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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 Bus (Recommended)

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

Buses from Zhangjiajie Bus Terminal

Departure Time: 08:00,10:00,12:30, 14:30,15:30,17:20
Bus fare: CNY80 per person
Bus type: 33-seat air-conditioning coach

Buses from Wulingyuan Bus Terminal

Time: 08:35,08:40,09:00,14:40,15:00,15:30
Bus fare: CNY110 per person

(Information above is updated to 2018/4/2)
Fenghuan Ancient Town

By Train (not Recommended)

There isn’t any direct train from Zhangjiajie to Fenghuang Ancient Town. If you want to take train, you have to take train from Zhangjiajie to Jishou(吉首) frist, from which you will need to take a bus to Fenghuang Ancient Town. It is not easy 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.

Train Schedule from Zhangjiajie to Fenghuang
Code Departure Arrive Condition Fare
K5360 07:49 19:34 Air-conditioning fast train Varies from 19.5 to 105.5CNY according to how confortable the seats are.
K267 10:37 12:32 Air-conditioning fast train
2011 17:38 19:28 Ordinary train
N570 19:01 20:11 Air-conditioning fast train

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.


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