Guilin travel – train and bus

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Guilin travel – train and bus schedule

Train

The closest train station to Yangshuo is Guilin. The train station is an easy 10 minute walk from Guilin’s bus station situated on Zhongshan Nan Lu. All trains run daily. This information is subject to change. It is posted here to give you a guide on destinations that connect with Guilin and should always be checked for accuracy.

If you wish to book train tickets via one of Yangshuo’s local agents please be aware that you will have to give them at least 3 days notice in order to organize the tickets for you. Village Inn is also happy to assist guests with Guilin travel while in Yangshuo.

Air conditioned trains

SE: Special Express, trains beginning with the letter “T”, (“Tekuai” 特快 in Chinese). These are the fastest and best-equipped trains, all with air-conditioning, and also the most expensive. Most of the international trains are included in this group.

Express: Trains beginning with the letter “K”, (“Kuaisu” 快速 in Chinese.) They all have air conditioning. Most of the trains in China are now included in this group.

Fast: Trains with only numbers, no letters. Some have air conditioning (noted on the timetable as AC). In Chinese these are called “Pukuai 普快“.

Snail Train: These trains are extremely slow, stop at almost every station, and have poor facilities. In Chinese they are called “Manche” 慢车. There are very few Snail Trains operating in China now.

For the Guilin train schedule, please see the timetable below.

Bus

Guilin – Yangshuo
Guilin’s bus station is a 10 min walk from Guilin’s train station, situated on Zhongshan Nanlu. Express buses depart from Guilin central bus station every 20 min from 7 am to 8 pm. Tickets can be bought at the ticket office at the entrance hall of the bus station or inside the bus station at a smaller ticket office on the left or right hand side (depending on the time of day) of the waiting hall that is on the right as you walk towards the buses. The price (at time of writing) for the express bus ticket is 15 RMB or 17 RMB including luggage insurance. The bus journey takes 1.5 hours to Yangshuo. After 8 pm there are local buses departing in front of the train station for 14 RMB.

Note:
If you arrive by train in Guilin and walk through the car park at the front of the train station you will often be approached by local bus conductors. They will often shout “to Yangshuo!” These are local buses which means they drive slowly and stop continuously all the way to Yangshuo. They are also normally not as comfortable as the express buses and will often try to charge foreigners slightly more. The going rate at time of writing is 15 RMB which is the same as an express bus anyway.

Yangshuo – Guilin travel
The central bus station in Yangshuo is situated on Pantao Road. Take a “quai ban” (express bus) to Guilin which departs every 20 min. The journey to Guilin takes 1.5 hours and tickets can be purchased at the ticket office in the bus station for 15 RMB or for 17 RMB which includes luggage insurance for the journey (prices are at time of writing)

Long distance bus journeys

If you are planning to continue your trip by bus to Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Nanning etc. you can book your ticket through local travel agents . Most of the buses depart in Yangshuo directly and are sleeper buses. A greater choice of bus types and times depart from Guilin, but you can also book the tickets through a Yangshuo local agent.

 

Timetables

Guilin bus to Yangshuo

Departs

Arrives

Distance

Duration

Tkt Price

Guilin 07:10

Yangshuo 08:10

66km

One hour

¥15

Guilin 07:40

Yangshuo 08:40

66km

One hour

¥15

Guilin 08:10

Yangshuo 09:10

66km

One hour

¥15

Guilin 08:40

Yangshuo 09:40

66km

One hour

¥15

Guilin 09:10

Yangshuo 10:10

66km

One hour

¥15

Guilin 09:40

Yangshuo 10:40

66km

One hour

¥15

Guilin 10:10

Yangshuo 11:10

66km

One hour

¥15

Guilin 10:40

Yangshuo 11:40

66km

One hour

¥15

Guilin 11:10

Yangshuo 12:10

66km

One hour

¥15

Guilin 11:40

Yangshuo 12:40

66km

One hour

¥15

Guilin 12:10

Yangshuo 13:10

66km

One hour

¥15

Guilin 12:40

Yangshuo 13:40

66km

One hour

¥15

Guilin 13:10

Yangshuo 14:10

66km

One hour

¥15

Guilin 13:40

Yangshuo 14:40

66km

One hour

¥15

Guilin 14:10

Yangshuo 15:10

66km

One hour

¥15

Guilin 14:40

Yangshuo 15:40

66km

One hour

¥15

Guilin 15:10

Yangshuo 16:10

66km

One hour

¥15

Guilin 15:40

Yangshuo 16:40

66km

One hour

¥15

Guilin 16:10

Yangshuo 17:10

66km

One hour

¥15

Guilin 16:40

Yangshuo 17:40

66km

One hour

¥15

Guilin 17:10

Yangshuo 18:10

66km

One hour

¥15

Guilin 17:40

Yangshuo 18:40

66km

One hour

¥15

Guilin 18:10

Yangshuo 19:10

66km

One hour

¥15

Guilin 18:40

Yangshuo 19:40

66km

One hour

¥15

Guilin 19:10

Yangshuo 20:10

66km

One hour

¥15

Guilin 19:40

Yangshuo 20:40

66km

One hour

¥15

Guilin 20:00

Yangshuo 21:00

66km

One hour

¥15

Guilin train timetable

Train No.

 

From

Guilin

To

Dep. Time

Arr. Time

Travel Time

Distance (km)

K9301

Beihai

08:06

16:35

0d08h29m

660

K22

Beijing West

18:54

22:08

1d03h14m

2135

K651

Chengdu East

12:58

13:34

1d00h36m

1544

K654

Chengdu East

12:58

13:34

1d00h36m

1544

K654

Chengdu East

12:58

13:34

1d00h36m

1544

2678

Hezhou

08:18

18:30

0d10h12m

473

K393

Kunming

10:09

09:16

0d23h07m

1434

5505

Maoming

09:30

20:20

0d10h50m

629

T8721

Nanning

13:49

19:50

0d06h01m

431

K9303

Nanning

16:21

21:55

0d05h34m

431

K9339

Nanning

16:46

22:50

0d06h04m

431

T78

Shanghai South

19:07

15:05

0d19h58m

1621

K950

Shenzhen

21:18

10:50

0d13h32m

1030

K951

Shenzhen

21:18

10:50

0d13h32m

1030

K816

Wuhan

19:50

09:49

0d13h59m

910