Beijing to Changsha: Best Ways to Travel

Changsha is about 1,500km (930mi) south from Beijing and the best way to travel between these two cities is by plane. Flight time takes about 2.5 to 3 hours, and its Economy Class ticket fare is about CNY500 to CNY900. Tourists may also consider high speed trains, whose duration varies from 6 to 7 hours, costing at least CNY650. The overnight normal speed sleeper train and long-distance bus cost less but a longer journey of 14 to 19 hours; thus saving up on a night accommodation.
 
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Best Ways to Travel from Beijing to Changsha

1. Beijing to Changsha Flight: 2.5 to 3 hours, CNY500 to CNY6,500

There are 10 to 16 Beijing to Changsha flights daily, and the average flight duration is about 2.5 to 3 hours. Passengers can either depart from Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) or Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX) to reach Changsha Huanghua International Airport (CSX). Flights between the two cities from 12:00 to 18:00 hours are available on hourly basis. However, the earliest flight is 07:00 hour and the latest 21:00 hour.
​ Fare:
Business Class: CNY5,500 to CNY6,500; Economy Class: CNY500 to CNY900
 

2. High Speed Train: 6 to 7 hours, CNY649 to CNY2,050

High speed train is another option if you have a flexible schedule. Each day 9 to 13 high speed trains depart Beijing West Railway Station to Changsha South Railway Station. Travel duration is about 6 to 7 hours, and most trains set off between 7:00 and 12:00.
 Fare:
Business Class Seat: CNY2,050; First Class Seat: CNY1,038; Second Class Seat: CNY649
​ More details about: Beijing to Changsha Train
 

3. Overnight Normal Speed Train: 14 to 16 hours, CNY189.5 to CNY980.5

There are about 9 to 10 normal speed trains from Beijing to Changsha daily. Some depart from Beijing Railway Station while others from Beijing West Railway Station. The only destination station is Changsha Railway Station. Most trains are available between 17:00 and 22:00 hours.
​ Fare:
Deluxe Soft Sleeper: CNY980.5; Soft Sleeper: CNY549.5 to CNY554.5; Hard Sleeper: CNY367.5 to CNY372.5; Hard Seat: CNY189.5
 

4. Beijing to Changsha Long-distance Bus: 18 hours, CNY270 to CNY400

Only two long-distance buses depart from Liuliqiao Passenger Transportation Hub at 14:15 and 16:00. Travel duration is about 18h and the fare is between CNY270 to CNY400. Budget travelers can consider this overnight mode of transport.
 

Best Ways to Travel from Changsha to Beijing

1. Changsha to Beijing Flight: about 2.5 hours, CNY650 to CNY6,500

There are 10 to 15 flights from Changsha Huanghua International Airport, arriving at either Beijing Capital International Airport or Daxing International Airport daily. All these flights are scheduled between 7:30 to 22:00 at an hourly basis.
​ Fare:
Business Class: CNY5,500 to CNY6,500; Economy Class: CNY650 to CNY900
 

2. High Speed Train: 6 to 7 hours, CNY649 to CNY2,050

There are 10 to 12 high speed trains from Changsha to Beijing with a duration of 6 to 7 hours. Trains depart from Changsha South Railway Station hourly between 12:00 and 17:00 hours and they arrive at Beijing West Railway Station.
​ Fare:
Business Class Seat: CNY2,050; First Class Seat: CNY1,038; Second Class Seat: CNY649
 

3. Overnight Normal Speed Train: 14 to 16 hours, CNY189.5 to CNY980.5

There are 8 to 10 trains departing from Changsha Railway Station daily and arriving at Beijing Railway Station or Beijing West Railway Station. Passengers intending to save on accommodation should book a train departing in the afternoon.
 Fare:
Deluxe Soft Sleeper: CNY980.5; Soft Sleeper: CNY554.5 to CNY 624.5; Hard Sleeper: CNY372.5 to CNY442.5; Hard Seat: CNY189.5
- Last modified on Sep. 29, 2020 -
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