How to Get from Hong Kong to Guilin 2019

Guilin is not very far from Hong Kong. The flight distance between Hong Kong and Guilin is only about 510km (317 miles). There are many ways to get from Hong Kong to Guilin. It’s necessary for you to know the transportation situation before you start your Hong Kong Guilin tour, or you may encounter some unexpected situations.

Both airplanes and High Speed Trains can take you from Hong Kong to Guilin directly. However, only one pair of direct High Speed Trains is serving between Hong Kong and Guilin. Thus the direct High Speed Train tickets are limited. Apart from the direct High Speed Train, you can also travel from Hong Kong to Shenzhen or Guangzhou first, and then travel to Guilin. Below are the details about the 4 most convenient and time-saving transportation methods for you.

How to Get from Hong Kong to Guilin

How to Get from Hong Kong to Guilin

Hong Kong to Guilin Direct High Speed Train

From: Hong Kong West Kowloon Terminus
To: Guilin West Railway Station

Traveling from Hong Kong to Guilin or from Guilin to Hong Kong by bullet train, you can choose from the only pair of direct high speed trains (G312/G311) serving on September 23, 2018. The whole journey takes less than 3.5 hours. Though the train traveling time is about 2 hours longer than taking direct flights, you are more suggested to the take the High Speed Trains. The ticket price of high speed trains is much cheaper than that of the flights. Besides, Hong Kong West Kowloon Terminus (or called Hong Kong West Kowloon Railway Station), which is located in the downtown area, enjoys more convenient location and more great hotels and near attractions of Hong Kong, such as the most famous Victoria Harbour.

Transfer Tip: Hong Kong West Kowloon Terminus is now the only available High Speed Railway Station of Hong Kong. From there, you could take the Hong Kong West Rail Line, East Rail Line, and Disneyland Resort Line to Hong Kong Disney Resort for about 50 minutes, take Tung Chung Line and city bus to Stanley Market for about 1.5 hours, and take West Rail Line, Tung Chung Line and Airport Express to Hong Kong International Airport for about 1.5 hours, etc.

Useful Links: Hong Kong Guilin High Speed Railway & Train Map 2018 | Hong Kong to Guilin Train Schedule | Guilin to Hong Kong Train Schedule

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Guilin West Railway Station

Guilin West Railway Station

Hong Kong West Kowloon Station

Hong Kong West Kowloon Terminus

Hong Kong to Guilin Direct Flight

From: Hong Kong International Airport
To: Guilin Liangjiang International Airport

The flight time of the direct flights traveling between Hong Kong and Guilin is only about 1.5 hours. And usually, about 1~2 daily flights are in service between the two cities. Before the opening of direct High Speed Trains, taking an airplane was the fastest and most convenient way to get from Hong Kong to Guilin. And now taking those flights is also a good choice for the travelers who failed to book a direct Bullet Train ticket.

Transfer Tip: Hong Kong International Airport lies on the west of Hong Kong island and is 34km away from it. Visitors can take Airport Express to the airport. Airport Express links the airport to Hong Kong’s central business district. Bus, coach and taxi are also available take you to the airport.

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Hong Kong International Airport

Hong Kong International Airport

Hong Kong to Guilin via Shenzhen by Bullet Train

Shenzhen is the nearest big city from Hong Kong, thus it is hotly chosen as an alternative transfer city to Guilin by the Hong Kong Guilin travelers. The High Speed Trains traveling from Hong Kong to Shenzhen takes only about 14-20 minutes, while the trains traveling from Shenzhen to Guilin takes about 3 hours. Among the mainly used High Speed Railway Stations of Shenzhen, only Shenzhen North Railway Station operates High Speed Trains to Guilin. For more details about transportation condition of the two separate sections, you can check the following information:

From Hong Kong to Shenzhen

From: Hong Kong West Kowloon Terminus
To: Shenzhen North Railway Station / Futian Railway Station

Currently, there are about 80 daily High Speed G-trains are serving between Hong Kong and Shenzhen. 55 of those High Speed Trains make stopover at Shenzhen North Railway Station, the only railway station available for High Speed Trains traveling from Shenzhen to Guilin. Besides, 25 of those trains make stopover at Futian Railway Station. Futian Railway Station has no High Speed Trains to Guilin. If you take the trains traveling from Hong Kong to Futian, you have to transfer to Shenzhen North Railway Station to take your High Speed Train to Guilin. Futian Railway Station is well connected with Shenzhen North Railway Station by both High Speed Trains (about 8 minutes ride) and Shenzhen Metro Lines (about 37 minutes).

