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Guangzhou - Tianjin Train

Only 7 pairs of normal trains run between Guangzhou / Guangzhou East Railway Station and Tianjin Railway Station with duration of 22.5 – 28 hours. Ticket fare for a hard sleeper is CNY456/477.5. The distance is about 2,100 kilometers (1,305 miles).

Direct high speed trains are not available at the moment. But there are many transfer options including Wuhan, Zhengzhou and Beijing, among which Beijing is the most popular. By transferring in Beijing for high speed train connection, the travel time can be shortened to 8.5-11.5 hours.

Guangzhou to Tianjin Train Schedule

(Last Update on Sep 27, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
Z11207:36 - 05:57+22h21m
T37013:25 - 16:27+27h2m
Z1417:10 - 15:57+22h47m
T12417:37 - 19:25+25h48m
T25419:30 - 22:00+26h30m
Z23619:50 - 20:21+24h31m
Z38622:49 - 01:43++26h54m
See more Guangzhou Schedule

Tianjin to Guangzhou Train Timetable

(Last Update on Sep 27, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
Z38402:55 - 05:04+26h9m
T36803:01 - 05:23+26h22m
Z23807:58 - 08:30+24h32m
T12208:24 - 10:48+26h24m
T25212:33 - 15:51+27h18m
Z1214:43 - 13:50+23h7m
Z11422:44 - 21:10+22h26m
See more Tianjin Schedule 

1. The timetable is for reference only. Please check for the real-time schedule via the search box on page top.
2. "+" indicates the second day.

Ticket Fare of Guangzhou – Tianjin Trains

(Last Update on Sep 27, 2019)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 768 - 836.5
USD 109 - 119
CNY 456 - 487.5
USD 65 - 69
CNY 251 - 268.5
USD 36 - 38

 Stations along the way:
 Z112/Z114: Shaoguan East, Danxiashan, Ganzhou, Ji'an, Nanchang West, Jiujiang, Macheng, Huangchuan, Fuyang, Shangqiu South, Heze, Liaocheng, Hengshui, Renqiu

 Z236/Z238, T124/T122, T370/T368, Z14/Z12: Shaoguan East, Chenzhou, Hengyang, Zhuzhou, Changsha, Yueyang, Chibi, Xianning, Wuchang, Xiaogan, Huayuan, Guangshui, Xinyang, Luohe, Xuchang, Zhengzhou, Xinxiang, Hebi, Anyang, Handan, Xingtai, Shijiazhuang, Dingzhou, Xushui, Baoding, Baiyangdian, Bazhou

 T254/T253: Shaoguan East, Chenzhou, Hengyang, Changsha, Wuchang, Xinyang, Luohe, Zhengzhou, Xinxiang, Anyang, Handan, Shijiazhuang North, Xinji, Hengshui, Dezhou, Cangzhou, Qingxian, Jinghai

 Z386/Z384: Shaoguan East, Hengyang, Jinggangshan, Ji’an, Jiujiang, Fuyang, Bozhou, Shangqiu South, Heze, Liaocheng, Hengshui, Renqiu

Faster high speed train transfers in Beijing or Wuhan

Passengers can also travel by high speed trains between Guangzhou and Tianjin, but a transfer in Beijing or Wuhan is needed.

 Via Beijing
Schedule    Duration  Ticket fare for a second class seat
Guangzhou – Beijing   10 pairs daily  8 – 10.5 hours  CNY 709/ 862
Beijing – Tianjin   More than 120 pairs daily 0.5 – 1 hour  CNY 54.5/ 58.5
Total  ---  8.5 – 11.5 hours  CNY 763.5 – 920.5
The ticket fare differs based on different trains and stations.

 Via Wuhan
Schedule  Duration  Ticket fare for a second class seat
Guangzhou – Wuhan  About 60 pairs daily  3.5 – 5 hours  CNY 463.5
Wuhan – Tianjin   7 pairs daily  6 - 8 hours  CNY 524.5 - 658.5
Total   ---  9.5 – 13 hours  CNY 988 – 1,122
The ticket fare differs based on different trains and stations.

Guangzhou – Tianjin Trains vs. Flight

Currently, the quickest way to travel between the two cities should be flights, taking about 3 hours. Based on different seasons, discounts are offered by the airlines and the ticket fare for an economy class varies from CNY500 to CNY1,000. For passengers who travel in a hurry, flights will be the first choice.

Compared with normal speed trains, bullet trains can save much time and they are more punctual. Scenery along the way can be a feast for the eyes.  

The normal speed overnight sleeper trains are more popular among budget travelers as they are much cheaper, and can save one-night accommodation fee and day time.

Major Rail Lines from Guangzhou to:
 Major Rail Lines from Tianjin to:
- Last modified on Apr. 01, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Guangzhou - Tianjin Train
Asked by Karen from UNITED KINGDOM | Dec. 24, 2018 01:31Reply
Is G296 a direct train or I still need to transfer in Wuhan or Beijing?
By the way, will the station open at 6am?
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Dec. 24, 2018 19:03

Thank you for your inquiry.
This G296 is a direct ride to Tianjin, you do not need to transfer at Wuhan or Beijing. You only need to get off at the final stop. The station works according to the train schedule. Since G296 departs at 6:28am, the station should open around 5:30am. Please rest assured.
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