Guilin Railway Station

Guilin Railway Station is about 18.6 miles (30 km) from Liangjiang International Airport, 5.4 miles (8.7 kilometers) from the North Railway Station and 2 miles (3 km) from Elephant Trunk Hill.

Address: At the junction of South Zhongshan Road and Shanghai Road in Xiangshan District


Schedule and Ticket Booking

As one of the three main stations in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Guilin Railway Station connects all the major cities, including Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Xi'an, Changsha, Nanning, Liuzhou, Beihai and so on. Presently, both ordinary and bullet trains share this station, making traveling comfortable and fast.

 International Service 

Z5 (Beijing - Hanoi): It departs twice every week from Beijing West Railway Station on Monday and Friday and has a stop at this station from 11:23 to 11:30 next day.
Z6 (Hanoi - Beijing): It departs from Hanoi every Tuesday and Friday and makes a stop at the station from 14:23 to 14:28 the next day.

Other Rail Lines from this station to:

High Speed Train Schedule
(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
First/ Second Class Seat
Beijing West
G422, G94 at 11:05 and 14:318h6m - 10h24mCNY 1,379/ 861.5
USD 203/ 127
Shanghai Hongqiao
G1502, G1506 at 12:01 and 13:319h9m - 9h12mCNY 1,093.5/ 662.5
USD 161/ 97
Guangzhou South
D2967, D2919, D2985, D2911...
65 departures from 06:39 to 20:32
3h1m - 3h58mCNY 237/ 148
USD 35/ 22
G436, G2340, G2066, G1546...
18 departures from 08:20 to 19:37
2h35m - 4h4mCNY 295/ 184.5
USD 43/ 27
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
D8451, D8451, D9681, D9681...
72 departures from 07:08 to 21:20
1h4m - 1h42mCNY 73/ 45.5
USD 11/ 7
D8403, D8403, G539, D8405...
14 departures from 08:54 to 17:41
3h43m - 4h27mCNY 295/ 184.5
USD 43/ 27

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
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
T77, K1137, K2385, K1557...
14 departures from 04:18 to 22:00
1h24m - 2h39mCNY 114.5/ 78.5
USD 17/ 12
 The above schedule is for reference only. For real-time schedule and ticket booking, please click the arrival stations.

See detailed Guilin Train Schedule 

Guilin Railway StationStation Plan

Similar to other stations in China, Guiin Train Station has a two-storey station building and a front square.
 2F: waiting rooms, ticket office, toilet, hot drinking water
 1F: waiting rooms, ticket office, platforms, toilet, hot drinking water

 Front Square: bus stops, taxi stands, tourist buses

How to get to Guilin Railway Station from downtown area?

 Arrival by bus:
At the Station Bus Stop: 3, 4, 5 (double-decker special bus with air conditioner for garden expo park), 9, 10(double-decker bus with air conditioner), 11(double-decker bus with air conditioner), 16, 19, 22, 25b (bus with air conditioner), 88, 91, 91, 99, 100 (double-decker bus with air conditioner)
At Government of Xiangshan District: 1(double-decker bus), 20 (bus with air conditioner), 205, 301(bus with air conditioner)
At Xiangjiang Restaurant: 6, 10(double-decker bus with air conditioner)
At Tian’etang:3, 9, 22, 201

Passengers arriving by bus will be dropped off in front of the square. For those with a ticket in hand, enter the station directly and find the correct waiting room to wait for departure. For those without, go to the ticket office to purchase one first and then go to the waiting room.

 Arrival by taxi:
If arriving by taxi, passengers will get off at the front square.

From Duration (Minutes) Cost (CNY) 
North Railway Station 30 25
Liangjiang International Airport 40 80
Elephant Trunk Hill 10 10
Seven Star Park 15 15
Zhujiang Dock 45 90
Reed Flute Cave 25 25

 Arrival by long-distance bus:
Passengers can also get to the station by long-distance bus. The Coach Station is located to the northeast of the terminal building.


Ticket Check and Boarding

A number of check points are available inside the waiting hall. Before checking in, passengers should read their tickets carefully to know exactly where to have the tickets checked. After that, passengers are led to the platform to get onboard. One thing to remember is that pink tickets can only be handled manually, while blue ones can be checked at automatic ticket checking machines.


How to exit and leave the station?

Upon arriving, all passengers will be led to the underground passage to exit. Afterwards, passengers can follow the direction boards to find bus stops or taxi stands to leave the station. 

Transportation Map of Guilin Railway Station
Transportation Map of Guilin Railway Station

 Leave by bus:
To the northeast side of the front square is the bus stop where passengers will find many buses to different places in the city. Tourist buses to nearby scenic spots such as Yangshuo and Longsheng are also operated on the square.

 Leave by taxi:
Taxi stands are located at the east side of the front square.

 Leave by long-distance bus:
To the northeast of the station is the Coach Station, which operates long-distance buses to other places around the city including Gongcheng, Yangshuo, Longsheng and Sanjiang.

