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 Fenghuang 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 updated on Mar. 10, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Zhangjiajie Hehua International Airport
Asked by Liem wan whie from INDONEAIA | Sep. 26, 2023 05:21Reply
transportation from zhangjiajie airport to my hotel
My flight arrives at Dayong Airport (DYG) on October 19 2023 at 18.30, using what transportation is cheap and efficient to get to Easy House Hotel, Gaoyun Community, Group 2 Huajuan Road, Zhangjiajie, People's Republic of China 427400? and what time is it last operational?
Answers (1)
Answered by Diana | Sep. 26, 2023 19:32

The hotel is located not far from the Zhangjiajie National Park. From the airport, you need to first take airport bus to downtown, then change to a coach to the scenic area, then a private car to the hotel, quite troublesome.

It is recommended to travel by taxi directly, taking about CNY80-120. Or contact your hotel to see if they offer pick-up service.
Asked by Fann from CHINA | Apr. 17, 2020 00:00Reply
Foreigner in Zhangjiajie Park
Hi, Could you please tell me if foreign people (living in China) can visit the park?
Answers (1)
Answered by Zoe from DENMARK | Apr. 19, 2020 20:50

Yes, as I know, it will be ok for you to tour around this scenic area.
Asked by Emma from UNITED KINGDOM | Nov. 04, 2019 05:36Reply
How much does a taxi cost from Zhangjiajie airport to Da Cheng Shan Shui Hotel
We arrive at approx 10pm and would like an idea of the cost of a taxi from the airport to our hotel Da Cheng Shan Shui Hotel in Datong west road. Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Dylan from UNITED KINGDOM | Nov. 05, 2019 23:56

The distance is only around 4km. Thus for your convenience, you are advised to take a taxi directly. The fare is CNY 15 to CNY 25.
Asked by Henry from ESTONIA | Oct. 07, 2019 07:46Reply
Is there a currency exchange in the Zhangjiajie airport?
Or should I exchange my money in Shanghai airport ?
Also do you know, is there a currency exchange in Zhangjiajie city ?

Thanks a lot for helping me out
Answers (1)
Answered by Daisy from AUSTRALIA | Oct. 13, 2019 23:14

Yes, no problem. It is located at the exit of Arrival Hall. And you can change your money in any China Bank of downtown.
Asked by Mariangela Azzurro from ITALIA | Jul. 01, 2019 06:42Reply
Are there taxis at midnight in Zhangjiajie Airport?
My flight arrives at midnight. Are there any taxis at that time that can take me to the hotel?
Answers (1)
Answered by Elena from USA | Jul. 01, 2019 20:30

Yes, of course. Generally speaking, it won't be difficulty for you to find a taxi at that time.
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