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Guangzhou - Zhangjiajie Trains


In this page, we offer Guangzhou - Zhangjiajie train informaiton, as well as some other tips for travelling to Guangzhou and Zhangjiajie for your reference. (Update on November 14, 2014)

As travelling between Guangzhou and Zhangjiajie by train takes a little long on the road, it is suggest to take a over-night train, so that you can have a good rest on the train and save time for sightseeing during the day. 

Types of China Train

G–High-Speed Train
C–Intercity EMU Train
D–Electric Multiple Units (EMU) Train
Z–Direct Express Train
T–Express Train
K–Fast Train
Four-digit Number Train - Regular Speed Train
L–Temporary Train

Train from Guangzhou to Zhangjiajie

Departure Station: Guangzhou Railway Station
Arrival Station: Zhangjiajie Railway Station

Train No.
Departure Time
Arrival Time
Running Time
12 h 54 min
17 h 16 min
14 h 23 min


Train from Zhangjiajie to Guangzhou

Departure Station: Zhangjiajie Railway Station
Arrival Station: Guangzhou Railway Station

Train  No.
Departure  Time
Arrival Time
Running Time
14 h 54 min
18 h 10 min
14 h 54 min

Attentions: Train Schedule above is for your reference only. Please check the ticket information including the tickets fares at the railway station or by your TCT tour advisors separately.

Notes for Booking Train Tickets

1. Booking an original train is easier than booking a passing-by train. Train ticket can be booked 20 days in advance at most. TCT suggests travellers to book train ticket as early as you can, in case of the availability of the ticket. There are four way for guests to buy train ticket in China: buy ticket at the Railway Station, online, by telephone or through travel agencies. More useful information you can find at page How to Book China Train Tickets.

2. Generally, the seats on the ordinary train in China have tow types including soft seat and hard seat. Train sleepers are classified into two types: soft sleeper and hard sleeper. Hard sleeper has three sub-categories: upper hard sleeper, middle hard sleeper and lower hard sleeper; Soft sleeper has two sub-categories: upper soft sleeper and lower soft sleeper (better). If you take an over-night train or long distance train, you would better buy a ticket for soft sleeper to make your trip more comfortable.

3. In China, taking a train is a comparative cheaper way to cut down the travel cost. While correspondingly, the comfortable level is lower than by air.

Luggage: you need to take the luggage by yourself and keep an eye of them on transporting time, no luggage-checking service on the train.
Carriage: it may be crowded when in the domestic travel seasons as well as summer holidays.


Best time to visit Guangzhou
The best time to visit Guangzhou is either spring or autumn, particularly in Apr, May, Oct, and Nov. During these months, Guangzhou is neither cold nor hot with most find days without interruption of the typhoon. And also, during the Spring Festival time in January, unlike cities in North China, Guangzhou becomes a world of flowers, with blossoms and flower markets almost everywhere.

Best time to visit Zhangjiajie
The best time to visit Zhangjiajie is all year around, especially from April to October.. Also, autumn season from October to December is also another recommended time with fewer rainy days and typhoon. Zhangjiajie is also called a "city of spring" due to its comfortable year-round temperatures that hover around 16°C.

Try to Avoid domestic travel seasons
The most crowded seasons in China are Chinese Spring Festival (usually in late Jan or early Feb.), International Labour Day (May 01 to 03) and National Day (Oct 01-07). Spring Festival and the National Day golden week are the most crowded time for travelling.

Related Information

►More transportation information: Guangzhou Transportation
►Recommended Zhangjiajie Tour: 5 Days Tour from Guangzhou to Zhangjiajie
(Attractions: Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Memorial Hall, Temple of Chen Family, Temple of the Six Banyan Trees, Shamian Island, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve, Yuanjiajie Scenic Area)