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With a temperate year-round climate, Kunming has long been regarded as one of China’s most inhabitable cities. From the unbelievable landscape of stone forest to endless views at Dongchuan Red land, Kunming is undoubtedly a wonder land that worth exploring. Guilin is about directly east of Kunming. After your great tour in Kunming, you can take High Speed Trains to Guilin, which is said to enjoy the finest scenery of the world.
Currently, there are 6 trains travel from Kunming to Guilin every day, including 5 High Speed D-trains and one normal T-train. High Speed Trains depart from Kunming South Railway Station, while the normal T-train departs from Kunming Railway Station. More importantly, High Speed Trains run around 10 hours faster than the T-train.
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Kunming Guilin High Speed Railway is measured about 1088 km (679 miles) long. Along the route, High Speed Trains may take a brief stopover at 9~14 stops, including Puzhehei (普者黑), Shilin (石林), Baise (百色), Nanning (南宁), Liuzhou (柳州), etc. After an 8 hour around journey, all the High Speed Trains can finally arrive at Guilin Railway Station, while 3 of them can arrive at Guilin North Railway Station. You can check the details at the below map:
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)
Located about 5 km away from the city center, Kunming South Railway Station is a vital transportation hub of Kunming. Among the 4 railway stations of Kunming, Kunming South Railway Station is the most frequently used and the newest railway station for High Speed Trains, especially for the intercity trains. Metro line 1 connects there with the downtown area, making it convenient and fast to travel around.
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 about 11 min’s driving to The Elephant Trunk Hill, 46 min’s driving to Li River and 1.5 hrs’ driving to Guilin Liangjiang International Airport. It is the first High Speed Railway Station of Guilin. The available time of High Speed Trains for Guilin Railway Station can be traced to 2013. Thus Guilin Railway Station enjoys the most complete transportation facilities like bus lines and taxi. For the locals, they also name Guilin Railway Station as Guilin South Railway Station, though the rail Guilin South Railway Station is used for freight transportation. 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)
The renovated Guilin Railway Station was put into operation at 1998. Since then, Guilin North Railway Station became another vital railway station of Guilin. Currently, bus lines and taxi are the mainly available transportation means to get to/from there. The under construction Light Rail Line 1 will be available at 2019. For the trains travel from Kunming, Guilin North Railway Station enjoys the only normal T-train and 3 D-trains. Learn more about Guilin North Railway Station>
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>
Top 3 High Speed Train tours chosen by most customers to explore High Speed Train in the best way. Check the detailed itinerary, or tailor your own trip now with us.
Guangzhou / Guilin / Yangshuo / Longji / Zhaoxing / Rongjiang / Kaili
Hong Kong / Guangzhou / Guilin
Beijing / Xian / Lijiang / Shangri-La / Kunming / Guilin / Yangshuo / Shanghai
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