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Hot to get from Guilin to Zhangjiajie

Riga, Riga, Latvia
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Hot to get from Guilin to Zhangjiajie

Hi! We are big group of friends. We are coming in October to Guilin. We planed to go then to Zhangjiajie by overnight train trough Liuzhou/Liujiang. But we are told that the train from Liujiang to Zhangjiajie is the worst train in China now. The train condition is not very good including sanitation condition.

Is it true? Fnd if so what are the other possibilities?

Thank you!


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Beijing, China
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1. Re: Hot to get from Guilin to Zhangjiajie

I don't think the Liujiang-ZJJ train is the worst train in China, but it is standard (not high speed service). If you decide to do this, I'd book soft sleepers even if a little more than hard sleepers; the carriage condition and toilets generally stay better for longer.

But--How big is a "big group"? If it's big enough, you might be better off splitting the cost of private road transport, especially if you have time to stop off for a day/night in Fenghuang or Dehang on the way. Then you wouldn't have to go south (to Liuzhou) to go north to ZJJ.

BTW, I hope your trip is not the first week of October, which is one of the biggest national holidays of the year.

Sherbrooke, Canada
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2. Re: Hot to get from Guilin to Zhangjiajie

There are various classes of travel on these trains. Soft sleepers should be ok while hard seats or hard sleepers won't be great.

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3. Re: Hot to get from Guilin to Zhangjiajie

Huge thanks! You really help me 😊

Shenzhen, China
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4. Re: Hot to get from Guilin to Zhangjiajie

I took that train twice, and recently did it last year. I'd say the condition is not good. But the soft sleeper would be fine.

Otherwise, you can take a bullet train to Changsha South, then a bus to Zhangjiajie.

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