Changsha - Zhangjiajie Train

Currently, 22 high speed trains run between Changsha and Zhangjiajie with a travel time of 3 - 3.5 hours. Also, there are 15 pairs of normal speed trains running between the two cities. The duration for this popular tourist route is around 4.5 to 5.5 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.
 

Changsha - Zhangjiajie High Speed Train

Basic Facts

Duration: 3 - 3.5 hours
Running Distance: 340 kilometers (211 miles)
Top Speed: 200 km/h
Operated at: Changsha Railway Station, Zhangjiajie West Railway Station
Stations Along the Railway: Niuchehe, Taoyuan, Changde, Hanshou, Yiyang, Ningxiang
 

Changsha to Zhangjiajie High Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on Jun 8, 2020)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
C806106:30 - 09:353h5m
C805109:00 - 12:063h6m
C807312:05 - 15:213h16m
C801514:00 - 16:402h40m
C808918:16 - 21:543h38m
C803920:55 - 23:532h58m
See more Changsha Schedule 
 

Zhangjiajie to Changsha High Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on Jun 8, 2020)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
C804109:20 - 12:293h9m
C803310:22 - 13:253h3m
C805312:21 - 15:303h9m
C808714:40 - 17:573h17m
C803717:24 - 20:313h7m
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 Price

(Last Update on Jun 8, 2020)
Second Class Seat
CNY 102 - 115
USD 15 - 17

 

Normal Trains

Basic Facts

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

Changsha to Zhangjiajie Train Schedule

(Last Update on Jun 8, 2020)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K107800:03 - 05:215h18m
K68801:18 - 05:073h49m
T830201:46 - 05:303h44m
K7405:03 - 09:224h19m
K900605:09 - 08:593h50m
K96606:00 - 10:494h49m
K137607:28 - 12:585h30m
K663209:12 - 14:595h47m
K81011:35 - 17:245h49m
K656218:52 - 00:23+5h31m
K19219:52 - 23:473h55m
K58020:00 - 00:08+4h8m
K906421:34 - 03:15+5h41m

 
(Last Update on Jun 8, 2020)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K96802:24 - 07:224h58m
K57904:53 - 09:004h7m
K107706:30 - 12:185h48m
K80815:54 - 21:135h19m
K7316:02 - 20:534h51m
K906616:56 - 22:175h21m
T830117:43 - 21:253h42m
K68718:51 - 22:554h4m
K137418:58 - 23:454h47m
K900519:23 - 23:384h15m
K19120:06 - 00:19+4h13m


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 Jun 8, 2020)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 191.5 - 234.5
USD 28 - 34
CNY 108.5 - 187.5
USD 16 - 27
CNY 50.5 - 83.5
USD 7 - 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.
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 – CNY234.5 Around CNY120 – CNY140 Around CNY300 – CNY990
Duration 3 – 6h 4.5 – 5h 1h
Departures Frequency 37 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

​ See also: Best Way to Travel between Changsha and Zhangjiajie

Major Rail Lines from Changsha to:
Major Rail Lines from Zhangjiajie to:
- Last modified on May. 18, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Changsha - Zhangjiajie Train
Asked by Eileen Ho from USA | Dec. 27, 2019 09:03Reply
Train from Changsha to Zhangjiajie
Hello~
Is C8034 train is currently operating between Changsha to Zhangjiajie?
I need to book 4 first class tickets; however this train # does not appear on the 4/15/2020 timetable?
Perhaps it's too early?

Answers (3)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Dec. 29, 2019 17:04
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Thank you for your inquiry.

The train is already in service, however, as a new route, only trains in recent dates are confirmed. The schedule for further dates are not posted yet. You can recheck and make booking later when the date is more approaching.
Answered by Eileen Ho from USA | Jan. 02, 2020 17:34
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Also, what form of payment type do you accept?
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Jan. 02, 2020 19:28
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Thank you for your inquiry.

We can accept payment by credit card via PayPal, West Union, Wechat and Alipay.
Asked by Latham | Sep. 24, 2019 00:48Reply
Can you please advise us if this schedule is workable or not?
We plan to take T8324 at 08:15 to catch G2369 at 1:27pm to Chengdu East.
Answers (1)
Answered by Tiara from UNITED KINGDOM | Sep. 24, 2019 20:41
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This route is not workable, T8324 will stop at Changsha Station at 12:40pm, G2369 departs from South Station instead. They are different stations. You cannot reach the South Station in time to catch G2369. You need a later train, at least after 2pm.
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
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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
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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?

Xiexie
Answers (3)
Answered by Denny | Sep. 20, 2018 23:42
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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
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By ride you mean bus? There are bus from tangkou to Changsha ? Tksss
Answered by Denny | Sep. 22, 2018 01:08
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Sorry, I mean by train.
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