Guangzhou South – Zhangjiajie West by High Speed Train

Guangzhou – Zhangjiajie by Train

Best Way to Travel Between Guangzhou & Zhangjiajie


The best way to travel between Guangzhou and Zhangjiajie is the high speed train, followed by the overnight train. No direct high speed trains are linking GZ & ZJJ, you will have to make a transfer at Changsha. The overnight trains is also good budget option as it is fairly-cheap with flexibility.

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By Train

  • Option 1: Guangzhou South – Changsha South & Changsha – Zhangjiajie West by high speed train (recommended)
  • Option 2: Guangzhou – Zhangjiajie West by overnight train
1: By high speed train2: By overnight trains

1: Guangzhou – Changsha – Zhangjiajie by High Speed Train

As of July of 2020, there are no direct high speed trains linking Guangzhou and Zhangjiajie, but you can make a transfer at Changsha, the capital city also the transport hub of Hunan Province that has bullet trains to or from Guangzhou South Railway Station and Zhangjiajie West Railway Station. So your best rail travel route is Guangzhou – Changsha – Zhangjiajie. Just be noticed that the Guangzhou – Changsha high speed trains are using Changsha South Railway Station, while Changsha – Zhangjiajie high speed trains are using Changsha Railway Station, which means that you need to make a train station transfer between Changsha South and Changsha Railway Station. Just allow plenty of time, and it is very easy to make the transfer between Changsha South & Changsha Station by metro line 2 in just 30 minutes.

Timetable, Price & Duration

Guangzhou – Zhangjiajie by bullet train
Trains From – To Frequency Duration Ticket Fares (CNY)
2nd Cls 1st Cls Biz Cls
G trains Guangzhou South – Changsha South 81 2h40 314 504 600
C trains Changsha – Zhangjiajie West 17 3h 115 186
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2: Guangzhou – Zhangjiajie by K Trains

Aside from the high speed train, you get another good option to travel between Guangzhou and Zhangjiajie. That is the overnight train (T or K type trains), which is fairly cheap for those budget travellers. More importantly, these overnight trains leaves in the evening and arrive in the morning of next day, which saves you a night of hotel bill and allows you to explore Zhangjiajie in the morning on the day you arrive.

There are 4 daily T or K type overnight trains running between Guangzhou and Zhangjiajie, using the centrally-located Guangzhou Railway Station and the newly-built Zhangjiajie West Train Station. Journey time ranges from 12 – 14 hours and the fare starts at CNY270.5 for a soft sleeper. Of these 4 trains, Jack recommendes your best bets are the T8302 which leaves Guangzhou Station at 20:12 and arrives at Zhangjiajie West in 07:52 of following day, and the K9006 departing Guangzhou at 20:26 and arriving Zhangjiajie West at 08:30.

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Schedule & Ticket Fares

Guangzhou – Zhangjiajie by slow trains
Trains From – To Frequency Duration Ticket Fares (CNY)
Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper Hard Seat
K192 Guangzhou to ZJJ West daily 12:47 414.5 232.5 135.5
K688 Guangzhou to ZJJ West daily 12:26 232.5 135.5
T8302 Guangzhou to ZJJ West daily 11:40 478.5 270.5 158.5
K9006 Guangzhou to ZJJ West daily 1:04 424.5 270.5 158.5
Live schedule & ticket availability & delivery at China Highlights & China DIY Travel (Promo code: ct123)

How to Buy Tickets

You can buy tickets with passenger passports in person in any train stations in Guangzhou (Guangzhou Station, Guangzhou South, Guangzhou East, Guangzhou North)or in Zhangjiajie (Zhangjiajie Station or Zhangjiajie West). Just go to the one close to you with easy access. You can not use the Chinese official ticketing site www.12306.cn as it doesn’t have a English version site and it only accepts payment by Chinese bank card.

But if you don’t speak Chinese, you may use a trusted online ticket agent.

Book with a trusted online ticket agent

If you are outside China, and want to buy tickets in advance online, you can turn to use an online ticke agent. Below are two trusted ticket agents who get positive reviews and recommended often on Trip Advisor:

Zhangjiajie – Guangzhou Baiyun Airport by Train

If you arrive at Guangzhou South from Zhangjiajie by high speed train, and want to get to Guangzhou Baiyun Airport. Then, you can take the  Take metro line 2 from Guangzhou South Railway Station to Jiahewanggang metro station, then  metro line 3 to Airport South Station (for Terminal 1) or Airport North Station (for Terminal 2). Just refer to Guangzhou South Railway Station to Baiyun Airport page.

Zhangjiajie – Hong Kong Rail Travel

Please refer to Hong Kong to Zhangjiajie by train

Zhangjiajie to Changsha Airport

Read: Zhangjiajie to Changsha Airport

Trusted Online Ticket Agents:

Option 1: China Highlights is a reliable online agency  for China train ticketing. They get positive reviews on TripAdvisor & Trustpilot. Sharon and her team help you buy tickets & plan rail routes even deliver tickets to your hotels with a service fee from $6.

Option 2: China DIY Travel  is also a trusted online ticketing agent & get recommended for their excellent service on TripAdvisor. Helen & her Australian husband, team are always helpful buying tickets for foreigners. ChinaTrain12306 users can use PROMO CODE “ct123” to reduce booking fees.