Changsha – Zhangjiajie – Wulingyuan Park
Changsha – Zhangjiajie West by High Speed Train
- High speed rail route: Changsha Railway Station – Zhangjiajie West Station
- Train type: C trains (intercity high speed train)
- Duration: 2h40 – 3h32
- Ticket price: CNY110 for a 2nd class seat
|Steps||High speed rail routes||Transport||Duration|
|Step 1||Get to Changsha Station|
|Step 2||Changsha Station – Zhangjiajie West||high speed train (C trains)||2h40 – 3h32|
|Step 3||Zhangjiajie West – Wulingyuan||bus||40m|
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I took the Changsha – Zhangjiajie West high speed trainm and visited Zhangjiajie Wulingyuan Forest Park and Tianmenshan Forest Park in August of 2020. If you have any questions on your Changsha – Zhangjiajie travel, do ask Jack. I’d love to offer my help. Contact Jack.
|Changsha – Zhangjiajie|
|Trains||From – To||Frequency||Duration||Ticket Fares (CNY)|
|2nd Cls||1st Cls||Biz Cls|
|C trains||Changsha – Zhangjiajie West||18||2h40-3h32||110||179|
|C trains||Zhangjiajie West – Changsha||18||3h||110||179|
- Reference:Changsha to Zhangjiajie by bus
- Station used: Changsha Railway Station, Zhangjiajie West Station(ZhangjiajieXi)
There are about 18 daily C trains (intercity train) running between Changsha and Zhangjiajie, using Changsha Railway Station and Zhangjiajie West Station (ZhangjiajieXi). Don’t get them wrong as both Changsha and Zhangjiajie has two train stations: Changsha Station and Changsha South, Zhangjiajie West Station and Zhangjiajie Station.
C8085 Changsha to Zhangjiajie West
C8021 Zhangjiajie West to Changsha
Changsha Railway Station is served by metro . This Station serves two kind of train service: normal trains (K, T, Z trains) and high speed trains (C, D trains). Normal trains and high speed trains in Changsha Railway Station are using different terminals. If you are catching normal trains (T, K, Z trains), you can alight at Railway Station metro stop. If you are catching the C, D trains (to Zhangjiajie West), you just alight at Jintai Square (line 2), which is more close to the terminal.
Zhangjiajie West Train Station (ZhangjiajieXi) opened its service on December 26, 2019 and operated C trains to or from Changsha Station. There is a bus station called Zhangjiajie High Speed Rail Bus Terminal next to it, and the bus station has frequent service to Wulinggyuan Park (arriving at Wulingyuan Bus Station, see Zhangjiajie West Station to Wulingyuan). You can take public bus 4, 5, 15, 16, 17 or hire a taxi to get to Zhangjiajie West.
You can buy ticekts at train station’s ticket office on the date of travel, or book online in advance with a trusted ticket agent (they will charge you service fees) like China Highlights & China DIY Travel (Promo code: ct123).
Buy in Zhangjiajie West Railway Station
The ticekt office is located at left side of Zhangjiajie West Station. Foreigners can buy train tickets at ticket windows with passports and cannot buy tickets with the automatic ticketing machines as they only accept Chinese ID cards and Wechat or Alipay payments.
Buy in Changsha
You can buy tickets at either Changsha Railway Station or Changsha South Railway Station. Just choose the one close to you.
Book Online with a Trusted Ticket Agent
Website: www.china-diy-travel.com ( Promo code: ct123 )
Customer reviews: Tripadvisor
Team members: Lisa, Danny, Helen, Lynn, Jeremy
- ChinaTrain12306 users can use promo code ct123 to reduce service fee.
- Helen (Chinese-born Australian) & her Aussie husband are expat living in China, also seasoned world travelers.
- They were very reponsive & efficient, booking price is reasonable.
- They gets recommended on Trip Advisor forum & positive reviews from customers.
- Kept you informed and up to date at all times.
- They provided very detailed & easy-to-follow instructions on how to pick up tickets, how to read the ticket, how to get to the train station along with photos, how to naviate the large stations.
- They offer printed sheet in Chinese to show to people (taxi drivers or ticket issuers) in case you needed help while there.
- Offer tips on what to see, do, and eat in different cities.
- They made youtube videos for customers about collecting tickets, boarding trains, making transfers, directions at specific stations.
- Provided emergency contact numbers including whatsapp numbers just in case you ran into problem.
- They even gave you Chinese translations to use at bus stops for buying bus tickets when trains were not awailable.
- They will try to make sure that you sit together on all the trains. They can also help secure all of you in the same compartment in a sleeper train.
Team members: Ethel Fang, Sharon Huang, Iris Wang, Jason Li, Apple Zeng, Phoebe Ran.
- They offer ticket delivery service , and can deliver to your hotel.
- CHT gets positive customer reviews on Trip Advisor & Trust Pilot.
- China Highlights is a top reputed online tour agency since 1998.
- They are efficient, responsive and reliable.
- CHT provides online seat selection functions to secure your preferable seats for free.
- You will received a helpful email detailing how to navigate rail stations, how to pick up tickets, how to board trains & some translated phrases if you needed help.
- They will email you alternatives to choose from if the class or train you want isn’t available.
- CHT has a great number of articles about China train travel.
- Jack used to work with the CHT train team, and known how they worked.
- CHT accepts various payments of credit card, Paypal, iPayLinks, Alipay, WeChat Pay, etc.
- CHT can even book you international train tickets from China to Vietnam, Russia, etc.
- One-to-one service.
Your trip to Zhangjiajie is not completed without a visit to Wulingyuan National Forest Park. But many travelers don’t know how to travel between Wulingyuan Park and Zhangjiajie West Station. Jack did this trip in August, 2020. So I will share my experience.
There are bus linking Zhangjiajie High Speed Rail Bus Terminal (next to Zhangjiajie West) and Wulingyuan Bus Station in just 40 minutes, and the ticket fare is CNY 13. The last bus departs at 18:00. You will find bus terminal is located on the right side when you exit Zhangjiajie West Station. The bus departs when full.
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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.