Bullet Train to Yangshuo from Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong

Yangshuo Railway Station opened in January, 2016 and introduced high speed rail service linking Guangzhou South in Guangdong Province and Yangshuo in Guangxi Province, making it possible to travel between Guangzhou and Yangshuo by high speed trains directly. As of May, 2017, there are 10 daily high speed trains from Guangzhou South to Yangshuo and reverse.
This travel route is quite popular, and the train tickets often sell out quickly.

Distance from Guangzhou to Yangshuo: 427 kilometers (265 miles).

Guangzhou – Yangshuo High Speed Trains

Guangzhou South Railway Station, also printed as GuangzhouNan (South = Nan) is the largest station in Guangzhou serving high speed train service. You can get to the station by metro Line 2 & Line 7 (not open yet).

Yangshuo Railway Station is a newly opened station located in Xingping Town, 22 km or 45 minutes bus ride from Yangshuo’s town center. You can take a bus or a taxi from Yangshuo railway station to Yangshuo’s town center.

Just see how to get from Yangshuo Railway Station to West Street by public bus.

Travel & Train Ticket Booking Tips

As Yangshuo is a hot tourist destination, this travel route is quite popular not only for Chinese travellers but also for foreigners. Some train tickets often sell out quickly. You’d better make your travel plan early and book your train tickets 30 days or less ahead of departure. You may buy tickets in person at the station with your passport or buy tickets online with an agent http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/.

If you want an onward travel from Yangshuo to Guilin, you can take a high speed train (to Guilin Railway Station, Guilin North or Guilin West) or bus. But taking bus would be more convenient as there are more bus frequencies and the Yangshuo bus station is centrally located with easy access.

How to Get to West Street from Yangshuo Train Station

  • 1. Walk out of the train station, then turn left to look for the bus ticket office.
  • 2. Buy bus ticket to Yangshuo (CNY 20 per person) at the bus ticket office, then get on the blue bus with your tickets.
  • 3. After a 45-min bus ride, the blue bus will drive you to the Gaotie Zhuanxian Chezhan (a bus station 高铁专线车站).
  • 4. Change to the green bus (CNY 1 per person).
  • 5. After around 5 – 7 mins bus ride, you will get to the west street. You can request the driver to drop you off at the West Street.
  • See the Photo Guide below, or visit Yangshuo Train Station for more details.

Train Schedule, Ticket Fares and Duration

Be noted that most of the high speed trains from Yangshuo to Guangzhou terminate at Guangzhou South Railway Station (广州南站) except only one terminates at Guangzhou Railway Station (广州站).

Guangzhou South to Yangshuo high speed trains (9 – 10 daily)
Trains From – To Dept – Arri Duration Ticket Fares (CNY)
1st Cls 2nd Cls Standing Ticket
D2992 Guangzhou South – Yangshuo 07:18- 09:44 2h26m 140.5 117 117
D2806 Guangzhou South – Yangshuo 08:23- 10:48 2h25m 140.5 117 117
D2812 Guangzhou South – Yangshuo 09:48- 12:13 2h25m 140.5 117 117
D2966 Guangzhou South – Yangshuo 11:12- 13:32 2h20m 140.5 117 117
D2972 Guangzhou South – Yangshuo 13:26- 16:02 2h36m 140.5 117 117
For a live schedule & ticket availability & more trains, please refer to http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/
Yangshuo to Guangzhou South high speed trains (11 daily)
Trains From – To Dept – Arri Duration Ticket Fares (CNY)
1st Cls 2nd Cls Standing Ticket
D2961 Yangshuo – Guangzhou South 08:31- 10:51 2h20m 140.5 117 117
D2809 Yangshuo – Guangzhou South 12:07- 14:34 2h27m 140.5 117 117
D2811 Yangshuo – Guangzhou South 12:16- 14:49 2h33m 140.5 117 117
D2367 Yangshuo – Guangzhou South 14:11- 16:36 2h25m 140.5 117 117
D2821 Yangshuo – Guangzhou South 15:04- 17:32 2h28m 140.5 117 117
For a live schedule & ticket availability & more trains, please refer to http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/

Hong Kong or Shenzhen to Yangshuo by High Speed Train via Guangzhou

There are no direct high speed train service linking Yangshuo with Shenzhen or Hong Kong yet. You can choose the options below:

Map of Stations & High Speed Rail Route

Departing from Shenzhen for Yangshuo: Take a high speed train from Futian Railway Station or Shenzhen North Railway Station to Guangzhou South first, then a connecting train to Yangshuo. (See Shenzhen to Guangzhou Train).  Starting from December 28 of 2017, direct high speed train service between Shenzhen and Yangshuo has been launched. Just see Shenzhen to Yangshuo page. 

