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Getting back to nature is easy! The Guangzhou Guilin high speed train operated since 2014 in China achieves the best transferring between the two hot tourist cities by high speed train. So now, you could take the bullet train from Guangzhou to Guilin directly to admire the awesome sightseeing in Guilin with a leisured, romantic and comfortable train riding for only about 2.5-3 hours. As there are about 50 G trains and D trains departing from Guangzhou to Guilin from the early morning at around 07:00 until the late night at around 20:00, you have the best free selection among all the options.
From Guangzhou, there are about 5 high speed G trains to Guilin, which needs only about 2.5 hours. All arrive at Guilin North Railway Station. Other high speed trains are all D type and needs about 2.5-3 hours. They use Guilin North Railway Station and Guilin West Station for often. Check the train schedule to choose your most suitable and ideal one train to start your Guangzhou Guilin high speed train tour.
(Tips: As some Guangzhou to Guilin high speed trains make a stop in Yangzhuo you could also get off at Yangshuo train station (needs about 1 hour’s car riding to the town center) to first enjoy the highlights in this beautiful town and then explore other shining spots in Guilin city.)
Note: Train information is subject to final confirmation due to the delay of data occasionally.
The Guangzhou Guilin high speed rail is a part of the Lanzhou Guangzhou High Speed Rail in China. Constructed at the southern part of China, it connects 12 railway stations together, including Guangzou South, Foshan West, Sanshui South, Zhaoqing East, Guangning, Huaiji, Hezhou, Zhongshan West, Gongcheng, Yangshuo, Guilin North, and Guilin West, covering about 446 kilometers. Check the detailed Guangzhou Guilin high speed rail map at below to see the detailed stopover cities and stops.
Guangzhou South Railway Station (广州南站)
Location: No.12 Yongwai Avenue, Fengtai District, South Beijing (北京市丰台区永外大街12号)
Guangzhou South Railway Station is a little far from the city center. It is situated at Shibi Street, Panyu District, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province (广东省广州市番禺区石壁街道 广州南站). Usually, from there, it needs about 0.5 hours to get to the downtown area by the Metro Line 2 to visit attractions like Sun Yatsen Memorial Hall, Yue Xiu Park, and Six Banyan Tree, etc. From this station, you could also take the Metro Line 2 and Line 1 to Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family, Line 2 and Line 6 to Shamian Island Scenic Area, Line 7 to Chimelong Safari Park, Line 7 and Line 3 to Canton Tower, and Line 2 and Line 3 to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, etc.
Guilin West Railway Station (桂林西站)
Guilin West Railway Station is the major train station serving the Guangzhou Guilin high speed trains. It is located a little far from the city center, near Zhuangshang Village, Dingjiang Town, Lingchuan County, Guilin (桂林市灵川县定江镇庄上村附近 桂林西站). From this station, you can go by the most convenient local taxi, to the downtown for about 0.5 hours, to Elephant Trunk Hill for about 40 minutes, to the Li River for about 50 minutes, and to Longsheng Rice Terraces for about 1.5 hours, etc.
Guilin North Railway Station (桂林北站)
Some Guangzhou Guilin bullet trains are served by Guilin North Railway Station. This station is situated at No.6 Zhanqian Road, Diecai District, Guilin City (桂林市叠彩区站前路6号 桂林北站). With a distance of about 6.5 kilometers to the downtown, it is closer than the Guilin West Station. From there, you could transfer by the taxi to Elephant Trunk Hill for about 40 minutes, to Li River for about 45 minutes, and to Longsheng Rice Terraces for about 1.5 hours. It needs about 50-60 minutes to Guilin Lijiang International Airport by car. >> Check more details about Guilin trains stations.
Class of Ticket
On high speed trains from Guangzhou to Guilin, there are two kinds of tickets are provided, including First Class Seat and Second Class Seat. Second Class Seat is the most budget level you will share a row space with other passengers. First Class of Seat is more comfortable and quiet for those who prefer a good rest on the way. Such arrangement is similar to some high speed D trains in China. However, there is no Business Class Seats or Premier Class Seats onboard. Check >> All Types of Seats on China High Speed Train
Book, Collect, Alter and Cancel
For most high speed railway sections in China mainland, 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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