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Travel from Nanning to Zhangjiajie by Train, Flight

The capital city of Guangxi, Nanning is an important gateway city for Southeast Asian travelers to China. Many of them fly or take train to Nanning first, and make an extension tour to other parts of Guangxi or beyond. Some people like to get to Pingxiang by a road trip, and have an in-depth Guangxi tour by visiting Mingshi Scenic Area, Detian Waterfall, Tongling Grand Canyon, and then make their way to Zhangjiajie, by making a transfer in Nanning.    

Nanning to Zhangjiajie Distance

In Southern Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (a neighboring province of Hunan where Zhangjiajie is located in), Nanning is approximately 1000km away from Zhangjiajie. The two destinations have been connected by trains and long-distance buses. However, you are not encouraged to travel to Zhangjiajie from Nanning by bus, as they are geographically too far, with many dangerous winding mountain roads. 

Travel from Nanning to Zhangjiajie by Train

Currently, there is not bullet train available from Nanning to Zhangjiajie. Still the conventional trains will take you to get to the destination safely and quickly. You have two options, train K748 departs at 17:20 and arrives at 08:16 of the next day. Train T282 departs at 20:02 and arrives at 10:06 of the next day. So you will have to stay overnight at train, anyway. 
Travel from Nanning to Zhangjiajie
Option 1: K748, with traveling time of 14 hours and 56 minutes

Option 2: T282, with traveling time of 14 hours and 4 minutes

Nanning Railway Station - Located at No. 28 Zhonghua Road, Xixiangtang District, it was built in 1951 and has bullet trains to other main cities and towns of Guangxi. Passengers can take Bus No. 6, 10, 19, 32, 33, 204, 208, 804, K1, K2, etc, and subway No. 1 and No. 2 (under construction) to get to the train station. 

Zhangjiajie Railway Station - It is getting much busier, as the National Park and Tianmen Mountain become world famous. From the train station, there are city buses to downtown Zhangjiajie and Tianmen Mountain. Near to the Train Station, at the Central Bus Station, there are scheduled buses to National Park. Know more: From Zhangjiajie Train Station to Tianmen Mountain & Forest Park  

Nanning to Zhangjiajie Train Schedule

Train Number
Departure time
Arrival time

Train fare (based on RMB)

Traveling time
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Hard sleeper
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Important notes: 

  • Displayed train schedules are for reference only. Please refer to the official schedule on China Railway Service Center or consult with your travel consultant of TCT while reserving your train.
  • Make sure you book the train tickets in advance. For most of the trains, the ticket presale period is 30 days. 

By air

There are not direct flights from Nanning to Zhangjiajie at present. Nevertheless, you can make a transfer in Changsha if you prefer an air journey. Several daily flights have connected Nanning andChangsha. On the route, passengers will stop in Changsha Huanghua International Airport for about 2 hour and 30 minutes (some flights will stay longer or even overnight), and then fly to Zhangjiajie. So the total air journey time is around five hours.