Zhangjiajie to Guilin Transfer Guide 2020

Zhangjiajie and Guilin are world-famous scenic cities attracting millions of visitors to come every year. Both are located in the south of China, only 611 kilometers away from each other, and the picturesque landscapes and diversified minority culture are the must-go reasons for your trip.

No Direct Zhangjiajie Guilin Flight/Train 

Although the geographical distance between Guilin and Zhangjiajie is relatively close, there are no direct flights or trains, due to the non-developed transportation facilities in Zhangjiajie. To help the craving tourists, there are some transferring cities we recommend, such as Shanghai, Xian, Changsha or Nanning.

The direct connection between the two cities may be possible after the high speed railway’s completion in 2020 between the two cities. But for now, to deal with the complicated transportation circumstances, there are several transferring options that we sincerely offer for you. 

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Option 1: Zhangjiajie - Changsha - Guilin (Most Recommended)

Zhangjiajie - (normal train / flight) - Changsha - (bullet train) - Guilin

Changsha is located in between the east of Zhangjiajie and Guilin. There are plenty of bullet trains bounding for Guilin with flights and normal trains from Zhangjiajie. You can take the 5 hours’ normal train or 1 hour’s flight at Zhangjiajie, heading to Changsha, then catch your bullet train at Changsha South Railway Station. The bullet train will carry you with high speed and comfortableness and arrive at Guilin in 3.5 hours, by which you can transfer between the two cities within one day.

Zhangjiajie to Guilin & Guilin to Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie Guilin Transportation Map - Option 1

Zhangjiajie ↔ Changsha (Flight / Normal Train)

Zhangjiajie Changsha Train

Take Train T8324 from Zhangjiajie railway (8:15am) station to Changsha Railway Station (12:40pm) and then take Metro Line 2 inside the station and stop at Changsha South Railway Station where you can take high speed bullet train to Guilin. It is about 11km between the two train stations, and takes about 30 min to transfer either by car or metro.

Changsha Railway Station (Pinyin: Changsha Huochezhan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 South Railway Station Address (Pinyin: Changsha Huochenanzhan长沙火车南站)

Address:Huahou Rd. Yuhua District, Changsha长沙市雨花区花候路

Though there are also some other trains running to Changsha from Zhangjiajie, they all depart in the afternoon, which are not reachable to catch the bullet train in the other train station. If you would like to take a normal train to Changsha, please ensure train T8324 is the only selected one. 

Changsha Railway Station to Changsha South Railway Station

Changsha Railway Station to Changsha South Railway Station

Recommended Train Schedules FYR

Dep. ~ Arr. Railway Station Train No Scheduled Dep. ~ Arr. Time Duration Hard/Soft Seat Hard Sleeper Soft Sleeper
Zhangjiajie →Changsha T8324 08:15~12:40 4h 25min ¥86.5 Not Available Not Available
Changsha→Zhangjiajie K966 06:04~11:22 5h 18min ¥54.5 ¥100.5 ¥155.5
K9026 07:16~12:04 4h 48min ¥83.5 Not Available Not Available
K1376 07:28~12:58 5h 30min ¥54.5 ¥100.5 ¥155.5
K810 11:29~17:24 5h 55min ¥54.5 ¥100.5 ¥155.5
K8322 18:38~23:03 4h 25min ¥86.5 Not Available Not Available

Useful Links: China Trains | How to Get to & around Changsha | How to Get to & around Zhangjiajie | How to Get to & around Guilin

Note: Since the massive migrantion during the Spring Festival, train T8324 is temporarily shut down from Jan 20th to March 1st, and the information always changes from time to time, please don't hesitate to contact us to get the updated train schedules. 

Zhangjiajie Changsha Flight

Besides the normal trains, you have multiple other choices transferring between Zhangjiajie and Changsha by air. After your landing at Changsha Huanghua Airport, the maglev train (CNY 20 Per Person) inside the Terminal 1 can transfer you directly from the airport to the East Square of Changsha South Railway Station (bullet train station; 磁浮高铁站;Pinyin: Cifugaotiezhan) within 20min. You only need to walk a few minutes to the bullet train check-in entrance which is to the west of the maglev train Exit A and B.

