How to Travel from Zhangjiajie to Fenghuang

Written by Vivian Updated Jul. 23, 2021

Fenghuang Ancient Town is about 230 kilometers (or 143 miles) from Zhangjiajie. We recommend traveling by private car because it takes under 3.5 hours and is the most convenient way. Taking a direct bus is the second-best option since there are no direct trains to Fenghuang.

Zhangjiajie to Fenghuang Travel Map

Zhangjiajie to Fenghuang by Bus

For independent travelers, the best way to travel from Zhangjiajie to Fenghuang is by taking a direct bus. There are several buses to Fenghuang every day, respectively leaving from Zhangjiajie downtown and Wulingyuan, where Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is located.

The coach trip takes about 4 hours. It is recommended to catch an early bus to ensure you’re on time – because sometimes delays may occur along the bus route during the day.

Bus from Zhangjiajie Downtown

Bus from Wulingyuan

The bus arrives at Fenghuang Bus Station (凤凰客运总站), 3 km from Fenghuang Ancient Town. You can take a taxi from there directly to the town, which costs about 10 RMB. Or, catch Bus Nos. 1 or 3 at a price of 1 RMB and get off at Huananmen, and then walk to the ancient town.

Zhangjiajie to Fenghuang by Train

There is no direct train from Zhangjiajie to Fenghuang. We do not recommend traveling by train because of the transfer hassle. You’ll need to take a train to Jishou first and then get a bus transfer from there to Fenghuang.

Zhangjiajie to Fenghuang via Jishou Departure Arrival Duration Frequency Daily Price
Zhangjiajie to Jishou Zhangjiajie Railway Station Jishou Railway Station Under 2 hours 11 departures from 03:29 to 19:11 19.5 RMB
Jishou to Fenghuang Jishou North Bus Station Fenghuang Bus Station About 1 hour Depart every 30 minutes during 7 am - 7 pm daily 25 RMB

Zhangjiajie to Fenghuang by Private Car

As seen above, you can’t directly get to Fenghuang Ancient Town from Zhangjiajie by any public transportation, bus, or train. We recommend hiring a private car because it can take you from Zhangjiajie directly to Fenghuang Ancient Town, or your hotel in Fenghuang.

Fenghuang Ancient Town Fenghuang Ancient Town

We provide Zhangjiajie and Fenghuang tour packages, which include private car service with an experienced driver and a private local guide. That means you will do nothing but enjoy your trip! Please feel free to contact us to arrange your private car!

Fenghuang to Zhangjiajie Bus

You can find direct buses from Fenghuang Bus Station to Zhangjiajie downtown or the Wulingyuan area.

Can I take a bus from Fenghuang straight to Zhangjiajie Airport?

No public bus goes directly from Fenghuang to Zhangjiajie Airport. You can take a bus from Fenghuang to Zhangjiajie Center Bus Station first and then get a taxi transfer to the airport. Or directly travel by private car.

Travel Zhangjiajie and Fenghuang with Us

our customer in Zhangjiajie

Exploring Zhangjiajie

Stretching your Zhangjiajie natural landscape tour to Fenghuang will give you a great opportunity to deeply experience Hunan’s unique minority culture. Our travel experts are ready to help you create a memorable private tour according to your needs.

Maybe you can get some travel ideas from our newly- designed Changsha, Zhangjiajie, and Fenghuang Discovery Tour:

Create My Trip

Need Help?

Request a custom itinerary today and get one step closer to your personalized trip

Create Your Trip