Guangzhou - Guilin Train

There are about 50 pairs of high speed trains shuttling between Guangzhou and Guilin. They run for a distance of 433 kilometers (269 miles) with the travel time of 2.5 -3.5 hours. The ticket price 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 Jan 31, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D296607:12 - 10:032h51m
D281210:04 - 12:402h36m
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 Jan 31, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D296308:24 - 11:052h41m
G292911:00 - 13:542h54m
D184113:08 - 15:502h42m
G290315:25 - 17:572h32m
G290517:50 - 20:252h35m
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 Jan 31, 2019)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 493 - 495
USD 73
CNY 172 - 380
USD 25 - 56
CNY 107 - 238
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 Jan 31, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time

Guilin to Guangzhou Train Timetable

(Last Update on Jan 31, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K95020:48 - 07:45+10h57m
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 Jan 31, 2019)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 373
USD 55
CNY 208
USD 31
CNY 112
USD 17

 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 $209
- Last modified on Dec. 18, 2018 -
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