Beijing - Guangzhou High Speed Train

The Beijing - Guangzhou High Speed Railway, short for Jingguang High Speed Railway, cut the duration between the two cities from over 20 hours to about 8 hours. It 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), but it is down to 300 km/h (186 mph)  in real operation.

Beijing to Guangzhou High Speed Train Schedule

Beijing Schedule
(Last Update on Nov 20, 2018)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G7107:27 - 17:139h46m
G7910:00 - 18:018h1m
G6712:13 - 22:1810h5m
G6913:07 - 22:289h21m
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. 

Guangzhou to Beijing Bullet Train Schedule

Guangzhou Schedule
(Last Update on Nov 20, 2018)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G7207:46 - 18:2210h36m
G6610:00 - 18:008h00m
G6811:13 - 20:539h40m
G7012:50 - 22:289h38m
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.

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 20, 2018)

Business Class SeatNew Soft SleeperFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
G trainsCNY 2,724---CNY 1,380CNY 862
D trains---CNY 1,190/ 1,290---CNY 709

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.

Beijing-Guangzhou High-speed Train
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Beijing-Guangzhou High-speed Railway Map
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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 20, 2018)

Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K59905:14 - 11:12+29h58m
Z3511:49 - 09:16+21h27m
Z9712:40 - 10:04+21h24m
Z20117:54 - 15:43+21h49m

Guangzhou to Beijing Train:

(Last Update on Nov 20, 2018)

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
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 20, 2018)

Deluxe Soft SleeperSoft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 1,445CNY 784CNY 456CNY 251

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.

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Questions & Answers on Beijing - Guangzhou High Speed Train
Asked by Steve from USA | Nov. 07, 2018 01:31Reply
To choose a second class seat on high speed train or flight is a better option?
Answers (1)
Answered by Schmidt | Nov. 08, 2018 01:56

During off season, the discount flight ticket price is not a big difference with second class seat. The flight is surely faster but by rail service, you can see the view along the way a little bit. If you are not very tight in time, you may have a try with the rail service.
Asked by Guest from MAURITIUS | Apr. 03, 2018 09:26Reply
Going to guanzhou for 12 days early may 2018 would a visit to peking possible
Answers (1)
Answered by Sarah | Apr. 04, 2018 00:47

From April 19 to May 01, it is a 3 days holiday. Except these dates, it should not be a peak time. You'd better to avoid these days for your trip to Beijing.
Asked by Fakhri from TURKEY | Jan. 18, 2018 08:23Reply
How to go from Airport to Gaotie station?
Dear Friends,

This Chinese new year I am going to visit China. I just wonder how can I go from Beijing Airport to Gaotie station? I am going to Henan Province.
Answers (2)
Answered by Amy Luk | Jan. 18, 2018 22:04

There are many high speed station in service. From Beijing Airport, there are airport shuttle buses available to reach these stations. You can also take subways, but surely need to transfer between different lines along the way. You need to check which station will you use since different rides depart from different stations.
Answered by Fakhri from TURKEY | Jan. 19, 2018 05:43

Dear Amy Luk,

Thank you very much for your answer.

I think the best way is to take shuttle. I am going to take train from West Beijing Railway Station.

Asked by mabel from PHILIPPINES | Aug. 19, 2017 10:45Reply
do we need china visa?
hi we plan to spend our xmas with my daughter this coming december we need to apply our visa here in philippines? coz i read one of the column in interner that if i will visit china for only 4 days the visa is free? can u help us get the info? thanks
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Answered by Miss Julian from INDONESIA | Aug. 20, 2017 00:55

We do need Chinese Visa if go to China for visit.
Asked by noushad from INDIA | Jul. 16, 2017 04:02Reply
over night stay
my train to changsha is early in the morning .. is it possible to stay in the waiting area over night and catch the early moring trip
Answers (1)
Answered by Wallace from AUSTRALIA | Jul. 16, 2017 21:47

Not every station open 24 hours a day. It depends on the schedule. Stations with midnight normal rides maybe available for this option, stations for high speed rides would stop working once the schedule end that day.
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