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How to Travel to Fenghuang from Zhangjiajie

Fenghuang Ancient Town was regarded as the most beautiful town in China by New Zealand’s writer Luis Eli. It is located in the west Hunnan Province. It is popular in China with the tranquil atmosphere in the ancient time, leisure boating on Tuojiang River and the traditional Miao’s hanging wooden houses at the bank of the river.

Fenghuang is about 230 km from Zhangjiajie. Therefore, most people would like to visit Fenghuang together when they decide to visit this area. Then the tourist may ask how i can travel to Fenghuang from Zhangjiajie, how long it will takes from Zhangjiajie to Fenghuang Ancient Town or how much the bus fare is, ect. Top China Travel will introduce the transportation information between Zhangjiajie and Fenghuang here.

Zhangjiajie Fenghuang Map

By Train

There isn’t any direct train from Zhangjiajie to Fenghuang Ancient Town. Therefore, if you want to take train, you can take the train from Zhangjiajie to Jishou(吉首), from which you will need to take a bus to Fenghuang Ancient Town. It seems a bit complicated for tourists who have language barriers. Besides, the bus’s condition is also not very good. Therefore, we do not recommend clients to take this way.

The Trains Recommended from Zhangjiajie to Jishou

1.Train K5360 (0749/1934) Air-conditioning fast train

2.Train K267 (1037/1232) Air-conditioning fast train

3.Train 2011 (1738/1928) Ordinary train

4.Train N570 (1901/2011) Air-conditioning fast train

The train fare for hard seat is around CNY16 per person per way. Tourists could take the bus at Jishou to Fenghuang Ancient Town at about CNY15 per person per way.

We suggest those tourist who want to take one leg of train take Train K536 or Train K267, which are in the morning and air-conditioning fast trains. Then you can arrive at Fenghuang Ancient Town in the noon time or early afternoon. In this case, you will have enough time to have a break in the hotel or explore the ancient town in the afternoon. Then you could enjoy the beautiful night view of the town at night.

Fenghuan Ancient Town

By Bus


Bus is the most convenient way to get to Fenghuang from Zhangjiajie, although it is not ad cheaper as train. It will need about 4 hours by bus. There are 2 buses each day from Zhangjiajie Bus Terminal in the downtown and Wulingyuan Bus Terminal respectively.

Buses from Zhangjiajie downtown

Time: 08:00, 14:30
Bus fare: CNY62 per person
Bus type: 33-seat air-conditioning coach

Buses from Wulingyuan

Time: 08:00, 14:00
Bus fare: CNY70 per person