Guilin Transportation

Guilin Transportation -- Getting There


 Guilin Flights (flight search & ticket booking)

Guilin Liangjiang International Airport
Liangjiang International Airport
Guilin Liangjiang International Airport (KWL) is about 28 kilometers (about 17.4 miles) from the city center. About 50 airlines connect the city with domestic cities as well as foreign countries such as Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, etc. In particular, airlines schedule several flights daily to and from major cities in China like Beijing, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Haikou, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Kunming, Macau, Nanjing, Nanning, Qingdao, Sanya, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Taiyuan, Wuhan, Xi'an, Zhengzhou, Dalian, Shantou, Chengdu, Lanzhou, Tianjin, Jinan, Wenzhou, Changsha, Fuzhou, and Zhuhai.

The airport shuttle bus runs between the airport and the Civil Aviation Mansion located at No.18 Shanghai Road and the bus fare is about CNY20. The bus leaves for the city center following the flight arrivals. In the city center the bus leaves for the airport every 30 minutes from 6:30 to 20:00. Remember to take the bus two hours before your fight. It costs about CNY80 for taking taxi.
Ticket Office: Airport Terminal 
Ticket Booking Telephone (Enquiry): 0773-2152222

 Guilin Train Schedule (train search & ticket booking)
The Guilin Railway Station (South Station) and North Railway Station are the two main railroad passenger transport stations in the city. Every day many trains arrive and depart, as the city is a hub of the Hunan-Guangxi Railway and Guilin - Guangzhou High Speed Railway. The South Station is located to the south of the city center and is more easily reached than the North Station. The North Railway Station is situated in the northern suburbs of the city and has less convenient links with the city center. If the train you take stops at both of the stations, it's better to get off at the South Station where handy transportation to the surrounding places is available, as well as trains connecting to China's major cities.

Guilin Train
On the Platform of the Railway Station

 Tip: It's not easy to buy sleeper tickets at the Guilin sales office, as the city is a mid-route stop rather than a terminus. Therefore, it's better to buy tickets departing from the city in advance.

 Guilin Railway Station
 North Railway Station
 West Railway Station
 Yangshuo Railway Station
 Guilin - Yangshuo Trains
 Guilin - Shenzhen Trains
 Hong Kong - Guilin Trains


Long-distance Bus

Because most coach buses which bound for the surrounding cities in Guangxi and other provinces like Guangdong depart from the South Bus Station, here the bus schedule of this station is offered for reference: There are three bus stations: the South Bus Station, the Qintan Bus Station the North Bus Station. The South Bus Station is at west of Kaifeng Road and south of West Chadian Road. You can take city bus No. 96, K99, 12, 28 or 5 to reach there. Most buses set off from this station for surrounding cities in Guangxi, Guangdong and Hunan provinces. The Qintan Bus Station is located at Cuizhu Road and can be reached by city bus No.12, 81 and 91. The North Bus Station is at Beichen Road and can be reached by city bus No.100.

Destination Departure Time


Longsheng departing every 30 minutes between 06:10-19:00
Yangshuo departing every 30 minutes between 07:00-20:30
Nanning 11:30 17:30
Liuzhou 9:40
Rongshui departing every 1-2 hours between 6:00-14:30
Wuzhou 08:40 11:30 13:50   15:35    16:30
Yulin 14:00


Guangzhou 18:30 19:30 
Dongguan 18:10 18:30
Shenzhen 18:40 20:30
Zhuhai 10:20   19:00

Guilin Chief Bus Station
Chief Bus Statio

 It is worthy mentioning that the long-distance bus  is available to Yangshuo which is a popular tourist destination located about 40 miles (65 kilometers) south of the city center. Tourists who reach Guilin either by air, by train or by long-distance bus can also get to Yangshuo easily.

 Transportation between Guilin and Yangshuo



There are two main docks for passenger transport service in the city. One is Mopanshan Passenger Transport Dock which is near Mopanshan Mountain, 28 kilometers (about 17 miles) from downtown area. Covering an area of 233,350 square meters (about 0.09 square miles), this dock is designed to look like a beautiful garden and has well-equipped establishments including five waiting halls. In the city center there is no public bus to the dock, so tourists have to spend approximately CNY60 for a taxi to reach this dock.

Cruise Ship on Li River
Cruise Ship on Li River

Another dock is Zhujiang Dock which is 32 kilometers (about 20 miles) southeast of the city center and two-kilometers (about 1.2 miles) by waterway from Mopanshan Dock. Covering an area of 48,200 square meters (0.0186 square miles), Zhujiang Dock is 400 meters (about 0.25 miles) long and has nine berths, a big waiting building, and a parking lot. This dock is mainly designed for foreign tourists and is the must-use dock for high officials from both China and foreign countries.

Every year more than 300,000 tourists take the cruise ship from Zhujiang Dock to travel along the Li River. Traveling the Li River to Yangshuo is a journey of about 54 kilometers (about 34 miles). The cruise ships from the berths downtown to Yangshuo usually set off at 9:00 and 9:30, and will take about 4.5 hours to complete the journey. A gentle breeze will caress your face and picture postcard riverside scenery will please your eyes as the beauty unfolds around you. However, remember that in winter the water level is rather low, so the cruise is limited to just 10 kilometers (about 6.2miles) instead of the normal 82 kilometers (about 51 miles).

- Last modified on Jun. 27, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Guilin Transportation
Asked by Vivian from MALAYSIA | Aug. 05, 2019 07:29Reply
How far is the distance between Guilin Railway station & West railway station ?
What is the duration does it take to reach GL Railway station from West railway station by car/taxi?

I'm going to Chongqing by train but is unsure which railway station is more convenient from city center.
Answers (1)
Answered by Alex from USA | Aug. 08, 2019 17:59

It takes around 30 minutes (14km) if you take taxi from Guilin Railway Station to West Railway Station.
Asked by Gary from USA | Aug. 02, 2019 11:38Reply
Enough river water for boat ride from Guilin to Yangshuo in last week of November?
How many boats are going from Guilin to Yangshuo? Do I need to make early reservation for the boat tickets?
Can I order the tickets online?
Answers (1)
Answered by Lenora from USA | Aug. 05, 2019 19:42

You don't need to worry about this issue at all. The boat will be enough. You need to buy the ticket on the spot or book it from local travel agency.
Asked by Pablo from SPAIN | Jul. 25, 2019 07:09Reply
In which bus station I must buy a ticket to Fenghuang from Guilin and what's the address?
I want to know to the aperture times for this bus station.
Answers (1)
Answered by Pennie from USA | Jul. 29, 2019 20:42

You should buy the ticket at Guilin North Coach Station, which is located at N0.76, Beichen Road, Diecai District. The bus departs from 6:20 to 16:40 with interval of 10-40 minutes.
Asked by Anna from SPAIN | Jul. 18, 2019 01:22Reply
Hi! How can I get from Qintan Bus Station to Guilin Central Square? Thank you!!!
Answers (1)
Answered by Will from USA | Jul. 18, 2019 20:59

Take bus No.23 to Wenming Rd Station, and walk around 700m to your destination.
Asked by Selma from USA | Jul. 01, 2019 22:51Reply
How much does driver for the day cost from waterfall hotel to Yao mountain and crown cave?
Answers (1)
Answered by Timmy from USA | Jul. 02, 2019 21:32

Do you mean if you hire a driver for you, how much is he paid? The fare is around CNY300-500.
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