How to Get to Zhangjiajie from Hong Kong
Hong Kong is one of the most important gateway cities to China for overseas travellers. Most of them choose to go to Zhangjiajie from Hong Kong. Hong Kong is an international metropolis featuring with any icons of a modernized city, such as convenient transportation, advanced technology, high-end facilities, etc.
Then you transfer to Zhangjiajie, a totally different city attracting many tourists with its natural scenery. It is well-known in the world for Wulingyuan Scenic Area, which was added in the list of World Heritage List. In the scenic area, you will see beautiful forest park, the thick forest, exotic peaks and hills, etc. In addition, glass bridge in Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon, the longest cableway in Tianmen Mountain, etc can all be the reason for you to visit this imaginary place.
Zhangjiajie Hong Kong Distance
Hong Kong is located on China's south coast and surrounded by the South China Sea. Zhangjiajie is in the south central area of China, about 1,140 km (708 miles) from Hong Kong. There is no direct flights or direct train/high speed train between these two cities. Usually, travelers get from Hong Kong to Zhangjiajie by transferring via Shenzhen, Guangzhou or Guilin. Thus they need to combine flights and trains, by which they will need at least 5 hours from Hong Kong to Zhangjiajie.
Hong Kong to Zhangjiajie Map
Hong Kong to Zhangjiajie Flights - No Direct Flight
There is no direct flights from Hong Kong to Zhangjiajie. You need to take connecting flights via Beijing, Shanghai, Changsha, Xian, Guangzhou, etc. The time needed for this kind of way is about 5.5 hrs to 8.5 hrs. Some connecting flights among them even take far more than this. It is time consuming and you can use it in special cases. If you want to take connecting flights, you could check for more details at Flights to Zhangjiajie. Otherwise, we could help you to get the latest info.
Hong Kong to Zhangjiajie High Speed Train & Normal Train - No Direct Train & Time Consuming
There is no direct train or high speed train between Hong Kong and Zhangjiajie, and you need to transfer via other cities, such as Guangzhou, Changsha, Hengyang, etc. As there is no high speed train station in Zhangjiajie, then you need to take high speed train from Hong Kong to these cities first, and then transfer to normal train to Zhangjiajie Railway Station. The time needed for you in such a way is about 12 hrs to 26 hrs, which will be time consuming. Therefore, it's not recommended to take trains from Hong Kong to Zhangjiajie.
Hong Kong to Zhangjiajie Via Guangzhou - Top Recommended (Train & Flight)
Hong Kong to Guangzhou: By High Speed Train
Duration: About 1 hr
From -to: HK West Kowloon Station (香港西九龙站) - Guangzhou South Railway Station (广州南站)
You could go to Zhangjiajie from Hong Kong via Guangzhou. There are about 34 daily G-trains from Hong Kong West Kowloon Station to Guangzhou South Railway Station. The time needed for a single way is about 1 hr. You need to consider the situation in the notice as below, so you need to take the train as early as possible to catch the next early flight. Otherwise, you can just take the late flight. To know the detailed info, you could check Hong Kong to Guangzhou Train Schedules, or ask help from us.
Travel Tips: You could also take flight from Hong Kong International Airport to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, which will take about 1 hour.
Notice: Considering that you need to transfer to Guangzhou Airport from the Guangzhou South Railway Station, and you need to check-in at the airport at least 1 hour before the plane leaves, you need to arrive at Guangzhou South Railway Station about 3 hours before the plane leaves.
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Guangzhou to Zhangjiajie: By Flight
Duration: About 1h 45mins
From -to: Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport T2 (广州白云国际机场T2航站楼) - Zhangjiajie Hehua Airport (张家界荷花机场)
At present, there are usually 2 daily flights from Guangzhou to Zhangjiajie: CZ3245 (11:40~13:25) and CZ3381 (23:10~00:55). The time needed for a single way is about 1 h 45 mins. If you want to take the earlier one, then you have to catch the early train. If you take the later one, there’s no need to get up early to catch the early train. You could check for the detailed info about Guangzhou to Zhangjiajie flights, or ask help from us.
Guangzhou South Railway Station to Guangzhou Biayun International Airport
The distance between Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport and Guangzhou South Railway Station is about 65 km by car, which will take about 1.5 h. You could take subway, taxi,or bus.
