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Huaihua - Zhangjiajie Train

8 pairs of normal trains are operated daily to serve passengers travelling from Huaihua to Zhangjiajie or from Zhangjiajie to Huaihua. It takes around 3.5 - 6 hours to cover a total distance of 228 kilometers (412 miles). A single trip on a hard sleeper costs around CNY 91.5 / 128.5.

High speed trains between the two cities are not in service at present. However, passengers will be able to take high speed trains to run between Huaihua and Zhangjiajie in the end of 2021. It will cover a total distance of 246.6 kilometers (153.2 miles) with the top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph).

Basic Facts:

Duration: Around 3.5 - 6 hours
Distance: 228 km (142 mi)
Top speed: 120 km/h (75 mph)
Operated at: Huaihua Railway Station, Zhangjiajie Railway Station
Major stations along the way: Jishou, Mayang, Mengdonghe

Huaihua to Zhangjiajie Train Schedule

(Last Update on Jun 22, 2021)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K147405:43 - 09:504h7m
T28207:30 - 11:063h36m
K26808:30 - 12:123h42m
K228609:55 - 13:453h50m
K47410:35 - 14:233h48m
K137414:26 - 18:203h54m
 See more Huaihua Schedule

Zhangjiajie to Huaihua Train Timetable

(Last Update on Jun 22, 2021)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K228509:31 - 14:234h52m
K26712:58 - 16:483h50m
K137313:24 - 17:254h1m
K47316:52 - 20:353h43m
K147318:04 - 21:363h32m
T28118:26 - 21:583h32m
See more Zhangjiajie Schedule 

1. The trains numbered as 7266 and 7265 between Huaihua Railway Station and Zhangjiajie Railway Station have many stopovers along the way and take a longer duration compared with others. Therefore, they are not recommended to take. 
2. The above timetable is only for reference. Please search for the real-time schedule via the search box on page top.

Huaihua - Zhangjiajie Train Ticket Fare

(Last Update on Jun 22, 2021)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 131.5 - 170.5
USD 20 - 26
CNY 91.5 - 128.5
USD 14 - 20
CNY 37.5

Travel Tips of Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie features a variety of attractions, such as Zhangjiajie National Forest Park which is known as China’s first national park, Suoxi Valley Nature Reserve, Tianmen Mountain, and Phoenix Ancient Town. There are plenty of tourist buses from Zhangjiajie Central Long-distance Bus Station next to Zhangjiajie Railway Station to lots of attractions in Zhangjiajie.

The tourist buses from Zhangjiajie Central Long - Distance Bus Station to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park depart every 10 minutes. The duration on the bus is around 1 hour and the ticket fare is about CNY 13. There are also plenty of buses available running to Suoxi Valley Nature Reserve. The buses depart every 10 minutes and the ticket price is around CNY 12. It takes about 1 hour to finish the running distance of 34 kilometers (21 miles). Besides, passengers can take bus line 4, 5, 10 to get to lower station of Tianmen Mountain Cableway in Tianmen Mountain with the duration of 10 minutes. In addition, there are over six long-distance buses which depart from 9:00 to 17:50 to reach Phoenix Ancient Town. The journey takes about 4 hours and the fee is CNY 80.
Major Rail Lines from Huaihua to:

Major Rail Lines from Zhangjiajie to:

- Last modified on Apr. 20, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Huaihua - Zhangjiajie Train
Asked by Maloney from ARGENTINA | May. 06, 2019 03:20Reply
To get a window seat
We booked 2 hard seat ticket on train from Huaihua to Zhangjiajie. We got seats 54, 55. Is any one of them a window seat? If not, can I change to window seat instead? Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | May. 06, 2019 17:07

Thank you for your inquiry.

However, we are sorry that the window seat situation cannot be known for hard seat. There are many different design of hard seat carriage, so it cannot different in each train or even carriage. Therefore, we are sorry that we cannot know or choose a window seat for hard seat class. Sorry for the inconvenience and hope for your kind understanding.
Asked by Klein from CANADA | Jan. 07, 2019 02:37Reply
Hard seat for 4 hours
Is there anyone traveled with hard seat before? I am not sure if it is right choice or better to book a sleeper bed?
Answers (1)
Answered by Edwin from USA | Jan. 07, 2019 19:07

Hard seat is indeed a lowest seat class but it is still bearable for me. I think a 4 hours trip is still possible. However, if you are traveling during holiday time, please use sleeper bed. The hard seat carriage will be too crowded during holiday time.
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