How to Reach Zhangjiajie


  • By Air: The Zhangjiajie Hehua airport is located in the Yongdong district and is just 4 kilometres away from the city centre. There are regular flights from major Chinese cities like Shanghai, Beijing, X’an, Guilin and Chengdu. The airport is well-connected to all the important destinations and a shuttle bus from the airport takes you to the city centre.
  • By Bus: There are direct buses from Shanghai, Fenghuang, Changsha and connected buses from major cities in China.
  • By Train: There are two direct trains from Shanghai and bullet trains from Guilin, Changsha, Fenghuang and Huaihua.   


  • Getting around Zhangjiajie mainly includes visiting the scenic areas. There are tourist shuttle buses connected to the Wulingyuan scenic area, the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. These tourist buses also provide inter-area transport for the tourists and are free.
  • Although during peak season getting a seat in these buses gets super tedious and it is recommended to book a private tour bus for the same. You can also hire a private car and a guide to get around.
  • There are cable cars, elevators and electric trains at particular spots in the different scenic areas. People also prefer hiking in the mountains. 
Route Distance Time
Guilin to Zhangjiajie 150.06 km 2 hours 30 mins
Xi'an to Zhangjiajie 259.25 km 4 hours 19 mins
Changsha to Zhangjiajie 276.64 km 4 hours 36 mins
Guangzhou to Zhangjiajie 396.86 km 6 hours 36 mins
Wuhan to Zhangjiajie 430.63 km 7 hours 10 mins
Dongguan to Zhangjiajie 444.47 km 7 hours 24 mins
Hong kong to Zhangjiajie 500.59 km 8 hours 20 mins
Nanchang to Zhangjiajie 604.08 km 10 hours 4 mins
Chengdu to Zhangjiajie 713.64 km 11 hours 53 mins
Ho chi minh city to Zhangjiajie 770.16 km 12 hours 50 mins