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By Air
 Guilin Flights (flight search & ticket booking)

Guilin Liangjiang International Airport
Liangjiang International Airport
Guilin Liangjiang International Airport (KWL) is about 28 kilometers (about 17.4 miles) from the city center. About 50 airlines connect Guilin with domestic cities as well as foreign countries such as Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, etc. In particular, airlines schedule several flights daily to and from major cities in China like Beijing, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Haikou, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Kunming, Macau, Nanjing, Nanning, Qingdao, Sanya, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Taiyuan, Wuhan, Xian, Zhengzhou, Dalian, Shantou, Chengdu, Lanzhou, Tianjin, Jinan, Wenzhou, Changsha, Fuzhou, and Zhuhai.

The airport shuttle bus runs between the airport and the Civil Aviation Mansion located at No.18 Shanghai Road and the bus fare is about CNY20. The bus leaves for the city center following the flight arrivals. In the city center the bus leaves for the airport every 30 minutes from 6:30 to 20:00. Remember to take the bus two hours before your fight. It costs about CNY80 for taking taxi.
Ticket Office: Airport Terminal 
Ticket Booking Telephone (Enquiry): 0773-2152222

By Train

Guilin Train
On the Platform of the Railway Station
 Guilin Train Schedule (train search & ticket booking)
The Guilin Railway Station (South Station) and North Railway Station (North Station) are the two main railroad passenger transport stations in the city. Every day many trains arrive and depart, as the city is a hub in the central of the Hunan-Guangxi Rail Line with connection to many large Chinese cities. The South Station is located to the south of the city center and is more easily reached than the North Station. The North Railway Station is situated in the northern suburbs of the city and has less convenient links with the city center. If the train you take stops at both of the stations, it's better to get off at the South Station where handy transportation to the surrounding places is available, as well as trains connecting to China's major cities.

Tip: It's not easy to buy sleeper tickets at the Guilin sales office, as the city is a mid-route stop rather than a terminus. Therefore, it's better to buy tickets departing from Guilin in advance.

 By Long-distance Bus

Because most coach buses which bound for the surrounding cities in Guangxi and other provinces like Guangdong depart from the Chief Bus Station, here the bus schedule of this station is offered for reference:
There are three bus stations: the Chief Bus Station, the Chengnan Bus Station and the Beimen Bus Station. The Chief Bus Station is at No.427 Zhongshan Road (South), just a 10 minutes' walk from the Railway Station (South Station). You can take city bus No.1, 3, 11, 22 or 51 to reach there. Most buses set off from this station for surrounding cities in Guangxi, Guangdong and Hunan provinces. The Chengnan Bus Station is located at Cuizhu Road and can be reached by city bus No.26 and 27. The Beimen Bus Station is at Zhongshan Road (North) and can be reached by city bus No.18.

Note: the first schedule refers to the coach bus without stops along the journey; the second refers to the coach bus with stops along the journey:

Destination Departure Time

Guangxi

Longsheng departing every 30 minutes between 06:50-19:00
Yangshuo departing every 30 minutes between 07:10-20:00
Nanning departing every 20 minutes between 06:30-22:00, 23:50
Beihai 8:30 9:20 22:00 23:00
Liuzhou departing every 20 minutes between 7:00-21:30
Rongshui 14:50
Baise 21:10
Yulin 8:20 9:20 14:10 16:00 18:00 23:00

Guangdong

Guangzhou 9:00 20:30 21:30 22:30
Dongguan 19:10 21:20
Shenzhen 19:00 21:20
Zhuhai 19:00

Destination

Departure Time

Guangxi

Sanjiang 6:00 6:30 7:10 7:40 13:30
Wuzhou 9:00 19:50 21:30
Liuzhou 9:50
Rongshui 6:50 7:10 8:40 09:00 10:00 12:00
13:00 14:30
Yulin 19:20 19:30

Guangdong

Guangzhou departing every 15 minutes between 17:30-19:50
Dongguan departing every 20 minutes between 16:50-18:30
Shenzhen 15:30 17:40 18:40 19:10 19:20
Jiangmen 11:30
Zhuhai 11:30 16:30 17:20

Guilin Chief Bus Station
Chief Bus Station

It is worthy mentioning that the long-distance bus transportation is available from Guilin to Yangshuo which is a popular tourist destination located about 65 kilometers (about 40 miles) south of the city center. Tourists who reach Guilin either by air, by train or by long-distance bus can also get to Yangshuo easily.

1. From Liangjiang International Airport, tourists can take the airport bus to reach the Chief Bus Station, and then go to Yangshuo by coach bus.
2. From the Railway Station (South Station), there are medium-sized buses that make local stops leaving for Yangshuo every 15-20 minutes between 6:00 and 22:00. The whole journey takes about 70 minutes and the bus fare is around CNY12 per person. Tourists can buy the tickets after getting on the medium bus.
3. From Chief Bus Station, there are the coach buses that travel express leaving for Yangshuo every 15-20 minutes between 7:00-18:00. The whole journey takes more about 70 minutes and the bus fare is about CNY14 per person. Tourists should buy their tickets before getting on the coach bus.

 By Water

Cruise Ship on Li River
Cruise Ship on Li River
In Guilin there are two main docks for passenger transport service. One is Mopanshan Passenger Transport Dock which is near Mopanshan Mountain, 28 kilometers (about 17 miles) from Guilin's downtown area. Covering an area of 233,350 square meters (about 0.09 square miles), this dock is designed to look like a beautiful garden and has well-equipped establishments including five waiting halls. In the city center there is no public bus to the dock, so tourists have to spend approximately CNY60 for a taxi to reach this dock. Another dock is Zhujiang Dock which is 32 kilometers (about 20 miles) southeast of the city center and two-kilometers (about 1.2 miles) by waterway from Mopanshan Dock. Covering an area of 48,200 square meters (0.0186 square miles), Zhujiang Dock is 400 meters (about 0.25 miles) long and has nine berths, a big waiting building, and a parking lot. This dock is mainly designed for foreign tourists and is the must-use dock for high officials from both China and foreign countries.

Every year more than 300,000 tourists take the cruise ship from Zhujiang Dock to travel along the Li River. Traveling the Li River to Yangshuo is a journey of about 54 kilometers (about 34 miles). The cruise ships from the berths downtown to Yangshuo usually set off at 9:00 and 9:30, and will take about 4 hours to complete the journey. A gentle breeze will caress your face and picture postcard riverside scenery will please your eyes as the beauty unfolds around you. However, remember that in winter the water level is rather low, so the cruise is limited to just 10 kilometers (about 6.2miles) instead of the normal 82 kilometers (about 51 miles)

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