Presently, there are two passenger train stations in the city: Guilin Railway Station (South Station) and Guilin North Railway Station.
Every day, there are over 250 pairs of trains running to and fro, linking the city with many places in the country, including bullet ones to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Nanning.
In addition, Z5/Z6 running between Beijing and Hanoi has a stop in the city.
Below is a schedule of some of the bullet trains:
|G Type||D Type|
|Guilin North||Guangzhou South||2.5-3h||3h|
See details of Guilin Train Schedule
Major Rail Lines from Guilin to:
Guilin Railway Station
Located at the junction of Shanghai Road and Zhongshan South Road near the city center, it is more accessible than the North Railway Station. Most ordinary trains to/from the city are operated here, as well as bullet ones to/from Beijing, Shanghai, and Nanning.
There are more than 10 ticket windows at the station. Please note that as most trains do not originate from this station, it is difficult to obtain a sleeper ticket here, especially during the National Day “Golden Week” (Oct.1st-7th) and Chinese New Year holiday. Thus, passengers in need of sleeper tickets are advised to buy the tickets departing from this station in advance.
By Bus: 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 16, 19, 22, 51, 88, 91
By Taxi: It takes about CNY 10-15 from the station to Elephant Trunk Hill, the landmark of the city;
By Hired Car: It takes about CNY 180-250 from the station to Yangshuo directly depending on the car type.
Tip: Arrival passengers holding high-speed train tickets can take the free airport shuttle bus from the Railway Station to Civil Aviation Mansion, where they can transfer to an airport bus to Liangjiang International Airport. The buses depart from the south side of the railway square at 09:30, 10:30, 11:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:30, 18:00, 19:00 and 20:40.
North Railway Station
As the name indicates, North Railway Station is located in the north of the city, at the border with Linchuan County. It is one of the major stations along Guiyang-Guilin-Guangzhou High Speed Railway and Shenzhen-Guilin High Speed Rail Line. Currently, the station mainly operates bullet type to/from Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Nanning and a few ordinary ones to Beijing and Shanghai.
Located in the suburbs, only buses 32, 100, and 302 can take passengers downtown from this station. If stops at the South Station in the downtown, it is better to get off there rather than this station.
At the station, there are twelve ticket windows. Tickets for trains departing from this station can also be bought at Guilin Railway Station and other railway stations in the country.
Tip: From this station, passengers can get to Liangjiang Airport directly by airport shuttle bus, which departs from Haoting Hotel located 300 yards southeast of the terminal exit. The departure time is 7:30, 12:30, and 18:30 and the ticket fare is CNY20.