Travel to Zhangjiajie by Train, Flight & Bus to Wulingyuan

Zhangjiajie Railway Station

Zhangjiajie Railway Station (张家界站) built in 2008, is situated at Yingbin Road, Yongding District of Zhangjiajie City (张家界市永定区迎宾路), about 2 kilometers from city center, 4.5 kilometers from Zhangjiajie Hehua International Airport, 36 kilometers from Zhangjiajie National Forest Park at Wulingyuan Scenic Area.

Zhangjiajie Railway Station is maily serving K, T, Z type normal trains (non-highspeed) connecting Changsha, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Nanning, Liuzhou, Guiyang, etc. Passengers can take Bus 5 and 6 to get to the railway station.
High Speed Rail Service: No high speed train serving Zhangjiajie now. The high speed rail linking Zhangjiajie, Jisou and Huaihua began construction in 2016, and will open servince in several years.

The station has 14 ticket windows for passenger ticket service and 2 for enquiry service.

  • Station name: Zhangjiajie Railway Station (张家界站)
  • Bus connections: Bus No. 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10
  • Train service: K, T, Z trains (non-highspeed)
  • Location: Google Map

Train Schedule

For buying tickets, just refer to
From -To Price from (CNY) Travel Time Frequency (FYI) Train Type
Zhangjiajie to Changsha 54.5 4h30m – 10h 6-7 daily K, T train
Zhangjiajie to Beijing 328 23 – 26h 3 daily K train
Zhangjiajie to Guangzhou 295.5 13 – 15h 2 – 3 daily K train
Zhangjiajie to Shanghai 322.5 21h 1 – 2 daily K train
Zhangjiajie to Shenzhen 428.5 18h 1 daily K train
Zhangjiajie to Wuhan 178 9h30m 1 daily K train

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Zhangjiajie Bus Station

Zhangjiajie Bus Station, or Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station (Zhangjiajie Zhongxin Qiche Zhan, 张家界中心汽车站) is next to Zhangjiajie Railway Station (on the left side). The bus station serves as a very important point for those who access ZJJ by bus or go to the forest park and Wulingyuan. Operation time for this station is from 06:00 to 19:00.

Get to Zhangjiajie by Bus

Zhangjiajie Bus Station has good bus connections with major cities including: Changsha, Jishou, Fenghuang, Huaihua, Tongren, Changde, etc. If your cities has no rail links with Zhangjiajie, you can travel to one of the transfer points mentioned above first, then get transfer to Zhangjiajie by bus. For instance, there are no trains running between Chengdu and Zhangjiajie, but you want to travel from Chengdu to Zhangjiajie. Thus, you can travel from Chengdu to Tongren by rail first, then take a bus to Zhangjiajie.

By Bus to Forest Park & Wulingyuan

From Zhangjiajie Bus Station, travelers can buy tickets to forest park (40 mins, CNY10) or Wulingyuan (50 mins, CNY12). These buses depart every 10 – 15 mins.

ZJJ Bus Schedule

The bus times and ticket fares, and travel time are only for reference and subjected to changes.

From ZJJ Bus Station to Departure Frequency Bus Fares (CNY)
Fenghuang North Bus Station 08:30, 09:30, 12:30, 14:30, 15:30, 17:20 Hourly 65-70
Changsha West Bus Station 07: – 19:00 Hourly 110
Changsha East Bus Station 07:30 – 17:30 Hourly 120
Forest Park 06:10 – 18:00 Every 10mins 10
Wulingyuan Bus Station 05:30 – 19:00 Every 10mins 10
Huaihua 11:00 1 daily 64

Wulingyuan Bus Station

Wulingyuan Bus Station (武陵源汽车站) is serving the Wulingyuan Scenic Spot, and has bus service to Zhangjiajie Bus Station, Fenghuang, Changsha and Chengde.

Zhangjiajie by Air

The most convient way to travel to Zhangjiajie is using flights. Unlike the less developed rail network, Zhangjiajie’s air transportation gets well developed with second most both domestic and international air routes in Hunan Province, only after the capital city Changsha. If you departe for Zhangjiajie from Beijing, Shanghai or Guangzhou, taking a flight would be your fastest way. The flights fly twice in a day.

Zhangjiajie Hehua International Airport

Zhangjiajie Hehua Internatinal Airport (DYG) is located at Jichang Road, Zhangjiajie City. The airport is quite small and located southwest of Zhangjiajie and can be accessable by Bus No.4 (CNY1, 06:00 – 19:00).
Currently, Zhangjiajie Airport has opened air routes to over 20 domestic cities, and is operating daily flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Tianjin, Chengdu, Changsha, Xi’an, Qingdao, Shenyang and Nanjing.

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