Shenzhen - Guilin High Speed Train

About 10 pairs of high speed trains are running daily between Shenzhen North Railway Station and Guilin Railway Station/ North Railway Station/ West Railway Station. Travel time of these bullet trains is around 3.5 - 5.5 hours, making a day trip from Shenzhen to Guilin possible.

The ticket fare of a second class seat in most trains costs around CNY 220 (USD 31).


 Distance: 340 mi (548 km)
 Top Speed: 186 mph (300 km/h)
 Stations: Shenzhen North, Humen, Guangzhou South, Sanshui South, Zhaoqing East, Guangning, Huaiji, Hezhou, GuilinGuilin West, Guilin North
 Duration: Around 3.5 - 5.5 hours

Shenzhen to Guilin High Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on Aug 28, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G290206:49 - 10:423h53m
G296410:30 - 14:163h46m
G40812:27 - 16:053h38m
G290812:58 - 16:463h48m
G296218:08 - 22:174h9m
About 10 departures in total: departure time from 06:49 to 18:08; duration is 3H38M to 5H33M. 
See more Shenzhen Train Schedule 

Guilin to Shenzhen Bullet Train Schedule

(Last Update on Aug 28, 2023)

Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G292910:53 - 14:283h35m
G296113:35 - 17:343h59m
G290315:51 - 19:463h55m
G290519:48 - 23:323h44m
About 10 departures in total: departure time from 08:18 to 19:48; duration is 3H35M to 4H15M. 
See more Guilin Train Schedule

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

Shenzhen - Guilin High Speed Train Ticket Fare

(Last Update on Aug 28, 2023)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 645.5 / USD 90CNY 337.5 / USD 47CNY 223.5 / USD 31

Shenzhen - Guilin Railway Map
Shenzhen - Guilin Railway Map

Transportation to / from the Railway Stations

 Shenzhen North Railway Station:
By Subway: Longhua Line (line 4), Huanzhong Line (line 5), and Guangming Line (Line 6)
By Bus: 43, 60, 74, 75, 81, 75, E11, E22, E7, M130, M217, M299, M340, M341, M347, M352, M363, M462, M567, M572, M597, Gaofeng Special Line 120, and 137, Airport Shuttle Bus Line 2

 Guilin North Railway Station:
By Bus: 1, 18, 22, 32, 36, 83, 99, 100, 211, 301, 301b or 302, Sightseeing Bus Line 1

Guilin West Railway Station:
By Bus: 2, 22, 303, K307

Scenery along the Way

The bullet train runs from a big modern city to another, passing by the famous Karst landscape. Along the way, you may see busy cities squeezed with skyscrapers as well as quiet rural villages surrounded by clear rivers and green hills; you may see urban white collars rushing to work, as well as farmers working hard in the paddy fields; you may see roads full of flowing vehicles, as well as buffalos wondering leisurely on countryside field ridges…Totally two different visages and life styles of China. It is a rail ride, also a short China discovery trip.

 Major Attractions:
 In Shenzhen: Splendid China - Folk Culture Villages, Window of the World, Shenzhen Happy Valley, Dameisha Beach, Xiaomeisha Beach
 In Guilin and nearby areas: Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave, Seven Stars Park, Li River, Impression Sanjie Liu, West Street (Xi Jie), Longji Rice Terraces
Shenzhen Window of World
Colosseum in Window of the World
Guilin Elephant Trunk Hill
Elephant Trunk Hill

 Read more about How to Travel between Shenzhen and Guilin, Guilin to Shenzhen Train
Major Rail Lines from Shenzhen to:
- Last updated on Apr. 25, 2024 by Kate Liu -
Questions & Answers on Shenzhen - Guilin High Speed Train
Asked by liz from UK | Apr. 25, 2024 02:37Reply
pre booking
Do you need to pre book? Do these trains (Shenzhen to Guilin) get very full? Or can we get one at the station or near the time online like 4 days before?
Answers (1)
Answered by Rita | Apr. 25, 2024 22:59

It's more advised to book in advance. It's kind of risky to buy ticket on the departure day as there is possibility they are sold out. And you can book 4 days before as long as you don't travel on holidays.
Asked by Olga from HUNGARY | Apr. 24, 2020 17:24Reply
I want to know the opening time of Shenzhen North Station
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Apr. 25, 2020 17:28

Thank you for your inquiry.

The working time of a station depends on train schedule. For Shenzhen North Station, it usually opens around 6am in the morning and will be closed after 11pm. The working time will be adjusted if the train schedule changed. Hope this information can help you a little.
Asked by Josiah from BELGIUM | Sep. 02, 2019 01:38Reply
Hello, is there anyone knows which station is closer to our hostel? West or North?
We are staying at Secret Courtyard Resort Hotel and plan to take afternoon train to Shenzhen. I am not sure which station should we choose and how early should we depart from hostel to catch the train in time. Any advice will be appreciated!
Answers (1)
Answered by Kathryn from USA | Sep. 02, 2019 18:10

The North Station is a little bit closer. You'd better take a taxi which takes around 30min. You need to reach the station 1.5 hours in advance for ticket collection, direction and safety check. If you have the tickets in hand, 40min should be enough for safety check and finding your checkin gate.
Asked by joviana from HONG KONG | Apr. 11, 2019 22:49Reply
can I collect the ticket in Hong Kong?
Answers (3)
Answered by Bentley | Apr. 12, 2019 04:40

Yes, but there is extra fee HKD10 to 30 per ticket
Answered by joviana from MALAYSIA | Apr. 12, 2019 05:36

where can I pick the ticket?
Answered by Nikita | Apr. 13, 2019 01:28

window 1-10 are the ticket windows for collecting the domestic tickets.
Asked by Vernon from GREECE | Mar. 27, 2019 20:35Reply
Can I buy a ticket from Guilin to Shenzhen but get on the train from Yangshuo?
I need a ticket on April 23 but all the tickets are sold out. Can I buy a ticket from Guilin to Shenzhen on G2901 and hop on from Yangshuo.
Answers (1)
Answered by Kenny from KENYA | Mar. 28, 2019 19:29

It is a pity that your plan cannot work. Passengers can hop on from halfway, but the problem is that G2901 does not stop in Yangshuo! It pass by directly with no stop. So you would need a plan B like to make a transfer in Guilin or bus.
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