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Changsha (长沙) is the capital city of Hunan Province, a major transportation hub in China and an important transfer city for trips to Zhangjie. With the fast development of Chinese high speed train, Changsha now is well linked with a lot of major tourist cities, so people can have an ancient culture and history tour in the big ancient capital cities such as Beijing (北京) and Xian (西安), experience the modern feature combining with multiple cultures in Shanghai (上海), appreciate the heavenly gorgeous splendors in Hangzhou (杭州), Guilin (桂林), Guiyang (贵阳), and Kunming (昆明), savor the leisure moments in Chengdu (成都), besides, for about only 4 hours, you could enjoy a relaxing and unforgettable Yangtze River Cruise Tour from Yichang (宜昌), and what’s more, you could take the so fast bullet trains to Guangzhou (广州), Wuhan (武汉), Zhengzhou (郑州), Nanjing (南京), Xiamen (厦门), Shenzhen (深圳), and so forth to feel the various type of highlights to see and experience in China.
Changsha High Speed Rail Map
From Changsha city, you could reach many great tourist destinations by the high speed trains. Let’s see the top popular high speed train railway routes between those favored places and Changsha.
Railway Stations: Changsha South Station – Beijing West Station
Distance: 1,591km (989miles)
Duration: 5 hours 39 minutes ~ 7 hours 55 minutes
From Changsha to Beijing, there are about 16 daily G-trains starting between 07:10-17:05 every day for your choices, and the trains travel for about 5 hours and 40 minutes to 7 hours 48 minutes for with different stops in the middle way. Among them, there are two direct trains departing from Changsha and arriving in Beijing, which would stop at Wuhan, Zhengzhou, etc. You could get off the train to have fun with the highlights in those two cities on the half way. From Beijing to Changsha, there are 16 G-trains available as well. You could arrive in Changsha after a travel of about 5.5 to 7.5 hours.
After you arrive at Beijing West Railway Station, you could take the Beijing Metro Line 9 and Line 1 to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, take Line 7 and Line 5 to the Temple of Heaven, take Metro Line 9 and Line 4 to the Summer Palace, etc. To visit the Great Wall, you could take a taxi or drive for about 1 hour and 50 minutes. Check more highlights in Beijing / Popular Beijing Tours
Beijing West Railway Station
Beijing Great Wall
Railway Stations: Changsha South Station – Shanghai Hongqiao Station
Distance: 1,083km (673 miles)
Duration: 4 hours 53 minutes ~ 6 hours 41 minutes
About 27 G-trains start from Changsha South Station to Shanghai Hongqiao Station every day, departing from 07:06- 18:12 usually. Choose the most suitable one for your trip, and you could arrive in Shanghai for only about 4.5 to 6 hours. For going to Changsha from Shanghai, there are also 27 high speed G-trains starting every day, from 06:11 to 17:38. The trains usually run about 4.5 to 7 hours to get to Changsha South. As the bullet train would stop at Hangzhou Railway Station, you could plan a leisure tour to this heavenly city Hangzhou to admire more eye-pleasing sceneries in the half way.
From Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, you could take Shanghai Metro Line 2 to Hongqiao Airport, Pudong Airport, Nanjing Road, and many super high buildings like Shanghai Tower, Oriental Pearl Tower, etc., take Line 10 to Yu Garden & Bazaar, Xintiandi, etc., take Line 10 and Line 11 to Shanghai Disney Resort, etc., take Line 2 and Line 13 to Jade Buddha Temple, etc. Check more highlights in Shanghai / Popular Shanghai Tours
Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station
The Bund in Shanghai
Railway Stations: Changsha South Station – Xian North Station
Distance: about 1,421km (883 miles)
Duration: 6 hours and 3 minutes ~ 6 hours and 22 minutes
From Changsha South Station, you could take a high speed train to the famous ancient capital city - Xian. Every day, there are about 10 G-trains departing during 09:05-16:32, which would arrive at Xian North Station after travelling for about 5-7 hours. Furthermore, there are 10 bullet trains from Xian to Changsha, which start during 09:35-13:50, for about 5.5-6.5 hours. Since the bullet trains between Changsha and Xian make a short stay in Wuhan, Luoyang, Luoyang Longmen Station, travellers on the train could embark to enjoy more historical and cultural sites before reaching the final stop.
