How to Travel Chengdu – Guilin – Yangshuo by Train
Chengdu as the capital city of Sichuan Province is about 1430 km from Guilin and Yangshuo in Guangxi Province. Travelers can have two ways to travel between Chengdu and Guilin: by direct flight, or high speed train (high speed train has been launched since January of 2018). But high speed train is the best option.
High speed trains are the best option, which run frequently, fast and on time.Be noted: High speed train service between Chengdu, Guilin and Yangshuo have been launched on January 25 of 2018. Now you can check the real train times
Starting from January 25 of 2018, high speed trains between Chengdu and Yangshuo have been launched.
From Chengdu to Yangshuo by Train: There are 2 daily high speed trains depearting from Chengdu East Station to Yangshuo Train Station, taking 7.5 hours and costing from CNY 371.5 in a second class seat. The high speed train will pass through Chongqing West Station, Guiyang North, and Guilin West Station, and continue to Guangzhou South.
From Yangshuo to Chengdu by train: 4 high speed trains depart from Yangshuo Train Station to Chengdu East Station daily. You can check live train times and ticket availability at http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/
|Chengdu – Yangshuo by D type high speed train (2-4 daily)|
|Train Type||From – To||Frequency||1st-Last||Duration||Ticket Fares (CNY)|
|1st Cls||2nd Cls||Biz Cls|
|D1818, D1820||Chengdu East to Yangshuo||2||–||7h40m||501||371.5||–|
|D trains||Yangshuo to Chengdu East||4||–||7h20-7h40||501||371.5||–|
For a live schedule & ticket availability, please refer to http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/
How to Get to West Street from Yangshuo Train Station
After getting out of Yangshuo Train Station, just ture left at station exit to the bus ticket office, where you need to buy bus tickets (CNY20, 45mins)from Yangshuo Railway Station to Yangshuo High Speed Rail Bus Station. Then change to a local public bus (bus 604) to West Street (CNY2, 7mins).
Starting on January 25 of 2018, high speed train service linking Chengdu, Guilin and Yangshuo has been avaiable since the Chongqing-Guiyang section of HSR opens. As the timetable shows, there are 8-10 daily D type high speed trains running from Chengdu to Guilin & 10 trains from Guilin to Chengdu. Journey time is about 7 – 7.5 hours and ticket fare is about CNY351.5 in a second class seat, CNY477 for a first class seat.
|Guillin – Chengdu bullet train|
|Train Type||From – To||Frequency||Duration||Ticket Fares (CNY)|
|1st Cls||2nd Cls||Biz Cls|
|D train||Chengdu East to Guilin West||7 daily||7-7.5h||477||351.5|
|D train||Chengdu East to Guilin Station||1 daily||7-7.5h||559||384|
|D train||Guilin West to Chengdu East||9 daily||7-7.5h||477||351.5|
|D train||Guilin Station to Chengdu East||1 daily||7-7.5h||559||384|
For a live schedule, buying tickets & check availability, please refer to http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/
How to Buy Train Tickets
The booking opens online 30 days ahead of departure. You can buy tickets at the official http://www.12306.cn/ if you can read Chinese and have a Chinese bank card. If not, you can use a ticket agent online like http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/, who will help issue you the ticket and deliver your ticket to your hotel. Of course, they will charge you a small service fee.
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