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Beijing and Guilin are the owners of two of the most representative symbols of China - Great Wall and Li River, which both stamped in the Chinese passport and RMB banknote. After hiking on Great Wall - one of the Eight World Wonders and Cultural Heritage and visiting other iconic sites in Beijing, your China cultural exploration travel can switch to another theme - natural splendor. A train travel during daytime will take you to enter an idyllic world of picturesque rivers, peaks and countryside landscape. Next, you can completely relax yourself in the Li River Cruise, Yangshuo sightseeing and fantastic Longji Rice Terrace photography and serene local villages visiting.
Generally, Beijing delivers 2 morning high speed trains from Beijing West Railway Station in Beijing to Guilin Railway Station in Guilin at 07:08am and 09:05am. G529 train runs firstly for more than 11 hours and G421 train leaves lately, traveling within 11 hours.
Note: Train information is subject to final confirmation due to the delay of data occasionally.
Beijing Guilin High Speed Railway is a high speed railway 2,110km (1,311miles) long that connects two popular destinations in China: the capital Beijing and the picturesque Guilin. The railway leaves from Beijing West Railway Station, and drives southward to Shijiazhuang, Zhengzhou, Wuhan and Changsha on Beijing Changsha section (of Beijing Guangzhou High Speed Railway). After that, it turns to southwest ward to Guilin and Nanning in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Hunan Guangxi Railway. It takes about 11 hours for the whole course, nearly the full daytime. You can either have a stopover or transfer in destinations en route, or take the through train travel to have a good rest during the day.
Beijing West Railway Station (北京西站)
Location: No.118, East Lianhuachi Road, Fengtai District, Beijing (北京市丰台区莲花池东路118号)
Beijing West Railway Station opened in 1996 serves as one of the major train stations in Beijing. It is situated about 25 mins’ driving to Forbidden City, 1.5 hours’ driving to Mutianyu Great Wall and 1 hour’s driving to Beijing Capital International Airport. Generally, the station sends about 270 trains, both high speed trains and normal trains, to north (Xian, Taiyuan) and south China (Kunming, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chongqing, Xiamen) on Beijing Guangzhou High Speed Railway and Beijing Kowloon (Hong Kong) Railway, and to west (Lanzhou, Urumqi, Lhasa) and south China on Beijing Lhasa (Tibet) Railway. Passengers can take city bus (more than 30 bus lines), taxi, airport shuttle (line 7 from Beijing Capital International Airport) and Beijing subway (Metro Line 7 and line 9) to get to the station, or transfer to downtown area and scenic spots. Learn more about Beijing West Railway Station >
Guilin Railway Station (桂林站)
Location: No.39, South Zhongshan Road, Xiangshan District, Guilin City, Guangxi Autonomous Region (广西壮族自治区桂林市象山区中山南路39号)
Guilin Railway Station, which was put into use in 1977, is the oldest train station in Guilin among the three major railway stations. It is also the first station that running high speed trains. It is located close to city center, about 20 mins’ driving to Li River, 1.5 hours’ driving to Yangshuo and 45 mins’ driving to Guilin Liangjiang International Airport. In total, there are over 100 trains departing from the station to cities on Guiyang Guangzhou High Speed Railway, Hengyang Liuzhou High Speed Railway and Hunan Guangxi Railway, including Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Guiyang, Nanning, Wuhan, Nanjing, Changsha, Beihai and etc. Currently, the station can be reached via different transportation, taxi, local bus (more than 15 bus lines) and airport express from Guilin Liangjiang International Airport. Learn more about Guilin Railway Station >
Class of Ticket
There are three kinds of tickets are provided on high speed train from Beijing to Guilin, Business Class Seat, First Class Seat and Second Class Seat. Second Class Seat is the most budget level you will share a row space with other passengers. And the First Class of Seat is more comfortable and quiet for those who prefer a good rest on the way. If you would like to try the most luxury and superior train travel experience, the Business Class better than the business level on airplane will shock you beyond expectation. Check All Types of Seats on China High Speed Train>
Book, Collect, Alter and Cancel
Foreign tourists can book train ticket online or ask help from ticket agency, or buy the tickets physically at the train station with your valid passport. One thing you should remember is to book the ticket as early as possible, especially in peak tourist seasons. After collecting the tickets, please read carefully about the train number, departure date and station to make sure you won’t miss the train. If you want to cancel, alter your train tickets, you are required to bring your passport to the ticket counter and make the adjustments. Check details about How to Book, Collect, Alter, and Cancel Train Tickets>
Board & Get off
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 details about How to Board & Disembark a Train>
China train travel with luggage is much easier than taking flight, for you don’t need to check luggage separately. Each passenger with a train ticket is allowed to carry luggage in certain weight and volume, but without limitation of amount and types. Though there are written regulation and rules about the luggage allowance, in practice, passengers can take as much luggage as you can if only you handled them properly. Check detailed Baggage Allowance & Policy to Take China Train>
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 All Facilities & Service on China Train>
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Beijing / Xian / Guilin / Yangshuo / Yangtze Cruise / Shanghai
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