Get to Fenghuang Ancient Town by Fast Train or Flight + Bus

How to Get to Fenghuang Ancient Town

Fenghuang Ancient Town (Fenghuang Old Town) has no train station nor airport currently, and is only connected with outside cities by bus. Therefore, travelers who want to visit Fenghuang have to make a transfer by bus at Changsha, Jishou, Huaihua, Tongren, or Zhangjiajie. So, before going to Fenghuang, you need to arrive at the trasfer points by flight or train first.

Arriving Fenghuang by Train + Bus

Changsha, Jishou, Huaihua, and Tongren serve as importan rail transfer points for going to Fenghuang. You can take a high speed train or normal train (non-highspeed) to the transfer cities first, then a bus to Fenghuang.

By Train  Check Online

To Jishou: Changsha or Zhangjiajie to Jishou Guangzhou or Shenzhen to Jishou Liuzhou or Nanning to Jishou Shanghai or Hangzhou to Jishou Beijing to Jishou
To Huaihua Changsha or Zhangjiajie to Huaihua Guangzhou or Shenzhen to Huaihua Guilin, Nanning, Liuzhou to Huaihua Shanghai or Hangzhou to Huaihua Beijing or Wuhan to Huaihua
To Tongren Chongqing to Tongren Chengdu to Tongren
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 Bus

Trains to Jishou to Fenghuang Jishou Train Station to Jishou North Bus Station to Fenghuang North Bus Station
Jishou Train Station to Jishou South Bus Station to Fenghuang North Bus Station
Trains to Huaihua to Fenghuang Huaihua Train Station to Huaihua West Bus Station to Fenghuang North Bus Station
Trains to Tongren to Fenghuang Tongren Train Station to Tongren North Bus Station to Fenghuang North Bus Station
Trains to Changsha to Fenghuang Changsha South Train Station to Changsha West Bus Station to Fenghuang North Bus Station
or others

Arriving Fenghuang by Flight + Bus

You can arrive Fenghuang using the flight + bus option. The nearest airports to Fenghuang include Changsha Huanghua Airport, Tongren Fenghuang Airport and Zhangjiajie Hehua Airport. You need to fly to one of the airports first, then make a transfer to Fenghuang by bus.

Flights to Changsha Changsha Airport to Changsha West Bus Station to Fenghuang North Bus Station
Changsha Airport to Changsha South Bus Station to Fenghuang North Bus Station
Flights to Zhangjiajie Zhangjiajie Airport to Zhangjiajie Bus Station to Fenghuang North Bus Station
Flights to Tongren Tongren Airport to Tongren North Bus Station to Fenghuang North Bus Station

Bus Station in Fenghuang

Fenghuang North Bus Station

Fenghuang North Bus Station (凤凰汽车北站,or 城北汽车站 or Fenghuang Chengbei Bus Station) is the main bus station serving Fenghuang, also the closest station to the ancient town. The bus station is not only operating regional bus service within Hunan Province, including bus service to and from Jishou, Huaihua, Zhangjiajie, Wulingyuan, Changsha, Tongren, etc, but also interprovincal bus service (long-distance bus) to and from Chongqing, Guiyang, Guilin, etc.

  • Location: Xincheng Fenghuang Bei Lu (新城凤凰北路) Fenghuang North Bus Station on Open Street Map
  • Contact: 0743-2151858
  • Transport to Fenghuang Ancient Town: by Bus 1 or Bus 3 (at Huanan Men stop, 南华门站); By taxi to Hongqiao Jiangtian Square (CNY 10)
Fenghuang North Bus Station (Chengbei)

Fenghuang North Bus Station (Chengbei)

Bus Schedule for Fenghuang North Bus Station

The schedule below is for reference only, and subject to changes.

