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Changsha to Guilin Train

Normally there are 22 pairs of trains running daily between these two cities. Among them, nearly 15 pairs are high speed G types which take around 3 to 3.5 hours. The other 10 or so pairs are normal types taking around 5 to 9 hours. In addition, there is an extra pair of normal type running every other day.

Usually rail service is the most frequently used way for a travel between the two cities, since no direct flight is available. Long-distances buses are also running for this route, but consuming much longer time.

Changsha - Guilin High Speed Trains

Basic Facts:

 Duration: 3 - 3.5 hours
 Running Distance: 519 kilometers (322 miles)
 Top Speed: 300 km/h (186 mph)
 Operated at: Changsha South Railway Station, Guilin Railway Station

Changsha to Guilin High Speed Train Schedule:

(Last Update on Jan 10, 2020)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G53507:05 - 10:213h16m
G42313:52 - 17:073h15m
G52914:24 - 17:022h38m
G42116:17 - 19:383h21m
See more Changsha Schedule 
 (Last Update on Jan 10, 2020)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G43608:14 - 11:233h9m
G53610:43 - 14:033h20m
G150613:36 - 16:593h23m
G53818:07 - 21:403h33m
See more Guilin Schedule 

Note: The timetable listed above is for reference only. You can search for the real-time schedule by the tool on page top.

Ticket Price

(Last Update on Jan 10, 2020)
Business Class SeatVIP Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 550 - 565.5
USD 80 - 83
CNY 340
USD 50
CNY 287 - 295
USD 42 - 43
CNY 179.5 - 184.5
USD 26 - 27

Stopovers along the way: Xing'an North, Quanzhou [Guangxi] South, Dong'an East, Yongzhou, Qiyang, Qidong, Hengyang East, Hengshan West, Zhuzhou West.

Normal Trains

Changsha to Guilin Train

(Last Update on Jan 10, 2020)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K162705:01 - 12:177h16m
K2105:59 - 12:496h50m
Z506:20 - 11:235h3m
Z33510:55 - 16:115h16m
Z28511:22 - 16:174h55m
K31514:02 - 21:347h32m
K15714:24 - 21:206h56m
K45721:05 - 04:06+7h1m

Guilin to Changsha Train

(Last Update on Jan 10, 2020)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K45804:02 - 11:197h17m
K15804:27 - 11:136h46m
Z33614:02 - 19:155h13m
Z614:37 - 19:324h55m
K31618:22 - 01:22+7h00m
K2218:30 - 02:02+7h32m
K162820:40 - 03:23+6h43m
Z28621:28 - 02:43+5h15m
Note: The timetable listed above is for reference only. You can search for the real-time schedule by the tool on page top.

Ticket Fare

(Last Update on Jan 10, 2020)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 214 - 250
USD 31 - 36
CNY 142 - 178
USD 21 - 26
CNY 75
USD 11
Normally there are about 8 pairs of normal K and Z types running daily between. In addition, there is a pair of rides K315/K316 which run for this trip every other day. Travelers may use the tool on top of this page for real-time schedule.

Among normal types, Z type is the fastest with fewer stop-bys along the way. If the time fits, the few pairs of Z type rides can be good options. Also, overnight sleeper trains K457 and K1628 maybe good option as well since they save hotel cost and daytime for visiting.

Except Z5/Z6 which use Guilin Railway Station, other normal rides all run between Changsha Railway Station and Guilin North Railway Station. Travelers are highly recommended to double check the station for use in advance to avoid any trouble.

 Major Rail Lines from Changsha to:
- Last modified on Sep. 24, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Changsha to Guilin Train
Asked by Kristina from RUSSIA | Sep. 24, 2019 00:46Reply
Is there metro service at early morning for us to catch train at 7:10am at Changsha South?
We are staying near Xiangjiang Street station, thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Dandre | Sep. 24, 2019 20:39

Do you refer to Mid-Xiangjiang Road? I think the earliest metro line 2 at 6:30am, it is too later for 7:10am train. You would need taxi.
Asked by Abbey from GERMANY | Apr. 15, 2019 04:10Reply
The railway station to Zen Tea House Seven Stars Park
What is the most convenient way to go to the hostel? Is there direct bus?
Answers (1)
Answered by Orietta from GERMANY | Apr. 16, 2019 02:23

Which railway station do you refer to? The main station? If from main station, it is not far in distance. You may consider to take bus No. 100 to Chuanshanqiao and then walk around 1km to north distance to the hostel. Or if you can find a taxi, it is even more convenient.

If for North Station, it is a little bit far. You can take bus No. 32 to Huaniaoshichang (he 9th stop) and then change to bus No. 204 at same station to Exit-Entry Administration Division (the 6th stop). The hostel is just 100m away.
Asked by Selene from ITALY | Feb. 25, 2019 07:30Reply
Reservation in advance
Hi, is it advisable to buy the tickets for the bullet train in advance? Or is it ok to purchase them on the same day of the journey?
Answers (1)
Answered by Charles | Feb. 25, 2019 17:12

If you are very flexible with travel time, it should be fine to buy it on the same day of the trip. If you do need a ticket at appoint time, it would be safer to buy it in advance.
Asked by Tasha from RUSSIA | Oct. 29, 2018 01:38Reply
How to transfer from Changsha to Changsha South and how long will it takes?
My first trip from Guilin stops at Changsha South at 5pm and can I catch the next one to Zhangjiajie at 6:38pm?
Answers (1)
Answered by Ryan from UNITED KINGDOM | Oct. 29, 2018 23:46

Yes, the time should be OK. You can take metro line 2 directly for this transfer which takes around 30min on the way. As long as you collect the paper tickets for both trips in advance together, the time would be enough for you to make the transfer.
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