Changsha Huanghua Airport (Pinyin: Changsha Huanghua Jichang 长沙黄花机场)

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

Changsha Airport to Changsha South Railway Station

Changsha Airport to Changsha South Railway Station

Recommended Flight Schedules FYR

Flight Route Dep. ~ Arr. Terminal Flight ScheduledDep. ~ Arr. Time Duration Frequency
Zhangjiajie to Changsha     Zhangjiajie Hehua(T2)  → Changsha Huanghua (T2)  CZ3713 08:40~09:35 55min SMTWTFS    
CZ606 12:05~13:00 55min
Zhangjiajie Hehua(T2)  → Changsha Huanghua (T1)   JR1554 12:10~13:20 1h 10min
JR1624 16:10~17:15 1h 5min
JR1626 17:05~18:15 1h 10min
Changsha to Zhangjiajie     Changsha Huanghua (T1) → Zhangjiajie Hehua(T2)   JR1553 09:40~10:50 1h 10min SMTWTFS    
JR1625 12:10~13:20 1h 10min
JR1623 14:20~15:30 1h 10min
Changsha Huanghua (T2) → Zhangjiajie Hehua(T2)  CZ605 19:30~20:25 55min
CZ3164 21:45~22:35 55min

Useful Links: China Flights | How to Get to & around Changsha | How to Get to & around Zhangjiajie | How to Get to & around Guilin

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

Changsha ↔ Guilin (Bullet Train)

There are plenty of high speed bullet trains shuttling between Changsha and Guilin, which provides you a comfortable and fast travelling experience with only 3.5 hours per ride. For trains departing from Changsha to Guilin, the earliest one leaves at 7am, and last one is about 4:30pm, and for trains from Guilin to Changsha are running from 8am to 6pm. If you take train T8324 from Zhangjiejia and it arrives around 1 pm, to reserve enough time for transferring, you may need to book bullet trains after 3pm but before the last train at 4:30pm, or take your time wondering at Mount Yuelu or Hunan Museum and continue your journey the next day.

Ticket Info FYR: Second Class Seat: ¥181.5; First Class Seat: ¥291.0; Business Seat: ¥557.0

Please reserve your time before getting on the train and it is always better if you can purchase one train ticket online before getting to the crowded train station during busy months.

Useful Links

>>How to Book China High Speed Bullet Train Tickets

>>How to Read China High Speed Train Tickets

>>Board & Disembark from High Speed Train Facilities, Food & Service on High Speed Trains

>>Ultimate Guide on Travelling China by Train

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Option 2: Zhangjiajie - Liuzhou - Guilin (By Train)

Zhangjiajie - (normal trian) - Liuzhou - (bullet train) - Guilin

Liuzhou is a prefecture city near Guilin. There are a lot 1 hour’s bullet trains shuttling to Guilin everyday with overnight trains coming from Zhangjiajie. If you don’t mind trying the normal train and save your money for the other travelling plan, you can take train T281 to Liujiang Railway Station and transfer to Liuzhou Station so that you can get on the bullet train to Guilin. It is time consuming but also adventurous.

Zhangjiajie to Guilin & Guilin to Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie Guilin Transportation Map - Option 2

Zhangjiajie ↔ Liuzhou(Normal Train)

Zhangjiajie and Guilin are located in Hunan province and Guangxi province. As a prefecture city near to the borderline of the two provinces, Liuzhou serves as a transferring city with a number of bullet trains to Guilin and several overnight trains from Zhangjiajie. Though there are altogether 3 trains to Liuzhou, train T281 is the only recommended one, since other trains arrive in the midnight, which are not convenient for you to transfer from the normal train station (Liujiang Railway Station) to the Bullet Train Station (Liuzhou Station).

Liujiang Railway Station (Pinyin: Liujiang Huochezhan 柳江火车站)

Address: 35 Xinzhan Rd. Liujiang Distrct, Liuzhou, Guangxi 柳州市柳江区新站路35号

Liuzhou Railway Station (Pinyin: Liuzhou Huochezhan 柳州火车站)

Address: 6 Nanzhan Rd. Liunan District, Liuzhou, Guangxi 柳州市柳南区南站路6号

Since the distance between the two train stations is only about 13km (40min by car). You can either grab a cab or take Bus No. 99 outside the train station. Please make sure that you have reserve at least an hour for transferring.

Liujiang Railway Station to Liuzhou Railway Station

Liujiang Railway Station to Liuzhou Railway Station

Recommended Train Schedules FYR

Dep. ~ Arr. Railway Station Train No Scheduled Dep. ~ Arr. Time Duration Hard/Soft Seat Hard Sleeper Soft Sleeper
Zhangjiajie →Liujiang T281 19:11~07:01 11h 50min ¥91.0 ¥158.0 ¥243.0
Liujiang →Zhangjiajie K748 20:52~08:11 11h 19min
K1474 21:22~08:48 11h 26min
T282 23:36~10:06 10h 30min

Useful Links: China Trains | How to Get to & around Changsha | How to Get to & around Zhangjiajie | How to Get to & around Guilin

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

Liuzhou↔Guilin (Bullet Train)

There are high speed trains departing almost every an hour from Liuzhou Railway Station to Guilin Railway Station. The duration for each ride is usually within 1.5 hours and the train schedule is from 7am to 10pm. For the bullet trains heading back to Liuzhou, the earliest train is at 7:20am and the last one leaves by 6:15pm. 

