing, Nanning, Ningbo, Panzhihua, Qingdao, Quanzhou, Sanya, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Shennongjia, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Taiyuan, Tianjin, Urumqi, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Wuxi, Xiamen, Xi'an, Xining, Yanji, Yichang, Yinchuan, Zhangjiajie, Zhengzhou 2A
Sichuan Airlines Jeju, Krabi, Phuket, Sydney, Taipei–Songshan 1
SilkAir Singapore 1
Spring Airlines Luoyang, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Shijiazhuang 2B
Spring Airlines Osaka–Kansai 1
Spring Airlines Japan Tokyo–Narita 1
Thai AirAsia Bangkok–Don Mueang 1
Thai Airways
operated by Thai Smile
Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi 1
Thai Lion Air Charter: Bangkok–Don Mueang[15] 1
Tianjin Airlines Guiyang, Haikou, Hohhot, Sanya, Tianjin, Urumqi, Xi'an, Yulin 2B
Tianjin Airlines Auckland (begins 21 December 2016),[16] London–Gatwick,[17] Phuket[18] 1
Tibet Airlines Lhasa, Nyingchi, Qamdo, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Tianjin 2B
TransAsia Airways Taipei–Songshan 1
Uni Air Taipei–Taoyuan 1
Vietnam Airlines Seasonal Charter: Nha Trang[19] 1
West Air Changsha, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Guilin, Haikou, Hefei, Harbin, Hohhot, Jieyang, Jinan, Jiuzhaigou, Korla, Kunming, Lanzhou, Lhasa, Lijiang, Nanchang, Nanjing, Ningbo, Qingdao, Qionghai, Quanzhou, Sanya, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Shijiazhuang, Taiyuan, Tianjin, Urumqi, Wuhan, Xiamen, Xi'an, Xishuangbanna, Zhengzhou, Zhuhai 2B
West Air Singapore 1
Xiamen Airlines Changsha, Fuzhou, Ganzhou, Guilin, Hangzhou, Harbin, Lhasa, Nanchang, Quanzhou, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Wuhan, Xiamen, Xi'an, Xichang, Xining 2A


Airlines Destinations
AirBridgeCargo Airlines Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Zhengzhou[20]
Air China Cargo Amsterdam, Frankfurt,[21] Shanghai-Pudong
Charter: Chicago-O'Hare[22]
ASL Airlines Belgium Liège, Shanghai-Pudong
Cathay Pacific Hong Kong, Shanghai-Pudong
China Airlines Taipei-Taoyuan[23]
China Southern Amsterdam,[24] Shanghai-Pudong
China Eastern Dhaka, Shanghai-Pudong[25]
Etihad Cargo Abu Dhabi[26]
EVA Air Hong Kong, Shanghai-Pudong, Taipei-Taoyuan[27]
Lufthansa Cargo Delhi, Frankfurt, Guangzhou, Krasnoyarsk-Yemelyanovo[28]
Qantas Freight
operated by Atlas Air
Chicago-O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, New York-JFK, Sydney[29]
Shenzhen Donghai Airlines Hong Kong
Yangtze River Express Guangzhou, Luxembourg, Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Shanghai-Pudong, Taipei-Taoyuan

Ground transportation[edit]

The airport's ground transportation is developing very fast. Four highways around the airport are under construction, as part of plans to turn Chongqing into an integrated regional transport hub in western China.[30] There will be a 300,000sqm transportation transfer centre in T3A, which will include inter-city rail, light rail and subway.

General plan of Integrated Transportation Hub at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport:

  • One Inter-City Rail: Branch of Chongqing-Wanzhou Inter-City Rail.
  • Two Lines of Chongqing Rail Transit: CRT Line 3 and Line 10.
  • Three Latitudinal Roadways: (1)Outer Ring Expressway, (2)Relocated National Highway G319, and (3)Southern Connecting Freeway.
  • Four Longitudinal Roadways: (1)First Freeway of CKG Airport (National Highway G210), (2)Second Freeway of CKG Airport (Under Construction), (3)Chongqing-Linshui Expressway, and (4)Northern Connecting Roadway.


Inter-Terminal Shuttle Bus[edit]

There is free bus service between Terminal 2 (serving domestic flights) and Terminal 1 (serving International/Hong Kong/Macau/Taiwan flights). The shuttle bus stations are located in front of Gate 4 and Gate 7 on Level 1 of Terminal 2 (Domestic Arrivals). The bus will depart every 20 minutes.

Airport Bus[edit]

Airport buses are easily accessible at Terminal 2. They leave for the city every half an hour, with stops at Jiazhou Bus Station, Waimao Dasha (International Commerce Mansion, in Guanyinqiao Shopping District) and the final stop, Shangqingsi(in Yuzhong District). The reverse route is slightly different, with the beginning stop at Shangqingsi, but only one intermediate stop at Minhang Dasha (Civil Aviation Mansion), and the buses finally arrive at Terminal 2. A one-way ticket costs 15 CNY (2.34 USD). For the Airport Bus Station, the first bus will depart at 8:30 am while the last bus will do after the final flight of that day; for Shangqingsi Bus Station, the operation time of buses will be from 05:30 to 21:00. The ticketing offices are located in front of Gate 3 and Gate 6 on Level 1 of Terminal 2 (Domestic Arrivals).[31]

Long-Distance Coaches[edit]

There is a Transfer Center for Long-Distance Coaches between Terminal 2A and Terminal 2B, and it offers bus services to nearby cities in Sichuan and Guizhou Province, as well as suburban areas of Chongqing Municipality. Those cities include:

