Zhangjiajie Train

Zhangjiajie Railway Station

Zhangjiajie Railway Station is about 2.5 miles (4 km) from Zhangjiajie Tujia Customs Park (city center), 2.8 miles (4.5 km) from Hehua International Airport, 24 miles (38 km) from Wulingyuan Scenic Area, 34 miles (54 km) from Tianzi Mountain, 45 miles (73 km) from Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, and 22 miles (35 km) from Suoxi Valley.

Address: Dayong Road in Yongding District

Schedule and Ticket Booking

The station mainly operates ordinary trains to domestic cities such as Beijing, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Changsha and Nanning.

Major Rail Lines from this station to:

 Zhangjiajie Train Schedule 

(Last Update on May 7, 2019)

ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
Soft/ Hard Sleeper
T8324, K968, K9028, K808...
7 departures from 08:15 to 18:58
4h25m - 5h32mCNY 200.5/ 108.5
USD 30/ 16
K9065, K1609, 7265, K2285...
12 departures from 04:00 to 19:11
1h42m - 3h40mCNY 105.5/ 73.5
USD 16/ 11
K268, K968, K474 from 12:37 to 14:3523h23m - 28h18mCNY 552/ 351
USD 84/ 53
K9005, K9038, K9066 from 15:25 to 17:0713h27m - 18h48mCNY 483.5/ 299.5
USD 73/ 45
K808, K1374 at 15:55 and 18:5817h32m - 18h33mCNY 484.5/ 317.5
USD 73/ 48
K747, T281 at 17:10 and 19:1115h21m - 15h51mCNY 337/ 221
USD 51/ 33
K9065, K1609, 7265, K2285...
12 departures from 04:00 to 19:11
3h22m - 6h20mCNY 131.5/ 91.5
USD 20/ 14
 The above schedule is for reference only. For real-time schedule and ticket booking, please click the arrival stations.

Station Plan

The station consists of a two-storey terminal building and a square. Looking from a far distance, the station looks like a white eagle standing among the mountains, grand and beautiful.
 2F: waiting hall, soft seat waiting room, VIP lounge, toilets, hot drinking water, staff offices
 1F: waiting room, waiting room for tourist group, waiting room for mothers and babies, ticket office, entrance/ exit, platforms, service desk, toilets, hot drinking water
 Front Square: bus stops, taxi stands

Map of Zhangjiajie Railway Station
Map of Zhangjiajie Railway Station

How to get to the train station from downtown area?

 Arrival by bus:
At Railway Station Bus Stop: 5
At Station Front Square: 6
At Dingtai Yijingyuan: 8
At Guanliping Roundabout: 4 (inner ring line), 4 (outer ring line)

Passengers arriving by bus will get off at the front square of the station. After, ticket holders can enter the station directly to find the waiting area on the first or second floor. Passengers without tickets should purchase one first. The ticket office is to the west side of the terminal entrance. And then go into the station and find the correct waiting area.

 Arrival by taxi:
If arriving by taxi, passengers will be dropped off at the front square.
It takes about 15 minutes and costs CNY 20-30 from Hehua International Airport.
It takes approximately 15 minutes and costs about CNY 20 from Zhangjiajie Tujia Customs Park (city center).
It usually takes 40 minutes and costs about CNY 60 from Wulingyuan Scenic Area.

 Arrival by long-distance bus:
For those arriving by long-distance buses, they will get off at the Zhangjiajie Central Coach Station to the northwest of the train station.

A Hard Seat Carriage
A Hard Seat Carriage

Ticket Check and Boarding

Passengers should read their tickets carefully to know which check point to go and have their tickets handled. After, follow the direction boards to the platform to get onboard. Please note that after boarding, put your luggage in a right place in case that it falls and hurts others.

How to exit and leave the station?

When arriving, all passengers will be led to the exit passage to get out. Upon exiting, passengers can go to the front square to take buses or taxis to leave the station. If passengers want to leave by coach, Zhangjiajie Coach Station is located to the northwest of the train station.

 Transportation to other places:
 Zhangjiajie National Forest Park:
Take a tourist bus at the Central Coach Station to the destination. It takes approximately 40 minutes and charges CNY12 per person.

 Wulingyuan Scenic Area:
Take a tourist bus at the central coach station to get there. Duration is 40 minutes and ticket fare is CNY12 per person. After getting off, take bus no. 1 to the ticket office of the scenic area.

 Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve:
Tourist bus is available in the central  coach station. Passengers can take it to the destination. It takes 80-90 minutes and costs CNY15 per person.

 Hehua International Airport:
Walk about 900 yards northward to take bus no. 4 (inner ring line) to the airport. Duration is about an hour and ticket fare is CNY 1.

