How to Get from Xian to Zhangjiajie 2020/2021

Xian and Zhangjiajie are both extremely popular tourist destinations in vast China. One belongs to the vital ancient capital with the world impressive Terracotta Warriors and Horses, and the other boasts the world unbelievable natural miracles and appealing prototype of the floating mountains in the 3D movie masterpiece “Avatar”. Many traveling people to China combine those two top destinations together for a comprehensive savory of the culture, history, nature and fun in this amazing country.

Xian has a flight distance of about 590 kilometers from Zhangjiajie, and usually it needs about 12-14 hours to get from Xian to Zhangjiajie by self-driving. However, it is not suggested for travelers with the so long time for tiring driving. And following we will tell you all the useful and practical information about how to get to Zhangjiajie from Xian by means of flights, trains, etc. to help you plan your coming Xian Zhangjiajie trip in China in 2020/2021!

Xian to Zhangjiajie

Transportation Map of Xian to Zhangjiajie

1. Xian to Zhangjiajie Flight (1.5 Hours) (Most Convenient)

Xian has daily flights to Zhangjiajie City, however, there is usually only 1 flight each day, which takes about 1.5 hours during 20:10-21:45 from Xian Xianyang International Airport to Zhangjiajie Hehua International Airport. So far, taking the direct flight from Xian to Zhangjiajie is the best and most convenient way to save time and energy for travelers. Besides, there is another morning flight with a layover in Changsha City, which is during 08:45-13:20, for about 4.5 hours. But that morning flight is not available every day, and you can choose that usually on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

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Xian to Zhangjiajie - Xian Xianyang International Airport

Xian Xianyang International Airport

2. Xian to Zhangjiajie Train (18 Hours) (For Traveling on Budget)

There is no high speed train from any city to Zhangjiajie. And to get to Zhangjiajie from Xian by train, there is only one normal overnight train T284 for your consideration. The train departs at around 01:00 at midnight from Xian Railway Station and arrives in Zhangjiajie Railway Station at around 19:00 in late afternoon, after near 18 hours’ riding. For usual, the hard seat ticket is about ¥135.5 /person, second class sleeper ticket and hard sleeper ticket is about ¥232.5/person, while the first class sleeper ticket and the soft sleeper ticket is about ¥360.5/person. That kind of way is relatively time-consuming, but if you are traveling on budget, it could be a nice transfer idea.

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Xian to Zhangjiajie - Xian Railway Station

Xian Railway Station

3. Xian to Zhangjiajie via Changsha (Flights & Trains)

Since flight and train selections between Xian and Zhangjiajie are limited, if you fail to book the direct flight or train from Xian to Zhangjiajie, you can also consider transfer via Changsha, the capital city of Hunan Province (including Zhangjiajie).

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Optional 1: Xian Changsha Bullet Train + Changsha Zhangjiajie Train (12 Hours)

Xian to Changsha Bullet Train:

There are 6 pairs of bullet G trains running between Xian North Railway Station and Changsha South Railway Station every day. The trains from Xian usually depart during 11:00 and 13:50 and then arrive in Changsha during 17:00-20:12, with the whole riding of 6-6.5 hours.

Changsha to Zhangjiajie Train:

While, Changsha Railway Station has 7 normal trains to Zhangjiajie Railway Station every day from early morning till late night, which usually needs about 4.5-5.5 hours to cover the whole railway.

Among all the train selections between Xian to Changsha and Changsha to Zhangjiajie, we suggest you book the train arriving in Changsha before 18:00 to catch the Changsha to Zhangjiajie train T8322 at around 18:38, which is the best for good connection with Xiang to Changsha train and also not too late in Zhangjiajie.

Recommended Train Combinations:

Xian to ChangshaChangsha to Zhangjiajie
Train NO.Departure - Arrival StationDeparture - Arrival TimeTrain NO.Departure - Arrival StationDeparture - Arrival Time
G98Xian North Station - Changsha South Station09:57-15:10T8322Changsha Station – Zhangjiajie Station18:38-23:03

(Note: The above train schedule is only for your reference and may be adjusted based on the real situation.)

