Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge

Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge, aka Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon skywalk, is the world’s longest and highest glass bridge, hanging over Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon. Looking from a distance, it looks like a piece of white silk floating between the clouds and fog, hence it is also called Yuntiandu, meaning “a way of clouds to the sky”. Standing on it, if dare to, you can have a bird’s eye view of the Grand Canyon.

Basic Facts of Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge

Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge

 Length: 430 meters (1,411 feet)
 Width: 6 meters (20 feet)
 Height: 300 meters (984 feet)
The bridge bottom is paved with transparent glass, to give visitors an extremely thrilling feeling and a better perspective of sightseeing. In addition, in the middle of the bridge, there is a bungee platform. When opened, it will be world’s highest bungee, measuring 270 meters (886 feet) above the ground.

How to tour Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge

1. If you will visit both the Glass Bridge and the Grand Canyon, it’s better to visit the Glass Bridge first to avoid detour and save time and energy.

2. There are cable cars up to the Glass Bridge. A one-way ticket is CNY35. The cable car upper terminal is only 10 minutes’ walk from the Glass Bridge.

3. Visitors had better book a ticket in advance from the official website, as no ticket is sold on the spot, except discounted tickets for some Chinese citizens. The tickets are available 1day to 2 months prior to the visit date. But you are advised to book it as early as possible, especially during the peak season. A valid ID certificate like passport is required for both booking the ticket and entering the scenic site.

4. Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon has three kinds of ticket, all valid for one day only:

Ticket A for the Grand Canyon  CNY 118 plus insurance fee of CNY 3
Ticket B for the canyon and Glass Bridge CNY 256 plus insurance fee of CNY 3
Ticket C for the Glass Bridge  CNY 138 plus insurance fee of CNY 3

 Note: Free for children under 1.3m (4.3ft).

5. The entering time is set when booking the ticket:
For Ticket B: 8:00 – 9:59, 10:00 – 12:59, and 13:00 – 15:00
For Ticket C: 15:20 – 17:00. 
Please enter the site during the reserved time; otherwise the ticket will automatically turn invalid.

6. Passenges with Ticket B must enter the canyon before 15:30.

7. Open Time: 07:30-17:30

Recommended Guided Tour:

 1-Day Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Tour to Glass Bridge from $147
Worry-free day tour with all fees included, plus professional guide and private driver.

Tips on Walking the Bridge

Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge

1. The bridge may be closed if the weather is bad.

2. All visitors to the bridge need to wear a pair of shoe covers. One can get one for free at the entrance to the bridge.

3. One can only bring a cell phone with cover and small-sized bags like a purse or waist-bag while walking on the bridge. You can leave other belongings at the left luggage office. The service fee is CNY5 per piece of small bag and CNY10 per piece of large bag.

4. High heels and metal spiked shoes are not allowed on the bridge.

5. Do not run or jump on the bridge or stand against the rail.

6. Those who have heart disease, high blood pressure and acrophobia as well as drunk visitors are not recommended to set foot on the bridge.

Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge Vs. Tianmen Mountain Glass Plank

Tianmen Mountain is also located in the city of Zhangjiajie, about 60 kilometers (37 miles) away from the Grand Canyon. Different from the Grand Canyon Glass Bridge hanging in the air, Tianmen Mountain Glass Planks are inserted into the mountain cliffs. There are three of them and the most famous one is at a height of over 1,400 meters (4,593 feet). It is exciting and thrilling to walk on them, too. If you unfortunately do not get a ticket for the glass bridge, these glass planks are also a good try. There are fewer tourists there and the ticket can be generally bought on the spot.

How to get to Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge

 From Wulingyuan Scenic Area, the most famous scenic spot in Zhangjiajie:
Take a bus from Wulingyuan Bus Station to the canyon directly. It takes about 40 minutes.

 From Downtown Zhangjiajie
Take a bus from Zhangjiajie Long-distance Bus Center to the canyon. The travel time is about an hour.