From – To Operation Time Bus Frequency Duration Ticket Price (CNY)
Fenghuang to Jishou North Bus Station 07:00 – 19:00 Deapart every 30 mins 1 hr 24
Fenghuang to Tongren 07:30 – 16:30 hourly 1h30m 25
Fenghuang to Huaihua 08:00 – 17:30 hourly 1h30m 40
Fenghuang to Wulingyuan 08:30 – 14:30 4 hrs 90
Fenghuang to Zhangjiajie 09:00 – 15:00 9am, 10am, 12pm, 14pm, 15pm 3h30m 80
Fenghuang to Changsha Railway Station 08:30 – 14:00 08:30; 10:00; 12:30; 14:00 5hrs 140
Fenghuang to Changsha West Bus Station 07:30 – 17:00 07:30; 11:00; 12:00; 15:00; 17:00 4.5hrs 140
Fenghuang to Guilin 11:00 1 bus daily, 11:00 5h30m 160
Fenghuang to Chongqing Longtousi 09:00 1 bus daily, 09:00 6h30m 165
Fenghuang to Wuhan 09:40 1 bus daily, 09:40 10hrs 220

Getting to Fenghuang Ancient Town by Local Bus

After arriving at Fenghuang North Bus Station by the long-distance bus, you need to change to the local public bus 1 or 3 to get to Fenghuang Ancient Town.

Bus Schedule to Fenghuang

You can take bus service to Fenghuang from Jishou, Zhangjiajie, Changsha, Huaihua, and Tongren, etc. Below are the bus schedules for your reference. The bus times, price, and travel times are subject to changes.

From – To Operation Time Bus Frequency Duration Ticket Price (CNY)
Jishou North Bus Station to Fenghuang 07:00 – 18:30 Every 0.5 hour 1h 23
Zhangjiajie Bus Station to Fenghuang 08:30 – 17:20 8:30,9:30,12:30,14:30,15:30,17:20 4h 80
Huaihua West Bus Station to Fenghuang 07:30 – 18:00 Every 1.5 hour 1 – 1.5h 40
Changsha Changzhutan Bus Station to Fenghuang 07:40 – 14:50 3 daily: 7:40, 10:00, 14:50 6hrs 145
Changsha West Bus Station to Fenghuang 09:00 – 17:20 4 daily: 9:00,10:50, 14:20, 17:20 5.5h 147
Tongren North Bus Station (Chengbei) to Fenghuang 07:00 – 17:00 Hourly 1 – 1.5h 20 – 25

Huaihua – Fenghuang by Bus

Huaihua serves as an important transfer point for going to Fenghuang. As a rail transport hub, Huaihua can be easily reached by slow train or high speed train from every major cities in China. Travellers can go to Huaihua Railway Station by slow trains (K, T, Z type train) or to Huaihua South Railway Station first, then catch a bus from Huaihua to Fenghuang Ancient Town. Your bus departs from different bus station depending on which train station you are arriving:

From Huaihua Train Station to Fenghuang by Bus, from ¥40 & 80 mins

If you arrive at Huaihua Railway Station, you can take the public bus 1 and 15 to Huaihua West Bus Station to catch a bus to Fenghuang. The bus fare is about 40 yuan and travel duration is 80 minutes.

From Huaihua South Train Station to Fenghuang, from ¥60 & 80 mins

(Note: this route explained as below are cited from the Chinese online travel communities & only for your reference. I am not quite sure whether it has opened the direct bus service from Huaihua South to Fenghuang. But some Chinese travellers said that they had taken the bus service from Huaihua South to Fenghuang or reverse. Anyway, you can look for such a bus service at Huaihua South that goes to Fenghuang directly. If you don’t find any, just take a taxi to Huaihua West Bus Station to catch a bus to Fenghuang).

According to some Chinese travellers, there have launched direct bus service from Huaihua South Railway Station to Fenghuang and back. Passengers who arrive at Huaihua South by high speed trains can catch a bus at the station to Fenghuang directly. Here are the departure times: 9:00, 10:00, 11:30, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00. Ticket fare is 80 yuan and journey time is 70 – 80 minutes.

Jishou – Fenghuang by Bus, from ¥24 & 1 hour

jishou-railway-station

Jishou Train Station, Jishou North Bus Station is on its left side.

Jishou is the nearest city from Fenghuang Ancient Town. Many tourists whc go to Fenghuang from Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Shaoguan, Yichang, Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Liuzhou, Nanning, etc by ordinary trains (K, Z, T, or number-only trains) will terminate at Jishou Railway Station, then catch a bus from Jishou to Fenghuang. The Jishou North Bus Station is next to Jishou Railway Station. The bus to Fenghuang departs every 30 minutes. See above Jishou – Fenghuang.

Guangzhou – Fenghuang by Train & Bus

See the page Guangzhou to Fenghuang for more details.

