Guangzhou – Guilin Bullet Train Travel Guide

Guangzhou - Guilin Train
Guangzhou – Guilin Train

High Speed Train or Slow Train or Flight

There is no need to travel between Guangzhou and Guilin by plane or using the slow overnight trains now, as high speed train service has become available since December of 2014 linking Guangzhou and Guilin on the Guiyang – Guangzhou High Speed Railway. The Guangzhou – Guilin high speed trains are modern, air-conditioned and comfortable and give you a good chance to enjoy the beautiful countryside scenery and Guilin’s kast landscape. More importantly, some of the high speed trains will have a stop at Yangshuo (Yangshuo Railway Station), a famous travel town for tourists (See Guangzhou – Yangshuo page).

Distance from Guangzhou to Guilin: around 478 km (297 miles).

Option Price one-way Travel time Note
By plane from CNY 1200 1h10m Check real-time airfares at Ctrip
By high speed train from CNY 137.5 2h50m see below
By slow train from CNY 112 11h see below

High Speed Trains Guangzhou – Guilin

As of March 2016, there are about 30 high speed trains from Guangzhou to Guilin and reverse.

Guangzhou South (GuangzhouNan): by metro Line 2 & Line 7 (not open yet).

Guilin North (GuilinBei): by bus 1, 32.

Guilin West: by bus 22b, 303. This newly-opened station is a little bit far from Guilin’s center with less public transport service.

Note: Choosing Guilin North as your departure or arrival station is better than choosing Guilin West becasue Guilin North is more close to the city center of Guilin with more public transport service (bus or taxi).

Map of Stations & High Speed Rail Route

Travel & Ticketing Tips  Online Ticket

The booking horizon for Chinese train tickets is up to 60 days. It is advisable to book tickets in advance with your passport at station or online.

If you want an onward travel from Guilin to Yangshuo, there are several high speed trains to Yangshuo. But the best option would be taking a bus.

If you travel from Shenzhen to Guilin, please refer to pages: Shenzhen to Guilin Train & Guangzhou Shenzhen Train

Schedule, Ticket Price & Travel Time

Guangzhou to Guilin high speed trains (over 30 trains daily)
Trains From – To Dept – Arri Duration Ticket Fares (CNY)
1st Cls 2nd Cls Superior Cls
G2902 Guangzhou South – Guilin North 07:59 – 10:49 2h50m 165 137.5 247.5
D3676 Guangzhou South – Guilin North 07:23 – 10:13 2h50m 165 137.5
G2904 Guangzhou South – Guilin North 12:28 – 15:20 2h52m 165 137.5 247.5
D2858 Guangzhou South – Guilin West 09:00 – 12:00 3h 165 137.5
D2826 Guangzhou South – Guilin West 09:43 – 12:31 2h48m 165 137.5
For a live schedule & ticket availability, please refer to
Guilin to Guangzhou high speed trains (30 trains daily)
Trains From – To Dept – Arri Duration Ticket Fares (CNY)
1st Cls 2nd Cls Biz Cls
G2901 Guilin North – Guangzhou South 11:10 – 13:57 2h47m 165 137.5 247.5
G2903 Guilin North – Guangzhou South 16:12 – 19:16 3h4m 165 137.5 247.5
D2833 Guilin North – Guangzhou South 08:23 – 11:19 2h56m 165 137.5
D2861 Guilin West – Guangzhou South 10:34 – 13:30 2h56m 165 137.5
D2863 Guilin West – Guangzhou South 12:11 – 15:15 3h4m 165 137.5
For a live schedule & ticket availability, please refer to

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