As a junction of Southwestern and central China as well as being a large city upstream on the Yangtze River, Chongqing is one of the most important transportion hubs as it connects eastern and western China. The city's transportation system has been very well developed in recent years and it can easily be reached by air, train or long-distance buses.
Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport is about 13 miles (21km) northeast of Chongqing in Lianglu Town, Yubei District. Chongqing Airport is one of the five largest airports in southwest China and one of the three civil airports in this city. Covering 200,000 square meters (20 hectares), the airport mainly has two runways and three terminals. The flights reach 83 domestic cities and 37 international cities and regions. Passengers can easily reach Southeast Asia, Europe and North America.
Chongqing has two important railway stations, Chongqing Railway Station and North Railway Station: