Sanjiang (Chengyang Bazhai) – Zhangjiajie by Train


Traveling from Sanjiang in Guangxi Province (known for its Chengyang Baizhai Scenic Area) to Zhangjiajie (张家界) by train is an adventurous journey that lets you explore a great combination of natural landscapes. While there isn’t a direct train between Sanjiang and Zhangjiajie, you can opt for a transfer in Guilin Railway Station or Guilinbei Railway Station (Guilin North).

Train Schedule Overview

Step 1: Sanjiang South to Guilin (Transfer Point)

Train Type Departure Station Arrival Station Duration Frequency Fares
high-speed Sanjiang South Guilin Station / Guilin North 36-51mins 2 daily 31-37

Step 2: Guilin to Zhangjiajie West

Train Type Departure Station Arrival Station Duration Frequency Fares
high-speed Guilin Station / Guilin North Zhangjiajie West 7h27 1 daily 342

To get from Sanjiang to Zhangjiajie, you need to undertake a two-legged journey involving a transfer in Guilin. Generally, you would first take a train from Sanjiang South Railway Station (Sanjiangnan) to Guilin, arriving at either Guilin Railway Station or Guilin North Railway Station, taking just 30-50 minutes.

Jack recommends you to opt for the centrally-located Guilin Railway Station, as it is in the city center and you can find any eatings around the station. Then, you need to catch a connected train G3968 to Zhangjiajiexi Railway Station (Zhangjiajie West) from Guilin, the train runs only once daily.

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Zhangjiajie West Station to Wulingyuan Park

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.

Bus Timetable & Travel Time

The bus schedule are for reference only as it may vary.

Zhangjiajie West - Wulingyuan by bus
From - To Operation time Ticket Fares Duration      
Zhangjiajie West - Wulingyuan 08:30 - 17:00 CNY13 40mins      
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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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