Guilin, a beautiful scenic city with typical karst landforms, has attracted thousands of tourists to admire its charm. It enjoys a reputation that “Guilin’s landscape is the best under the heaven”. In addition to its natural beauty, it is the home to some ethnic minorities, like Zhuang, Yao, Dong and Miao. After you have a great time in Guilin, it is a good idea to travel to Shanghai. If you travel by high speed train, you can experience the moving scenery out of the window. Currently, there is only one high speed train running from Guilin to Shanghai each day, departing in the morning and arriving at night. The whole trip of the high speed train takes 9.5 hour usually. Meanwhile, there are several normal trains (all are overnight trains) departing from Guilin to Shanghai daily, with a very long train journey of 18.5 ~ 25.5 hours.
The high speed railway connecting Guilin and Shanghai is about 1,602 km (995mi) long. It starts from Guangxi Province and reaches Shanghai via Hunan Province, Jiangxi Province and Zhejiang Province. There are 18 midway railway stations, including Changsha South (长沙南), Nanchang West (南昌西), Hangzhou East (杭州东), etc. If you want to take a stop, Hangzhou is a good place to tour around. There you can visit charming West Lake and nearby water towns. Check more details in Shanghai Guilin Train Route Maps.Guilin Shanghai High Speed Train Map
● Train Time: about 9.5 hours
● Frequency: only 1 train per day
● From & To: Guilin North Railway Station 桂林北站 → Shanghai Hongqaio Railway Station 上海虹桥站
● Running Speed: 300 km/h
Address: No.6, Zhanqian Road, Diecai District, Guilin, Guangxi 广西壮族自治区桂林市叠彩区站前路6号
Transportation: about 21 km, 50 minutes’ drive to downtown; about 9 km, 30 minutes’ drive to Elephant Trunk Hill; around 29 km, 40 minutes’ drive to Li River; about 90 km, 1.5 hours’ drive to Li River.
Address: No.1500, Shengui Road, Minhang District, Shanghai 上海市闵行区申贵路1500号
Transportation: about 20 km, 50 minutes~1 hour’s drive to the Bund; 20 km, 1 hour’s drive to Shanghai Museum; 23 km, 1 hour’s drive to Shanghai World Financial Center; 35 km, 40 minutes’ drive to Zhujiajiao Water Town; 43 km, 1 hour’s drive to Shanghai Disney Resort.
Check the real-time Guilin to Shanghai high speed bullet train timetable below with updated train numbers, times, train tickets and fares.
Note: Train information is subject to final confirmation due to the delay of data occasionally.
● Train Time: about 18.5 ~ 25.5 hours
● Frequency: about 5 trains per day
● From & To: Guilin North Railway Station 桂林北站 → Shanghai South&Shanghai Railway Station 上海南&上海站
● Running Speed: 300 km/h
Class of Ticket
You can usually choose from the First Class Seat, the Second Class Seat or Business Class Seat on the high speed trains. While, there are three types offered on the normal train, including Soft Sleeper, Hard Sleeper and Hard Seat. learn more >>
Book, Collect, Alter and Cancel
Foreign tourists can book train ticket online or via a ticket agency, or buy the tickets physically at the train station with your valid passport. Train ticket alteration and cancellation are only available at ticket counters. learn more >>
Board & Get off
1) Prepare your passport and China Visa; 2) Get to the right train station at least 30 mins in advance; 3) Collect your train ticket; 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. learn more >>
Passengers don’t need to check luggage separately. Each passenger is allowed to carry luggage in certain weight and volume, but without limitation of amount and types. learn more >>
Facilities and Service
All high speed trains in China are equipped with advanced facilities and good service, including luggage racks, air-conditioner, power socket, dining car, hot water, etc. learn more >>
How to Get to Shanghai: You can fly to Shanghai directly from Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, London, Los Angeles & many overseas countries (regions) and almost all major Chinese cities, like Beijing, Xian; or take high speed bullet train to Shanghai from domestic cities.
Best Time to Visit Shanghai: March to May (in spring) & September to November (in autumn), because these periods offer beautiful nature scenery and comfortable weather for outdoor sightseeing and activities.
Top Attractions to Visit in Shanghai: The Bund, Lujiazui Skyscrapers, Yu Garden, Shanghai Museum, French Concession, Shanghai Disney Resort…
Best known as an international popular tourist destination, Shanghai perfectly preserves mixed culture of the western and eastern. The duration and theme of your Shanghai tour can be flexibly arranged based on your time and interests. Usually, tourists spend 2 days on sightseeing the most famous landmarks, including the Bund, Yu Garden, skyscrapers like Shanghai Tower, World Financial Center, Former French Concession, Shanghai Museum, etc. With one extra day, you can enjoy family fun in Disneyland Park or visit Zhujiajiao Water Town in the suburb. Don't miss the Shanghai Maglev Train, wonderful nightlife and Shanghai Cuisine.
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Convenient transportation makes it quite efficient and popular to make day trips from Shanghai to Hangzhou, Suzhou, and longer vacation in Huangshan Mountain, Nanjing, Mount Jiuhua and other places in surrounding areas. So you can visit West Lake and learn Chinese tea culture in Hangzhou, marvel at tasteful classical gardens and witness Chinese silk productive process. Splendid rocky mountains with exotic pine trees are highlights in Huangshan Mountain.
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Beijing Xian Shanghai are golden triangle cities often visited together for a week holiday. You can use 3 days to visit the Great Wall and major iconic spots like Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven in Beijing, and leave 2 days for fulfilling your Terracotta Warriors tour in Xian. With more time, you can extend the trip from Shanghai to Zhangjiajie, Guilin, Chengdu, Yunnan, Silk Road, Tibet and more phenomenal destinations to enrich your China discovery. (more top China tours from Shanghai >>)
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