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Jishou - Zhangjiajie Train

Currently Jishou has built a rail connection with Zhangjiajie by over 10 pairs of normal speed trains shuttling between them on a daily basis. With a running distance of 125 km (77 mi), about 2 - 3.5 hours are needed to finish a single ride. Besides, at least CNY 19.5 will be taken for a hard seat ticket. Nowadays the high speed railway between Jishou and Zhangjiajie is under construction and expected to be operated in 2021.

Basic Facts:

Operated at: Jishou Railway Station, Zhangjiajie Railway Station
Duration: about 2 - 3.5hours
Distance: 125 km (77 mi)
Top speed: 100/ 120/ 140 km/h (62/ 75/ 87mph)

Jishou to ZhangjiajieTrain Schedule

(Last Update on Jan 5, 2021)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K147407:30 - 09:502h20m
T28209:11 - 11:061h55m
K26810:17 - 12:121h55m
K228611:37 - 13:452h8m
K47412:15 - 14:232h8m
K137416:20 - 18:202h00m

Zhangjiajie to Jishou Train Timetable

(Last Update on Jan 5, 2021)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K228509:31 - 12:423h11m
K26712:58 - 14:571h59m
K137313:24 - 15:282h4m
K47316:52 - 18:522h00m
K147318:04 - 19:551h51m
T28118:26 - 20:171h51m
See more Zhangjiajie Schedule

Note: The above timetables are only for reference. Please search for the real-time schedule via the search tool on the top of this page.

Jishou - Zhangjiajie Normal Train Ticket Fare

(Last Update on Jan 5, 2021)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 105.5 - 144.5
USD 16 - 22
CNY 73.5 - 110.5
USD 11 - 17
CNY 19.5


Zhangjiajie - Jishou High Speed Railway

This high speed rail line is still under construction. Built from December 18, 2016, it is one important part of Zhangjiajie - Jishou - Huaihua High Speed Railway andexpected to be operated in 2021 with a designed speed of 350 km/h (217 mph). By then, the duration on the way will be shortened to around 30 minutes. 3 major stations will be along the line, containing Huilong West, Yongshun and Guzhang West. 

Other Transportation Option: Jishou - Zhangjiajie Coach

Taking coaches is another choice that can be considered by passengers. By far, there are over 6 pairs of coaches running between Jishou and Zhangjiajie from 08:00 to 18:00 daily. The duration to complete a single journey is about 3.5 hours and a bus ticket costs CNY 55.

How to Reach the Following Attractions from JishouRailway Station

To Qianzhou Ancient City:

Passengers can take bus no. 1directly from the railway station to arrive at Qianzhou Ancient City. The total duration is about 40 minutes with a ticket price of CNY 2. About 20 minutes is needed if taking taxi and the ticket fare will be around CNY 21.
 After getting out of the railway station, passengers can walk for a while to reach Jishou North Bus Station where many coaches run between the two places from 07:00 to 19:00 with an interval of about 30 minutes. The duration on the way is about 1 hour with a ticket price of CNY 23 per person.

How to Reach Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area from Zhangjiajie Railway Station

Having exited the railway station, passengers can walk towards west for a while to reach Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station. From there, they can take coaches to the famous spot directly. The ticket fare is CNY 12 per person with the duration of about 40 minutes.

 Major Rail Lines from Zhangjiajie to:
 Major Rail Line from Jishou to:
- Last modified on Nov. 05, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Jishou - Zhangjiajie Train
Asked by Simraj from INDIA | Nov. 04, 2019 17:19Reply
Can we buy tickets at Jishou train station in cash?
Is it necessary to book tickets in advance? We are fine with hard sears as it takes only 2 hours.
Answers (1)
Answered by Willis from USA | Nov. 05, 2019 17:08

Are you traveling this winter of 2019? For winter time, it is fine to buy ticket at station as it is considered off-season for travel. If you are traveling at other time, it is hard to say. Zhangjiajie is popular during Summer holidays and other holiday time, so will be necessary to book in advance.
Asked by Percy | May. 06, 2019 21:04Reply
I am coming from Fenghuang Ancient Town
I will take a bus to Jishou. How far is the bus station to railway station? How much time would be sufficient for me to catch the train to Zhangjiajie considering possible delay? What if I miss the train?
Answers (1)
Answered by Charles from UNITED KINGDOM | May. 07, 2019 18:20

As I know there are buses to two different bus station in Jishou. There is one called North Bus Station which is close to the railway station, 200 or 300m in distance. You can choose this one. Maybe it is better if you can have around 2 hours between for transfer. If the bus will not delay for a long time, it should work. In case, you did missed the train, you can try to change the ticket to a later ride on same day. Surely, you can only do so if there are free seats left, otherwise, you will not be able to travel. Wish you a good luck that day!
Asked by Imogene | Jan. 08, 2019 00:18Reply
seat location of 52 and 55
I booked two tickets and they shows seat 52 and 55. I want to know if they are window seats? and are they far from each other? Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Colton from GREECE | Jan. 08, 2019 17:38

Well, this is a little hard to say. There are many different type of carriages and the location are all different. 52 and 55 is possibly face to face seats or on the other side. You may try to change the seat with other passengers after boarding if you want to sit together.
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