With the support of the central government, Zhangjiajie has undergone great improvements on the construction of infrastructure including highways, railways and an airport.
Zhangjiajie Lotus Airport was put into service in 1994 to meet the needs of the city's blooming tourism industry. The terminal is uniquely designed in the traditional architectural style of the local Tujia people. To date Zhangjiajie Lotus Airport has served over 50 destinations to mainland Chinese cities, Hong Kong, Macau, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Qingdao, Xian, Shenyang, Tianjin, Nanjing and Changsha. Shuttle bus and taxis are provided to the airport for the flights.
There are two railway stations in Zhangjiajie. The small station located in Cili County is used for local traffic; while the other is the main Zhangjiajie Railway Station located in Yongding District, 12 kilometers from the city center. There are trains between Zhangjiajie and more than ten big and middle-sized cities in China such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Changsha.
Zhangjiajie Long-distance Bus Station provides long-distance buses to the surrounding scenic spots and suburbs. There are regular buses to cities such as Changde, Shanghai, Changsha, Wuhan, Dongguan and Zhuhai. Buses to the nearby scenic spots and surrounding counties operate every day.
The starting price of the taxi is 5 yuan for the first 1.6 kilometers, and the distance surcharge is 1.6 yuan for each additional kilometer.