  • Suburban areas of Chongqing Municipality (19 Lines): Baisha, Beibei, Changshou, Dazu, Dianjiang, Fuling, Hechuan, Jiangjin, Liangping, Qijiang, Rongchang, Shizhu, Tongliang, Tongnan, Wansheng, Wanzhou, Xipeng, Yongchuan, and Zhongxian.
  • Sichuan Province (17 Lines): Anyue, Bazhong, Dazhou, Dazhu, Guang'an, Langzhong, Linshui, Longchang, Luzhou, Nanbu, Nanchong, Neijiang, Suining, Xuanhan, Yibin, Yingshan, and Zigong.
  • Guizhou Province (3 Lines): Chishui, Xishui, and Zunyi.

The fares range from 40 CNY (6.25 USD) to 100 CNY (15.63 USD).


Access to Airport[edit]

There is currently one airport freeway connecting the city center with the airport, and the second one is under construction and will be put into operation in the late 2016. The airport freeway is 23 kilometers long, but it usually takes as many as 30 minutes to get from the city center to the airport because of the heavy traffic.


At present, the airport has three parking lots:

  • International (Outdoor) Parking Lot, located in front of Terminal 1.
  • Domestic (Outdoor) Parking Lot, located in front of Terminal 2.
  • Underground (Indoor) Parking Lot, located under Terminal 2.

Combined number of cars that current parking lots can accommodate: 2,300.

As for the charging standards, it's free for all cars parking in any lot within 15 minutes. Otherwise, the airport will charge a car parking outdoors within 1 hour for 5 CNY (0.78 USD), and a car parking outdoors beyond 1 hour for additional 2 CNY (0.31 USD) per 30 minutes, with a maximum charge of 50 CNY (7.82 USD) within 24 hours. The car parking indoors will be charged a little more: within 1 hour for 7 CNY (1.09 USD), beyond 1 hour for additional 2 CNY (0.31 USD) per 30 minutes, with a maximum charge of 60 CNY (9.38 USD) within 24 hours.

As an essential part of Ground Transport Center for Terminal 3, a four-level parking garage is being built, which can satisfy the parking demand of up to 5,000 cars.

Rental Service[edit]

Car rental service is also available at the airport.


Chongqing Rail Transit[edit]

CRT Metro Line 3 seen here, departing Chongqing Jiangbei International airport.
Line 3

Chongqing Rail Transit Line 3 currently runs from Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport Terminal 2 station via the city center at Lianglukou Station, on to its final stop, Yudong, covering a distance of 60 kilometers(37.3 miles) in total. It takes around 50 minutes to get to the city center (Lianglukou) and the cost is around 7 yuan.[32]

Preceding Station: Terminus

Following Station: Bijin (towards Yudong)

Exit Information:

  • Exit 1: Domestic (Outdoor) Parking Lot.
  • Exit 2: VIP Service (Area C)
  • Exit 3: Airport Shuttle Bus, Transfer Center for Long-Distance Coaches
  • Exit 4: Airport Shuttle Bus, Cargo Station, Taxi Stand, VIP Service (Area B)
  • Exit 5: Domestic (Outdoor) Parking Lot, VIP Service (Area A), VIP Service (Area B), Cargo Station, Taxi Stand, Airport Bus Station
Line 10

Chongqing Rail Transit Line 10, to be completed in 2017, will serve as the second metro rail line connecting the urban areas of Chongqing and the airport. One station of Line 10 will be at Terminal 3 and the other at Terminal 2. The subway will run under Runways #1 (02L/20R) and #2 (02R/20L), connecting the public areas of Terminal 2 and Terminal 3. Line 10 is the only metro access to the new Terminal 3 that is still under construction, while Line 3 will not be elongated to Terminal 3. Line 10 will reduce the travel distance between Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport and Chongqingbei Railway Station, which can facilitate the transfers of passengers between airport and rail.


Terminal 3A, currently under construction, will have a huge underground railway station that will open in 2019 that will connect cities as far as 300 kilometers away, thus allowing Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport to serve a significantly larger population. The speed of the trains is designed to be 250 to 300 kilometers per hour, allowing journeys to take less than one hour from a relatively faraway locations within the Greater Chongqing Municipality.[33]

Automated People Mover (APM)[edit]

In the master plan of Chongqing Airport, there will be 2 APM lines that one connects Terminal 3A with its satellite Terminal 3B, and the other Terminal 3A with Terminal 2. Both the two lines serve the passengers in non-public areas and that means passengers for inter-terminal transfers needn't reclaim their baggages and take the subway or bus to the other terminal. Accurate time of completion hasn't been announced, but they should be put into operation together with Terminal 3B in the early 2020s.


There are 3 taxi stands at the airport, respectively located in front of Terminal 2A, Terminal 2B, and Terminal 1. The reference prices for taxiing to some main destinations in urban areas of Chongqing are offered in each taxi stand.

The flat rate fare of most taxis in Chongqing is about 10 CNY (1.56 USD) for the first 3 kilometers (about 1.9 miles) and then the distance surcharge is about 2.1 CNY (0.33 USD) per kilometer. It usually costs passengers at least 70 CNY (10.94 USD) from the airport to downtown area in the day time, while more than 80 CNY (12.50 USD) at night.

Other facilities[edit]

The headquarters of China Express Airlines are on the airport property.[34]

See also[edit]


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