Guilin – Fenghuang by Train & Bus  Book Online

You can travel from Guilin to Fenghuang or back by train via Liuzhou or Sanjiang, then transfer at Jishou by bus. Or take the direct bus from Guilin Qintan to Fenghuang. See details below:

Option1: Guilin to Fenghuang by Direct Bus

Travelling by bus is the best and most hassle-free way to travel between Guilin and Fenghuang, which costs CNY160 & takes about 6 hrs. The only daily bus is departing from or arrving at Fenghuang North Bus Station (Chengbei) and Guilin Qintan Bus Station (桂林琴潭汽车站, not the Guilin Bus Station). For Guilin to Fenghuang, the bus departs from Guilin Qintan Bus Station at 11:00 and arrive at Fenghuang at about 17:00. For Fenghuang to Guilin, the bus also departs from Fenghuang North Bus Station at 11:00.

Guilin Qintan Bus Station

Guilin Qintan Bus Station

  • Bus station used in Guilin: Guilin Qintan Bus Station (桂林琴潭汽车站, Location on Google Map)
  • Bus station used in Fenghuang: Fenghuang North Bus Station (凤凰汽车北站)
  • Journey time & cost: about 5.5 – 6 hours, from CNY160
Guilin – Fenghuang Bus
From – To Departure Time Ticket Price Frequency How long
Guilin Qintan to Fenghuang 11:00 RMB 160 Daily 5.5 – 6 hours
Fenghuang to Guilin Qintan 11:00 RMB 160 Daily 5.5 – 6 hours

Option 2: Guilin to Fenghuang via Liuzhou & Jishou, by Train & Bus

You can also get from Guilin to Fenghuang via Liuzhou & Jishou by high speed train + overnight train + bus. First take a high speed train from Guilin Railway Station to Liuzhou Railway Station in 1 hour (Due to refurbishment at Liuzhou Railway Station, the train service from Liuzhou to Jishou K748, 2012, K1474 have been moved to Liujiang Railway Station 柳江站), then catch one of the 3 daily overnight sleeper trains from Liuzhou to Jishou Railway Station (The train K748, 2012, K1474) in 10 – 12 hours, then take a bus from Jishou North Bus Station (next to Jishou Railway Statin) to Fenghuang North Bus Station, journey time 1h20mins & cost CNY25.

  • Step 1: Take a high speed train from Guilin to Liuzhou (Liujiang)
  • Step 2: Catch a overnnight train from Liuzhou (Liujiang) to Jishou
  • Step 3: Walk to Jishou North Bus Station, about 200 meters from Jishou Train Station
  • Step 4: Take a bus from Jishou to Fenghuang
Liuzhou – Jishou Train (4 daily)
Trains From – To Dept – Arri Duration Ticket Fares (CNY)
Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper Hard Seat
K748 Liuzhou to Jishou 15:50 – 03:08 11h18m 205 133 75
2012 Liuzhou to Jishou 20:27 – 06:21 9h54m 196 124 66
K1474 Liuzhou to Jishou 21:10 – 06:57 9h47m 205 133 75
T282 Liuzhou to Jishou 23:36 – 08:12 8h36m 205 133 75
For a live schedule, please refer to http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/
Jishou – Liuzhou Train (4 daily)
Trains From – To Dept – Arri Duration Ticket Fares (CNY)
Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper Hard Seat
K747 Jishou to Liuzhou 06:24 – 16:19 9h55m 205 133 75
2011 Jishou to Liuzhou 19:28 – 04:45 9h17m 196 124 66
K1473 Jishou to Liuzhou 20:10 – 05:13 9h03m 205 133 75
For a live schedule, please refer to http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/

Option 3: Guilin to Fenghuang via Sanjiang & Jishou, by Train & Bus

You can also travel from Guilin to Fenghuang via Sanjiang & Jishou by train + bus. This option allows you to make a stop at Sanjiang, where you can go to see the wind & rain bridges (See Guilin to Sanjiang page), bust the disadvantage is that you need to make a transfer from Sanjiang South Station to Sanjiang County Station (If you don’t want to make the transfer, you can try the route: Guilin – Liuzhou – Jishou by train). First, take a high speed train from Guilin Railway Station, Guilin North or Guilin West to Sanjiang South in 30 – 40 minutes, then transfer to Sanjiang County Railway Station by a private minivan, which may cost you 20 – 30 yuan. From Sanjiang County Railway Station, you can take the overnight train (Train 2012 or K748) to Jishou, which takes 6 – 7.5 hours & costs from 96.5 yuan for a hard sleeper. Then walk to the Jishou North Bus Station, which is next to Jishou Railway Station and has frequent bus to Fenghuang, journey time 1h20mins & cost 25 yuan.