FYR: Second Class Seat: ¥45.5; First Class Seat: ¥73.0; Business Seat: ¥137.5

Please reserve your time before getting on the train and it is always better if you can purchase one train ticket online before getting to the crowded train station during the busy months.

Useful links

>>How to Book China High Speed Bullet Train Tickets

>>How to Read China High Speed Train Tickets

>>Board & Disembark from High Speed Train Facilities, Food & Service on High Speed Trains

>>Ultimate Guide on Travelling China by Train

Option 3: Zhangjiajie - Nanning - Guilin (By Train)

Zhangjiajie- (normal trian) - Nanning - (bullet train) - Guilin

There are also overnight trains bounding for Nanning from Zhangjiajie. Though the distance is much further than Zhangjiajie to Guilin and the overnight train takes longer time than arriving at Liuzhou, the advantage is still there: you can get on your bullet train directly at Nanning Railway Station and arrive at Guilin in about 2.5 hours.

Zhangjiajie to Guilin & Guilin to Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie Guilin Transportation Map - Option 3

Zhangjiajie ↔ Nanning(Normal Train)

Nanning Railway Station (Pinyin: Nanning Huochezhan南宁火车站)

Address: 82 Zhonghua Rd. Xixiangtang District, Nanning 南宁市西乡塘区中华路82号

There are two train stations in Nanning. The overnight trains bounding for Nanning often take more than 14 hours to reach Nanning Railway Station. The followings are the train information for your reference.

FYR: Hard/Soft Seat ¥119.0; Hard Sleeper ¥207.0; Soft Sleeper ¥324.0

Recommended Train Schedule FYR

Dep. ~ Arr. Railway Station Train No. Scheduled Dep. ~ Arr. Time Duration
Zhangjiajie →Nanning  K747 17:10~08:36 15h 26min
T281 19:11~11:50 16h 39min
Nanning →Zhangjiajie  K748 17:20~08:11 14h 51min
K282 20:02~10:06 14h 04min

Useful Links: China Trains | How to Get to & around Changsha | How to Get to & around Zhangjiajie | How to Get to & around Guilin

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

Nanning ↔ Guilin (Bullet Train)

There are plenty of bullet trains departing either from Nanning Railway station or Nanning East Railway Station according to different schedules.

Please make sure that you purchase the ticket departing from Nanning Railway station, otherwise you may need to get on your train at the other station.

The Nanning Guilin shuttling bullet train starts at around 7am and ends at 7pm every day. Your arrival will be at Guilin North Railway Station or Guilin Railway Station. Please notice the different railway station locations before booking your tickets.

Useful links

>>How to Book China High Speed Bullet Train Tickets

>>How to Read China High Speed Train Tickets

>>Board & Disembark from High Speed Train Facilities, Food & Service on High Speed Trains

>>Ultimate Guide on Travelling China by Train

Option 4: Zhangjiajie - Xian - Guilin (By Air)

Zhangjiajie - (flight) - Xian - (flight) - Guilin

Xian is to the north of both Zhangjiajie and Guilin. It seems that you need go backwards of your destination. However, regarded as a famous scenic city, Xian also has a lot to see with flights to Zhangjiajie and Guilin, and it can save your time on the way and what may replace it will be better travelling experience in the transferring city, Xian. For each flight, it is about 2 hours.

Zhangjiajie to Guilin & Guilin to Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie Guilin Transportation Map - Option 4

Zhangjiajie ↔ Xian(By Air)

As a historic scenic city, Xian is recommended as a transferring city where you can take flights to both Zhangjiajie and Guilin or stop by for several days to enjoy the majestic cultural wonder: Terracotta Warriors and the ancient city wall.

Though the frequent flights between Xian and Zhangjiajie are very limited and usually arranged at night and sometimes there may be none during off-seasons, it does help you save a lot of time on transferring.>Learn more about Xian Transportation

Xian Xianyang Airport (Pinyin: Xian Xianyang Jichang 西安咸阳机场)

Address: Dizhang County, Weichen District, Xianyang, Shaanxi陕西省咸阳市渭城区底张镇

Zhangjiajie Xian Flight Schedules FYR

Flight Route & Dep. ~ Arr. Terminal Flight Scheduled Dep. ~ Arr. Time Duration Frequency

Zhangjiajie to Xian

Zhangjiajie Hehua Airport (T2) → Xian Xianyang Airport(T3)

MU2432
23:55~01:35 1h 40min SMTWTFS
3U8490 23:55~01:35 1h 40min SMWF

Xian to Zhangjiajie

Xian Xianyang Airport(T3) → Zhangjiajie Hehua Airport (T2)

MU2431 21:45~23:10 1h 25min SMTWTFS
3U8489 21:10~22:45 1h 35min SMWF

Xian ↔ Guilin (By Air)

There are about 5 flights connecting Xian and Guilin, taking about 2 hours. The flight arrangements are quite convenient for you to stop by at Xian and take an airport bus directly to explore the city center.

