Best Way to Travel between Changsha and Fenghuang

The distance between Changsha and Fenghuang is approximately 450km (280mi). Despite the lack of nonstop plane or train, tourists can choose the most convenient long-distance bus to travel between these two places, taking 5-6 hours and CNY90-160. The second way is to transfer between the frequent high speed trains and buses in Huaihua, which needs at least 3.5 hours and CNY200 in total. Although the transfer way also applies to normal speed trains, the limited departure and the duration of more than 8 hours can be time-consuming, thus not suggested.
 
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How to Travel from Changsha to Fenghuang

1. Best Way: Changsha to Fenghuang Long-distance Bus: 5.5 to 6 hours, CNY90 to CNY160

Departure Station Departure Time
Changsha West Bus Station 9:00, 10:40, 10:50, 14:20, 15:20, 17:20
Changsha South Bus Station 9:00, 17:20
Chang Zhu Tan Bus Station 10:00, 13:30
Li Tuo Highway Bus Station 12:30, 16:30
 

2. Changsha to Huaihua High Speed Train + Huaihua to Fenghuang Bus: at least 3.5 hours, about CNY200

→ Changsha to Huaihua High Speed Train: 1.5 – 2 hours, CNY152.5-158 for 2nd class seat

Fenghuang doesn’t have a railway station, but the nearby city Huaihua does. So, tourists can firstly take a high speed train to travel from Changsha to Huaihua. Each day from 7:00 to 21:00, about 50 trains in total run from Changsha South Railway Station to Huaihua South Railway Station. And the duration is 1.5 to 2 hours.
​ Ticket Fare:
Business Class Seat: CNY482; First Class Seat: CNY256.5; Second Class Seat: CNY152.5-158

​ See more about: Changsha to Huaihua Train
 

→​ Huaihua to Fenghuang Bus: 1.5h, CNY40-70

Right outside the Huaihua South Railway Station is Huaihua South Bus Station. The distance needs a 20-minute-walk, and then tourists can buy the ticket of through bus to Fenghuang here. It usually costs CNY40-70, and the duration is 1.5 hours.
Departure Station Departure Time
Huaihua South Bus Station 9:00, 9;30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 11:40, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:10, 16:30, 17:00, 17:30, 18:00, 18:30, 18:55, 19:00, 20:00
 
 

How to Travel from Fenghuang to Changsha

1. Best Way: Fenghuang to Changsha Long-distance Bus: 5 hours, CNY90 to CNY160

Departure Station Departure Time
Fenghuang Central Bus Station 9:00, 11:00, 12:30, 14:30
Fenghuang Ancient Town Bus Station 15:00, 15:30
 

2. Fenghuang to Huaihua Bus + Huaihua to Changsha High Speed Train: at least 3.5 hours, about CNY200

→Fenghuang to Huaihua Bus: 1.5 hours, CNY40-70

The Fenghuang to Huaihua through bus can take tourists 1.5 hours and CNY40-70.
Departure Station Arrival Station Departure Time
Fenghuang Ancient Town Bus Station Huaihua South Bus Station 7:30, 7:50, 7:55, 8:00, 9:00, 9:50, 9:55, 10:00, 11:00, 11:50, 11:55, 12:00, 13:00, 13:55, 14:00, 15:00, 15:50, 15:55, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00, 20:00
Fenghuang Central Bus Station Huaihua South Bus Station 16:00
 

→Huaihua to Changsha High Speed Train: 1.5 – 2 hours, CNY 152.5-158 for 2nd class seat

Once getting off the through bus, tourists can walk to the adjoining Huaihua South Railway Station. Nearly 40 high speed trains each day enable tourists to arrive at Changsha South Railway Station within 1.5 to 2 hours. These trains are available from 7:30 to 22:00, so tourists can freely choose one to transfer.
​ Ticket Fare:
Business Class Seat: CNY482; First Class Seat: CNY256.5; Second Class Seat: CNY152.5-158
 

How to Travel from Changsha to Fenghuang Ancient Town

1. Long-distance Bus + City Bus: 6-6.5h, about CNY95-165

Tourists can first take Changsha to Fenghuang long-distance bus, taking 5.5-6h and CNY90-160. Whichever bus station you depart from Changsha, the same destination is Fenghuang Central Bus Station. Right outside the Fenghuang Central Bus Station, tourists can take city bus Fenghuang Line 1, Fenghuang Line 5 or 1A, and get off at Feng Huang Gu Cheng stop. This part may cost you half an hour and CNY2.
 

2. High Speed Train + Long-distance Bus+ City Bus: about 4h, CNY200-230

Changsha to Huaihua high speed train needs 1.5-2 hours and CNY152.5-158 for 2nd class seat. Then, tourists can take Huaihua to Fenghuang long-distance bus, and this part can cost you 1.5 hours and CNY40-70. As mentioned above, the long-distance bus will also arrive at Fenghuang Central Bus Station. City bus Fenghuang Line 1, Fenghuang Line 5 and 1A are all available, tourists can arrive at Feng Huang Gu Cheng stop in about 0.5h.
- Last modified on Aug. 31, 2020 -
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