Changsha - Zhangjiajie Train

Currently, About 15 high speed trains run between Changsha and Zhangjiajie with a travel time of 2.5 - 3.5 hours. Also, there are over 5 pairs of normal speed trains running between the two cities. The duration for this popular tourist route is around 3.5 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.

Changsha - Zhangjiajie High Speed Train

Basic Facts

Duration: 2.5 - 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 Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G605910:53 - 14:283h35m
G643512:16 - 15:443h28m
Around 15 depatures in total: departure time from 07:45 to 19:53; duration from 2H41M to 3H31M.
See more Changsha Schedule 

Zhangjiajie to Changsha High Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G642908:35 - 11:503h15m
G605714:48 - 18:013h13m
G643316:12 - 19:433h31m
Around 15 depatures in total: departure time from 08:00 to 20:50; duration from 2H39M to 3H41M.
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 Apr 25, 2023)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 743.5 - 956.5
USD 109 - 141
CNY 268 - 473.5
USD 39 - 70
CNY 166 - 288.5
USD 24 - 42


Normal Trains

Basic Facts

Duration: 3.5 - 6 hours
Running Distance: 396 kilometers (246 miles)
Operated at: Changsha Railway Station, Zhangjiajie Railway Station/Zhangjiajie West Railway Station
Stations along the way: Yiyang, Changde, Linli, Shimenxian North, Cili

Changsha to Zhangjiajie Train Schedule

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K107800:25 - 05:104h45m
K68800:38 - 05:024h24m
K7405:00 - 08:533h53m
K137606:58 - 12:305h32m
Over 5 depatures in total: departure time from 00:52 to 23:40; duration from 3H38M to 5H51M.
(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K107706:30 - 12:255h55m
K7315:53 - 20:204h27m
K68718:45 - 23:094h24m
Over 5 depatures in total: departure time from 06:30 to 20:06; duration from 3H50M to 5H55M.

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 Apr 25, 2023)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 152.5 - 161.5
USD 22 - 24
CNY 104.5 - 107.5
USD 15 - 16
CNY 50.5 - 68.5
USD 7 - 10


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 CNY50.5 – CNY186 Around CNY120 – CNY140 Around CNY300 – CNY990
Duration 2.5 – 6h 4.5 – 5h 1h
Departures Frequency Over 20 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 updated on Feb. 01, 2024 -
Questions & Answers on Changsha - Zhangjiajie Train
Asked by Tan from SINGAPORE | Jan. 31, 2024 21:18Reply
Time from airport to train station
I reach Changsha airport at 10.50pm. Is that enough time to get to the Changsha railway station for train departing at 2.10am?
Answers (1)
Answered by Daisy | Feb. 01, 2024 23:03

Generally, it takes about 1 hour from the airport to the railway station by airport bus. So the time is enough.
Asked by Eileen Ho from USA | Dec. 27, 2019 09:03Reply
Train from Changsha to Zhangjiajie
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

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

Also, what form of payment type do you accept?
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Jan. 02, 2020 19:28

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

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

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.
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