Guilin West Railway Station


Guilin West Railway Station, also shown as Guilin Xi Train Station (桂林西站) is a passenger railway station constructed in 2011 and opened in January of 2016. It is located in Dingjiang Town (定江镇), Lingchuan County (灵川县), Guilin City (桂林市). The station is maily handling the high speed train service (Via Guilin) running along the Guiyang – Guangzhou High Speed Railway, linking Guilin with Yangshuo Railway Station, Guiyang North in Guizhou Province and Guangzhou South in Guangdong Province, etc.

Important note: Guilin West is far from Guilin’s city center (around a 40-minute bus ride by No. 22B, see details below), and it has only two ticket windows for  buying or collecting tickets. So, you’d better get your tickets early in hand before your train departs.


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Which Station: Guilin West vs Guilin North vs Guilin (South)?

Guilin has three train staion in operation now: Guilin Railway Station (sometimes refered as Guilin South, Guilin Main, or printed as Guilin, 桂林站), Guilin North Railway Station (GuilinBei, 桂林北站), and the newly-built Guilin West Railway Station (GuilinXi, 桂林西站). See the location on Google Map.

Guilin Railway Station, located in Xiangshan District, is the most centerally-located in the heart of Guilin City with easy access (by taxi, bus 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 16, 19, 22, 22b, 25b, 88).

Guilin North Railway Station, located in Diecai District, is the second closest from the city center and can be reached by taxi, or bus 1, 32, 100..

Guilin West is the farest one from city center with less public transportation service (bus 303, 22b).

So, if you get to choose, Guilin Railway Station (Guilin South or Guilin Main) is the best option for your departure or arrival due to its distance and transport links with city center. Guilin North comes the second, while Guilin West is the worst option.

How to Get to Guilin West

guilin west train station bus 303 & 22b
Bus 303 & 22b route map at Guilin West. 40 minutes ride to downtown, 50 minutes to Guilin Station

Passengers can take a taxi, public bus to get to Guilin West from Guilin’s downtown.

Public bus: No. 22B (From TianeTang 天鹅塘 to Guilin West 桂林西), No. 303 (From Guilin North 桂林北 – Guilin West 桂林西). Both bus journey cost CNY 2 per person.

Bus stop at Guilin West Railway Station
The bus stop at Guilin West for No. 303, 22B bus.

From Guilin West to Guilin Main Station (South)

By bus: The centerally-located Guilin Main Railway Station (South) is far from Guilin West, around 22 bus stop by No. 22 bus.

By train: There are three daily trains running from Guilin West to Guilin Main, taking 30 minutes and costing from CNY 11.5. If it suits your schedule, just catch one to transfer from Guilin West to Guilin South.

See train times below. For a live schedule, just use China Highlights by entering Guilinxi and Guilin.

Guilin West to Guilin South by Train
Trains From – To Dept – Arri Duration Ticket Fares (CNY)
1st Cls 2nd Cls Biz Cls
D3523 Guilin West – Guilin 16:23 – 16:53 30m 14.5 11.5
D3529 Guilin West – Guilin 18:30 – 18:56 26m 14.5 11.5
D3525 Guilin West – Guilin 19:00 – 19:26 26m 14.5 11.5
For a live schedule, please refer to

From Guilin West to Guilin North

Guilin North is both linked with Guilin West by bus and train. You can take the No.303 bus from Guilin West to Guilin North, around 10 stops.

The train times:

Guilin West to Guilin North by Train
Trains From – To Dept – Arri Duration Ticket Fares (CNY)
1st Cls 2nd Cls Biz Cls
D3523 Guilin West – Guilin North 16:23 – 16:31 8m 7.5 6
D3529 Guilin West – Guilin North 18:30 – 18:38 8m 7.5 6
D3525 Guilin West – Guilin North 19:00 – 19:09 9m 7.5 6
For a live schedule, please refer to

From Guilin West to Yangshuo by Train

It is possible to take a train from Guilin to Yangshuo by train now as the Yangshuo Railway Station‘s opening in 2016. See the Nanning – Guilin – Yangshuo Train page.

Here is the train times from Guilin West to Yangshuo:

Guilin West to Yangshuo by Train
Trains From – To Dept – Arri Duration Ticket Fares (CNY)
1st Cls 2nd Cls Biz Cls
D2855 Guilin West – Yangshuo 11:55 – 12:26 31m 24 20
D2853 Guilin West – Yangshuo 13:55 – 14:26 31m 24 20
D2811 Guilin West – Yangshuo 14:40 – 15:11 31m 24 20
D2825 Guilin West – Yangshuo 19:00 – 19:09 31m 24 20
For a live schedule, please refer to

Related Routes

Guilin to Shenzhen Train; Guilin to Guangzhou Train; Guilin to Sanjiang Train

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4 Replies to “Guilin West Railway Station”

  1. If the Guilin West Station’s public transport doesn’t sound like the way you would like to go around, China Highlights is based in Guilin and can help.

  2. Thank you for the post. The information was very helpful to us. We’ve managed to get from West railway station by bus 22 very comfortably and cheaply and it would not be easy without your information.

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