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Yichang to Zhangjiajie, Zhangjiajie to Yichang

Thanks to the close distance between the “Avatar World” Zhangjiajie and the Yangtze River port city Yichang, tourists usually travel Zhangjiajie and cruise Yangtze River in one go! How to travel to Zhangjiajie from Yichang after getting off the downstream Yangtze River cruise ship? How to get to Yichang to board an upstream ship from Zhangjiajie? Check this Zhangjiajie to Yichang and Yichang to Zhangjiajie Train & Travel Map Guide to get the answers!.

Where are Zhangjiajie and Yichang & How Far between Them?

Before knowing the details of flights and trains between Zhangjiajie and Yichang, let’s check the distance and general travelling time between them. These two cities belong to two different provinces of China - Hunan and Hubei, which are tightly connected to each other. Plus both Zhangjiajie and Yichang are close to the border, the direct distance between the two cities is extremely short, measuring for only 192km around. However, due to the complex geographical condition, there is now no bullet train running between them. Flight is also not available, because they are too close. The best way to travel between Zhangjiajie and Yichang is by normal train, which takes about 5 hours.

Yichang to Zhangjiajie - Yichang Zhangjiajie Distance Map
Yichang Zhangjiajie Distance Map

Yichang to Zhangjiajie Trains

To go to Zhangjiajie from Yichang, a train is one of the best and most convenient ways for Yangtze River cruise tourists. Every day, there are 2 K-trains departing from Yichang East Railway Station to Zhangjiajie, which are the K1609 and K1473. The whole journey takes about 5 hours.

Train tips for booking Yangtze downstream cruise from Chongqing

For people taking a downstream Yangtze cruise from Chongqing to Yichang, you would leave the ship and arrive in Yichang at about 12:30-13:30 on the disembarkation day. Therefore, we suggest you book a train departing from Yichang after 14:30 so that you could have enough time for the traffic without in a hurry. However, the trains from Yichang to Zhangjiajie usually all depart before 15:30 , and you could spend one more day to discover the highlights in Yichang and transfer to Zhangjiajie on the next day. Check the detail time schedule of trains from Yichang to Zhangjiajie for your reference at below.

Train No.From =>ToDeparting & Arriving Time Duration
K1609 Yichang East Railway Station =>
Zhangjiajie Railway Station
About 00:40-05:45 05:05
K1473 Yichang East Railway Station =>
Zhangjiajie Railway Station
About 13:10-18:00 04:50

(Note: the above tarin schedules, time and duration are only for your reference, which may be adjusted according to practical situation.)

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Zhangjiajie to Yichang Trains

About how to get to Yichang from Zhangjiajie, you could also choose one from the 2 trains running every day from Zhangjiajie to Yichang East, which are the K1610 and K1474 from the early morning to the late night. The train of this route would need about 5-5.5 hours to arrive in Yichang.

Train tips for booking Yangtze upstream cruise from Yichang

And for guests booking the upstream Yangtze cruise from Yichang to Chongqing, the arranged tourist bus catching time begins at around 16:00 and the cruise embarkation time begins at around 18:00 in the late afternoon. We advise you arrange your train arriving at Yichang East Railway Station before 16:00 on the embarkation day. And according to the time schedule of trains from Yichang to Chongqing, the K1474 is the most suitable one. And if there is no suitable train for you to choose on your embarkation day, you could consider arriving in Yichang one day earlier to spend some time savor the interesting attractions in this city and board the ship the next day. Check the detailed Zhangjiajie to Yichang train schedule at below for your reference.

Train No.From =>ToDeparting & Arriving Time Duration
K1610 Zhangjiajie Railway Station =>
Yichang East Railway Station
05:55-10:55 05:00
K1474 Zhangjiajie Railway Station =>
Yichang East Railway Station
09:05-14:25 05:20

(Note: the above tarin schedules, time and duration are only for your reference, which may be adjusted according to practical situation.)

Zhangjiajie Railway Station

Address: Dayong Road, Guanliping, Yongding District, Zhangjiajie (张家界市永定区官黎坪大庸路);
From Zhangjiajie Hehua Airport: driving for about 5km for about 10mins;
From Zhangjiajie Wulingyuan Scenic Area: driving for about 40km for about 70-95mins;

Zhangjiajie Railway Station (张家界站) is at the city downtown area of Zhanjiajie. And it is served mainly for the K-trains between this city and Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Changsha, Kunming, Guiyang, Nanning, Shenzhen, Zhengzhou, etc. It is also so far the only station having train to and from Yichang.

Yichang to Zhangjiajie - Zhangjiajie Train Station

Zhangjiajie Railway Station

Yichang East Railway Station

Address: Huayan Section, Chengdong Avenue, Wujiagang District, Yichang City (宜昌市伍家岗区城东大道花艳段宜昌东站);
From Yichang downtown: driving for about 10km for about 25mins;
From New Century Port: driving for about 20-25km for about 40-50mins;
From Taohuacun Port: driving for about 20-23km for about 30-35mins;
From Yichang No.9 Port: driving for about 9-12km for about 25-30mins;

Yichang East Station (宜昌东站) is away from the downtown Yichang and mainly serves for the bullet trains to and from Shanghai, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Wuhan, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Xiamen, Fuzhou, etc. and other trains to many cities in China.

Yichang to Zhangjiajie Train - Yichang East Railway Station

Yichang East Railway Station


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