Guilin North Railway Station

First built in Oct. 1927, Guilin North Railway Station is 5 miles (9 kilometers) from Guilin Railway Station, 5 miles (8 km) from Seven Stars Park, and 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Liangjiang International Airport. Reconstruction began on Jun. 11, 2013, and the station came back into service on Dec. 10, 2014. It is nowadays the second largest station after Nanning East Station in Guangxi.

Address: Beichen Road in Diecai District


Schedule and Ticket Booking of Guilin North Railway Station

The station operates most of the trains of Hengyang-Pingxiang Railway and Guiguang Railway passing by the city. Currently one can reach Guangzhou, Guiyang, and Nanning using high speed services from the station in around 3 hours. In addition, there are ordinary services to Kunming, Shanghai, Fuzhou, Beijing, Zhengzhou, Chengdu, Xi'an, and Harbin, etc.

 Major Rail Lines from Guilin to:

High Speed Train Schedule: 
(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
First/ Second Class Seat
Guangzhou South
D2967, D2919, D2985, D2911...
65 departures from 06:39 to 20:32
3h1m - 3h58mCNY 237/ 148
USD 35/ 22
Shenzhen North
G2910, G2907, G2929, G2901...
10 departures from 08:18 to 19:48
3h35m - 4h17mCNY 336.5/ 222.5
USD 49/ 33
Guiyang North
G4114, D1782, D1782, D1782...
71 departures from 08:30 to 20:03
2h18m - 3h22mCNY 211/ 131
USD 31/ 19
Nanning East
D8451, D8451, D3949, D3949...
65 departures from 07:08 to 20:45
2h13m - 3h00mCNY 199/ 124.5
USD 29/ 18
D2911, G2910, G2907, D2961...
30 departures from 07:48 to 20:38
0h30m - 0h48mCNY 35/ 22
USD 5/ 3
D8403, D8403, G539, D8405...
14 departures from 08:54 to 17:41
3h43m - 4h27mCNY 295/ 184.5
USD 43/ 27
D8451, D8451, D9681, D9681...
72 departures from 07:08 to 21:20
1h4m - 1h42mCNY 73/ 45.5
USD 11/ 7
Kunming South
D3949, D3949, D3949, D3949...
12 departures from 08:30 to 18:27
4h42m - 8h9mCNY 587/ 355
USD 86/ 52

Normal Speed Train Timetable: 
(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
Soft/ Hard Sleeper
Beijing West
K158, Z336, Z6, K22...
5 departures from 04:30 to 21:15
19h15m - 28h9mCNY 656/ 428
USD 96/ 63
Shanghai South
K1558, T382, T78, T26 from 04:00 to 20:0018h10m - 25h23mCNY 538/ 351
USD 79/ 52
T381 at 11:4620h21mCNY 427.5/ 279.5
USD 63/ 41
K458, K158, Z336, Z6...
6 departures from 04:10 to 21:15
4h55m - 7h15mCNY 214/ 142
USD 31/ 21
T77, K1137, K2385, K1557...
15 departures from 04:18 to 22:00
3h36m - 8h1mCNY 158.5/ 107.5
USD 23/ 16
K1558 at 04:0021h8mCNY 484.5/ 317.5
USD 71/ 47
 The above schedule is for reference only. For real-time schedule and ticket booking, please click the arrival stations.

See detailed Guilin Train Schedule

Station Plan

Guilin North Railway Station
Guilin North Railway Station
The station is made up of a two-storey terminal building and a front square. There are 28 escalators as well as 8 barrier-free elevators inside the station, which make travelers' moving very convenient.
 2F: waiting hall, check points, toilets, hot drinking water
 1F: ticket office, platforms, entrance

 Front Square: bus stops, taxi stands

How to get to north train station from downtown area?

 Arrival by bus:
Intersection of Starting Station: 1, 32
Guibei Coach Station: 1 (double deck), 18, 18 (double deck), 32, K99 (double deck), 100, 211, K301B, K301
Intersection of North Station: 1 (double deck), 18 (double deck), 32, K99 (double deck), 100, K301B, K301, 303
Diecai Mart: 18, 18 (double deck), K301B, K301, K302

Passengers arriving by bus will get off at the front square. Ticket holders can enter the station directly and find the correct waiting area to wait for departure. Passengers without tickets should go o the ticket office on 1F to purchase one first and then go to the waiting hall.

 Arrival by taxi:
If arriving at the station by taxi, passengers will be dropped off at the front square.
From Duration (Minutes) Cost (CNY) 
Guilin Railway Station 30 25
Liangjiang International Airport 45 75
Elephant Trunk Hill 30 25
Zhujiang Dock 50 65
Reed Flute Cave 30 25

Ticket Check and Boarding

Check points are available inside the waiting hall. Passengers should read their tickets carefully to know exactly where to have the tickets checked. After that, follow the direction boards to the platform to board. The station is equipped with automatic ticket check machines and blue tickets can be checked by them while pink ones still need to be checked manually.

How to exit and leave the station?