Traveling in Xian from Xian North Railway Station, you could take Xian Metro Line 2 to Xian Ancient City Wall, take Line 2 and Line 3 to Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, and take local bus No. 723 and No. 618 to the Muslim Quarter to taste multiple sorts of delicious snacks, etc. If you want to visit the Terra Cotta Warriors first from this station, you could take Line 2 and Line and transfer to bus 307, the whole trip may take about 2.5 hours, and if you drive there, it usually needs about 50 minutes. Check more highlights in Xian / Popular Xian Tours
Xian North Railway Station
Xian Terra Cotta Warriors
Railway Stations: Changsha South Station – Wuhan Station
Distance: 362km (225 miles)
Duration: 1 hour and 17 minutes ~ 1 hour and 40 minutes
There are more than about 95 G-trains departing during 07:10 and 22:28 from Changsha South Station to Wuhan Station and the trains run for only about 1.5-2.5 hours covering the whole distance. In reverse, there are about 95 G-trains available from 06:53 to 21:19 from Wuhan.
About transferring from Wuhan Railway Station, you could take Wuhan metro line 4 and line 2 to the downtown area, take line 4 and transfer by local bus to the Yellow Crane Tower, take line 4 to Hubei Provincial Museum, Guiyuan Temple, etc. Check more highlights in Wuhan / Popular Wuhan Tours
Wuhan Railway Station
Wuhan Yellow Crane Tower
Railway Stations: Changsha South Station – Hangzhou East Station
Distance: about 924km (574 miles)
Duration: 3 hours and 36 minutes ~ 5 hours and 12 minutes
Changsha South Station has 40 daily G-trains to Hangzhou East Station every day, and the trains are available during about 07:06 and 18:51, running for about 3.5-5 hours, so you could arrive at Hangzhou East Station at night. To go from Hangzhou to Changsha, you could choose one bullet train from all the 40 daily trains during 07:20 and 18:42.
After reaching Hangzhou, you could take Metro Line 1 to the accommodation area near the West Lake. Moreover, from this station, you could take Metro Line 1 and bus No 7 to Lingyin Temple, etc. Local taxi is a convenient way for traveling in Hangzhou, and it usually needs about 35 minutes to the Six Harmony Pagoda, 50 minutes to Meijiawu Longjing Tea Plantation, 35 minutes to Leifeng Tower, 25 minutes to the Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine, etc. Check more highlights in Hangzhou.
Hangzhou East Railway Station
Hangzhou West Lake
Railway Stations: Changsha South Station – Chengdu East Station
Distance: about 1,551km (964 miles)
Duration: 7 hours 36 minutes
There are only one bullet trains from Changsha to Chengdu, which is G2161 starting from Changsha South Railway Station around 8:00 to Chengdu East around 15:30. This train trip takes only 7 hours and 36 minutes to cover 1551km. Since the Changsha Chengdu high speed trains start in the morning and arrive during afternoon, you could spend the daytime enjoy the sightseeing along the way.
After you reach Chengdu, you could take the Metro Line 2 to the downtown area where a lot of different levels of accommodations are easy to be found. On the next day, you could take time to savor the leisure charm of Chengdu in a slower pace, visiting the adorable Giant Panda, worshipping in the historical ancient Wenshu Monastery, sipping a cup of Bowl Covered Tea in Renmin Park, wandering in the old-featured Jinli Old Street. Besides, you could go to Jinsha Site Museum to know more about the mysterious culture and knowledge of the world existing there about 3,000 years ago, enjoy the poetic romance in Dufu Thatched Cottage, and do some wonderful shopping at Chunxi Road, etc. Check more highlights in Chengdu.
