Beijing Guangzhou High Speed Trains

High speed also could mean leisure! Beijing Guangzhou high speed railway, also known as Jingguang high speed rail, is a top important north-south high speed rail line in China. That very long railway of about 2,273 kilometers long enables a relaxing trip on land to see China from north to east area. Beijing Guangzhou high speed rail starts from Beijing and spans five provinces including Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Hunan and Guangdong, finally ends in Guangzhou. Apart from the two starting destinations, the trains also take you to travel through a series of important provincial capitals and favored tourist places, including Shijiazhuang (石家庄), Anyang (安阳), Zhengzhou (郑州), Wuhan (武汉), Yueyang (岳阳), Changsha (长沙), Hengshan (衡山), etc., which lets you enjoy the diverse natural views of both the northern and southern part of this vast country. As the fashionable high speed trains run at an average speed of 300km/h, travelers could get to the places on the middle way very soon, and take about 8~10 hours to travel the whole way between Beijing and Guangzhou to enjoy the cultural and historical highlights and mouthwatering food there in those two major cities in China!

Beijing Guangzhou High Speed Train Schedules

● Beijing to Guangzhou

Train Type From To Frequency (day) Operating Hours Duration Detailed Schedule >
G TrainsBeijing WestGuangzhou SouthAbout 5About 07:00-13:00About 8-10 hours
Over-night D TrainsAbout 5About 20:00-20:30About 10-10.5 hours

● Guangzhou to Beijing

Train Type From To Frequency (day) Operating Hours Duration Detailed Schedule >
G TrainsGuangzhou SouthBeijing WestAbout 5About 07:30-13:00About 8-10.5 hours
Over-night D TrainsAbout 5About 20:00-20:30About 10.5 hours

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Other Recommended Section on Beijing Guangzhou High Speed Railway

As Beijing Guangzhou High Speed Railway is a long railway crossing south-north and passes some famous and complimented cities, we also recommend you experience some parts of the railway to see the highlights in the middle stopovers including Zhengzhou, Wuhan, Changsha, etc., particularly if you do not have enough time to enjoy the whole riding from Beijing to Guangzhou. Please check the train schedule of each popular route section.

From - To Frequency (day) Operating Hours Duration
Beijing - Zhengzhou: over 50 G trains about 06:30-20:00 about 2.5-3.5 hours
Beijing – Wuhan: Over 30 G trains About 06:30-19:00 About 4.5-6 hours
Beijing - Changsha: Over 15 trains About 07:00-15:30 About 5.5-7.5 hours
Guangzhou - Changsha: Over 100 trains About 06:30-21:00 About 2.5-3 hours
Guangzhou - Wuhan: About 60 trains About 06:30-18:30 About 4-5 hours
Guangzhou - Zhengzhou: Over 20 trains About 06:30-16:30 About 5.5-7 hours

Please Note: This information of time and duration might changes slightly, be free to contact us for the up-to-date schedule.

What to See along Beijing Guangzhou High Speed Railway

On this very long Beijing Guangzhou High Speed Railway, travelers could have great time meeting diverse layered wonderful things to truly feel the difference between northern China and southern China, and also experience traveling among distinct seasons just by such one railway. Prepare you camera and nice mood to enjoy the brilliant culture, interesting history, unbelievable sceneries, tasteful food, and charming dialects, wonderful ethnic minority folks, and many more highlights from Beijing to Guangzhou.

Beijing

Once being the living place of royal families in Ming and Qing dynasties, Beijing still keep its mysterious and magnificent quality and charm till nowadays as the capital city of China. It never fails to show visitors the best culture, history, economy, and other proud essences from the past to present, not only by the world known Forbidden City, Great Walls, Beijing Opera, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Bird’s Nest Olympic Site, etc., but also other typical featured things of Beijing style, such as its Beijing Hutongs, honest and hospitable local citizens, etc. Get impressed in this ancient but vigorous capital city!

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Beijing West Railway Station

Address: No.118, Lianhuachi East Road, Fengtai District, Beijing (北京市丰台区莲花池东路118号 - 北京西站); about 20mins for 7.5km to downtown by car.

Transportation: The high speed train station is not far away from the main attractions of Beijing. Usually, you can take the Metro Line 7, Line 4 and Line 2 to the city center, Tiananment Square and Forbidden City for about 30 minutes. Also, you can go to Temple of Heaven by Metro Line 7 for about 45 minutes, etc. Taking a taxi is very convenient to transfer to hotels and attractions in Beijing! > Check more about Beijing West Railway Station.