  • Step 1: Take a bullet train from Guilin to Sanjiang South
  • Step 2: Transfer from Sanjiang South to Sanjiang County Station
  • Step 3: Take a sleeper train from Sanjiang County to Jishou Railway Station
  • Step 4: Walk to Jishou North Bus Station
  • Step 5: Take a bus from Jishou to Fenghuang

How to Get from Yangshuo to Fenghuang, by Train & Bus

You have these options to get from Yangshuo to Fenghuang: travel from Yangshuo to Fenghuang via Liuzhou or via Sanjiang, or Yangshuo – Guilin – Fenghuang by bus. Each route has different advantages and disadvantages. You can choose the one that suits your schedule & plan best.

Option 1: Yangshuo – Liuzhou – Jishou – Fenghuang, by Train & Bus

Take one of the only 2 direct daily high speed trains from Yangshuo Railway Station to Liuzhou (Liujiang Station), then change onto the overnight train to Jishou Railway Station. When arriving at Jishou Railway Station, you need to walk to the nearby Jishou North Bus Station to catch a bus to Fenghuang. The disadvantage for this option lies on that there are very few direct high speed trains (only 2 daily) running between Yangshuo and Liuzhou. If the direct trains don’t suit your time, you may consider the option 2 below.

Option 2: Yangshuo – Guilin – Liuzhou – Jishou – Fenghuang, by Train & Bus

As there are only 2 daily direct bullet trains running between Liuzhou and Yangshuo, you may consider getting back by bullet train from Yangshuo to Guilin Railway Station first, which has lots of high speed trains to Liuzhou, where you can catch a overnight train to Jishou then a bus to Fenghuang.

Option 3: Yangshuo – Sanjiang – Jishou – Fenghuang, by Train & Bus

This route allows you to visit Sanjiang while making your way to Fenghuang Ancient Town, but it requires you to make a transfer from Sanjiang South Station (new) to Sanjiang County Station (old). Take a high speed train (D type bullet train) from Yangshuo to Sanjiang South in 1 hour 10 mins first (2 daily, from 47 yuan, if these 2 daily train doesn’t suit your schedule, you can go on this route: Yangshuo – Guilin – Sanjiang), then transfer from Sanjiang South to Sanjiang County Station by a minivan, from where take an overnnight train to Jishou, then a bus to Fenghuang. You’d better to allow plenty of time for making the transfer.

Option 4: Yangshuo – Guilin – Fenghuang by Direct Bus

This option can be harssle-free because you can take a directly bus from Guilin Qintan Bus Station to Fenghuang. The bus runs once a day and departing at 11:00, don’t miss it. First, you can get from Yangshuo to Guilin using a bus, leaving from Yangshuo North Bus Station & arriving Guilin Bus Station, then transfer to Guilin Qintan Bus Station by public bus 91 (25 minutes, 2 yuan), bus 88 (30 minutes, 2 yuan), or bus 23 (35 minutes, 2 yuan) to catch the bus to Fenghuang, which departs at 11:00.

Chengdu / Chongqing – Fenghuang by Train & Bus  Book Online

Chengdu / Chongqing – Fenghuang via Tongren, by Train & Bus

From Chengdu to Fenghuang via Tongren: Passengers can travel from Chengdu to Fenghuang via Tongren, using an overnight train plus a local bus. First, take a K type train from Chengdu East or Chengdu Railway Stationc to Tongren Railway Station (4 daily, 11 – 12.5 hours, from 184 yuan for a hard sleeper), then take a bus from Tongren to Fenghuang North Bus Station.The bus journey time is about 1.5 hours and the ticket price is 20-25 yuan. The bus station is located in front of Tongren Railway Station, and the operation time for bus service from Tongren to Fenghuang is from 07:30 – 16:30.
How far is Chengdu from Fenghuang: the distance is about 800 kilometers.

From Chongqing to Fenghuang via Tongren: If you depart from Chongqing for Fenghuang via Tongren, you route would be the same as Chengdu. First, take a K train from Chongqing North Railway Station to Tongren Railway Station (12 daily, 6.5 – 8.5 hours, from 129 yuan for a hard sleeper), then walk to the bus station next to Tongren Railway Station to catch a bus to Fenghuang (See above).

