Zhangjiajie to Chengdu Tour Plan - How to Get from Zhangjiajie to Chengdu 2024

Zhangjiajie and Chengdu are worth-going tourist cities in China. The former has amazing natural beauty such as Zhangjiajie National Forest Park while the latter is a perfect place to experience profound culture and leisure lifestyle, let alone the chance to see adorable giant pandas! Those two 640km apart cities are now connected both by direct flight (1h 40min) and train (12h), which attracts more people to integrate these two places into one trip. Here we have provided you with more specific information about how to travel from Zhangjiajie to Chengdu to help you make a better Zhangjiajie Chengdu travel plan.

Travel from Zhangjiajie to Chengdu

Zhangjiajie Chengdu Transfer Map

Get from Zhangjiajie to Chengdu by Flight - Recommended (1h 40min)

As of March, 2020, Zhangjiajie Hehua International Airport and Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport are connected with direct flight three times a week respectively on Tuesday night, Thursday afternoon and Saturday afternoon. The flight only takes 1h40min and is no doubt the fastest way. On the days there are no direct flights, you can take a transfer flight in other cities such as Shenzhen and Nanjing, but it will need at least 6.5h. As the flight schedule can change due to many factors such as weather and airline policy, please double check before your trip. >>Real-time Zhangjiajie to Chengdu Flight Schedules

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

• Address: Near Hehua Village, Yongding District, Zhangjiajie City, Hunan Province

• From Zhangjiajie downtown: about 5km, 10min by car.

• From Zhangjiajie National Forest Park: about 30km, 45min by car, at least 1.5h by bus.

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✈ Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (成都双流国际机场 IATA: CTU)

• Address: Jichang Yinbin Road, Shuangliu District, Chengdu

• To Chengdu downtown (Tianfu Square): about 19.5km, 30min by car, 1 hour by subway.

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Get from Zhangjiajie to Chengdu by Train - Lower Budget (12h)

There is one daily train running from Zhangjiajiexi Railway Station to Chengdu Railway Station. You will depart at midnight and arrive at noon. As it is an overnight train and runs for about 12 hours, it is highly recommended to get a hard sleeper or soft sleeper ticket so that you can have some rest on the train. The train schedule showed below is updated in March, 2020 and for your reference only. For real-time train schedule and ticket information, please check Zhangjiajie to Chengdu Train Schedule>>

Train No. Depart Arrive Dep. Time Arr. Time Duration
K192 Zhangjiajiexi Railway Station Chengdu Railway Station 00:02 12:11 12h9min


Zhangjiajiexi Railway Station (张家界西站)

• Address: Wulingshan Avenue, Shadi County, Yongding District, Zhangjiajie City.

• From Zhangjiajie downtown: about 9km, 20min by car, 50min by bus.

• From Zhangjiajie National Forest Park: about 20.5km, 30min by car, no direct bus.

Chengdu Railway Station (成都站)

• Address: No.1 Zhandong Rd, Jinniu District, Northern Chengdu

• To Chengdu downtown (Tianfu Square): about 5km, 15min by car, 20min by subway.

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If you just want to focus on the trip itself without worrying too much about anything else, you can consider travelling with us! We at China Discovery provide comfortable and efficient private travel service for our clients who have booked one of our tour packages. No matter when your flight/train arrives, our friendly tour guide and driver in every city will wait for you there, then escort you to your hotel or any location you want to visit with an air-conditioned and non-smoking vehicle. During the trip, everything such as ticket, transfer, accommodation, meal will all be taken care of and you only need to focus on what you are interested in. The tour can be tailor made according to your plan, time, interests and demands. If you are interested, please feel free to contact us and tell us your needs. >>Contact us now

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How to Plan a Zhangjiajie Chengdu Tour

Generally speaking, it needs about 5 days in total to travel both Zhangjiajie and Chengdu if you choose to transfer by plane (prepare another day if you plan to transfer by train).

For Zhangjiajie, most people enjoy 2-3 days to appreciate the real “Avatar Mountains”, Tianmen Mountain, Huangshi Village, Golden Whip Brook with lovely stream, Tianzi Mountain, Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon with the world largest and highest glass bridge, and more spectacular natural sceneries of sea of clouds, sunrise, sunset, mists, fogs, etc. to be totally immersed in such a paradise. Apart from that, many people also enrich their trip to the nearby Fenghuang Ancient Town to see the featured western Hunan ethnic minority and their antique wooden tilted houses and river view, or to Fanjingshan Mountain to see the mushroom stone and odd mountains.

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Travel from Zhangjiajie to Chengdu Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

For Chengdu, people usually spend 1-2 days meeting giant panda at Chengdu Panda Base, visiting People's Park to see local’s life and relaxation, Wenshu Monastery to feel the peaceful religion in bustling downtown, traveling to the past at Jinli Old Street, learning the story and Chinese poems at Dufu Thatched Cottage, discovering the mysterious Shu Kingdom 2900 - 3200 years ago, tasting the mouth-watering hotpot and Sichuan Cuisine, etc. Moreover, you can set aside 1 day to be the giant panda volunteer. If you have more time, we also suggest you extend another 2 days to see Leshan Giant Buddha and Mount Emei, and another 2 days to Jiuzhaigou Valley and Huanglong National Park.

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If you have more questions about a Zhangjiajie Chengdu trip, please feel free to contact us. We are specialized in customized tours according to your interests, budget, traveling time, etc. Just tell us your needs, and we will provided you with a satisfactory tour.

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Our customers Bernhard’s group from German visited Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge in Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon, Zhangjiajie, Hunan on August 31, 2020.

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Tianzi Mountain Sunset Taken by Mr. Lei from USA in July, 2018

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