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Xi'an - Guilin Train

Currently there is totally 1 pair of high speed trains running between Xi'an and Guilin. They cover a distance of 1,200 miles (1,931km) with about 11 hours. 

Xi'an - Guilin High Speed Trains

G2855/G2856 run between Xi'an North Railway Station and Guilin Railway Station. Both stations can be reached easily by bus, taxi and airport shuttle bus. In Xi'an, the subway line 2 is also a recommended option to access or leave the station.

Xi'an to Guilin High Speed Train Schedule:

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G285508:09 - 18:5910h50m
G411310:10 - 21:5511h45m
See more Xi'an Schedule

Guilin to Xi'an Bullet Train Timetable:

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G411408:30 - 20:1511h45m
G285610:37 - 21:4011h3m
See more Guilin Schedule 

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

Ticket Price:

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 2,059 - 2,220.5
USD 303 - 327
CNY 1,098 - 1,140
USD 161 - 168
CNY 687 - 713
USD 101 - 105

Both G2855 and G2856 have a stop at Guilin North Railway Station, too. Guilin Station is closer to city center while Guilin North Station has more high speed trains to/from other cities. If you are staying in downtown,  Guilin Station is recommended; if you are transferring from/ to other bullet trains, Guilin North Station would be more preferred.

If you are very tight in schedule and even the high speed ride cannot meet your needs, you may choose flight instead. There are around 6 pairs of flights a day and they only take around 2 hours. Although the flight ticket price is much higher, during off-season there can be good discount offered by the airline and the flight ticket price will be competitive. Travelers can check both flight and rail service by date for a better arrangement.

 Further reading: How to Travel between Xi'an and Guilin

Major Rail Lines from Xi'an to:

 Major Rail Lines from Guilin to:
- Last updated on Apr. 25, 2023 by Brenda Lian -
Questions & Answers on Xi'an - Guilin Train
Asked by Rosa from INDONESIA | Dec. 29, 2019 23:49Reply
Xi'an Airport line to downtown
May I know the time of this airport line? Should I book tickets online or I need to buy it at airport station?
Answers (1)
Answered by Norvin from CANADA | Dec. 30, 2019 16:20

You do not need and also cannot buy a ticket online. You just need to buy ticket at the counter after your landing there. This Airport Express service begins at 6am and ends at 11pm. The cost would be CNY16 and takes around 30min to reach Xi'an North Station. Then you can change to other lines to your place.
Asked by Johnny from FRANCE | May. 30, 2019 22:49Reply
Departure station to choose in Guilin.
I see that the train G2856 stops at both stations in Guilin at 11:12 and 11:27. I am thinking this one is more convenient if I booked Green Forest Hotel at Binjiang Bei Road?
Answers (1)
Answered by Hilliard from NEW ZEALAND | Jun. 02, 2019 17:58

I think the North Station is a bit closer in distance, but not much difference. You can take bus No. 32 directly or taxi is also good to use.
Asked by Lee from AUSTRALIA | Mar. 22, 2019 19:27Reply
From Xi'an to Guilin do we take the North or South Line & is it a problem if we don't order booked ou
Is it a problem if we didn't pre book our tickets but purchase it on the day?
Answers (1)
Answered by Mr. Gunther | Mar. 23, 2019 23:49

There is only one train from Xi'an North to Gulin daily, since all tickets in China are under great demands, you'd better book in advance to secure a seat for you.
Asked by Olee | Feb. 12, 2019 01:59Reply
What does this "Guilin" mean?
Is there any afternoon trains to reach Guilin in late evening/night?
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Answered by Ashley from UNITED KINGDOM | Feb. 12, 2019 19:13

It refers to Guilin Railway Station, the one in city center area and named by the city's name. There is no bullet ride in afternoon, only an overnight slow trip. Maybe you can consider to take an afternoon ride to Guiyang and stay there for one night and then take the next early morning one to Guilin. It is still faster than overnight slow ride.
Asked by Allan from AUSTRALIA | Jun. 21, 2018 04:30Reply
Train route from Guilin to Xiam train D1710
Can you tell me what route does the D1710 train take from Guilin to Xi'an, how many stations does it stop at and what are the major cities or towns that it stops at or passes through
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Answered by Yik | Jun. 22, 2018 02:23

As I know this D1710 is in pending status now as they railway is making adjustment. It used to go through Guiyang and Chongqing I think. Not sure if it will still run for this route later.
Answered by Allan from AUSTRALIA | Jun. 22, 2018 03:32

Thank you for your comments Yik, I am not travelling until April next year 2019 so hopefully it will be running again, appreciate your information, regards Allan
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