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The picturesque city Guilin is said to enjoy the world’s finest scenery. The most reprehensive Li River is stamped both in Chinese passport and RMB banknote. Other attractions like The Elephant Trunk Hill, Yulong River, longji Rice Terrace, etc. also enjoy great popularity. The spring city Kunming is located about 1,100 km away from Guilin. Apart from its own wonder, Kunming is also a vital gateway city to the near cities like Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-La, Puzhehei, etc. There are 6 trains from Guilin to Kunming every day – 1 normal T-train and 5 High Speed D-trains. Taking High Speed Trains saves 12 hours than taking the T train. The only T train departs from Guilin Railway Station and arrives at Kunming Railway Station the next day, while all the High Speed Trains arrive at Kunming South Railway Station in the same day of departure.
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Guilin and Kunming are two popular tourist destinations both located in the south part of China. Compared with the original railway, the Guilin Kunming High Speed Rail makes it possible for travelers to transfer from Guilin to Kunming within half day. The total length of the whole railway is about 1088 km (676 miles). The Railway leaves from Guilin Railway Station and Guilin North Railway Station, passing other cities of Guangxi and Yunnan like Liuzhou, Nanning, Baise, Puzhehei, Shilin and finally arrives at Kunming South Railway Station. No other provinces are covered in this railway.
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 is located in the downtown area. It enjoys the most convenient transportation location compared with any other railway stations of Guilin. From there, you can not only easily get to the city attractions like The Elephant Trunk Hill, but also to the most popular nearby attractions like Li River, Longji Rice Terrace, etc. For the locals, they also name Guilin Railway Station as Guilin South Railway Station. Learn more about Guilin Railway Station>
Guilin North Railway Station
Location: No. 6, Zhanqian Road, Diecai District, Lingchuan County, Guilin, Guangxi (广西壮族自治区桂林市叠彩区站前路6号- 桂林北站)
Guilin North Railway Station is another mainly used High Speed Railway Station of Guilin. It is located about 30 min’s driving to the downtown area and both 30 min’s driving to the Guilin Railway Station. Guilin North Railway Station is also a mainly used departure station for the High Speed Trains travel to Kunming. Among the 5 D-trains travel to Kunming every day, 4 of them depart at Guilin North Railway Station. Learn more about Guilin North Railway Station>
Kunming South Railway Station
Location: Xiangyuan Road, Chenggong District, Kunming, Yunnan (云南省昆明市呈贡区祥园街-昆明南站)
Kunming South Railway Station is the newest High Speed Railway Station of Kunming. It is also an integrated transport hub that provides service for the Intercity Railway Lines. The available transportation means connect Kunming South Railway Station to the downtown area including metro branch line 1, express bus lines, high speed bus lines, etc.
Class of Ticket
Usually, there are three kinds of tickets are provided on high speed trains, 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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Guangzhou / Guilin / Yangshuo / Longji / Zhaoxing / Rongjiang / Kaili
Hong Kong / Guangzhou / Guilin
Beijing / Xian / Lijiang / Shangri-La / Kunming / Guilin / Yangshuo / Shanghai
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