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Nanning - Huaihua Train

By far, there are 3 pairs of normal speed trains running between Nanning and Huaihua on a daily basis, including 2 pairs of overnight sleeper trains. About 10 - 13 hours is needed for them to run a distance of 708 km (440 mi). The ticket price for a hard sleeper costs no less than CNY 182. Currently no high speed trains are operated between these two cities.

Basic Facts:

Operated at: Nanning Railway Station, Huaihua Railway Station
Duration: about 10 - 13 hours
Distance: 708 km (440 mi)
Top speed: 120 km/h (75 mph)
Major stations along the way: Litang, Laibin, Liujiang, Luocheng, Rongshui, Sanjiangxian, Jingzhou

Nanning to Huaihua Train Schedule

(Last Update on Jun 22, 2021)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
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Huaihua to Nanning Train Timetable

(Last Update on Jun 22, 2021)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
T28122:21 - 11:07+12h46m
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1. The above timetables are only for reference. Please search for the real-time schedule via the search tool on the top of this page.
2. “+” means the second day.

Nanning - Huaihua Normal Train Ticket Fare

(Last Update on Jun 22, 2021)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat


Taking a transfer for High Speed Trains

On account of the fact thatfew normal trains are available and the train journey duration is long, passengers are recommended to transfer in Guiyang or Changsha for high speed trains to visit these two cities.

Option 1: Transfer in Guiyang

Schedule Duration Ticket Fare for a Second Class Seat
Nanning/ Nanning East - Guiyang North/ East  Over10 pairs from around 07:10 - 18:30 About 5- 6 hours CNY 238 - 288
Guiyang North/ East - Huaihua South Over 40 pairs from around 06:00 - 21:20 About 1.5 - 2hours CNY 167/ 171.5
Total  - About 6.5 - 8hours CNY405 – 459.5

News comes that the Guiyang – Nanning High Speed Railway with a designed speed of 350 km/h (217 mph) is being constructed and expected to be operated in 2022. After that, the duration between Nanning and Guiyang will be shortened into 2 hours, which indicates that the overall duration between Nanning and Huaihua will also decrease sharply.

Option 2: Transfer in Changsha

Schedule Duration Ticket Fare for a Second Class Seat
Nanning East - Changsha South Over10 pairs from around 06:50 - 16:30 About 5.5 - 6 hours NY 306.5
Changsha South - Huaihua South Over 50 pairs from around 06:50 - 22:00 About 1.5 - 2hours CNY 152.5
Total - About 6 - 8hours  CNY 459

Other Transportation Option: Nanning - Huaihua Flight

Taking flights can also be considered by passengers. Every day there is one pair of nonstop flights shuttling between Nanning and Huaihua with the duration of about 1.5 hours. The full price of an economy class seat is nearly CNY 1,000. For passengers who have enough budget and limited time, taking flights is a good choice.

Major Rail Lines from Nanning to:
Major Rail Lines from Huaihua to:
- Last modified on Nov. 12, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Nanning - Huaihua Train
Asked by Octavia from JORDAN | Nov. 12, 2019 01:40Reply
How can we make sure our family will be arranged in same compartment?
I cannot see there is a place to choose our beds.
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Nov. 12, 2019 16:27

Thank you for your inquiry.

We are sorry that for sleeper trains, there is no bed selection function. All beds are assigned randomly by railway system. We are sorry that we cannot choose beds for your family directly, but it is still possible to get beds together if there are still many beds for sale. You can inform us this bed request at the bottom of our booking form as a remark. We will notice it and follow your request.
Asked by Malcom from USA | Jan. 14, 2019 01:27Reply
How to get from the South Station to Huaihua Station? By taxi?
Is there better option than transfer in Changsha and Guiyang
Answers (1)
Answered by Patty from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 14, 2019 18:17

You can take bus No. 116 directly for the transfer between stations. The bus should take around 1 hour. By taxi, it would be much faster, 30min. At this time, I think Hengyang could be a good option as well. You can check this route.
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