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​​​Last Update: 10th November 2019
How to travel to Zhangjiajie
Compared to the transportation network in Guilin (high-speed train), transportation options and choices in Zhangjiajie are less developed. However, the transportation is developing with the development of tourism industry in Zhangjiajie, meaning there are various different options available for travels planning to visit Zhangjiajie.

How to travel to Zhangjiajie

  • Flights to Zhangjiajie
    • Flights to Zhangjiajie (Domestic Flights)
    • Flights to Zangjiajie (International Flights)
  • Trains to Zhangjiajie​
    • Trains to Zhangjiajie (High-Speed Trains)
    • Trains to Zhangjiajie (Regular Trains)
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Flights to Zhangjiajie

As at 10th November 2019, Zhangjiajie Hehua International Airport has opened 59 domestic air routes and seasonal international flights to up to 20 x foreign cities, such as Bangkok, Seoul and Osaka.

  • Flights to Zhangjiajie (Domestic Flights)

Zhangjiajie Hehua International Airport has flights to 74 domestic main cities in China, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Xi’an, Nanjing, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Kunming and so on.

  • Flights to Zhangjiajie (International Flights)

As at 10th November 2019, there are currently a couple of direct international flights to Zhangjiajie from the following destinations:

  • Bangkok;
  • Busan.

Flight schedules are continually being introduced so please check accordingly and are also seasonal.

Trains to Zhangjiajie

  • Trains to Zhangjiajie (High-Speed Trains)
As at 10th November 2019, there are no high-speed trains available to Zhangjiajie but in the future they will be available.
  • Trains to Zhangjiajie (Regular Trains)
There are many regular trains to Zhangjiajie from the main cities in China, including Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Beijing, Changsha, Wuhan, Liuzhou, Nanning, Xi’an, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Lanzhou, Shijiazhaung, Guiyang and more.



Acclaimed as “the museum of Zhangjiajie’s landform”, Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon is a combination of mountains, water, caves and lakes. A plank road is over the stream in the canyon. Tourists could admire the natural beauty along the road.


It is home to various species of birds, monkeys and vegetation. The longest and highest glass bridge is in the area. It takes at least 2 hours to explore the canyon. You could take a toboggan downhill through forests. The toboggan way is some 600 meters long.

Best time to enjoy the Li River Cruise?

It is safer to enjoy the cruise from October to March and in May, July and August as it rains a little in Yangshuo.


How to get to the Li River Cruise?

There is no direct bus from Guilin city to the pier in Guilin. The only option is to rent a vehicle to the pier (the pier for the 3-star cruise is called Mopanshan Pier and the pier for the 4-star and 4.5-star cruises is Zhujiang Pier). For the private rafting, there are piers in Yangdi and Xingping.


Additional Li River Cruise Advice

  • As at 4th October 2020, the return cruise from Yangshuo to Yangdi is available & operating. It typically operates between April to October. The same applies for the Yangshuo to Guilin return cruises.
  • There are one or two vegetarian dish options on the 4-star and 4.5-star boats. If you are vegetarian, it is suggested that you have lunch at the very first beginning as some meat may drop into the vegetables when other passengers pick it.
  • There is a security check at the pier just like that at the airport. It is recommended that you arrive at the pier 30 minutes at least in advance.
  • All types of tickets on the 4-star and 4.5 star boats are capped with the same pricing due to the accounting reason. But the actual pricing is higher than that on the ticket.
  • For the Private Li River Cruise Rafts, persons over 65 years of age and under 120 cms tall are not permitted on-board.

Baofeng Lake Scenic Area is composed of Baofeng Lake and Yingwo Village. It is surrounded by green mountains around the year. It is 72 meters deep and 2.5 meters long. Enjoying cruise on the lake is the most popular activity in the area. You could also appreciate dancing and singing of Tujia people on the cruise boat. Alternatively, hiking through the forests is also a great choice to appreciate the natural beauty there. You will know some customs of Tujia People at the folk park.

Huanglong Cave is one of the highlights in Zhangjiajie. The cave consists of water caves and dry caves. It is 4-layer cave. There are 2 underground rivers, 3 underground waterfalls, 4 ponds, 13 halls and 96 corridors in the discovered area in the cave. The total length is 7.5 kilometers. You could admire amazing stalagmites, stone flowers, stone curtains, stone pillars, stone pearls and stone corals in the cave.

Located around 85 kilometers southwest of Zhangjiajie, Furong Old Town offers Tujia style buildings built around waterfalls. Some of the hanging builds are located by the cliff. Wangcun Waterfall is a highlight in the town. At the entrance of the waterfall, there is a cave.


​You could admire the waterfall from different angles in the cave. The Tusi Palace near the waterfall stands out among the local buildings due to its magnificent decoration. Night views at the town are breathtaking as well. They are very ideal for photography purposes.

Qingxiu Mountain ​Interested in enjoying yourself in a quiet environment with lush and green plants and colorful flowers in Nanning? Qingxiu Mountain is a famous local park offering visitors and locals alike a variety of gardens and entertainment facilities to enjoy in Nanning.
Guangxi Museum
​Are you interested in learning the history and culture of Guangxi Province? The best place to start is by visiting Guangxi Museum which offers a variety of antique collections including minority antiques, ceramics, tea culture and more!
South Lake Park
​Located in the central downtown area of Nanning City, South Lake Park offers a flush green park with quiet surrounding in the center of Nanning. The park has no corresponding entrance fee and is a popular place for locals to relax in the middle of the city.
Yiling Cave
​Situated only 18 kms from Nanning City, the Yiling Cave is a famous karst cave, locally known as “the Underground Palace”. The cave features stalactites, stalagmites, stone flowers and stone pillars with different shapes.
Yangmei Ancient Town
​With a history of over 1,000 years, Yangmei Ancient Town has the best-preserved old buildings from the Ming and Qing dynasties. Within the town, there are over 700 buildings of that kind, including residents, docks and estates are dotted around Yangmei Town.
Bama Longevity Village
​As a settlement for ethnic minorities, Bama Longevity Village enjoys a good reputation around the world. With the unique natural environment, exceptional air and one-of-a-kind spring water, it has raised countless the most centurions within an area, worldwide.
Detian Waterfalls
​Would you like to know why several former US presidents had spoken highly of the Reed Flute Cave after visiting it? It features its own unique charm, which some consider to be distinct from any other attractions in the world!
Tongling Grand Canyon
​Situated 29 kms from the Detian Waterfalls, Tongling Grand Canyon offers waterfalls in caves, underground rivers, old trees, ancient hanging coffins, streams and primeval vegetation. It is also home to more than 2,000 types of plants.
Quyang Lake
​Located 28 kilometers northwest of Jingxi, Quyang Lake is ideal for photographing the stunning sunset. This is a man-made reservoir with incredible scenery featuring tens of peaks standing in the lake, this attraction offers a unique view to appreciate.
Baimo Cave
​Baimo Cave is located 30 kilometers from Bama Town and is considered to be one of the main highlight in Bama. The karst cave offers four different ‘palaces’ (caverns) as well as several sinkholes on which stands cliffs and tens of stone pillars with heights of up to 80 meters!
Interested in How to travel to Zhangjiajie?

Wendy Wei Tours offers a variety of different packaged tours as well as custom tours in Zhangjiajie, among other cities and areas. To find out more, please visit our Tours page or Contact Us directly to find out more.

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