Changsha Train

Changsha South Railway Station

Changsha South Railway Station is 8 miles (13 km) from Wuyi Square (city center), 6 miles (10 km) from Changsha Railway Station and 11 miles (18 km) from Huanghua International Airport. The South Train Station works closely with the metro, maglev, city buses, taxis, and long distance buses to provide convenient transport for passengers.

Address: Huahou Road, Yuhua District


Schedule and Ticket Booking

The station serves as the transportation hub for Beijing-Guangzhou and Shanghai-Kunming High Speed Railways. It only operates bullet trains including these to and from Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Guilin, and Qingdao etc.

 Major Rail Lines from this Station to:

See detailed Changsha Train Schedule

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
First/ Second Class Seat
Beijing West
G502, G84, G506, G812...
19 departures from 07:08 to 17:09
5h17m - 7h22mCNY 1,036.5/ 648.5
USD 152/ 95
Hong Kong
G6113, G79, G305 from 07:38 to 18:083h11m - 3h45mCNY 848/ 529
USD 125/ 78
Guangzhou South
G6011, G6011, G6109, G6101...
115 departures from 06:58 to 21:00
2h18m - 3h1mCNY 474/ 294
USD 70/ 43
Shanghai Hongqiao
G1342, G1344, G1778, G1346...
28 departures from 06:58 to 18:15
4h23m - 6h19mCNY 798.5/ 478
USD 117/ 70
Xi'an North
G864, G834, G814, G878...
9 departures from 08:58 to 16:20
4h58m - 6h40mCNY 901/ 563
USD 133/ 83
G502, G1290, G1216, G1778...
108 departures from 07:08 to 21:17
1h18m - 2h10mCNY 264.5/ 164.5
USD 39/ 24
G288, G288, G288, G1848...
8 departures from 07:54 to 09:29
8h24m - 10h5mCNY 1,000/ 626.5
USD 147/ 92
G539, G535, G1507, G431...
17 departures from 06:52 to 17:01
2h34m - 3h31mCNY 295/ 184.5
USD 43/ 27
Shenzhen North
G6011, G2270, G6013, G6007...
55 departures from 06:58 to 20:45
2h50m - 5h58mCNY 603.5/ 388.5
USD 89/ 57
  The above schedule is for reference only. For real-time schedule and ticket booking, please click the arrival stations.

Station Plan

The station can be divided into three zones: west square, east square and the five-storey terminal building. The roof of the terminal building resembles the ups and downs of mountains and water waves, with the platforms formed like canopies. The unique design makes the station co-exists in synergy with the surrounding landscape.

Floor West Square Station Building East Square
2F --- Waiting Hall ---
1F Entrance, taxi drop-off area Entrance hall, platforms, ticket counters Entrance, taxi drop-off area
-1F Exit, Lituo Long-distance Bus Station Arrival floor, ticket counters Exit, City bus stops, taxi stands, metro entrance, maglev entrance
-2F Taxi stands, metro entrance Metro transfer hall Parking lots
-3F Metro platform Metro platform Parking lots

1. Platforms and boarding gates for Beijing-Guangzhou High Speed Railway are in the west of the station and those for Shanghai-Kunming High Speed Railway are in the east of the station. So to save you time, passengers who travel in north-south direction are advised to enter via West Square and passengers who travel in east-west direction should use East Square.
2. Lituo Long-distance Bus Station has buses to well-known scenic spots, such as Zhangjiajie, Phoenix Ancient City and Mt. Shaoshan.

Changsha South Railway Station
Changsha South Railway Station

How to transfer between Changsha South Railway Station and downtown

By bus:
The city bus stops are set up in the south side on -1F of east square. There are buses including No. 8, 16, 63, 63 (express line), 66, 68, 124, 135, 148, 148 (branch line), 159, 160, 208, 348, 503, 601, Airport Express Line (South Coach Station Line).

By Metro:
The line 2 and line 4 have a stop at the Changsha South Train Station. There are bilingual signs showing the way between the railway entrance/exit and metro platforms.

By Maglev:
Maglev is the most convenient and fastest way for transfer between the station and airport. Travelers can go to -1F of East Square to take it.
By Taxi:
Passengers arriving by taxi will be dropped off at the drop-off areas on the 1F right outside to the entrance. For passengers who travel to downtown, the taxi pick-up stands can be found at -2F on West Square and -1F on East Square.

To/From Time (minutes) Cost
Changsha Railway Station 25 CNY35
Huanghua International Airport 40 CNY60
Wuyi Square (City Center) 30 CNY35


How to get to popular places from the station

 Changsha Railway Station:
Take metro line 2 to get there directly and get out from exit 3.

