How to Get to Yangshuo
Situated 40 miles (65 kilometers) southeast of Guilin, Yangshuo is now a must-go destination as well as Guilin. To receive domestic and international tourists, the county has gradually improved its transportation system which at present is very convenient.
Transportation to the Train Station:
1. Take a direct minibus from Xingping Town Bus Station to reach there.
2. Take a bus from the Long-distance Bus Station beside Shima Yuanpan on Kangzhan Road and get to the front square of the station.
Major Rail Lines from Yangshuo to:
South Bus Station
Nonstop coaches and sightseeing buses at the coach station are mainly bound for nearby cities, such as Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Dongguan, Nanning, Wuzhou, Liuzhou, Xingping Town, Gaotian Town, Fuli Town, Puyi Countryside and Huangyao Ancient Town.
North Bus Station
Coaches to Guilin Railway Station from this bus station operate from 06:45 to 20:30 with the duration of about 1.5 hours. Other coaches here head for the towns and countryside within the county, such as Baisha Town, Putao Town and Yangdi Village.
Hereunder is a schedule for your reference:
|Xingping||07:00 - 18:00 at intervals of 10 minutes||CNY 8||30 minutes|
|Yangdi||07:00 - 16:30 at intervals of 20 minutes||CNY 11||1 hour|
|Nanning||To Langdong Bus Station: 09:00, 15:30 |
To Jiangnan Bus Station: 11:30
|CNY 130||5-6 hours|
|Liuzhou||06:30, 11:00, 13:30, 15:30||CNY 55-65||3-4 hours|
|Guangzhou||10:00, 12:00, 12:30, 12:40, 19:30, 20:00, 21:00, 21:30, 22:30||CNY 150-160||6 hours|
|Dongguan||To Nancheng Bus Station:12:30, 20:00, 21:00; |
To General Bus Station: 11:00
|CNY 170||8 hours|
|Shenzhen||12:30, 20:00, 21:30||CNY 220-250||10 hours|
|Zhuhai||To Gongbei Bus Station: 12:00, 16:30, 18:00, 20:20||CNY 230||8 hours|
Cruises on the Li River attract a large number of tourists. Two hot cruise routes are recommended:
Essential Route: Guilin – Yangshuo
|Route||Zhujiang Passenger Wharf - Shuidongmen Wharf (near to West Street)|
|Main Attractions||Crown Cave, Nine-horse Mural Hill and Yellow Cloth Shoal|
|Schedules||09:00 – 11:00|
|Ticket fare||April to November: CNY270-450/person |
December to March the next year: CNY240-380/person
Downstream Route: Yangshuo – Puyi
|Route||Shuidongmen Wharf - Puyi|
|Main Attractions||Green Lotus Peak, Fuli Town, Moon Hill & Big Banyan Tree|
|Ticket fare||CNY 160/person|
1. Travelers plans to enjoy Li River can book the Li River cruise tickets online in advance with TravelChinaGuide.
2. Children under 3.9 feet (1.2 meters) can take the cruise for free. Children between 3.9-4.9 feet (1.2-1.5 meters) can enjoy 50% off.
Compared with big cruises, its biggest advantage is that tourists can ask the boatman to stop at any banks and have much closer intimate contacts with the idyllic scenery. Tourists should prepare waterproof clothing in order to avoid getting wet. They are advised not to take the bamboo raft if it rains for the sake of safety. In addition, adults over 70 years old and children under 7 years old seem not to be allowed to take the raft.
|Storage battery car|
City-bus (Battery Car)
See the table below for reference taxi fare (all for single trips):
|Liangjiang Airport||CNY 300 - 350|
|Guilin Railway Station||CNY 200 - 250|
|Yulong River||CNY 50 - 60|
|Impression Sanjie Liu||CNY 30 - 40|
|Moon Hill & Big Banyan||CNY 80|
|Yangdi||CNY 120 - 150|
|Huangyao Ancient Town||CNY 400 - 500|
Further Reading: How to Travel between Hong Kong and Guilin & Yangshuo
What are the options ? Mode of transportation, etc ?
Route 2: take the bullet train from Guangzhou South Railway Station to YS Railway Station.
You can enjoy the natural scenery along Li River on the bamboo raft in the first route. The second route is much convenient. You can choose one for your convenience.
I'm planning to take bamboo rafts from Yangdi Pier to Xingping. I depart from Guilin. Can i get some information how to get to Yangdi Pier from Guilin ? and any fixed price for the Bamboo Rafts ? And is it possible to bring our luggage into the bamboo rafts ?
The price for the Bamboo Rafts from Yangdi to Xingping is about CNY220 and you can take your luggage into the rafts.
Booking a guided tour (all inclusive) isn't an option for us though.
Thanks for your help!