Departing from Hong Kong to Yangshuo: You can enter Shenzhen via Lowu Port or Futian Port by metro, then take a high speed train from Shenzhen (Futian Train Station or Shenzhen North) to Guangzhou South, then a connecting fast train to Yangshuo. See Hong Kong to Yangshuo page

You can use this journey planner Hong Kong MTR to arrange your metro trip from Hong Kong to Shenzhen via Futian Port or Lowu Port (Luohu). Just enter a Hong Kong metro stop’s name and “Shenzhen North Station ” or “Futian (Futian Train Station)”, the journey planner will returns you the route plan and ticket price. It is easy to use.

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Related pages

Guangzhou to Guilin Train, Trains from Guangzhou; Yangshuo to Nanning Train, Shenzhen to Guilin train

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19 Replies to “Bullet Train to Yangshuo from Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong”

  1. hi,
    i try to find a 1st class ticket on the train from Guangzhou South to Yangshuo for a month from now, and there are only 2nd class tickets.. but on 12306.cn i can see they have 1st class tickets, so it’s not sold out.. why there is no agents that sells 1st class tickets ? i don’t have chinese bank account so i can’t order on 12306.cn …


    • Hi, What’s your travel date?
      I made a search for trains departing from August 31 to October 5 on 12306.cn, and only found that no 1st class seat ticket available for most of dates except August 31 and Sept 1st. I guess most of the 1st class seat tickets haven’t been officially released yet or due to some other reasons. Just keep track on it and see if the official 12306 will release the 1st class ticket tomorrow for September 2. If the 1st cls ticket really sell out, you’d better buy a 2nd cls alternatively.

  2. Is Guangzhou South the only train station in Guangzhou that the Yangshuo high speed rail line leaves and arrives from?

    • Hi, I made a search on the official 12306.cn, and here are what I found:
      1. From Guangzhou to Yangshuo, all the trains (9 trains daily) leave from Guangzhou South.
      2. From Yangshuo to Guangzhou, most of the trains (6 daily trains) arrive at Guangzhou South. Only the D2997 train terminates at Guangzhou Railway Station.

      Just check it carefully using the site above.

  3. Hello!
    I’ve already booked and payed online for the ticket from Yangshuo railway station. I’ve got an E-ticket. Can I print out a ‘real’ ticket at the station? Is there a special window for that (like in Guangzhou South for example)?
    Thank you

    • Hi, which website did you use to book your tickets?
      Foreigners cannot use the ticket vendor machines because the ticket machine don’t accept a passport but only Chinese ID card. So, you don’t need to print it out, but that you need to collect your ticket at the station by showing your passport and the E-ticket (the confirmation number) to the staffs at ticket window. The ticket agent might have sent you the instruction on how to collect your tickets.
      As far as I know, there is no a special window at Yangshuo station. Foreigners need to line up to collect your ticket at the ticket window.

  4. How long would we need to allow to travel from Hong Kong to Yangshuo via trains? Would it be three trains? Hong Kong to Shenzhen, shenzhen to Guangzhou, Guangzhou to Yangshuo? Or is it better to go Hong Kong to Guangzhou, switch stations, and then to Yangshuo?

  5. We are planning to take the high speed train from China South Railway Station in Guangzhou to Gongcheng and then take a bus to Yangshuo because there are late in the day trains. Is it easy to find the bus station in Gongcheng to get to Yangshuo?

    • Hi, May I know what’s your arrival time in Gongcheng Railway Station?
      There are public buses linking Gongcheng Train Station and Gongcheng Bus Station (3 yuan p.p, Bus service time: 07:30-21:00). Just take the public buses to Gongcheng bus station (汽车站), from there catch a bus to Yangshuo. I think it will be easy, not a hard job.

  6. Hi, we plan to fly to Guangzhou, go to Guangzhou South Train Station, to get a train to Guilin then a train from Yangshuo back to Guangzhou. I think I have 2 questions. Q1, Can I book an open time train tickets? As I do not know at this time if my plane will be delayed or put forward on arrival days and leaving days. Q2 Can I collect all of my train Tickets for my holiday including Yangshuo , at Guangzhou South rail station.

    • Q1: The Chinese train ticket booking period is 30 days prior to departure, you can buy it online or at station.
      Q2: Yes, you can collect all your train ticekts at Guangzhou South, but you will be charged a 5 yuan per ticket for those tickets departing from Yangshuo or Guilin rather than Guangzhou.

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