Guilin is one of the top recommended tourist cities of China listed by UNWTO. Till the end of 2017, Guilin has enjoyed the fourth largest number of inbound tourists in China, while the other 3 cities are Beijing, Shanghai and Xian. Wandering in the fairy land of Guilin, travelers can encounter with picture-perfect scene of unspoiled nature including mountains, hills, rivers, rice terraces, etc. Other than the natural scenery, travelers can have an amazing meeting with the unique folk customs of more than 10 ethnic minorities including Zhuang, Yao, Miao, dong, etc. Chengdu has grown as a must-visiting place for a China tour during those years. Aside from its lovely Giant Panda, its nearby attractions like the Giant Buddha also attract numerous visitors every day.
Currently, all the trains that travel from Guilin to Chengdu are High Speed Trains named after D. No G-trains and normal trains (K, Z, T trains) available. And the High Speed Trains arrive at Chengdu in the same day after departure (the last train will arrive at Chengdu at 23:23). The departure railway station may be Guilin Railway Station (桂林站) and Guilin West Railway Station (桂林西站) while all the trains will arrive at Chengdu East Railway Station (成都东站).
Note: Train information is subject to final confirmation due to the delay of data occasionally.
Guilin Chengdu High Speed Railway is a wonderful travel line filled with natural scenery, ethnic culture and traditional buildings. The travel time along the whole way varies from 6h 55m to 8h 11m. After a 1059 kilometers (658 inch) journey, the Guilin Chengdu High Speed Trains will finally arrive at Chengdu East High Speed Railway Station.
Duo to all the High Speed Trains will make a stopover at Chongqing West Railway Station (重庆西站), travelers who are in favor of Chongqing can travel from Guilin to Chongqing first, and continue a Chongqing Chengdu tour after have a deep communication with the “mountain city” Chongqing. Learn more about Chongqing to Chengdu Train Schedules, Tickets, Fares and Stations 2018>
Guilin Railway Station
Location: Xiangshan District, Guilin, Guangxi (广西壮族自治区桂林市象山区 – 桂林站)
Guilin Railway Station located in the city center of Guilin. Travelers should pay particular attention to Guilin Railway Station and Guilin South Railway Station. They are not exactly the same railway station. The locals of Guilin commonly regard Guilin Railway Station as Guilin South Railway Station since the Guilin North Railway Station has been put into operation, while the real Guilin South Railway Station is only available for freight transportation. Learn more about Guilin Railway Station>
Three High Speed Trains will depart from Guilin Railway Station to Chengdu every day. 2 of them will depart in the morning (the earliest train from Guilin to Chengdu is included), while the rest one will depart in the early afternoon.
Guilin West Railway Station
Location: Dingjiang Villege, Dingjiang town, Lingchuan County, Guilin, Guangxi (桂林市灵川县定江镇定江村庄上村- 桂林西站)
Guilin West Railway Station located 11.8km far from the city center of Guilin. For travelers who want to take trains at Guilin West Railway Station, you can take the No. 22 and No.303 to get there from the city center. Among the 12 High Speed Trains travel from Guilin to Chengdu every day, 8 of them will depart from Guilin West Railway Station. The departure time of the 8 High Speed Trains varies from 10:28 to 16:00.
Chengdu East Railway Station
Location: No.4, Qingyijiang Road, Chenghua District, Chengdu, Sichuan (四川省成都市成华区青衣江路4号-成都东站)
Unlike Guilin Railway Station (桂林站) and Guilin West Railway Station (桂林西站) that have no metro lines covered, two metro lines including line 2 and line 7 are available for traveling around from Chengdu Eat Railway Station. By taking the convenient metros, travelers can get to all the scene spots within the center of Chengdu, including the panda base, Chunxi Road, Jinli Old Street, Kuan Zhai Alley, Jinsha Site Museum, Wenshu Temple, Qingyang Palace and etc. Chengdu East Railway Station is also the only arrival station for the High Speed Trains travel from Guilin. Learn more about Chengdu East Railway Station>
Class of Ticket
Usually, there are three kinds of tickets are provided on high speed train from Chengdu to Beijing, 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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