 Wuyi Square (City Center):
Take metro line 2 to Wuyi Square and get out from exit 7.

 Huanghua Airport:
1. Take the Express Line at South Railway Station Bus Stop to Huanghua Airport. The bus departs from 08:25 to 17:25 every 60 minutes and 17:25 to 20:00 every 30 minutes. The travel time is about 40 minutes and the ticket fare is CNY20.5.
2. Take a Maglev Train to the airport. It is available between 09:00 and 18:00 with an interval of 25 minutes. Duration is about 20 minutes and ticket fare is CNY 20.

 Fenghuang Ancient Town:
Take a coach at Lituo Express Bus Station on West Square of the station to Fenghuang Ancient Town. The coach is available at 12:20, 15:00 and 16:30. The travel time is about 6 hours and the ticket fare is CNY150.

 Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area in Zhangjiajie:
Take a coach at Lituo Bus Station to Zhangjiajie Bus Terminal. The coach is available at 11:40, 13:00, 14:10, 15:20 and 16:50. The travel time is about 5.5 hours and the ticket fare is CNY135. Next, change to buses to Wulingyuan Bus Station, the ticket fare is CNY12 and take no longer than 45 minutes. After getting off, passengers can take bus line 1 or 2 to the ticket office of the scenic spot. From Zhangjiajie Bus Terminal, passengers can also take buses to other scenic sites in the city.

Facilities and Services

 Ticket Office:
There are totally 27 ticket counters in the station, 17 in the west side of the station building and 10 in the east. They can be found on the -1F and 1F.

 Waiting Hall:
2F is a major waiting hall which consists of normal waiting rooms and VIP rooms. Passengers can find their corresponding waiting room according to the LED screens. In the waiting hall, there are restaurants, cafés, newsstands, toilets, drinking water and convenience shops. There is a customer service center inside the hall.

 Left Luggage:
There are luggage storage cabinets available in the waiting hall on 2F. It usually charges CNY10 per bag for every 12 hours (less than 12 hours will be counted as 12 hours).

- Last updated on Apr. 26, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Changsha South Railway Station
Asked by Anisa from PORTUGAL | Apr. 26, 2023 10:04Reply
Passport Control and Immigration
I will travel from HK West to Changsha by Train. How does it work with passport control and Immigration? Will this be at Hk station or Changsha?
Answers (1)
Answered by Molly | Apr. 26, 2023 23:58

They will all be completed in HK Station and the customs is generally at B3 level of HK train station.
Asked by Bng from THAILAND | Jan. 16, 2020 00:01Reply
How to go from Changsha Huanghua airport? Bus? Taxi?
Answers (1)
Answered by Naylor from NEW ZEALAND | Jan. 16, 2020 17:48

To reach South railway station from airport, you can use airport shuttle bus or maglev train.
Asked by Laura Michelle Gonzalez from UNITED STATES | Jul. 26, 2019 06:37Reply
How to get to Zhangjiajie from Changsha?
Answers (3)
Answered by Roger from HUNGARY | Jul. 31, 2019 18:57

There are usually around 7 slow ride a day from Changsha to Zhangjiajie taking around 4.5 to 6 hours on the way
Answered by Laura Gonzalez from UNITED STATES | Aug. 01, 2019 12:51

Would it be better to take a train from Zhangjiajie back to Changsha and then take a high-speed train to Beijing, or take a slow train from Zhangjiajie to Beijing?
Answered by Paz from JAMAICA | Aug. 04, 2019 22:58

I would prefer the transfer option in Changsha. The direct one to Beijing takes more than a full day on the way, it is too long. By Changsha, you can reach Beijing in the evening on same day. You may also consider flight.
Asked by Orla from CANADA | Jul. 16, 2019 02:54Reply
There is VIP lounge at Guangzhou South Station?
Answers (1)
Answered by Tara from SPAIN | Jul. 16, 2019 18:52

Yes, there should be lounge for business class seat holders on both 1F and 2F. You can check which one is possible to use if you hold a business class seat.
Asked by ed from US | Jul. 14, 2019 13:01Reply
Hong Kong West > Zhangjiajie in November
I will be traveling from HK West > Changsha South > Changsha > Zhangjiajie, can I pick up all my tickets at Hong Konf West
train station ?
Also how far is Changsha South to Changsha Station ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Zackary | Jul. 14, 2019 19:39

you can collect them tickets in west kowloon but you would need to pay extra fee for collection service there.

It takes about 30min on the way to transfer between two stations, so maybe you need around 1.5 hours between the two sides.
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