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How to Travel from Guangzhou to Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie is 990 kilometers (or 615 miles) from Guangzhou. Is it better to fly or take the train? Travel for speed and comfort, taking a direct flight is the best way to get from Guangzhou to Zhangjiajie.

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Guangzhou to Zhangjiajie Flight

We recommend you fly from Guangzhou to Zhangjiajie directly, because there are two fast and convenient nonstop flights every day. It takes about 1 hour and 40 minutes on average price of 980 CNY.

The journey starts from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) and ends at Zhangjiajie Hehua International Airport (DYG). Be aware, there aren’t any direct bus to get from Zhangjiajie’s airport to Wulingyuan.

Many travelers choose to stay in Wulingyuan when touring Zhangjiajie because many must-see attractions of Zhangjiajie are located nearby this area, such as Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Baofeng Lake, Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon, and the Glass Bridge.

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Guangzhou to Zhangjiajie Train

We do not recommend traveling from Guangzhou to Zhangjiajie by train unless you don’t mind spending over 10 hours on slow trains with very limited space and no English-speaking staff or signage.

If you’re a budget traveler and have plenty of time, here’s a Guangzhou to Zhangjiajie train schedule for your reference:

Train Number Departure Station to Arrival Station Duration Seat Type
K192 10:56 Guangzhou → 23:43 Zhangjiajie West 12h47m Hard Seat: 135.5 CNY
Hard Sleeper: 232.5 CNY
Soft Sleeper: 414.5 CNY
K9064 12:54 Guangzhou → 03:14 +1 Zhangjiajie 14h20m Hard Seat: 172.5 CNY
Hard Sleeper: 295.5 CNY
K688 16:35 Guangzhou → 05:06 +1 Zhangjiajie West 12h31m Hard Seat: 135.5 CNY
Hard Sleeper: 232.5 CNY
T8302 20:12 Guangzhou → 07:53 +1 Zhangjiajie West 11h41m Hard Sleeper: 270.5 CNY
Soft Sleeper: 478.5 CNY
K9006 20:32 Guangzhou → 08:30 +1 Zhangjiajie West 11h58m Hard Sleeper: 270.5 CNY
Soft Sleeper: 424.5 CNY


  • “+1” means the second day.
  • Soft sleeper is in a private box and has larger elbow room, while hard sleeper is open and has very limited space.
  • The schedule listed above is for reference only. Please click China Train Ticket Service for the real-time schedule and ticket booking.

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Guangzhou to Zhangjiajie High-Speed Train

There is no direct high-speed train taking you from Guangzhou to Zhangjiajie. If you want high-speed train travel, you will need to transfer at some point, and transfering in Changsha is the best option.

Guangzhou to Zhangjiajie via Changsha Departure Arrival Duration Frequency Daily Price
Guangzhou to Zhangjiajie Guangzhou South Railway Station Changsha South Railway Station Within 3 hours 105 departures from 06:23 to 21:00 314 CNY
Changsha to Zhangjiajie Changsha Railway Station Zhangjiajie West Railway Station About 3 hours 18 departures from 7:00 to 20:55 138 CNY


  • It is advised to get to the railway station at least 30 minutes early, because you will need time to pick up your tickets and check-in.
  • Trains, whether regular or high-speed ones, are generally on time in China. There’re very few possibilities of a delay. If late, it will usually only be late by several minutes.

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Maybe our sample Guangzhou to Zhangjiajie tour itinerary will inspire you:

  • Follow a private local guide and experience Cantonese culture;
  • Explore the gorgeous Zhangjiajie National Forest Park;
  • Admire the world-famous Avatar Hallelujah Mountain;
  • Walk on the world’s highest glass-bottomed bridge
  • Take a cable car up to the top of Tianmen Mountain…