Upon arriving, passengers will get out of the terminal building from an underground passage. Afterwards, they can follow the direction signs to find buses or taxis to leave the station.
Transportation Map of Guilin North Railway Station
Transportation Map of Guilin North Railway Station

 Leave by bus:
Bus stops can be found at the west side of the front square.

 Leave by taxi:
Taxi stands are located at the front square, close to the exit.

 Leave by long-distance bus:
When getting out, passengers can walk eastward for about 700 yards to North Coach Station to take a coach and leave the station. The coach station has coaches to Lingchuan, Xing'an, Quanzhou, Ziyuan, and other cities located to the north of Guilin.

 Transportation to other places:
 Guilin Railway Station:
Take bus line 1, 99, 100 or 301 to get there.

 West Railway Station
Take bus no. 303 to the West Station.

 Elephant Trunk Hill:
Take bus line 100 to Intersection of Xicheng Road and then walk southeast to the destination.

 Seven Stars Park:
Take bus line 18 to get there.

 Reed Flute Cave:
Take bus 100 to Beiji Square. After, walk westward to North First Ring Road to take bus line 3, and then get off at the destination

 Liangjiang International Airport:
Take bus line 100 to Anxin Community Station and then change to airport shuttle bus to the destination. The airport shuttle bus is available daily from 06:00 to 21:30 every 30 minutes. It usually takes 40 minutes and the ticket fare is CNY20 per person.

Facilities and Services

 Ticket Office:
12 ticket windows are in operation in the ticket office on the first floor. Here, passengers can buy, pick up, change or refund their tickets conveniently.

 Waiting Hall:
The station now has five waiting rooms with an area of 5,980 square yards (5,000 square meters) on 2F; four of them are for ordinary use, and the other one for soft seat ticket holders. Wash rooms and drinking water rooms are accessible in the waiting rooms.

 Left luggage service:
Passengers can store their luggage inside the waiting hall. The price ranges from CNY5 to CNY15 for each piece per day. 
- Last updated on Apr. 25, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Guilin North Railway Station
Asked by Taylor F from USA | May. 12, 2020 18:20Reply
How long will it take from Guilin North to the city center?
Hello, I will connect a train in Guilin and I have 6 hours or so before boarding. I want to know the best transportation.
Answers (1)
Answered by Taylor F from USA | May. 13, 2020 18:56

It is about 10km away from city center, taxi is the best as it can take you to anywhere you want to in this limited duration. Public buses are available but they take much longer time.
Asked by Eqin from NETHERLANDS | Sep. 23, 2019 13:27Reply
Guilin. North to yangshuo bus station
Hello my question is, is there a bus from guilin north to yangshuo bus station ?
Answers (2)
Answered by Flint | Sep. 23, 2019 19:42

I think there is no bus station there, people need to go to South Long distance bus station which is a little bit far from railway station.
Answered by Eqin from NETHERLANDS | Sep. 24, 2019 10:50

But on this site it say’s you can take the bus from north to yangshuo, its a same i can’t send a picture with it do u mabey have more info on that ?
Asked by Suresh from INDIA | Sep. 04, 2019 02:42Reply
I would like to go Guilin North Railway station to Yangshuo by Li River Cruise
How Can I reach from Guilin North Railway station to cruise Zhujiang or Mopanshan wharf? Then, What is the correct time to take cruise to Yangshuo?. I am coming from Shenzhen and I will reach Guilin North Railway station at 3.00PM. Which is better to stay a night at Guilin and then take a cruise to Yangshuo. If I stay here where should I book a room?
Answers (1)
Answered by Pierre from CUBA | Sep. 04, 2019 20:03

You would need to stay one night in Guilin. As I know, the cruise only departs at morning time around 9am to Yangshuo. There is no public transfer to the wharf. You can use taxi or book a car in advance.
Asked by Ivana from CZECH | Aug. 17, 2019 08:10Reply
Boat to Yangshuo
May I ask you where in Guilin is the best option to take a boat to Yangshuo?
How long does take it to get there?
Is possible to manage one day trip Shenzhen - Guilin (by train) - Yangshuo (by boat) - Guilin (by BUS???) - back to Shenzhen
Answers (2)
Answered by Nash | Aug. 18, 2019 20:45

Do you refer to the Li River Cruise or bamboo raft? The Cruise departs from Zhujiang or Mopanshan wharf. It it impossible for a one day trip as all the Cruise boat departs at early morning and only reach Yangshuo around noon time. If for bamboo raft, It seems no direct one from Guilin to Yangshuo but from Yangdi wharf in Yangshuo to Xingping. I suppose the time is too rush for one day trip too.
Answered by Ivana from CZECH | Aug. 19, 2019 14:17

Thank you for your answer
Asked by guest from AUSTRALIA | Jul. 18, 2019 02:58Reply
Hello, can I arrange pick up service from Yangshuo Town to Guilin North Station?
What is the cost for 3 people? Thank you for your reply.
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Jul. 18, 2019 18:00

Thank you for your inquiry.

We are pleased to offer transfer service for you. Would you please advise us your detailed pick up address as well as detailed pick up time & date? How many pieces of luggage do you have? You may inform us the details by email: We will reply you as soon as possible after getting your email. We look forward to hear from you!
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