Chengdu East to Chongqing North Station
After four wonderful nights in Chengdu, we would be heading over to Chongqing this morning. We had already packed the night before so after a quick breakfast, we were ready venture out to our next destination. Checking out at front desk was a breeze and professionally handled. We had a great three nights stay here and enjoyed comfort, luxury and great services from the staff in the hotel.
Having purchased our high speed train tickets three days ago, we took a taxi to Chengdu East Train Station. We could have taken a ride on the MRT changing train at Tianfu Square Station to Chengdu East Station. But we would have to lug our luggage to Jinjiang Station a few minutes walk away from the Sofitel Taihe Chengdu Hotel. We thought it might be a little too much hassle to travel with luggage on the MRT trains during morning rush hour as well as my wife nursing a sprained ankle. So taking a taxi would be much better.
We reached Chengdu East Train Station in good time to prepare for our 9.05 am ride. After getting through security checks, we waited in the very huge and futuristic train station. Not long after, we were called to get to the platform to wait for our train ride to Chongqing. Soon, we were comfortably seated enjoying our ride to Chongqing.
Chongqing North Station to Sofitel Forebase Chongqing
We arrived Chongqing North Station on time at 11.12 am without incident. The ride was of course very nice and comfortable, much better than taking a flight on a budget airline. Getting out of the train and heading into the train station wasn’t a problem.
However, walking to take a taxi was quite a long walk. In addition, there was quite a long queue of passengers waiting to board taxis. Nevertheless, there were plenty of taxis waiting in queue for passengers. So heading out of the train station wasn’t very difficult. Continue reading 13 Days Chengdu and Chongqing Tour – Day 10 Chongqing Sofitel Forebase Hotel