How to Get to Guilin
Last updated on May 11, 2023.
Guilin is now easily accessible from over 30 major cities in China via both flights and high-speed trains. International flights from Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, Bangkok, and Kuala Lumpur also connect to Guilin. For travelers looking to reach Guilin from within China, the recommended gateway cities are Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou.
China's high-speed railway network is expanding rapidly, with more than 30 new lines opening each year. If your travel time is less than 5 hours, taking a high-speed train is highly recommended over flying. High-speed trains are punctual, spacious, clean, offer larger seats, and allow for walking around if you become tired.
How to Get to Guilin from China Gateway Cities
|Beijing||Guilin||Flight (3h)||more than 10 flights a day|
|Shanghai||Flight (2h45m) or Train (9h)||7 flights a day | only one high speed train|
|Guangzhou||Train (2h50m)||Departure every 15 min|
|Hong Kong||Flight (1h25m) or train via Shenzhen||Two flights (same departure time) a day|
|Shenzhen||Train (3h)||5 trains a day|
Take the direct high-speed train from Hong Kong to Guilin
Travelers can now take a direct high-speed train from Hong Kong to Guilin, which began operating on September 23, 2018. This is excellent news for those who fly into Hong Kong and plan to visit Guilin.
Only one train runs daily between Hong Kong and Guilin, and the Hong Kong West Kowloon Terminus is located in the downtown area.
|Hong Kong - Guilin||G320||11:54||15:54||4h|
|Guilin - Hong Kong||G319||11:50||13:57||4h7m|
How to get to Guilin from Zhangjiajie?
In 2021, a direct high-speed train connecting Zhangjiajie and Guilin was introduced. Below are the train details:
|Zhangjiajie West - Guilin||D3967||07:17||14:32||7h15m|
|Guilin - Zhangjiajie West||D3968||14:36||22:15||7h39m|
How to Buy Flights or Train Tickets?
Numerous English-language websites offer flight booking services, but trip.com is a recommended option.
Additionally, purchasing train tickets online or downloading a China Train Booking app on your phone is a hassle-free alternative. This allows you to buy or modify tickets at any time, and the tickets can be delivered to your hotel or picked up at any train station using the booking number.
- China Highlights - A reliable train booking platform that provides excellent customer service.
- China Train Booking App (IOS, Android ) - An online train tickets booking app with multiple languages, easy for traveling in China.