How to Travel by Train from Guangzhou

Taking a Train from Guangzhou to

Guangzhou to Zhangjiajie; Guangzhou to Yiwu; Guangzhou to Yangshuo; Guangzhou to Guilin; Guangzhou to Xiamen
; Guangzhou to Shenzhen Train; Guangzhou to Fuzhou

Which Station in Guangzhou

Guangzhou South; Guangzhou Railway Station; Guangzhou East

Transporation Guide

Guangzhou South to Baiyun Airport, Guangzhou South to Canton Fair, Guangzhou South to Guangzhou East

Where to Stay near Your Train Station

Hotels near Guangzhou South


Guangzhou to Zhangjiajie by Train

How far is Zhangjiajie from Guangzhou: the distance between Guangzhou and Zhangjiajie is over 1000 km (621 miles).

You can travel from Guangzhou to Zhangjiajie by overnight train directly, or by high speed train + regular train via Changsha. Below are the options:

Option 1: Guangzhou to Zhangjiajie by Overnight Train, 13 – 17 hours, from CNY 172.5

Overnight train is the most direct way to travel from Guangzhou to Zhangjiajie. Now, there are 3 direct regular trains running between Guangzhou and Zhangjiajie, and the train journey takes about 14 – 17 hours & costs 172.5 yuan in a hard seat. See details below:

Note: The overnight train from Guangzhou to Zhangjiajie departs from Guangzhou Railway Station, short for Guangzhou.

Guangzhou to Zhangjiajie trains (3 daily)
Trains From – To Dept – Arri Duration Ticket Fares (CNY)
Hard Seat Hard Sleeper Soft Sleeper
K9064 Guangzhou to Zhangjiajie 13:37 – 03:42 (day 2) 14:05 172.5 295.5 463.5
T8316 Guangzhou to Zhangjiajie 20:06 – 09:29 (day 2) 13:23 172.5 295.5 463.5
K9068 Guangzhou to Zhangjiajie 21:06 – 14:55 (day 2) 17:49 280.5 163.5
For a live schedule & ticket availability, please refer to http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/

Option 2: Guangzhou to Changsha to Zhangjiajie by Train

You can also take a high speed train from Guangzhou South to Changsha South (2.5 – 3 hours, from CNY 314) first, then make a transfer from Changsha South Station to Changsha Railway Station (25-minute taxi ride, from CNY 30 – 50), from where you can catch a regular train to Zhangjiajie Railway Station.

Guangzhou South to Changsha South high speed trains (99 daily)
Trains From – To Dept – Arri Duration Ticket Fares (CNY)
2nd Cls 1st Cls Biz Cls
G1104 Guangzhou South to Changsha South 07:46 – 10:26 2h40m 314 504 995
G6012 Guangzhou South to Changsha South 07:52 – 10:35 2h43m 314 504 995
G86 Guangzhou South to Changsha South 08:00 – 10:21 2h21m 314 504 995
For a live schedule & ticket availability, please refer to http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/
Guangzhou Railway Station to Zhangjiajie trains (6 daily)
Trains From – To Dept – Arri Duration Ticket Fares (CNY)
Hard Seat Hard Sleeper Soft Sleeper
K810 Changsha to Zhangjiajie 11:29 – 17:24 5h55m 54.5 100.5 155.5
K9031 Changsha to Zhangjiajie 20:28 – 07:30 (day 2) 11h02m 98 171 263
K9064 Changsha to Zhangjiajie 22:17 – 03:42 (day 2) 5h25m 83.5 170.5 265.5
For a live schedule & ticket availability, please refer to http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/

Guangzhou to Xiamen by Train

Xiamen, the coastal city of Fujian Province, is about 690 km (429 mile) east of Guangzhou. You can travel by train from Guangzhou to Xiamen with the transportation options below:

Option 1: High Speed Trains from Guangzhou to Shenzhen to Xiamen, Fastest option, from CNY 225

No direct high speed trains available between Guangzhou and Xiamen currently. The fastest and most popular route to travel from Guangzhou to Xiamen is via Shenzhen using high speed trains. You may plan your route like this:

Step one: Take a G train (the fastest high speed train) from Guangzhou South Station to Shenzhen North Station first, journey time: 30 – 40 minutes, cost: CNY 74.5 in a 2nd cls seat.

