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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. Fenghuang Ancient Town 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 of how to travel to Fenghuang from Zhangjiajie.

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By Bus (Recommended)

How to travel to Fenghuang from Zhangjiajie by bus? 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.

The terminal of the bus arrives at the Long-distance Station of Fenghuang County (Phoenix North Bus Station). Then get on bus No. 1 at the station, and the fare is 1 yuan. When you get off at Nanhua Gate, it is the entrance of Fenghuang Ancient City.

►Buses from Zhangjiajie Bus Terminal
Departure Time: 08:30, 9:30, 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: 08:30, 14:30
Bus fare: CNY100 per person

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By Train (not Recommended)

How to travel to Fenghuang from Zhangjiajie by train? 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. Then tourists could take the bus at Jishou to Fenghuang Ancient Town at about CNY15 per person per way. 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 Jishou
Code Departure Arrive Duration Hard Seat Hard Sleeper Soft Sleeper
K1609 05:59 08:08 02:09 19.5CNY 65.5CNY 99.5CNY
7265 08:30 12:10 03:40
K2285 08:59 11:10 02:11
K267 12:38 14:29 01:51

There are 14 trains every day, operating from 00:43am from 23:38 pm. We suggest those tourist who want to take one leg of train take Train K2285, 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.