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Hangzhou - Changsha Train

The best way to travell between Hangzhou and Changsha is perhaps to take a high speed train, which only takes 3.5 to 5 hours. 40 or so pairs of high speed trains are currently available between the two cities and all depart / arrive from either Hangzhou East Railway Station or Changsha South Railway Station. As they depart almost every few minutes, passengers can choose their own preferred time for travel.

In addition, a few pairs of normal speed trains are in operation between Hangzhou / Hangzhou East Railway Station and Changsha Railway Station, taking 8.5 to 14 hours for a single trip.

Hangzhou - Changsha High Speed Train

Basic Facts:

 Open Date: Dec. 10, 2014
 Duration: 3.5 - 5 hours
 Running Distance: 924 kilometers (574 miles)
 Top Speed: 300 km/h (186 mph)

Hangzhou to Changsha High Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on Jun 8, 2020)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G142107:31 - 12:034h32m
G137309:46 - 13:494h3m
G132914:42 - 19:144h32m
G135916:40 - 20:574h17m
Around 40 departures in total: departure time from 06:59 to 18:42; duration from 3H38M to 5H5M.
See more Hangzhou Schedule   

Changsha to Hangzhou Bullet Train Timetable

(Last Update on Jun 8, 2020)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G134608:02 - 12:174h15m
G134809:02 - 12:533h51m
G132212:51 - 17:144h23m
G141815:38 - 20:014h23m
G130618:09 - 22:174h8m
Around 40 departures in total: departure time from 07:06 to 18:51; duration from 3H36M to 5H12M.
See more Changsha Schedule 

Note: The above timetable is for reference only. Please search for the real-time schedule via the search box on page top.

Ticket Fare of Hangzhou - Changsha High Speed Trains

(Last Update on Jun 8, 2020)
Business Class SeatVIP Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 1,278 - 1,404
USD 187 - 205
CNY 770.5
USD 112
CNY 681.5 - 749
USD 99 - 109
CNY 405 - 448.5
USD 59 - 65

Hangzhou - Changsha Railway Map
Hangzhou - Changsha Railway Map

 Stations along the way: Zhuji, Jinhua, Longyou, Quzhou, Jiangshan, Yushan South, Shangrao, Fuzhou East in Jiangxi, Yingtan North, Jinxian South, Nanchang West, Xinyu North, Yichun, Pingxiang North, Liling East

The fastest trains between Hangzhou and Changsha are G85/G86, which only have one stop at Nanchang West Railway Station along the whole journey and take about 3.5 hours. Passengers are advised to choose these two if possible.

Hangzhou - Changsha section is a part of Shanghai - Kunming High Speed Railway, which is one of the most important railways running through 6 provincial capitals and municipalities including Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanchang, Changsha, Guiyang and Kunming. For travelers who prefer to travel to Zhangjiajie from Hangzhou, they can take a high speed train to Changsha or Huaihua firstly and then make a connection to Zhangjiajie.

Normal Trains of Hangzhou - Changsha

Hangzhou to Changsha Train Schedule:

(Last Update on Jun 8, 2020)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K7116:46 - 04:38+11h52m
K137319:16 - 07:08+11h52m
K80721:04 - 11:07+14h3m
Z24722:29 - 07:28+8h59m

Changsha to Hangzhou Train Timetable:

(Last Update on Jun 8, 2020)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K137500:05 - 12:3012h25m
Z24520:08 - 04:47+8h39m
K7321:22 - 09:48+12h26m
K80921:36 - 10:28+12h52m
Note: The above timetable is for reference only. Please search for the real-time schedule via the search box on page top.

Ticket Fare:

(Last Update on Jun 8, 2020)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 393.5
USD 57
CNY 237.5 - 267.5
USD 35 - 39
CNY 128.5
USD 19
 Stations along the way: Zhuji, Yiwu, Quzhou, Shangrao, Xinyu, Yichun, Yingtan, Pingxiang, Liling, Zhuzhou

All of the above-listed normal trains are overnight sleepers departing at night and arriving in the next morning or noon, so it’s necessary to buy a sleeper ticket to guarantee a good sleep on the train.
 Major Rail Lines from Hangzhou to:

Major Rail Lines from Changsha to:
- Last modified on Oct. 24, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Hangzhou - Changsha Train
Asked by Zenia from PERU | Oct. 24, 2019 00:14Reply
Hi, we are looking for a train trip from Hangzhou to Changsha during your New Year holiday
Can you please advise us if railway still allow people with no seats onboard? We know it is a very busy time and wondering if we should book first class or business class to avoid this situation. For a group of 8, it is a large difference in money. I hope you can advise us if it is necessary for business or first class seats? Thank you!
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Oct. 24, 2019 18:22

Thank you for your inquiry.

If you are looking for high speed ride for this trip, we are glad to inform you that there is no standing ticket type for sale on these rides. However, standing tickets still exit on some other routes. If you will also travel for other routes, you can advise us your detailed routes. We will be pleased to check the details for you.
Asked by Kendall from UNITED KINGDOM | Apr. 29, 2019 02:42Reply
I know I can change to other later trains even after departure time, but is there a cost?
If yes, can I pay in US credit card? Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Apr. 29, 2019 19:59

There is no cost if the ticket price is the same. If the new ticket price is higher, there are two possibilities. First, if you bought the ticket in cash, you can pay difference in cash directly. If you paid by debit card, WeChat or Alipay for the ticket, you can only pay by debit card, WeChat or Alipay. If you cannot pay in any of these ways, the station may cancel the old ticket and ask you to buy new tickets. So there could be a fee 20% occur. The railway station never accept credit card. Hope this information can help you.
Asked by Chou from SINGAPORE | Dec. 28, 2018 01:28Reply
Modena by Fraser Changsha
If I reach the South Station at 10:42pm, can I still use metro service to reach my hotel? Thank you for your reply.
Answers (1)
Answered by Matthew from ITALY | Dec. 28, 2018 19:47

The last metro at the South Station should be at 11:03pm to the city direction. If you can reach there before that, it is possible to use it. However, line 2 cannot reach your hotel directly. The closest stop Furong Square, exit 6D is about 2km away from the hotel. So you still need a taxi.
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