Chengdu to Guangzhou / Guangzhou to Chengdu: Best Way to Travel

To travel between Chengdu in the southwest China and Guangzhou in the southeast, with a railway distance of about 1,607 kilometers (998 miles), you can choose from flights, high speed train and normal speed trains. Taking a flight is the best and fastest way, taking around 2.5 hours. The Chengdu-Guangzhou high speed train takes 7.5-10 hours on the way. The overnight trains running at a lower speed take 22.5-26 hours.
 
How to Travel Between Chengdu and Guangzhou
 

How to Travel from Chengdu to Guangzhou

1. Fastest Way: Chengdu to Guangzhou Flights – 2.5h, CNY 350-1,890

The air-line distance from Chengdu to Guangzhou reaches 1,390 km (864 mi). There are more than 25 direct flights that fly from Chengdu to Guangzhou every day, landing in Guangzhou Baiyun Airport. Most airlines take off from Chengdu Shuangliu Airport, while only two fly from Chengdu Tianfu Airport. It takes 2h 15min-2h 35min to cover the trip.

Ticket Fare: CNY 350-1,890 for Economy Class; CNY 1,200-6,620 for Business Class
 

2. Chengdu to Guangzhou High Speed Train – 7.5-10h, CNY 541-613

There is a G type high speed train travelling from Chengdu to Guangzhou, that’s G2963. The departure station is Chengdu East Railway Station, and the departure time is 09:49 every day. After running for 7 hours and 41 minutes, the train would get to Guangzhou South Railway Station at 17:30.

In addition, there are also over 10 D type high speed trains run daily from Chengdu to Guangzhou. The same as the G type, the D type trains depart from Chengdu East Railway Station. However, most of them arrive at Guangzhou South Railway Station, and only two arrive at Guangzhou Railway Station. You may spend 7h 48min-10h 19min if you take the train.

Ticket Fare:
G Type: CNY 598 for Second Class Seat; CNY 958 for First Class Seat; CNY 1,796 for Business Class Seat
D Type: CNY 541-613 for Second Class Seat; CNY 884-982 for First Class Seat
 

3. Overnight Trains from Chengdu to Guangzhou – 23-26.5h, CNY 206-875.5

There are also three normal speed trains are available to finish the Chengdu to Guangzhou distance, but you need to travel overnight on the train if you take them.

Trains Departure Station Duration Arrival Station Ticket Fares/ CNY
Hard Seat Hard Sleeper Soft Sleeper
K588 Chengdu East Railway Station 23h 1min Guangzhou Railway Station 201 367 656
K194 Chengdu Railway Station 25h 19min Guangzhou Railway Station 201 367 656
Z124 Chengdu Railway Station 25h 59min Guangzhou Railway Station 277.5 513.5 875.5

How to Travel from Guangzhou to Chengdu

1. Guangzhou To Chengdu Flights – 2.5-3h, CNY 336-1,890

Correspondingly, the Guangzhou to Chengdu return trip is also convenient by air. There are more than 20 direct flights each day, and the Guangzhou to Chengdu flight time varies from 2h 15min to 2h 40min.

Ticket Fare: CNY 336-1,890 for Economy Class; CNY 1,040-4,730 for Business Class
 

2. Guangzhou to Chengdu High Speed Train – 7.6-10.3h, CNY 541-982

The high speed train G2964 would cover the Guangzhou to Chengdu distance. It leaves Guangzhou South Railway Station at 11:12. Then running for 6 stops, it would reach Chengdu East Railway Station at 18:56 the same day. The Guangzhou to Chengdu trip by the G type high speed train takes 7 hours and 44 minutes in total.

For the return trip from Guangzhou to Chengdu, there are also a dozen of daily D type high speed trains. They depart from Guangzhou Railway Station or Guangzhou South Railway Station, and all arrive at Chengdu East Railway Station. You will take 7h 42min-10h 16min on the train.

Ticket Fare:
G Type: CNY 598 for Second Class Seat; CNY 958 for First Class Seat; CNY 1,796 for Business Class Seat
D Type: CNY 541-613 for Second Class Seat; CNY 884-982 for First Class Seat
 

3. Overnight Trains from Guangzhou to Chengdu – 22.5-26h, CNY 206-840.5

Relatively, there are also three daily overnight trains from Guangzhou to Chengdu.

Trains Departure Station Duration Arrival Station Ticket Fares/ CNY
Hard Seat Hard Sleeper Soft Sleeper
K192 Guangzhou Railway Station 22h 32min Chengdu Railway Station 201 367 656
K587 Guangzhou Railway Station 35h 57min Chengdu Railway Station 240 471
Z122 Guangzhou Railway Station 25h 59min Chengdu Railway Station 277.5 513.5 875.5


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- Last modified on Jul. 27, 2021 -
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