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Changsha Railway Station

Changsha Railway StationChangsha has two major railway stations, Changsha Railway Station and Changsha South Railway Station, of which the former mainly deals with ordinary trains and express trains, and the latter mainly deals with high-speed trains. Changsha Railway Station is 1,587 kilometers (986 miles) from Beijing West Railway Station, 1,173 kilometers (729 miles) from Shanghai South Railway Station and 1,068 kilometers (675 miles) from Maoming East Railway Station.

Changsha Railway Station has more than 30 ticket windows for passengers’ convenience, and the ticket agencies are dotted in its major commercial areas; what’s more, an online ticket booking service and telephone booking service are also available, and booking in advance is always highly recommended.

With an area of 40,000 square meters (430,000 square feet), Changsha Railway Station is 23 meters (75 feet) tall and 151 meters (495 feet) wide with a square in both the west and east sections. There are five ordinary waiting halls, six VIP cushioned-seat waiting halls, one mother and baby hall, and one soldier waiting hall. Inter-city buses for Zhuzhou City and Xiangtan City depart every 15 minutes from the square in front of the railway station.

Lines and Trains

Changsha Railway Station serves as the joining point of the Beijing – Guangzhou Railway, Hunan – Guizhou Railway, Hangzhou – Nanchang Railway, Luoyang – Zhanjiang Railway, Wuhan – Guangzhou Railway, and Shimen – Changsha Railway lines, where more than 80 pairs of trains for the major cities of China are available each day. It is very convenient to travel from Changsha to many major cities within China, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Harbin, Shenyang, Xi’an, Kunming, Wuhan, Zhengzhou, Fuzhou, Nanning, and Jinan.

Below is a list of major trains operating from Changsha Railway Station to the other major railway stations in China:

TypeTrainsDestinationsDepartsArrivalsDuration
G-trainsG1606Nanchang West17:3519:091h 34min
G6001Shenzhen North15:0017:552h 55min
G535Guilin7:1210:283h 16min
G288/G289Qingdao7:5518:1810h 23min
G578/G575Shanghai Hongqiao13:2820:116h 43min
G294/G291Tianjin8:2517:409h 15min
G580Nanjing South17:0822:315h32min
T-trainsT8321Shaoshan9:169:161h 43min
T8303Huaihua10:5418:047h 10min
T8308/T8309Jishou7:5015:007h 10min
T8301Yongzhou11:5016:304h 40min
K-trainsK9092Changde17:4020:533h 13min
K9015Hengyang7:2510:433h 18min
K9017Shenzhen21:458:40 next day10h 55min
K9031/K9034Zhangjiajie20:307:45 next day11h 15min
K779Nanning21:0811:10 next day14h 2min
K407Haikou20:5316:58 next day20h 5min
K502/K503Chengdu East17:2213:01 next day19h 39min
K1074Jinan15:489:47 next day17h 59min
D-trainsD2602/D2603Fuzhou15:4521:536h 8min
D2606/D2607Xiamen North14:1020:506h 40min

From Changsha Railway Station to Guangzhou

Changsha Railway Station is 707 kilometers (439 miles) from Guangzhou Railway Station, and there are high-speed trains running between the two stations daily. Below is list of trains leaving for Guangzhou from Changsha Railway Station:

TrainsDepartsArrivalsDuration
G612321:2023:572h 37min
G61099:3012:122h 42min
G611112:1915:012h 42min
G611312:5815:402h 42min
G611717:5420:362h 42min
G612121:0023:422h 42min
G611919:5322:362h 43min
G61057:4010:242h 44min
G611515:1918:072h 48min
G61017:069:552h 49min
G61037:1710:072h 50min
G61078:1011:062h 56min

From Changsha Railway Station to Beijing

Changsha Railway Station is about 1,249 kilometers (776 miles) from Beijing Railway Station, and there are high-speed trains running between the two stations daily. Below is list of the trains leaving for Beijing from Changsha Railway Station:

TrainsDepartsArrivalsDuration
G849:0014:405h 40min
G5027:3014:186h 48min
G50414:3521:246h 49min
G50615:0321:536h 50min

From Changsha Railway Station to Shenzhen

Changsha Railway Station is about 854 kilometers (531 miles) from Shenzhen Railway Station, and there are high-speed trains running between the two stations daily. Below is list of the trains leaving for Shenzhen from Changsha Railway Station:

TrainsDepartsArrivalsDuration
G602719:2722:493h 22min
G60137:3010:533h 23min
G602519:0522:283h 23min
G60117:0010:253h 25min
G60157:5511:203h 25min
G601710:0713:353h 28min
G601910:5814:263h 28min
G602316:1019:403h 30min

Changsha Railway Station to Changsha Huanghua International Airport

Changsha Huanghua International Airport is located in Huanghua Town, being about 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Changsha Railway Station, and can be reached directly by bus 114 within one hour.

An alternative route is to walk to the Civil Aviation Mansion from Changsha Railway Station, and then take an airport shuttle bus to the airport. A taxi can also be taken to the airport from the railway station, and it costs approximately 80 RMB between the two places.

City Transport to Changsha Railway Station

By Taxi

The starting price for a Changsha taxi is 6 RMB for the first 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) and 1.8 RMB for every additional kilometer in the daytime (5:00am to 9:00pm). However, the rate is 8 RMB for the first 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) and 2.16 RMB for every additional kilometer during the nighttime (from 9:00pm to 5:00am). What’s more, 2 RMB is charged each time by the driver as a bunker surcharge, and you are advised to bargain with the driver and ask for an invoice to avoid any issues, or insist on meter use.

By Bus

The bus system is very convenient in Changsha with a ticket fare of 1 RMB for the ordinary buses and 2 RMB for the air-conditioned ones. They run daily from 6:00am to 9:00 pm and the following buses can be taken to Changsha Railway Station from different corners of the city: 101, 104, 107, 108, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 117, 118, 121, 126, 127, 135, 136, 139, 148, 158, 168, 202, 312, 317, 401, 602, and 803.

By Metro

Metro line 2 operates daily from 6:00am to 10:30pm in Changsha. It passes by Wangchengpo, Jinxing Road, Xihu Park, Rongwan Town, Juzizhou, Wuyi Square, Furong Square, Yingbin Road, Yuanjialing, Changsha Railway Station, Jintai Square, Wanjiali Square, Renmin East Road, Changsha Avenue, Shawan Park, Duhua Road, Changsha South Railway Station, and Guangda along its way from west to east; therefore, it is very convenient for passengers to switch to another means of transport via metro line 2.

Transport to the Other Railway Stations in Changsha

To Changsha South Railway Station

Located in Lituo Avenue, Yuhua District, Changsha South Railway Station can be reached by taking buses 135 and 148 or metro line 2 from Changsha Railway Station, and it takes about 40 minutes to travel between the two places.

Changsha Railway Station to the Major Changsha Scenic Spots

1. Buses 110, 112, 114 or 127 go to Mawangdui Han Tombs from Changsha Railway Station, and the journey takes about 10 minutes.

2. Bus 1 goes to Yuelu Academy from the station and it takes about 20 minutes.

3. Buses 111, 113 or 116 go to Hunan Provincial Museum from Changsha Railway Station.