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Zhangjiajie to Fenghuang | Fenghuang to Zhangjiajie

Fenghuang Ancient Town, praised as “the most beautiful ancient town in China”, with a history over 400 years, is one of the best preserved traditional villages in China located in the western of Hunan Province, about 200 kilometers (147 miles) from Zhangjiajie.

Many travelers would like to combine amazing Zhangjiajie tour with Fenghuang Ancient Town in one trip for 5 to 6 days. With beautiful riverside buildings, old temples, traditional Miao culture, picturesque mountain surroundings, and an amazing night time atmosphere, there are so much to see and do in this elegant town. BUT, do you know how to get from Zhangjiajie to Fenghuang? How to plan your Zhangjiajie Fenghuang easily? Check this useful transportation guide to make everything clear! Enjoy!


Where are Zhangjiajie and Fenghuang Ancient Town?

Zhangjiajie is situated in the northwest of Hunan Province while Fenghuang Ancient Town is located in the west of Hunan Province, bordering with Guizhou Province (61 km from Tongren City and 123 km from its UNESCO World Heritage Site - Fanjingshan Mountain). That means Fenghuang is in the southwest of Zhangjiajie, about 200 km away. There are four ways to travel between Zhangjiajie and Fenghuang - by bus, taxi, train or our private car transfer service.

Zhangjiajie Fenghuang Transportation Map

Zhangjiajie Fenghuang Transportation Map


How to Get from Zhangjiajie to Fenghuang

About 80% travelers would like to enjoy Zhangjiajie to Fenghuang Ancient Town trip instead of Fenghuang to Zhangjiajie tour. Getting from Zhangjiajie to Fenghuang is not difficult and you can choose from by bus, taxi or simply use China Discovery’s private car service. Taking bus the is the cheapest way and while use our private car service is the worry free way.

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By Bus (3.5-4 Hours) - Cheapest Way Recommended for Independent Travelers

From To Distance Bus/Coach Length
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. 3-3.5 hours
Wulingyuan Bus Station 236 KM Two long distance coaches running at 08:30/14:30 every day. around 3.5-4 hours

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

● Wulingyuan Bus Station (武陵源汽车站)

Location & Detailed Address: Opposite to Santo Domingo International Hotel, Guihua Road, Wulingyuan Town, Zhangjiajie City (张家界市武陵源区桂花路圣多明歌国际大酒店对面)

Transportation: with walking distance to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park (Wujiayu Ticket Station); It is about 33 kilometers to Zhangjiajie downtown.

● Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station (张家界中心汽车站)

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 from Tianmen Mountain (about 15 minutes by driving) and about 29 kilometers from Zhangjiajie National Forest Park (about 40-50 minutes by driving).

● Fenghuang Bus Station (凤凰总客运站)

Location & Detailed Address: No.1 Fenghuang North Road, Fenghuang Town, Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture (凤凰北路1号)

Transportation: about 1 KM to Fenghuang Ancient Town.

Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station
Fenghuang Bus Station Fenghuang Bus Station

How to choose the bus station:

1. If you are in Wulingyuan Scenic Area (including Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Tianzi Mountain, Baofeng Lake and Yellow Dragon Cave), you’d better take the coach at Wulingyuan Bus Station.

2. If you are in Zhangjiajie downtown area (including Tianmen Mountain and Zhangjiajie Tujia Folk Culture Park), taking the long distance coach at Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station will be more convenient.

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By Taxi (about 3-3.5 Hours) - Alternative Plan

If you choose to take a taxi from Zhangjiajie to Fenghuang Ancient Town, it is expensive and may cost around CNY 700 and more.

By Train + Bus (6-7 Hours) - Not Recommended

There is no direct train from Zhangjiajie to Fenghuang at present. If you want to take a train, you should first transfer to Huaihua (怀化) and then take the bus to Fenghuang. It is time-consuming and not recommended.

Step 1: Zhangjiajie -> Huaihua by Train

There are 12 train running from Zhangjiajie to Huaihua at 03:56/05:59/08:30/08:59/12:38/13:08/15:25/16:58/17:10/17:36/18:16/19:11. It may take 3.5-4.5 hours on the train.

Step 2: Huaihua -> Fenghuang by Bus

After arriving in Huaihua, you should transfer to Huaihua Gaotie Bus Station for the bus running to Fenghuang Ancient Town. It needs 1.5 hours.

Zhangjiajie Train Station Zhangjiajie Railway Station

How to Get from Fenghuang to Zhangjiajie

A small part of travelers choose to visit Fenghuang Ancient Town first and then head to Zhangjiajie to see the Avatar Mountains and experience the thrilling glass bridge at Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon or Tianmen Mountain. Similarly, travelers can take bus, taxi or train plus bus to Zhangjiajie.

By Bus

From To Distance Bus/Coach Length
Fenghuang Bus Station Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station 200 KM 7 regular coaches running to Fenghuang at 08:30/09:30/10:30/13:30/14:30/15:30/17:20 every day. 3-3.5 hours
Wulingyuan Bus Station 236 KM Two long distance coaches running at 08:30/14:30 every day. around 3.5-4 hours

(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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How to choose the bus station:

1. If you want to get to Zhangjiajie downtown are first, you’d better choose to arrive at Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station which is located in the downtown area of Zhangjiajie.

2. If you want to extend closely to Wulingyuan Scenic Area like Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Baofeng Lake or Yellow Dragon Cave, it is a good idea to arrive at Wulingyuan Bus Station.

By Taxi

If you choose to take a taxi from Fenghuang Ancient Town to Zhangjiajie, it is expensive and may cost around CNY 700 and more.

Fenghuang Ancient Town Fenghuang Ancient Town

By Train + Bus

As the alternative plan, you can first take a bus to Huaihua from Fenghuang Bus Station and then take the train from Huaihua to Zhangjiajie. However, this way is not recommended.

Travel with China Discovery

To enjoy worry free journey traveling from Fenghuang to Zhangjiajie, it is highly recommended to use our private car service with an experienced driver and private tour guide taking to directly from Fenghuang to Zhangjiajie as well as enjoy the sightseeing in both destinations escorted by the tour guide.


How to Plan your Zhangjiajie Fenghuang Tour?

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. Fenghuang Ancient Town is a good extension after your Zhangjiajie tour which needs 1.5 days to 2 days.

Recommended Itinerary:

Day 1 - Arrive in Zhangjiajie and transfer to Wulingyuan Town for accommodation.

Day 2 - Visit Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Huangshi Village and Golden Whip Brook.

Day 3 - Visit Yuanjiajie, Tianzi Mountain.

Day 4 - Enjoy a tour to Yellow Dragon Cave and drive to Fenghuang Ancient Town. Enjoy the nightlife in Fenghuang.

Day 5 - Explore Fenghuang Ancient Town with amazing Phoenix River relaxing boat experience, The Former Residence of Shen Congwen and the East Gate Tower, etc. After the tour, drive back to Zhangjiajie for leave.

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Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge Experience
Zhangjiajie Tianzi Mountain Misty Tianzi Mountain in Wulingyuan Scenic Area

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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