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 General Bus Station, here the bus schedule of this station is offered for reference: There are three bus stations: the General Bus Station, the Chengnan Bus Station and the Beimen Bus Station. The General Bus Station is at No.427 Zhongshan Road (South), just a 10 minutes' walk from the Railway Station (South Station). You can take city bus No.1, 3, 11, 22 or 51 to reach there. Most buses set off from this station for surrounding cities in Guangxi, Guangdong and Hunan provinces. The Chengnan Bus Station is located at Cuizhu Road and can be reached by city bus No.26 and 27. The Beimen Bus Station is at Zhongshan Road (North) and can be reached by city bus No.18.

Destination Departure Time


Longsheng departing every 30 minutes between 06:50-19:00
Yangshuo departing every 30 minutes between 07:10-20:00
Nanning departing every 20 minutes between 06:30-22:00, 23:50
Beihai 8:30 9:20 22:00 23:00
Liuzhou departing every 20 minutes between 7:00-21:30
Rongshui 14:50
Baise 21:10
Yulin 8:20 9:20 14:10 16:00 18:00 23:00


Guangzhou 9:00 20:30 21:30 22:30
Dongguan 19:10 21:20
Shenzhen 19:00 21:20
Zhuhai 19:00


Departure Time


Sanjiang 6:00 6:30 7:10 7:40 13:30
Wuzhou 9:00 19:50 21:30
Liuzhou 9:50
Rongshui 6:50 7:10 8:40 09:00 10:00 12:00
13:00 14:30
Yulin 19:20 19:30


Guangzhou departing every 15 minutes between 17:30-19:50
Dongguan departing every 20 minutes between 16:50-18:30
Shenzhen 15:30 17:40 18:40 19:10 19:20
Jiangmen 11:30
Zhuhai 11:30 16:30 17:20

Guilin Chief Bus Station
Chief Bus Station

 Note: The first table above refers to the nonstop coaches, and the second shows the buses with several stops along the journey.

 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 Apr. 28, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Guilin Transportation
Asked by John Lee from HONG KONG | May. 06, 2019 21:08Reply
how to get to waterfall hotel from Guilin Xi train station? How much by bus and taxi?
Answers (1)
Answered by Helen from USA | May. 08, 2019 18:43

Take Bus Line 22 from the railway station to Shizijie, West Jiefang Rd. (十字街(解放西路)) and then walk southeast about 1km to the hotel. It take about CNY2 by bus and CNY40 by taxi.
Asked by Tc from UK | Apr. 18, 2019 07:32Reply
Is there a bus from Guilin train station to the Moonflower hotel in Lijian and what number please?
Day and evening? How much would s taxi be from the station? Thanks
Answers (1)
Answered by Claire from THAILAND | Apr. 22, 2019 23:06

Sorry, I didn't find this hotel on the map. Would you mind provide the detailed address?
Asked by Stephen Cheang from CANADA | Jan. 21, 2019 08:47Reply
What buses go from the new Guilin south station to Liberation bridge wars?
Answers (3)
Answered by Ollie from SINGAPORE | Jan. 21, 2019 19:01

Do you refer to the South Railway Station? If yes, take public bus no.10 to Jiefangqiao Bus Stop directly.
Answered by Stephen Cheang from CANADA | Jan. 22, 2019 07:02

I mean the new Guilin south bus terminal to Liberation bridge warf.
Answered by Ollie | Jan. 22, 2019 18:00

Take bus no.K99 to Shizijie (Central Square) first. Then walk east around 1km to find the destination.
Asked by alison from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 01, 2019 19:58Reply
How do I get from the Guilin train station to the bus station to catch a bus to Yangshuo please?
Answers (1)
Answered by Cora from FRANCE | Jan. 02, 2019 17:43

Take bus no.96 from the railway station to West Chadian Road first. Then walk to the South Coach Station. Take the direct coach to Yangshuo.
Asked by Gwen from MALAYSIA | Nov. 30, 2018 08:22Reply
We are Malaysian intending to go to Guangzhou in March for 5-6 days.
Do we need Visa and what’s the best way to go to Guilin? How long does it take?
Answers (1)
Answered by Xenia from AUSTRALIA | Dec. 03, 2018 14:14

Yes, you need a visa during the stay in China. The best way to GL is to take a bullet train at Guangzhou South Railway Station, taking about 2 - 3 hours.
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