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Zhangjiajie Bus Station

Locating in Northwest Hunan Province, on the upper middle reach of Li River, Zhangjiajie is one of the top tourist destinations in China.
Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area of Zhangjiajie, comprised by Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Yangjiajie Nature Reserve, Tianzishan Nature Reserve and Suoxiyu Nature reserve is inscribed on the World Heritage lists for its world rare quartz sandstone peak forest landform which attracts millions of people to pay visit year and year.
Zhangjiajie has advanced transportation system and the city is now easily reachable by air, bus, car and train.
In this article, we'd like to provide essential travel guide for Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station, the most important and most used bus transportation hub in the city, to you.

Main Content List:
  1. Bus Station Introduction
  2. Routes and Schedules
  3. Ticket and Reservation
  4. Luggage Issue
  5. Food, Shopping and Entertainment
  6. Transportation Advice
Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station 张家界中心汽车站

Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station, also known as Zhangjiajie Central Long Distance Bus Station, Zhangjiajie Center Bus Station, Zhangjiajie City Bus Station, locates 200 meters northwest to Zhangjiajie Railway Station, so it's very easy for you to find it if you happen to arrive Zhangjiajie by the train.
Address: Guanli Road, Yongding District, Zhangjiajie 张家界永定区官黎路1号附近
Opening Hours: 06:00 to 19:00.
🛈 Note: the bus station closes earlier than hotels, restaurants and shops nearly. To reserve bus ticket, please go there during its opening hours.
🚌Buses Available: city bus No. 1, No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6 stop at Zhangjiajie Railway Station.
🛈 Note: You can just take a taxi to get to Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station in case bus is not available for you.

Zhangjiajie Bus Station
Picture of Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station

Routes and Schedules

Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station has buses serving for more than 150 destinations which include but not limited to:

  • Main tourist sights such as Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Wulingyuan, Yangjiajie, Tianzishan Mountain
  • Counties, Districts, rural towns and villages in Zhangjiajie such as Sangzhi County, Cili County and Jiangya Ancient Town, Zhonghu Town and etc.
  • Neighbouring cities and counties in Hunan Province such as Changsha Changzhutan Bus Station, (Changsha Railway Station), Changsha Lituo Bus Station (Changsha South High Speed Railway Station), Changsha West Bus Station, Fenghuang Ancient Town, Changde, Xiangxiang, Yongzhou, Loudi, Hengyang, Yueyang, Shaoyang, Zhuzhou, Xiangtan, Yiyang, Jishou and etc.
  • Wuhan,Yichang, Enshi, Qianjiang, Xiantao, Lichuan, Qianjing in Hubei Province.
  • Hangzhou, Xiaoshan, Yiwu, Jinhua, Yongkang, Wenzhou, Zhuji in Zhejiang Province.
  • Xiamen, Zhangzhou, Quanzhou, Jinjiang, Shishi, Hanjiang, Putian and ect in Fujiang Province.
  • Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chaozhou, Zhuhai, Zhongshan, Shunde, Zhanjiang, Xuwen, Chaoshan, Maoming, Yangjiang, Haifeng County in Guangdong Province.
  • Nanjing, Suzhou, Wuxi, Changzhou, Kunshan, Taicang in Jiangsu Province.
  • Shanghai and Chongqing.

As most people come to Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station to take buses for scenic areas, tourist buses going for such places are running in extremely high frequency. Here is the tourist bus schedule:

Zhangjiajie Bus Station Shuttle Bus Schedule
Destination Opening Hours Distance & Duration Ticket Price
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park 06:30 to 19:00 30km/1hr 11 Yuan
Wulingyuan 06:30 to 19:00 38km/1hr 20 Yuan
Tianzishan 05:30 to 16:00 55km/1.5hrs 15 Yuan

Local passengers can purchase tickets from either ticket window or ticket vending machine at the ticket hall. Since ticket vending machines can't read passports, international travelers will have to go to the ticket window and show their passports to purchase/reserve tickets.
What we want to remind you is: bus tickets for tourist sights such as Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Wulingyuan, Tianzishan, Jiangya Ancient Town, Zhonghu Town are not sold through ticket windows at all.
Instead, Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station opens a fast track which allows travelers to board bus bounding for such tourist areas directly. That means, you can ignore ticket purchasing and check-in procedures and enter the boarding area through the fast track to queue up to get on the bus immediately upon arrival. The shuttle bus would leave as long as it is full and the bus conductor will request you to pay for bus ticket on the way.

Zhangjiajie Bus Station Green Channel
Here is the direction sign inside the waiting room guiding you to the fast track to the tourist buses for Zhangjiajie National Park, Wulingyuan, Tianzishan Mountain and etc.


The bus station has left luggage office opening from early morning until middle night. It is said left luggage price here is quite lower than that of tourist service center at Zhangjiajie National Forest Park and etc.
Here it also allows you to check the luggage right through to your final destination. It costs about CNY 20 Yuan per small item or CNY 25 Yuan per big item to transport the luggage from the left luggage office of Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station to hotels on the mountains.
It opens for limited time and you are advised to have luggage checked before 4:00 pm.

Food, Accommodation, Shop and Entertainment

Located in the downtown, Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station itself is full of life atmosphere with hotels, restaurants, bath centers surrounding by.
🛈 Inside the station building, there is a Many Shopping Center selling candy & wine, cigarette, food, drinks, special local products and etc.
🛈 The McDonald's restaurant next to the entrance provides hamburgers and other fast food.
🛈 Small shops at the waiting room have Zhangjiajie tourist map, umbrella and disposable anti-slip shoe covers to sell.

Transportation Advice

Zhangjiajie Airport to Bus Station. You can take city bus No. 4 to travel between Zhangjiajie Hehua International Airport and Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station. Riding time is about 35 minutes and ticket price is CNY 2 Yuan.
To take a taxi, riding distance is about 5 km, riding time is about 10 minutes and taxi fare is about CNY 20 to 30 Yuan.
🛈 Please remember to tell the driver clearly that you want to go to Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station which is close to the railway station to make sure he/she will not take you to Wulingyuan Bus Station or even the bus station at Zhangjiajie National Forest Park.

Zhangjiajie Cable Car
A cable car for Tianmen Mountain is riding over the sky on Zhangjiajie Bus Station

Zhangjiajie Bus Station to Tianmenshan Mountain. Tianmenshan Mountain Cableway Station is 800 to 900 meters northwest to Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station. It takes about 10 minutes to walk from Zhangjiajie Bus Station to Tianmenshan Cableway Station.

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