Guilin Transport - Train

Guilin Transport - Train

There are two railway stations in Guilin: Guilin Railway Station and Guilin North Railway Station. Guilin Railway Station (South Station) is to the south of the city center but is more conveniently situated than the North Station. Rail journey times to major destinations: Nanning –5.5 hrs; Liuzhou - 2.2 hrs; Shenzhen - 13hrs; Beijing –23 hrs; Chengdu –25 hrs; Zhanjiang –9 hrs; and Shanghai -20 hrs. Trains from Beijing to Hanoi, Vietnam, stop in Guilin every Tuesday and Saturday. Note: It is not easy to buy sleeper tickets at the Guilin sales office, as the city is a mid-route stop rather than a terminus.

At Guilin Station, there is a bus to Yangshuo that costs 14 Yuan per person. The journey from Guilin Station to Yangshuo Station takes about 70 minutes and usually runs every 15 minutes. Passengers can ask the driver to stop at multiple locations including Yangdi intersection and Baisha.

There are three different ways to book a train ticket from Guilin: over the phone, online and at the ticket window. Tickets can be purchased over the telephone (9510 5195) up to 12 days in advance. If you want to reserve tickets for trains departing between 6:00-12:00, the tickets must be collected on the same day between 12:00-24:00. For tickets departing between 12:00-23:00, ticket pick up time is from 0:00-12:00. Tickets are non transferable and are void if not used on the correct day. To book tickets online, use the site

Guilin Railway Station   
Destinations: Guangzhou, Beijing, Shenzhen, Nanning, Shanghai, Changsha, Kunming, Hanoi
Add: intersection of Shanghai Lu and ZhongshanNanlu, Guilin 
Inquiry Tel: 0773 2164 842
Bus route: 2, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 19, 22, 25b, 33, 51, 88, 91, 99, 100

Guilin North Railway Station
Destinations: Nanning, Nanjing, Kunming, Shanghai, Zhengzhou, Zhanjiang, Chengdu, Maoming
Add: Near LingchuanbaliJie, Yanshan District, North Guilin
Tel: 0773 2162222
Bus route: 1, 18, 32, 32b

Ticketing service:
Guilin Railway Station Ticket Booking Tel: 12306
There are many Tietong (China Railcom) offices in Guilin city and all can sell train tickets. Visitors can also book tickets through travel agencies.
Ticket Hotline for Tietong Guilin: 0773 9510 5105

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