How to Travel between Beijing and Zhangjiajie

Beijing is 1,300km (810mi) northeast of Zhangjiajie. The long distance makes flight the most time saving way to travel between, and it normally takes 2.5-3h and costs CNY500-800 for economy class. The second way is by bullet train with a transfer in Changsha, which requires 10.5-11.5h and minimum cost of CNY750 in total. Budget travelers may consider overnight normal speed train. The duration is 23.5-25h and the hard sleeper costs CNY351-361. Beautiful scenery along the way is a bonus. 
 

In addition, clear travel plan is given for people to travel from Beijing to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park (Wulingyuan).

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How to Travel from Beijing to Zhangjiajie

1. Fastest Way: Beijing to Zhangjiajie Flight: 3h, CNY500-800 for Economy Class

CA8609 and CZ3164 leave from Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX) and CA1359 from Capital International Airport (PEK), and all arrive at Zhangjiajie Hehua International Airport (DYG). Please pay attention that CZ3164 has a one-hour layover in Changsha. 

Flight No. Dep. Arr. Duration
CA8609 13:00 16:00 3h
CZ3164 17:50 22:35 4h 45min
CA1359 18:30 21:30 3h

 Ticket Fare:
Economy Class: CNY500-800; Business Class: CNY3,700-4,500
 

2. Beijing to Changsha to Zhangjiajie Bullet Train: 10.5-11.5h in total, CNY750 at least

As there is no direct bullet train from Beijing to Zhangjiajie, a transfer in Changsha is recommended. 

→Beijing to Changsha Bullet Train: 6-7h, CNY649 for 2nd Class Seat

First, people may take a bullet train to get from Beijing West Railway Station to Changsha South Railway Station. To save time for later transfer, it is important to book the train which departs in the morning. From 7:00 to 12:00, nearly ten trains are available.

 Ticket Fare:

2nd Class Seat: CNY649; 1st Class Seat: CNY1,038; Business Class Seat: CNY2,050


→Changsha to Zhangjiajie Bullet Train: 3h, CNY97-115 for 2nd Class Seat

When you arrive at Changsha, the available bullet trains from Changsha Railway Station to Zhangjiajie West Railway Station are those departing after 15:30, including C8055, C8027, C8089, C8005 and C8019.

 Ticket Fare:
2nd Class Seat: CNY97-115; 1st Class Seat: CNY166-186

 Note: Please be noted that there are two railway stations in Changsha. After arriving at Changsha South Railway Station, one may take metro Line 2 to Changsha Railway Station. It requires 35min and CNY3.

More details about Beijing to Changsha Train, Changsha to Zhangjiajie Train
 

3. Economy Choice: Normal Speed Train: 23.5-24.5h, CNY351-361 for Hard Sleeper

K267 departs from Beijing West Railway Station and K473 from Beijing Railway Station. Both arrive at Zhangjiajie Railway Station.

Train No. Dep. Arr. Duration
K267 13:22 12:50 23h 28min
K473 16:16 16:42 24h 26min

 Ticket Fare:
Hard Seat: CNY192-198; Hard Sleeper: CNY351-361; Soft Sleeper: CNY537-552

More details about Beijing to Zhangjiajie Train
 

How to Travel from Zhangjiajie to Beijing

1. Fastest Way: Zhangjiajie to Beijing Flight: 2.5h, CNY500-800 for Economy Class

People may set off from Zhangjiajie Hehua Airport and land off at Beijing Daxing Airport by CZ3717 or CA8610, or at Capital Airport by CA1360. Please be noted that flight CZ3717 has 1h15min layover in Changsha.

Flight No. Dep. Arr. Duration
CZ3717 08:20 13:00 4h 40min
CA8610 16:50 19:15 2h 25min
CA1360 22:15 00:40+1 2h 25min

 Ticket Fare:
Economy Class: CNY500-800; Business Class: CNY3,700-4,500
 

2. Zhangjiajie to Changsha to Beijing Bullet Train: 10.5-11.5h, CNY755 at least

→Zhangjiajie to Changsha Bullet Train: 3h, CNY102-115 for 2nd Class Seat

First, people may take a bullet train to get from Zhangjiajie West Railway Station to Changsha Railway Station. For later transfer, it is suggested to book the one which departs between 8:00 and 12:00. Available trains are C8021, C8071, C8041, C8033, C8013, and C8053.

 Ticket Fare:
2nd Class Seat: CNY102-115; 1st Class Seat: CNY171-186

More details about Zhangjiajie to Changsha Train

 

→Changsha to Beijing Bullet Train: 6-7h, CNY649 for 2nd Class Seat

About 10 trains which depart after 12:00 can meet the transfer demand, sending people from Changsha South Railway Station to Beijing West Railway Station.

 Ticket Fare:
2nd Class Seat: CNY649; 1st Class Seat: CNY1,038; Business Class Seat: CNY2,050

 Note: After you reach Changsha Railway Station, you may take metro line 2 to South Railway Station stop. It takes 35min and CNY3.
 

3. Economy Choice: Normal Speed Train: 24-25h, CNY351-361 for Hard Sleeper

People may leave from Zhangjiajie Railway Station and reach Beijing West Railway Station by K268 or Beijing Railway Station by K474.

Train No. Dep. Arr. Duration
K268 12:20 12:00 23h 40min
K474 14:33 15:26 24h 53min

 Ticket Fare:
Hard Seat: CNY192-198; Hard Sleeper: CNY351-361; Soft Sleeper: CNY537-552

 

 

How to Get from Beijing to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park (Wulingyuan)

1. Flight + City Bus + Non-stop Coach: about 5h, CNY515-815 at least

 Step 1: You may get to Zhangjiajie by plane in 3h at the cost of CNY500-800 for economy class.

 Step 2: After you land off, pay CNY1 to take city bus No.4 and get off at the Wulingshan Zhenguan stop. Then walk south for 500m (550yd) to Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station. It together requires 40min.

 Step 3: Pay CNY13 to take a non-stop coach to Wulingyuan Scenic Area, and you may arrive in 45min.
 

2. Beijing to Changsha to Zhangjiajie Bullet Train + Taxi: 11.5-12.5h, CNY840 at least

First, you may take bullet trains and finally arrive at Zhangjiajie West Railway Station as mentioned above, and it together needs 10.5-11.5h and at least CNY750. For the lack of public transportation, you may hail a taxi to get to Wulingyuan. It usually costs 50min and CNY90.
 

3. Normal Speed Train + Non-stop Coach: 24.5-25.5h, CNY365-375

Take train K267 or K473 to get to Zhangjiajie Railway Station in 23.5-24.5h. Then, you may go out of the railway station and walk west for 200m (200yd) to Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station. Lastly, you may pay CNY13 for the non-stop coach to Wulingyuan, and you will arrive in 45min.

- Last modified on Apr. 08, 2021 -
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