Guilin Transport

Last updated by elysees at 2016/4/19

Traveling by train in China is certainly achievable and is a way to see the country side at a leisurely pace. It is also a cheaper means of transport than traveling by air. High Speed Trains between cities make China not that large anymore.

Guilin is easily reached by normal trains and high speed trains. There are trains or high speed trains from or to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Xian, Kunming and many other major Chinese cities (Go to our China train search page, you can search trains from/to Guilin). Guilin - Guangzhou High Speed Railway makes travelling time between Guilin and Guangzhou about 2.5 hours and Guilin and Guiyang, the ethnic minority areas about 2 hours. There are 16 high speed trains running between Guiyang and Guangzhou each day.

high speed train

There are two railway stations in Guilin. One is at the city center called Guilin Station (桂林站) or Guilin Nan Station (桂林南站)and another in the north of the city called Guilin Bei Railway Station (桂林北站). Outside those railway stations, there is a parking lot where taxies are wating. Near the parking lot, there is a public bus station where you can take bus to city center.

Guilin Railway Station or Guilin Nan Railway Station

Location: It is located at Zhongshan South Road (Zhongshan Nan Lu) in Xiangshan District, close to the bus station.

Guilin Railway Station was built in 1938 and expanded in 2005 and 2013. Currently, the waiting room can host up to 15,000 passengers. There are trains from Guilin Railway Station to the major cities in China like Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’an, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Chengdu and the northeast city, Harbin.

Located in the city center at the main street of Guilin (zhongshan Road), Guilin South Railway Station is convenient. Around the station, there are plenty of budget hotels. The best hotel close to the Railway Station is Guilin Osmanthus Hotel, which is a three-star hotel.

How to get to Guilin Railway Station: Take public bus No. 10, 11, 100, 3, 16, 22, 88, 91, 25B and 9.

Transportation to Main Areas in and Around Guilin

Guilin Guilin Nan Railway Station – Yangshuo

There are some buses waiting on the square in front of the station to head to Yangshuo. Buses run to Yangshuo every five to ten minutes.

Guilin Guilin Nan Railway Station – Longji Terraced Field

Buses for Longji Terraced Field are also available on the square of Guilin South Railway Station.

Guilin Nan Railway Station – to Seven Star Park: public bus No. 11

Guilin Guilin Nan Railway Station - Elephant Park, Fubo Hill and Folded Brocade Hill: bus No. 2 and Tourist Bus No. 1.

 

Guilin Nan (South) Railway Station - Guilin Central Bus Station

1. Head to north after getting out of Guilin Nan Railway Station, and walk along the street for 10 minutes. You will see the Bus Station.

2. If you do not want to go to Bus Station on foot, you can take the well-equipped public bus No. 100, 99, 2, 3, 10 or 11. Bus fare of Guilin public buses ranges from 1 to 2 yuan.

Guilin Nan Railway Station – Guilin Bei (North) Railway Station

Take public bus NO. 99;

Taking taxi costs about 30 yuan and takes about half an hour.

Tips

1. It takes at least over 20 hours from Beijing and Shanghai to Guilin and the slowest trains can take 30 to 40 hours. The starting time is often in the morning and afternoon. High speed train takes about 10 and half hours.

2. You’d better book the back round trip ticket five days in advance. While in the holiday seasons (Chinese Spring Festival, May 1 to 3 and October 1 to 7), it would be 15 days earlier to get a high speed train ticket or a sleeper ticket.

3.It costs lesson than15 RMB from the station to Guilin downtown by taxi.

4. Drivers on the buses to Longji and Yangshuo do not have the skill of speaking English. Therefore, it is recommended that you have a guide or a friend who speak English for accompany.

 

Guilin Bei (North) Railway Station

Location: It is located in the north of the city, around 10 kilometers away from the city center.

Guilin Bei Railway Station is much larger than the station in the city center. Take high speed trains to Guangzhou and Guiyang at this station. This station serves for high speed trains. Only few regular speed trains pass there.

How to get there:

1. Take public Bus No 99, 1 and 32;

2. Taking taxi from Guilin downtown area to Guilin Bei Railway Station takes about 20 minutes.

Where to Buy train ticket in Guilin

1. Nanning Railway Bureau Ticket Agency

Location: No. 102, Guiyan Hotel, Zhongshanbei Road, Guilin

Hot line: 0773- 2133885

Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Nanning Railway Bureau Ticket Agency

Location: No. 41, Lijiang Road, Guilin

Hot line: 0773- 2183909

Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

2.Guilin Chuanshan Primary Shool Railway Ticket Agency

Location: No. 41, Lijiang Road, Qixing District, Guilin

Hot line: 0773- 2183909

Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

3.Guilin Jialin Railway Ticket Agency

Location: No. 6, Yili, Xishan Road, Guilin

Hot line: 0773- 2156319

Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

4.Binjiang Mansion Railway Ticket Agency

Location: No. 18, Binjiang Road, Xiangshan District, Guilin

Hot line: 0773- 2186868

Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

5. Guilin China International Travel Service Railway Ticket Agency

Location: No. 11, Binjiang Road, Xiangshan District, Guilin

Hot line: 0773-2199628

Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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