  • Step 1: Take a train from Chengdu or Chongqing to Tongren Train Station
  • Step 2: Walk to Tongren Bus Station to catch a bus to Fenghuang North Bus Station

How to Get from Wuhan – Fenghuang by Train & Bus  Book Online

It is easy to travel from Wuhan to Fenghuang by train + bus with a transfer at Changsha, Huaihua or Yichang.

Option 1: Wuhan – Fenghuang via Huaihua, by Train + Bus

You can travel from Wuhan to Fenghuang via Huaihua by high speed train (G trains) & bus. There are around 10 daily high speed trains running from Wuhan Railway Station to Huaihua South Railway Station. Travel time is 2h50m – 3h20m and the cost is from 318.5 yuan for a 2nd cls seat. Just take a train from Wuhan Railway Station to Huaihua South Railway Station first, then make a transfer from Huaihua South Train Station to Huaihua West Bus Station by public bus 12 in about 30 – 40 minutes or by a taxi to catch a bus to Fenghuang. The bus journey time from Huaihua West Bus Station to Fenghuang (07:15 – 18:00) is about 1.5 hours and ticket price is from 40 yuan.

For saving money and avoiding the transfer, you can also take slow trains (K and Z trains) from Wuhan to Huaihua, which are using the Wuchang Railway Station (in Wuhan, 武昌站) and Huaihua Railway Station (old station), then walk to the nearby HuaihuaWest Bus Station to take a bus to Fenghuang.

Option 2: Wuhan – Fenghuang via Changsha, by Train + Bus

There are a lot of high speed trains (G type) or slow trains (K, T, Z type) running between Wuhan and Changsha. High speed trains would be more prefered because it is clean, comfortable and fast and helps save time. Just take a high speed train from Wuhan to Changsha (96 trains daily), leaving from Wuhan Railway Station & arriving at Changsha South Railway Station, journey time 1.5 hours, cost from 164.5 yuan in a second class seat.

Option 3: Wuhan – Fenghuang via Yichang, by Train + Bus

You can also go from Wuhan to Fenghuang via Yichang. There are numberous high speed trains (G and D train) running between Wuhan and Yichang, and ordinary trains (K train) connecting Yichang with Jishou. For Wuhan to Yichang, just take a high speed train from Wuhan to Yichang (2-2.5 hours, 96.5 yuan), using Wuchang Railway Station, Hankou Railway Station and Wuhan Railway Station in Wuhan, and arriving at Yichang East Railway Station, then a connecting train from Yichang East Station to Jishou (2 trains daily, 7-8 hours, from 110.5 yuan). When in Jishou, catch a bus from Jishou North Bus Station to Fenghuang.

How to Get from Shanghai to Fenghuang  Book Online

The most economcal way to travel from Shanghai to Fenghuang is using high speed train or overnight train + local bus without flying. No matter bullet train or overnight train, you will have to stop at eighter Changsha, Huaihua, or Jishou to make a transfer by bus to Fenghuang.

Option 1: Shanghai to Fenghuang via Huaihua, by High Speed Train + Bus

There are about 13 daily high speed trains from Shanghai to Huaihua between 04:56 – 23:20, using Shanghai Hongqiao Station & Huaihua South Railway Station. So, just catch a bullet train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Huaihua South first, which costs you from 603 yuan in a second class seat and journey time is 6 – 8 hours depending on which train you will take. Then catch onto a bus from Huaihua to Fenghuang (See Huaihua to Fenghuang section).

Option 2: Shanghai to Fenghuang via Huaihua, by Overnight Train + Bus

Travellers can also travel from Shanghai to Huaihua using an overnight train first. The overnight trains depart from Shanghai South Railway Station and arrive at Huaihua Railway Station, which will cost you 322.5 in a hard sleeper. Journey time is 19 – 23.5 hours. After arriving at Huaihua Railway Station, you can catch onto a bus from Huaihua West Bus Station to Fenghuang (See Huaihua to Fenghuang section).

