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Beijing - Nanning Train

There are over 5 pairs of trains running between Beijing and Nanning. Among them, usually two pairs are bullet trains running with duration of 11 - 13 hours; the other non-bullet pairs take 23 - 35.5 hours as the running routes are different.

High Speed Trains

Basic Facts:

 Duration: about 11 - 13 hours

 Distance: about 2,478 kilometers (1,540 miles)

 Top speed: 300 km/h (186 mph)

Beijing - Nanning Railway Map
Beijing - Nanning Railway Map

 Operated at: Beijing West Railway Station, Nanning Railway Station/Nanning East Railway Station

 Stations along the way: Zhuozhou East, Baoding East, Shijiazhuang, Gaoyi West, Xingtai East, Handan East, Anyang East, Hebi East, Zhengzhou East, Xuchang East, Luohe West, Zhumadian West, Xinyang East, Wuhan, Xianning North, Chibi North, Yueyang East, Changsha South, Zhuzhou West, Hengyang East, Qidong, Qiyang, Yongzhou, Dong'an East, Quanzhou South, Xing'an North, Guilin, Yongfu South, Luzhai North, Liuzhou, Laibin North, Binyang

Beijing to Nanning High Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on Jun 22, 2021)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G52908:34 - 19:2710h53m
G42109:05 - 22:1013h5m
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Nanning to Beijing Bullet Train Timetable

(Last Update on Jun 22, 2021)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G42208:23 - 20:5312h30m
G53011:31 - 22:4711h16m
G53011:46 - 22:4711h1m
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Note: The above timetable is for reference only. Please search for the real time schedule by the search tool on page top.

Beijing - Nanning High Speed Train Ticket Price

(Last Update on Jun 22, 2021)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 2,903.5 - 2,926.5
USD 450 - 454
CNY 1,489.5 - 1,501.5
USD 231 - 233
CNY 931 - 938.5
USD 144 - 146


Normal Trains

Basic Facts:

 Duration: about 23 - 35.5 hours
 Distance: about 2,495 kilometers (1,550 miles)
 Top speed: 100/ 120/ 140/ 160 km/h (62/ 75/ 87/ 99 mph)
 Operated at: Beijing West Railway Station, Nanning Railway Station/Nanning East

Beijing to Nanning Train Schedule

(Last Update on Jun 22, 2021)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K2108:18 - 19:43+35h25m
Z516:09 - 15:08+22h59m
Z516:09 - 15:34+23h25m
Z28521:08 - 20:43+23h35m
Z28521:08 - 21:01+23h53m
T28922:00 - 05:05++31h5m

Nanning to Beijing Train Timetable

(Last Update on Jun 22, 2021)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
Z610:52 - 09:51+22h59m
Z611:11 - 09:51+22h40m
T29012:08 - 18:10+30h2m
K2212:44 - 22:48+34h4m
Z28617:27 - 17:03+23h36m
Z28617:46 - 17:03+23h17m
Note: The above timetable is for reference only. Please search for the real time schedule by the search tool on page top.

Beijing - Nanning Train Ticket Fare

(Last Update on Jun 22, 2021)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 751.5 - 796.5
USD 117 - 123
CNY 487.5 - 516.5
USD 76 - 80
CNY 268.5 - 285.5
USD 42 - 44

The Trains pass by the following ones and the running routes are a little bit different:

 T289/T290: 1701 miles (2738 km)
Shijiazhaung, Zhengzhou, Wuchang, Yueyang, Changsha, Hengyang, Yongzhou, Guilin, Guilin North, and Liuzhou

 Z285/Z286, Z5/Z6: 1550 miles (2495 km)
Beoding, Shijiazhuang, Handan, Zhengzhou, Xuchang, Luohe, Zhumadian, Xinyang, Wuchang, Changsha, Hengyang, Yongzhou, Lingling, Daozhou, Jiangyong, Jianghua, Hezhou, Wuzhou, Yulin, and Guigang

 K21/K22: 1570 miles (2527 km)
Gaobeidian, Baoding, Dingzhou, Shijiazhuang, Xingtai, Handan, Anyang, Tangyin, Hebi, Xinxiang, Zhengzhou, Xuchang, Luohe, Zhumadian, Xinyang, Xiaogan, Wuchang, Yueyang, Changsha, Hengyang, Qidong, Yongzhou, Quanzhou South, Xiang'an North, Guilin North, Liuzhou, Laibin, and Litang

Major cities along the way:

Wuhan is the capital city of Hubei Province. Traveling to the city, you can find not only historical relics such as Yellow Crane Tower, but also natural beauties including East Lake and Mo Hill. In addition, Wuhan is a transportation hub for central China. Three railway stations named as Wuhan, Wuchang and Hankou serve many railroads passing the city. You can take trains from here to almost every city in China.

As a city in the north-central part of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the city is not far from Guilin. You can take bullet trains from here to Guilin and it only takes an hour or so. Meantime, because the city is home to a large population of ethnic minorities, many festivals and celebration will be held every year, which will be a good way to experience the different culture and customs.


Many direct flights are available between the two cities. The flight travel takes about 3.5 hours, but the air ticket will cost more. However, in low seasons, flight tickets may be cheaper than bullet train tickets.
Major Rail Lines from Beijing to:
Major Rail Lines from Nanning to:
- Last modified on Dec. 23, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Beijing - Nanning Train
Asked by Maurice from CYPRUS | Sep. 12, 2019 04:26Reply
Is there any chance to get a second class seat on train G19 at 8am to Nanjing?
I checked the ticket online many days but there is no ticket for sale. Can you please help me?
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Sep. 15, 2019 18:19

Thank you for your inquiry.

G19 is indeed a very popular train with top speed of 350km/h. The Railway Company prefer to sale tickets to the final destination firstly so there are very few tickets offered to Nanjing. If you do want to take this G19, you may consider to buy a ticket to Shanghai but get off in advance at Nanjing. Hope this information can help you.
Asked by Freda from MALAYSIA | Apr. 03, 2019 19:14Reply
Hello! Would you please help me to clarify the number after train time?
When I searching the schedule on your website, there is a number "+1" after K21, Z5, Z285 and "+2" on T289. I am not sure what does these mean? By the way, 16:09 is 4:09pm right? I am looking for train Z5. Thank you!
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Apr. 04, 2019 02:44

Thank you for your inquiry.

The numbers "+1" means this ride will reach the destination on the next day after departure and "+2" means it will reach destination after 2 days. Z5 will departs at 4:09pm from Beijing West Station.
Asked by Columbus | Oct. 26, 2018 02:51Reply
Can I stop at city along the way for a rest and visit and then continue the trip to Nanning?
13 hours sitting seems quite long.
Answers (1)
Answered by Jonas from AUSTRALIA | Oct. 28, 2018 17:08

There are indeed some cities like Zhengzhou, Wuhan, Changsha and Guilin etc. worth a visit, however, with one ticket directly to Nanning, it cannot work. If you stopped at one of the stations along the way, you cannot use that ticket again anymore. If you plan to break the trip apart, you need to plan it in advance and buy ticket separately for each section. Or maybe you can consider the flight as well.
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