 Phoenix Ancient Town (Fenghuang):
1. Take a coach at the Central Coach Station to Fenghuang County. Duration is about 4 hours and ticket fare varies from CNY60 to CNY80 per person for different coach types. After getting off, take bus no. 1 to the ancient town.
2. Take a train to Jishou Railway Station. Upon arrival, walk to Jishou North Coach Station to the east of the railway station to take a coach to Fenghuang. The ticket fare is CNY25 per person and it takes about 80 minutes. After getting off, take bus no. 1 to the ancient town.


Facilities and Services

 Ticket Office:
To the west side of the terminal entrance, one can find the ticket office. 14 ticket windows provide services like ticket purchase, ticket change or ticket refund. And the other 2 consult windows are open for passengers to consult about the ticket issues or other problems.

 Waiting Hall:
Passengers can find waiting areas on both the first and second floors. Passengers should read tickets carefully to find the correct waiting area. On the west side of the waiting hall on 2F, one can find soft seat waiting rooms which are only open to soft seat ticket holders. Besides, VIP lounges are available on the second floor. Hot drinking water, toilets and LED screens are provided on both floors. Service desk is set up on 1F. Passengers can search information about the train schedule, boarding gate, or ask for direction etc.

 Left luggage service:
When exiting from the station, one can find the left luggage office to the east side of the exit. It usually charges CNY10 for a bag per day. 

- Last modified on Apr. 24, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Zhangjiajie Railway Station
Asked by Carlos A M Oliveira from BRAZIL | Nov. 08, 2017 08:07Reply
Bus hours from Zhangjiajie Railway Station to Wulingyuan
I would like to know until what time there are buses to Wulingyuan area. Thanks
Answers (1)
Answered by Natalie from MEXICO | Nov. 10, 2017 03:52

It seems around 7pm. If you have a hotel booked in Zhangjiajie or Wulingyuan, it would be better if you contact them for a inquiry as well.
Asked by Lauren McBride from USA | Sep. 11, 2017 04:02Reply
Prebooking busses to Fenghuang
Is it possible to prebook bus tickets from Zhangjiajie to Fenghuang? I am travelling over this next big Chinese holiday and want to make sure there are 9 spots for my group and I. Thanks.
Answers (1)
Answered by Lawrence | Sep. 11, 2017 05:17

bus tickets are indeed very hard to book in advance, I cannot find any English sites as well.
Asked by Diana from INDONESIA | Aug. 26, 2017 11:31Reply
Bus from Zhangjiajie to Fenghuang
Want to make sure, if I catch bus from Zhangjiajie city bus station to Fenghuang, will it pass Wulingyuan again ? If so, I think would be better to catch it from Wulingyuan bus station ? Just maybe more buses depart from the city ? Thank you in advance for answering.
Answers (3)
Answered by Mr. THOMAS from GERMANY | Aug. 26, 2017 23:00

You could take bus from both Zhangjiajie and Wulinyuan stations, but more bus will depart from Zhangjiajie.
Answered by Diana from INDONESIA | Aug. 27, 2017 02:01

Thanks Mr Thomas.
I still can't make up my mind, whether I visit Tianmenshan at the first chance upon arrival from Changsha, or last chance before leaving for Fenghuang. Do you have any idea ?
Answered by Pansy from AUSTRALIA | Aug. 28, 2017 03:11

The bus from city bus station will not go pass Wulingyuan, it is a different direction. But the bus from Wulingyuan should pass the city area instead. If you can depart early from Wulingyuan, you may transfer to the city first (may around 1 hour on the way) to visit Tianmenshan and then go to Fenghuang in afternoon. I am not sure when is the last bus, maybe around 5pm. You need to check it in advance.
Asked by Jose from SPAIN | Jul. 07, 2017 06:09Reply
From Zhangjiajie to Wulingyuan
I'll arrive To Zhangjiajie Railway Station at 18.59. How can I go from Zhangjiajie Railway Station to Wulingyuan (Destination Youth Hostel, Wujiayukou,Jundi Road)? Do buses depart from Railway Station or just from Bus Station? Is it possible and not many expensive a taxi? Thank you!
Answers (1)
Answered by Agricola | Jul. 08, 2017 02:55

There are buses from the coach station to Wulingyuan, the coach station is just next to the railway station.
Asked by Rama from INDONESIA | Jan. 25, 2017 05:32Reply
Taking Bus from Zhangjiajie to Chengdu
We plan to take the train from Zhangjiajie to Chengdu, but there is no direct one between this two cities. Is there a way to take a bus from Zhangjiajie to Chengdu? thanks.
Answers (2)
Answered by Rylie from CANADA | Jan. 25, 2017 18:29

Have no idea about the bus, but by rail, you may have a transfer in Huaihua: Zhangjiajie-Huaihua-Chengdu. This route did take a long time by rail.
Answered by Mark from CANADA | Dec. 10, 2017 06:54

I was also searching for train Chengdu-Zhangjiajie. There is a train via Yichang. Altogether the trip takes at least 12 hours.
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