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Guangzhou - Zhangjiajie Train

About 5 pairs of normal trains currently run daily between Guangzhou Railway Station and Zhangjiajie Railway Station.

These normal K trains take as long as 13 to 19 hours, a soft sleeper or hard sleeper is recommended, costing around CNY320 - 340 and CNY485 - 565 respectively.

Up to now, there is no high speed ride running between. After year 2019, Changsha - Zhangjiajie High Speed Railway will be put into service and directly bullet train may be offered from Guangzhou South to Zhangjiajie or vice versa via Guangzhou - Changsha and Changsha - Zhangjiajie high speed railways.

Guangzhou to Zhangjiajie Train Schedule

(Last Update on Nov 7, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K906412:49 - 03:46+14h57m
K900617:24 - 11:48+18h24m
K903620:04 - 09:40+13h36m
See more Guangzhou Schedule

Zhangjiajie to Guangzhou Train Timetable

(Last Update on Nov 7, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K900515:25 - 10:13+18h48m
K903816:45 - 06:12+13h27m
K906617:07 - 07:25+14h18m
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 Nov 7, 2019)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 483.5 - 542.5
USD 69 - 77
CNY 299.5 - 318.5
USD 42 - 45
CNY 163.5 - 172.5
USD 23 - 24

Better Choose Guangzhou – Zhangjiajie Overnight Sleeper Trains

Although the rail trip takes a long time, a few overnight sleeper trains make it a frequently used option for transfer. An overnight sleeper ride departing at evening and arriving the next morning saves not only your time for day time visiting but also one night hotel cost. So, it is particularly favored by budget travelers.

Guangzhou to Zhangjiajie:

If time allows, K9036 should be the best option which is the fastest one and with good departure and arrival time. If travelers want to have more countryside view, K9006 can be an option. For travelers who need soft sleeper beds, K9064 is the one to choose.

Zhangjiajie to Guangzhou:

K9038 and K9066 have similar travel time, both can be good options. K9005 takes longer time, passengers may take it as a backup option.

Running Routes

All these 3 pairs of rides K9064/K9066, K9006/ K9005 and K9036/K9038 operate between Guangzhou Railway Station and Zhangjiajie Railway Station, however, running on different rail lines.

K9064/K9066 and K9036/K9038 run the same route with a total distance of 1,103 kilometers (685 miles). The stopovers include Shaoguan East, Chenzhou, Leiyang, Hengyang, Zhuzhou, Changsha, Yiyang, Changde, Linli, Shimenxian North, Cili.

K9006/K9005 run a longer route thus take longer time and cost a little more in price. The total distance of this route is 1,323 kilometers (822 miles). The ride goes through stations including Shaoguan East, Hengyang, Zhuzhou, Xiangtan, Xiangxiang, Loudi, Lengshuijiang East, Xinhua, Xupu, Huaihua and Jishou.

Travel Tips

1. Since Zhangjiajie is a popular tourist destination and there are only 3 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 4 hours shorter.

Guangzhou – Zhangjiajie Train vs. Flight

Flight service is another frequently used transfer for this trip which takes only about 1.5 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.

Major Rail Lines from Guangzhou to:
 Major Rail Lines from Zhangjiajie to:
- Last modified on Jul. 22, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Guangzhou - Zhangjiajie Train
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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