 Transportation to other places:
 Elephant Trunk Hill:
Take bus line 5 or 16 to the destination.

 Seven Star Park:
Take bus line 9, 10, 11, 21 or 97 to the park.

 Reed Flute Cave:
Take bus line 3 to get there.

 West Railway Station
Take bus no. 22 to get there.

 Zhujiang Dock:
One can take bus Line 9 to its final stop at Huaqiao Nongmao Shichang (Huaqiao Agricultural Products Market) and then hire a local car to Zhujiang Dock. Or visitors can walk to the Lingui Hotel (about 550 yards north of the station) to look for private buses to Zhujiang Dock.

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

Passengers can take a coach in the General Coach Station to the northeast of the terminal building. The coach is available daily from 07:00 to 21:00 with an interval of 20 minutes. The travel time is about 1.5 hours and the ticket fare varies from CNY 14 to CNY 22. Remember to take the coach inside the coach station to avoid being cheated.

Longji Rice Terraces:
The coach to Longsheng is reachable daily from 07:40 to 19:00 every 40 minutes inside the General Coach Station. It usually takes 3 hours and the ticket fare is about CNY 40. Upon arrival, change to local buses to the rice terraces; the local buses depart about every 30-60 minutes in daytime with a duration of about 2 hours and ticket fare of CNY 15.


Facilities and Services

An International Ticket Bought at Guilin Station
An International Ticket
Bought at the station

 Ticket Office:
There are two ticket offices in the station building. The main ticket office on 1F has 14 ticket windows. The other one on 2F is only for high-speed railroad tickets. There is an information desk at the entrance of the main ticket office for passengers to consult and solve any problems. The Yongfang Ticket Window inside the main ticket office provides international railroad tickets (Nanning to Hanoi or Beijing to Hanoi) purchasing, English service and serves the disabled 24 hours a day.

 Waiting Rooms:
There are four regular waiting rooms inside the station building, with No.1 and No. 2 waiting rooms on the second floor, and No. 3 and No. 4 on the first floor. Among them, No. 2 waiting room is for passengers to take bullet trains. Next to No. 2 waiting room is the Nursery Room for those traveling with babies and small children; in most cases they are allowed to get onboard earlier than others to avoid crowds.
 See details of Train Travel in China with Kids or during Pregnancy

There is also a waiting room for passengers holding soft seat/sleeper or international ticket to the south of the bullet train ticket office. Wash rooms and drinking water are available in each waiting room. Stores are set inside the No. 2 waiting room and the central hall on the second floor.

 Luggage Left:
Located next to the terminal exit, it charges around CNY5 to CNY10 per piece per day. Visitors can easily see many other private luggage storage places on the square, but because of safety concerns, leaving your luggage at these places is not recommended. 

 Other Services:
Bank: Guilin Bank, near the station bus stop, and the Postal Savings Bank of China on the opposite side provide a money exchange service.
Police Station: It is next to the exit.

- Last updated on Apr. 25, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Guilin Railway Station
Asked by Nancy Swift from UK | May. 12, 2020 18:36Reply
Where can I find the shuttle bus?
I will take a flight from Guilin to Shanghai, where can I find the airport shuttle bus at Guilin station?
Answers (1)
Answered by Nancy Swift from UK | May. 13, 2020 18:55

The shuttle bus station is about 1.3km away from the exit of the station, just follow the road signs to find the Civil Aviation Building, where you can find airport shuttle bus.
Asked by CAPRI_1004 from MY | Sep. 18, 2019 07:43Reply
We are planning to go Guiyang from Guilin by G/D train.
Which train station should we use in Guilin to reach Guiyang ? Guilin Railway Station or Guilin West Railway station ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Max | Sep. 20, 2019 00:44

I suppose Guilin Station is closer to your hotel location as it is in downtown, but few trains a day from there to Guiyang. So you may need to use Guilin West or even Guilin North Station.
Asked by Donna from NEW ZEALAND | Aug. 14, 2019 07:06Reply
How far to Guilin Railway station from the middle of town centre?
Answers (1)
Answered by Barry from CANADA | Aug. 15, 2019 19:12

The station itself is in the middle area of the city, about 2km to the Elephant Trunk Hill.
Asked by Dominic | Jul. 18, 2019 02:57Reply
Is the bus station near Guilin Station still in service?
Can I still found bus to Longji Rice Terrace there?
Answers (1)
Answered by Gabriela | Jul. 18, 2019 17:59

I also heard that the bus station moved to other places but I also read that there are tourist bus from Guilin Railway Station to the Rice Terrace every day.
Asked by Daniel from MALAYSIA | Oct. 24, 2018 01:23Reply
High Speed Rail from Guangzhou to Guilin
Which high speed rail station is nearer to Guilin Town Center from Guangzhou?

Answers (1)
Answered by Jennifer | Oct. 24, 2018 03:23

It should be Guilin Railway Station, and then the North Station.
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