Beijing Mutianyu Great Wall

Beijing Mutianyu Great Wall

Beijing West Railway Station

Beijing West Railway Station

Zhengzhou

Zhengzhou is the provincial capital city of Henan Province which is also a popular tourist destination for many people from different places in the world. Arriving in this city by high speed trains, you could visit Shaolin Temple to get deeper understanding of Chinese Kung Fu and enjoy the sceneries of Mount Songshan. Also, as it is a historical city being an important ancient capital city, you can go to Henan Museum, Yellow River Scenic Area, and so on, to find the meaningful background stories and changes.

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Zhengzhou East Railway Station

Address: No.199, Xinyi Road, Zhengdong New District, Zhengzhou (郑州市郑东新区心怡路199号 - 郑州东站); about 40mins for 20km to downtown by car.

Transportation: from Zhengzhou East Station, you can transfer to the downtown area by local Metro Line 1 for about 55 minutes. Besides, you can take Metro Line 1 and transfer to Line 2 to Henan Museum for about 50 minutes. To get to Yellow Scenic Area, you need to go by car, and it needs about 50 minutes for 40km. Furthermore, you can also go to visit Shaolin Temple by car for about 1 hour and 40 minutes for about 110km.

Shaolin Temple

Shaolin Temple

Zhengzhou Xian High Speed Train - Zhengzhou East Railway Station

Zhengzhou East Railway Station

Wuhan

Wuhan is the capital of Hubei Province and the original place of the important ancient Chu Culture. To let world people understand what has happed there during the past centuries, it well preserves a lot of precious culture relics in Hubei Provincial Museum for your enjoyment. Being a popular tourist city in China, it boasts the famous Yellow Crane Tower, Guiyuan Temple, East Lake, Ancient Lute Platform, and the beautiful Yangtze River view, etc. for the cultural savory of all of you!

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Wuhan Railway Stations

Wuhan Railway Station is more frequently used for Beijing Guangzhou trains. It is located on Baiyun Road, Hongshan District, Wuhan (武汉市洪山区白云路 - 武汉站), which needs about 30mins for 16km to downtown by car. From there, you can take Wuhan Rail Transit Line 4 to Hubei Provincial Museum and downtown for about 50 minutes. Also, the local taxi is another good means to get around to most attractions in this city. Besides, Hankou Railway Station also services some trains. Located at No.1, Jinjiadun, Jianghan District, Wuhan (武汉市江汉区金家墩1号), it usually needs about 40 minutes to the downtown by taxi.

Wuhan Yellow Crane Tower

Wuhan Yellow Crane Tower

Wuhan Railway Station

Wuhan Railway Station

Changsha

Changsha is the capital city of Hunan Province and also is favored by tourists with a lot of delicious Hunan cuisines and snacks. Traveling in this city, you are recommended to visit the Yuelu Academy that is one of the four Great Academies in ancient China. Moreover, the Mawangdui Han Tombs reputed as one the World 10 Greatest Ancient Tombs with rare treasures is highly recommended for cultural learning. Besides, enjoying the nice sightseeing of Xiangjiang River and admiring the head statue of Chairman Mao at Orange Island Park is also a great experience.

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Changsha South Railway Station

Address: Huahou Road, Lituo Village, Yuhua District, Changsha (长沙市雨花区黎托乡花侯路 - 长沙南站); about 40mins for 16km to downtown by car.

Transportation: To visit highlights in Changsha from Changsha South Station, you could take Changsha Metro Line 2 to Orange Island Park for about 40 minutes, to Yuelu Academy and Yuelu Mountain for about 50 minutes, etc. Moreover, the local taxi is great for transfer to other attractions like Mawangdui Mausoleum but the prices are higher.

Changsha Orange Island

Changsha Orange Island

Changsha South Railway Station

Changsha South Railway Station

Guangzhou

Guangzhou or Canton, the provincial capital of Guangdong, is one of the best places to know about the Lingnan Culture and the thriving of Guangdong area. Once you step in this city, make sure to taste its famous Guangdong Cuisine and local snacks. Besides, Sun Yatsen Mamorial Hall, Ancestral Temple of Chen Family, Guangdong Provincial Museum, Yuexi Park, Shamian Island, Huangpu Military Academy, Six Banyan Temple, and so many forth are among the top recommended by most domestic and overseas visitors to Guangzhou.

