Travel from Zhangjiajie to Phoenix County

By Train

There is no direct train to transfer you from Zhangjiajie to Phoenix County. You have to go to Jishou first, which takes about 2 hours. And then you will go to Zhangjiajie from Jishou by bus, which takes about 1 hour. If you prefer a cheap way from Zhangjiajie to Phoenix County, train is a better choice. There are 15 trains from Zhangjiajie to Jishou every day, so you don’t have to worry that you may miss the train.

Zhangjiajie railway station (once called Dayong North Railway station) is located in Yongding District, Zhangjiajie City, Hunan Province. It is one-hour drive to the Zhangjiajie Wulingyuan Scenic Area.

The Train Schedule from Zhangjiajie to Jishou

Train 
No.
Departure 
Station
Arrival 
Station
Departure 
Time
Arrival 
Time
Running 
Time
Hard Seat 
Fare 
(CNY Yuan)
Hard Sleeper 
Fare 
(CNY Yuan)
Soft Sleeper 
Fare 
(CNY Yuan)
K9033/ K9032
Zhangjiajie   
Railway Station
Jishou  
Railway Station
19:00
20:50
1h 50m
19.5
65.5/70.5/73.5
99.5/105.5
T9067/
T9070
Zhangjiajie   
Railway Station
Jishou  
Railway Station
16:25
18:34
2h 19 m
19.5
65.5/70.5/73.5
 
2011
Zhangjiajie   
Railway Station
Jishou   
Railway Station
17:25
19:20
1 h 55 m
17.5
63.5/68.5/71.5
97.5/103.5
7265
Zhangjiajie   
Railway Station
Jishou   
Railway Station
18:36
12:06
3 h 30 m
8.5
 
 
T8308/ T8309
Zhangjiajie   
Railway Station
Jishou  
Railway Station
13:16
14:58
1 h 42 m
19.5
 
 
K9024/K9025
Zhangjiajie   
Railway Station
Jishou  
Railway Station
05:23
07:25
2 h 2 m
10.5
44.5/47.5/
49.5
66.5/70.5
K1473
Zhangjiajie   
Railway Station
Jishou  
Railway Station
18:38
20:20
1 h 42 m
19.5
65.5/70.5/73.5
99.5/105.5
K9064/K9065
Zhangjiajie   
Railway Station
Jishou    
Railway Station
04:.11
05:53
1 h 42 m
10.5
44.5/47.5/
49.5
 
K533/K536
Zhangjiajie   
Railway Station
Jishou    
Railway Station
08:.05
09:50
1 h 45 m
19.5
65.5/70.5/
73.5
 
K2288/K2285
Zhangjiajie   
Railway Station
Jishou    
Railway Station
19:.12
21:11
1 h 59 m
19.5
65.5/70.5/
73.5
99.5/105.5
K267
Zhangjiajie   
Railway Station
Jishou    
Railway Station
11:.18
13:16
1 h 58 m
19.5
65.5/70.5/
73.5
99.5/105.5
K1373/K1376
Zhangjiajie   
Railway Station
Jishou    
Railway Station
14:.01
16:22
2 h 21 m
19.5
65.5/70.5/
73.5
99.5/105.5
K1261
Zhangjiajie   
Railway Station
Jishou    
Railway Station
06:.14
08:39
2 h 25 m
19.5
65.5/70.5/
73.5
99.5/105.5
K1211
Zhangjiajie   
Railway Station
Jishou    
Railway Station
08:.50
11:17
2 h 27 m
19.5
65.5/70.5/
73.5
99.5/105.5
1606/1607
Zhangjiajie   
Railway Station
Jishou    
Railway Station
08:.25
10:17
1 h 52 m
19.5
63.5/68.5/71.5
97.5/103.5

Note: currently, there is no train from Zhangjiajie to Phoenix. You should go to Jishou first, and then transfer to Phoenix County.


By Bus

You can also go to Phoenix County from Zhangjiajie by bus. The bus is the most convenient way to go to Phoenix County from Zhangjiajie, but it is more expensive compared to take the train. The ticket can be purchased at Zhuangjiajie Bus Station and Wulingyuan Bus Station. As there are only two buses going to Phoenix Ancient City, you’d better buy the ticket one day in advance. It is about 4 to 5 hrs from Zhangjiajie to Phoenix by bus. The fare is about 60 yuan.

From Zhangjiajie to Phoenix Ancient City, you can buy ticket at Zhangjiajie Bus Station. The buses depart twice a day, respectively at 08:00 and at 14:30, driving for about 4 to 5 hrs. The bus goes through Wulingyuan Scenic Area and Furong Village, so you can enjoy the beautiful scenery on the bus.

You can also buy the ticket at Wulingyuan Bus Station, which is quiet near to Wulingyuan Scenic Spot. There are only two buses from Wulingyuan Bus Station to Phoenix. The two buses depart respectively at 08:00 and at 14:30, driving for about 4 to 5 hrs.

Note: There are 2 stations in Zhangjiajie, one is Zhangjiajie Bus Station in the downtown of Zhanjiajie, and the other is Wulingyuan Bus Station which is near to the scenic areas.


Self Driving Routes

If you have a car or you want to rent a car, you can drive from Zhangjiajie to Phoenix Ancient Town. You may start from the downtown of Zhangjiajie, passing by Furong Village, Baizhang County, Jishou City, Jixin County and finally to the destination. The whole joinery is about 282.3km and takes about 4 hours.

Notes:
Due to the special geography of the highway from Zhanjiajie to Phoenix, the road is dangerous and cliffy, so you should be very careful when you are driving.