Guilin Transport

Last updated by peggie at 2014-4-22

A large number of foreign travelers and Chinese people come to Guilin to enjoy the unforgettable landscape. The city Guilin provide visitors a convenient transport net consisted of flights, rails, buses, taxis, bikes, boats, etc. Guilin Liangjiang International Airport (KWL) has domestic flights to the major cities and a lot of international flights. The railway systems provide cheap, safe and fast trips to other cities in China.

CNN‘s Most Beautiful River, Li River in Guilin

Guilin Air Transport

Guilin Liangjiang International Airport is the only airport in Guilin to offer about 50 airlines. It has domestic flights to the major cities and dozens of international flights such as the flights to Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Korea, Macao and Hong Kong. 

Guilin Liangjiang International Airport

Guilin Liangjiang International Airport (KWL)

Guilin Liangjiang International Airport is located in Lingui County which is about 30 kilometers far from the downtown. The journey from the airport to Guilin city centre takes about 40 minutes and the price for a taxi is about 80 CNY. The airport shuttle bus with a price of 20 CNY runs between the airport and the CAAC (Civil Aviation Administration of China) building which is located at NO.18 Shanghai Road in Guilin. There will be an airport shuttle bus when a flight arrives at the airport. And the shuttle bus from city center leaves every 30 minutes from 6:30 am to 20:00 pm. The telephone for shuttle bus service is 0773-3843936/3808888. 

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Guilin Train Transport

There are two railway stations - Guilin Railway Station and North Railway Station in Guilin. Situated at Zhongshan South Road of the city, Guilin Railway Station (South Station) offers railway tickets to major cities in China. Compared with the convenient location of Guilin Railway Station, North Railway Station is less used. Most passengers will get off at Guilin Railway Station rather than North Railway Station.

Tips: Passengers need to buy sleeper tickets 5 to 10 days in advance because Guilin usually is a mid-route stop in the whole journey.

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Guilin Coach/Bus Transport

Guilin Coach Station is the main bus station in the city. Situated at No.427 Zhongshan South Road, it only takes about 10 minutes to walk from Guilin Railway Station. Most coaches to the counties in Guilin and other Cities in China such as Naning, Kunming, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Zhuhai are convenient. Most buses in the city centre are 1 CNY and 2 CNY is for a sightseeing bus or an air condition bus.

Tips: The coaches leave for Yangshuo in every 15-20 minutes from 7:00 am to 18:00 pm in Guilin Coach Station. The trip takes about 70 minutes with a price of 17 CNY per person (including 2 CNY for the insurance). 

Waterway Transport

Li River and Taohua River go through the whole Guilin, and there are 2 wharfs- Mopanshan Wharf and Zhujiang Wharf to take a cruise to Yangshuo along the Li River. This trip with amazing landscape attracts millions of traveler at home and abroad. 

Zhujiang Wharf offers an English tour service for foreign travelers. Foreign Travelers need to go to Zhujiang Wharf to take the cruise which cost about 210 CNY per person. The cruise ships usually leaves for Yangshuo at 9:00 and 9:30 in the morning and the whole journey takes 4 hours.

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Li River Cruise

Travelers can buy the tickets in the Guilin Li River Sightseeing Dispatch and the Ticket Center .The Ticket Center is situated at No.38 Fuwang Garden near the South Gate Bridge and it can arrange a bus to pick up passengers with a price of 70 CNY. Visitors also can take a taxi to Zhujiang wharf because there are no buses to these wharfs. Travel agencies and hotels are other options to get the cruise ship tickets. Telephones for ticket service are: 0773-2825502, 0773-2826484

Other Transport Tool

Guilin Taxi drivers are friendly and helpful and they can bring passengers to any destinations they want. Taxi in Guilin is reasonable cheap with a basic fare of 7 CNY and a further price of 1.6 per kilometer and plus 1 or 2 CNY for fuel surcharge. The basic fare will be 7.8 CNY after 23:00 at night.

Guilin is a city filled with bikes and electric motors. Visitors can easily rent a bike or an electric motor to explore the new journey in Guilin, especially there are hundreds of bike rentals in Yangshuo with a truly cheap price.

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posted by "nachouen" at 2011-8-3 12:03:00

I recommend to visit it early in the morning for avoiding the hot in summer

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posted by "Katlin" at 2010-11-10 9:24:00

It is a very big garden, takes a long time to visit all the places. You’d better get a map and decide where to go and see in advance. There is the prayer hall where ancient emperors prayed for harvests, the round square where ancient emperors used to hold praying ceremonies, all are world heritages. What attracted most about the Temple of Heaven is that every Monday morning, many local Chinese people would gather here and do some morning exercises. Some play Taichi, some sing folk songs, and some dance waltz.

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posted by "docee" at 2009-2-1 23:47:00

To me, the main attraction is is enjoying a glimpse into local life.

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posted by "gunnar" at 2008-8-11 22:21:00

The Temple of Heaven with the surrounding park is one of the largest structures in Beijing. So it helps to know what you are looking for, unless you want to walk all day. Enter through the northern or the eastern gate, and go to the main temple (you’ll see it), and then continue southward until you reach the southern gate. If you have time and energy left you can also have a look at the fasting palace in the west. If you go there before 9 in the morning the Temple of Heaven park is a good place to go if you want to see local Beijingers doing their morning exercises and tai chi.

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posted by "chinatravel" at 2008-1-22 21:39:00

The architectural feature of this building complex is imposing and the associated stories are very interesting.

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