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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 Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D181009:20 - 19:139h53m
D176410:16 - 20:099h53m
G296411:12 - 20:229h10m
D182612:28 - 22:3710h9m
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 Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G296308:23 - 17:469h23m
D180108:30 - 18:249h54m
D176110:10 - 20:069h56m
D182512:17 - 22:3210h15m
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 Apr 25, 2023)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 1,701
USD 250
CNY 833 - 931
USD 123 - 137
CNY 520 - 581
USD 76 - 85
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 Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K48611:42 - 13:37+25h55m
Z12320:35 - 23:11+26h36m
K19321:20 - 21:40+24h20m


Chengdu to Guangzhou Train Schedule

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K48815:00 - 17:00+26h00m
Z12416:59 - 19:22+26h23m
K19417:58 - 20:19+26h21m
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 Apr 25, 2023)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 667 - 697
USD 98 - 103
CNY 388 - 407
USD 57 - 60
CNY 213 - 224
USD 31 - 33
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 updated on Jun. 18, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Guangzhou - Chengdu Train
Asked by Mei from UNITED STATES | Jun. 17, 2023 21:44Reply
Train from Guangzhou to Chengdu
I'm going to travel from Guangzhou to Chengdu with a sleeper train this upcoming week. When I bought the tickets, I sent in my passports as identifiers. When I get to the station, do I need to bring anything besides my passport? Is there some sort of e-ticket for this train?

Also, is there a maximum capacity for the luggage I could bring on the train? Because I would be coming to the station straight from the Airport.

Thank you!
Answers (1)
Answered by Bella | Jun. 18, 2023 23:46

You can just show your passport to get onboard. The e-ticket is affiliated to your passport.

Usually, each adult can take at most 20kg of luggage. But they don't measure it at all and it should not be a problem to take all your luggage onboard as long as it does not contain any prohibited items.
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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