Getting around Zhangjiajie

The well-known Zhangjiajie is a small city in fact located in the northwest of Hunan Province. As you have known how to get to Zhangjiajie from other major destinations of China, and you may wonder how to get around Zhangjiajie to its super fascinating attractions?

There are many breathtaking attractions scattered around Zhangjiajie downtown area including Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon and Glass Bridge, Tianmen Mountain, Baofeng Lake and Yellow Dragon Cave and so on. This updated Zhangjiajie transportation guide shows comprehensive and best ways to transfer to the destinations you want to go. Take your time to check now!


Means of Transportation in Zhangjiajie

By Coach

Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station (张家界中心汽车站), close to Zhangjiajie Railway Station and Tianmen Mountain Cable Car Ticket Station, is the only long distance bus station with regular coaches the nearby Yangjiajie Scenic Area, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park and surrounding scenic spots like Fenghuang Ancient Town.

Location & Detailed Address: 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).

Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station

By Taxi

Traveling around Zhangjiajie by taxi is convenient and inexpensive. Flag down fare is 5 Yuan within 1.6 km, 1.6 Yuan per km for extra distance. It is very convenient to take taxi anywhere in the city to Zhangjiajie Railway Station and Zhangjiajie Hehua International Airport and costs only about 15-20 Yuan. Do ask the drivers run the meter if you take a taxi.

By Bus

Buses are available in Zhangjiajie, taking to Zhangjiajie downtown area, Zhangjiajie Hehua International Airport, Zhangjiajie Railway Station, Tujia Minority Folk Park, Puguang Buddhist Temple at a very cheap price.

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By Cable Car

Each of the tourist spots in Zhangjiajie is a huge system, especially when it comes to Wulingyuan Scenic Area (Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Yuanjiajie, Tianzi Mountain & Yangjiajie) and Tianmen Mountain. Inside Wulingyuan Scenic Spot, there are hiking, free sightseeing buses and extra-charged Bailong Elevator and 3 cable car lines for you choose. And to go uphill and downhill the Tianmen Mountain, you could ride the 99 bends sightseeing bus or Tianmen Mountain Cable Car.

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Get to Major Attractions in Zhangjiajie

Get to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is a large tourist spot which worth about at least 2-3 days for your exploration. There are five entrances that you can enter Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, including Forest Park Ticket Station (森林公园门票站), Wujiayu Ticket Station (吴家峪门票站), Zimugang Ticket Station (梓木岗门票站), Yangjiajie Ticket Station (杨家界门票站) and Tianzi Mountain Ticket Station (天子山门票站). Among them, Forest Park Ticket Station and Wujiayu Ticket Station are mostly used entrances. Most of the coach would stop at Forest Park Ticket Station.

You could check for more details at Zhangjiajie Airport to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park | Zhangjiajie Railway Station to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park.

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
From To Distance By Taxi By Bus/Coach
Zhangjiajie Hehua International Airport Zhangjiajie National Forest Park (Forest Park Ticket Station) 30 KM Around CNY 100 (40-50 mins’ driving) Get to the Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station for the direct coach to Zhangjiajie National Park.
Zhangjiajie Railway Station 29 KM Around CNY 90-100 (40-50 mins’ driving)
Zhangjiajie Downtown 28 KM Around CNY 90 (40 mins’ driving)

(Note: The above information are for reference only. The real driving time and fees may vary based on the real situation.)

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Get to Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon

Many travelers would like to spend half day experiencing the Longest Glass Bridge in the world and some of them would combine Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon with the thrilling Glass Bridge experience in one go. The distance between Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon and the downtown area is about 60 kilometers.

From To Distance By Taxi By Bus/Coach
Zhangjiajie Hehua International Airport Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon 61 KM around CNY 200-230 (80 mins’ driving) First transfer to Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station for the bus to Wulingyuan and get to Wulingyuan Bus Station for the bus to Grand Canyon. It may take 1.5-2 hours for the whole transfer.
Zhangjiajie Railway Station 61 KM
Zhangjiajie Downtown 60 KM

(Note: The above information are for reference only. The real driving time and fees may vary based on the real situation.)