Option 3: Shanghai to Fenghuang via Jishou, by Overnight Train + Bus

Jishou can also serve as your transfer poing for going to Fenghuang from Shanghai. But the trains from Shanghai to Jishou are limited with only 2 daily trains K1373 & K807 departing from Shanghai South Railway Station, and arriving at Jishou Railway Station. A single train journey will take you 22 – 24 hours & 337 yuan from Shanghai to Jishou. When arriving at Jishou Railway Station, just walk out to look for a bus from Jishou North Bus Station to Fenghuang (See Jishou to Fenghuang section above).

Option 4: Shanghai to Fenghuang via Changsha, by Bullet Train + Bus

There are numberous high speed trains from Shanghai to Changsha. Just take a high speed train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Changsha South first. Then, you may consider allowing a day or two for touring Changsha. For going from Changsha to Fenghuang, you can take a bus to Fenghuang or take a high speed train to Huaihua South first, then a bus from Huaihua to Fenghuang (See Huaihua to Fenghuang section).

How to Get from Huangshan to Fenghuang  Book Online

Huangshan, located in Anhui Province is about 1300 kilometers east of Fenghuang Ancient Town in Hunan Province. There are no direct trains linking Huangshan with Fenghuang, and gennerally you will have to make some transfers at Shangrao, Huaihua or Changsha. Here are the routes for your reference:

Option 1: Huangshan to Fenghuang via Shangrao & Huaihua, by High Speed Train + Bus

  • 1. Huangshan North to Shangrao by high speed train, from CNY74.5, 50mins, 18 daily (Check: Huangshan to Shangrao train)
  • 2. Shangrao to Huaihua South by high speed train, from CNY410, 4.5hrs, 15 daily (Check: Shangrao to Huaihua train)
  • 3. Take a bus from Huaihua to Fenghuang

This route is the fastest one by taking bullet trains. First take a high speed train from Huangshan North Railway Station to Shangrao Railway Station first, then catch onto a connecting fast train from Shangrao to Huaihua South Railway Station, finally catch a local bus from Huaihua to Fenghuang.

Kunming to Fenghuang  Book Online

Jishou and Huaihua are the two destinations for transfering to Fenghuang if you travel from Kunming. You can go to Huaihua from Kunming by high speed train and to Jishou by regular train. The distance between Kunming and Fenghuang is about 1170 kilometers. Tickets can be book at http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/

Option 1: Kunming to Fenghuang via Huaihua, by High Speed Train + Bus

It is possible to travel to Huaihua from Kunming by a G type high speed train, which run 12 times daily departing from Kunming South Railway Station and arriving at Huaihua South Railway Station, taking from 369 yuan and journey time 3.5-4.5 hours. Then make a transfer from Huaihua to Fenghuang by a local bus. This route is fast and enjoyable as you go with a comfortable bullet train.

Option 2: Kunming to Fenghuang via Jishou, by Regular Train + Bus

There are 3 overnight regular trains (K type) daily linking Kunming with Jishou. These 3 regular trains runs from Kunming Railway Station and arrive at Jishou Railway Station. Journey time is from 16.5 to 17.5 hours and the cost is around 254.5 yuan for a hard sleeper. This route helps save your money on the ticket fare and a night’s accommodation as well. After getting to Jishou, just get onto a bus to Fenghuang.

32 thoughts on “Get to Fenghuang Ancient Town by Fast Train or Flight + Bus

  1. i read in many source that there is only 2 buses a day which go to Fenghuang from Zhangjiaje at 8:30 and 14:30.
    so your information is the new updating? which one is correct?
    please let me know. thank you!

    • Hi, there
      I just ask such the same question in the Chinese travel community, and get to know that there are 6 daily bus from Zhangjiajie to Fenghuang. So my information is new updating. But be noted that “Zhangjiajie to Fenghuang bus” here means the buses departing from Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station (Zhangjiajie Zhongxin Zhan, 张家界中心站) to Fenghuang.
      But I also get to know that there are only 2 bus daily from Wulingyuan bus station to Fenghuang, which departs at 08:30 and 14:30. So you’re right, but you just get confused with the Zhangjiajie Bus Station and the Wulingyuan Bus Station.
      So, after finishing your journey, you can just catch a bus from Wulingyuan to Fenghuang.
      Enjoy your journey.

  2. i read that “There are 6 regular buses every day during April to November.”
    so what’s about i travel to Fenghuang around January and February? from Zhangjiajie

  3. Hello, it’s me again. I want to ask that when going into Fenghuang, do traveler have to pay for the entrance ticket? Some people tell me that Traveler don’t need to pay for ticket (248 yuan) if they don’t visit famous places in Fenghuang, just at hotel, walking around on street..

