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Shanghai - Zhangjiajie Train

Currently, there are three pairs of normal trains running between Shanghai South Railway Station and Zhangjiajie Railway Station/Zhangjiajie West Railway Station. It takes 19 – 21 hours for this popular tourist route. Shanghai to Zhangjiajie distance by train is 1,526 kilometers (948 miles). A hard sleeper costs CNY 310 - 322.5 per person.

No direct high speed trains are available between the two cities at present, but passengers can make a transfer in Changsha. In this case, duration will be 7 – 10.5 hours, saving a lot of time.

Shanghai to Zhangjiajie Train Schedule

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K7114:13 - 08:53+18h40m
K137316:55 - 12:30+19h35m
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Zhangjiajie to Shanghai Train Timetable

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K7315:53 - 12:03+20h10m
K137418:35 - 15:12+20h37m
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1. "+" indicates the second day.
2. The timetable listed above is for reference only. Please search for the real-time schedule via the search box on page top.

Ticket Fare of Shanghai - Zhangjiajie Trains

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 509.5 - 527.5
USD 75 - 78
CNY 331.5 - 343.5
USD 49 - 51
CNY 180.5 - 189.5
USD 27 - 28

Stopovers along the way
Songjiang, Jiashan, Jiaxing, Haining, Hangzhou East, Zhuji, Yiwu, Jinhua, Quzhou, Jiangshan, Yushan, Shangrao, Yingtan, Xinyu, Yichuan, Pingxiang, Liling, Zhuzhou, Changsha, Yiyang, Changde, Linli, Shimenxian North, Cili

A quick transfer in Changsha

Route  Duration  Ticket Fare
Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station - Changsha South Railway Station  4.5 -7 hours by bullet train CNY 478 - 502.5 for second class seat
Changsha Railway Station – Zhangjiajie Railway Station 2.5 - 3.5 hours by high speed train CNY 102 - 115 for second class seat
Total 7 - 10.5 hours  CNY 580 - 627.5

Traveling in this way, passengers need to transfer between Changsha South Railway Station and Changsha Railway Station by taking bus no. 135, 148, or by subway line 2. A taxi ride takes about 25 minutes and costs CNY 30.

Shanghai - Zhangjiajie Trains vs. Flight

Aside from a rail ride, passengers can also travel by flights. A flight trip between the two cities takes 3 hours or so. Full price for an economy class seat is about CNY 1,400, but discounts may be offered in low seasons when an economy class seat may just cost about CNY 400. However, weather change may easily lead to flight delays or cancellation. Passengers had better check the weather forecast before making a flight trip.

Traveling by normal speed trains will be a preferable choice for budget travelers because it costs less, but the long-distance journey may make tourists feel bored and dog-tired. If they have to travel in this way, a soft or hard sleeper is highly recommended.

Although passengers need to make a transfer in Changsha if traveling by bullet trains, it will save a lot of time compared with normal train trip. Besides, high speed trains are more punctual compared with flights.

See also: Shanghai to Zhangjiajie: 3 Ways to Travel

Major Rail Lines from Shanghai to:

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- Last updated on Apr. 25, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai - Zhangjiajie Train
Asked by Redding | Nov. 26, 2019 20:04Reply
From Disneyland to Shanghai South Train Station
How to transfer by metro lines please?
Answers (1)
Answered by Mary from USA | Nov. 27, 2019 18:24

I think you can walk to Disney metro station to board Line 11 to Xujiahui and then change to line 1 within the metro station. By Line 1, you can reach South Railway Station. It is necessary to prepare 1 hour on the way.
Asked by JOANNA from POLAND | Jul. 09, 2019 12:13Reply
Is the Shanghai –Zhangjiajie Direct High Speed Train connection already opened?
Answers (1)
Answered by Seth from NETHERLANDS | Jul. 09, 2019 20:50

Not yet, I think I used to read that it would only open in year 2020 or even later.
Asked by Barbie from ROMANIA | May. 17, 2019 00:30Reply
From Mercure Shanghai Hongqiao Soho to Shanghai South
Answers (1)
Answered by Albert from USA | May. 19, 2019 17:32

You can walk to Songhonglu station to take metro line 2 to Zhongshan Park and then from there to South Station by line 3. It should take around 30 to 40min.
Asked by Hastings | Jan. 18, 2019 00:54Reply
We are a family traveling with kids. How can I make sure we will stay together?
I see that there are 7 soft sleeper beds left and we need 4 beds. We cannot leave the kids along in other room. How do I know if these beds are together or not? Thank you for your answer?
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Jan. 20, 2019 16:16

Thank you for your inquiry.

The bed location can be known at the time of ticket issuing. If there are only 7 beds left, we cannot guarantee that the beds are all together, but we can have a try for you. You can submit your booking online firstly and leave us a remark that you need the beds together. We will notice your request and try for the beds for you. If these beds are not together, we will not book them for you and contact you. You may consider to change to other seat class or cancel the booking. Hope this can help you.
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