Changsha to Zhangjiajie/Zhangjiajie to Changsha Transfer Guide

Known as a famous scenic city, Zhangjiajie is located in Hunan Province, of which Changsha is the capital city and located to the east of Zhangjiajie. Besides the influence inside Hunan Province, Changsha is also a major transportation hub city in the mid-south region of China with flights and trains to the other first-tier cities and scenic cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Chongqing, Xian, and Guilin. The distance between Zhangjiajie and Changsha is about 321km (5h by car). There are multiple high-speed and normal trains, flights and buses connecting them.

Changsha to Zhangjiajie & Zhangjiajie to Changsha

Changsha Zhangjiajie Transportation Map

Zhangjiajie to Changsha/Changsha to Zhangjiajie Train, High Speed Rail

Located in the same province, Changsha and Zhangjiajie are connected by more than 15 high-speed trains from 8:00 to 19:50. The serving stations are Zhangjiajie West Railway Station and Changsha Railway Station. The whole journey takes about 2.5-3.5 hours. Besides, there are also several normal trains (about 7 runs) running between two places, normally takes about 4-5 hours.

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Changsha Railway Station (Pinyin: Changsha Zhan 长沙火车站)

Address: 406 Chezhanzhong Rd. Furong District, Changsha长沙市芙蓉区车站中路406号

Changsha Railway Station is the oldest train station in Changsha, serving both normal trains and high speed bullet trains. It is located in the city center, about 24km to Changsha Huanghua International Airport (40min by car), 13km to Changsha South Railway Station (28min by car). With developed traffic system, tourists can get to the station by Metro Line 2 from Changsha South Railway Station, and airport express from Changsha International Airport. There is also maglev train running between Changsha South Railway Station and Changsha Airport.

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Zhangjiajie West Railway Station (Pinyin: Zhangjiajiexi Zhan 张家界西站)

Address: 306 Provincial Highway, Yongding District, Zhangjiajie 张家界市永定区306省道

Located in the north part of Zhangjiajie City, Zhangjiajie West Railway Station is about 23km to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park(about 30 minutes by car) 9km to Zhangjiajie International Airport (about 15min by car). Serving as an important hub station connecting Qianzhangchang railway and Zhangjihuai high-speed railway, Zhangjiajiexi Railway Station runs about 25 trains to Changsha, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chongqing, Chengdu, and other cities every day. It is a comprehensive transportation hub integrating railway, bus transport, public transportation, maglev and other modes of transportation.

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Changsha Railway Station

Changsha Railway Station

Zhangjiajie West Railway Station

Zhangjiajie West Railway Station

Zhangjiajie to Changsha/Changsha to Zhangjiajie Flight

There are about 6 flights departing from Zhangjiajie to Changsha/Changsha to Zhangjiajie all year around from morning till the night, served by Zhangjiajie Hehua Airport and Changsha Huanghua Airport. Since the distance is not that far, the duration for all the non-stop flights (mainly run by Joy Air and Southern Airlines)is about 1 hour. The following are recommended Zhangjiajie Changsha flight schedules for your reference.

Zhangjiajie to Changsha/Changsha to Zhangjiajie Flight Schedules

Flight Route Dep. ~ Arr. Terminal Flight Scheduled Dep. ~ Arr. Time Duration
Zhangjiajie to Changsha Zhangjiajie Hehua (T2) → Changsha Huanghua (T2) CZ3717 08:40~09:35 55min
Zhangjiajie Hehua (T2) → Changsha Huanghua (T1) JR1632 20:40~21:55 1h 15min
Changsha to Zhangjiajie Changsha Huanghua (T1) → Zhangjiajie Hehua (T2) JR1631 19:00~21:10 1h 10min
Changsha Huanghua (T2) → Zhangjiajie Hehua (T2) CZ3164 21:35~22:35 1 hour

Note: Since the information always changes from time to time, please don't hesitate to contact us to get the updated flight schedules.

Where to take a flight to Changsha/Zhangjiajie

Changsha Huanghua International Airport (长沙黄花国际机场,IATA: CSX)

Address: Jichang Ave. Changsha County, Changsha 长沙市长沙县机场大道

Changsha Huanghua International Airport is located in the west of Changsha city, 10km to the city center (20min by car), with 2 terminals, namely Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Changsha Huanghua International Airport has a total area of 212,000 square meters, with two runways of 3200 meters and 3800 meters respectively, which can meet the annual throughput of 33 million people. It has more than 100 regular flights to 73 cities including almost all the major cites in China and other international and regional cites such in East Asia, such as Tokyo, Seoul, KL, Bangkok, Taipei, Hong Kong and so on. In 2016,it has become a city offering 72-hour visa free transit for 53 countries.

