Beijing - Guangzhou High Speed Train

Every day, 5 pairs of high speed G trains are running between Beijing and Guangzhou with travel time of 8-10 hours. A second class seat ticket costs CNY 862. Every Friday to next Monday, additional 6 pairs of overnight D trains are available, taking 10-10.5 hours. 

They are running along Beijing - Guangzhou High Speed Railway, short for Jingguang High Speed Railway, which is the longest  high speed railway in the world with a total distance 2,298 km (1,428 miles).

As an important north-south rail line of China high speed railway, it connects Beijing West Railway Station and Guangzhou South Railway Station, going through 28 China cities, including Shijiazhuang, Zhengzhou, and Wuhan. The speed was designed to be 350 km/h (217 mph).
 

Beijing to Guangzhou High Speed Train Schedule


(Last Update on Nov 15, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G7107:26 - 17:229h56m
G7910:00 - 18:058h5m
G6712:13 - 22:2110h8m
G6913:07 - 22:319h24m
D92320:35 - 06:43+10h8m
5 G types in total: departure time from 07:27 to 13:07; duration from 8H1M to 10H5M.
6 D types in total: departure time from 20:10 to 20:35; duration from 10H8M to 10H23M. 

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Guangzhou to Beijing Bullet Train Schedule


(Last Update on Nov 15, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G7207:46 - 18:2210h36m
G6610:00 - 18:008h00m
G6811:17 - 21:109h53m
G7012:50 - 22:289h38m
D92220:05 - 06:40+10h35m
5 G types in total: departure time from 07:46 to 12:50; duration from 8H to 10H36M.
6 D types in total: departure time from 20:05 to 20:30; duration from 10H35M to 10H48M.

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Notes:
1. The D types are overnight sleeper trains only available every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Free dinner is offered onboard. In addition, one passenger is allowed to book a whole compartment on these carriages, and women-only compartments are set for female passengers' convenience.
2. "+" indicates the second day.
3. The above timetable is for reference only. Please use the search tool on top of this page for the most up-to-date schedule.

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Beijing - Guangzhou High Speed Train Fare

(Last Update on Nov 15, 2019)

Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class SeatNew Soft Sleeper
G trainsCNY 2,724
USD 395
CNY 1,380
USD 200
CNY 862
USD 125
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D trains------CNY 709
USD 103
CNY 1,195 - 1,290
USD 173 - 187

Note: The above soft sleeper fare is the full price of lower berth. Discounts may be available in low seasons. Please search for the real-time price by the tool on page top.

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Sections

Jingguang High Speed Railway consists of four sections:

Second Class Seat
Second Class Seat
  Beijing-Shijiazhuang-Zhengzhou Section: 
This section has a length of 693 km (431 miles), going across 14 stations, including Beijing West, Zhuozhou East, Gaobeidian East, Baoding East, Zhengding Airport, Shijiazhuang, Gaoyi West, Xingtai East, Handan East, Anyang East, Hebi East, Xinxiang East, and Zhengzhou East. With its operation, the travel time has been reduced to 1 - 2 hours  from Beijing to Shijiazhuang and 2.5 - 4 hours to Zhengzhou.

 Zhengzhou-Wuhan Section: 
With its operation, the travel time between Wuhan and Zhengzhou has been reduced from 4 - 8 hours to about 1.5 - 3.5 hours. Additionally, it takes only about 4 - 6 hours between Beijing and Wuhan via the high speed rail. It runs for 536km (333 miles) with 8 stations, namely Zhengzhou East, Xuchang East, Luohe West, Zhumadian West, Minggang East, Xinyang East, Xiaogan North, and Hengdian East.

  Wuhan-Guangzhou High Speed Railway
This section is 968 km (601 miles) in length via 16 stations, including Wuhan, Xianning North, Chibi North, Yueyang East, Miluo East, Changsha South, Zhuzhou West, Hengshan West, Hengyang East, Leiyang West, Chenzhou West, Shaoguan, Yingde West, Qingyuan, Guangzhou North, and Guangzhou South. Travel time has been shortened from 11 - 19 hours to 3.5 -5 hours or so between the two cities.

 
First Class Seat
First Class Seat
  Guangzhou-Shenzhen High Speed Railway:
This line connects Guangzhou South Station and Shenzhen North Station. It can finish the 102 km (63 miles) trip in about half an hour. There are another 4 stations along this section, including  Qingsheng Station, Humen Station, Guangmingcheng Station and Futian Station.
 Considering economic issues, it is better to choose the bullet train for a comparatively short journey and take a flight for a long journey. For example, the rail journey from Beijing to Zhengzhou only takes about 2 hours and the price for a second class seat is CNY310, usually cheaper than a flight. However, Beijing to Guangzhou flight is recommended if discounted air ticket is available, since the duration is only about 3 hours; if traveling by high speed rail, it takes at least 8 hours and costs CNY862 for a second class seat. However, the overnight bullet trains are good choices to save daytime and hotel expense although they take 10-11 hours on the way.
 

Normal Trains along the Way

Beijing to Guangzhou Train:

(Last Update on Nov 15, 2019)

Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K59905:14 - 11:06+29h52m
Z3511:49 - 09:16+21h27m
Z9712:40 - 10:04+21h24m
Z20117:54 - 15:43+21h49m

Guangzhou to Beijing Train:

(Last Update on Nov 15, 2019)

Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
Z20208:28 - 06:46+22h18m
K60015:02 - 21:00+29h58m
Z3616:20 - 13:44+21h24m
Z9818:06 - 15:30+21h24m
Notes:
1. The above timetable is for reference only. The real-time schedule can be searched via the search box on top of this page.
2. "+" means the second day.
 

Beijing - Guangzhou Train Ticket Fare

(Last Update on Nov 15, 2019)

Deluxe Soft SleeperSoft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 1,428 / USD 207CNY 795 / USD 115CNY 456 / USD 66CNY 251 / USD 36

Compared with bullet ones, they run at a much lower speed of 99 mi/h (160 km/h) or 75 mil/h (120 km/h) and take longer time on the way. In the case, you’d better book a sleeper, so that you can have a good rest to travel energetically upon arrival.

See also: 
8 Most Scenic Train Rides in China 

Beijing-Guangzhou Flight

How to Travel from Beijing to Guangzhou
 

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