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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. There is only one high speed train G1502 from Guilin to Shanghai, departing at 11:45 and arriving at 21:15. The whole trip of the high speed train takes 9.5 hour usually. Some normal trains are also available to run from Guilin to Shanghai, but they take 8 more hours than high speed trains.
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Useful Link: Shanghai to Guilin Trains Schedules
The high speed railway connecting Guilin and Shanghai is about 1,602km (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. Here you can visit charming West Lake and nearby water towns. Check more details in Shanghai Guilin Train Route Maps.
Guilin Railway Station (桂林站)
Guilin Railway Station, also known Guilin South Railway Station, is located in No.39, South Zhongshan Road, Xiangshan District, Guilin (桂林市象山区中山南路39号) in the downtown area, just 1km away from Elephant Trunk Hill, 25km to Mopanshan Pier (starting point of Lijiang River Cruise), 30km to Guilin Liangjiang International Airport and 70km to Yangshuo Town. It operates over 100 daily high speed trains to different cities in China. You could take a taxi and public bus in Guilin City. Read more about Guilin Railway Stations>
Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station (上海虹桥站)
Situated in No. 1500, Mingui Road, Minhang District (上海市闵行区申贵路1500号), Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station is Shanghai’s main railway station which operates more than 500 daily high speed trains. It is about 25km away from the Bund, 20km away from Shanghai Museum and 25km from Lujiazui. You can walk directly from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway to Terminal 2 of Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. It is also available to transfer to Terminal 2 as well as the Bund, Yuyuan Garden, Xintiandi and Najing Road by metro Line 2. You could also catch metro Line 2 in the railway station. Read more about Shanghai Railway Stations>
Types of SeatsThere are Second Class Seats, First Class Seats and Business Class Seats on most high speed G-trains. The second class is the standard type at a budget price. The First Class Seats feature in much quieter and more comfortable environment. The Business Class Seats offer a luxury experience onboard. The seats usually on D-trains can be divided into First Seats, Second Class Seats and Soft Sleepers (or Business Class Seats). Check more details about Types of Seats on China Bullet Train>
Book, Collect, Alter and Cancel a Ticket
The train ticket can be booked online, with a ticket agency, at the ticket offices in railway stations etc. Remember to book your ticket as soon as possible, especially in the peak seasons. Reading tickets carefully to make sure that you get to the correct railway station and board the correct train. For foreign travelers without Chinese ID card, you have to collect, alter and cancel your train ticket from the ticket offices. Check more details about How to Book, Collect, Alter, and Cancel Train Tickets>
Board & Disembark a Train
1) Prepare your documents well (passport, visa); 2) Get to the right trains station in advance 3) collect train tickets; 4) Read your train ticket; 5) Pass the Identity Check; 6) Security check & luggage check; 7) Find right waiting room; 8) Cross the ticket checking gate; 9) Get to the right platform; 10) Get on your train. After you get off your train, your ticket will be check again to leave the station. Check more details about How to Board & Disembark a Train>
Each passenger is able to take a high speed train with personal luggage in certain weight and volume without limitation of amount and types. Generally, the luggage won't be weighed and measured specifically, so you can take as much as you can hand it independently and place it in the train station. Besides, some items are prohibited to be carried to the railway stations and the trains, like weapons, knives, etc. Check more details about Check more details about Baggage Allowance for Taking a Train>
Facilities and Service
All high speed trains in China provide advanced facilities and good service to make your journey more convenient and comfortable. You have different luggage racks to place your luggage, plugs to charge your laptop or phones and 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 broadcasts use both Chinese and English so that you don't need to worry about the language barriers. Check more details about Facilities & Services Onboard the Train>
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