On December 6, 2021, the Zhangjiajie-Jishou-Huaihua high-speed railway has put into operation, with the shortest distance from Zhangjiajie to Huaihua being 1 hour and 10 minutes. Zhangjiajie-Jishou-Huaihua High-speed Railway, referred to as Zhangjihuai High-speed Railway, is a high-speed railway connecting Zhangjiajie, Jishou and Huaihua in Hunan Province. A bullet train of the Zhangjihuai High-speed Railway can carry more than 1,000 passengers and has a strong capacity to transport passengers. Passengers can basically go wherever they want, which is a "public transport". Zhangjiajie, Xiangxi and Huaihua, three major cities in western Hunan, will be connected by the high-speed railway to form a "beautiful urban belt".

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Zhangjiajie-Jishou-Huaihua high-speed railway is rich in cultural tourism resources. After the operation, Zhangjiajie and Xiangxi will be connected with Zhengzhou, Wuhan, Hangzhou, Guilin and other tourist cities through the high-speed railway network. A number of golden tourism channels running from north to south and from east to west will be formed. High-quality cultural tourism resources in various places will have a joint effect on each other and promote the tourism industry along the high-speed railway.

  • Total length: 246km
  • Speed: 350km/h
  • Stopover stations: Zhangjiajie(张家界)West Railway Station, Furong Zhen (芙蓉镇) Railway Station, Guzhang (古丈) West Railway Station, Jishou(吉首)East Railway Station, Fenghuang Gucheng Railway Station, Mayang(麻阳)West Railway Station, Huaihua(怀化)South Railway Station

According to 12306, there were 9 trains run from Huaihua south to Zhangjiajie west and 11 trains from Zhangjiajie west to Huaihua South Station. The ticket price for the Zhangjihuai high-speed railway has also been announced, including 136 yuan for the second class, 217 yuan for the first class and 475 yuan for the business class.

Difficulties for Building Zhangjiajie-Jishou-Huaihua High-speed Railway

Zhangjihuai high-speed railway has as many as 280 Bridges and tunnels, with a bridge/tunnel ratio as high as 90.7%, and less than 10% of the lines on flat ground. Throughout the line, stations, tunnels and bridges are built on mountains, cliffs and fields, making it a truly "cloud-based high-speed railway".


Zhangjiajie-Jishou-Huaihua high-speed railway runs through Xuefeng Mountain range, Wuling Mountain range and Yuanma basin, which is a typical mountain railway. The railway has a total of 67.472 kilometers of bridges and 160.493 kilometers of tunnels. At the same time, Zhangjihuai high-speed railway connecting Zhangjiajie, Fenghuang Gucheng and other scenic tourist areas. Along the beautiful scenery, there are many challenges, such as forest parks, nature reserves wide distribution, construction safety, environmental protection, water and soil conservation and other high requirements.

Popular Train Route along Zhangjiajie-Jishou-Huaihua High-speed Railway


Zhangjiajie to Changsha: About 10 high-speed trains run from Zhangjiajie West Railway Station to Changsha South Railway Station each day. The journey takes about 3 hours and costs 275.5 yuan per second-class ticket.

Zhangjiajie to Shenzhen: 5 high-speed trains run from Zhangjiajie West Railway Station to Shenzhen North Railway Station each day. The journey takes about 7 hours and costs 665 yuan per second-class seat ticket.

Zhangjiajie to Beijing: Only 1 high-speed trains from Zhangjeijie West Railway Station to Beijing West Railway Station. The journey takes about 10 hours and costs 937.5 yuan per hard seat ticket.

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Dec, 10, 2021 Published by: Virginia Fu