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Guangzhou - Chengdu Train

Totally there are nearly 25 pairs of trains a day from Guangzhou to Chengdu and vice versa. Among them, about 20 pairs of high speed trains take 7.5 to 10.5 hours. Others are normal trains. They take much longer time, around 22.5 - 29.5 hours.

For such a long trip, flight is also a frequently used way for transfer between. The flight only needs around 2.5 hours for the journey, so it is a good option for travelers who are tight in schedule. However, the price of flight can be much higher than rail ticket, especially normal types. But during the off season there may be good discount offered by the airlines.

Guangzhou - Chengdu High Speed Trains

Although run at a top speed of 186mph, the bullet train still need around 7.5 to 10.5 hours for this 1,406-mile (2,263 kilometers) trip between Guangzhou South Railway Station and Chengdu East Railway Station/Chengdu South Railway Station. Travelers will spend almost a whole day onboard, having a rest and enjoying the scenery flash by your window. The bullet overnight sleeper trains are unavailable at present.

Guangzhou to Chengdu High Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on Mar 2, 2022)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D176607:51 - 15:357h44m
D181009:17 - 18:279h10m
D176410:16 - 19:158h59m
D176410:16 - 19:269h10m
G296411:12 - 18:567h44m
D182612:30 - 21:198h49m
Around 20 departures in total: departure time from 04:48 to 13:18; duration from 7H44M to 10H16M.
See more Guangzhou Schedule

Chengdu to Guangzhou Bullet Train Timetable

(Last Update on Mar 2, 2022)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D184106:56 - 16:069h10m
D184107:07 - 16:068h59m
D180108:15 - 16:328h17m
G296309:50 - 17:307h40m
D176111:40 - 20:398h59m
D182513:22 - 22:208h58m
Around 20 departures in total: departure time from 06:56 to 15:55; duration from 7H40M to 10H15M.
See more Chengdu Schedule

Note: The timetable is for reference only. For real-time schedule, please search for it by the tool on top of the page.

Ticket Price (CNY)

(Last Update on Mar 2, 2022)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 1,841
USD 288
CNY 884 - 982
USD 138 - 153
CNY 541 - 613
USD 85 - 96
Stopovers along the way:
Foshan West, Sanshui South, Zhaoqing East, Guangning, Huaiji, Hezhou, Zhongshan  West, Gongcheng, Yangshuo, Guilin West, Sanjiang South, Congjiang, Rongjiang, Sanduxian, Duyun East, Guidingxian, Longli North, Longdongbao, Guiyang East, Xiuwenxian, Xifeng, Zunyi South, Zunyi, Loushanguan South, Tongzi East, Tongzi North, Ganshui East, Qijiang East, Luohuang South, Chongqing West, Hechuan, Tongnan, Suining, Daying East

D1802, D1810, D1822, D1825, D1829 and D1833 follow the same route between Foshan West and Chongqing West section. For the route between Chengdu and Chongqing, they run along Bishan, Yongchuan East, Dazu South, Rongchang North, Longchang North, Neijiang North, Zizhong North, Ziyang North, Jianyang South.

Normal Trains

Guangzhou to Chengdu Train Schedule

(Last Update on Mar 2, 2022)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K19210:59 - 09:31+22h32m
K48612:11 - 17:29+29h18m
Z12222:00 - 23:59+25h59m

Chengdu to Guangzhou Train Schedule

(Last Update on Mar 2, 2022)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K19408:37 - 10:10+25h33m
K50412:13 - 14:56+26h43m
K48812:37 - 15:58+27h21m
Z12416:23 - 18:22+25h59m
1. "+" indicates the second day.
2. The timetable is for reference only. For real-time schedule, please search for it by the tool on top of the page.

Ticket Price (CNY):

 (Last Update on Mar 2, 2022)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 669
USD 104
CNY 377
USD 58
CNY 206
USD 32
Altogether around 5 normal overnight sleeper trains run from Guangzhou to Chengdu and 4 rides for return. They use different stations for departure and arrival in both cities, thus travelers need to pay highly attention to the correct station for use, especially departure stations to avoid the trouble on the travel date.

Since the trip by normal types takes a very long time, travelers are recommended to choose a sleeper to guarantee a good rest. It time fits, it would be better to choose the Z type as it is the fastest among normal rides.

 These rides run for different routes:

 K587/K588 have stopovers including: Foshan, Zhaoqing, Yangchun, Maoming, Huazhou, Hechun, Yulin, Guigang, Laibin, Liuzhou, Tongdao, Jingzhou, Huitong, Huaihua, Tongren, Xiushan, Youyang, Qianjiang, Chongqing North, Suining

 K192/K194 have stopovers including: Shaoguan East, Chenzhou, Hengyang, Zhuzhou, Loudi, Huaihua, Tongren, Songtao, Xiushan, Qianjiang, Fuling, Chongqing North, Hechuan.

 K486/K488 have stop-bys along the way including: Shaoguan East, Chenzhou, Hengyang, Zhuzhou, Xiangtan, Loudi, Xupu, Huaihua, Yupin, Kaili, Guiding, Guiyang, Zunyi, Ganshui. Qijing, Chongqing.

Z122/Z124 have stopovers including: Changsha, Yueyang, Wuchang, Xiangzhou, Ankang, Wanyuan, Dazhou, Nanchong, Suining

See also: Chengdu to Guangzhou / Guangzhou to Chengdu: Best Way to Travel
Major Rail Lines from Guangzhou to:
Major Rail Lines from Chengdu to:
- Last modified on May. 31, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Guangzhou - Chengdu Train
Asked by Claudio from CHINA | Sep. 12, 2019 21:42Reply
Can I carry my cat in the train?
Answers (1)
Answered by Vijaya | Sep. 16, 2019 04:32

NO, cat is not allowed in the carriage.
Asked by Charis from MEXICO | Apr. 22, 2019 03:38Reply
Is it better to take a flight to Chengdu?
How much usually a flight ticket costs in October?
Answers (1)
Answered by Wynter | Apr. 22, 2019 17:08

Full ticket price of economy class should be nearly USD270. During normal days, discount ticket like 50% off can be found. But if you will traveling during their National Holiday time in October, the price is hard to say. Flight ticket price will not be released now for October, maybe 1 to 3 months in advance. You can consider the price and your timing. For me, I would choose flight if there is discount ticket.
Asked by Abram | Dec. 19, 2018 01:08Reply
Is there any meal included during the 9.5 hours journey?
Is it better to take a flight instead?
Answers (1)
Answered by Christal from FRANCE | Dec. 19, 2018 19:53

There is no free meal included, but there will be some simple food for sale. Usually box meal, western styled food can be find occasionally.

Flight is much faster, about 2.5 hours only. The price is much higher than second class on high speed rail. If discount ticket can be offered, it would be a very good option.
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