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

 (Last update on October 13th, 2017)
 Beijing Schedule
Nos. Duration
G71, G79, G65, G67, G69 from 07:27 to 13:07 8h1m-10h5m
D901*, D903*, D909*, D923*, D927 from 20:10 to 20:35 10h8-10h23m
 

Guangzhou to Beijing Bullet Train Schedule

(Last update on October 13th, 2017)
 Guangzhou Schedule
Nos. Duration
G72, G66, G68, G80, G70 from 07:46 to 12:50 8h-10h35m
D924*, D902*, D904*, D910*, D928* from 20:10 to 20:30  10h41m/10h48m
Note:
1. "*" They 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. 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

G Type D Type
Business Class Seat First Class Seat Second Class Seat Soft Sleeper Second Class Seat
CNY 2,724 CNY 1,380 CNY 862 CNY 1,190 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.

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Beijing-Guangzhou High-speed Railway Map
Beijing-Guangzhou High Speed
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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:

K599, Z35, Z97, Z201

Guangzhou to Beijing Train:

Z202, K600, Z36, Z98

 Duration: 21.5-30h
 Ticket Price: CNY1,445 for deluxe soft sleeper, CNY784 for soft sleeper, CNY456 for hard sleeper, and CNY251 for hard seat.

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.
 

Major Rail Lines from Beijing to:

 
Major Rail Lines from Guangzhou to:


See also: 8 Most Scenic Train Rides in China 
Beijing-Guangzhou Flight: Real-time schedule and ticket booking.

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