Best Way to Travel between Changsha and Zhangjiajie

The distance between Changsha and Zhangjiajie is about 360km (225mi). Since no plane is available, tourists can choose high speed train, normal speed train and long-distance bus to travel between these two places. The best way is by high speed train, taking 2.5-3 hours and about CNY100 for 2nd class seat. Long-distance bus with frequent departure is also worth considering, taking nearly 4 hours and CNY80-135. Among these buses, those from Changsha directly to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park (Wulingyuan) take about 4 hours and CNY103. Also, normal speed train needs 4 to 5 hours and its cheapest ticket fare is only CNY50.5.
 
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How to Travel from Changsha to Zhangjiajie

1. Best Way: High Speed Train: 2.5 to 3 hours, CNY105 to CNY186

9 to 12 high speed trains are scheduled from 7:00 to 21:00 every day. All these trains depart from Changsha Railway Station and arrive at Zhangjiajie West Railway Station.
​ Ticket Fare:
First Class Seat: CNY179 to CNY186; Second Class Seat: CNY105 to CNY115

More details about: Changsha to Zhangjiajie Train
 

2. Also Recommended: Long-distance Bus: 4 hours, CNY90 to CNY135

 
Departure Station Departure Time
Changsha West Bus Station 8:00, 8:30, 9:00, 9:40, 10:00, 11:00, 11:20, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00, 19:20
Changsha East Bus Station 7:40, 8:00, 8:50, 9:00, 9:50, 10:00, 10:50, 11:00, 12:00, 12:50, 13:00, 13:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 17:00, 17:40
Changsha South Bus Station 9:20, 10:30
Chang Zhu Tan Bus Station 8:20, 9:00, 9:30, 10:30, 12:30, 13:40, 14:50, 16:00, 17:30, 19:00
Li Tuo Highway Bus Station 10:00, 12:00
 

3. Changsha to Zhangjiajie Normal Speed Train: 4 to 5 hours, CNY50.5 to CNY234.5

The amount of normal speed trains from Changsha to Zhangjiajie can be somewhat limited, usually 3 to 8 each day. What’s more, nearly half of them set off in the early morning from 00:00 to 7:00, and this can be inconvenient for tourists to catch the train. The departure station is Changsha Railway Station, and the arrival station is either Zhangjiajie Railway Station or Zhangjiajie West Railway Station.
​ Ticket Fare:
Soft Sleeper: CNY191.5 to CNY234.5; Hard Sleeper: CNY108.5 to CNY168.5; Hard Seat: CNY50.5 to CNY83.5.
 

How to Travel from Zhangjiajie to Changsha

1. Best Way: High Speed Train: 2.5 to 3 hours, CNY102 to CNY186

9-12 high speed trains can send tourists from Zhangjiajie West Railway Station to Changsha Railway Station every day. From 8:00 to 20:00, the departure frequency is about one train per hour.
​ Ticket Fare:
First Class Seat: CNY179 to CNY186; Second Class Seat: CNY102 to CNY115

 More details about: Zhangjiajie to Changsha Train
 

2. Also Recommended: Long-distance Bus: 4 hours, CNY80 to CNY135

Departure Station Departure Time
Zhangjiajie City Center Bus Station 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:20, 13:40, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30, 17:00, 17:30, 18:30, 19:00
Wulingyuan Bus Station 7:50, 8:00, 8:15, 14:00, 14:40
 

3. Zhangjiajie to Changsha Normal Speed Train: 4 hours, CNY50.5 to CNY234.5

Every day, only 2-8 normal speed trains are available. Two departure stations are Zhangjiajie Railway and West Railway Station, and the tourists can get off at Changsha Railway Station.
 Ticket Fare:
Soft Sleeper: CNY191.5 to CNY234.5; Hard Sleeper: CNY108.5 to CNY168.5; Hard Seat: CNY50.5 to CNY68.5
 

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

1. High Speed Train + Taxi: 3 to 3.5 hours, at least CNY190

Firstly, tourists can take high speed train from Changsha to Zhangjiajie West Railway Station. It takes 2.5-3 hours on the way and CNY105-115 for 2nd class seat. Since there is no bus station outside the railway station, tourists can hail a taxi to get to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. It may take 30min and cost about CNY80.
 

2. Changsha to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park Through Bus: 4h, CNY103

 
Departure Station Arrival Station Departure Time Ticket Fare
Changsha West Bus Station Wulingyuan Bus Station 8:20, 14:30 CNY103
 

3. Normal Speed Train + Bus: 5 to 6 hours, CNY120-180

Changsha to Zhangjiajie normal speed trains have two destinations, Zhangjiajie Railway and Zhangjiajie West Railway Station. If you get off at the latter, please take a taxi mentioned above.
 
If you get off at Zhangjiajie Railway Station, it only takes you 10 minutes to walk to the nearby Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station. Here you can take the bus to Wulingyuan within 1 hour at the cost of CNY13. The bus departs frequently based on passenger flow.
- Last modified on Aug. 13, 2020 -
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