Zhangjiajie Transportation

Zhangjiajie, a worldwide famous tourist city, attracts a large number of travelers to enjoy its amazing natural landscape every year. However, how to get to Zhangjiajie? Currently, Zhangjiajie can be reached by air, train and coach from most cities in China like Changsha now. From city center, visitors can also easily find bus or taxi to Wulingyuan area or Fenghuang Ancient Town. 


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 Fenghuang 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

 Further reading: How to get to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

- Last modified on Sep. 04, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Zhangjiajie Transportation
Asked by Anwar from INDONESIA | Aug. 07, 2019 17:10Reply
Transport from Lijiang Yunnan Railway station to Baisuifang Boutique Hotel (Lijiang Shinianyuan)
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Answered by William from UKRAINE | Aug. 07, 2019 18:01

Take public bus no.4 from the railway station to Ancient City Parking Lot. Then walk south around 550 meters to find the hotel.
Asked by Anwar from INDONESIA | Aug. 07, 2019 17:07Reply
Transport from Dali Yunnan Rail way Station to Lucky Elephant Hotel and Lucky Elephant Youth,Thank
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Answered by Joshua from FRANCE | Aug. 07, 2019 18:00

You can take public bus no.8 to Yuexi Village Bus Stop. Then walk north around 550 meters to find the destination.
Asked by Emi Chen from USA | Jul. 26, 2019 06:21Reply
How much is taxi from Changsha downtown to Wulingyuan Pullman hotel? How many hours is the trip?
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Answered by Kira from AUSTRALIA | Jul. 30, 2019 20:29

There is no taxi driver to take you there because of the long distance. You can take bus from West Coach Station to Wulingyuan Coach Station with CNY103 and 4 hours. After arriving, you can walk south around 1km to find your hotel. The distance is not far.
Asked by Brian Schorr from MALAYSIA | Jul. 14, 2019 08:12Reply
Please advise if bullet train operational from Changsha to Zhangjiajie....with thanks....
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Answered by Mabel from UNITED KINGDOM | Jul. 15, 2019 01:08

According to the official website, there are ordinary trains operating between these two places. It takes around 5-6 hours on the way. The trains depart from 1:07 to 22:02 with duration of 5.5 hours.
Asked by kei from INDONESIA | May. 16, 2019 09:44Reply
i will be arrive at zhangjiajie bus staiton at 2 pm.
How to get to pullman hotel wulingyuan?
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Answered by Amanda from AUSTRALIA | May. 16, 2019 23:36

You can take a bus from Zhangjiajie Bus Station to Wulingyuan. The bus operates until 18:00 and then walk southwest about 800m to the hotel.
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