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There are 8 ways to get from Shanghai to Zhangjiajie by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Shanghai Pudong  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Zhangjiajie Hehua (DYG) PVG - DYG

$149 - $440

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Train  •  20 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai South to Zhangjiajie Station Shanghai / ...

$26 - $30

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Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) to Zhangjiajie Hehua (DYG) SHA - DYG

$291 - $702

Train to Hangzhou Xiaoshan, fly  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou East
  2. Fly from Hangzhou Xiaoshan (HGH) to Zhangjiajie Hehua (DYG) HGH - DYG

$114 - $623

Train, bus  •  11 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Changsha South Shanghai-Guangzhou / ...
  2. Take the bus from Changsha West to Zhangjiajie Csxzjj

$90 - $105

Train China Railways D-Class  •  12 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Station to Yichang East Shanghai
  2. Take the train from Yichang East to Zhangjiajie Xiangyang / ...

$56 - $76

Bus  •  19 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Shanghai Zongzhan to Jiashan
  2. Take the bus from Xitang to Hangzhou Keyun Zhongxin
  3. Take the bus from Hangzhou Keyun Zhongxin to Zhangjiajie

$51

Drive  •  13 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Shanghai to Zhangjiajie 823.8 miles

$110 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Shanghai to Zhangjiajie is to train which costs ¥180 - ¥210 and takes 20 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Shanghai to Zhangjiajie is to fly which costs ¥1000 - ¥3100 and takes 4 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Shanghai to Zhangjiajie. However, there are services departing from Shanghai Zongzhan and arriving at Zhangjiajie via Xitang and Hangzhou Keyun Zhongxin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 59 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Shanghai South and arriving at Zhangjiajie Station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 20 h 21 min.

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The distance between Shanghai and Zhangjiajie is 1080 km. The road distance is 1318.1 km.

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Zhangjiajie without a car is to train and bus which takes 11 h 1 min and costs ¥600 - ¥750.

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It takes approximately 4 h 16 min to get from Shanghai to Zhangjiajie, including transfers.

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Shanghai to Zhangjiajie bus services, operated by China Bus Guide, depart from Shanghai Zongzhan station.

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Shanghai to Zhangjiajie train services, operated by China Railways D-Class, arrive at Shanghai Station.

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Zhangjiajie is to fly which takes 4 h 16 min and costs ¥1000 - ¥3100. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ¥390 - ¥550 and takes 12 h 30 min, you could also bus, which costs ¥354 and takes 19 h 59 min.

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Map of how to get from Shanghai to Zhangjiajie.
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  • Distance: 675.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 16 min

What companies run services between Shanghai, China and Zhangjiajie, China?

Shanghai Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and two other airlines fly from Shanghai to Zhangjiajie 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Shanghai to Zhangjiajie via Yichang East in around 12 h 30 min.

Airlines
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Zhangjiajie Hehua via Changsha
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Zhangjiajie Hehua via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $700
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Zhangjiajie Hehua via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $700
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Zhangjiajie Hehua via Shenzhen, Changsha
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $700
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Zhangjiajie Hehua via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Zhangjiajie Hehua
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Zhangjiajie Hehua via Xi An
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Zhangjiajie Hehua via Nanchang, Xi An
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Zhangjiajie Hehua
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Juneyao Airlines
Website
juneyaoair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Zhangjiajie Hehua
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Zhangjiajie Hehua via Kunming
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,400
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Zhangjiajie Hehua
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $950
Shanghai Airlines
Website
ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Zhangjiajie Hehua
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $430
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Zhangjiajie Hehua via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $800
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou East
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $18
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$15 - $18
1st Class Seat
$23 - $27
Business Class Seat
$45 - $60
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Changsha South
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$70 - $85
1st Class Seat
$110 - $140
Business Class Seat
$220 - $260
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou East
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$9 - $12
1st Class Seat
$9 - $14
Train from Shanghai Station to Yichang East
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$45 - $65
1st Class Seat
$65 - $100
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Yichang East to Zhangjiajie
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$9 - $14
Hard Sleeper
$18 - $26
Soft Sleeper
$27 - $40
Train from Shanghai South to Zhangjiajie Station
Ave. Duration
20 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $30
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$26 - $30
Hard Sleeper
$45 - $55
Soft Sleeper
$75 - $85
Bus operators
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Changsha West to Zhangjiajie
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Shanghai Zongzhan to Jiashan
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Xitang to Hangzhou Keyun Zhongxin
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Checi
Website
checi.org
Bus from Hangzhou Keyun Zhongxin to Zhangjiajie
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$39
Schedules at
checi.org

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The quickest flight from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Zhangjiajie Hehua Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 5 min.

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Shanghai to Zhangjiajie bus services, operated by Checi, arrive at Zhangjiajie station.

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Shanghai to Zhangjiajie train services, operated by China Railways K-Class, arrive at Zhangjiajie station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Shanghai to Zhangjiajie is 1318 km. It takes approximately 13 h 30 min to drive from Shanghai to Zhangjiajie.

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China Eastern Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, Shanghai Airlines and China Southern Airlines offer flights from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Zhangjiajie Hehua Airport.

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There are 322+ hotels available in Zhangjiajie. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport is to line 10 subway which takes 18 min and costs ¥3 - ¥4.

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