Zhangjiajie Railway Station is located in downtown of Zhangjiajie city. It serves only regular trains after Zhangjiajie West Train Station was put into service in 2019. Though with only about 27 daily trains passing it, Zhangjiajie Railway Station has trains that connect the city with major cities, such as Beijing, Changsha, Changchun, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Huaihua, Kunming, Nanning, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Suzhou, Tongren, Urumqi, Wuxi, Xiangyang, Yichang, Zhanjiang and Zunyi. If you have a tour to Zhangjiajie by regular train, you can start from one of these cities.
Basic Facts about Zhangjiajie Railway Station
|Chinese Name||张家界站 （张家界火车站）||Lines||Jiaozuo – Liuzhou Railway|
|English Name||Zhangjiajie Railway Station||Management||China Railway Guangzhou Bureau Group Co., Ltd.|
|Name on train tickets||张家界||Code||44672|
|Area||18,783 m²||Opening Date||2008|
|Station size||3 platforms, 7 tracks||Address||Guanliping, Yongding District, Zhangjiajie 张家界市永定区官黎坪|
|Station Class||third class||Investment||450 million|
The station consists of a two-storey terminal building and a square. Looking from a far distance, the station looks like a white eagle standing among the mountains, grand and beautiful.
1 F: waiting room, waiting room for tourist group, waiting room for mothers and babies, ticket office, entrance/ exit, platforms, service desk, toilets, hot drinking water.
2F: waiting hall, soft seat waiting room, VIP lounge, toilets, hot drinking water, staff offices
Front Square: bus stops, taxi stands
Facilities and Services
To the west side of the terminal entrance, one can find the ticket office. 14 ticket windows provide services like ticket purchase, ticket change or ticket refund. And the other 2 consult windows are open for passengers to consult about the ticket issues or other problems.
Passengers can find waiting areas on both the first and second floors. Passengers should read tickets carefully to find the correct waiting area. On the west side of the waiting hall on 2F, one can find soft seat waiting rooms which are only open to soft seat ticket holders. Besides, VIP lounges are available on the second floor. Hot drinking water, toilets and LED screens are provided on both floors. Service desk is set up on 1F. Passengers can search information about the train schedule, boarding gate, or ask for direction etc.
Left Luggage Service
When exiting from the station, one can find the left luggage office to the east side of the exit. It usually charges CNY10 for a bag per day.
Transportation from Zhangjiajie Railway Station
There are shuttle buses from Zhangjiajie Bus Station, which is just beside Zhangjiajie Railway Station, to Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area and Zhangjiajie Railway Station with the interval of 10 minutes. It takes about 1 hour from the station to Wulingyuan, and 1.5 hours to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park.
Zhangjiajie Bus Station is just a 2-minute walk from Zhangjiajie Railway Station. It takes about 20 minutes to take a shuttle bus from the bus station to Zhangjiajie Hehua International Airport.
Train Schedule of Zhangjiajie Raiway Station
|Train Number||From - To||Type||Departure||Arrival||Duration||KM|
|K9064/K9065||Zhangjiajie - Tongren||K||03:29||09:20||6h5m||179|
|K1610||Zhangjiajie - Xiangyang||K||05:26||13:47||8h34m||523|
|K1609||Zhangjiajie - Kunming||K||05:59||04:01||22h16m||1323|
|T8321/T8324||Zhangjiajie - Changsha||T||08:15||12:40||4h25m||397|
|7265||Zhangjiajie - Huaihua||Ordinary||08:30||14:50||6h20m||228|
|K2285/K2288||Zhangjiajie - Kuming||K||08:59||05:54||21h7m||1323|
|K1474||Zhangjiajie - Xiangyang||K||09:11||18:13||9h20m||523|
|T282/T283||Zhangjiajie - Urumqi||T||10:16||06:26||44h22m||3681|
|K268||Zhangjiajie - Beijing Xi (Beijing West)||K||12:20||12:00||23h48m||1659|
|K267||Zhangjiajie - Huaihua||K||12:58||16:48||3h58m||222|