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- Last modified on Jun. 17, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge
Asked by Laura from ITALY | Jun. 12, 2019 23:12Reply
At what time does the last bus depart from the Zhangjiajie glass bridge, back to town?
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Answered by Ethan from USA | Jun. 13, 2019 19:48

As I know, it's 18:00.
Answered by Laura from ITALY | Jun. 14, 2019 08:10

Thanks so much!! We made it on time and it was easy to take it back to town. The locals were really great in helping with directions too 😊
Asked by Nicole Acuti from ITALY | Jun. 11, 2019 03:25Reply
Hi! I wanted to ask if it is possible to do tianmen mountain and the glass bridge in one day?
We would start at 7.30 from the cable car station to go to the mountain, then wanted to tour the hole mountain and then take the bus back to zhangjiajie downtown and from there to the glass bridge? Is this a realistic trip? And if yes, which buses do we need to take from the mountain to the glass bridge?
Thank you for your help!
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Answered by Ariel from USA | Jun. 11, 2019 20:27

Generally speaking, you can play both of them in one day, while the time could be a little tight. After you arriving downtown, you can take taxi to Wulingyuan Coach Station, in which has direct bus to glass bridge.
Answered by Nicole Acuti ä from ITALY | Jun. 12, 2019 04:28

Thank you!
Answered by Nicole Acuti from ITALY | Jun. 12, 2019 04:32

But can I take the bus from zhangjiajie long distance bus station to the glass bridge as well?
Answered by Nicole Acuti from ITALY | Jun. 12, 2019 04:46

And do we need to take the cable car to the glass bridge?
Answered by Emma from AUSTRALIA | Jun. 12, 2019 17:59

1. There are several buses departing from Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station to the Grand Canyon where the glass bridge is located at. It takes about 1h and takes CNY22.

2. You need to take cable car to the bridge and it costs CNY35 per person for one-way cable car.
Answered by Laura from ITALY | Jun. 14, 2019 08:20

Hi Nicole, we just did it. We are from Italy too by the way. We took the first cable car as you mentioned at 7.30am and then walked all around the mountain then got down with escalator+stairs and took the green bus down to town (choose price option cable + bus). We then took the local bus from the bus station that is next to the train stations for went to Wulingyuan, checked into the hotel super fast and walked to the local bus station to get the local but to Glass Bridge (clearly indicated). There you have a good two hours between the glass and the walk in the Canyon (great)and the small boat at the end will get you back to the local bus. It is feasible but we walk pretty fast so it depends on how you move around from place to place and within.
Answered by Nicole from ITALY | Jun. 17, 2019 01:10

Oh ok thank you! But did you take the bus to the glass bridge first from zhangjiajie to wulinyuan and then to the glass bridge or directly from zhangjiajie?
When exactly did you take the shuttle bus down tianmen mountain?
Where did you get the tickets for the glass bridge?
Thanks again! :)
Asked by Nijole from LITHUANIA | May. 22, 2019 21:42Reply
Hi, what is better way to go to from Beijing to Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge?
How far is it from Beijing?
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Answered by Alice from USA | May. 23, 2019 20:02

It is about 1,500 km and the best way is to take a flight to Zhangjiajie. Upon landing, take a taxi to Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station and it costs about CNY20. Then take a bus to Wuling yuan Bus Station. It takes about 50 minutes and costs CNY13. After that, take a special bus line to the Glass Bridge. It takes about 40mins and the bus fare is around CNY15.
Asked by Ricardo from BRAZIL | Apr. 23, 2019 14:05Reply
I would like to get more info about the bungee jump of Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge the bridge.
Is there an email address?
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Answered by Chasidy from UKRAINE | Apr. 25, 2019 01:28

Well, I didn't find the contact information on the internet. You are advised to consult the details when you arriving at the scenic area.
Answered by Ricardo from BRAZIL | Apr. 25, 2019 03:51

Thank you! But is there really a Bungy spot? Given that the trip to China is a long one, I would like to plan it accordingly. Any other suggestions? Best regards
Answered by Moria from AUSTRALIA | Apr. 25, 2019 22:47

As I know, the Bungee jump in Zhangjiajie hasn't opened yet.
Answered by Ricardo from BRAZIL | Apr. 26, 2019 03:36

Thank you!
Asked by nazeer from CURACAO | Apr. 04, 2019 18:38Reply
i will be in shanghai is it easier to get there to the glass bridge or easier from beijing city?
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Answered by Demi from USA | Apr. 08, 2019 01:48

Both of them have similar situation. Comparatively, you can suggested to fly to Zhangjiajie from Shanghai, which takes about 2.5 hours.
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