Zhangjiajie Transportation - Getting to Zhangjiajie by Air, Train

Zhangjiajie is located in the northwestern border of Hunan Province in south-central China, about 320 kilometers from its capital city - Changsha. Zhangjiajie is famous for the unique Avatar style mountains, nowhere else on our planet! Then, you may wonder how to get to Zhangjiajie? Travelers can get to Zhangjiajie by flight, train and coach from major cities of China. Read our ULTIMATE Zhangjiajie transportation guide 2020/2021 and you can reach Zhangjiajie in the most convenient way no matter where you come. If you are looking for Zhangjiajie city local transportation, please turn to How to Get around Zhangjiajie. Read now!


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Get to Zhangjiajie by Air

Zhangjiajie Hehua International Airport (张家界荷花国际机场) is the only airport in Zhangjiajie city. Currently, it operates 42 airlines from/to 42 cities both domestic and international. It means travelers can take flights from Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Kunming, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Tianjin, Qingdao, etc. Most flights land in Zhangjiajie in the evening. Moreover, it has international flights from Bangkok, Osaka and so on. Learn more detailed about Flights to Zhangjiajie >>

Location & Detailed Address: Jichang Road, Yongding District, Zhangjiajie (张家界市永定区机场路)

Transportation: The airport is located at the southwest of Zhangjiajie downtown, about 5 kilometers to downtown area (about 10 minutes by driving). And it is about 30 kilometers to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, taking about 40-50 minutes by driving. It is about 9 kilometers to Tianmen Mountain which needs 15-20 minutes by driving.

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Zhangjiajie Hehua Airport

Zhangjiajie Hehua Airport

Get to Zhangjiajie by Train

Taking train is another good way to reach Zhangjiajie. But there is no high speed train at present. Travelers can take trains from Changsha (4.5-5.5 hours), Yichang (4.5-5 hours), Tongren (about 7 hours), Xian (15 hours), Shanghai (20 hours), Beijing (23 hours), Wuhan (10 hours), and so on. All the trains will arrive in Zhangjiajie Railway Station (张家界火车站) - the mainly used train station in Zhangjiajie located in the downtown area.

Zhangjiajie Railway Station Address: Guanli Road, Yongding District, Zhangjiajie City (张家界市永定区官黎路)

Transportation: Zhangjiajie Railway Station is located in the downtown area. It is about 6 kilometers to Tianmen Mountain (about 15 minutes by driving) and about 29 kilometers to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park (about 40-50 minutes by driving).

Transfer Tips:

Changsha to Zhangjiajie: Since no high speed train provided right now, many travelers would transfer to Changsha first and then get to Zhangjiajie.

Yichang to Zhangjiajie: For travelers who have taken Yangtze River downstream cruise from Chongqing to Yichang, they usually choose to take a train to Zhangjiajie.

Zhangjiajie to Tongren (铜仁): For travelers who want to combine Mount Fanjing with Zhangjiajie, they can take a train from Zhangjiajie to Tongren where Mount Fanjing located.

Rail Lines from Major Cities in China/Hunan to Zhangjiajie

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Zhangjiajie Train Station

Zhangjiajie Train Station

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

Zhangjiajie Tianmen Mountain

Tianmen Mountain Cable Car Experience

Get to Zhangjiajie by Long Distance Bus

Taking long distance buses is the alternative option to Zhangjiajie. There is only one coach station in Zhangjiajie called Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station (张家界中心汽车站). Long distance buses are available from/to Changsha, Fenghuang Ancient Town, Furong Ancient Town, Yichang and more destinations in Hunan and China.

Tips: If you want to get the detailed bus schedules to the destinations you want to go, please contact our professional travel consultants for more information.

Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station Location & Address: It is located at the west of Zhangjiajie Railway Station at Guanli Road, Yongding District, Zhangjiajie City (张家界市永定区官黎路)

Transportation: It is about 6 kilometers to Tianmen Mountain (about 15 minutes by driving) and about 29 kilometers to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park (about 40-50 minutes by driving).

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Coach in Zhangjiajie

Coach in Zhangjiajie

Get to Zhangjiajie from Changsha

Changsha is served as the transfer city to Zhangjiajie. It is located in the southeast of Zhangjiajie in Hunan province. The distance between each other is 321 kilometers away. Travelers can get to Zhangjiajie from Changsha by air, train, and long distance bus.

By Air

There are usually seven flights from Changsha Huanghua International Airport to Zhangjiajie Hehua International Airport every day. It takes about one hour.

By Train

No high speed trains go from Changsha to Zhangjiajie right now. Travelers can take normal train from Changsha Railway Station to Zhangjiajie Railway Station. There are 7 trains every day, taking around 4.5 hours to 5.5 hours.