|7266||Zhangjiajie - Lixian (Li County)||Ordinary||13:00||16:28||3h35m||153|
|K1373/K1376||Zhangjiajie - Huaihua||K||13:08||17:10||4h12m||228|
|K965/K968||Zhangjiajie - Beijing||K||13:34||17:40||28h6m||1989|
|K2287/K2286||Zhangjiajie - Changchun||K||14:16||06:11||40h3m||2726|
|K474||Zhangjiajie - Beijing||K||14:33||15:26||25h3m||1664|
|K9025/K9028||Zhangjiajie - Changsha||K||14:45||19:39||4h54m||397|
|K808/K809||Zhangjiajie - Wuxi||K||15:54||15:27||23h47m||1713|
|K473||Zhangjiajie - Kunming||K||16:52||12:57||20h15m||1323|
|K9063/K9066||Zhangjiajie - Shenzhen Xi (Shenzhen West)||K||16:56||10:50||18h2分||1266|
|K747||Zhangjiajie - Nanning||K||17:10||08:31||15h21m||936|
|K807/K810||Zhangjiajie - Huaihua||K||17:36||21:15||0分||270|
|K1473||Zhangjiajie - Zhanjiang||K||18:13||12:16||18h18m||1134|
|K1374/K1375||Zhangjiajie - Shanghai Nan (Shanhai South)||K||18:58||15:12||20h26m||1573|
|T281/T284||Zhangjiajie - Nanning||T||19:11||10:56||16h1m||945|
|K6590||Zhangjiajie - Guangzhou||K||19:35||09:45||14h10m||1104|
|3316||Zhangjiajie - Suzhou||Ordinary||21:19||23:14||26h5m||1655|
|3315/3318||Zhangjiajie - Huaihua||Ordinary||23:38||04:30||5h12m||228|
*The above schedule is for reference only. Last update on Mar 6, 2021
Basic Information about Train Types in China
Chinese trains can be divided into seven classes according to their running speed and service. You can tell the train class by the letter that is prefixed to the train number.
G, D, and C trains are high-speed trains. Z, T, K, and four-digit number trains are non-bullet trains, or regular trains.
G Trains (Chinese: 高速; Pinyin: Gaosu)
G trains are the fastest high-speed train in China. The top running speed is 350–400 kph (217–248 mph).
G trains usually run on long-distance and middle-distance rail routes, including Beijing–Shanghai, Beijing–Xi’an, and Shanghai–Guangzhou. High-speed trains to and from Hong Kong also include G trains.
D Trains (Chinese: 动车; Pinyin: Dongche)
D trains are also called EMU trains. This is the second fastest train type in China, with a top speed between 200 kph (124 mph) and 250 kph (155 mph).
D trains mainly run on middle and short-distance rail lines, such as Chengdu–Chongqing, Guangzhou–Guiyang, and Pingyao–Xi’an. On some routes, ticket fares for D trains are cheaper than ticket fares for G trains.
Overnight high-speed trains also include D trains, such as D701/D702 between Beijing and Shanghai.
C Trains (Chinese: 城际动车; Pinyin: Chengji Dongche)
C trains are intercity trains, which operate between neighboring cities, such as Beijing and Tianjin, Changsha and Zhuzhou, and Guangzhou and Shenzhen. C trains have lower top running speeds of 200 kph (124 mph).
Z Trains (Chinese: 直达; Pinyin: Zhida)
Z trains are also called non-stop express trains. They are the fastest among regular trains. They operate on long-distance rail lines between major cities, with only a few main stops along the way.
Z trains have a top running speed of 160 kph (99 mph). They mainly run between capital cities, such as Beijing–Shanghai, Beijing–Xi’an, and Beijing–Nanning.
T Trains (Chinese: 特快; Pinyin: Tekuai)
T trains are called express trains, with a limited number of stops along the way. This is the second fastest regular train type. The top speed is 140 kph (87 mph).
T trains travel on more rail lines than Z trains. Beijing–Shanghai, Xi’an–Chengdu, Guangzhou–Shanghai, and Changsha–Shenzhen railways have T trains available.
K Trains (Chinese: 快速; Pinyin: Kuaisu)
K trains are fast trains traveling at a top speed of 120 kph (74 mph). They have more stops along the way than T trains.
Ordinary Trains (Four Digits) (Chinese: 普快; Pinyin: Pukuai)
Ordinary train numbers are made up of four digits. There is no letter prefixed to the train number. This is the slowest type of train in China. The trains stop at almost every city along the rail route. At present, this type of train is rarely used.