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Yichang - Zhangjiajie Train

There are two pairs of normal trains operated for passengers travelling from Yichang to Zhangjiajie or from Zhangjiajie to Yichang up to now. The overall duration on the train is around 5 hours with the total length of 238 / 290 kilometers (148 / 180 miles). The ticket price of booking a hard sleeper is around CNY 89.5. In addition, Yichang - Zhangjiajie high speed rail line has been planned, and it is expected that passengers will be able to take high speed trains travelling between Yichang and Zhangjiajie in the near future.

Basic Facts:

Duration: Around 5 hours
Distance: 238 / 290 kilometers (148 / 180 miles)
Top speed: 120 km/h (75 mph)
Operated at: Yichang East Railway Station, Zhangjiajie Railway Station
Major stations along the way: Shimenxian North, Songzi, Zhicheng, Cili

Yichang to Zhangjaijie Train Schedule

(Last Update on Sep 13, 2022)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K147212:58 - 17:544h56m


Zhangjiajie to Yichang Train Timetable

(Last Update on Sep 13, 2022)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K147410:00 - 14:454h45m
See more Zhangjiajie Schedule 

Note: The above timetable is only for reference. Please search for the real-time schedule via the search box on page top.

Yichang - Zhangjaijie Normal Train Ticket Fare

(Last Update on Sep 13, 2022)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 141.5 / USD 22CNY 97.5 / USD 15CNY 43.5 / USD 7


Basic Facts of Yichang - Zhangjiajie High Speed Train

Running distance: 272 kilometers (169 miles)
Top speed: 300 km/h (186 mph)
Operated at: Yichang North Railway Station, Zhangjiajie West Railway Station

Travel Tips of Yichang and Zhangjiajie

Yichang and Zhangjiajie both are pretty tourist cities. Chinese Sturgeon Museum, Qingjiang River Gallery, Qu Yuan’s Hometown, and Three Gorges Tribe in Yichang are worthy for tourists having a visit. Tourists can take the special bus or bus line 10-1 to Three Gorges Tribe from Yiling Square. Yichang bus line 803 and bus line 813 are available for tourists to Changyang from Yichang Long-Distance Bus Station or Yichang General Bus Station respectively. Upon arriving in Changyang, tourists can take the special tourism bus to visit Qingjiang River Gallery directly. 

As one of the most famous tourism cities in China, Zhangjiajie features a variety of attractions. Attractions worth visiting include Phoenix Ancient Town, Suoxi Valley Nature Reserve, Tianmen Mountain, Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve, Grand Canyon, Glass Bridge, National Forest Park, Yangjiajie Scenic Area and more. There are around 8 long-distance buses departing from Zhangjiajie Central Long-Distance Station next to Zhangjiajie Railway Station to reach Phoenix Ancient Town. Also, Zhangjiajie Central Long-Distance Station has regular tourist buses to National Forest Park, Suoxi Valley Nature Reserve, Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve and Yangjiajie Scenic Area every few minutes. The journey takes around 40 minutes and the bus fare is around CNY 12. Besides, tourists can take buses to Grand Canyon and Glass Bridge after visiting Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area with the overall duration of around 40 minutes.
Major Rail Lines from Yichang to:
- Last updated on Sep. 13, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Yichang - Zhangjiajie Train
Asked by Rhodes from USA | Jan. 07, 2020 23:50Reply
Hard seat on overnight train from Yichang to Zhangjiajie
Will light out at night time in hard seat carriage?
Answers (1)
Answered by Justin | Jan. 08, 2020 16:57

I tried once only. The carriage will be darker at night time but light will not be completely off. It is still not easy to sleeper by hard seat.
Asked by Nicholas Yii from MAKAYSIA | Dec. 15, 2019 19:56Reply
Travel from Yichang to Zhangiajie
I will be taking the Yangtze river curises , ending in Yichang. Do the curises include transfer to Yichang after the curises? Would you recommend to stay 1 or 2 nights at Yichang before taking train to Zhangiajie?
Answers (1)
Answered by Edwin | Dec. 17, 2019 17:10

As I read online, travelers will get off at the a place near Yichang downtown. You may consider to stay one night in Yichang as there are only 2 direct train to Zhangjiajie, one at 00:42 and one at 13:08. The time should not work for your arival on Yichang by curises. You may stay in Yichang for one night and take the short time stopover for a visit of the city or museum if you like.
Asked by Bart from BELGIUM | Aug. 07, 2019 14:15Reply
Highspeed train operational? Number of soft vs hard sleeper tickets on train?
I notice there is already mention of the speed for the highspeed train between Yichang - Zhangjiajie. Does this mean that the high-speed train has already gotten into service?

What quantity of hard sleeper tickets vs soft sleeper tickets would be available on the K1473 train? As train tickets in China seem to sell out quickly, I would like to know if the best bet is to try and get tickets for either the hard sleeper or soft sleeper tickets (based on the total amount of available tickets).
Answers (1)
Answered by Engle from AUSTRALIA | Aug. 08, 2019 20:37

High speed rides are not available in zhangjiajie yet. I am not clear about the detailed amount of sleeper beds but usually hard sleeper tickets are much more than soft sleeper. If you are worried about the tickets, you can choose one back up options in advance. For example, you can submit a booking for soft sleeper beds and inform travelchinaguide that you can go for hard sleeper if soft sleeper is not available. They will swich to your back up option is no soft sleeper
Asked by Leon from ITALY | Jun. 04, 2019 20:51Reply
When is the first bus from Wulingyusn bus center to Zhangjiajie bus center?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jayne from SPAIN | Jun. 05, 2019 18:32

I heard that the earliest bus starts at 6:30am but may also change due to season. I am not sure if this information is still updated or not. It is safer you ask about it at Wulingyuan bus center on the day you reach Wulingyuan from downtown. It takes around 1 hour on the way.
Asked by Tyrone from LIBERIA | Feb. 13, 2019 00:32Reply
Is this Yichang East Station open for 24 hours?
After I reached there at 8:30pm, can I still stay inside the station until 00:40am for my train K1609 to Zhangjiajie?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jared from GERMANY | Feb. 14, 2019 17:54

Yes, this station opens all day long, if you hold the tickets for later rides from this station, you should be able to back to the waiting hall directly.
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