How to Travel Between Chongqing and Zhangjiajie

Chongqing is about 600 kilometers (370 miles) from Zhangjiajie. The non-stop transportation means include flight and normal speed train. Only one flight is available between the two cities every day from Monday to Saturday. The travel time is 1 hour and the cheapest economy class ticket costs only CNY300. The duration of 4 normal speed trains is 6 to 6.5 hours and a hard sleeper ticket for a single trip spends around CNY130. It is also suggested to take high speed train. But a transfer in Changsha is inevitable. By this way, the whole journey needs 9.5-13.5 hours and at least CNY547.5-575.5.
 
How to Travel Between Chongqing and Zhangjiajie
 

How to Travel from Chongqing to Zhangjiajie

1. Chongqing to Zhangjiajie Flight: about 1 hour; CNY350 to CNY2,300

Only one flight takes off from Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport and arrives at Zhangjiajie Hehua International Airport during Monday to Saturday, taking 1 hour. The departure time is 08:30 or15:25. Online tickets may be sold at 20% to 75% discount and it is better to book tickets in advance. Undoubtedly, by flight is the fastest way to travel from Chongqing to Zhangjiajie.

Ticket Fare:
Economy Class: CNY350 to CNY1,000; Business Class CNY1,800 to CNY2,300
 

2. Overnight Normal Speed Train: 6 to 6.5 hours, CNY69 to CNY194

4 normal speed trains send tourists from Chongqing North Railway Station to Zhangjiajie West Railway Station every day. The duration is 6 to 6.5 hours and the ticket for hard sleeper costs CNY130. It is a cost-effective and convenient transportation means. Taking K1077 helps you save one night accommodation fee.

Train  Dep.   Arr.   Duration
K73   09:31 15:30  6h 19min
K687  12:22     18:42   6h 20min
K191   13:44   19:48  6h 4min
K1077 23:42 06:10+1   6h 28min


Ticket Fare:
Hard Seat: CNY69; Hard Sleeper: CNY130; Soft Sleeper: CNY194

See more about: Chongqing - Zhangjiajie Train
 

3. Chongqing to Changsha to Zhangjiajie High Speed Train: 9.5-13.5h, at least CNY548.5-575.5

→ Chongqing to Changsha High Speed Train: 5.5-8.5h, CNY448.5-457.5 for 2nd Class Seat
First of all, tourists need to take a high speed train to Changsha. Each day, there is 1 train setting off from Chongqing North Railway Station at 08:00 and 8 trains from Chongqing West Railway Station from 08:35 to 17:35 and arriving at Changsha South Railway Station in 5.5 to 8.5 hours.

Ticket Fare:
From Chongqing North Railway Station: Second Class Seat: CNY457.5; First Class Seat: CNY733; Business Class Seat: CNY1,401;
From Chongqing West Railway Station: Second Class Seat: CNY448.5-457.5;First Class Seat: CNY743; VIP Class Seat: CNY839; Business Class Seat: CNY1393.5

→ Changsha South Railway Station to Changsha Railway Station: 0.5H, CNY3
Upon your arrival at Changsha South Railway Station, you need to transfer to Changsha Railway Station. It is suggested to take Changsha Metro Line 2 to get there, spending CNY3 and nearly 0.5 hour.

Changsha to Zhangjiajie High Speed Train: 2.5-3.5h, CNY97-115 for 2nd Class Seat
14 high speed trains are running from Changsha Railway Station to Zhangjiajie West Railway Station each day. The earliest can be taken at 07:45 while the latest at 19:53. The train interval is between 15 minutes to about 1 hour.

Ticket Fare:
First Class Seat: CNY166-186; Second Class Seat: CNY97-115
 

How to Travel from Zhangjiajie to Chongqing

1. Zhangjiajie to Chongqing Flight: about 1 hour, CNY300 to CNY2,300

There is 1 direct flight flying from Zhangjiajie Hehua International Airport to Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport, taking 1 hour. It takes off at 21:45 or 23:05. This flight is not scheduled on Sunday.