Transfer Tip: Shenzhen North Railway Station is situated at No. 28 Middle Zhiyuan Road, Shenzhen, Guangdong (广东省深圳市致远中路28号 深圳北站). Till the end of June, 2018, taxi, bus lines and Shenzhen Metro Line 4 and 5 have already connected Shenzhen North Railway Station with the downtown area of Shenzhen.

Useful Links: Hong Kong to Shenzhen Train Schedule | Shenzhen to Hong Kong Train Schedule

From Shenzhen to Guilin

From: Shenzhen North Railway Station
To: Guilin North Railway Station / Guilin Railway Station / Guilin West Railway Station

At present, about 6 pairs of High Speed G-trains are providing service between Shenzhen and Guilin. The traveling time of those G-trains is about 3-3.5 hours. For the G-trains traveling from Shenzhen to Guilin, they may arrive at Guilin Railway Station, Guilin North Railway Station and also Guilin West Railway Station. You are suggested to have a check about your arrival station before booking your High Speed Train tickets.

Useful Links: Guilin to Shenzhen Train Schedule | Shenzhen to Guilin Train Schedule | Guilin Train Stations

Futian Railway Station

Futian Railway Station

Shenzhen North Railway Station

Shenzhen North Railway Station

Hong Kong to Guilin via Guangzhou by Bullet Train

Both Hong Kong Guangzhou section and Guangzhou Guilin section have many High Speed Trains for you to choose. Thus when you failed to book a direct train or flight ticket from Hong Kong to Guilin, you are also suggested to make a transfer via Guangzhou. The running time of the train from Hong Kong to Guangzhou is about 1 hour. And the high speed train from Guangzhou to Guilin only takes you about 2.5 - 5.5 hours. Before planning your Hong Kong Guilin Tour via Guangzhou, you can have a check about the below details:

From Hong Kong to Guangzhou

From: Hong Kong West Kowloon Terminus
To: Guangzhou South Railway Station

There are about 34 daily High Speed G-trains traveling from Hong Kong to Guangzhou. 31 of those High Speed Trains depart from Hong Kong West Kowloon Terminus and finally stop at Guangzhou South Railway Station, while other 3 High Speed Trains make a brief stopover at Guangzhou South Railway Station and then travel to Beijing, Changsha and Kunming. Those trains are available from about 8:00 in the morning to about 23:00 at night.

Transfer Tip: Guangzhou South Railway Station is located on Shibi Street, Panyu District, Guangzhou City (广州市番禺区石壁街道 - 广州南站), about 40mins for 23km to downtown by car. You can also take Guangzhou Metro Line 2 and 7 to get there.

Useful Links: Hong Kong to Guangzhou Train Schedule | Guangzhou to Hong Kong Train Schedule

From Guangzhou to Guilin

From: Guangzhou South Railway Station / Guangzhou Railway Station
To: Guilin North Railway Station / Guilin Railway Station / Guilin West Railway Station

There are around 50 high speed trains commuting between Guangzhou and Guilin. Both Guangzhou South Railway Station and Guangzhou Railway Station operate High Speed Trains to Guilin. But for all the Hong Kong Guangzhou High Speed Trains make stopover at Guangzhou South Railway Station, you are more recommended to choose Guangzhou South Railway Station as your departure station to Guilin. Besides, though all the main 3 High Speed Railway Stations of Guilin have the High Speed Trains traveling from Guangzhou, you are more suggested to choose Guilin North Railway Station as your arrival station. Guilin North Railway Station is located in the city area and thus enjoys more near hotels and attractions. For the class of your seat, the G-trains provide business class seats, first class seats and second class seats while the D-trains provide first class seats and second class seats. Choose according to you budget and preference.

