Shanghai to Guilin Train: Schedule, Tickets and Schedules

With frequent international flights, Shanghai is a perfect choice to start or end your China tour. It operates many high speed trains to different major cities in China, including Guilin - a picturesque city with the world’s finest scenery. At present, there is three high speed train running from Shanghai to Guilin each day. The early departs from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station at about 10:00 and arrives at nearly 19:00 at Guilin North Railway Station. The whole high speed train journey costs almost 9 hours. Apart from the high speed train, there are a few normal trains from Shanghai to Guilin as well, but all of them are overnight trains taking 17 ~ 24 hours.

Shanghai Guilin High Speed Railway

The high speed rail from Shanghai to Guilin is one section of Shanghai Nanning High Speed Railway. It is 1,602 kilometers (995 miles) long, passing through 3 provinces – Zhejiang, Jiangxi and Hunan. There are many cities you can pay a visit to, including Hangzhou, Shangrao, Changsha, etc. Hangzhou is just 1 hour’s high speed train journey away from Shanghai and you can enjoy beautiful West Lake and explore the rich culture, like silk culture, tea culture and food culture. During your Shanghai Guilin High Speed Train experience, you will stop in 18 midway train stations, including Hangzhou East (杭州东), Nanchang West (南昌西), Changsha South (长沙南) and some other stations.

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1.Shanghai to Guilin High Speed Bullet Train (Most Convenient and Efficient)

Train Time: about 9 hours

Frequency: about 3 train per day

From & To: Shanghai Hongqaio Railway Station 上海虹桥站 → Guilin North Railway Station & Guilin Railway Station 桂林北站&桂林站

Running Speed: 300 km/h

Advantages: fast, convenient, comfortable, punctual, many choices of trains...

◆ Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station 上海虹桥站

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.

◆ Guilin North Railway Station 桂林北站

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.

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▶ Shanghai Railway Station Transportation
▶ Guilin Railway Station Transportation

Most Popular Guilin Tours:4 Days Guilin Highlights Tour (Li River, Yangshuo & Longji Terrace) / 3 Days Classic Guilin Tour

Check the real-time Shanghai to Guilin high speed bullet train timetable below with updated train numbers, times, train tickets and fares.

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Note: Train information is subject to final confirmation due to the delay of data occasionally.

Useful Links: Guilin to Shanghai Trains Schedules | How to Get to Shanghai & around Shanghai

2.Shanghai to Guilin Normal Train

Train Time: about 17 hours ~ 24 hours

Frequency: about 4 trains per day

From & To: Shanghai South & Shanghai Railway Station 上海南&上海站 → Guilin North Railway Station 桂林北站

Running Speed: 120 km/h

China Train Travel Tips

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 >>

Baggage Allowance

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 Plan Your Guilin Tour

A combined tour of idyllic Guilin with the picturesque Yangshuo county and Longsheng county nearby is the most popular choice for tourists. You can either visit the attractions such as Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave in Guilin City, and try the Li River Cruise there to Yangshuo where you can get to experience the bamboo rafting and biking tour, enjoying the stunning karst landscape such as the Moon Hill and taking pictures at Xianggong Mountains/Ten-Mile Gallery. If you are excited to explore more, Longji Rice Terraces is an amazing trekking spot. You will get to experience the tranquility of the heavenly fairyland in Guilin. Since Guilin has become the 72-hour visa-free city in China, it's even more convenient to get there. Based on your itinerary, budget and schedule, you could plan a Guilin & Yangshuo tour for about 2 days and a trekking tour at Longsheng about 1 day or longer to get a brief or full exploration in Guilin. To connect all the scenic spots you are interested in, please don't hesitate to contact us for professional advices.

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