Beijing to Guilin/Guilin to Beijing: By Flight & Train

As the capital city of China, Beijing serves as an important entry-exit city for tourists at home and overseas. While Guilin is featured with the distinctive idyllic karst landscape, attracting millions of visitors every year. Though the distance from Beijing to Guilin is very long, it is still quite convenient to take a flight or high speed bullet train there.

Beijing to Guilin Distance

Beijing is located in the north part of China, while Guilin is down to the south, and the geological span covers almost the central portion of China, including about 6 provinces. The distance is around 2030km which is not appliable for travelling by car.

Beijing to Guilin Flight / Guilin to Beijing Flight

There are multiple flights departing from Beijing to Guilin all year around. It usually takes about 3 hours for a non-stop flight, and all the flights arrive/ depart at Terminal 2 of Guilin Liangjiang Airport, due to the temporary maintaining process in Terminal 1, while the flights depart/ arrive at different terminals of Beijing Capital Airport. The followings are 10 recommended Beijing Guilin flights for your reference. 

Beijing to Guilin / Guilin to Beijing Flight Schedules

Flight Route Dep. ~ Arr. Terminal Flight ScheduledDep. ~ Arr. Time Duration Frequency
Beijing to Guilin Beijing Capital(T1)  → Guilin Liangjiang (T2)
CN7215 12:20~15:30 3h 10min MTWTFS
Beijing Capital(T3)  → Guilin Liangjiang (T2) CA1471 12:30~15:40 3h 10min SMTWTFS
CA1225 15:20~20:55 5h 35min
Beijing Capital(T2)  → Guilin Liangjiang (T2) CZ3282 12:40~15:55 3h 15min
CZ3288 21:00~00:30 3h 30min
Guilin to Beijing Guilin Liangjiang (T2) → Beijing Capital (T2) CZ3281 08:05~10:55 2h 50min SMTWTFS
CZ3287 16:45~19:35 2h 50min
Guilin Liangjiang (T2) → Beijing Capital (T1) CN7216 16:15~19:15 3h
Guilin Liangjiang (T2) → Beijing Capital (T3) CA1472 16:25~21:35 5h 10min
CA1226 21:40~00:30 2h 50min

Note: Since the information always changes from time to time, please don't hesitate to contact us to get the updated flight schedules.

Beijing Guilin Airports

Beijing Capital International Airport  (北京首都国际机场, IATA:PEK)

Address: Jichang Rd, Chaoyang District, Beijing 北京市朝阳区首都机场路

Beijing Capital International Airport is almost the busiest airport in Asia, located in the northeast of Beijing, 32km to the city center. Inside there are 3 terminals with bus lines bounding for the downtown area day and night. Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 are right close to each other and near the airport highway, while to the south of the two terminals is the isolated but newest terminal 3 where you can take Airport Express and then transfer to Metro Line 2 at Dongzhimen Stop heading to the city center. To avoid your hustling at different terminals, you might need carefully read your flight information.>> Learn more about Beijing Transportation

Guilin Liangjiang International Airport (桂林两江国际机场, IATA:KWL)

Address: Liangjiang, Lingui District, Guilin, Guangxi 桂林市临桂区两江镇

Guilin Liangjiang International Airport is the only airport serving passengers in Guilin. It is located in the southwest suburb of Guilin, Liangjiang, about 28 km to the city center (1hour, by car). There is no subway running in Guilin, but you don’t need to worry about getting a vehicle to your hotel, since the buses to downtown Guilin are arranged by the flight schedules. Arriving either early in the morning or late till the midnight, there are always buses waiting for you.>> Learn more about Guilin Transportation

Cheap Flight from Beijing to Guilin

Since between April and October is the busy season for the scenic areas both in Beijing and Guilin, the flight ticket price will also go up higher in the busy months, while from November till March is usually off-season. Therefore, you may be able to purchase cheap flight tickets during that time, and the full price for economy class will be around CNY 1900.

