Zhangjiajie Travel FAQs & Tips

1. What is the best time to visit Zhangjiajie?

In fact, it is difficult to say what is the best time to visit Zhangjiajie, as its mountainous surroundings make it attractive in all seasons. If you want to avoid the coldness here, you’d better visit between April and October. You could check the detailed information about Zhangjiajie weather on our page: Zhangjiajie Weather Information & Seasonal Activities.

2. Besides Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, are there any scenic sites worth a visit?

Here we recommend you visit Yellow Dragon Cave and Baofeng Lake in Suoxiyu Nature Reserve; and Tianmen Mountain and Tujia Folk Custom Park in Zhangjiajie City. You could check the detailed information about Things to Do in Zhangjiajie on our page: Zhangjiajie Top Attractions & Featured Activities.

3. How to get to Zhangjiajie?

Usually, there are two means of transportation to get to Zhangjiajie: by air and by train. You can take flight to Zhangjiajie from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Xiamen, Xi'an, Chengdu, Shenyang, and Changsha. You can also take the train to Zhangjiajie from Beijing, Shanghai, Nanning, Liuzhou, and Changsha. Bus is available From Changsha. You could check the detailed information about Zhangjiajie Transportation on our page: How to Get to & around Zhangjiajie.

4. Can I visit Zhangjiajie from Hong Kong by air?

Sorry, there is no direct flight between Zhangjiajie and Hong Kong at present. But you could get direct flight to Zhangjiajie from Shenzhen or Guangzhou which are close to Hong Kong. More details about how to get from Hong Kong to Zhangjiajie, please visit Hong Kong to Zhangjiajie Transportation >>

5. How long does it take from Shanghai to Zhangjiajie by train?

It will take you about 18 hours to get to Zhangjiajie from Shanghai. To save time, we suggest you take the flight to Zhangjiajie. More details about how to get from Shanghai to Zhangjiajie, please visit Shanghai to Zhangjiajie Transportation >>

6. How long does it take from Beijing to Zhangjiajie by trains?

It will take you about 20 hours by train. To save time, we suggest you take the flight to Zhangjiajie. More details about how to get from Beijing to Zhangjiajie, please visit Beijing to Zhangjiajie Transportation >>

7. How long does it take from Changsha to Zhangjiajie by long-distance coach?

There are three ways to tranfer from Changsha to Zhangjiajie, by high-speed train, by flight or by coach. Nowadays, there are more than 16 bullet trains running from Changsha Railway Station to Zhangjiajie West Railway Station everyday, which takes 2.5-3.5 hours. The Changsha-Zhangjiajie Highway has been completed and opened to traffic from October, 1st of 2005, thus considerably shortening the time and distance between the two destinations from previous 8 hours to the present 3.5 hours by bus. More details about how to get from Changsha to Zhangjiajie, please visit Changsha to Zhangjiajie | Zhangjiajie to Changsha Transportation >>

8. Does Zhangjiajie National Forest Park open in winter?

The cable way operates most time of the year. As a matter of fact, more and more tourists come to the mountain to enjoy the fantastic views in winter. They can also enjoy quite preferential prices offered by hotels. (Notice: The cable car might be overhauled in January or February during the off-season. However, if the cable car cannot be taken during the overhauling period, sightseeing buses will be arranged in the scenic area, which will not affect touring around the scenic area.)

9. What is the temperature up the mountain in different seasons?

The average temperature is around 16 °C. In summer the temperature up the mountain is about 27 °C while in winter it reaches minus 4 °C.

10. Which cable way should I take to get up the mountain?

There are Huangshizhai cable car to Huangshi Village in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Tianzishan cable car to Tianzi Mountain in Tianzi Natural Reserve and Bailong electric lift to Yuanjiajie in Water-Surrounding -Four-Gates.

11. How many days should I stay up the mountain?

It depends on your arrangements. Here, we recommend you 3-4 days to explore the beautiful mountains in Zhangjiajie.

12. How can I get to the mountain safely and properly?

You could book our private Zhangjiajie tours with experienced guide to explore Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. Travel with us, you’ll see the essence of Zhangjiajie without risking.

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