To catch the train from Changsha to Zhangjiajie, you need to transfer from Changsha South Railway Station to Changsha Railway Station:

By Metro: Changsha Metro Line 2 from Changsha South Railway Station to Changsha Railway Station, for about 25 minutes.

By Taxi: about 20 minutes

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Xian to Zhangjiajie - Xian North Railway Station

Xian North Railway Station

Xian to Zhangjiajie - Changsha South Railway Station

Changsha South Railway Station

Xian to Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie Railway Station

Optional 2: Xian Changsha Flight + Changsha Zhangjiajie Train (9.5 hours)

Xian to Changsha Flight:

Also, you can choose to go first by Xian to Changsha direct flights. There are more than 10 daily flights from early morning to afternoon hours from Xian Xianyang International Airport to Changsha Huanghua International Airport. The earliest flight departs at 07:00 and arrives in Changsha at about 08:50, and the latest one is during 21:10-23:00 a whole flying for about 2 hours.

Changsha to Zhangjiajie Train:

Although there are up to 7 trains from Changsha to Zhangjiajie, to well connect your Xian to Changsha flight and make sure you have enough time for transfer from Changsha airport to the train station, there are following recommended trains for your selection.

Changsha to Zhangjiajie
Train NO.Departure - Arrival StationDeparture - Arrival Time
K810Changsha Station - Zhangjiajie Station11:35-17:24
T8322Changsha Station - Zhangjiajie Station18:38-23:03

(Note: The above train schedule of Changsha to Zhangjiajie is only for your reference and may be adjusted based on the real situation.)

Transfer from Changsha Huanghua Airport to Changsha Railway Station:

By Metro: take Changsha Maglev train from Huanghua Airport to Maglev High Speed Railway Station and transfer to Changsha Metro Line 2 to Changsha Railway Station, for about 1 hour.

By Taxi: about 30-40 minutes.

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Xian to Zhangjiajie

Changsha Huanghua International Airport

Xian to Zhangjiajie

Changsha Railway Station

4. Xian to Zhangjiajie Coach (16 Hours) (Not Suggested)

Xian to Zhangjiajie coach is available, however, we do not suggest travelers, especially foreign travelers, to choose that, because the distance coaches run 16 hours from Xian to Zhangjiajie and there are very few selections. To let you enjoy a more comfortable travel experience, you are advised to choose the flights or trains to transfer from Xian to Zhangjiajie.


How to Plan a Xian Zhangjiajie Tour

Xian is the well-known important ancient capital city to discover the splendid culture and history of China. Visitors usually spend 2-3 days within Xian city to see the not-missing Terracotta Warriors, walking and cycling on the Ancient City Wall, stroll at Muslim Quarter, visit the interesting Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, appreciate some awesome shows and performances, etc. To deep discover the history in Xian, it needs 1-2 more days to those outstanding museums and mausoleum sites. Moreover, if you have more time, you can spend 1-2 more days to the nearby Mount Huashan to embrace the marvelous natural sceneries of rocks and sunrise, etc. and also take a risk on the thrilling Plank Walk, etc.

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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Xian to Zhangjiajie - Xian Terracotta Warriors

Xian Terracotta Warriors

Xian to Zhangjiajie

Real "Avatar Mountains" in Zhangjiajie

Xian to Zhangjiajie - Fenghuang Ancient Town

Fenghuang Ancient Town

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To help you enjoy a worry-free trip to Xian and Zhangjiajie and the whole China, we suggest you travel with China Discovery. Our experienced travel expert will help you arrange the transportation and everything well to let you spend all your effort and time on the sightseeing. If you have any other ideas or questions about your Xian Zhangjiajie tour, please feel free to contact us. We are specialized in tailor-made tours that fit you best according to your own interests, requirement, traveling time, etc.

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