How to Get to & around Guilin 2018

Get to/away from Guilin

By Air

Guilin Airport

Guilin Airport, short for Guilin Liangjiang International Airport, is located in the Liangjiang Town, 28 km away from the city center of Guilin. You can take a shuttle bus to the Guilin city (about 2 hours) and Yangshuo (about 1.5 hours). Taking a taxi is much time saving. It takes about 40 minutes and cost about 80 RMB.

Flights to/from Guilin
There are more than 97 flights daily, which connect Guilin with Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Kunming, Chengdu, Chongqing etc. Taking a Shanghai Guilin flight is the easiest, because of frequent flights every day. The international and interregional flights include Guilin to/from Hong Kong, Macao, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Seoul. Many tourists also like to have a tour combing Hong Kong and Guilin by flight.
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Guilin Liangjiang Airport

Guilin Liangjiang Airport

By Train

There are three railway stations in Guilin, namely Guilin Railway Station, Guilin North Railway Station and Guilin West Railway Station. Among the three stations, Guilin Railway Station and Guilin Railway Station are frequently used as high speed railway stations.

Guilin Railway Station

Guilin Railway Station, also called Guilin South Railway Station, is mainly for passenger transport. It is located in the downtown area, and just 1 km away from Elephant Trunk Hill. There are over 140 daily high speed trains (both G trains and D trains) running from/to/through Guilin Railway Station. High speed trains from Guilin Railway Station can reach most major cities in China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Kunming, Guiyang, Changsha, Nanjing, Nanning etc.

Guilin North Train Station

Guilin North Train Station, commonly known as North Station, is a station for both freight and passengers. It is located in the Diecai District with a distance of 10 km to the downtown. Guilin North Railway always acts as a starting station of Guilin departure. Being an intersection of Hunan-Guangxi High Speed Railway, Guizhou-Guangzhou High Speed Railway and Huaihua-Guilin High Speed Railway, Guilin North Railway Station also enjoys 47 bullet trains which connecting Guilin and some capital and tourists cities like Guangzhou, Nanning, Shenzhen, Kunming, Guiyang, Changsha, etc.

High-speed Trains to Guilin Railway Station:

Please Note: these train numbers and duration might be changed slightly with time passing, contact us for up-to-date information

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Guilin Railway Station

Guilin Railway Station

Guilin High Speed Train

Guilin High Speed Train

From To High speed train(s) Distance Duration
Beijing West Guilin 2 Daily Trains
(G 529& G421)
During 07:08~09:05
2110 km 10.5 hrs ~ 11 hr
Shanghai Hongqiao Guilin 1 Daily Train
At 10:03
1651 km 9 hrs.
Wuhan Guilin/Guilin North 7 Daily Trains
(G431, G425, G423, G529, G435, etc.)
During 07:06~14:49
881 km 5 hrs. ~ 5.5 hrs.
Changsha South Guilin 13 Daily Trains
(G535,G431, G425, G1545, G423 etc.)
During 07:10~16:32
519 km about 3.5 hrs.
Guiyang North Guilin/Guilin West/Guilin North 30 Daily Trains
(D3591, D3561, D3563, D2807, D280 etc.)
During 07:16~20:24
84 km 2.5 hrs. ~ 3 hrs.
Kunming South Guilin/Guilin North 4 Daily Trains
(D3942, D3944, D3946, G2952)
During 07:44~17:57
/ 5 hrs. ~ 8 hrs.
Zhengzhou East Guilin 5 Daily Trains
(G425, G423, G529, G421, G433)
During 07:48~12;26
1417 km 7 hrs. ~ 7.5 hrs.
Guangzhou South Guilin/Guilin West/Guilin North 37 Daily Trains
(G2902, G2904, G2906, D2804,, D2806, D2962 etc.)
During 07:06~20:50
758 km (D trains)
355 km (G trains)
2.5 hrs. ~ 5 hrs.

Get Around Guilin


By Public Bus: In Guilin City, public bus is the most economical transportation to travel. You can also get an opportunity to get close the local people and learn about the local life. There are available public buses to Guilin Seven Star Park, Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave and more scenes.

By Coach: Take a non-stop Guilin – Yangshuo coach, you can reach Yangshuo West Street. The whole journey takes about 1.5 hours. If you want to travel to Longji Terraced Fields, you need to take Guilin-Longsheng bus and transfer in Longsheng County. It cost about 3.5 hours in total. As you entered the scenic spot, change eco-friendly car to see what rice terraces are.

By Taxi: Taking a taxi is always the most convenient way to get around Guilin. In Guilin, 9 RMB (11 RMB during 23:00 ~ 06:00) is charged for the first 2 kilometers and 1.6 RMB for each subsequent kilometer.


Li River Cruise Info:

  1. Cruise Distance: 83km Li River waterway;
  2. Boarding/Disembark pier: Guilin Mopanshan Pier/ Yangshuo Pier;;
  3. Vessels Departure Time & Duration: normally set out in mornings & 4.5-hour cruising;

Please Note: There is no direct bus commuting between Guilin city center and the Mopanshan Pier. For those independent travelers, you can only get to the pier by taxi, which may cost you about 100 RMB. If you book the cruise ticket from a travel agency or hotel agent, they will charge you ¥35/person as car fees and guide service fees. Usually the tourist bus will pick you up at your hotel.

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Guilin Bus Tour

Guilin Bus Tour

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Guilin Taxi

Li River Cruise Tour

Li River Cruise Tour

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