Changsha South Railway Station

Opened in Dec 2009, Changsha South Railway Station (Chinese name 长沙南站,Changsha Nan Zhan) is located in Yuhua District, 15.5km southeast of Changsha downtown. Changsha South Railway Station is one high-speed rail station that covers 278,000 square metres, and has 13 island platforms, 28 railway tracks. The station handles around 142 high-speed trains and bullet trains per day, including Beijing-Guangzhou High-Speed Railway and Shanghai-Kunming High-speed Railway.

Changsha South Railway Station, Changsha Xi Train station

Station Layout

Changsha South Railway Station has 5 floors.

Mezzanine of 2F Commercial Area and restaurants, including Chinese food, rice, noodles, McDonald's
2F level Departures, Waiting Hall
1F level Taxi drop-off areas, Ticket offices, Entrance, security check, Transfer, platforms, Railway tracks
B1 Level Arrivals, Exits, transfer hall, metro entrance, bus station, parking lots, East Station Square, West Station Square, passage to Maglev Express station, restaurants (including KFC)
B2 Level Taxi areas, Parking lots
B3 Level Metro line 2 and Metro line 4 platforms

Map and Location

Address: Huahou Road, Yuhua District, Changsha, Hunan Province, China

Changsha South Railway Station is located in Yuhua District, 15.5km southeast of Changsha downtown, 17.9km southwest of Changsha Huanghua Airport.

How many railway stations in Changsha?

There are two railway stations in Changsha: Changsha South Station, and Changsha Station

Changsha Railway Station is located in Furong district, 3km east of Changsha downtown. This station is not high-speed railway station

Changsha South Railway Station is located in Yuhua District, 15.5km southeast of Changsha downtown.

Map of Changsha South Railway station, Changsha South Train Station Map

Public Transportation

The public transports at Changsha South Railway Station are included metro line 2, metro line 4, airport Maglev Express, taxi and bus. Metro is mostly recommended.

How to get to Changsha South Railway Station?

Metro

Changsha South railway station can be reached by Metro Line 2 and line 4. Metro trains are mostly recommended public transport to get to or leave Changsha South Railway Station.

Metro Line 2

Metro station: B1 floor of Changsha South Railway Station

Interval: 6 minutes

The first train: 06:33, the last train: 23:03

Ticket price: RMB2-8

Metro Line 4

Metro station: B1 floor of Changsha South Railway Station

Interval: 7 minutes

The first train: 06:36, the last train: 23:06

Ticket price: RMB2-8

Metro to Changsha South Railway station

Taxi

Taxi is one convenient and fast, but also the most expensive way to get to or leave Changsha South Railway Station.

Taxi drop-off areas are on 1F and B2 floor. The pick-up areas are on B2 floor

The one way taxi fare from Changsha Downtown to Changsha South Railway Station is around RMB39, 35 minutes.

Taxi Fee Standard in Changsha

Day(5:30~22:00) Night(22:00~5:30)
0~2 km RMB8 RMB10
2~13 km RMB2 per km RMB2.4 per km
over 13 km RMB3 per km RMB3.6 per km

Taxi to Changsha South Railway station, Taxi at Changsha South Train Station

Maglev Express

The 18.55km Maglev railway links Changsha South Railway Station and Changsha Huanghua Airport. The Maglev train with a maximum speed of 100 km/h finishs the journey in 20 minutes. It is the recommended way to get to Changsha South Railway Station from Changsha Huahua Airport

Maglev station at Changsha South Railway Station: 150 metres from the No.3 of North Arrivals on B1 floor

Maglev station at Changsha Airport: 270 metres southwest of Terminal 1, and 520 metres north of Terminal2

Interval: 12 minutes

Stop: 1

The first train: 07:00, the last train: 22:30

Ticket price: RMB20

Maglev Train to Changsha South Railway station

Bus

There are 18 bus routes to or pass Changsha South Railway Station, including bus 8, bus 16 and bus 39. The bus station is on B1 floor, east station square or west station square.

Bus to Changsha South Railway Station

How to get to Changsha Airport (CSX)?

Changsha Huanghua International Airport(CSX) is located 17.9km northeast of Changsha South Railway Station. How to get to Changsha Airport from Changsha South Railway Station? Please click on here to get guides.

Changsha Airport

Departures

Step 1: Arrive at Changsha South Railway Station by metro, taxi, car or bus 45 minutes before train departure. If your train is to Hong Kong, please arrive at station at least 1 hour before the departure, because you need to pick up the train tickets at ticket office.

Step 2: Get through the real-name ID check. Please show your passport to station staff at entrance of station. The staff will scan your passport to check your identity document and your booking. (If your train is to Hong Kong, you also need to show your train tickets)

Step 3: Get through security check and find the boarding gate (Ticket Check). The live information of gate is on the overhead screens in departure hall, and the boarding gate No. of your train will be in our confirmation email we send you.

Step 4: Have a seat near the gate to wait for check-in and boarding. The ticket check gate will be opened 20 - 15 minutes prior to the departure time.

Step 5: Ticket check. Please show your passport to station staff to check in (If your train is to Hong Kong, you also need to show your train tickets). The gate will be closed 5 minutes before train departure

Step 6: Boarding. Find the platform of your train, board the train and then find your seats. How to find your seats?

Departures hall at Changsha South Railway station, Changsha South Train Station

Ticket offices

4 offices are on 1F

Do you need to collect train tickets?

Since Dec 2019, the electronic tickets have been available on most high-speed and bullet train routes from or to Changsha South Railway Station.

It means international travellers can show their passports, likes Chinese ID to check in and board the train directly, and don't need to collect the printed tickets at ticket office.

But if your train is to Hong Kong, you still need to pick up the train tickets at ticket office before check in.

How to check in the train by E-ticket? Please click on here to get guides.

How to pick up printed tickets? Please click on here to get guides.

Arrivals

Step 1: After get off your train, follow direction signs to exits.

Step 2: Please show your passport and confirmation No.(or printed ticket) to station staff to check out.

Step 3: Leave Changsha South Railway Station by metro, taxi, bus or car. Metro is the mostly recommended way.

Arrivals at Changsha South Railway station, Changsha South Train Station

Foods and Restaurants

There are some food options in the departures hall, including Chinese food, fast food, bread, cake, KFC and McDonald's.

Mcdonalds at Changsha South Railway station

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