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. The main Zhangjiajie Railway Station is 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. Zhangjiajie West Railway Station operates both high speed trains to Changsha and normal speed trains to Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Hangzhou. It is about 8.5 kilometers (5 miles) to downtown Zhangjiajie. City bus line 4, 6, 7, 16, and 17 are all available in the train station.

 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

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- Last updated on Sep. 06, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Zhangjiajie Transportation
Asked by Luana Oliveira Campos from BRASIL | Jan. 21, 2020 10:49Reply
Hello! Do you know what is the operating time of luggage storage at Zhangjiajie bus station?
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Answered by Jessica from USA | Jan. 21, 2020 19:59

Sorry, I didn't find the timetable online.
Asked by Duong from GERMANY | Dec. 12, 2019 05:54Reply
Can you please provide me information about bus schedule from Fenghuang to Zhangjiajie?
I will travel to Zhangjiajie at thế end of December, should I book A bus ticket in advance to fenghuang And for return as well?
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Answered by Liz from SINGAPORE | Dec. 15, 2019 18:35

It is better to book the ticket in advance in case it is sold out. The bus from Fenghuang General Coach Station to Zhangjiajie departs from 12:30, 14:30, 15:30 and 17:20.
Asked by Becca from USA | Nov. 06, 2019 08:26Reply
I saw pictures of the Changchun Ice Lantern Festival (NOT the Harbin Festival) on TripAdvisor.
It looks mostly like snow sculptures. Will this festival happen in 2020? If so, where is the Changchun Ice Lantern Festival located? How long do we need to spend at the festival (1, 2, 3 hours or all day)? What is estimated cost of a taxi to the site and back, plus waiting time or is there a bus that can take us there in back on a Friday in mid-January? Sorry for so many questions. Thank you.
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Answered by Joey from INDIA | Nov. 10, 2019 17:24

Actually, you can watch snow sculptures in several parks like Jingyuetan park, Changchun park, Nanhu park. This kind of exhibition usually starts from January to February. And the transportation around these places are very convenient. I don't know where you live so I can't tell you the estimated cost.
Asked by Ismael from SPAIN | Oct. 31, 2019 06:47Reply
I will be arrive at zhangjiajie railway station at 11pm.
How I can go to Wulingyuan Hotel? Taxi?
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Answered by Joey from USA | Nov. 03, 2019 23:57

You can only take taxi to there.The cab fare is around CNY100-120.
Asked by Anwar from INDONESIA | Aug. 07, 2019 17:10Reply
Transport from Lijiang Yunnan Railway station to Baisuifang Boutique Hotel (Lijiang Shinianyuan)
Answers (1)
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.
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