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Zhangjiajie Transport

Zhangjiajie, an emerging tourist city, has already been one of the most popular destinations in China. Its traffic is in a particularly important position. Whether travelling by air, train, or long-distance bus, Zhangjiajie is now easily accessible, with a complete transport network which a tourist city should have. 

 

External Traffic: how to get to Zhangjiajie

Travel to Zhangjiajie by air
 
Zhangjiajie Hehua Airport is located in the Hehua Village of Yongding District, five kilometers from the urban area. It is an important transportation project in Hunan Province. The Zhangjiajie Hehua Airport, built in 1994 and put into use, is a 4D level tourist airport. In 1997, approved by the State Council, Zhangjiajie established the air ports which successively opened routes to Hong Kong and Macau, international passenger charter flights to Seoul and Busan in Korea, Fukuoka and Osaka in Japan. It has navigable mainland cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Shenzhen, Xi'an, Changsha, Qingdao, Shenyang, Zhengzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Xuzhou, Tianjin, Ningbo, Wenzhou, Harbin, Hangzhou, Shantou; but some cities do not have flights to Zhangjiajie every day. The airline schedule is not settled and the displayed flights are subject to change according with the local ticket office computer. 
 
Currently, there are daily flights to Zhangjaijie from Guangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Xian, Changsha, Shenyang and Qingdao, and weekly flights to Zhangjiajie from Chengdu, Hangzhou, Chongqing, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Kunming, Shijiazhuang, etc.   
 
Passengers can take Shuttle buses from Zhangjiajie airport to the city center within 20 minutes. Or you can take city bus no. 4 (Zhangjieji City Circular Line running between 08:00AM – 18:00PM, the station is about 100 meters from the exit of airport) to downtown Zhangjiajie within half an hour, as well as the local Central Bus Station to transfer to buses to the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Wulingyuan Scenic Area and Tianzi Mountain.
 

Zhangjiajie flight schedule

Please be noted: Displayed flight schedules are for reference only and subject to change without prior notice. Please refer to the official schedule while reserving your flight.

 
Zhangjiajie departure
Flight number
Schedule

Zhangjiajie arrival
Flight number
Schedule

Air fare (based on US dollars, tax  included)

 
 
Flights from Zhangjiajie to Nanjing

 
HO1660
(09:20 - 10:55)
Daily
 
 

Nanjing to Zhangjiajie Flights

HO1659
(07:00 - 18:3)
Daily
159
HO1658 / MU4032
(15:40 - 17:15)
Daily
HO1657 / MU4031
(13:00 - 14:45)
Daily
    3U8764
 (19:40 - 21:20)
Daily
3U8763
 (17:20 - 18:55)
Daily
MU2848
 (23:50 - 01:30)
Daily
MU2847
 (21:20 - 23:00)
Daily

Flights from Zhangjiajie to Xian

MU2432 / JR2432 / CZ9648
(23:55 - 01:35 + 1day)
Daily
 
 
 
 Xian to Zhangjiajie flights
MU2431 / JR2431 / CZ9647
(21:45 - 23:10)
Daily
118
CZ9657 / MU2620
(09:10 - 10:40)
Daily
CZ9650 / MU2619
(06:05 - 07:45)
Daily
JD5108
(22:45 - 00:15 + 1day)
Daily
JD5107
(20:20 - 21:45)
Daily

Flights from Zhangjiajie to Chongqing

3U8956
(01:00 - 01:50)
Every Mon., Thurs., Fri. and Sun.
 
 
 Chongqing  to Zhangjiajie flights
3U8955
(23:05 - 00:05)
Every Mon., Thurs., Fri. and Sun.
154
G56665
(01:00 - 01:50)
Every Thurs. and Sun.
G56664
(23:05 - 00:05)
Every Thurs. and Sun.

Flights from Zhangjiajie to Chengdu

CA4378 / TV6404 / ZH4378
(12:35 - 13:55)
Every Tues., Fri. and Sun.
Chengdu to Zhangjiajie  flights
CA4377 / TV6403 / ZH4377
(09:50 - 11:15)
Every Tues., Fri. and Sun.
396 (first-class)

Flights from Zhangjiajie to Beijing

CA1360
(22:00 - 00:25)
Daily
 
 

Beijing to Zhangjiajie flights

CA1359
(18:35 - 21:15)
Daily
222
CZ6599
(19:50 - 00:05)
Daily
CZ6600
(06:25 - 11:20)
Daily
MF4681
(19:50 - 00:05)
Daily
MF4682
(06:25 - 11:20)
Daily
ZH1360
(22:00 - 00:25)
Daily
ZH1359
(18:35 - 21:15)
Daily
 
 
 
 Flights from Zhangjiajie to Shanghai (PVG)
FM9342/MU9342
(22:30 - 01:30)
Daily
 
 
 
 
Shanghai (PVG) to
Zhangjiajie flights
FM9343/MU9343
(08:400 - 10:30)
Daily
213
FM9344/MU9344
(19:45 - 21:40)
Daily
FM9341/ MU9341
(20:20 - 22:45)
Daily
CA3278/HO1018
(22:15 - 00:05)
Every Tues., Thurs. and Sun.
CA3277/HO1017
(12:55 - 15:35)
Every Tues., Thurs. and Sun.
MU5376
(23:00 - 00:55)
Daily
MU5375
(19:45 - 22:15)
Daily

Flights from Zhangjiajie to Shenzhen

CZ3992 / MF1774
(07:10 - 08:45)
Daily
Shenzhen to
Zhangjiajie flights
CZ3991 / MF1773
(22:15 - 23:50)
Daily
144

Flights from Zhangjiajie to Guangzhou

CZ3382 / MF1230 / MU3175
(07:35 - 09:15)
Daily
 
 
 
 
Guangzhou  to
Zhangjiajie flights
CZ3381 / MF1229 / MU3176
(23:00 - 00:40 + 1day)
Daily
151
CZ3228
(20:00 - 21:40)
Every Mon., Wed., Fri. and Sun.
CZ3227
(11:40 - 13:20)
Every Mon., Wed., Fri. and Sun.
CZ3246
(20:00 - 21:40)
Every Tues., Thurs. and Sat.
CZ3245
(11:40 - 13:20)
Every Tues., Thurs. and Sat.

