Changsha Train

Changsha Railway Station

Changsha Railway Station is a transportation hub on Beijing-Guangzhou, Shimen-Changsha, Zhejiang-Jiangxi and Hunan-Guizhou railways. It is 15.5 miles (25 km) from Huanghua International Airport and 6.2 miles (10 km) from the South Railway Station.

Address: East Wuyi Road in Furong District


Changsha Railway Station Train Schedule and Ticket Booking

The station mainly operates ordinary trains to major domestic cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing and Xi'an as well as some high speed trains to some nearby cities including Xiangtan, Zhuzhou and Shimenxian.

 Major Rail Lines from this Station to:


High Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on Mar 24, 2022)

ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
First/ Second Class Seat
G2161, G2115, G1511, G6403...
13 departures from 07:57 to 20:05
0h14mCNY 20/ 12
USD 3/ 2
G1507, G6007, G6015, G6127...
24 departures from 07:22 to 22:06
0h15m - 0h16mCNY 39.5/ 24.5
USD 6/ 4
  The above schedule is for reference only. For real-time schedule and ticket booking, please click the arrival stations.

Normal Train Timetable

(Last Update on Mar 24, 2022)
ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
Soft/ Hard Sleeper
Z286, Z202, Z162, Z2...
6 departures from 02:47 to 23:46
14h11m - 21h14mCNY 527.5/ 343.5
USD 83/ 54
K1007, Z235, K237, Z35...
16 departures from 00:07 to 22:30
7h32m - 8h45mCNY 320/ 182
USD 50/ 29
K502 at 17:1017h32mCNY 456.5/ 299.5
USD 72/ 47
Chongqing North
K502 at 17:1013h40mCNY 363.5/ 237.5
USD 57/ 37
K1296, Z138, Z264 from 03:01 to 19:1214h34m - 17h46mCNY 484.5/ 288.5
USD 76/ 45
T8302, Z8312, Z8316, T8322...
8 departures from 04:24 to 18:39
3h23m - 3h51mCNY 196.5/ 130.5
USD 31/ 21
  The above schedule is for reference only. For real-time schedule and ticket booking, please click the arrival stations.
See detailed Changsha Train Schedule 

Station Plan

Changsha Railway Station

Facing west with an area of 10 acres, the station consists of the front square and a 2-storey station building. There is a clock tower with a height of 207 feet on the top of the station building. It is a landmark of the station, and reminds passengers of the time. To the south of the square is the ticket office. Bus stops, taxi stands and parking lots for private cars are in the front square, too.

 2F: waiting room, VIP lounge, soft seat waiting room, toilet
 1F: station hall, platforms, waiting room, nursing room, waiting room for soliders, entrance, exit


How to get to the train station from downtown area?

 Arrival by bus:
At Railway Station Bus Stop: 1, 7, 9, 12, 101, 104, 105, 107, 108, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 114 (inter-zone line), 117, 118, 121, 126, 127, 135, 136, 139, 148, 158, 168, 168 (inter-zone line), 171, 202, 317, 401, 602, 803, 805, Lishan Special Line, Sightseeing bus line 1 and 3
At Civil Aviation Hotel: Airport Shuttle Bus (Railway Station Line)
At Rongyuan Road Intersection: 1, 112, 127, 136, 142, 168, 311, 405, 501, 701
At Wulipai: 101, 110, 112, 114, 114 (inter-zone line), 126, 127, 139, 142, 148, 158, 311, 405, 501, 602, 701, 805

 Arrival by metro line 2 or line 3:
When getting off the metro, passengers get out from exit 3 or 2 to go to the station quickly.

 Arrival by taxi:
Passengers arriving by taxi will get off at the front square.

From Time (minutes) Cost (CNY)
South Railway Station 25 30
Huanghua International Airport 30 70
Mawangdui Han Tombs 10 10
Hunan Provincial Museum 15 15


Ticket Check and Boarding

Inside the Waiting Room
Inside the Waiting Room

Before checking in, passengers should know where to have their tickets checked by reading the tickets carefully. After that, go to the platforms to get onboard. Please note that place the luggage in the right place when aboard in case that it falls and hurts others.


How to exit and leave the station?

Upon arriving, all passengers will get out from the exit to the front square where passengers can find bus, metro or taxi to leave the station according to their routes.

 Leave by metro:
metro entrance for line 2 or line 3 is close to the ticket office at the south side of the front square.

 Leave by bus:
Bus stops are located in the northwest of the front square. Passengers can go there to take bus to their destinations.

 Leave by taxi:
Taxi stands can also be found on the front square.

 Leave by long-distance bus:
Changzhutan Coach Station is situated 600 yards to the northwest side of the station. Passengers can take long-distance bus to get to Zhuzhou, Xiangtan, Fenghuang and Zhangjiajie.

How to travel from Changsha Railway Station to

  South Train Station:
Take metro line 2 to get there directly. One should get out through exit 2. 

 Huanghua International Airport:
Take Airport Shuttle Bus Line at the Civil Aviation Hotel (400 yards to the west side of the station) and get off at the airport. The bus is available from 05:20 to 22:30 with an interval of 15 minutes. The travel time is usually 40 minutes and the ticket fare is CNY15.5.

