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Xi'an - Zhangjiajie Train

By far, there is one pair of normal speed trains connecting Xi'an and Zhangjiajie on a daily basis. On account of the running distance as long as 1,052 km (653 mi) between them, about 15 - 18 hours are needed to complete a single ride. The price of booking a hard sleeper ticket is CNY 277.5. Currently no high speed trains are operated between these two cities.

Basic Facts:

Operated at: Xi'an Railway Station, Zhangjiajie Railway Station
Duration: about 15 - 18 hours
Distance: 1,052 km (653mi)
Top speed: 140 km/h (87 mph)
Major stations along the way: Xixia, Neixiang, Zhenping, Dengzhou, Xiangyang, Jingmen, Dangyang, Songzi, Shimenxian North

Xi'an to Zhangjiajie Train Schedule

(Last Update on Jun 22, 2021)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
T28401:27 - 18:1616h49m
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Zhangjiajie to Xi'an Train Timetable

(Last Update on Jun 22, 2021)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
T28211:15 - 03:25+16h10m
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1.The above timetables are only for reference. Please search for the real-time schedule via the search tool on the top of this page.
2. “+” means the second day.

Xi'an - Zhangjiajie Train Ticket Fare

(Last Update on Jun 22, 2021)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 405.5
USD 63
CNY 277.5
USD 43
CNY 135.5
USD 21


Take a Transfer in Changsha for More Choices:

Since the trains connecting these two cities are too limited in number, passengers are advised to transfer in Changsha so as to get more choices. An option of combining bullet trains and normal trains together is presented here.
Schedule Duration Ticket Fare
Xi'an North – Changsha South Nearly 10 pairs bullet trains from around 09:00- 16:30 About 5- 7 hours  CNY 587 for a second class seat
Changsha – Zhangjiajie Around 8 pairs of normal trains from around 00:21 - 19:20  About 4.5 - 6hours  At least CNY 108.5 for a hard sleeper
Total  ---  9.5 - 13hours At least CNY 695.5
Given that the above option is accepted by the passengers, a transfer between Changsha South Railway Station and Changsha Railway Station is needed. Luckily, there is metro line 2 connecting these two important stations directly. The ticket costs CNY 3 and the duration is around 30 minutes.

How to Reach Wulingyuan Scenic Area from Zhangjiajie Railway Station

On the west side of the railway station lies Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station. From there, passengers can take coaches to the scenic area directly. There are many coaches frequently operated between these two places. The duration for the journey is about 40 minutes and the ticket fare is CNY 12 per person.

Other Transportation Option: Xi'an - Zhangjiajie Flight

Taking flights is the most convenient way for passengers to cut their time spent on the transportation at present. Most daytime flights have a stopover in a third city, so they are not advised. Every night, there are nearly 3 pairs of flights flying between these two cities with the duration of about 1.5 hours. Thefull price of an economy seat is around CNY 800. Choosing this option, passengers are recommended to book the hotels near the airport in advance so as to have a good rest after landing on.

 Major Rail Lines from Xi'an to:
- Last modified on Jan. 08, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Xi'an - Zhangjiajie Train
Asked by Prescott from HUNGARY | Jan. 07, 2020 23:52Reply
Where is Zhangjiajie West Station?
I heard high speed trains run to this Zhangjiajie West Station.
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Jan. 08, 2020 16:59

Thank you for your inquiry.

The address of this high speed railway station is Wulingshan Ave., Shadi Block, Yongding District. Hope this information can help you.
Asked by Maynard from USA | Jun. 04, 2019 03:14Reply
Is it possible to find taxi at Xi'an Railway Station at around 1:30am in midnight?
Answers (1)
Answered by Sinclair | Jun. 04, 2019 17:12

It is always possible to find taxi at night, but the taxi fare is higher and drivers do not like to go by meter but ask for a certain price.
Asked by Jerome from USA | Feb. 11, 2019 01:57Reply
Is there any chance of getting a sleeper ticket?
I cannot find tickets for any date. I am traveling with little kid, I do need a sleeper ticket.
Answers (1)
Answered by Obidinma from MEXICO | Feb. 11, 2019 18:37

Not sure about your date, but the tickets are indeed very hard to get on the direct train between Xi'an and Zhangjiajie. Sleeper tickets hardly offered. You may have a try to transfer in Xiangyang. You can check it in details.
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