Guilin Transportation

How to Travel From Guilin to Yangshuo

Guilin Yangshuo Bus
Guilin - Yangshuo Bus

In the following guide on how to travel from Guilin to Yangshuo, the frequent bus is sure the first choice, which makes it possible to have a 1-day tour between the two places and an in-depth exploration to the karst lansdscape of south China.


Guilin to Yangshuo Bus Schedule

Note: All buses arrive at Yangshuo North Bus Station.

 From Guilin Airport
Direct shuttle buses from Liangjiang Airport to Yangshuo are available.  They leave from the Long-distance Bus Station of the airport, which is located in the southeast corner on 1F of the terminal building, close to the Domestic Arrival Lobby. Just buy the tickets and board the bus there.

Airport → Yangshuo Bus Station Yangshuo Bus Station → Airport
09:30, 11:00, 12:30, 14:00, 15:30, 16:30, 18:00, 20:00 07:00, 09:00, 11:00, 13:00, 14:30, 16:00, 17:30, 19:00
Duration: 1.5 hours; Ticket Fare: CNY 50/person
Hotline: +86 0773-6916828

 From South Bus Station
Located at west of Kaifeng Road and south of West Chadian Road, the South Bus Station operates many express buses to that county.

South Bus Station → Yangshuo Bus Station Yangshuo Bus Station → South Bus Station
07:00 - 20:30 with the frequency of 15-30 minutes 06:45 - 20:30 with the frequency of 15-20 minutes
Duration: 70 minutes; Ticket Fare: CNY 27/person

 From Railway Stations

From the front square of Guilin Railway Station From North Railway Station
06:30 - 22:30 with the frequency of 15 minutes 10:30, 12:30, 14:00, 15:30, 16:30, 17:30, 18:30, 20:00
Duration: From Guilin Railway Station: 90 minutes; From North Railway Station: 120 minutes
Ticket Fare:  From Guilin Railway Station: CNY 25/person; From North Railway Station: CNY 50/person

 Note:Generally, coaches leaving from the front square of the railway station shall have several stops on the way to gather more passengers which may take longer to the destination. To save time, you may choose to go to South Bus Station to take one for a direct trip.


Nowadays, getting to Yangshuo from Guilin by train is possible. Three railway stations operate several bullet trains to Yangshuo Railway StationWest Railway Station, North Railway Station and Guilin Railway Station.

Stations West Railway Station North Railway Station Main Railway Station
Guilin to Yangshuo 11:41, 11:50, 14:39, 15:55, 18:35 08:05, 12:30, 15:09, 19:55 15:48, 20:53
Yangshuo to Guilin 10:56, 12:15, 15:42, 16:55, 17:25 14:41, 18:22, 21:32 09:03
Duration 24 minutes 24 minutes 40 minutes
Ticket Fare First Class Seat CNY 24 CNY 25 CNY 32
Second Class  Seat CNY 20 CNY 20.5 CNY 26

Note: Yangshuo Railway Station is about 21 miles (33 kilometers) away from West Street. Upon getting to the railway station, catch the official shuttle bus with CNY20/person to the downtown within an hour. Alternatively, take a taxi at a cost of CNY80-100.



In general, the cab fare is CNY 300-350 from Liangjiang Airport to the county. The duration is around 1.5 hours. If one travels from downtown Guilin, it costs CNY 200-250.

Guilin-Yangshuo Ship
Getting Onboard the Cruise Ship
Guilin - Yangshuo Cruise Ship
Cruise Ship


The best way to enjoy the scenery along Li River is to take a cruise. The cruise trip ends at Yangshuo Shuidongmen Wharf. The cruise takes 4 to 5 hours in usual time. This route contains several main attractions, such as Crown Cave, Nine-horse Mural Hill and Yellow Cloth Shoal. Both Zhujiang Wharf and Mopanshan Wharf have cruises.

Wharf  Cruise Type Ticket Fare/person
Zhujiang Wharf Luxury Air-conditioned Cruise April-November CNY 270
December-March the next year CNY 240
Super Deluxe Cruise April-November CNY 450
December-March the next year CNY 380
Mopanshan Wharf Standard Cruise April-November CNY 210
December-March the next year CNY 190

1. Travelers plans to enjoy Li River can book the 3 Star Li River Cruise and 4 Star Li River Cruise tickets online in advance with TravelChinaGuide.
2. One adult can bring one child no taller than 4 feet (1.2 meters) for free; Half-price tickets are provided for children between 4 to 5 feet (1.2 to 1.5 meters).
- Last modified on Nov. 18, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on How to Travel From Guilin to Yangshuo
Asked by Niko from FINLAND | Nov. 16, 2019 01:41Reply
I'm planning on travelling from Guilin to Yangshuo on 3rd of February 2020.
Do you think the Li river cruise will be too crowded? Another question: Where exactly does the river cruise end? Is it far away from the Yangshuo railway station (Xingping station)?

Thank you!
Answers (1)
Answered by Pam from USA | Nov. 18, 2019 18:28

February 3 is in 2020 Chinese New Year holiday. The cruise will stop at Shuidongmen pier, which is around 37km away from Yangshuo Railway Station.
Asked by Korodi Tamas from HUNGARY | Sep. 12, 2019 11:27Reply
If i take the bus from Guilin Coach station to Yangshuo as mentioned above
then where would i end up? At the Yangshuo Bus station or Yangshuo Railway Station?

Thank you for your answer.
Have a good day.
Answers (1)
Answered by Kara from UNITED KINGDOM | Sep. 16, 2019 00:11

It is bus station and it will be the only station on the way.
Asked by maryanne from SPAIN | Sep. 02, 2019 13:16Reply
Taxi after SanJie Liu Impression show back to Guilin.
We plan to watch the 19:40 SanJie Liu Impression show on Tuesday the 17th of sept.
The show ends at about 21:00

Is it safe and easy for us to take a taxi from SanJie Liu Impression Show area back to Guilin?
Where is the taxi stand/station at this SanJie Liu Impression Show?
How much will it cost to take this taxi trip to Guilin?
Answers (1)
Answered by Gerald from CANADA | Sep. 04, 2019 19:20

It is safe and easy to take taxi but I'm not sure whether there is driver will take you back to Guilin. It is suggested to stay one night in Yangshuo. It takes around 1.5 hours by taxi.
Asked by Susan from UNITED STATESS | Aug. 29, 2019 10:43Reply
I am arriving to Guilin from Changsha at 19:02.
I get very confused with all the stations as my ticket train just says Changsha south to guilin (dont know what station)... where is is it recommended to get a bus or train to yangshuo at that time?
Answers (2)
Answered by Kate from USA | Sep. 01, 2019 23:39

The station name is Guilin Railway station. After your arrival, you can take direct bus to Yangshuo from Guilin Coach station, which is near railway station. The bus departs from 7:00 to 22:00 with interval of 15 minutes and CNY20.
Answered by Korodi Tamas from HUNGARY | Sep. 12, 2019 11:23

If i take the bus from Guilin Coach station to Yangshuo as mentioned abow, then where would i end up? At the Yangshuo Bus station or Yangshuo Railway Station?

Thank you for your answer.
Have a good day.
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