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:

 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 modified on Aug. 31, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Guilin Train
Asked by Mathias from AUSTRIA | Jul. 15, 2018 23:48Reply
Guilin West Railway Station to Downtown
Is there any other way than by taxi ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Nancy from FINLAND | Jul. 16, 2018 18:27

You can take the bus line 22 to the downtown area.
Asked by Gift from THAILAND | Jun. 28, 2018 10:59Reply
which train station (north/west/central) is most convenient to transfer to Guilin airport?
I'm come from Yangshuo train station
My flight from GL airport departs on 21.20pm.

Answers (1)
Answered by Pierre from FRANCE | Jun. 28, 2018 22:03

The GL Railway Station and North Station has nearly the same distance to the airport and they both have shuttle buses directly to the airport.
Asked by Gina from HONG KONG | Mar. 08, 2018 00:52Reply
Which train station should I take from Guangzhou to Guilin as I am staying at Yangshuo
Answers (1)
Answered by Melody from MEXICO | Mar. 08, 2018 02:14

I suggest you take a high speed train at Guangzhou South Station to GL North in 2.5 hours. Then direct buses to Yangshuo are available at the North Railway Station.
Asked by lau from CANADA | Nov. 29, 2017 16:12Reply
how can i get to huangguoshu falls from guilin?
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Answered by Alex from GERMANY | Nov. 29, 2017 19:43

You can take a bullet train to Guiyang first, which takes about 2h 50 minutes, CNY130.5 for a second class seat, CNY156.5 for a first one.
After that, take a taxi to Jinyang Bus Station and it takes about 15 minutes, CNY30-40.
Finally, you can take the bus directly to the water fall. As I heard, the bus is available from 8:00 to 12:45 and takes 2h 30 minutes, CNY50.
Enjoy your time!
Asked by Lynn from CANADA | Jun. 15, 2017 21:36Reply
I have to get from Yangshuo to Guilin North station on Sunday June 18
The trains are full and apparently the buses do not go to north railway station. When I checked bus times from the main station to North station it says it can take up I to 3 hour Shift?
Answers (1)
Answered by Tommy from USA | Jun. 16, 2017 01:00

I have just checked on the official website, and there are only several tickets left from Yangshuo to GL North Railway Station. Besides, the time of the bus transfer from Main Railway Station to the North Railway Station just needs around 50 minutes.
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