Guangzhou - Guilin Train

Guilin to Guangzhou distance by train is 433 kilometers (269 miles). To finish this distance, high speed trains are top choices. There are about 50 pairs of high speed trains shuttling between the two cities with the duration of 2.5 -3.5 hours and the ticket fare is no more than CNY 200 for a second class seat. Besides, one pair of overnight sleeper trains is in service to meet budget travelers’ demand, taking about 11 hours and costing about CNY 200 for a hard sleeper. 

Guangzhou – Guilin High Speed Train

Basic Facts:

 Open Date: December 26th, 2014
 Duration: 2.5 – 3.5 hours
 Running Distance: 433kilometers (269 miles)
 Top Speed: 300 km/h (186 mph)
 Operated at: Guangzhou / Guangzhou South Railway Station, Guilin /  Guilin West / Guilin North Railway Station
 Route: Running along Guiyang - Guangzhou High Speed Railway, most of them run further to/from Guiyang.
 Stations along the way: Foshan West, Sanshui South, Zhaoqing East, Guangning, Huaiji, Hezhou, Gongcheng, Yangshuo, Zhongshan West

Guangzhou to Guilin Bullet Train Timetable

(Last Update on Dec 4, 2018)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D296607:12 - 10:032h51m
D281210:04 - 12:402h36m
G31213:08 - 15:252h17m
G293015:29 - 17:572h28m
D298419:53 - 22:302h37m
Around 50 departures in total: departure time from 07:00 to 20:16; duration from 2H22M to 3H12M.
See more Guangzhou Schedule
 (Last Update on Dec 4, 2018)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D296308:30 - 11:052h35m
G292911:06 - 13:512h45m
D184113:08 - 15:502h42m
G290315:25 - 17:572h32m
G290517:55 - 20:252h30m
Around 50 departures in total: departure time from 07:35 to 20:52; duration from 2H25M to 3H32M.
See more Guilin Schedule 

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

Ticket Fare of Guangzhou - Guilin High Speed Trains

(Last Update on Dec 4, 2018)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 493 - 512.5
USD 73 - 75
CNY 172 - 376
USD 25 - 55
CNY 107 - 235.5
USD 16 - 35

Guangzhou - Guilin Railway Map
Guangzhou - Guilin Railway Map

Which station to choose

 Guangzhou Railway Station:
Closer to the city center, this station operates less trains to Guilin. Passengers living in urban area can get to the station easily either by city buses, subway or taxi.

 Guangzhou South Railway Station:
Those who live in the southern area of the city can easily reach this station. Compared with Guangzhou Station, more high speed trains are operated here. Transportation around here is pretty convenient as well.

 Guilin Railway Station:
Located in the city center, the station has sound transportation to/from the nearby attraction sites or the other two stations. Only a few trains to/from Guangzhou are operated here.

 Guilin North Railway Station:
It is located in the northern suburban area of the city. With some city buses and a long-distance bus station around, passengers can go to other places easily from here.

 Guilin West Railway Station:
Although many trains are operated here, this station is not easy to reach as it is a little far from the city center and only a few city buses are operated here.

Guangzhou - Guilin Overnight Sleeper Trains

Only one pair of overnight sleeper trains numbered as K952/K950 is operated between Guangzhou Railway Station and Guilin North Railway Station. They are good choices for budget travelers as they save one night accommodation fee. Also, traveling overnight save day time.

Guangzhou to Guilin Train Schedule

(Last Update on Dec 4, 2018)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K95218:48 - 05:53+11h5m

Guilin to Guangzhou Train Timetable

(Last Update on Dec 4, 2018)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K95020:50 - 07:48+10h58m
Note: The above timetable is for reference only. Please search for the real-time schedule via the search box on page top.

Ticket Fare

(Last Update on Dec 4, 2018)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 373
USD 55
CNY 208
USD 31
CNY 112
USD 16

 Stations along the way: Shaoguan East, Hengyang, Yongzhou, Dong’an East, Quanzhou South, Xing’an North
 Major Rail Lines from Guangzhou to:

Major Rail Lines from Guilin to:

 Recommended Guided Tours:
 4 Days Tour to Guilin – Longsheng – Yangshuo from $399
 3 Days Guangzhou City Tour from $189
- Last modified on Dec. 18, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Guangzhou - Guilin Train
Asked by Vivian from USA | Dec. 17, 2018 19:07Reply
is there wifi on this train
Answers (1)
Answered by Forrest from SAN MARINO | Dec. 18, 2018 01:08

No, no wifi available.
Asked by Freddy from MALAYSIA | Dec. 14, 2018 07:34Reply
Guangzhou to Yangshuo High speed
Is there any HSR from Guangzhou to Yangshuo (Li River Cruise)? Or do I need to go to Guilin firts? Thanks.
Answers (1)
Answered by TRUSCOTT | Dec. 14, 2018 23:29

Yes, there are high speed trains between Guangzhou and Yangshuo, you don't need to connect at Guilin.
Asked by paola from ITALY | Nov. 28, 2018 05:39Reply
guangzhou - guilin train tickets
Hello, I'm in Guangzhou and I'would like to go to Guilin next Saturday. It is necessary to book the ticket by credit card or I can buy at the Guangzhou South Railway station?
Answers (1)
Answered by Karen from THAILAND | Nov. 28, 2018 18:04

If you are flexible with the travel time, it is OK to buy it at station directly. If you need to travel at an appoint time, it would be better to book it in advance to guarantee availability.
Asked by Amanda from ARGENTINA | Nov. 08, 2018 02:15Reply
Hello, we will come from HK to Guangzhou and then continue to head our trip to Guilin.
How long do should we prepare for this transfer´╝čI am not sure how long the immigration check takes. Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Glen | Nov. 09, 2018 01:36

In fact there will be no immigration check between this transfers. The immigration check will be in HK before you take the train. If you can go to the station in HK early in advance and collect the paper tickets for the trip from Guangzhou to Guilin, 30 to 60min would be enough. If you need to collect the paper ticket for second trip in Guangzhou, you would need 1.5 hours. There could be a long queue for ticket collection.
Asked by Waseem Ahmad from PAKISTAN | Apr. 19, 2018 14:58Reply
I want to see the li river cruise from guangzhou to Guilin on may 6th 2018 pl help me
Answers (1)
Answered by Marian | Apr. 20, 2018 00:38

You can take a high speed ride from Guangzhou to Guilin first and then buy a ticket from the local tour company then start the cruise the next day as they all depart in the early morning.
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