How to Travel Between Changsha & Zhangjiajie by Train, Bus

How to Travel from Changsha to Zhangjiajie: 3 Options

Changsha, the capital city of Hunan Province in China, is serving as the transportation hub within Hunan Province, with one internation airport: Changsha Huanghua International Airport, two train stations: Chansha Railway Station and Changsha South Railway Station serving the city, as well as a lot of bus stations distributting around. From Changsha, travellers can easily travel to every cities or towns in Hunan using train, flight or bus, including the hot tourist destination Zhangjiajie, which is far from Changsha (around 400 kilometers).

You have three ways to travel from Chansha to Zhangjiajie. The most popular ways are using trains and buses, and the fastest way is by flight. See comparison below:

Option Stations/Airports Price one-way from Duration Note
By train Changsha – Zhangjiajie 54.5 – 98 4h30 – 6h
By flight Changsha Huanghua – Zhangjiajie Hehua
By bus Changsha West or Changzhutan – Zhangjiajie 110 – 120 4h30 – 5h
Rail network of Hunan
Rail network in Hunan: Changsha to Zhangjiajie or Jishou (for Fenghuang by bus) by regular train, Changsha – Huaihua (for Fenghuang by bus) by bullet train. Changsha to Hengshan (for Mt Hengshan) by bullet train.

By Train

The trains from Changsha to Zhangjiajie are using Changsha Railway Station and Zhangjiajie Railway Station, which costs from CNY 54.5 or 98 for a hard seat. Journey time is about 4.5 – 6 hrs even longer depending on which train you are riding. You may buy yourself a berth for a good rest as the 6-hour rail journey is a little bit long. A hard sleeper may cost from CNY 100.5 – 152.5. Train type are using K or T trains with a normal speed of 120 – 160 km/h.
If you want to pay a visit to Wulingyuan Scenic Area from Zhangjiajie Railway Station, you can take a bus from Zhangjiajie Bus Station, which is located near Zhangjiajie Railway Station.

Changsha Railway Station can be reached by Changsha metro line 2 (at Railway Station stop).

Train Times, Price , Travel Time & Tickets  Book Online

Changsha Railway Station to Zhangjiajie Railway Station (6 – 7daily)
Trains From – To Dept – Arri Duration Ticket Fares (CNY)
Hard Seat Hard Sleeper Soft Sleeper
K966 Changsha to Zhangjiajie 06:04 – 11:13 5h09m 54.5
T8326 Changsha to Zhangjiajie 07:16 4h34m 86.5
K810 Changsha to Zhangjiajie 11:29 – 17:24 5h:55m 54.5 100.5 155.5
K9031 Changsha to Zhangjiajie 20:28 – 07:30 11h02m 98 171 263
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Zhangjiajie Railway Station to Changsha Railway Station (6 – 7daily)
Trains From – To Dept – Arri Duration Ticket Fares (CNY)
Hard Seat Hard Sleeper Soft Sleeper
T8328 Zhangjiajie to Changsha 14:15 – 18;50 4h35m 86.5
K808 Zhangjiajie to Changsha 15:57 – 21;28 5h31m 54.5 100.5 155.5
T8318 Zhangjiajie to Changsha 16:56 – 21:42 4h46m 83.5 236.5
K9066 Zhangjiajie to Changsha 17:08 – 22:39 5h31m 83.5 170.6 265.5
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More Train Schedules You Maybe Interested

From – To Price Duration Frequency Daily Train Type Availability
Changsha South to Guangzhou South 314 2.5-3hrs 98 G Check
Changsha South to Shenzhen North 388.5 3-3.5hrs 44 G Check
Changsha South to Shanghai Hongqiao 478 5-6hrs 26 G Check
Zhangjiajie to Huaihua 83 4-6.5hrs 12 K,Z,T Check
Zhangjiajie to Jishou 65.5 2hrs 12 K,Z,T Check
Changsha South to Huaihua South 152.5 1.5-2hrs 56 G Check

Related Pages

Fenghuang by Train, Guilin to Zhangjiajie Train

By Bus

If the train doesn’t suit your time, taking a bus may come to your mind. There are lots of bus running between Changsha and Zhangjiajie.Several bus stations in Changsha including Changzhutan Bus Station, Changsha West Bus Station are operating buses to Zhangjiajie. The bus terminal in Zhangjiajie is using Zhangjiajie Bus Station (张家界中心汽车站). Don’t mix them wrongly.

Changzhutan Bus Station is located in front of Changsha Railway Station, and you can catch a bus from Changzhutan Station to Zhangjiajie upon your arrival at Changsha Train Station.

Bus Schedule, Fares & Travel Time

From – To / Bus Station Departure Frequency Bus Fares (CNY) Duration
Changsha West to Zhangjiajie 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00. 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00 hourly (8:00 – 19:00) 112 4.5 – 5h
Changsha East to Zhangjiajie 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:30.  15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 17:40 10 daily 104 – 120 4.5 – 5h
Changsha South to Zhangjiajie 9:20 1 daily 105 4.5 – 5h
Changzhutan Station to Zhangjiajie 8:10, 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 16:00, 17:30, 18:30 10 daily 115 5h

By Flights


Changsha – Zhangjiajie High Speed Trains?

No high speed train available. The Zhangjiajie – Jishou – Huaihua High Speed Railway is still under construction now, and will be open for service in several years. By then, it will become possible to travel to Zhangjiajie by bullet trains.

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