    • No need to pay for the entrance fee (148 yuan) any more. Starting from April 10, 2016, the entrance fee policy for going into Fenghuang Ancient Town has been cancelled. Travelers can enter the ancient town and walk around for free now, except those tourist sites that charge fees.

  4. Hello, do you know is there direct bus to Fenghuang from Hongjiang ancient town (also in Hunan)
    And the bus schedule to get to Hongjiang from Huaihua South railway station?

    Thank you so much and have a nice day

    • Hi, I searched it online and found that the best way is to take a bus from Huaihua South Bus Station to Hongjiang Ancient Town, 1.5 hrs ride. You can transfer to the bus station from South Railway Station by public bus no.12. But I didn’t see any bus information to Fenghuang from Hongjiang. Maybe you need to get back to Huaihua first, then catch a bus to Fenghuang.

    • Don’t use the Jishou West Bus Station, use Jishou North Bus Station, which is only 200 meters away on the left side of Jishou Railway Station. You can walk to get there. The bus from Jishou North bus station to Fenghuang departs every 30 minutes, journey time is 60 – 80 minutes.

  5. And how many bus a day from Fenghuang to Wulingyuan? What if i travel on the Chinese New Year Holiday, all the bus schedule is still the same as normal day right?

    So sorry for too many questions ^____^;

    • Hi, I have got the information.
      There are 2 daily bus departing from Fenghuang North Bus Station (Chengbei) to Wulingyuan. The bus schedule will remain the same during the Chinese New Year. Enjoy your trip in Hunan.

      • Do the buses depart on 8:30 and 14:30 everyday?
        Thanks you so much for helps. My plan is going to Fenghuang first and then leave to Wulingyuan. But inside Wulingyuan national park have so many places have to visit but i still don’t know where to go, i only have 1 night and 1 day in Wulingyuan. Cause the next day i’ll spend whole day in Tianmen mountain. Can you introduce some the must visit places in Wulingyuan Zhangjiajie National Park?

        • Hi, just sorry. I just don’t have any good itinerary plan for you. As for the bus departure time, I got different answers. Some said it departs from Fenghuang at 8:50 and 14:00, while some others said it departs at 8:30 – 14:30. Anyway, just get to the bus station early for catching your bus. Good luck.

  6. Hi you
    How can I go to Fenghuang from Nanning buy bus? I searched it online but I can’t find any information about that. I have a plan to travel to Fenghuang and Zhangjiajie on Chinese New Year Holiday. Pls help me. Thanks alot

    • Hi, there
      Fenghuang is quite far from Nanning. The most popular way to travel from Nanning to Fenghuang is using a train + bus with a transfer at Jishou. You route would be these:
      Take an overnight train (3 trains daily, K748, 2012, and T282) from Nanning Railway Station to Jishou Railway Station (吉首火车站) first, then walk to Jishou North Bus Station (close to Jishou Railway Station) to catch a bus to Fenghuang. The bus journey time is about 1 hour and the cost is CNY25 per person.
      By the way, buy train tickets as early as possible as when traveling during the Chinese New Year because the tickets off get sold out quickly.

    • As for the bus schedule from Nanning to Fenghuang, I searched it online and see 1 bus departing from Nanning Xixiangtang Bus Station (南宁西乡塘汽车站)at 19:00 to Fenghuang, and the cost is about 200 yuan.

      Be noted: All the information is just for your reference. I am not quite sure whethere it still has the bus service from Nanning Xixiangtang to Fenghuang.
      Anyway, taking a train to Jishou from Nanning first, then a bus to Fenghuang is ofthen the way to go.

  7. I trawled through a number of sources that provide information on how to buy bus tickets for long-distance travelling in Zhangjiajie. I get the impression that one has to buy tickets on the day of travel. Accordingly, if one wants to catch the early bus one has to get to the bus station a couple of hours earlier to secure them. What if the tickets I want for the first morning bus are sold out?
    Can I buy tickets from Zhangjiajie to Fenghuang and then leaving Fenghuang for Changsha a day prior to departure? If not, how early should I get up and get to the station and join the queue for a ticket. Please help. Many thanks

    • I don’t know whether it requires you buy tickets only on the day of travel, but you can have a try to buy it 1-2 days in advance. If not permitted, just turn up at the bus station around 40 minutes – 1 hour in advance to secure your tickets. If you don’t manage to buy the ticket for the first morning bus, you’ll have to buy ticket for the next bus.
      Your bus tickets are only valid for boarding the bus leaving at the appointed date as written on the ticket.