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Beijing to Guilin Train / Guilin to Beijing Train

Beijing Guilin Bullet Train

There are about 2 bullet trains running between Beijing and Guilin. The serving stations are Beijing West Railway Station and Guilin North Railway Station, and both are not far from the city centers. Due to the long distance, the high speed bullet trains still need at least 8.5 to 10 hours to complete one ride. Although it takes much longer than the flight, there are a lot to expect on your way with the much comfortable train facilities the bullet train provided.

Beijing Guilin Bullet Train Schedules

Dep. ~ Arr. Railway Station Train No Scheduled Dep. ~ Arr. Time Duration Ticket
Beijing West → Guilin North G529 08:34~17:02 8h 28min

Second Class Seat: ¥806.0

First Class Seat: ¥1294.5

Business Seat: ¥2538.5

G421 09:05~19:38 10h 33min
Guilin North → Beijing West G422 10:55~20:53 9h 58min
G530 14:12~22:47 8h 35min

: Please reserve your time before getting on the train and it is always better if you can purchase your ticket online before getting to the crowded train station during the busy months. Since the information always changes from time to time, please don't hesitate to contact us to get the updated train schedules.

Useful Links

>> How to Get to & around Guilin

>> How to Get to & around Beijing

>> How to Book China High Speed Bullet Train Tickets

>> How to Read China High Speed Train Tickets

>> Board & Disembark from High Speed Train

>> Ultimate Guide on Travelling China by Train

Beijing Guilin Train Stations

Beijing West Railway Station (Pinyin: Beijing Xizhan 北京西站)

Address: 118, East Lianhuachi Rd, Fengtai District, Beijing 北京市丰台区莲花池东路118号

As one of the main train stations of Beijing, Beijing West Railway Station is located to the west third ring road, serving both high speed trains (G Train) and normal trains (K & Z Train ) to / from Guilin. It is about 40km to Beijing Capital Airport and 12km to Palace Museum (30min by car), and there are also Metro Line 7 and Metro Line 9 inside the train station serving the passengers to the downtown area.>>Learn more detailed information about Beijing Train Stations

Guilin North Railway Station (Pinyin: Guilin Beizhan 桂林北站) 

Address:No.6 Zhanqian Road, Diecai District, North Guilin 桂林市叠彩区站前路6号

It is about 25mins’ driving (10km) to Li River Cruise Ticket Office , 30mins’ driving (10 km) to Guilin Railway Station, 40 mins’ driving (35km) to Guilin Liangjiang International Airport. Every day, the station runs around 104 trains (including both normal trains and high speed trains) to other parts of China, such as Beijing, Guangzhou, Kunming, Chengdu, Guiyang… >>Learn more detailed information about Guilin Train Stations

Beijing Guilin Normal Train

There are about 4 overnight trains running from Beijing to Guilin/ Guilin to Beijing. Although the normal train ticket is comparatively cheaper than the bullet train’s, the minimum duration is still more than 19 hours and some are even more than 28 hours. Considering about your comfortableness and travelling security, Beijing Guilin normal train is not very recommendable.

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Travel from Beijing to Guilin

Beijing, the capital city of China for centuries, offers you much to discover and explore. To enjoy the representative attractions may need you stop over at least 3 or 4 days. You can visit the Forbidden City, Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven to witness the history of mighty imperial ancient China,hike the incredible Great Wall to get a lifetime memory, or wander along the traditional Beijing Hutongs to experience the authentic local life. Guilin is also a world-famous scenic city attracting millions of tourists to come every year to see its stunning karst landscapes. Either taking a boat on Li River or hiking at Yangsuo and Longsheng Rice Terraces, you will fully enjoy its idyllic beauty in 3 or 4 days’ tour. Here is our most recommended Beijing Guilin Tours that you will explore the real essence sites in China. 

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Travel with China Discovery

China Discovery provides you worryfree private tour packages which covers sightseeing, dining, tour guide and transfers between Beijing and Guilin. The tour guide and driver will pick you up at airport, railway station to your Hotel, and escort you all the way to focus on sightseeing and save your time on complicated local transfer. If you have more questions about transportation between Beijing and Guilin, please free to contact us and our experienced travel consultants are always ready to help!

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