Zhangjiajie Hehua International Airport (张家界荷花国际机场, IATA:DYG)

Address: Jichang Rd. Zhangjiajie 张家界市机场路

Zhangjiajie Hehua International Airport is located in the north of Zhangjiajie City, Hunan Province, China. It is the second largest international airport in Hunan Province, about 33 kilometers to Zhangjiajie Scenic Area (one hour by car). Zhangjiajie Airport has operated 11 international routes and 16 domestic routes, respectively, reaching 11 international cities and 18 domestic cities, with 89 flights departing per week averagely. There are 59 domestic routes to Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, etc and 20 overseas direct flights to Seoul, Osaka, Bangkok, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taipei and Kaohsiung.

Changsha Huanghua International Airport

Changsha Huanghua Airport

Zhangjiajie Hehua International Airport

Zhangjiajie Hehua Airport

Changsha to Zhangjiajie/Zhangjiajie to Changsha Bus

There are tens of buses running between Zhangjiajie and Changsha (normally, from 7am to 7pm). The duration is about 4 to 5.5 hours according to the actual traffic condition. The serving stations at Zhangjiajie are Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station and Wulingyuan Passenger Station, while there are four bus stations in Changsha, namely, Changsha West Bus Station, Changsha East Bus Station, Changzhutan Bus Station, and Changsha High Speed Railway Bus Station.

From - To Departure Station Opening Time Duration Ticket(¥)
Zhangjiajie - Changsha Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station 7:00am-7:00pm 4 to 5.5 hours 110-135
Wulingyuan Passenger Station 8:30am-4:00pm
Changsha - Zhangjiajie Changsha West Bus Station 7:40am-7:00pm 4 to 5.5 hours 119-135
Changsha East Bus Station 8:20am-7:00pm
Changzhutan Bus Station 8:40am-7:00pm
Changsha High Speed Railway Bus Station 10:30am-6:10pm

Note:the bus info above is only for your reference. Please do not hesitate to contact us to get the updated bus information.

Zhangjiajie Bus Stations

Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station Pinyin: Zhangjiajie Zhongxin Qichezhan 张家界中心汽车站

-Location: Guanli Rd, Yongding District, Zhangjiajie 张家界永定区官黎路

Wulingyuan Passenger Station Pinyin: Wulingyuan Keyunzhan 武陵源客运站

-Location: Guihua Rd, Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie 张家界武陵源区桂花路

Changsha Bus Stations

Changsha West Bus Station Pinyin: Changsha Qichexizhan 长沙汽车西站

-Location: Yulan Rd, Yuelu District, Changsha 长沙市岳麓区玉兰路

Changsha East Bus Station Pinyin: Changsha Qichedongzhan 长沙汽车东站

-Location: 1021 Yuandayi Rd, Furong District, Changsha 长沙市芙蓉区远大一路1021号

Changzhutan Bus Station Pinyin: Changzhutan Qichezhan 长株潭汽车站

-Location: 339 Chezhan Zhong Rd, Furong District, Changsha 长沙市芙蓉区车站中路339号

Changsha High Speed Railway Bus Station Pinyin: Changsha Gaotiezhan 长沙高铁汽车站

-Location: South to Changsha South Railway Station, Yuhua District, Changsha长沙市雨花区火车南站南侧

Changzhutan Bus Station

Changzhutan Bus Station

Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station

Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station

How to Travel Zhangjiajie and Changsha

Zhangjiajie is located in the northwestern part of Hunan Province in central China. The main attraction is the Wulingyuan Scenic Area, which was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list, including Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Tianzi Mountain, Tianmen Mountain and Suoxiyu Nature Reserve. Here, traveling through countless cloud-kissing mountains, clear streams and leafy trees, you may easily indulge yourself in the heavenly views. Changsha is the capital of Hunan Province, a major city in the mid-south of China, located by the Xiang River. Although not as ancient as Beijing & Xian, Changsha also has rich historical heritages. Visiting the academic school “Yuelu Academy” is the best way to appreciate the ancient Huxiang Culture; while getting to the hometown of Chairman Mao, Shaoshan, and Hunan Provincial Museum is better to learn more about China's Modern history.

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