Guilin Transportation -- Getting Around
At present, more than 60 Guilin bus lines are in operation, covering the main urban areas of Guilin and some counties like Yangshuo. These buses can not only meet the daily travel needs of local residents, but also provide great convenience for tourists. For example, the Tourist Bus Line 1 can send travelers to Guilin Railway Station and some famous scenic spots, such as the Elephant Trunk Hill, Diecai Mountain, Seven-Star Park and Reed Flute Cave. There are also some double decker buses which are very suitable for sightseeing. Besides, bus stop reporting in Chinese and English is available on every city bus. The bus fare costs CNY1/ person time and CNY2/person is for the air-conditioned buses. The operation time is normally from 06:00 - 07:00 to 21:30 -23:00.
|Getting on the City Bus One by One|
Dingfu Tourist Transport Center – Heishan Intersection – Guilin Railway Station – Nanshan Qiao – Elephant Trunk Hill Park – Jiefangqiao (to Solitary Beauty Peak/Jingjiang Prince Mansion) – Seven-Star Park – Fubo Mountain – Diecai Mountain – Guanyinge (to Yu Mountain & Mulong Lake) – Reed Flute Cave – LuJia Village – West Mountain Park – Xinyi Lijun Intersection (Rong Lake of Two Rivers and Four Lakes Scenic Area) – Dong’an Road Middle – Heishan Intersection – Dingfu Tourist Transport Center
Operating Hours: 8:30 – 16:30
Ticket Fare: CNY2/person
Double-Decked Bus Lines & Main Stops
|Fare||Daytime||Night (23:00 – 06:00)|
|Flag-down Rate for First 2km (1.2mi)||CNY9||CNY11|
|Surcharge per kilometer (0.6mi)||CNY1.92||CNY2|
|Waiting Fee||Free for the first 3 minutes; 20% of the unit price per kilometer (0.6mi) for every extra minute and the rate increases to 40% during rush hours between 17:00 and 19:00.|
Taxi Fare from Guilin Liangjiang International Airport for Reference
|Destination||Distance||Fare from Guilin Liangjiang Airport|
|Guilin Railway Station||27km||CNY60-80|
|North Railway Station||36km||CNY80-100|
|Elephant Trunk Hill||29km||CNY70-80|
|Reed Flute Cave||29km||CNY70-80|
|Visit by Bicycle|
Recommended Cycling Routes:
Route 2: Guilin Railway Station – Yangshuo
It is about 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Guilin Railway Station to Yangshuo. Half a day is needed for a single trip. After arriving in Yangshuo, if you still have the strength to travel, you can go to local scenic spots that cyclists often visit such as Big Banyan Tree, Moon Hill, Ten-Mile Gallery, Yulong River and Land of Idyllic Beauty. It is recommended that you stay in Yangshuo for another day and continue to ride to Xingping Town where you can visit the most beautiful scenery of Li River by taking a bamboo raft. It is about 30 kilometers (19 miles).
Routes 3 (40km/25mi): Guilin – Dang Village – Maojia Village – Sujia Village – New Campus of Guilin University of Electronic Technology – Wuling Tunnel
You will ride along the Hua River, 16 kilometers (10 miles) east away from urban Guilin. The picturesque idyllic scenery and old dwellings are highlights.
Notes for you on using the bicycle there:
1. Choose an ideal bicycle for your taste (usually a bicycle safety fork is needed when you choose the one type)
2. Before starting, check all the bicycle spare parts and accessories. Don't take things that are very heavy with you. If you must, put them on the bicycle frame behind you and not in the front.
3. Don't ride too far or too fast. You may get cramps in your legs. Take a rest every two hours. Take care of yourself on the journey.
To Seven Star Park: You can take bus No.206 from Fubo hill station to it directly. It takes around 20 minutes with CNY1.