By Coach

There are A LOT coaches running from Changsha to Zhangjiajie. You can go from Changsha West Bus Station, Changzhutan Bus Station, Changsha East Bus Station, Changsha Railway Station, Changsha Huanghua International Airport to different areas of Zhangjiajie such as Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station, Tianmen Mountain cableway, Yellow Dragon Cave.

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Changsha Zhangjiajie Transportation Map

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Get to Zhangjiajie from Shanghai

Shanghai is situated at the mouth of Pearl River Delta in the east of Zhangjiajie. The distance between each other is about 1284 kilometers. Zhangjiajie can be a perfect weekend destination for business people in Shanghai. The most popular way to get to Shanghai is by air.

By Air

There are four direct flights from Shanghai Pudong International Airport to Zhangjiajie Hehua International Airport. One in the morning and three at night. It takes about 2.5 hours.

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By Train

Only two normal trains go from Shanghai South Railway Station to Zhangjiajie Railway Station. The who length is 20 hours to 22.5 hours. It is time-consuming and you are not recommended to take train to Zhangjiajie from Shanghai.

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Shanghai Lujiazui

Shanghai Lujiazui View

Get to Zhangjiajie from Beijing

Beijing is capital of China served as the gateway city to China. It is situated in the north China in the northeast of Zhangjiajie, about 1567 kilometers away. Travelers can get from Beijing to Zhangjiajie by air and train. The most convenient way is by air.

By Air

There is only one direct flight from Beijing to Zhangjiajie. If you cannot get a direct flight, you can first transfer to Changsha and then get to Zhangjiajie from Changsha by air, train or long distance bus.

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By Train

No high speed trains go from Beijing to Zhangjiajie at present. There are three K trains running from Beijing Railway Station or Beijing West Railway Station to Zhangjiajie. It will take 23 hours to 26.5 hours. For the long time on the train, you are not recommended to take train.

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Beijing Forbidden City

Beijing Forbidden City

Get to Zhangjiajie from Xian

Traveling from Xian to Zhangjiajie is a common choice. Xian is located at northwest of Zhangjiajie in Shaanxi Province. It is about 970 kilometers away. Travelers can go from Xian to Zhangjiajie by air and train. Flight is first choice from Xian to Zhangjiajie.

By Air

Two direct flights are available from Xian to Zhangjiajie. Both of them will take off at night. It takes about 1.5 hours. If you cannot get a direct flight, you can transfer to Changsha first and then get to Zhangjiajie from Changsha.

By Train

There is only one train from Xian to Zhangjiajie. It goes from Xian Railway Station to Zhangjiajie Railway Station. It takes around 18 hours. It is not recommended to take train to Zhangjiajie for the long time on the road.

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Terracotta Warriors

Terracotta Warriors in Xian

Get to Zhangjiajie from Guilin

“East or west, Guilin landscape is the best”. Similar to Zhangjiajie, Guilin is the gorgeous scenic destination worth your time to spend 3 to 4 days. Some travelers who are obsessed with natural scenery, you want to put Guilin and Zhangjiajie in one trip. Guilin is at the south of Zhangjiajie City in Guangxi Province, about 600 kilometers away. The transportation between each other is inconvenient. No direct flights and train access to Zhangjiajie. If go by air, travelers need to transit in Changsha or other cities.

Transfer Tips

  1. Guilin -> Liuzhou -> Zhangjiajie: Some travelers would like to reach Liuzhou (柳州) from Guilin first and then take train to Zhangjiajie. Numerous high speed trains run from Guilin to Liuzhou during 07:00 ~ 20:30. And there are three trains running from Liuzhou to Zhangjiajie at 21:03/21:20/23:33, taking 10.5-11.5 hours. It is time-consuming and money-saving.
  2. Guilin -> Changsha -> Zhangjiajie: Some other travelers choose to take high speed train to Changsha first and then go to Zhangjiajie either by air, train or by private car. There are 16 high speed trains from Guilin to Zhangjiajie, needing 3-3.5 hours. All the trains will arrive at Changsha South Railway Station. If you go to Zhangjiajie by train, you need to head to Changsha Railway Station for the train. Or, you can use our private car service for a direct drive to Zhangjiajie (about 4 hours). It is time-saving and costs higher than “Guilin-Liuzhou-Zhangjiajie” option.

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Guilin Li River

Guilin Li River

Get to Zhangjiajie from Yichang

Yichang is the starting or ending point of a Yangtze River cruise located in Hubei Province. It is situated in the northeast of Zhangjiajie City, about 378 kilometers away. A part of travelers would like to extend their Yangtze River cruise trip

to Zhangjiajie to marvel at the incredible Zhangjiajie National Forest Park and Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon. The most recommended way to get from Yichang to Zhangjiajie is by train.

