There are two mainly used railway stations in Guilin: Guilin Railway Station and Guilin North Railway Station. Guilin Railway Station is located in Guilin’s city center, and it is an old train station.

Guilin Railway Station

Guilin Railway Station

It is a mixed railway station operating both high-speed trains and normal-speed trains. There are many direct trains running from Guilin Station to big cities in China, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Xi’an.

  • Name in Chinese: 桂林站 guì lín zhàn
  • Another name: Guilin South Railway Station (桂林南站 guì lín nán zhàn)
  • Location: Xiangshan District, Guilin
  • Address: No.39, Zhongshan South Road (Chinese spelling: Zhongshan Nan Lu), Xiangshan District
  • Address in Chinese: 桂林象山区中山南路
  • Station Size: 4 platforms, 8 railway lines

Guilin Railway Station Map

Guilin Railway Station map

>>> Check the online map here

Guilin Railwya Station is lcoated in Xiangshan District, which is the city center of Guilin City, and it is close to many local attractions:

  • To Elephant Hill Park: about 1.7 kilometers
  • To Sun and Moon Pagoda: about 2.3 kilometers
  • To Reed Flute Cave: 7.4 kilometers
  • To Seven Star Park: 2.3 kilometers

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Popular Trains to/from Guilin Railway Station

  • Guilin – Hong Kong: There is one high-speed trains a day from Guilin Railway Station to Hong Kong West Kowloon Railway Station numbered G311 (13:38–16:54). It takes about 3 hours and costs 379 yuan for a second class ticket.
  • Guilin – Shanghai: There is one high-speed trains a day from Guilin Railway Station to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station numbered G1502 (11:45–21:15). It takes about 9.5 hours and costs 659.5 yuan for a second class ticket.
  • Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

    Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

  • Guilin – Zhangjiajie: There is no direct train from Guilin to Zhangjia, here is a quick transfer route:
    1.Take a high-speed train from Guilin to Changsha South Railway Station (15 trains daily).
    2.Go to Changsha Railway Station from Changsha South Railway Station, and take a normal-speed train to Zhangjiajie Railway Station (7 trains daily).
  • Guilin – Beijing: There are two high-speed trains and one normal-speed trains from Guilin to Beijing West Railway Station. For high-speed trains, it takes about 10.5 hours and costs 806 yuan for a second class ticket.
  • Guilin – Chengdu: There are three high-speed trains a day from Guilin Railway Station to Chengdu East Railway Station. It takes about 7 hours and costs 384.5 yuan for a second class ticket.
  • Guilin – Guangzhou: There are seven high-speed trains a day from Guilin Railway Station to Guangzhou South Railway Station. It takes about 3 hours and costs 107.5 yuan for a second class ticket.

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The Layout of Guilin Railway Station

* Kindly remind: The escalators at Guilin Railway Station is under repair from October 2018. If you have mobility difficulties or your baggage is too heavy, you can seek for help from the service desk on F1.

Guilin is a small and beautiful city in China, and its railway station is likewise: small but perfectly formed.
It only has two floors with a big front square, so it is easy to find your way round and use the station.

Entrance Gate & Front Square

  • There are some entrance gates in front of the front square. For security, passengers need to scan their ID card or passports to enter through the gates.
  • After you pass through the entrance, you will come to the front square. The ticket windows in Guilin Railway Station are located in an independent hall on the left side of the square. There are 14 ticket windows inside the ticket hall.
  • You need to pass through a security check before entering the main hall.

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Ticket Hall in Guilin Railway Station

Main Hall

There are only two floors in the main hall.

  • F1: waiting rooms, toilets, platforms...
  • If your waiting room is on the first floor, you can simply reach the platform after having your ticket checked.

  • F2: waiting rooms, toilets, a local specialty store, convenience stores...

If your waiting room is on the second floor, you need to go downstairs to get to the platform after having your ticket checked. Please follow your train number (there are LED screens showing the train numbers) to find the right platform.

Arrival Hall

Passengers will be guided to the arrival hall after they get off a train at Guilin Railway Station, and they can leave the station directly from the exit passage.

Transportation Around Guilin Railway Station

Bus

Guilin Station is in the center of Guilin, so, there are many buses available there from almost every district in Guilin. It costs 2 yuan per passenger no matter how far you go.

