Guilin - Yangshuo High Speed Train

About 35 high speed trains are operated from Guilin to Yangshuo, and about 20 from Yangshuo to Guilin. The running distance is about 80 kilometers (50 miles) and travel time is about half an hour. Ticket price for a second class seat is CNY16 -29. Passengers should notice that these bullet trains stop at three different railway stations in Guilin, so they need to read the tickets carefully and find the correct station to take the train.

Basic Facts:

 Distance: 80 kilometers (50 miles)
 Top Speed: 250 km/h (155 mph)
 Duration: 30 – 46min
 Operated at: Guilin  / Guilin North / Guilin West Railway Station, Yangshuo Railway Station

Guilin to Yangshuo High Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G291008:18 - 09:020h44m
D296109:20 - 09:510h31m
D175315:40 - 16:110h31m
Around 35 departures in total: departure time from 08:18 to 20:57; duration is 30M to 46M.
See more Guilin Schedule
(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D826209:11 - 09:430h32m
D176212:27 - 12:570h30m
G290816:15 - 16:460h31m
D827019:23 - 19:540h31m
Around 20 departures in total: departure time from 09:11 to 19:59; duration is 30M to 46M. 
Note: The timetable above is for reference only. Please search for the real-time schedule via the search box on page top.

Ticket Fare of Guilin - Yangshuo High Speed Trains

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 67 - 85.5
USD 10 - 13
CNY 35 - 46
USD 5 - 7
CNY 22 - 29
USD 3 - 4


Which station to use in Guilin

 Guilin Railway Station:
Located in the city center, this station is frequently used for those in urban area. It can be easily reached by city bus nos. 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 16, 19, 22, 88, 91, 99, and 100. However, only 1.5 pairs of trains to/from Yangshuo are operated here and they take the longest time of over 40 minutes.

 North Railway Station:
Located in the northern suburban area, the station can be easily reached by bus nos. 1, 18, 32, 83, 99, 100, 211, 301, 302, 303, and airport shuttle bus. About 5.5 pairs of trains to/from Yangshuo can be caught here. Duration is just 24/ 26 minutes.

 West Railway Station:
Located in the western suburban area, West Station operates over 7 pairs of trains to/from Yangshuo and duration is about 24/25 minutes. However, transportation around this station is not convenient. Only city bus nos. 22 and 303 can be found here.

To sum up, it is advised to use the North Railway Station in most cases because of its moderate train departures and convenient transportation.

Guilin – Yangshuo Train vs. Coach

Aside from a high speed rail trip, passengers can also take a coach to travel between the two places. Over 35 long-distance buses are operated daily, taking 1.5 hours for a single trip. Ticket fare is about CNY27/35 based on the different stations. Facilities and services on coaches are not as good as that on high speed trains. Also, bullet trains only take 20m – 45m. It is a pity that Yanghsuo Railway Station is about 34 kilometers (21 miles) from the downtown area. Transportation around is not that convenient. However, if arriving by long-distance bus, tourists will get off inside the downtown area directly. In this case, they can go to the West Street, Li River, Yulong River and other attraction sites easily.

 See also:
How to Travel from Guilin to Yangshuo 

How to Travel from Yangshuo to Guilin 

Major Rail Lines from Guilin to:
Major Rail Lines from Yangshuo to:
- Last updated on Apr. 25, 2023 by Brenda Lian -
Questions & Answers on Guilin - Yangshuo High Speed Train
Asked by Hastings from UNITED KINGDOM | Apr. 20, 2020 17:25Reply
Can we change departure station from Guilin West to Guilin?
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Apr. 21, 2020 17:11

Thank you for your inquiry.

If both the original train you booked and the new one you would like to change to have only one stop in Guilin, you can make the change. Hope this information can help you.
Asked by yosef from ISRAEL | Aug. 29, 2019 11:27Reply
Reserve bus Guilin-Yangshuo
Is there any way to reserve seats ahead of time on the coach that goes to Yangshuo?
We will be travelling a day before The National Holiday and want to make sure we won't have any issues
Answers (1)
Answered by Olee | Aug. 29, 2019 18:49

I suppose non-chinese people can only buy ticket on spot, I did not find any website offering this service.
Asked by Daisy from AUSTRALIA | Aug. 19, 2019 00:22Reply
Would you please advise if our hotel is closer to the North or West Station?
We are staying at Aroma Tea House Former Jing Guan Ming Lou Museum Hotel. Also, do you recommend the show of impression of Sanjie Liu?
Answers (1)
Answered by Aidan from AUSTRALIA | Aug. 19, 2019 20:47

Guilin North Station is a little bit closer than West Station. You can use bus No. 100 or transfer or taxi. As for the show, to be honest, I did not get its story but it is good to "see".
Asked by Katja from SWITZERLAND | May. 23, 2019 22:22Reply
Is there no bus going from guilin airport straigth to yangshuo?
Answers (2)
Answered by Bart | May. 24, 2019 01:51

There are buses available to Yangshuo bus station directly. The airport website says at 09:30 11:00 12:30 14:00 15:30 16:30 18:00 and 20:00. But this timetable may not always updated. You can confirm it at airport later afternoon. The cost should be CNY50 and takes around 1.5 hours on the way.
Answered by Katja from SWITZERLAND | May. 24, 2019 03:06

Thank you for your answer
Asked by Leif from CANADA | Mar. 12, 2019 03:17Reply
Where is the bus to Yangshuo? From which bus station in Guilin?
I heard that the bus station changed? Is this true?
Answers (1)
Answered by Saul from MEXICO | Mar. 12, 2019 17:16

Now most buses go from the South Bus Station which is at Chadian Road, Xiangshan District. Compared with the old one near railway station, it is indeed a little far now.
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