Changsha - Zhangjiajie Train

Currently, there are 7 pairs of trains running between Changsha and Zhangjiajie. The duration for this popular tourist route is around 4.5 to 6 hours. Every year, thousands of travelers bounce to Zhangjiajie for the amazing scenery. With not too many direct rail service available, Changsha is one of the most frequently used city for transfer.

Basic Facts

Duration: 4.5 hours to 6 hours
Running Distance: 396 kilometers (246 miles)
Stations along the way: Yiyang, Changde, Linli, Shimenxian North, Cili

Changsha to Zhangjiajie Train Schedule

(Last Update on Jul 12, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K658801:07 - 07:156h8m
K903604:30 - 09:405h10m
K96606:02 - 11:205h18m
K902607:16 - 12:044h48m
K137607:28 - 12:575h29m
K81011:35 - 17:245h49m
K659416:40 - 22:155h35m
T832218:38 - 23:034h25m
K906422:02 - 03:46+5h44m
See more Changsha Schedule
(Last Update on Jul 12, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K659607:35 - 13:305h55m
T832408:15 - 12:404h25m
K96813:22 - 18:235h1m
K902815:06 - 20:135h7m
K80815:55 - 21:245h29m
K903816:45 - 21:334h48m
K906617:07 - 22:395h32m
K137418:58 - 23:464h48m
K659019:30 - 00:50+5h20m
See more Zhangjiajie Schedule

Note: Timetable is for reference only. Please use the search tool on top of the page for real-time schedule.

Ticket Fare for Changsha – Zhangjiajie Train

(Last Update on Jul 12, 2019)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 161.5 - 310.5
USD 24 - 46
CNY 108.5 - 215.5
USD 16 - 32
CNY 54.5 - 83.5
USD 8 - 12


Travel Tips:

1. All these rides depart or stop at Changsha Railway Station, the main station located at No. 406 Mid Chezhan Road, Furong District. Travelers need to distinguish it from the South Railway Station. In Zhangjiajie, there is only one station for passenger use.
2. Although it is a trip for 4.5 to 6 hours, if traveling overnight, it is still recommended to have a sleeper bed to guarantee a good rest. If the sleeper bed sold out for overnight ride, a hard seat for day time ride can be a back up option which allows you to enjoy the countryside view along the way.
3. There are Express Buses from Zhangjiajie Railway Station to different scenic spots in Wulingyuan. The bus ride would cost around CNY11 to 15 per person. The departure interval is 10 minutes to an hour based on number of travelers.

How to choose between Changsha – Zhangjiajie Train, Flight and Bus?

Except rail service, flight and bus service can also be used for this trip. Travelers can compare advantages and disadvantages of each options listed below for a better arrangement.
Train Long-distance Bus Flight
Price CNY54.5 – CNY277.5 Around CNY120 – CNY140 Around CNY300 – CNY990
Duration 4.5 – 6h 4.5 – 5h 1h
Departures Frequency 7 pairs a day from early morning till late night Around every 30 to 60 minutes from 7am to 7pm 4 pairs a day
Punctuality Usually on time Can be influenced by traffic Can be influenced by weather
Moving Space Larger, especially the sleeper carriages limited leg space limited leg space
Others Tickets under great demands Hard to book a ticket in advance Airports are far from city centers

Changsha – Zhangjiajie High Speed Trains

The Changsha – Zhangjiajie High Speed Railway is a section of Qinjiang-Changde High Speed Railway. It is planned to put into service around year 2019. By then, taking a high speed train from Changsha to Zhangjiajie or vice versa will take around 1 to 2 hours only. Once the bullet trains from Changsha to Zhangjiajie become available, these high speed rides will surely become the most competitive option.

 Major Rail Lines from Changsha to: Major Rail Lines from Zhangjiajie to:
- Last modified on Apr. 24, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Changsha - Zhangjiajie Train
Asked by Fenny from INDONESIA | Jul. 26, 2019 02:11Reply
From Zhangjiajie to Shanghai
HI, how many day do we need to explore zhangjiajie? can we go direct to shanghai from Zhangjiajie? by what transportation? Or is it closer to beijing rather than to Shanghai from zhangiajie?
Answers (1)
Answered by Trayden from MALTA | Aug. 04, 2019 23:30

Maybe around 3 or 4 days in Zhangjiajie. In fact Shanghai is a little bit closer than Beijing. There is normal rides from both Beijing and Shanghai but takes almost a day on the way. You may consider flight.
Asked by Leroy from MEXICO | Apr. 15, 2019 04:11Reply
What is a soft seat? What's difference between soft seat and hard seat?
Answers (1)
Answered by Redmond from CANADA | Apr. 16, 2019 02:23

Not a big difference with hard seat, but indeed larger space and less passengers in the carriage. Soft seat is 2+2 form, 2 seats on each side and passengers sit face to face with a small table between.
Asked by Anna Essex from FRANCE | Sep. 20, 2018 16:48Reply
From tangkou to zhangjiaje
Hello! What is the cheapest way to go from tangkou to zhangjiaje?

Answers (3)
Answered by Denny | Sep. 20, 2018 23:42

Do you mean Tangkou in Huangshan? You may conside a ride to Huaihua and then change to other ride to Zhangjiajie
Answered by Anna Essex from FRANCE | Sep. 21, 2018 17:20

By ride you mean bus? There are bus from tangkou to Changsha ? Tksss
Answered by Denny | Sep. 22, 2018 01:08

Sorry, I mean by train.
Asked by Louisa ANG from MALAYSIA | Feb. 26, 2018 21:24Reply
Changsa to Fenghung
Can i make a day trip to Fenghuang town if i am staying in Changsa. How far is the distance ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Colin from UNITED KINGDOM | Feb. 27, 2018 01:48

I think the time is not enough for a day trip. The bus to Fenghuang need around 5.5 to 6 hours on the way.
Asked by Shez from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 11, 2018 08:17Reply
Bus from Changsha to Zhangjiajie
We want to travel from Changsha to Zhangjiajia next month on the 7th, but the trains are already booked out. Do the express buses have a website where we can book tickets?
Answers (1)
Answered by Harriet from CANADA | Jan. 11, 2018 20:14

I can see some hard seat left that day. Anyway, there are buses available from some stations, for example, the bus stations near railway stations. However, I cannot find a website for booking. Maybe you need to buy it after arrival only.
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