Useful Links: Guilin to Guangzhou Train Schedule | Guangzhou to Guilin Train Schedule | Guilin Train Stations

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Guangzhou South Railway Station

Guangzhou South Railway Station

Guangzhou Raiwlay Station

Guangzhou Raiwlay Station

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Questions & Discussions

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question 1. is the high speed train now operating operating from Hong Kong to Guilin ?
i want to travel from Hong Kong to Guilin on September the 9th. Do I have to buy tickets in advance or can I buy them when i arrive in Hong Kong
2018-08-13 14:03
Hello Colin,

Greetings from China! according to the latest news, the Guangzhou Shenzhen Hong Kong High Speed Railway is planned to be officially operated on September 23th, 2018, at that time, high speed trains from Hong Kong to cities in mainland China will be available to experience.

However, if you want to travel by the high speed train to Guilin on September 9th, you can go via Shenzhen. Take the Subway Lok Ma Chau Spur Line (香港地铁落马洲支线) from Kowloon Tong (九龙塘), Mong Kok (旺角), Tsim Sha Tsui (尖沙咀), Causeway Bay (铜锣湾), Wanchai (湾仔) to Central (中环) to Lok Ma Chau(落马洲). Cross the China Customs and take Shenzhen Subway Line 4 to Shenzhen North Railway Station (深圳北) for about 20 minutes. Then you can board your train to Guilin. There are 4 G-series running from Shenzhen North to Guilin every day (departing at around 07:21, 11:45, 14:26, 14:54) , arriving at Guilin North Railway Station after about 3 hours. And due to the part of goring through the customs usually needs time for long queue, such kind of transfer via Shenzhen would take at least 5 hours.

Besides, you could also transfer from Hong Kong to Guilin directly by flight, and it needs only 1.5 hours.

Wish you an unforgettable travel in China!
Where to buy the tickets
Hi! Where can I buy the train tickets from Shenzhen or Guangzhou to Guilin?
2017-04-11 12:04
Hello Juliana,

Thanks for your question. You can buy the ticket at Shenzheng North Railway Station(深圳北站) or Guangzhou South Railway Station. You can also book the train ticket online on this website https://english.ctrip.com/trains/ Currently, Shenzhen has 4 high speed bullet trains to Guilin each day. While Guangzhou has more than 37 high speed bullet trains to Guilin each day.

Best regards,
checking past history?
Hi, just checking past history? If there has been any none stop Wednesday or Sunday morning flights from Hong Kong to: Guilin this past January or February of 2017? Also please let us know when would the flights be announced for January and February 2018?
thank you in advance,
2017-02-24 01:09
Hi Val,

Till today, there was one non-stop flight to Guilin from Hong Kong in every Wednesday and some Sundays during the past January and February. Part of the flights schedules of January of 2018 has been announced. There will be one direct flight in the morning of Wednesday (3rd Jan. & 10th Jan. & 17th Jan.) and Sunday(7th Jan. & 14th Jan.).

Best Regards!
Flight schedule
Hello, We are planning a trip in February of 2018. Wondering if Wednesday & Sunday flights in the mornings from Hong Kong to: Guilin are available all year long?

Wednesday & Sunday
KA700 320 09:00 10:25 1h25m
CX5700 320 09:00 10:25 1h25m

thank you,
val
2017-02-22 11:07
Dear Val,

Thanks for your question. The flight schedule of 2018 has not been announced already and might be adjusted in 2018. Usually, there will be at least one direct flight from Hong Kong to Guilin in the morning of Wednesday and Sundays . But if you fail to book one, don’t worry, there are also many Hong Kong-Guilin flights with transfers in Shanghai, Xiamen, etc., which may take about 8~12 hours to get to Guilin. You can also take a train to Shenzhen or Guangzhou from Hong Kong, then go to Guilin by high speed trains which usually takes about 3 hours to arrive at Guilin.

Best Regards!

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