Located in Zhujiayu Village, Shati Township, Yongding District, Zhangjiajie West Railway Station (official name: ZHANG JIA JIE XI RAILWAY STATION) is the only high-speed train railway station in Zhangjiajie. It’s about 10 kilometers from the downtown area (People’s Square) and 23 kilometers away from Zhangjiajie National Forest Park .
Basic Facts about Zhangjiajie West Railway Station
|Chinese Name||张家界西站 （Zhāngjiājiè Xī Zhàn）||Lines||Qianjiang-Changde Railway|
|English Name||Zhangjiajie West Railway Station||Management||China Railway Guangzhou Bureau Group Co., Ltd.|
|Name on train tickets||张家界西||Code||44651|
|Area||35,215 m² (by Sep. 2019)||Opening Date||Dec. 26, 2019|
|Station size||7 platforms, 17 tracks||Address||Zhujiayu Village, Shati Township, Yongding District （west of Wulingshan Avenue) 张家界市永定区沙堤乡朱家裕村 （武陵山大道西侧）|
|Major Connecting Cities||Changsha, Chongqing||Investment||CNY 1 billion|
The main station building and its canopies of Zhangjiajie West Train Station all boast mansard roofs which look like rolling mountains. The pedestrian bridge is designed after the One-Hundred-Li Gallery and the waiting hall is like a stilted building in local Tujia ethnic characteristics.
It is composed of 3 floors. The only underground floor sets arrivals hall and transit hall. Besides, there is customer service center and luggage lockers. The ground floor is mainly for ticket office and waiting hall. And business waiting room, area for children’s recreation, and key passengers waiting room are all in the first floor. Second floor is the waiting lounge with some customer service facilities.
High-Speed Train Schedules from Changsha to Zhangjiajie West Railway Station
Zhangjiajie West Railway Station has opened 22 high speed trains to/from Changsha in a daily basis. The trains run from 07:40 to 18:08 with a duration of 3 – 3.5 hours. The railway stations along the way are Yiyang, Changde, Taoyuan, etc. Also, the high speed trains between Changsha and Xianfeng also stop at this station. Besides, it also operate normal speed trains to/from Chongqing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Suzhou and Hangzhou.
|C8021||06:43||10:08||3h25m||2nd Class Seat: CNY 97|
|C8001||07:10||09:55||2h45m||1st Class Seat: CNY 168 2nd Class Seat: CNY 103|
|C8037||07:28||10:42||3h14m||2nd Class Seat: CNY 116|
|C8033||09:19||12:42||3h23m||2nd Class Seat: CNY 111|
|C8013||10:52||13:33||2h41m||1st Class Seat: CNY 188 2nd Class Seat: CNY 116|
|C8057||11:20||14:34||3h14m||2nd Class Seat: CNY 111|
|C8049||12:44||15:35||2h51m||2nd Class Seat: CNY 116|
|C8005||13:16||16:15||2h59m||1st Class Seat: CNY 168 2nd Class Seat: CNY 103|
|C8025||13:43||17:05||3h22m||2nd Class Seat: CNY 116|
|C8045||14:56||18:00||3h4m||2nd Class Seat: CNY 111|
|C8017||16:59||19:41||2h42m||1st Class Seat: CNY 181 2nd Class Seat: CNY 111|
|C8041||17:45||21:01||3h16m||2nd Class Seat: CNY 111|
|C8029||18:50||21:46||2h56m||2nd Class Seat: CNY 111|
|C8053||19:31||22:53||3h22m||2nd Class Seat: CNY 111|
|C8009||19:55||22:37||2h42m||1st Class Seat: CNY 188 2nd Class Seat: CNY 116|
|D3895||10:00||13:13||3h13m||2nd Class Seat: CNY 116|
*The above schedule is for reference only. Last update on Mar 10, 2021
Getting to and from Zhangjiajie West Railway Station
It is easy and efficient to take a taxi from Zhangjiajie West Railway Station. A 30 minute drive can take you from the station to Wulingyuan District, where the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park lies. The taxi trip costs about 80 CNY. Taking a taxi from downtown area (Yongding District) to Zhangjiajie West Railway Station takes about CNY 15 – 20 and less than 20 minutes.
Taxi Fare to/from Other Major Destinations for Reference
|Zhangjajie Hehua International Airport||CNY 15 – 20||15 – 20 minutes|
|Zhangjiajie Railway Station||CNY 15 – 20||15 – 20 minutes|
|Tianmen Mountain||CNY 65 – 75||45 – 50 minutes|
|Zhangjiajie National Forest Park||CNY 80 – 90||35 – 40 minutes|
|Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon||CNY 155 – 170||60 – 70 minutes|
By October of 2020, four bus lines have been opened to link Zhangjiajie West Railway Station with Zhangjiajie Hehua International Airport, Zhangjiajie Railway Station, and Zhangjiajie East Bus Station.
Bus Lines from Downtown Area (Yongding District) to Zhangjiajie West Railway Station
|Line||Starting Stop||Time of The First and Last Bus from The Starting Stop||Terminal Stop||Time of The First and Last Bus from The Terminal Stop|
|4||Zhangjiajie Hehua International Airport (机场站)||05:50; 19:20||High Speed Railway Hub Station (高铁枢纽站 gāo tiě shū niǔ zhàn)||05:50; 19:20|
|6||Zhangjiajie Railway Station (火车站)||05:40; 20:40||High Speed Railway Hub Station (高铁枢纽站 gāo tiě shū niǔ zhàn)||05:40; 20:40|
|16||Zhangjiajie East Bus Station (汽车东站)||06:00; 21:00||High Speed Railway Hub Station (高铁枢纽站 gāo tiě shū niǔ zhàn)||06:00; 21:00|
|17||Zhangjiajie Railway Station (火车站)||05:40; 21:00||High Speed Railway Hub Station (高铁枢纽站 gāo tiě shū niǔ zhàn)||05:40; 21:00|
Getting to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park from Zhangjiajie West Railway Station
First, take city bus line 4 or 17 to Zhangjiajie Railway Station, then walk west for 200 meters to Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station (张家界中心汽车站 zhāng jiā jiè zhōng xīn qì chē zhàn). The bus takes about 50 minutes and CNY 2/person. Take tourist bus from the central bus station to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park directly. The ticket fare is CNY 20/person and the travel time is about 1 hour.
If you hate the bother and want to save time, taking a taxi is another option. The journey takes 30 minutes and costs around 80 CNY, heavy traffic is unlikely.
Getting to Tianmen Mountain from Zhangjiajie West Railway Station
Travel from the railway station to Tianmen Mounain Cableway Station by city bus line 4/6/17, then take a cable car to the summit of the mountain or take the free shuttle bus to the entrance of the mountain.
Getting to Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon from Zhangjiajie West Railway Station
Firstly, take bus no. 17 or 6 to Zhangjiajie Railway Station and then walk 5 minutes to Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station. Catch a coach to Jiangya Hot Spring (江垭温泉 jiāng yà wēn quán ) and get off at the Grand Canyon midway through the trip.
Finally, you can get to the ticket office of the scenic area by tourist shuttle bus.
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