 Mawangdui Han Tombs:
Take bus line 112 to Mawangdui Hospital South. After, walk 230 yards (210 meters) northward to the destination.

 Hunan Provincial Museum:
Take bus line 136 or 113 at the station and get off at Provincial Museum Station. And then walk 340 yards (310 meters) eastward to the destination.
 Fenghuang Ancient Town:
Take coaches at Changzhutan Coach Station to Fenghuang Ancient Town directly. The coach is available at 07:30, 10:00, 14:50 and 16:50. It usually takes about 5 hours and the ticket fare is CNY158.

How to Travel from Changsha Railway Station to Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area in Zhangjiajie

1. Take a train to Zhangjiajie. From Zhangjiajie Station to national park, passengers should go to Zhangjiajie Bus Terminal (470 yards to the northwest side of Zhangjiajie Railway Station) to take buses to Wulingyuan Bus Station. It takes 45 minutes and costs CNY12. And then take bus line 1 or 2 to the ticket office of the scenic spot. From Zhangjiajie Bus Terminal, there are also buses to other scenic sites of the city.
2. Or passengers can take coaches at Changzhutan Coach Station to Zhangjiajie Bus Terminal. The coach is available at 08:20, 09:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:40, 14:50, 16:00, 17:30, and 19:00. It takes about 4 hours and the ticket fare is CNY120. Upon arrival, change to local bus to the scenic spot.

Facilities and Services

 Ticket Office:
The ticket office is located to the south side of the front square. There are 28 ticket windows in service. If passengers purchase tickets with the passports, they should go to the windows 9 – 12, which mainly deal with tickets for overseas passengers.

 Waiting Rooms:
There are six waiting rooms available in the station for passengers’ convenience. The first waiting room, a VIP lounge and a soft seat waiting room are on the second floor. The other two waiting rooms are at the west and east sides of the first floor. In addition, a waiting room for solider and a nursing room for babies and mothers can be found in the northwest corner of the first floor. Hot drinking water and toilets are provided in each waiting room.

Please note that only soft seat/sleeper ticket holders are permitted to enter the soft seat/sleeper waiting room and they can get onboard through the green channel 30 minutes earlier than normal check-in time. Water, newspaper, magazines and WI-FI hotspots are provided for free. Likewise, only pregnant passengers and passengers traveling with babies can use the nursing room. They are also allowed to get onboard earlier than others.

 Luggage Service:
Passengers can find several left luggage spots near the exit of the station. It usually charges CNY 5 for small bags and CNY 10 for large luggage within 24 hours.

 China Railway Express:
The service is provided in the south side of the station building where passengers can consign luggage.

Information desk can be found at the east side of the entrance on 1F. Passengers can go there to search information of the schedule, departure time, arrival time etc. or seek advice or help.

- Last modified on Jul. 09, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Changsha Railway Station
Asked by Karl from SINGAPORE | May. 08, 2020 19:14Reply
Where can I find high speed train to Zhangjiajie?
You only listed K trains online.
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | May. 09, 2020 17:21

Thank you for your inquiry.

There are around 12 high speed rides a day from Changsha Railway Station to Zhangjiajie West Station. You can search on our train main page by cities and date. These C trains are high speed trains. Hope this information can help you.
Asked by Rhys from LATVIA | Jul. 16, 2019 02:54Reply
When is the last train from Changsha station to Courtyard by Marriott?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jared from ISRAEL | Jul. 16, 2019 18:53

I suppose you refer to the hotel at No 69 Zhengtangpo Road? This hotel is not near any railway station or metro station. By public service, you may consider No. 7 or 107 to Zhong JIan Wu Ju. The last bus should end at 00:00 (bus No. 7). It is easier to use taxi instead. You can always find taxi near a railway station.
Asked by Vivin from INDONESIA | May. 01, 2019 15:03Reply
Office hour
What time for ticketing office hour in changsha station? For loket ticketing not ticketing machine.
Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Johnny from USA | May. 04, 2019 23:47

If you refer to this manin station, it should work 24 hours a day as the schedule continue. However, it does means that every counter works 24 hours. If you go there in late night or early morning, maybe only a few office or counters in service.
Asked by Kevin from MALAYSIA | Mar. 24, 2019 22:57Reply
From Airport to Changsha Train Station
I am arriving Changsha and will be taking a 4.20am train to ZJJ. I am considering taking the bus to the train station. Will there be any available bus around 2:30am departing from the airport and would it be safe to walk from City Aviation Hotel where the bus stops to the train station at around 3:30am?

Answers (1)
Answered by Edwin from CAMBODIA | Mar. 25, 2019 19:52

It says that the bus will end after last flight landing. So I am not sure if you can still find a bus at that time. Walking at midnight is not a problem and it is a short distance. But if you miss the last bus, taxi should be the only option.
Asked by Laura from POLAND | Jan. 05, 2019 05:44Reply
Is it possible to lock a bag for more than 24 hours?
Answers (1)
Answered by Mr. Brett from US | Jan. 05, 2019 18:11

Would you mean keep your luggage at the station for more than 24 hours? The luggage storage counter could keep it for you, but you need to pay for it.
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