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 2h 45min and costs CNY960-1,500 for Economy Class. One direct bullet train is in service, taking CNY937 and over 11 hours. The third way is by bullet train with a transfer in Changsha, which requires at least 9 hours and CNY814.5. Budget travelers may consider overnight normal speed train. The duration is 23.5-25.5h and the hard sleeper costs CNY328. Beautiful scenery along the way is a bonus. 

In addition, the 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: 2h 45min, CNY960-1,500 for Economy Class

Two direct Beijing to Zhangjiajie flights, CA8609 and CA1953, are in service.  CA1953 operates daily, while CA8609 only operates on odd days. They leave from Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX) and Capital International Airport (PEK), and all arrive at Zhangjiajie Hehua International Airport (DYG). 

Flight No. Dep. Arr. Duration
CA8609 13:15 16:00 2h 45min
CA1953 18:00 20:45 2h 45min


2. Convenient Beijing to Zhangjiajie Direct Bullet Train G689: 11h 14min, CNY937 for 2nd Class Seat

Only one direct bullet train, G698, runs from Beijing West Railway Station to Zhangjiajie West Railway Station.
 Ticket Fare: 2nd Class Seat: CNY937; 1st Class Seat: CNY1,510.5; Business Class Seat: CNY3,006.5

3. Alternative Beijing to Changsha to Zhangjiajie Bullet Train: 9h at least, CNY814.5-1,040 for 2nd Class Seat

Beijing to Changsha Bullet Train: 5-7.5h, CNY648.5-751.5 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, 13 trains are available.

 Ticket Fare: 2nd Class Seat: CNY648.5-751.5; 1st Class Seat: CNY1,036.5-1,202.5; Business Class Seat: CNY2,050.5-2,367.5

Changsha to Zhangjiajie Bullet Train: 2-3.5h, CNY136-288.5 for 2nd Class Seat

From Changsha Railway Station or Changsha South Railway Station to Zhangjiajie West Railway Station, 30 bullet trains are available. Over 15 trains depart after 12:30, which allows passengers to make a transfer.

 Ticket Fare: 2nd Class Seat: CNY136-288.5; 1st Class Seat: CNY218-376.5

 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.

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4. Economic Normal Speed Train: 23.5-25.5h, CNY328 for Hard Sleeper

Two normal speed trains, K267 and K473, depart from Beijing West Railway Station and arrive at Zhangjiajie Railway Station.

Train No. Dep. Arr. Duration
K267 13:22 12:49 23h 27min
K473 15:14 16:42 25h 28min

 Ticket Fare:
Hard Seat: CNY192; Hard Sleeper: CNY328; Soft Sleeper: CNY515

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How to Travel from Zhangjiajie to Beijing

1. Fastest Way: Zhangjiajie to Beijing Flight: 2h 25min, CNY920-1,500 for Economy Class

Two Zhangjiajie to Beijing direct flights are available. CA1954 operates daily, while CA8610 only operates on odd days.

Flight No. Dep. Arr. Duration
CA8610 16:45 19:05 2h 25min
CA1954 21:30 23:55 2h 25min

2. Convenient Zhangjiajie to Beijing Direct Bullet Train G687: 10h 39min, CNY990 for 2nd Class Seat

One bullet train, G687, runs from Zhangjiajie West Railway Station to Beijing West Railway Station every day.
 Ticket Fare: CNY990 for 2nd Class Seat; CNY1,596.5 for 1st Class Seat

3. Alternative Zhangjiajie to Changsha to Beijing Bullet Train: 9h at least; CNY657-1,040 for 2nd Class Seat

Zhangjiajie to Changsha Bullet Train: 2-4h, CNY143-288.5 for 2nd Class Seat

30 Zhangjiajie to Changsha bullet trains are in service daily. For later transfer, it is suggested to book the one which departs between 8:00 and 12:00. 
 Ticket Fare: CNY143-288.5 for 2nd Class Seat; CNY231-473.5 for 1st Class Seat

More details about Zhangjiajie to Changsha Train


Changsha to Beijing Bullet Train: 5-7.5h, CNY491-751.5 for 2nd Class Seat

Over 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: CNY491-751.5; 1st Class Seat: CNY1,036.5-1,202.5

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

4. Economic Normal Speed Train: 23.5-28h, CNY328-363 for Hard Sleeper

People may leave from Zhangjiajie Railway Station or Zhangjiajie West Railway Station and reach Beijing West Railway Station by the following three normal speed trains.

Train No. Dep. Arr. Duration
K268 12:33 12:00+1 23h 27min
K474 14:33 14:47+1 24h 14min
K965 14:13 17:50+1 27h 37min

 Ticket Fare: Hard Seat: CNY192-213; Hard Sleeper: CNY328-363; Soft Sleeper: CNY515-572


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

1. Flight + City Bus + Non-stop Coach: about 4.5h, CNY975 at least

 Step 1: Get to Zhangjiajie Hehua Airport by plane.

 Step 2: After you land off, pay CNY2 to take city bus No.4 and get off at the Wulingshan Zhenguan stop. Then walk south for 880 meters (962.4yd) to Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station. It together takes about 1 hour.

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

2. Bullet trains to Zhangjiajie West + Direct Bus: CNY830 at least

→Take bullet trains and finally arrive at Zhangjiajie West Railway Station.
Take the  direct bus to Wulingyuan at the tourist distributing center opposite the railway station with a fare of CNY13. The frequency is about 40 minutes.

3. Normal Speed Train + Non-stop Coach: 24.5-26.5h, CNY341

→Take train K267 or K473 to get to Zhangjiajie Railway Station in 23.5-25.5h.
→Go out of the railway station and walk west for 200m (219yd) to Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station.
→Take the non-stop coach to Wulingyuan, taking 45min and CNY13.

- Last updated on Jun. 20, 2023 by Gabby Li -
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