Guilin Transportation

Guilin Train

Presently, there are three passenger train stations in the city: Guilin Railway Station (South Station), Guilin North Railway Station and West 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:

From To Duration (approximation)
G Type D Type
Guilin Beijing West 11h ---
Shanghai Hongqiao 9.5h ---
Hangzhou East 8-8.5h ---
Nanning East 2.5h 2.5-3h
Nanning --- 2.5-3h
Yangshuo --- 50m
Guilin North Guangzhou South 2.5-3h 3h
Shenzhen North 3.5h ---
Nanning East --- 2.5-3h
Yangshuo --- 30m

 See details of Guilin Train Schedule

Major Rail Lines from Guilin to:

 See also Gongcheng - Guangzhou Train
 Guilin trainLocated 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.

 Transportation Connections
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.
 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 - 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.
 Located at Dingjiang Village of Dingjiang Town in Lingchuan County, West Railway Station is a major stop along Guiyang – Guangzhou High Speed Railway. The station mainly operates high speed trains to/from Guiyang, Guangzhou, Longli, Duyun, Yangshuo, Gongcheng, Hezhou, Zhaoqing, Sanshui, and Foshan etc. Bus no. 22 and 303 are available here for passengers to reach Guilin Railway Station and North Station. A taxi ride to Liangjiang Airport may take 40 minutes and cost CNY80.

- Last updated on Jan. 20, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Guilin Train
Asked by Chai from THAILAND | Jul. 03, 2019 02:24Reply
From Guilin airport to bullet train station to go to Yangshuo. Is it far ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Phoebe from USA | Jul. 03, 2019 18:48

You are advised to get from the airport to the West Railway Station because the west one has more bullet trains to Yangshuo. The distance to the airport to not far. It is around 41km.
Asked by hazwan from MALAYSIA | Jun. 15, 2019 17:42Reply
Hi, which railway station in Guilin should i take go to Changsha South Railway Station?
Answers (1)
Answered by Justin from AUSTRALIA | Jun. 16, 2019 22:51

4 high speed trains depart from main railway station and the normal speed trains depart from North Railway Station.
Asked by Karin from INDONESIA | Jun. 03, 2019 15:53Reply
Hello. I'll arrive at Guilin Airport at 11.05 and plan to catch a train to Liuzhou at 17.25.
From Liuzhou, I intend to take an overnight train to Zhangjiajie. Could you please advise the best transport from Liangjiang Airport to the Main Station, as well as the cost? Also, is the Liuzhou Station where I'll be arriving from Guilin the same with the one that I'm planning to take to Zhangjiajie? Thanks in advance.
Answers (1)
Answered by Laura from AUSTRALIA | Jun. 03, 2019 18:55

You can take shuttle bus from the airport to the railway station and it takes about 1 hour and costs CNY20.

Yes, it is the same train station.
Asked by Meily from INDONESIA | Feb. 02, 2019 05:14Reply
I came from Kunming by train and will arrived at guilin north station.
I’ll stay at GL for 3 nights and will explore li river, reed flute and elephant trunk. After that will take train to Guangzhou. Which hotel more convenient for me? Thanks in advance
Answers (1)
Answered by Grace from USA | Feb. 13, 2019 19:27

You are suggested to stay at a hotel nearby Zhengyang Pedestrian Street. The surrounding transportation is quite convenient. And you can also easily find nice local restaurants there.
Asked by chin from MALAYSIA | Dec. 29, 2018 21:34Reply
Arrive Guilin airport .intend to take airport shuttle bus to railway station heading to Guiyang,
which railway station i suppose to drop off ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Deborah from ROMANIA | Jan. 02, 2019 19:34

Upon landing, take airport shuttle bus Anxin Line and get off at Xiangjiang Hotel. Walk northeast around 550 meters to arrive at the Main Railway Station. The high-speed train will get to Guiyang East Railway Station or North Railway Station.
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