Ticket Fare:
Economy Class: CNY300 to CNY1,000; Business Class: CNY700 to CNY2,300
 

2. Overnight Normal Speed Train: 6 to 6.5 hours, CNY69 to CNY194

The Zhangjiajie West Railway Station operates 4 normal speed trains to Chongqing North Railway Station. K74 whose departure time is 09:17 is the best choice as tourists have enough time to get to the railway station without getting up too early. Those who plan to stay overnight on the train to save some travel expanse can book a soft/hard sleeper ticket of K192.

Train   Dep. Arr.   Duration
K688     05:17 11:21   6h 4min
K1078  05:27  11:12   6h 45min
K74   09:17   15:47  6h 30min
K192   23:50 05:37+1  5h 47min


Ticket Fare:
Hard Seat: CNY69; Hard Sleeper: CNY130; Soft Sleeper: CNY194
 

3. Zhangjiajie to Changsha to Chongqing High Speed Train: 9.5-13.5h, at least CNY547.5-575.5

Zhangjiajie to Changsha High Speed Train: 2.5-3.5h, CNY96-115 for 2nd Class Seat
Tourists can take high speed train from Zhangjiajie West Railway Station to Changsha Railway Station within 2.5–3.5 hours. 14 trains are available every day from 08:00 to 20:50.

Ticket Fare:
Second Class Seat: CNY96 to CNY115; First Class Seat: CNY157 to CNY179

→ Changsha Railway Station to Changsha South Railway Station: 0.5H, CNY3
You need to transfer from Changsha Railway Station to Changsha South Railway Station which has high speed trains to Chongqing by Metro Line 2. It takes CNY3 and 0.5 hour.

→ Changsha to Chongqing High Speed Train: 5.5-8.5h, CNY448.5-457.5 for 2nd Class Seat
Each day, there are 8 high speed trains to Chongqing West Railway with the last one at 17:30 and 1 train to Chongqing North Railway Station at 10:57.

Ticket Fare:
To Chongqing North Railway Station: Second Class Seat: CNY457.5; First Class Seat: CNY733; Business Class Seat: CNY1,401
To Chongqing West Railway Station: Second Class Seat: CNY448.5-457.5; First Class Seat: CNY733 to CNY743; VIP Class Seat: CNY839; Business Class Seat: CNY1393.5 to CNY1,401
 

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

 

1. Flight + City Bus + Coach to Wulingyuan: about 3.5h, more than CNY365

It spends CNY350 to CNY2,300 and about 1 hour when you take a flight to Zhangjiajie Hehua International Airport from Chongqing. Because no shuttle bus to the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park (Wulingyuan) is scheduled, so you need to go to Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station by city bus Outer Ring 4 (Wai Huan Si Lu) with a fare of CNY1. Get off at Tian Shan Suo Dao in half an hour. Then, walk to Central Bus Station within 10 minutes and buy a non-stop coach ticket to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park (Wulingyuan). The coaches depart every 10 minutes. 1 hour and CNY13 are needed.

2. Normal Speed Train + Non-stop Coach / Taxi to Wulingyuan: about 7 -7.5h, more than CNY150

From Chongqing to Zhangjiajie, it takes 6 to 6.5 hours and CNY69 for hard seat ticket if traveling by normal speed train. Once you go out of the Zhangjiajie West Railway Station, you can hail a taxi to Wulingyuan. With a cost of CNY80 and duration of 40 minutes, it is the best and fast way to get Wulingyuan.

3. Chongqing to Changsha to Zhangjiajie High Speed Train + Taxi: 10.5-15h, over CNY625

By high speed train, tourists will arrive at Zhangjiajie West Railway Station within 9.5-13.5 hours. It is highly recommended to take a taxi to Wulingyuan in 40 minutes with a fee of CNY80

- Last modified on Apr. 15, 2021 -
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