By Train

There are two trains running from Yichang to Zhangjiajie. The suitable one is at noon - K1473 (13:08-18:02). Travelers should arrive at Yichang East Railway Station for the 5-hour train to Zhangjiajie Railway Station.

(Tips: If you take a downstream Yangtze cruise from Chongqing to Yichang, the trip usually ends around 12:30 in Yichang downtown area. But the time is very tight to head to the train station for the train. We recommend you use our private transfer service to pick you up at Three Gorges Dam Site for a direct drive to Yichang East Railway Station to catch the train.)

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Yangtze River Cruise

Yangtze River Cruise

Get to Zhangjiajie from Chengdu

Chengdu is the “Hometown of Giant Pandas” located in Sichuan Province in western China. It is in the northwest of Zhangjiajie, about 877 kilometers in between. Many travelers choose to visit Zhangjiajie after Chengdu tours. Limited flights are connected Chengdu with Zhangjiajie. No direct train is served between.

By Air

Direct flights are available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from Chengdu to Zhangjiajie. It takes off at afternoon from Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport to Zhangjiajie Hehua International Airport. It needs 1.5 hours in total. You’d better check the flights condition before arrange Chengdu Zhangjiajie tour. Or you can transit to Changsha first and then to Zhangjiajie.

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Panda Volunteer in Dujiangyan Chengdu

Panda Volunteer in Dujiangyan, Chengdu

Get to Zhangjiajie from Hong Kong

No direct flights and trains are connecting Hong Kong with Zhangjiajie. Travelers need to transfer to mainland cities of China and then to Zhangjiajie.

Transfer Tips:

Hong Kong -> Guangzhou -> Zhangjiajie: Travelers can take high speed train to Guangzhou South Railway Station first and then take the direct flight from Guangzhou to Zhangjiajie.

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Hong Kong -> Changsha -> Zhangjiajie: High speed trains are available from Hong Kong to Changsha, taking 3-3.5 hours. You’ll arrive at Guangzhou South Railway Station. If you go to Zhangjiajie by train, you need to head to Changsha Railway Station for the train. Or, you can use our private car service for a direct drive to Zhangjiajie (about 4 hours).

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Hong Kong -> Shenzhen -> Zhangjiajie: Travelers can take high speed train to Shenzhen Futian Railway Station or Shenzhen North Railway Station and then take flight to Zhangjiajie (flight is available only at night).

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Victoria Harbor in Hong Kong

Victoria Harbor in Hong Kong

Get to Zhangjiajie from Guangzhou

Guangzhou is located in Guangdong Province at the southeast of Zhangjiajie, about 955 kilometers away. Both Flights and trains are available between Guangzhou and Zhangjiajie. Flight is more convenient than train.

By Air

There are two flights from Guangzhou to Zhangjiajie every day. One is the morning and one is at night. It takes 1 hour and 40 minutes.

By Train

No high speed train is provided at present. There are four K trains running between. If go by train, you should go from Guangzhou Railway Station to Zhangjiajie Railway Station, taking 13.5 hours to 15 hours in total.

Chen Clan Ancestral Hall in Guangzhou

Chen Clan Ancestral Hall in Guangzhou

Get to Zhangjiajie from Tongren (Guizhou)

Fanjingshan or Mount Fanjing, located within the Wuling mountain range in Tongren City, Guizhou Province, is about 286 kilometers away from Zhangjiajie. At present, the transportation between each other is not so convenient. You can go by train or use our private car service.

By Train

There is only ONE train running from Tongren Railway Station to Zhangjiajie Railway Station. It starts from 12:00 to 16:55, taking around 5 hours. If you go from Zhangjiajie to Tongren, you should arrive at Zhangjiajie Railway Station early to board the train at 03:56.

Otherwise, it is recommended to use our private car service to transfer easily to Mount Fanjingshan.

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Mount Fanjing in Tongren Guizhou

Mount Fanjing in Tongren, Guizhou

Plan your Zhangjiajie Tour & Travel with China Discovery

Zhangjiajie is an incredible place with absolutely beautiful landscape under heaven. Travelers usually spend 3 to 5 days in and around Zhangjiajie. There is no doubt that Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is the highlight of all the stunning attractions which needs to spend 2 days inside. If you have one more day, you should add Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon with Glass Bridge Experience or Tianmen Mountain into the trip. Some travelers choose to visit Yellow Dragon Cave or Baofeng Lake for one day.

If you want to enjoy the antique beauty of ancient town, Fenghuang Ancient Town is the best choice for one to two days' escape.

Most travelers would add Zhangjiajie into their longer China trip and you can go with Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Yangtze River Cruise, Guilin, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing and more. To customize your China tour with Zhangjiajie, just feel free to tell us your likes and demands, and we are here ready to help you at any time! Tailor make your China tour with China Discovery now!

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