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Xi'an - Zhangjiajie Train

The running distance between Xi'an and Zhangjiajie is as long as 1,052 km (653 mi). By far, there is no direct train connecting the two cities. Passengers need to make a transfer at Changsha South or Changsha Railway Station, taking at least 9 hours in total.

Basic Facts:

Operated at: Xi'an Railway Station, Changsha Railway Station, Changsha South Railway StationZhangjiajie Railway Station
Duration: at least 9 hours
Distance: 1,052 km (653mi)
Top speed: 250 km/h (155 mph)
Major stations along the way: Huashan, Zhengzhou, Wuhan, Xiangnan, Huaihua ...

Xi'an - Changsha - Zhangjiajie Bullet Trains

After taking a Xi'an North to Changsha North bullet train, passengers can choose to take a Changsha South to Zhangjiajie West train or a Changsha Railway Station to Zhangjiajie West, whichever has a closer departure time.
Route Schedule Duration Fare
Xi'an North – Changsha South 8 pairs bullet trains from around 09:50- 16:01 5.5-6.5h  CNY 563-612 for a second class seat
Changsha South - Zhangjiajie West 10 pairs bullet trains from 06:10 - 18:33 2.5-3.5h CNY 227.5-261.5 for a second class seat
Changsha – Zhangjiajie West  About 30 pairs from 06:53 - 21:20 2-2.5h  CNY 137-166 for a second class seat
Total  ---  9-11h At least CNY 730
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.

Suggested Transfer Plans

 Plan A: Fastest; 9h; CNY 923.5
Train No. Stations Duration Fare
G861 Xi'an North - Changsha South
09:50 - 15:11
5h21min  CNY 635 for a second class seat
G6519 Changsha South - Zhangjiajie West
15:29 - 18:51
3h22min CNY 288.5 for a second class seat

 Plan B: Cheapest; Over 10h; CNY732
Train No. Stations Duration Fare
G836 Xi'an North - Changsha South
12:31 - 19:00
6h29min  CNY 587 for a second class seat
D7468 Changsha - Zhangjiajie West
20:35 - 22:47
2h12min CNY 151 for a second class seat
 To transfer, passengers need to take Changsha Metro Line 2 from Changsha South to Changsha Railway Station, taking about 30min and CNY3.

How to Reach Wulingyuan Scenic Area from Zhangjiajie West Railway Station

On the southeast of the railway station lies a 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.

Xi'an - Zhangjiajie Flight

Taking flights is the most convenient way for passengers to cut their time spent on transportation at present. From Xi'an to Zhangjiajie, all flights have a stopover in a third city during the off season, taking at least 10 hours. The ticket price of an economy seat ranges from CNY 400-1,200. However, there may be direct flights during peak tourist season. 

 Major Rail Lines from Xi'an to:
- Last updated on Nov. 17, 2023 by Gabby Li -
Questions & Answers on Xi'an - Zhangjiajie Train
Asked by Anna from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 15, 2023 19:25Reply
Overnight train from Xi'an to Zhangjiajie?
Is there an overnight train from Xi'an to Zhangjiajie? departing Sundays and arrive Monday?
Answers (1)
Answered by Tina | Nov. 16, 2023 23:00

Currently, there is no direct train available between the two cities and you need to transfer. So it is not very convenient to take overnight trains. It is suggested to transfer in Changsha South by high speed trains.
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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