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Guilin - Nanning Train

Normally there are over 60 pairs of trains available a day. Among them, over 45 pairs are high speed G and D types which take only around 2.5 to 3 hours. The rest 15 or so pairs of normal rides take longer time of about 3.5 to 8 hours.

Alternatively, there are one or two pairs of flights a day between. The duration is only about an hour. However, the airports in both cities are far from the city center. If you take the time of transfer to/from airport into consideration, the overall duration is not a big difference with high speed rides; but the flight ticket price is much higher on most days.

High Speed Trains

These bullet trains are top choices for a transfer between the two cities due to its short duration and frequency.

Except D8201/D8202, D8203/D8204, D8205, D8208, D8210, D8211/D8212 and D8214, other rides take both cities as stopovers and some only stop for a few minutes. Thus, travelers are advisable to pay attention to the broadcast and LED screen in the carriage for the next destination and make preparation in advance.

Guilin to Nanning High Speed Train Schedule:

(Last Update on Jan 10, 2020)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G43112:10 - 14:442h34m
D177914:46 - 17:092h23m
G42317:10 - 19:362h26m
Over 45 departures in total: departure time from 07:05 to 21:06; duration from 2H14M to 2H54M.
See more Guilin Schedule

Nanning to Guilin Bullet Train Timetable:

(Last Update on Jan 10, 2020)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G150410:08 - 12:332h25m
D845419:36 - 22:172h41m
Over 45 departures in total: departure time from 07:10 to 20:52; duration from 2H12M to 2H40M.
See more Nanning Schedule 

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

Ticket Price (CNY):

(Last Update on Jan 10, 2020)
Business Class SeatVIP Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
G trainsCNY 380.5 - 388
USD 56 - 57
---CNY 203 - 207
USD 30
CNY 127 - 129.5
USD 19
D trains------CNY 182 - 219
USD 27 - 32
CNY 114 - 136.5
USD 17 - 20

Travelers who use the high speed type need to pay attention to the departure and arrival stations since different rides operate at different stations.

 Stations in Guilin:
There are totally 3 stations in use: Guilin Railway Station (the main station), North Railway Station and West Railway Station. Most rides use the main station which is closer to the city center. A few rides use North Railway Station which is a little far away from the city center, but can be reached easily by city bus No. 1 and 32 etc. Only one pair of rides, D3562/D3563 have a stop in West Railway Station which is 9 miles (15km) away from the city center. This pair of rides also have stops in the other two stations as well. Travelers can choose the suitable one based on their staying places.

 Stations in Nanning:
Nanning Railway Station, the main station and East Railway Station are used. The main station is closer to the city center and has direct city buses to tourism sites including Mt. Qingxiu and Nanhu Lake Park. East Railway Station can be easily accessed by subway Line 1 and some other city buses.

Stations along the way: Yongfu South, Luzhai North, Liuzhou, Laibin North, Binyang.

Normal Trains

Guilin to Nanning Train

(Last Update on Jan 10, 2020)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K238510:30 - 17:106h40m
Z511:29 - 15:344h5m
K2113:10 - 19:486h38m
T2513:25 - 18:104h45m
Z28516:23 - 21:014h38m
Around 15 departures in total: departure time from 04:32 to 21:33; duration from 3H57M to 8H47M.

Nanning to Guilin Train

(Last Update on Jan 10, 2020)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
Z33608:42 - 13:535h11m
Z610:52 - 14:313h39m
T2614:56 - 19:344h38m
Z28617:27 - 21:203h53m
Around 15 departures in total: departure time from 08:38 to 22:40; duration from 3H43M to 8H1M.
Note: The above timetable is for reference only. Please search for the real-time schedule by the tool on top of the page.

Ticket Price (CNY)

(Last Update on Jan 10, 2020)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 200.5 - 220.5
USD 29 - 32
CNY 145.5 - 160.5
USD 21 - 23
CNY 54.5 - 64.5
USD 8 - 9

Except Z5/Z6 which stop at Guilin Railway Station, other rides all use North Railway station. In Nanning, they all stop at the main station. Although these normal rides take longer time, they can still be complementary option for travelers who need to travel in late night or early morning when high speed types are not available. A few overnight sleeper trains like K315 and K2386 may fit budget travelers more since they can help in saving hotel cost as well as daytime for visiting.

 See more about How to Travel between Nanning and Guilin
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- Last modified on Nov. 29, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Guilin - Nanning Train
Asked by Alice | Oct. 21, 2019 18:24Reply
From Nanning East Railway Station to Ramada Encore Wyndham by bus and taxi
Is there convenient bus from train station to hotel? If taking a taxi, much would it cost? Is it safe to use taxi service? I heard people was overcharged in many cases.
Answers (1)
Answered by Wiley from USA | Oct. 22, 2019 19:31

You can use bus No. b37 for 16 stops. I think this bus even runs at late night. Taxi is not too expensive if you go by meter. It should be around CNY30 during day time, maybe CNY40 at night time.
Asked by Vanda from LATVIA | Apr. 28, 2019 02:27Reply
How do I get my tickets if booking online?
I read that I need physical ticket. At station or any of your office in Guilin?
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Apr. 29, 2019 02:06

Thank you for your inquiry.

We are pleased to offer ticket booking service for you. We can issue the ticket for you and offer you ticket pick up number by email once your ticket is confirmed. You can use pick up number to exchange real paper ticket at station ticket counter. For domestic routes, we can also offer delivery service to your hotel in China. Hope this information can help you.
Asked by William from MALAYSIA | Mar. 29, 2019 02:05Reply
can i still get the tickets on spot after 2 day of Chinese festival April 7
Answers (1)
Answered by Anderson | Mar. 29, 2019 20:54

It depends. There are several pairs of trains running between Guilin and Nanning. Normally, you can get it on spot.
Asked by Oliver from AUSTRALIA | Dec. 27, 2018 01:21Reply
Is it necessary to book the tickets in advance?
Or I can buy it at station directly on the day of travel? Is this Guilin to Nanning trip a popular route in winter?
Answers (1)
Answered by Stephen from USA | Dec. 27, 2018 18:47

It mainly depends on your travel date and your schedule. If you will be traveling during the New Year Rush, you absolutely need to book one in advance. If during normal days and with flexible schedule, it is possible to buy it after your arrival. By the way, you can also buy the tickets from any railway station in China mainland, so if you decide to buy it at station, you may do it once after your arrival in China, not have to be in Guilin.
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