Hong Kong - Yangshuo High Speed Train

So far, no direct high speed train connects Hong Kong and Yangshuo. However, the high speed rail between Hong Kong and Guangzhou has been opened and people can shuttle between Hong Kong and Yangshuo  by high speed train with a transfer in Guangzhou or Shenzhen.

The overall travel time is about 4 to 5 hours and the price of a second class seat ticket is around CNY 275.5/341 (USD 40 - 50). 

Basic Facts

 Open time: September 23, 2018
 Operated at: Hong Kong West Kowloon Railway Station, Yangshuo Railway Station
 Recommended Transfer Station: Guangzhou South Railway Station, Shenzhen North Railway Station
 Overall Duration:  about 4 - 5 hours
 Total Ticket Fare: CNY 275.5 /341 (USD 40 - 50) for a second class seat
 Running distance: 521 km (324 mi)
 Top speed: 200 km/h (124 mph) in HK, 300 km/h (186 mph) in Mainland

Hong Kong to Shenzhen to Yangshuo High Speed Train Schedule & Ticket Fare

Hong Kong - Shenzhen Shenzhen - Yangshuo Overall Travel Time Ticket Fare (CNY)
Second Class Seat 
G5632: 12:16 - 12:34 G2908: 12:58 - 16:13 3H57M 75 + 200.5 = 275.5
See more Hong Kong Schedule

Yangshuo to Shenzhen to Hong Kong Bullet Train Timetable & Ticket Fare

Yangshuo - Shenzhen  Shenzhen - Hong Kong  Overall Travel Time  Ticket Fare (CNY)
Second Class Seat
D2907: 09:04 - 12:30 G5633: 12:51 - 13:10 4H6M 200.5 + 75= 275.5

Hong Kong to Guangzhou to Yangshuo High Speed Train Schedule & Ticket Fare

Hong Kong - Guangzhou Guangzhou - Yangshuo Overall Travel Time Ticket Fare (CNY)
Second Class Seat 
G6512: 16:19 - 17:17 D2912: 17:32 - 20:46 4H27M 215 + 126= 341
G6114: 09:12 - 10:16 D2984: 11:00 - 13:23 4H39M

Yangshuo to Guangzhou to Hong Kong Bullet Train Timetable & Ticket Fare

Yangshuo - Guangzhou  Guangzhou - Hong Kong  Overall Travel Time  Ticket Fare (CNY)
Second Class Seat
D1855: 16:52 - 19:35 G6509: 20:26 - 21:23 4H31M 126 + 215= 341
D2811: 12:21 - 15:35 G407: 16:01 - 16:54 4H33M
D1841: 14:06 - 16:46 G6513: 17:46 - 18:44 4H38M
D2911: 08:20 - 11:40 G6529: 11:55 - 13:00 4H40M
Note: The above transfer options are only for reference. For more choices, please use the search box on the page top. 

Running Route of the High Speed Trains between Hong Kong and Yangshuo

 Hong Kong - Guangzhou: Guangzhou - Shenzhen - Hong Kong High Speed Railway is the only high speed railway connecting Hong Kong and mainland China. The design speeds of this railway vary by different sections: the design speed of Guangzhou - Futian section is 350 km/h (217 mph), and the Futian - Hong Kong section is 200 km/h (124 mph). Major stations along this railway include: West Kowloon, Futian, Shenzhen North, Guangmingcheng, Humen, Qingsheng and Guangzhou South.

 Guangzhou - Yangshuo: This section belongs to the Guiyang - Guangzhou High Speed Railway, which opened at the end of 2014 with the operating speed of 250 km/h (186 mph). This section passes the following stations: Sanshui South, Zhaoqing East, Guangning, Huaiji, Hezhou, Zhongshan West and Gongcheng.

Other Travel Option: Hong Kong - Guilin Train + Guilin - Yangshuo Cruise

Every day, there are three pairs of bullet trains operating between Hong Kong and Guilin with a duration of 4 hours. The second class seat ticket costs CNY 363. After arriving in Guilin, you can transfer to Yangshuo by cruise or coach.