Chengdu East Railway Station
Chengdu Giant Pandas
Besides the above popular routes, Changsha also provides high speed train to/via/from Guangzhou (over 100 G-trains during 07:00 ~ 20:52, for about 2.5-3hrs), Guiyang (over 40 G-trains available during 07:30 ~ 19:35, for about 3.5hrs), Kunming (about 20 G-trains available during 07:30 ~ 17:21, for about 5-6.5hrs), Guilin (over 10 G-trains available during 07:05 ~ 16:32, for about 3.5hrs), Zhengzhou (about 50 G-trains available during 07:10 ~ 19:23, for 3.5-4hrs), Nanjing (over 10 G-trains available during 08:40 ~ 18:05, for about 5-6hrs), Xiamen (3 G-trains & 1 Dtrain during 8:18 ~ 15:01, for about 6.5-7.5hrs), Shenzhen (over 45 G-trains available during 07:00 ~ 20:26, for about 3.5hrs), Yichang (about 6 G-trains available during 09:35 ~ 18:42, for about 4hrs), etc. Traveler friends from anywhere in the world can take your time to enjoy your China tour with speed, convenience and a lot of highlights to see and experience. Popular China High Speed Bullet Train Tours >
From August 2017, the especially advanced Fuxing trains also are available in Changsha South Railway Station. The Train G65/ G68 between Beijing and Guangzhou are rightly Fuxing Trains, so travellers on those trains can enjoy such new kind of bullet train with many new experiences, such as Wi-Fi, more spacious seats, a lot of new technologies, etc. In the following months, there would be more Fuxing trains put into use for high speed raiways to/via/from Changsha. You could check the latest news for the information, and also we will keep up with the newest data. Check more new experience and highlights of Fuxing Trains.
Fuxing High Speed Trains
Changsha South Railway Station is mainly serving for high speed train to / through / from Changsha. It is located at Huahou Road, Yuhua District, Changsha City, Hunan Province (湖南省长沙市雨花区花侯路 长沙南站), which is about 13km’s driving distance to the downtown area and needs about 45 minutes to get there. Besides, it is about 16km away to Changsha Huanghua International Airport.
Transportation from Changsha South Railway Station:
From Changsha South Railway Station, you could arrive at the downtown area by Changsha Metro Line 2 and Line 1 for about 50 minutes, to Changsha Huanghua Airport by the local Maglev Express for about 1 hour and 10 minutes. And for traveling in Changsha, you could take a local taxi that is easy and convenient for foreign people to the Orange Island for about 55 minutes, to Mount Yuelu and Yuelu Academy for about 55 minutes, to Mawangdui Mausoleum for about 25 minutes, etc.
Near Changsha South Railway Station, in Changsha Lituo Express Bus Terminal (长沙黎托高速汽车站), there are some long distance coaches to Zhangjiajie Central Coach Station (张家界中心汽车站), and the whole trip takes about 4 to 5 hours. Apart from that, there are some K-trains and T-trains from Changsha Railway Station to Zhangjiajie Railway Station during 04:26 ~ 22:16, riding for about 4.5 to 6 hours. Therefore, travellers can visit the highlights in Zhangjiajie (张家界), such as Wulingyuan Scenic Area, Zhangjiajia National Forest Park, Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve, Tianmen Mountain, Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon, etc. to marvel at the unbelievable landscapes made by out nature.
Changsha South Railway Station
Changsha Orange Island
Zhangjiajie Tianzi Mountain
Note: the above information about the number of trains, stops, stations, durations, time, prices, distances, and so on is only for your reference. Detailed data may be adjusted according to the practical situation. If you have more questions about Changsha high speed trains, please contact your Travel Consultant for help!
As Changsha now has very convenient access of high speed trains with many other places in China, China Discovery highly recommended you plan a China High Speed Train tour with Changsha to both enjoy a lot of highlights and escape from long time and uncomfortable experience on the transfer. If you are interested in that, please feel free to contact our professional Travel Consultant, and then they will help you sincerely tailor make the itinerary to cover the most highlights and arrange the train ticket and accommodation quickly and professionally.
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