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Get to Tianmen Mountain

Tianmen Mountain is just about 6 kilometers south of Zhangjiajie downtown area. While travelers would take the longest cable car in Asian (7455 meters) in its downtown area, close to Zhangjiajie Railway Station. That means travelers don’t need to extend 6 KM to the foot of the Tianmen Mountain and they can experience the amazing cable car journey up to the mountain.

From To Distance By Taxi By Bus/Coach
Zhangjiajie Hehua International Airport Tianmen Mountain Cable Car Ticket Station 5 KM Taking taxi is very cheap within CNY 20. Bus No.402, 4 can take you to the ticket office, about 40-50 minutes.
Zhangjiajie Railway Station 1 KM Bus No.13, 6, 5, 9 can take you to the ticket office.
Zhangjiajie Downtown 1 KM Bus No.13, 1, 4, 10a can take you to the ticket office.

(Note: The above information are for reference only. The real driving time and fees may vary based on the real situation.)

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Get to Baofeng Lake

Baofeng Lake features emerald waters and is surrounded by forested mountains. It is situated close to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park at its east side. It is about 3 kilometers from Wulingyuan Town.

From To Distance By Taxi By Bus/Coach
Zhangjiajie Hehua International Airport Baofeng Lake 37 KM around CNY120-150 (50-60 mins’ driving) First transfer to Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station for the bus to Wulingyuan Town and take local bus No.2 to Baofeng Lake.
Zhangjiajie Railway Station 36 KM
Zhangjiajie Downtown 34 KM

(Note: The above information are for reference only. The real driving time and fees may vary based on the real situation.)


Get to Yellow Dragon Cave

Yellow Dragon Cave, also called Huanglong Cave, is just like an underground “magical palace”, featuring a wide cave, deep and secluded underground rivers, hanging waterfalls and dense stone bamboo shoots. It is located on the way between Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon and Wulingyuan Scenic Area.

From To Distance By Taxi By Bus/Coach
Zhangjiajie Hehua International Airport Baofeng Lake 43 KM around CNY 150-180 (50-60 mins’ driving) First transfer to Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station for the bus to Wulingyuan Bus Station and take local bus No.1 to stop at Yellow Dragon Cave.
Zhangjiajie Railway Station 42 KM
Zhangjiajie Downtown 41 KM
Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon 20 KM around CNY 60-80 (20-30 mins’ driving) No direct bus
Wulingyuan Bus Station 9 KM around CNY 15-20 (15 mins’ driving) N/A

(Note: The above information are for reference only. The real driving time and fees may vary based on the real situation.)

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Get around Zhangjiajie

As you know, there are many stunning attractions in Zhangjiajie City worth 3 to 5 days’ visiting. If you have more time, you can also pay a visit to the famous Fenghuang Ancient Town, Furong Ancient Town, Yongshun Laosicheng Tusi Site, etc. The transportation to each site would be a little complicated and it is recommended to use our private car service with experienced driver taking to the destinations you want to go.

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Get to Fenghuang Ancient Town

Fenghuang Ancient Town, about 200 kilometers away from Zhangjiajie downtown area, is taking about 3-3.5 hours’ for the transfer. Many travelers choose to visit Fenghuang Ancient Town after their Zhangjiajie city tour. It usually takes for 2 days back and forth.

Fenghuang Ancient Town Fenghuang Ancient Town
From To Distance By Coach
Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station Fenghuang Bus Station 200 KM There are 5 regular coaches running to Fenghuang at 09:30/12:30/14:30/15:30/17:20 every day.

(Note: The above information are for reference only. The real driving time and fees may vary based on the real situation.)

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Get to Yongshun Laosicheng Tusi Site

Yongshun Laosicheng Tusi Site is located at the southeast side of Zhangjiajie, about 84 kilometers away, taking about 2 hours for driving. To successfully get to Laosicheng Tusi Site, travelers can first take long distance bus from Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station to Yongshun Bus Station. And then hire a local car to the site. For the complicated transportation, it is highly recommended to use our private car service to go directly from Zhangjiajie to Laosicheng if you want to visit.


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.

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