Taking a cruise to transport between Guilin and Yangshuo along the Li River is the best way to see the picturesque scenery of the river. The whole trip takes about 4 - 5 hours in total. The fare of the cruise tickets is determined by the seat types and the seasons. Passengers with sufficient time and enough travel budget are recommended to try this combination.

See more details on this page: How to Travel From Guilin to Yangshuo

 Kind reminder:
1. Guilin is also known for its beautiful views. Thus, if you are planning a trip to Yangshuo and need to transfer in Guilin, it is highly recommended to add a day trip in Guilin to your itinerary. 
2. At present, direct flights from Hong Kong to Guilin have not resumed yet but it can be expected soon. At that time, there will be more options for you to travel between the two cities. 
Major Rail Lines from Hong Kong to:
Major Rail Lines from Yangshuo to:
- Last updated on Aug. 16, 2023 by Kate Liu -
Questions & Answers on Hong Kong - Yangshuo High Speed Train
Asked by Leroy from USA | Aug. 27, 2019 23:35Reply
What would happen if I did not manage to catch the train from Guangzhou to Yangshuo?
It will be our first time to China and we do not know the language at all. If we did not found the correct train to change to at Guangzhou South Station, we will lose our tickets?
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Aug. 28, 2019 20:51

Thank you for your inquiry.

If you failed to catch the booked ride from Guangzhou to Yangshuo, you can try to change the tickets to other later rides on the same day. However, the tickets can only be changed one time and if there is no ticket available on later rides, you cannot make the change. You will loss the booked tickets and buy new tickets instead. If you are very worried about transferring, it is recommendation to choose a later train for better preparation. Hope this information can help you.
Asked by Wouter from NETHERLANDS | Jun. 16, 2019 00:53Reply
Time to change trains in Guangzhuo
since you can't buy one ticket from Hong kong Kowloon to Yangshuo, you should buy two tickets. One from Hong Kong Kowloon to Guangzhou and one form Guangzhou to Yangshuo. I was wondering how much time between the trains i need to take into account when buying two separate tickets.
Answers (1)
Answered by Tyson from AUSTRALIA | Jun. 16, 2019 20:19

If you will collect the paper ticket for second trip to Yangshuo in advance in HK, around 30min or a little more than that would be OK for the transit. If you will collect paper ticket at Guangzhou South Statin, then 1.5 hours would be needed.
Asked by Raphael from BELARUS | Mar. 22, 2019 03:58Reply
Is there bus service near Guilin West Station to Yangshuo West Street?
Answers (1)
Answered by Tina from MALAYSIA | Mar. 24, 2019 17:19

There is no bus service direct from the railway station. Now most buses go from South Long Distance Bus Station in Guilin. It is a little far from the railway station. I think by rail maybe more convenient.
Asked by Jan from BELGIUM | Jan. 22, 2019 01:01Reply
Taking the Yangshuo to Guangzhou to Hong Kong Bullet Train.
Starting in Yangshuo downtown. Is there an early enough bus to reach the station in time for the 08:28-10:54 and 11:23-12:26 combination. Is 29 minutes sufficient to change trains in Guangzhou?
Answers (1)
Answered by Darnell from GERMANY | Jan. 25, 2019 03:44

The bus time seems changes often, some says based on the railway timeable. But I also find some information says 7:30am. Maybe it is better to confirm it with the local hotels. By the way, most hotels offer this service or can introduce a local agent for this service. If you have a hotel booked, you may contact them for a try.
Asked by Albert from UGANDA | Nov. 16, 2018 00:59Reply
Is it better to transfer in Guangzhou or Guilin?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jonathan from USA | Nov. 18, 2018 16:20

I prefer the transfer in Guangzhou, it is cheaper and you have more options. Via Guilin, you can only depart in the noon time and would reach Yangshuo at late afternoon only. Via Guangzhou, you can choose other departure time and the tickets are easier to get.
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