Shenzhen to Guilin/Guilin to Shenzhen Transfer Guide 2024

Shenzhen is located in the south of Guangdong Province, abutting against Hong Kong, and only 620km south of Guilin. Although there is no flight running between them, the developed high speed railways and highways can always transfer you from bustling Shenzhen to the idyllic scenic area in Guilin.

Shenzhen Guilin Flight

There used to be several flights connecting between Shenzhen and Guilin, but they were all cancelled and thereafter replaced by the shuttling bullet trains. If you are used to taking a flight, Shanghai and Xian may be good transferring cities with plenty of flights heading to Guilin, while the fastest flight duration is about 6 hours that's two times of the bullet train's. Namely, for now taking a bullet train is the most comfortable and time-saving method for your transferring from Shenzhen to Guilin.

Shenzhen Guilin Train

Shenzhen Guilin Bullet Train

There are about 6 bullet G trains running between Shenzhen and Guilin, and usually the duration for each train is around 3 hours. All the bullet trains depart at Shenzhen North Railway Station, while arriving at different stations in Guilin. Similarly, all the bullet trains bounding for Shenzhen North Railway Station depart from Guilin North Railway Station, Guilin West Railway Station and Guilin Railway Station. The earliest train to Guilin starts around 7am, and the last one ends by 3pm. For the 6 bullet trains back to Shenzhen almost run between 11am and 6pm.

Shenzhen Guilin Bullet Train Schedules

Dep. ~ Arr. Railway Station Train No Scheduled Dep. ~ Arr. Time Duration Ticket
Shenzhen North → Guilin North G2902 07:21~10:31 3h 10min

Second Class Seat:¥239.5

First Class Seat:¥363.5

Business Seat:¥694.5


G2904 11:45~14:49 3h 4min
G2930 14:26~17:25 2h 59min
Shenzhen North → Guilin West G312 12:28~15:25 2h 57min
G2930 14:50~17:57 3h 7min
Shenzhen North → Guilin G2908 13:05~16:23 3h 18min
Guilin North → Shenzhen North G2901 10:55~14:03 3h 8min
G2903 15:25~18:30 3h 8min
G2905 17:55~21:01 3h 6min
Guilin West →Shenzhen North G2929 11:06~14:29 3h 23min
G311 13:38~16:32 2h 54min
Guilin → Shenzhen North G2910 09:07~12:30 3h 23min

: 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 Shenzhen

>>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

Shenzhen Guilin Train Stations

Shenzhen Railway Stations

There are two stations in Shenzhen serving trains to Guilin, Shenzhen North Railway Station and Shenzhen Railway Station. The former one is the bullet train station, located in the northwest of Shenzhen, over 30km to the airport and 8km to the city center, while the other is for the normal trains, located in the southeast of Shenzhen, over 40km to the airport and 8km to the city center. Since the distance between the two stations is over 20 km, you may need carefully read your departing/ arriving stations on the ticket. If you need transfer between the two stations, take Metro Line 4 near the lobby of Shenzhen North Station and transfer to Metro Line 1, then get off at Luohu Stop where you only need walk a few minutes to Shenzhen Railway Staion.

Shenzhen North Railway Station (Pinyin: Shenzhen Beizhan 深圳北站) - Bullet Train Station

Address :28 Zhiyuanzhong Rd, Shenzhen深圳市致远中路28号

Shenzhen Railway Station (Pinyin: Shenzhen zhan 深圳站) - Normal Train Station

Address:1 Jianse Rd, Luohu District, Shenzhen 深圳罗湖区建设路1号

Guilin Railway Stations

There are altogether 3 train stations in Guilin. Guilin Railway Station and Guilin West Railway Station are the main stations serving bullet trains to/ from Shenzhen. You can reach the city center of Guilin from any single one of them within 1 hour by car. > Learn more detailed information about Guilin train Stations.

Guilin Railway station (Pinyin: Guilin Huochezhan 桂林火车站)

Address:39 Zhongshannan Rd,Guilin桂林市中山南路39号

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

Address: 6 Zhanqian Rd, Diecai District, Guilin桂林市叠彩区站前路6号

Guilin West Railway Station (Pinyin: Guilin Xizhan 桂林西站)

Address: Dingjiang Village, Dingjiang County, Guilin 桂林市灵川县定江镇

Shenzhen Guilin Normal Train

Besides the bullet trains, there are also 2 normal trains connecting Shenzhen and Guilin. Though the normal train takes more than 13 hours and arrives before dawn in Guilin, the following information is still provided in case that you miss the bullet trains.

Shenzhen Guilin Normal Train Schedules

Dep. ~ Arr. Railway Station Train No ScheduledDep. ~ Arr. Time Duration Hard Seat Hard Sleeper Soft Sleeper
Shenzhen→ Guilin North K952 16:23~05:53 13h 30min ¥128.5 ¥237.5 ¥433.5
Guilin North → Shenzhen K950 20:50~10:00 13h 10min


Note: 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.

Shenzhen Guilin Bus

There are 7 bus stations in Shenzhen serving passengers to Guilin. Although the number of buses to Guilin is great, the different locations and confusing station signs may mislead you to a wrong address, also the ticket price from some certain stations is even higher than the bullet train. The busing duration is normally 3 or 4 times of the bullet train’s.  Considering about your comfortableness and travelling security, Shenzhen Guilin bus is not very recommendable.

How to Travel Shenzhen and Guilin

Shezhen is located in the very south part of Guangdong Province, neighboring Hongkong. The recommended attractions in Shenzhen are the Window of the World, which is a miniature park combined with history relics, nature wonders and cultural custom, and Shenzhen Museum, also China Folk Culture Village. Here, traveling through the typical Cantonese city or stopping by a little bit before going to Hongkong, you may get to know the city’s history and witness the stunning development of it from a small fishing village, while Guilin is a world-famous scenic city located right to the north of Shenzhen, attracting millions of tourists to come every year to see its spectacular karst landscapes. Either taking a boat on Li River or hiking at Longsheng Rice Terraces, you will fully enjoy its idyllic beauty. Here is our most recommended Shenzhen Guilin Tours that you will explore the real essence sites in China:

>>3 Days Classic Shenzhen Tour

>>3 Days Classic Guilin Tour - Guilin Brief Vacation

>>4 Days Guilin Highlights Tour (Li River, Yangshuo & Longji Terrace)

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Travel with China Discovery

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