Longsheng Transportation

Explore Longsheng on foot
Tourists travel on foot in Longsheng
Due to Longsheng's location in a mountainous area, transportation is not that handy compared to other big cities in China. Without its own airport and railway station, visitors heading for Longsheng can firstly arrive at Guilin by air, train or bus and then transfer to the destination by bus.

Because of its unique landform Longsheng interior transportation is very simple. Although there is a regular bus to the main scenic areas, traveling by foot is more popular because of the beautiful scenery. Along the journey hikers can see the Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces and many villages, in which different ethnic groups live.


As it is a county under Guilin's governance, visitors who want to reach Longsheng by air can firstly fly to Guilin Liangjiang International Airport. From the airport tourists can take the airport bus to the Aviation Building Stop in the urban area, where to find the Guilin Chief Bus Station and then take a long-distance bus to reach that county.

Long-distance Bus

Tourists travel on foot in Longsheng
Explore Longsheng on foot
Arrival in Guilin City firstly, travelers could transfer to Longsheng County by bus at the Chief Bus Station. Here, there are frequent direct buses departing to that county from 06:50 to 19:00 at an interval of every 40 minutes. The 80-kilometer's journey will be finished in 2 hours and costs around CNY25 per person.

By the way, some local inns located in the terraces offer round-trip express buses for clients to get to the scenic area directly. Of course, you should do accommodation reservation in advance and ask for pick-up. The bus's ticket fare is a little higher which is around CNY40 to CNY50 per person for a single journey. Usually, the driver will pick up travelers early in the morning from your hotels in Guilin.

Regular Bus

In Longsheng Town, there is the regular bus which can take tourists to the main scenic areas in the surrounding places:

1. To Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces (in Ping'an Village of Heping Township): the regular bus spends one hour arriving at the parking lot of the Ping'an Village, then 30 minutes' walk brings tourists to the scenic area. The bus fare is about CNY10 per person.
2. To Longsheng Hot Springs National Forest Park: the regular bus's operating hours is from 07:00 to 18:00 with one shift every 20 minutes. The fare is about CNY5 per person.
Note: For detailed information on how and where to take the regular bus, please ask your tour guide or the local residents when you are there.

On Foot

In Longsheng, the Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces and the villages in the terrace areas are not accessible by bus, thus travel on foot is the best way. Tourists can not only enjoy the beautiful natural scenery along the road but also apperceive the different ethnic groups' social customs. At the same time, walking on the mountain path can be comparable to climbing the mountain and is a good way for tourists to take exercise.

- Last modified on Aug. 12, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on How to Get to and Around Longsheng
Asked by Alex from SPAIN | Aug. 11, 2019 07:12Reply
Guilin north (train station)-ping an
Os there any chance to get to Ping an village from Guilin North station if we arrive to Guilin station st 14??
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Answered by David from UAE | Aug. 12, 2019 23:51

Sorry, I didn't find direct bus from the railway station to Ping'an. You are suggested to go to the Main Coach Station first. Then transfer to a coach to Ping'an.
Asked by Ana from SLOVENIA | Jul. 02, 2019 13:35Reply
When is the last bus from Ping'an to Longsheng?
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Answered by Janny from USA | Jul. 03, 2019 00:20

It is about 17:00.
Asked by Rachel from ISRAEL | Mar. 09, 2019 05:57Reply
What is the latest bus from ping'an to guilin?
Thank you
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Answered by Victoria | Mar. 13, 2019 23:39

Well, there is no direct bus to go back to Guilin from Ping'an. You need to go to Dazhai first. As I know, the last bus schedule is at 15:00. The duration is 2.5 to 3 hours.
Asked by Robin from USA | Mar. 06, 2019 08:54Reply
Is there a bus going from Guilin airport to Dazhai?
I arrive at Guilin airport 9:30 am and I am thinking of going to Dazhai and hike from there to Pingan. Is there a bus going from Guilin airport to Dazhai? On another day I will be taking the Li River cruise to Yangshuo and spending a night there. What is the earliest bus from Yangshuo to Guilin as I will leave from Guilin that next morning.
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Answered by Chasidy from DENMARK | Mar. 07, 2019 23:24

1. There is no direct bus between the airport and Dazhai. You are advised to take a shuttle bus to Guilin Bus Station. Take a coach to Longsheng. After arriving, transfer to a coach to Dazhai.
If you want to hire a private car from the airport directly, the fare is CNY300 to 400 for the single trip.
2. The earliest bus from Yangshuo to Guilin is at 06:45.
Asked by Ced from SWITZERLAND | Sep. 16, 2018 13:13Reply
We are looking for the best way to travel from Longsheng (Ping'an) to Fenghuang.
Our hotel offered to arrange a taxi and said they did only few times before. Costs ca. RMB 2300,- Are there other possibilities than such an expensive taxi? (e.g. train, express bus, private driver, split journey in two taxi drive)

Same problem for the journey from Fenghuang to Zhangjiajie NF where the hotel in Zhangjiajie offered a pickup service for RMB 3.000,-

Thanks for your help.
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Answered by Amy from UK | Sep. 16, 2018 23:48

I didn’t find the information of your route, but I once hired a local car from Longsheng to Guilin and the fare was RMB 400.
Anyway, here is the public transport:
To Fenghuang: take a bus from Longsheng Genaral Bus Station to Guilin. It takes about 2h and RMB 35; then, take a bullet train from Guilin Station to Changsha South; and it takes 3-4h, RMB 181.5 for a second class seat; after arrival, take a bus from the station near the South station to Fneghuang, and it takes 6-6.5h, RMB 150 or so.
To Zhagnjiajie: take a bus from Fenghuang General Bus Station to Zhangjiajie directly. It takes about 3h, RMB 80.
Answered by Ced from SWITZERLAND | Sep. 17, 2018 01:34

Thank you so much Amy.

Well, I guess for the journey from Fenghuang to Zhangjiajie we will definitely take your suggested bus. That sounds very good.

From Longsheng to Fenghuang: did you just took a local taxi and asked or did you booked via a provider? Do you remember the name? Looks like with public transport it doesn`t make really sense as it would take almost a whole day (and we came 1 day before from Guilin).
Answered by Amy from UK | Sep. 17, 2018 02:38

We found the local car near the Longsheng General Bus Station, but it seemed the driver didn’t understand English. We traveled with a Chinese friend, and he helped us a lot. So, I guess it may be hard for you to find a car. If the public transport is not available, I think it’s better to take the taxi arranged by the hotel. It’s much easier and safer. Nice trip!
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