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Guangzhou - Zhangjiajie Train

About 4 pairs of normal speed trains currently run daily between Guangzhou Railway Station and Zhangjiajie West Railway Station. These normal trains take as long as 12 to 14 hours, a soft sleeper or hard sleeper is recommended, costing around CNY433.5 - 498.5 and CNY 247.5 - 323.5 respectively.

Except K192, all rides are overnight sleeper trains departing at evening and arriving the next morning which save not only your time for day time visiting but also one night hotel cost.

Up to now, there is no direct high speed trains run between. So passengers need to transfer at Changsha.

Guangzhou to Zhangjiajie Train Schedule

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K68816:29 - 05:02+12h33m
K109721:40 - 11:52+14h12m
See more Guangzhou Schedule 

Zhangjiajie to Guangzhou Train Timetable

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K109515:31 - 05:24+13h53m
K68718:45 - 07:10+12h25m
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 Guangzhou – Zhangjiajie Train

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 416.5 - 454.5
USD 61 - 67
CNY 237.5 - 261.5
USD 35 - 38
CNY 128.5 - 141.5
USD 19 - 21

Running Routes

All these 4 pairs of rides operate between Guangzhou Railway Station and Zhangjiajie West Railway Station. The total running distance is 1,103 kilometers (685 miles) - 1,323 kilometers (822 miles). The major stopovers include Shaoguan East, Chenzhou, Hengyang, Zhuzhou, Changsha, Yiyang, and Changde.

Travel Tips

1. Since Zhangjiajie is a popular tourist destination and there are only 7 departures a day, the tickets can be under great demands. Travelers are recommended to book the ticket as early as possible.

2. If the tickets for needed ride have been sold out, travelers may have a transfer in Changsha to continue their travel. There are both normal speed and high speed trains run between Guangzhou and Changsha. By transferring in Changsha with high speed trains, the total duration can be about 6 hours shorter.

Guangzhou – Zhangjiajie Train vs. Flight

Flight service is another frequently used transfer for this trip which takes only about 1.5 - 2 hours. For travelers who are tight in time, it is surely the first choice. However, the ticket price is much higher than rail service. The flight ticket fare could be around CNY500 to CNY1100 at different seasons based on the discount given by airlines.

See also: Guangzhou to Zhangjiajie: 4 Ways to Travel
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- Last updated on May. 08, 2023 by Brenda Lian -
Questions & Answers on Guangzhou - Zhangjiajie Train
Asked by Κυριακιδου from ΜΑΡΙΑ | May. 08, 2023 05:48Reply
Is there a direct train?
Is there a direct train between GZ and Zhangjiajie?

Answers (1)
Answered by Emma | May. 08, 2023 19:24

Yes, about 5 pairs of bullet trains are operated between GZ and Zhangjiajie. It costs about CNY 590.5 for a second class seat and the duration is about 5.5-6 hours.
Asked by Salih Pm from INDIA | Jul. 19, 2019 06:27Reply
Where will the K6590 train to from Zhangjiajie stops eventually in Guangzhou? South, North or?
Since Guangzhou has 3 major railway points, where can I get off when I reach there in a train from Zhangjiajie?
Answers (1)
Answered by Tankard | Jul. 22, 2019 03:09

Just Guangzhou Station, the main station, not south or north etc
Asked by Pamela from CANADA | Apr. 26, 2019 04:15Reply
Hello, can I choose bed when making the booking online?
I will be traveling with my little kid. I would prefer to have a lower bed. Upper bed would be a little hard for me.
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Apr. 27, 2019 18:09

Thank you for your inquiry.

The beds cannot be chose directly, but we will try our best for this bed request. If there are many beds left on the train, the chance will be bigger. Or you may choose to use our delivery service. In this way, the chance of getting a lower bed would be even bigger. Hope for your kind understanding.
Asked by Becci from SINGAPORE | Dec. 25, 2018 01:29Reply
Is there any breakfast for sale before the train reach Zhangjiajie at 9:40?
After arrival, I can get direct bus to Tianzishan right?
Answers (1)
Answered by Bryson from AUSTRALIA | Dec. 25, 2018 16:41

Yes, they will sale simple food during meal time. Train staff will pass by with a small cart. However, they went too quickly before I understood! It is no problem to take food of your own as breakfast too!

There are buses to Tianzishan area nearby the railway station. It take about 1.5 hours.
Asked by Edwin from INDIA | Oct. 30, 2018 00:49Reply
How can I buy soft sleeper tickets?
I want to book K9036 from Guangzhou to Zhangjiajie for my family of 4. Soft sleeper would be the best option. But it seems I cannot find soft sleeper ticket online. Is there soft sleeper tickets for sale? If not, can i buy 6 tickets to get the whole hard sleeper cabin for my family?
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Oct. 31, 2018 00:03

Thank you for your inquiry.
There is indeed no soft sleeper tickets for sale on this ride. We are pleased to book hard sleeper tickets for you, however, due to the real name policy, each passenger can only buy one ticket. Therefore, we are sorry that we cannot buy 6 tickets for 4 passengers to hold the whole cabin. Hope for your kind understanding.
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