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Chengdu - Guilin Train

Currently, about 20 pairs of high speed trains run daily between Chengdu and Guilin. It takes around 5.5 - 7.5 hours to finish a running distance of 1,066 kilometers (662 miles). The ticket price of a second class seat is around CNY 377 - 442.

Basic Facts:

Duration: Around 5.5 - 7.5 hours
Distance: 1,066 kilometers (662 miles)
Top speed: 300 km/h (186 mph)
Operated at: Chengdu South/ Chengdu East Railway Station, Guilin / Guilin North/ Guilin West Railway Station
Major stations along the way: Ziyang North, Neijiang North, Yongchuan East, Suining, Tongnan, Chongqing West, Qijiang East, Tongzi North, Zunyi, Guiyang East, Longli North, Congjiang, Sanjiang South, Duyun East

Chengdu to Guilin Bullet Train Timetable

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D181207:41 - 15:227h41m
D182010:13 - 17:377h24m
G285512:01 - 18:596h58m
Around 20 departures in total: departure time from 06:56 to 14:31; duration from 5H17M to 7H26M.
See detailed Chengdu Schedule

Guilin to Chengdu High Speed Train Schedule 

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G285610:37 - 17:176h40m
D181814:01 - 21:377h36m
D183415:29 - 23:227h53m
Around 20 departures in total: departure time from 09:00 to 17:46; duration from 5H18M to 7H44M.
See detailed Guilin Schedule

Note: The above timetable is only for reference. Please search for the real-time schedule via the search box on page top.

Chengdu - Guilin High Speed Train Ticket Fare

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 1,257 - 1,431.5
USD 185 - 211
CNY 597 - 719
USD 88 - 106
CNY 373 - 450
USD 55 - 66


Chengdu - Guilin Train vs. Flight

Trains Direct Flights
Travel Time Around 5.5 -7.5 hours Around 1.5 hours
Ticket Fare CNY 377 - 442 for a second class seat CNY 300 - 900 for an economy class seat
It is obvious that flights take less travel time than high speed trains for passengers. Moreover, flights often discount, and sometimes the ticket fare of flights is even cheaper than bullet trains. There are 3 -5 direct flights flying between Chengdu and Guilin. Therefore, it is a better choice to take flights for passengers with limited travel time and sufficient budget. On the contrary, passengers who want more schedule choices and relatively lower budget are much suitable to take high speed trains.

How to Get to Railway Stations in Chengdu

Chengdu East Railway Station is connected with metro line 2. There is also airport shuttle bus line 3 running between the station and Shuangliu International Airport. City bus lines 2, 4, 47, 71, 91, 101, 136, 137, 147, K12, Night Bus Line 1, 2 & 6 are also available for passengers to other places in town.

South Railway Station can be reached by metro line 1, line 7 and line 18. And Line 18 stretches to Tianfu Internatioanl Airport directly. Besides, the bus line 16, 19, 49, 74, 109, 121, 147, 181, 238, 256, 505 are also accessible.

How to Get to Railway Stations in Guilin

Both Guilin Railway Station and Guilin West Railway Station are connected with airport shuttle buses and city buses. Bus line 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 16, 19, 21, 22, 36, 88, 91, 96, 100, K99 and special-line on weekends and holidays are available for passengers to reach other places from Guilin Railway Station. There are bus lines 22, 303, K307 from Guilin West Railway Station to other places. And to get to North Railway Station, passengers can take bus line 1, 32, 36, 83, 100, 211, 302, 303, and special-line on weekends and holidays.

Major Rail Lines from Chengdu to: 
Major Rail Lines from Guilin to:

  Further Reading: How to Travel between Chengdu and Guilin
- Last updated on Apr. 25, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Chengdu - Guilin Train
Asked by Kieran from NEW ZEALAND | Sep. 25, 2019 01:03Reply
My son is 150cm net, so taller than 150cm with shoes, will this be a problem?
Can I still buy child ticket for my son?
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Sep. 25, 2019 19:05

Thank you for your inquiry.

Is the child is 150cm tall, you can still buy a child ticket firstly, however, if the train staff questioned about it, they may ask you to pay a price difference on board. Therefore, please kindly prepare some cash with you. Hope this information can help you.
Asked by Gwendolyn from DENMARK | Dec. 06, 2018 02:14Reply
Is it better to get off at Guilin Station or Guilin West?
Answers (1)
Answered by Franco from INDONESIA | Dec. 06, 2018 17:18

Well, the station to use is decided by the train ride. They use different stations. Guilin Station, the main station is in city center area, therefore, usually this is a better option. It could be earlier to transfer to hotel in city area.
Asked by susan from MALAYSIA | Dec. 15, 2016 20:12Reply
guilin to chengdu
I am travelling by train from Guilin to Chengdu. I would like to visit one town / city halfway between the two city. Please recommend one. TQ
Answers (1)
Answered by Gilbert | Dec. 16, 2016 02:12

You may check if you would like to travel to Chongqing. if you do not mind a bus transfer, you can also consider Fenghuang ancient town (stop in Tongren and taking a bus to the ancient town).
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