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Guangzhou South Railway Station

Address: Shibi Street, Panyu District, Guangzhou City (广州市番禺区石壁街道 - 广州南站); about 40mins for 23km to downtown by car.

Transportation: This station is a little far from city center. From there, you could take Metro Line 2 to Guangzhou downtown, Sun Yatsen Memorial Hall, Yue Xiu Park, Six Banyan Tree, Line 2 and Line 1 to Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family, etc. Besides, you can go to many other tourist spots and places by the local convenient metro system with low cost or taxi with speed.

Ancestral Temple of Chen Family

Guangzhou Ancestral Temple of Chen Family

Guangzhou South Railway Station

Guangzhou South Railway Station

Newest Fuxing Trains between Beijing and Guangzhou

The new high speed Fuxing trains in the public eye are also taken into operation on the Beijing Guangzhou high speed railway. This kind of new and trubred train with better technology of world advanced level, higher designing speed of 350km/h would take passengers between Beijing and Guangzhou with better comfort, more expected functions, technologies and advantages. At present, if you want to experience of the new Fuxing train, you could choose the G65 train running during 10:33~20:16 from Beijing West Station to Guangzhou South Station, or the G80 train during 12:00~21:49 in reverse.

>> Check more details about the new Fuxing Trains in China.

Tips for Booking and Taking Beijing Guangzhou High Speed Train

1. Seats choosing & price comparing

On Beijing Guangzhou high speed G trains, there are three types of seats: the “Business Class Seats” like the first class seat in an aircraft and the most comfortable and expensive, with the price of 2742.0RMB p er person, the “First Class Seats” of the middle class of 1380.0RMB per person and the “Second Class Seats” of the most economical class of 862.0RMB per person. On Beijing Guangzhou high speed D trains, two types of seats are offered: the “New Sleepers” with better experience of 1430.0RMB per person and the economical “Second Class Seats” of 709.0RMB per person.

>> Check more about types of seat on high speed trains.

Second Class Seat on Bullet Train

Second Class Seat on Bullet Train

2. Booking & collect your bullet train ticket

To book a Beijing Guangzhou high speed train ticket, you could choose to book it at the official website: China Railway Customer Service Center or with a travel agency, also you could directly tell China Discovery to book the tickets for you. Besides, you could go to the Railway Station or Designated Ticket Offices to do that.

To collect your high speed train ticket, you could go to the railway station nearby, however, the Self-service Ticketing Machines are not serving foreign people. Besides, you can tell China Discovery to help you to do the collection, which only needs your passport information.

>> Check more about booking and collecting high speed train tickets.

3. How to embark the bullet train?

1) Prepare your documents well (valid passport with China Visa); 2) Get to the right train station in advance; 3) Collect train tickets; 4) Read your train ticket; 5) Pass the security control; 6) Pass through Security & Luggage Checks; 7) Find the right waiting room; 8) Cross the ticket checking gate; 9) Get to the right platform; 10) Get on your train. Keep the ticket well, because the ticket will be checked again to leave the station after you get off.

>> Check more about boarding on & getting off a high speed train.

4. Facilities and service

All high speed trains in China are equipped with advanced facilities and good service to make your journey more convenient and comfortable. There are different places you can put your luggage onboard, racks and specialized luggage storage areas. Besides, the air-conditioner train offers you plug under the seats to charge your phone or laptop, sightseeing window to view the outside scenery as well as western-style toilets. There is also available dining area you can get some supplies. Bilingual signs and the broadcast use both Chinese and English so that you don’t need to worry about the communication.

>> Check more about facilities & service on high speed train.

High Speed Train Travel with China Discovery

We China Discovery are very willing to help you with the high speed train tickets booking, tour customization and local guide and transfer arrangement, so you can be able to experience the superb bullet train in style and enjoy all the highlights of your ideal destinations in China without any worry. If you are interested, please feel free to contact our professional travel consultants who are here ready to build your own tour to best suit for your needs and likes.

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How can I buy high speed train one- way tickets from Beijing to Guangzhou online in USA?
2017-07-25 23:11
Dear Catherine,

Thannks for your message. You can try to book ticket on this website https://english.ctrip.com/trains/ There are nearly 15 high speed trains to Guangzhou from Beijing each day.

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