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Nanning - Huaihua Train

By far, there is 1 pair of high speed trains running between Nanning and Huaihua on a daily basis. About 8.5 hours are needed for them to run a distance of 708 km (440 mi). The ticket price for a second class seat costs no less than CNY364.5. 

Basic Facts:

Operated at: Nanning Railway Station, Huaihua Railway Station
Duration: about 8.5 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 Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D396607:14 - 14:477h33m
D396811:49 - 20:238h34m
See more Nanning Schedule 

Huaihua to Nanning Train Timetable

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D396708:44 - 17:018h17m
D396515:12 - 23:047h52m
See more Huaihua Schedule

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 Train Ticket Fare

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
First Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 576 - 582
USD 85 - 86
CNY 360.5 - 364.5
USD 53 - 54


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 updated on Apr. 25, 2023 by Brenda Lian -
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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