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Zhangjiajie, Hunan, China

How much does it cost to travel to Zhangjiajie?

You should plan to spend around $64 (¥455) per day on your vacation in Zhangjiajie. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $21 (¥147) on meals
  • $15 (¥104) on local transportation
  • $60 (¥430) on hotels

A one week trip to Zhangjiajie for two people costs, on average, $893 (¥6,375). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Zhangjiajie cost?

A one week trip to Zhangjiajie usually costs around $447 (¥3,188) for one person and $893 (¥6,375) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Zhangjiajie on average costs around $893 (¥6,375) for one person and $1,787 (¥12,750) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Zhangjiajie will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Zhangjiajie on average costs around $1,914 (¥13,661) for one person and $3,829 (¥27,322) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Zhangjiajie has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Zhangjiajie expensive to visit?

Zhangjiajie is a reasonably affordable place to visit. Located in China, which is a reasonably affordable country, visitors will appreciate the relatively low cost of this destination. It falls in the average range in the country for its prices. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within Asia, Zhangjiajie is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Jinghong or Yangon.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Zhangjiajie Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Zhangjiajie?

The average Zhangjiajie trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Zhangjiajie travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) ¥430 ($60)
Local Transportation 1 ¥104 ($15)
Food 2 ¥147 ($21)
Entertainment 1 ¥164 ($23)
Alcohol 2 ¥56 - 169 ($8 - 24)
Accommodation Budget in Zhangjiajie
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Zhangjiajie is $30 (¥215). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Zhangjiajie is $60 (¥430). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

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Transportation Budget in Zhangjiajie
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Zhangjiajie is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $15 (¥104) per person, per day, on local transportation in Zhangjiajie.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Zhangjiajie
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Zhangjiajie can vary, the average cost of food in Zhangjiajie is $21 (¥147) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Zhangjiajie should cost around $8.25 (¥59) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Zhangjiajie is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Zhangjiajie
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  • Entertainment and activities in Zhangjiajie typically cost an average of $23 (¥164) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Zhangjiajie
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  • The average person spends about $16 (¥113) on alcoholic beverages in Zhangjiajie per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Zhangjiajie On a Budget
Zhangjiajie Wulingyuan, China
Zhangjiajie, China is a picturesque city located in the northwest of the Hunan Province. This ancient city, which dates all the way back to the Stone Age, is famous for being home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Wulingyuan Scenic Area. Zhangjiajie is also known for being a popular filming location and and overall great place to escape the bustling Chinese cities. Zhangjiajie has its own dialect, which is a branch of the Hunan and Southern dialects, so Mandarin does not always translate when trying to speak to locals here.

The climate in Zhangjiajie is most pleasant in late spring and autumn as the weather tends to stay around 65 degrees Fahrenheit. If traveling in October, be aware that the first week of the month is a national holiday and there are a large number of tourists who flock to the area. Summers are very hot and humid with temperatures reaching over 90 degrees. Winters can be harsh, especially when hiking the mountains.
Zhangjiajie is famous for the area's natural beauty, specifically, the Wulingyuan Scenic Area. Throughout this 266 square mile area, you'll find waterfalls, streams, natural pools, caves, and even natural bridges. Wulingyuan is made up of four national parks: Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Suoxi Valley Nature Reserve, Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve, and Yangjiajie Scenic Area.

Zhangjiajie is a great park to view the famous rock pillars and experience the stunning scenery. Here, you'll also find the tallest elevator in the world, the Bailong Elevator, which you can take to the top for panoramic views of the park. Tianzi Mt. Nature Reserve is the park surrounding the Tianzishan Mountain Range, a fantastic place to hike or camp.
Downtown Zhangjiajie is a fairly large area with plenty of restaurants and accommodation. This is where you'll find major bus and train stations, as well as the tourist offices and tour companies. Wulingyuan is small town located just outside of the Wulingyuan Scenic Area, not far from the Zhangjiajie downtown area. Not so much a neighborhood, but a popular accommodation and rest area, is actually inside the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. This, and the town of Wulingyuan, are popular places for accommodation as they are close to the parks and offer higher quality accommodation than that of downtown areas.

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is home to the Grand Canyon Glass Bridge, the highest and longest glass pedestrian bridge in the world. It provides some of the most scenic views of the park, and gives you a bit of an adrenaline boost! Hiking is also extremely popular in this area,you'll find countless trails that range from novice to advanced. If you prefer something more relaxed, spend the day floating down the Maoyan River on a tour boat to take in the scenery from the water.

A more recent addition to the region is the Zhangjiajie International Country Music Festival, which usually happens at the end of August or beginning of September. The festival brings acts from around the world, including many famous American Country music artists.
Food and Dining
The majority of food in this region sticks to traditional Hunan cuisine, which is often spicy and very flavorful. If you want to try something a little different, check out ShanGe Zhai restaurant, which has Tu Chia cuisine. Tu Chia comes from the local ethnic culture and tends to be a little spicier than Hunan cuisine. Restaurants in the area range from nice, sit down places to relaxed cafes. Most places have pictures of the food, although having a Hunan dialect dictionary may help you along.

Zhangjiajie has a domestic airport that connects to major cities such as Beijing, as well as a shuttle bus that takes you from the airport to the city. Trains are also a popular option for getting into the city. Buses are the best option for getting to the various tourist destinations; there are city buses that are entirely efficient, as well as day tour buses if you prefer something more guided. If taking a taxi, keep in mind that there is a flag down fare added onto your bill. Also, be sure to ask for them to turn on the meter and get a receipt!


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

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