    • Thanks Jack for your response, really appreciated.
      I will certainly try to buy a ticket a day or so in advance, if it doesn’t work, I guess I will just have go to the bus station early to queue for it. Thanks again.

  8. Hello,
    I would like to know if bus schedule are reliable as I need to reach Changsha railway station from Fenghuang and by bus will be easier than mixing bus+train trough Huaihua .We will fly from Changsha to Diqing in the afterrnoon.Thanks in advance

    • Hi,
      I have post the same question on Chinese travel community and get the information below. Just for reference only:
      The Chinese travelers said that there are buses from Fenghuang Bus Station (north station) to Changzhutan Bus Station in Changsha, departing at 08:30, 10:00,12:30, 14:00, and Changzhutan Bus Station is next to (in front of) Changsha Railway Station, which means you can reach Changsha Railway Station.
      You can look for more information about these in case of miss your bus.

  9. Hi.
    You wrote:
    Due to refurbishment at Liuzhou Railway Station, the train service from Liuzhou to Jishou K748, 2012, K1474 have been moved to Liujiang Railway Station 柳江站), then catch one of the 3 daily overnight sleeper trains from Liuzhou to Jishou Railway Station (The train K748, 2012, K1474) …

    The train from Guilin goes directly to Liujiang Railway Station? How do I get between the old Liuzhou railway station and the new one in Liujiang ?
    Thanks.

    • Hi, Yes the regular sleeper trains from Liuzhou (K748, 2012, K1474 etc) are now using Liujiang Railway Station (柳江站), which is a small station that reopens for service again and is about 13 kilometers from the old Liuzhou Railway Station (柳州站).
      Your high speed trains from Guilin will arrive at Liuzhou Railway Station (not Liujiang), then you need to change to Liujiang Railway Station by public bus (bus 99 or 10) or a taxi.
      But taking a bus is a little bit complicated, which will take you 45 minutes with a 15-minute walk involved. So, I would suggest you to take a taxi, which may take you 25 minutes. Just for reference.

  10. Hi! I just wanna ask about the daily bus from Huaihua to Fenghuang. What time does the first bus run?

  11. Please can you te me how, can i go from fenghuang to guilin and can you give me many option please.

    • Hi, you can travel from Fenghuang to Guilin on these routes:
      1. Fenghuang – Jishou – Liuzhou – Guilin:
      First, take a bus from Fenghuang to Jishou, where to catch a overnight train (train 2011, k1473, T281) from Jishou to Liuzhou (arriving at Liujiang Station, T281 is best to choose, which runs every other day, arriving at 07:01), then transfer by taxi from Liujiang Station to Liuzhou Station, then take a high speed train from Liuzhou Station to Guilin Station.

      2. Fenghuang – Huaihua – Guilin by slow train
      Take a bus from Fenghuang to Huaihua, and stay for a night in Huaihua to catch the once daily morning train (K653) from Huaihua Railway Station (the old station) to Guilin North Station, departing 06:30 & arriving at 17:52.

      3. Fenghuang – Huaihua – Guiyang – Guilin by high speed train
      Take a bus from Fenghuang to Huaihua, where to take a high speed train from Huaihua South Station to Guiyang North Station, then a connecting bullet train from Guiyang North to Guilin. This route is faster than making a connection at Changsha.

      4. Fenghuang – Huaihua – Changsha – Guilin by high speed train
      Take a bus from Fenghuang to Huaihua, where to take a bullet train from Huaihua South to Changsha South, then a connecting bullet train from Changsha South to Guilin.

      5: Fenghuang – Guilin by direct bus
      I don’t know if the direct bus from Fenghuang to Guilin still running. Maybe you can ask the bus station staff when you are in Fenghuang.

      If you have any questions, I can work out more options for you.

  12. Hello, just another question here :)
    I was wondering from which bus station in fenghuang the bus to huaihua south rail station leaves from, what times and how long the journey takes.
    Thank you very much in advance, the information is very helpful and very much appreciated.

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