Covering a total area of over 2,700 mu (445 acres), Zhangjiajie Hehua Airport, which is located at Hehua (Lotus) Village, Yongding District, 5km (3 miles) to Zhangjiajie City was put into service in 1994 to meet the needs of the city's blooming tourism industry. Its terminal, uniquely designed in the traditional architectural style of the local Tujia people, is capable of handling 700,000 passengers per year and 300 at peak hours. By far it has offered over 50 air routes to not only inland Chinese cities but also Hong Kong and Macau.
There are direct flights from Zhangjiajie to Hong Kong, Beijing, Changzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Shanghai, Shantou. Wuhan, Xiamen, Yichang, Zhuhai, and Changsha. Flights leave for Changsha and Guangzhou leave daily.
Airport buses shuttle between the airport and the Airport Hotel (No. 1 Daqiao Lu) at the charge of RMB 5 per person. No. 4 buses and taxis, which usually charge RMB 15 for one-way service, also make the transportation fairly convenient.
There are two railway stations in Zhangjiajie. One is a small station located in Cili County which is used for local traffic. The other is the main Zhangjiajie Railway Station located in Yongding District, 12 kilometers (about 7 miles) from the city center. From Zhangjiajie more than ten big and middle-sized cities in China such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Changsha can be reached. Bus No.1, 2, 6 and 7 connect Zhangjiajie Railway Station and the city center. The bus fare is usually about CNY1.If traveling by train from Changsha to Zhangjiajie train number K533/K536 is recommended as it travels a more direct route.
By Long Distance Bus
The Zhangjiajie Long-distance Bus Station is located at the intersection of Huilong Road and Renmin Road in the city center. There are regular buses to cities such as Changde, Shanghai, Changsha, Yueyang, Wuhan, Dongguan and Zhuhai. Buses to the nearby Yangjiajie Scenic Area and surrounding counties such as Feng Huang (Phoenix) County operate every day. Take bus No. 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 to the Long-distance Bus Station.
Public City Bus
There are ten bus lines within Zhangjiajie City in total. They service hotels, hospitals, banks, supermarkets and can be very convenient. The bus fare is only CNY1 and buses operate at 30 minute intervals. For example, Bus No.5 goes to the Tujia Folk Customs Park where local folk culture can be experienced.
Bus No.1 services the following stops: Zhangjiajie Railway Station, Xixiping, Lantian Hotel, Miaoyuan Hotel, Bank of China Dongmenqiao Branch, Hualian Supermarket, Long-distance Bus Station
Bus No.2 services the following stops: Zhangjiajie Railway Station, Lantian Grand Hotel, Miaoyuan Hotel, Bank of China Dongmenqiao Branch, Hualian Supermarket, Long-distance Bus Station, Department Store, Peple's Hospital, Bei Dou Xing Hotel, Hulilai Hotel, Xinhe Hotel
Bus No.3 services the following stops: Miaoyuan Hotel, Bank of China Dongmenqiao Branch, Hualian Supermarket, Long-distance Bus Station, Department Store, Hulilai Hotel, Xinhe Hotel
Bus No.4 services the following stops: Zhangjiajie Lotus (Hehua) Airport, Wai Tai Hotel, Hulilai Hotel, Dragon International Hotel, Department Store, Long-distance Bus Station, Hualian Supermarket, Bank of China Dongmenqiao Branch
Bus No.5 services the following stops: Bank of China Dongmenqiao Branch, Hualian Supermarket, Long-distance Bus Station, Department Store, Airport Hotel (Lishui Daqiao), Nanzhuangping, TuJia Folk Customs Park
Bus No.6 services the following stops: Dongmenqiao, Wuling Shopping Mall, Department Store, People's Hospital, Wuling University
Bus No.7 services by the following stops: Zhangjiajie Railway Station, Lantian Hotel, Miaoyuan Hotel, Martyr Memorial Park, Dragon International Hotel, Department Store, People's Hospital, Hulilai Hotel, Dongyulou Hotel, Minnan International Hotel, City Square.
Traveling around Zhangjiajie City by taxi is inexpensive because of the city's smaller size. The flag-fall price is only CNY3; every additional kilometer costs CNY 1.6.Taxis can be hailed anywhere. The distance from the eastern part of the city to the western costs only CNY10. It is also very convenient to take taxi anywhere in the city to the Zhangjiajie Railway Station and the Zhangjiajie Lotus Airport and costs only about CNY15.