Chengdu – Zhangjiajie by Train & Bus to Wulingyuan & Tianmenshan


Traveling between Chengdu and Zhangjiajie via Huaihua South by high-speed train is one of the most efficient and comfortable modes of transport. While there is no direct high-speed service connecting Chengdu and Zhangjiajie, making a transfer at Huaihua South allows travelers to enjoy the speed of China’s extensive high-speed rail network. This guide helps you navigate the journey, including train schedules, station information, and sightseeing tips.

Railway Maps

Train Schedule Overview

There are no direct trains between Chengdu & Zhangjiajie, but you can travel on this route: Chengdu East – Huaihua South – Zhangjiajie West.

Step 1: Chengdu to Huaihua South (Transfer Point)

Train Type Departure Station Arrival Station Duration Frequency Fares
high-speed Chengdu East Huaihua South ~5.5 h 10 daily 434

Step 2: Huaihua South to Zhangjiajie West

Train Type Departure Station Arrival Station Duration Frequency Fares
high-speed Huaihua South Zhangjiajie West 1h20 17 daily 136

Please refer to the latest schedule and pricing at the time of booking as they are subject to change.

Which Train Stations in Chengdu

Chengdu Metro Network

The Chengdu metro network consists of 13 lines.

Which Train Stations in Zhangjiajie

Major Landmarks and Sightseeing Spots

Chengdu and Zhangjiajie are rich in culture and natural beauty:

  • Chengdu is famous for the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding and the historic Wuhou Shrine. Both are easily accessible via public transportation from major train stations.
  • Zhangjiajie is renowned for the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, part of the Wulingyuan Scenic Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tianmenshan Forest Park is also a famous scenic spot.

From Zhangjiajie West Station to Wulingyuan

On arrival at Zhangjiajiexi Railway Station, you have the option of taking the public bus to Wulingyuan Forest Park. This bus will depart when full with a fare of ¥13 per person. The first bus departs at 08:30 AM, and the last one at 5:00 PM. Alternatively, you could take a taxi to Wulingyuan Park, which would take around 30 minutes.

By Bus:

  • Route: Zhangjiajie West to Wulingyuan
  • Duration: ~40 mins
  • Fares: CNY 13
  • Operation Time: 08:30 – 17:00

By Taxi:

  • Route: Zhangjiajie West to Wulingyuan
  • Estimated Duration: ~30 mins

Zhangjiajie West Station to Tianmenshan

On arrival at Zhangjiajiexi Railway Station, you can either take a taxi to Tianmenshan Mountain (approximately 18 minutes drive) or take Bus 17 to Wuling Mountain Treasure Museum Station.

Zhangjiajie High-Speed Rail Bus Terminal

Zhangjiajie High-Speed Rail Bus Terminal (Chinese name: 张家界高铁汽车客运站), which is next to Zhangjiajie West Railway Station started service on May Day, 2020. It mainly serves as a comprehensive transport hub. It has bus services to or from Wulingyuan, Cili, Sangzhi, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Tianzishan (Zhonghu), Jiangya, etc, which makes it convenient for travelers who arrive by bullet train at Zhangjiajie West Railway Station to catch a bus to different scenic areas. Meanwhile, travelers from different scenic areas can also take a bus to Zhangjiajie High-Speed Rail Terminal and walk to Zhangjiajie West to catch your high-speed trains.

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