Step two: Catch a D train (39 trains daily) to Xiamen North Station or Xiamen Railway Station at Shenzhen North Station, journey time: 3hrs 40mins to 4 hrs, cost : from CNY 150.5.

Remember to allow at least 50 minutes or more for catching your next train at Shenzhen North.

For a live schedule & ticket availability, you may refer to "http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/"

Option 2: By Direct Train from Guangzhou to Xiamen, Slow Option, from CNY 102

This option is slow, and not recommended. Two overnight K trains (non-highspeed) running from Guangzhou to Xiamen directly. The K229 runs from Guangzhou Railway Station at 20:40, and arrives Xiamen Railway Station at 09:42 on next day. The K 297 departs from Guangzhou East at 20:47, and arrives Xiamen Railway Station at 08:35 on the following day.


Guangzhou to Fuzhou by Train

Fuzhou, the capital city of Fujian Province, is about 952 km (592 miles) from Guangzhou City. Taking a high speed train with a change of train at Shenzhen is the most ideal way to travel between Guangzhou and Fuzhou. You can start your journey with a high speed train to Shenzhen North Station from Guangzhou South Station, then catch onto a D type high speed train to Fuzhou. Most of the high speed trains from Shenzhen North arrives at Fuzhou South Station, with two arriving at Fuzhou Railway Station. The total high speed rail journey will cost you from CNY 291.5. You’d better allow a minimum connection time (1 hour) for your transfer train + train, and anticipate any delay and extra time for passing security contral and ticket check-in.

High Speed Train Journey: Guangzhou – Shenzhen – Fuzhou, from CNY 291.5

Guangzhou to Shenzhen to Fuzhou, High Speed Train
Trains From – To Dept – Arri Duration Ticket Fares (CNY)
2nd Cls 1st Cls VIP Cls
G6305 Guangzhou South to Shenzhen North 09:00 – 09:30 30m 74.5 99.5 119.5
D2288 Shenzhen North to Fuzhou South 10:40 – 16:16 05h36m 217 260.5
For a live schedule & ticket availability, please refer to http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/

Guangzhou South Railway Station (Guangzhou Nan, High Speed)

How to Get to Guangzhou South

By metro line2 (or view it at Exploregz), metro line 7 (not open yet)

From Guangzhou South to Airport, By metro line 2 & line 3, 1 hour and 30 minutes, CNY 9

You may use http://www.exploregz.com/metro/ as your route planner:

Step 1: Start at Guangzhou South Railway Station by metro line 2 (or use the route planner) for about 23 stops towards Jiahewanggang (嘉禾望岗)

Step 2: Change metro lines at Jiahewanggang to take metro line 3 (or use the route planner) for 3 stops towards Airport South (机场南) (or read on Wiki).

From Guangzhou South to Canton Fair, by metro line 2 & line 8 in 56 minutes, CNY 6

Pazhou Complex, the venue where Canton Fari is held, is quite near Pazhou Station on Guangzhou metro line 8. You can reach the complex from Guangzhou South by line 2 then line 8:

You may use http://www.exploregz.com/metro/ as your route planner:

Step 1: Start at Guangzhou South Railway Station by metro line 2 (or use the route planner) for about 8 stops to Changgang (昌岗站)

Step 2: Change metro lines at Changgang (昌岗站) to take metro line 8 (towards Wanshengwei) (or use the route planner) for 8 stops to Pazhou Station

Guangzhou South – Guangzhou East by Metro Line 2 & Line 8 in 1 hour and 5 minutes, CNY 6

Guangzhou South is about 28 km from Guangzhou East. You can make the transfer between Guangzhou South and Guangzhou East through metro line 2 and line 8. Just use http://www.exploregz.com/metro/ to plan your journey. It will take you about 1h5m to get there.


Guangzhou Railway Station

2 thoughts on “How to Travel by Train from Guangzhou

  1. I plan to travel to China that will reach at Guangzhou airport. From there I will travel to zhangjiajie by train. I wish
    to get the advice how to set the trip.

    • You may consider to take a overnight train from Guangzhou to Zhangjiajie The train T8316 departs from Guangzhou Railway Station at 20:06, and arrives at Zhangjiajie Railway Station at 09:29 next day.
      You can take the metro line 3 (at Airport South metro stop) and line 2 with a change at Jiahewanggang stop to get to Guangzhou Railway Station from Baiyun airport.
      Just use this map to plan your metro route: https://exploregz.com/metro/

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