Flights from Zhangjiajie to Kunming

HO1019
(16:35 - 18:30)
Every Mon., Wed., Fri. and Sat.
 
 
Kunming  to
Zhangjiajie flights
HO1020
(19:30 - 21:10)
Every Mon., Wed., Fri. and Sat.
159
HO1017
(16:40 - 18:45)
Every Tues., Thurs. and Sun.
HO1018
(19:55 - 21:30)
Every Tues., Thurs. and Sun.

Flights from Zhangjiajie to Changsha

JR1622
(10:05 - 11:15)
Daily
 
 
 
Changsha to Zhangjiajie flights
JR1621
(08:20 - 09:30)
Daily
146
JR1624
(13:20 - 14:25)
Daily
JR1623 / BK1623
(11:50 - 12:55)
Daily
JR1626
(17:30 - 18:45)
Daily
JR1625 / BK1625
(19:30 -20:40) 
Daily
CZ6599
(19:50 - 20:40)
Daily
CZ6600
(10:20 -11:20)
Daily
MF4681
(19:50 - 20:40)
Daily
MF4682
(10:20 -11:20) 
Daily

 

Travel to Zhangjiajie by railway
 
Zhangjiajie has few railway lines, but it has Shichang Line to link with other railway artery. Now, it has opened a number of passenger trains to some large and medium cities in China. There are regular trains to Zhangjiajie from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Changsha, Nanning, Guiyang, Yichang, Zhanjiang, Zunyi, etc. Besides, Zhangjiajie has conveniently originating trains to Guangzhou, Changsha, Nanning, Guiyang and other cities. For those who would like to travel to Zhangjiajie by bullet train, please be noted that China’s high-speed railway system has not yet reached to the city. However, there are high speed trains to Changsha. 
 
Tips: You are suggested to take Train T8303 (about 4 hours) from Shangsha to Zhangjiajie, if you travel to Zhangjiajie only, and take K9031 (about 10 hours) if you plan an extension trip to Fenghuang Ancient Town from Zhangjaijie.
 
Travel to Zhangjiajie by bus (highway)
 
Zhangjiajie city has only one bus terminal which was officially open in 2012 and is an integrated station located in the urban area, about five minutes' walk from Zhangjiajie train station. It has inter-city buses to some large and medium-sized cities outside including Wuhan, Shanghai, Zhengzhou, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Yichang, Guilin, Fuzhou, etc. also, it has inter-city buses sent to the provincial cities and short-distance buses to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Wulingyuan and other surrounding scenic areas, and also the nearby cities and town like Changsha, Yueyang, Jishou, Changde, Fenghuang, Shaoyang, Zhuzhou, Anhua, Lixian, Cili, Yongsan, Yongshun, Yiyang, etc.

City Traffic

Zhangjiajie city bus

Zhangjiajie city is very small, and thus the city's bus lines are also relatively few, mainly for No. 1- No. 10 bus lines which take a two-way cycle running. The travel time is adjusted according with different seasons and routes, generally from 6:00-20:30. Most of the buses are pay-to-the-driver buses which charge one way 1 yuan per person. Bus No. 4 bus can take you from Zhangjiajie city center to the airport; Bus No. 6 can take you to the train station; Bus No. 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 can take you to the motor station; in addition, visitor can take Bus No. 10, an urban cycle bus, to the Tianmen Mountain cableway and Tujia Folklore Garden.

Zhangjiajie transport
 
Taxi in Zhangjiajie
 
In Zhangjiajie, the taxi fares starts at 5 yuan within 6 km with additional 1.6 yuan per kilometer, and additional 3.2 yuan per kilometer beyond 10 kilometers. From 22:00PM to 7:00AM, the taxi fares starts at 6 yuan with additional 30% service charge; waiting fares charge after 2 minutes with 0.8 yuan per minute. As Zhangjiajie city is small, basically the taxi fees in the city are almost the starting price. Normally, it takes about 20 yuan from the motor station to the train station.
 

Zhangjiajie cable cars

There are two cable cars on Tianmen Mountain and three cable cars in ZJJ National Forest Park (including the Bailong Elevator), which bring in much convenience for the travels who don’t expect much mountain walking or hiking and are friendly to people with disabilities and wheelchair bounded.

 
Scenic Area
Cable car name
Ticket price
(based on US dollars)
How much time needed If hiking (one way)             

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park                        

Huangshi Zhai (Huangshi Village) Cable Car
9.5 for one way & 17 for round way
1.5 – 2 hours
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park                       
Tianzi Mountain Cable Car

10.5 for one way & 21 for round way

2 – 3 hours
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
 
Yangjiajie Cable Car
11 for one way & 22 for round way
Around 2 hours
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
 

Bailong Elevator (connecting with Yuanjiajie Scenic Area)

10.5 for one way
Around 2 hours
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
 
Ten-mile Gallery mini train
7.6 for round way train ride
40 – 100 minutes
Tianmen Mountain
Tianmen Mountain Cable Car

The fee is included in the entrance ticket of Tianmen Mountain
 

Not accessible by walking
Tianmen Mountain

Yunmeng Xian Ding to Tianmen Temple cable car
 

3.7 for one way
Around 1 hour


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