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Xi'an - Guilin Train

Currently there are totally 2 pairs of trains running between Xi'an and Guilin. One pair of them is high speed trains and the other pair is normal types. The high speed ones, D1709/ D1710 run in daytime only and cover a distance of 1,200 miles (1,931km) within 11 hours. The normal ones, K318/ K316 run a shorter distance of 1,094 miles (1,761km), but taking 26 - 27.5 hours.

Xi'an - Guilin High Speed Trains

D1709/D1710 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 Nov 29, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G285508:07 - 18:2610h19m
See more Xi'an Schedule

Guilin to Xi'an Bullet Train Timetable:

(Last Update on Nov 29, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G285611:27 - 21:4810h21m
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 Nov 29, 2019)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 2,074
USD 294
CNY 1,106.5
USD 157
CNY 692
USD 98

Both D1709 and D1710 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.

Normal Trains

K318/K316 is running between Xi'an Railway Station and Nanning Railway Station. K316 has a 23-minute stopover at Guilin North Station and K318 stops there for 16 minutes. When the destination is approaching, there is usually broadcast or conductors for reminder. Passengers can make preparation in advance.

Xi'an to Guilin Train Schedule:

(Last Update on Nov 29, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K31819:07 - 21:34+26h27m

Guilin to Xi'an Train Timetable:

(Last Update on Nov 29, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K31618:22 - 21:03+26h41m
1. "+" indicates the second day.
2. 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 Nov 29, 2019)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 587
USD 83
CNY 367
USD 52
CNY 201
USD 29

The stop-bys include: Shangluo, Danfeng, Shangnan, Xixia, Neixiang, Zhenping, Tanghe, Tongbai, Xinyang, Guangshui, Wuchang, Yueyang, Changsha, Zhuzhou, Hengyang, Qidong, Qiyang, Yongzhou, Dong'an East, Quanzhou South, Xing'an North.

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 modified on Nov. 29, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Xi'an - Guilin Train
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?
Answers (1)
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
Answers (2)
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
Asked by Nida from MALAYSIA | Mar. 12, 2018 03:33Reply
Is this train depart from guilin to xian
If it so which part of xian is near to city centre. Is it xian north or south or else. Pleasa specify. Thank you
Answers (5)
Answered by Humphrey | Mar. 12, 2018 04:28

Xi'an railway station is closer to the city center. Will you take high speed ride or normal ride?
Answered by Nida from MALAYSIA | Mar. 16, 2018 17:45

Thank you for your answer.
1. I would like to take the high speed ride.
2. How much is the fare?
Answered by Paul | Mar. 17, 2018 02:52

There is only one high speed ride, D1710,arrival station is Huyi, which is a little far to the city. Ticket price is rmb526.5 for 2nd class seat, rmb784 for 1st class seat.
Answered by Nida from MALAYSIA | Mar. 18, 2018 02:37

Thank you Paul.
Which type of transportation you would suggest us to take from huyi to xian city centre. And roughly how much is the fare.
Answered by Paul | Mar. 18, 2018 21:52

hello, Nida!
In fact I just noticed that you do not need to get off at Huyi station. If you search by "Xi'an North", you will see the D1710 would finally stop at this North Station. So it is very easy to reach the downtown area by subway line 2! A second class seat is rmb539 and rmb806 for first class
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