Guilin Xian Flight Schedules FYR

Flight Route & Dep. ~ Arr. Terminal Flight Scheduled Dep. ~ Arr. Time Duration Frequency

Xian to Guilin

Xian Xianyang (T2)  → Guilin Liangjiang (T2) 

JD5143 07:10~09:15 2h 5min SMTWTFS       
JD5123 08:25~10:30 2h 5min
SC8711 12:35~14:50 2h 5min
CA1225 18:40~20:55 2h 15min

Guilin to Xian

Guilin Liangjiang (T2) → Xian Xianyang (T2)

JD5144 10:15~12:25 2h 10min
CA1472 16:25~18:30 2h 5min
JD5124 16:35~18:35 2h
SC8712 19:45~21:45 2h

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

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Option 5: Zhangjiajie - Shanghai - Guilin (By Air)

Zhangjiajie - (flight) - Shanghai - (flight) - Guilin

Regraded as an international metropolitan city, Shanghai owns flights to many scenic cities, such as Zhangjiajie and Guilin. Usually, the duration of the flight is within 3 hours on average. If you haven’t had a chance visiting Shanghai, it’s a recommended transferring city where you can experience the modern side of China and international architectures near the Bund. Since all the flights from Zhangjiajie to Shanghai are almost running at midnight, you’d better book your room at an easily reachable hotel near the airport , for the earliest flight to Guilin is around 6am, otherwise you can book a hotel at city center and stop by for several day to explore the city, Shanghai.>Learn more about Shanghai Hotels

Zhangjiajie to Guilin & Guilin to Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie Guilin Transportation Map - Option 5

Zhangjiajie ↔ Shanghai (By Air)

After arriving in Shanghai, you can still take the late night buses or taxi to your hotel, and have a rest for your next exploring day. Please note there are two airports in Shanghai. If you don’t want to transfer at the other airport, please make sure that the flight you will book departs at Pudong Airport.>Learn more about Shanghai Transportation

Shanghai Pudong Airport (Pinyin: Shnaghai Pudong Jichang 上海浦东机场)

Address: S1 Yingbin Expy, Pudong Xinqu, Shanghai, China (上海市浦东新区迎宾大道6000号)

Zhangjiajie Shanghai Flight Schedules FYR

Flight Route & Dep. ~ Arr. Terminal Flight Scheduled Dep. ~ Arr. Time Duration Frequency

Zhangjiajie to Shanghai

Zhangjiajie Hehua (T2)  → Shanghai Pudong (T1) 

FM9344 21:30~23:20 1h 50min SMTWTFS
MU5376 23:30~01:30 2h
FM9342 23:40~01:35 1h 55min

Shanghai to Zhangjiajie

Shanghai Pudong (T1) → Zhangjiajie Hehua (T2)

FM9343 18:00~20:45 2h 45min Mon, Tue, Fri
MU5375 20:00~22:45 2h 45min SMTWTFS
FM9341 20:05~22:55 2h 50min

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

Shanghai ↔ Guilin (By Air)

Taking a 2-3 hours’flight to Guilin is the most convenient and time-saving way for tourists departing from Shanghai. There are 2 airports in Shanghai and one airport in Guilin, and plenty of flights arranged and ready to take off, altogether about 8 (non-stop) departing fights each day.>Learn more about Shanghai Guilin Flight Schedules

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How to Travel Zhangjiajie and Guilin

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 Mountainand Suoxiyu Nature Reserve. Here, traveling through countless cloud-kissing mountains, clear streams and leafy trees, you may easily indulge yourself in the heavenly views. Guilin is also a world-famous scenic city attracting millions of tourists to come every year to see its stunning karst landscapes. Either taking a boat on Li River or hiking at Longsheng Rice Terraces, you will fully enjoy its idyllic beauty. Here is our most recommended Zhangjiajie Guilin Tours that you will explore the real essence sites in China:

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China Discovery provides you worryfree private tour packages which covers sightseeing, dining, tour guide and transfers between Zhangjiajie and Guilin. The tour guide and driver will pick you up at airport, railway station to your Hotel, and escort you all the way to focus on sightseeing and save your time on complicated local transfer. If you have more questions about transportation between Zhangjiajie and Guilin, please free to contact us and our experienced travel consultants are always ready to help! 

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