Hong Kong to Zhangjiajie Via Shenzhen - Great Alternative Option (Train & Flight)
Hong Kong to Shenzhen: By High Speed Train
Duration: About 20 ~25 mins
From -to: HK West Kowloon Station (香港西九龙站) - Shenzhen North Railway Station (深圳北站)
Traveling from Hong Kong to Zhangjiajie via Shenzhen is also a good choice. Although both Futian Railway Station (福田站) and Shenzhen North Railway Station are located at Shenzhen, it’s advised to take train to Shenzhen North Railway Station. Because the north railway station is closer to Shenzhen Baoan International Airport.
Generally, there are 67 G-train during Monday to Friday operating from Hong Kong and Shenzhen North Railway Station (68 G-train in Saturday and Sunday). The time needed for a single way is about 20 mins ~ 25 mins. As there are so many trains, there’s no need to worry about catching them. To know the detailed info about Hong Kong to Shenzhen trains, you could check Hong Kong to Shenzhen Train Schedules, or ask help from us.
Notice: Considering that you need to transfer from Shenzhen North Railway Station to Shenzhen Baoan International Airport and check-in at the airport at least 1 hour before the plane leaves, you need to arrive at Shenzhen North Railway Station about 3 hours before the plane leaves.
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Shenzhen to Zhangjiajie: By Flight
Duration: About 2 hrs
From -to: Shenzhen Baoan International Airport T3 (深圳宝安国际机场T3航站楼) - Zhangjiajie Hehua Airport (张家界荷花机场)
At present, there is only one flight every day from Shenzhen to Zhangjiajie: CZ3991 (22:30~00:30). The time needed for a single way is about 2hrs. You need to arrive at Shenzhen North Railway Station about 3 hours before 22:30, considering the situation mentioned above in the notice of Hong Kong to Shenzhen. To know the latest info about Shenzhen to Zhangjiajie flights, you could check Flights to Zhangjiajie, or ask help from us.
Shenzhen North Railway Station to Shenzhen Baoan International Airport
The distance between Shenzhen North Railway Station and Shenzhen Baoan International Airport is about 40 km by car, which will take about 50 mins. You could take Airport Bus, taxi, or bus.
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Hong Kong to Zhangjiajie Via Guilin - Make a Stop for Typical Karst Landforms
Most travellers may also choose to go to Zhangjiajie from Hong Kong via Guilin. They would like to stop Guilin for 2~3 days. It will be great to take high speed train from HK West Kowloon Station (香港西九龙站) to Guilin West Railway Station (桂林西), which will take about 3.5 hrs. Then you could stay at Guilin to explore Li River, Elephant Trunk Hill, Yulong River, Longsheng Rice Terrace, etc. After the visiting, take the direct flight from Guilin to Zhangjiajie (About 1 hr).
Hong Kong to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
After traveling from Hong Kong to Zhangjiajie as what said before, you will arrive at Zhangjiajie Hehua Airport. The distance between Zhangjiajie Airport and Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is about 30 km by car and it will take about 45 mins. After arriving at Zhangjiajie airport, you could take taxi, bus or licensed private car of China Discovery.
It is top recommended to take the licensed private car of China Discovery, and the experienced local driver will escort you from the airport to your hotel. The private car service, included in the Zhangjiajie Tour Package, also includes escorting you from your hotel to scenic spot, from one attraction to the next, from your hotel to the next destination, etc.
How to Plan a Hong Kong Zhangjiajie Tour
To combine a trip to both Hong Kong and Zhangjiajie, you need about 6 days to 7 days.
Generally, travellers will take 2 days in Hong Kong. Then they will explore both Hong Kong Island and Lantau Island. For the first day, they will visit Wong Tai Sin Temple, Nan Lian Garden, Avenue of Stars, etc. For the next day, they will experience Ngong Ping 360, appreciate Tian Tan Buddha and Po Lin Monaster, visit Tai O Fishing Village and then go to Zhangjiajie
After Hong Kong tour, they will take about 4 days to 5 days in Zhangjiajie. They would firstly catch highlights of this scenic area. Zhangjiajie National Forest Park can be the first day’s itinerary, including hiking up Huangshizhai to overlook the forest park, and wandering along clear Golden Whip Brook. Then Yuanjiajie and Tianzi Mountain can be combined to travel in one day. They will explore the magical Avatar Mountains in the real world! For the following days, they will visit the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon to experience the Glass Bridge. Nearby Baofeng Lake and Yellow Dragon Cave can also be good destinations. Tianmen Mountain in the downtown area of Zhangjiajie city also attracts many travellers.
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