Chengdu to Zhangjiajie: 2 Ways to Travel

Chengdu is located 900km (550mi) west away from Zhangjiajie. Only plane and normal speed train can provide tourists with non-stop trip between these two cities. The duration of flying is 1.5h, and an economy class ticket is about CNY650. The normal speed train takes tourists 9.5-11.5h and about CNY196 for hard sleeper. However, these two ways have very limited schedules. So, it is suggested that tourists pay close attention to the latest ticket information and book tickets as early as possible.
 
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How to Travel from Chengdu to Zhangjiajie

1. Chengdu to Zhangjiajie Flight: 1.5h, CNY650-2,600

Scheduled flights between Chengdu and Zhangjiajie are very irregular. Sometimes there are none, whereas sometimes 1-3 flights are available. Normally, it takes 1.5h from Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CTU) to Zhangjiajie Hehua International Airport (DYG). But if you have plenty of time and are ok with a connecting flight, you will have more choices.

Ticket Fare:
Economy Class: CNY650; Business Class: CNY2,600
 

2. Train: about 11h 21min, CNY105-330

Without a direct high speed train, only one normal speed train K194 departs from Chengdu Railway Station, leaving at 8:37 and arriving at Zhangjiajie West Railway Station at 19:58 every day. The whole travel lasts 11h 21min.

Ticket Fare:
Hard Seat: CNY105; Hard Sleeper: CNY196; Soft Sleeper: CNY330

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How to Travel from Zhangjiajie to Chengdu

1. Zhangjiajie to Chengdu Flight: 1.5h, CNY650-2,600

Zhangjiajie to Chengdu direct flights vary a lot each day. Sometimes tourists have 1-3 planes to choose from, while sometimes none of them are available. However, trips with connecting flights can be had all the time. These connecting flights take off at Zhangjiajie Hehua International Airport, stay at another airport for several hours and finally land off at Chengdu Shuangliu International airport. Nevertheless, those with relatively shorter flying duration are worth considering.

Ticket Fare:
Economy Class: CNY650; Business Class: CNY2,600
 

2. Train: nearly 9.5h, CNY105-330

Every day, only Train K192 travels from Zhangjiajie West Railway Station to Chengdu Railway Station. It sets off at 00:02 and arrives in Chengdu at 09:25. Those who’d like to spend one night on the train to save a hotel charge should not miss it.

Ticket Fare:
Hard Seat: CNY105; Hard Sleeper: CNY196; Soft Sleeper: CNY330
 

How to Travel from Chengdu to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park (Wulingyuan)

1. Flight + City Bus + Non-stop Bus: 4h, at least CNY665

The Chengdu to Zhangjiajie flight will cost tourists 1.5h and CNY650 for economy class. Outside the airport in Zhangjiajie, tourists can easily get on city bus Outer Ring 4 (Wai Huan Si Lu) and get off at Tian Shan Suo Dao stop. This part takes 40min and CNY1. Then, a 10-minute-walk is enough to get to the nearby Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station, where people can buy a non-stop bus ticket to Wulingyuan at the price of CNY13. The duration for this part is about 1h.
 

2. Train + Taxi: 12.5h, CNY280 in average

Tourists who take the Chengdu to Zhangjiajie direct train will spend about 11.5h on the way and CNY196 for a hard sleeper. And they will eventually arrive at Zhangjiajie West Railway Station. Since there aren't available non-stop buses in the surrounding area, it is recommended to hail a taxi for Wulingyuan. And it takes 40min and approximately CNY80.
 

Further Reading: Chengdu – Zhangjiajie High Speed Train

They will not shuttle back and forth between the two cities before 2025. The travel time for a single trip will be about 5 hours.

- Last modified on Apr. 13, 2021 -
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