Beijing - Guangzhou High Speed Train

Every day, 6 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 861.5 - 964.5 (USD 120 - 134). 

Also, there are extra 4 pairs of D trains operating on every Friday, Satuarday, Sunday and Monday, with a duration of 10.5 hours and a new soft sleeper ticket of CNY1,380 (USD 192). Sometimes there will also be normal speed overnight trains available between the two cities, taking about 22.5 - 23 hours for a single journey. 

Beijing to Guangzhou High Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on Sep 5, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G33507:26 - 17:199h53m
G7708:00 - 16:008h00m
G7910:00 - 17:387h38m
G33710:23 - 20:2710h4m
G33913:10 - 23:099h59m
G8114:00 - 22:078h7m

See more Beijing Schedule
 (Last Update on Sep 5, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G33607:42 - 17:5810h16m
G8208:25 - 16:278h2m
G33811:15 - 21:2010h5m
G8011:53 - 19:307h37m
G34012:50 - 22:5510h5m
G7813:50 - 21:497h59m
See more Guangzhou Schedule

1. On peak travel season, overnight sleeper D trains are also available on 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 Sep 5, 2023)

Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 2,884.5 / USD 401CNY 1,378.5 / USD 191CNY 861.5 / USD 120

Beijing-Guangzhou High-speed Train
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Beijing-Guangzhou High-speed Railway Map
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Running Route

The G tains run 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 of 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).

 Jingguang High Speed Railway consists of four sections:

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  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.
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  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.  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 CNY 862 - 965 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.

See also: 
8 Most Scenic Train Rides in China 

Beijing-Guangzhou Flight

How to Travel from Beijing to Guangzhou

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Major Rail Lines from Guangzhou to:
- Last updated on Sep. 05, 2023 by Kate Liu -
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