Zhangjiajie Hehua International Airport

Airport Code: DYG

Zhangjiajie Hehua International Airport, one of the two international airports in Hunan Province, is surrounded by charming natural scenery. It is around 4 miles (6 kilometers) from the city proper and 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Wulingyuan Scenic Area. The airport has served many tourists traveling to the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, the Suoxi Valley Nature Reserve and the Tianzi Mountain Natural Reserve since 1994. When first built, it was named Dayong Airport, but later renamed as Hehua Airport. It now operates flights to many domestic cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Shenzhen, Nanning, Kunming, Xi'an and Nanjing, and several international destinations like Taipei and Busan.

Terminal Building

The terminal building was expanded to 11 acres (4.5 hectares) in 2015, and currently can host some 5 million passengers annually. The new terminal (T2) comprises the main building which combines the Domestic and International Terminals, together with the airside concourse. The Departure Hall is on the second floor, and the Arrival Hall is on first floor.

Check-in Service

At present, only Check-in Island A is in service, where there are 16 Check-in Counters. Of these, counters no. 1-8 are for domestic flights; no. 9-16 are for international flights. It should be noted that no. 9 is reserved for first class and business class passengers. In addition, 7 self-service check-in machines are available between Check-in Island A and B.

Airline Companies

Air China (CA), Capital Airlines (JD), China Eastern Airlines (MU), China Southern Airlines (CZ), Okay Airways (BK), Shanghai Airlines (FM), Sichuan Airlines (3U), Spring Airlines (9C), TransAsia Airways (GE)


 Want a hassle-free transfer? Book Zhangjiajie Airport Transfer with driver and car included.

 Shuttle Bus: Zhangjiajie Airport – Civil Aviation Hotel
Pick-up Point: outside the Arrival Hall, 1F, T2
Operating Hours: according to the flight schedules
Duration: 20 minutes
Ticket Fare: Free
Information Hotline: +86 0744 8322328

 City Bus: No. 4 (loop line)
Route: Airport – Tianmen Middle Shool – Ganxiqiao Roundabout – Municipal Government – Nanzhuang Road – Nanzhuang Grand Market – Lishui Bridge – Postal Office Building – City Procuratorate – Ziwu Park – Libin Primary School – Fengwan Road Intersection – China Construction Bank – Wenchang Pavilion – Xinyijia Supermarket – Hualian Mall – Crossing Street – Dongmenqiao – Guanyin Bridge – Guanliping Roundabout – Tianmen Mountain Cable Car Station – Ganxiqiao Roundabout – Tianmen Middle School – Airport
Operating Hours: 06:30 – 21:30
Ticket Fare: CNY1-2

Taxi drivers here usually don’t use taximeters CNY 15-25 is made to Zhangjiajie Railway Station or Central Bus Station, while it costs CNY120-150 to Wulingyuan Scenic Area. 

Zhangjiajie Airport to Phoenix Ancient Town

1. Take bus no. 4 to Guanliping Roundabout and walk about 5 minutes to local Central Bus Station, where direct buses to the ancient town are available hourly between 08:30 – 17:20. The journey takes almost 4 hours and costs CNY65 per person or a little more.
2. Still take bus no. 4 to Guanliping Roundabout and walk to the railway station. Take a train to Jishou first, for which over 10 trains are scheduled from 04:00 to 19:00. After getting there within 2 hours at a cost of CNY20, go to Jishou West Bus Station to take a regular bus to the town. Buses for the trip run every half hour between 07:00 and 19:00. The duration is an hour and the cost is CNY23-24 per person.

Zhangjiajie Airport to National Forest Park, Wulingyuan, Tianzi Mountain and Suoxi Valley

Take bus no. 4 or a taxi to Central Bus Station, where regular buses are arranged for the above scenic spots. 

Destination Operating Hours Fare Duration
National Forest Park 06:30 – 17:30 every 15 minutes CNY 10 50 minutes
Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area 06:30 – 17:30 every 15 minutes CNY 12 40-50 minutes
Tianzi Mountain 06:00 – 16:30 every half an hour CNY 15 90 minutes
Suoxi Valley 06:00 - 17:30 every 15 minutes CNY 12 50 minutes

Services and Facilities

 Airport Information Hotline: +86 0744-8238417

 Baggage Storage: in the public area on 1F, behind the Check-in Island.

 Lost & Found Service: the Information Desk, Departure Hall, T2
Luggage can be left for up to 180 days. The maximum time limit for storing perishable items is 24 hours.

 Nursing Room: Area A, Waiting Hall, and the International Departure Hall

 First Aid: Area A, Waiting Hall, and the International Departure Hall

 24-hour AMT: in the left of the Departure Hall, T2

 Business VIP Lounges: near the Boarding Gate no. A2, A3, A7 and A9
- Last modified on Oct. 07, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Zhangjiajie Hehua International Airport
Asked by michelle from CANADA | Sep. 02, 2018 08:37Reply
I will be arriving late at night around 10-11pm, how easy is it to get to the Wu Lingyuan area
Answers (2)
Answered by Daisy from FRANCE | Sep. 02, 2018 20:52

Hi, you can take a taxi to the scenic area since the public bus is not available at that time and the fare is around CNY 140 to CNY 160 .
Answered by Mary Kate from USA | Oct. 07, 2018 09:21

Michelle - have you gone on your trip already? Did you find it easy to get to Wulingyuan area from DYG airport? What mode of transportation did you take?

Daisy - are taxi easy to find at the DYG airport this late in the evening? I land at 22:35. Are taxi drivers OK with driving 50-75 minutes to Wulingyuan this late in the evening?

Thank you both!
Asked by Faye from USA | Jun. 08, 2018 12:03Reply
Transportation from DVG to Maosao Inn
How to I get to Maosao Inn from Hehua Airport without breaking my bank? I have one carry-on suitcase.
Answers (1)
Answered by Claire from CANADA | Jun. 11, 2018 03:04

Take a shuttle bus from the airport to Central Station and take a bus from there to Wulingyuan which takes about 1 hour to get.
Asked by HBart from UNITED STATES OF AMERICA | Mar. 15, 2018 12:33Reply
What's the name & location of closest hospital to Zhangjiajie as precaution - severe food allergy.
Answers (1)
Answered by Phebe from ITALY | Mar. 15, 2018 22:34

I remember there is health clinic, about 1km south of the entrance gate of the national forest park, you may have a look!
Asked by Rusha from BANGLADESH | Mar. 08, 2018 08:43Reply
Which hotel are the near of glass bridge and grand canyon and cable car
I want to know which place/ hotel is the suitable to stay at Zhangjiajie for enjoy glass bridge and grand canyon and cable car
Answers (1)
Answered by Bunny from FRANCE | Mar. 12, 2018 01:07

Well, there is something you may not be clear. The glass bridge is in the Grand Canyon, while the famous cable car is in Tianmenshan Park. They are about 60km between.
Anyway, you can stay near the canyon, hotels like Yunxiang Hotel, Cili Qingxin Inn and Yinnuo Inn are not far from the entrance.
Then, you can hire a local car or taxi to the cable car station in Tianmenshan Park.
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