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Important Notice (updated on February 12, 2020):
Because the outbreak and spread of “COVID-19”（Corona Virus Disease 2019) in Wuhan, lots of trains, high speed bullet trains and normal trains have been stopped in many cities. Tourists can get free cancellation wherever tickets were bought. China Discovery kindly remind you avoiding going out. When in public occasions, you must wear a respirator all the time, such as when taking a train at train station, taking a metro, etc. And remember to wash hands frequently and do proper disinfection.
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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. There is one high speed train G1501 from Shanghai to Guilin every. It departs from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station at 10:03 and arrives at 19:02 at Guilin Railway Station. The whole high speed train journey cost 9 hours. Apart from the high speed train, there are 5 normal trains from Shanghai to Guilin as well, but all of them are overnight train and take 18 ~ 24.5 hours.
Note: Train information is subject to final confirmation due to the delay of data occasionally.
Useful Link: Guilin to Shanghai Trains Schedules
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.
Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station (上海虹桥站)
The Shanghai Guilin High Speed train starts from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, which is Shanghai’s foremost railway station next to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport. It is located in No. 1500, Mingui Road, Minhang District (上海市闵行区申贵路1500号), 25 kilometers away from the Bund, 20 kilometers away from Shanghai Museum and 25 kilometers from Lujiazui. You can go to Terminal 2 of Shanghai Hongqiao Airport directly on foot. In the railway station, you are able to take metro Line 2 and Line 10. Metro Line 10 passes through Xintiandi, the Bund, Yuyuan Garden, and Nanjing Road and so on.
Guilin Railway Station (桂林站)
Guilin Railway Station is Guilin’s main railway station operating 98 daily high speed trains. Quite close to the city center of Guilin, Guilin Railway Station is situated in No.39, South Zhongshan Road, Xiangshan District, Guilin (桂林市象山区中山南路39号). It is 30km to Guilin Liangjiang International Airport, 25km to Mopanshan Pier (starting point of Lijiang River Cruise), and 70km to Yangshuo Town. Since there is no metro available at present, Guilin Railway Station can be approached by taxi and public bus. Read more about Guilin 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>
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.
Shanghai / Tongli / Suzhou / Beijing
Shanghai / Suzhou / Hangzhou / Mt.Huang
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[Important] Travel News for Expats: China travel is reopening now! Travel with China Discovery and learn about where to visit & requirements for each destination! Read Details >