Zhangjiajie Transportation


The Zhangjiajie Lotus Airport is located in the lotus village in the Yong Ding Region 5 kilometers from downtown Zhangjiajie. There is No.4 bus going from downtown to the airport.

At present, Zhangjiajie Lotus Airport has opened several air routes to the large and medium cities in China, such as Changsha, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Nanjing, and Beijing. Visitors should check the local number for flights before purchasing tickets.


Zhangjiajie railway station is 5 kilometers from the city proper, just opposite the bus station No.1, No.6 buses service the railway station and it will take you about 20 minutes to travel downtown with a fee of 1 RMB per person.

To date Zhangjiajie's rail network has been linked to several large and medium cities in the country. Trains travel to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and so on.

Daily trains travel between Zhangjiajie and Changsha on schedule.

City Transportation

There are 10 bus routes in Zhangjiajie now. The average fee for the bus is either 0.5 or 1 RMB per trip. These bus routes cover most parts of the city proper.


The starting price is 3 RMB. If you go to the railway station or the Lotus Airport by taxi, 15 RMB is enough.


Zhangjiajie long-distance station provides long-distance buses to the surrounding scenic spots and suburbs. Many buses arrive at long-distance station.

Every 5 minutes there will be a bus going from city proper to Wulingyuan, which is about one hour's drive, costing 5 RMB per person; every 15 minutes there will be a bus going from city proper to River Menglon, about 2 hours' drive, costing 15RMB per person; there is a special bus going from city proper to River Maoyan every morning from Xianglong International Hotel.

The express way from Zhangjiajie to Chengde was opened in December 26, 2006. With the opening of Chang-Zhang Express way, it takes less than 3 hours to travel from Changsha to Zhangjiajie, and it takes about 8 hours to travel from the Zhu-triangle to Zhangjiajie.

Questions and Answers About Zhangjiajie Transportation

Matea 2014-04-14
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Hi, so how long does it take to get from Zhangjiajie to Guilin and can I book the train ticket in advance? Is it possible to get from Zhangjiajie to Guilin by bus?
Kim Leventhal 2014-03-05
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We want to get from Guilin (Longsheng, actually) to Zhangjiajie on May 15. We had flights through Guangzhou booked but the flights were cancelled. Is there a train or bus we can take? ANY way to get from Guilin to Zhangjiajie on that day would be much appreciated.
Hi Kim, you can take bullet train from Guilin to Liuzhou, then take overnight train to Zhangjiajie. Whitney Liao replied on 2014-03-06
Ling 2013-08-20
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Dear Ruby, pls advise how to travel to FengHuang fm Changsha. ZJJ to Yichang? Thanks.
From Changsha to Fenghuang, you can take the bus at Changsha West Bus Station. It takes about 6 hours to arrive in Fenghuang. It is suggested you purchase the ticket one day in advance. From Zhangjiajie to Yichang, you can take train. Ruby Zhao replied on 2013-08-20
Ling 2013-08-16
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Dear Ruru, if we try to visit every places of interest at ZJJ(2)& TianMenShan(1) Forest Parks, are 3 days enough? Is it better to stay near WuLingYuan & TMS separately so as to save time on travelling? What transport can we take to go FengHuangOldTown / DeHeng from ZJJ bus station?

It takes about 4 days to cover the most parts of Zhangjiajie.

Day 1 Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Jinbian Brook, Huangshi Fort, Painted Corridors

Day 2 Mt. Tianzishan, Yangjiajie, Yuanjiajie

Day 3 Yellow Dragon Cavern, Baofeng Lake

Day 4 Tianmen Mountain

You can stay overnight at the hotel near Wulingyuan. After visiting Tianmen Mountain, you can stay overnight in the city center, as it is nearer to the train station or airport. To Fenghuang, you could take bus from Zangjiajie at the bus station.

Ruby Zhao replied on 2013-08-18
Amy 2013-07-09
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Hi. I am wondering how to get from Zhangjiajie to Guilin? Is there a direct bus, train or flight?
Dear Amy, There is no direct bus, train or flight from Zhangjiajie to Guilin. You could take a train to Liuzhou(around 10 hours), and then change another train to Guilin(around 2-2.5 hours). Please click this link to check the timetable: http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/ Lussie Lu replied on 2013-07-09
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