Zhangjiajie Transportation

In the past Zhangjiajie has been renowned as the bright pearl of northwestern Hunan Province. However, development in this area has lagged behind because of poor communication. Nowadays with the support of the central government, the city has undergone great improvements through the construction of new infrastructure including highways, railways and an airport.


Zhangjiajie Hehua International Airport is around 4 miles (6 kilometers) from downtown area and 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Wulingyuan Scenic Area. It plays an important role in receiving tourists who visit the renowned Zhangjiajie National Forest Park and Phoenix Ancient Town. The airport operates flights to many domestic cities, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Yinchuan, Hengyang, Xi'an and Nanjing, and a couple of international cities like Busan and Taipei.

Shuttle buses are accessible here, taking passengers to the city center for free within 20 minutes. Besides, city bus no. 4 is available nearby, by which passengers can go to local Central Bus Station to transfer to the direct long-distance buses to the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Wulingyuan and Tianzi Mountain.



There are two railway stations in the city. One is small located in Cili County which is used for local traffic. The other is the main Zhangjiajie Railway Station located in Yongding District, 12 kilometers (about 7 miles) from the city center. More than ten big and middle-sized cities in China such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Changsha can be reached by train. Bus No.1, 2, 6 and 7 connect the Main Railway Station and the city center. The fare is usually about CNY1.

 See detailed Zhangjiajie Train Schedule

 Major Rail Lines from Zhangjiajie to:


Long-Distance Bus

The Long-distance Bus Station is located at the intersection of Huilong Road and Renmin Road in the city center. There are regular buses to cities such as Changde, Shanghai, Changsha, Yueyang, Wuhan, Dongguan and Zhuhai. Buses to the nearby Yangjiajie Scenic Area and surrounding counties such as Feng Huang (Phoenix) County operate every day. Take bus No. 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 to the Long-distance Bus Station.



There are ten bus lines within the city in total. They service hotels, hospitals, banks, supermarkets and can be very convenient. The ticket fare is only CNY1 and buses operate at 30 minute intervals. For example, Bus No.5 goes to the Tujia Folk Customs Park where local folk culture can be experienced.

Bus No.1 services the following stops: Railway Station, Xixiping, Lantian Hotel, Miaoyuan Hotel, Bank of China Dongmenqiao Branch, Hualian Supermarket, Long-distance Bus Station

Bus No.2 services the following stops: Railway Station, Lantian Grand Hotel, Miaoyuan Hotel, Bank of China Dongmenqiao Branch, Hualian Supermarket, Long-distance Bus Station, Department Store, Peple's Hospital, Bei Dou Xing Hotel, Hulilai Hotel, Xinhe Hotel

Bus No.3 services the following stops: Miaoyuan Hotel, Bank of China Dongmenqiao Branch, Hualian Supermarket, Long-distance Bus Station, Department Store, Hulilai Hotel, Xinhe Hotel

Bus No.4 services the following stops: Hehua Airport, Wai Tai Hotel, Hulilai Hotel, Dragon International Hotel, Department Store, Long-distance Bus Station, Hualian Supermarket, Bank of China Dongmenqiao Branch

Bus No.5 services the following stops: Bank of China Dongmenqiao Branch, Hualian Supermarket, Long-distance Bus Station, Department Store, Airport Hotel (Lishui Daqiao), Nanzhuangping, TuJia Folk Customs Park

Bus No.6 services the following stops: Dongmenqiao, Wuling Shopping Mall, Department Store, People's Hospital, Wuling University

Bus No.7 services by the following stops: Railway Station, Lantian Hotel, Miaoyuan Hotel, Martyr Memorial Park, Dragon International Hotel, Department Store, People's Hospital, Hulilai Hotel, Dongyulou Hotel, Minnan International Hotel, City Square.



Traveling around the city by taxi is inexpensive. The flag-fall price is only CNY5 for the first 1mi (1.6km), and every additional kilometer costs CNY1.6. If the trip is farther than 6mi (10km), the unit price for each extra kilometer is CNY3.2. As the city is small, it costs no more than CNY20 to commute within the town.

Taxis can be easily flag down, but most drivers won’t charge by the meter. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to negotiate a flat rate before getting on the car. To National Forest Park or Wulingyuan Scenic Area, the reference cab fare is CNY100, departing from the downtown or Hehua Airport.
Taxi Complaint Hotline: 0744-8238057

- Last modified on Nov. 12, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Zhangjiajie Transportation
Asked by Bernard from MALAYSIA | Oct. 24, 2018 23:36Reply
Taxi from Zhangjiajie train station to wulinyuan
How far is the distance between this place and how much would the taxi cost? Do they use the meter or do i have to negotiate?
Answers (1)
Answered by Hailey from USA | Oct. 25, 2018 22:57

The distance between is about 66 kilometers and the taxi fee is about CNY85 - 90. The taxi driver uses the meter and you don't need to negotiate.
Asked by Ursula from GERMANY | Aug. 22, 2018 13:57Reply
Transportation from Zhangjiajie railway station to Zhangjiajie Wangyi Inn Hotel.
We will arrive at railwaystation around 12am. The bus station Dà yong du Cheng should be nearby.
Is there any bus connection from the railway station?
If yes, what is the frequency and the bus number? Thank you very much in advance
Answers (1)
Answered by Windy from FINLAND | Aug. 23, 2018 00:42

Yes, you can take bus line 6 to Da Yong Fu Cheng and then walk about 70m to get there. It departs from 05:40 to 20:40 with an interval about 10 minutes.
Asked by Pracha E. from THAILAND | Jun. 02, 2018 07:28Reply
My flight departs from Zhangjiajie Airport at 7:35 AM
which is the best way & time to move from the hotel in city?
Answers (2)
Answered by Raven from UNITED KINGDOM | Jun. 05, 2018 20:38

Generally, you need to arrive at the airport 2 hours in advance, so I guess you’d better take a taxi. As for the departure time, it depends on the distance between your hotel and the airport.
Answered by pracha e. from THAILAND | Jun. 06, 2018 10:49

Thank for your advise.
Asked by Eliza from NETHERLANDS | May. 06, 2018 06:05Reply
Wulingyuan to Tianmen mountain
Dear travel china guide,

We are staying in Wulingyuan and would like to visit Tianmen mountain. Do you know if we can take the bus? If yes; which is the bus line number, the place the bus leaves and the times it will leave?

Also do you know if there is a bus going from Wulingyuan to DYG Zhangjiajie HeHua Airport airport? And if yes, the bus line number, the place it leaves and the times it leaves?

Thank you in advance for your time,

Kind regards,
Answers (1)
Answered by Joan from ITALY | May. 10, 2018 21:13

First, you can take the bus line 1 or tourism bus to Wulinyuan Bus Station, and then take the shuttle bus to ZJJ Central Bus Station. I don’t know the earliest time when the bus leave, however, the latest time is about 18:00. Anyway, the interval time is about 20 minutes.

If you want to go to the airport, first you need to get to ZJJ Central Bus Station. And then walk east about 1km to take the bus line 401 to the airport. Or you can choose a taxi, the fare may be around CNY 100
Asked by Autchariya from THAILAND | Apr. 19, 2018 09:52Reply
I would like to know the last shuttle bus from Zhangjiajie Airport to Wulingyuan.
Is it have late bus because my flight will be arrive at 22.45 hrs. or how much for the taxi cost?
Answers (1)
Answered by Irena from FINLAND | Apr. 23, 2018 03:58

Well, no public transport is available at that time, you can only take a taxi. The fare is around CNY 100.
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