There are two bus stops around Guilin Railway Station to different directions: one is on the same side of the street, the other is across the street. Please make sure you wait at the right stop.

Taxi

There is no specialized taxi stand around Guilin Station, but passengers can find many taxis and motorbikes waiting at the exit of the station. The taxi starting fare in Guilin is 9 yuan by the day and 11 yuan at night.
  • If foreigners first don't bargin, the taxi drivers might not use the meter or tell them the true price. It is recommended to ask and negotiate the price before you hop on a taxi, if possible.
  • There are many private cars offering services outside Guilin Railway Station, but we don’t advise you take them. They are illegal, and there is a chance you will have to sit with strangers.

Guilin Railway Station to the City Center – Central Square, 2 Kilometers

The Xiufeng District (秀峰区) is known as the city center of Guilin, and Guilin Railway Station is nearby. The Central Square is symbolic of Guilin’s center.

>>> By taxi: This costs about 10-15 yuan and takes about 10 minutes.

By bus: Nos.11; 99; 100, Guilin Railway Bus Station(桂林站) → Cross Street Bus Station(十字街)
1. Go the bus stop across the street.
2. Take the next available bus to the center square.
This takes about 20 minutes and costs 2 yuan.

Get to Other Transport in Guilin

Guilin North Railway Station

Guilin North Railway Station

To Guilin North Railway Station, 9 Kilometers

>>> By taxi: This takes about 30 minutes and costs about 35 yuan.

>>> By bus: No. 100, Guilin Railway Bus Station(桂林站) → Guilin North Bus Station(桂林北站)
1. Go to the bus stop across the street.
2. Take Bus No. 100 to The Central Square.
This takes about 1 hour and costs 2 yuan.

To Guilin West Railway Station, 13 Kilometers

Guilin West Railway Station

Guilin West Railway Station

>>> By taxi: It takes 30 minutes and costs about 40 yuan.

>>> By bus: No. 22, Guilin Railway Bus Station (桂林站) → Guilin West Railway Bus Station (桂林西站)
1. Go to the bus stop across the street.
2. Take the first available Bus No. 22 to Guilin West Bus Station.

To Guilin Liangjiang International Airport, 26.7 Kilometers

Guilin Liangjiang International Airport is in a county called Lingui (临桂), which is far away from the city center.

>>> By taxi: It takes about 40 minutes and costs about 80~100 yuan.

>>> By airport bus:
1. Go to airport bus stop, it is called “机场大巴桂林民航大厦线” in Chinese, near the Guilin Aviation Hotel.
2. Take an airport express to Guilin Liangjiang Airport.

If you are not familiar with the route, you can simply take a taxi to the Guilin Aviation Hotel; this takes about 5 minutes and costs about 8 yuan.
You can wait for the airport bus at the Guilin Aviation Hotel. If you are not sure whether you are waiting in the right place, you can ask the people around you.

  • 你好,请问这里是等机场大巴的地方吗?
    (Excuse me, is this the right place for the airport bus?)
  • 你好,请问这里是去机场方向的大巴吗?
    (Excuse me, is this the right bus for the airport?)

Get to Guilin’s Attractions from Guilin Railway Station

Guilin is a lay-back and small city, therefore, you can just spend 10 or 20 minutes walking to some famous attractions from Guilin Railway Station, such as Elephant Hill Park and Sun and Moon Pagoda.

To Sun and Moon Pagoda, 2.3 Kilometers

Sun and Moon Pagoda is located in Xiufeng District, not very far away from Guilin Railway Station.

If you decide to walk to there, you just need to walk along Zhongshan South Road (中山南路), about 25 minutes.

>>> By taxi: The journey takes about 12 minutes and costs about 10 yuan.
>>> By bus: Take bus k99/10/11/100/3 from Guilin Railway Station and get off at Yangqiao stop (杨桥). There are two stops in total and takes about 20 minutes.

How to Go to Elephant Trunk Hill from Guilin Railway Station

Guilin Elephant Trunk Hill

Guilin Elephant Trunk Hill

>>> By taxi: This takes about 10 minutes and costs about 10~15 yuan.

>>> By bus: Nos. 16; 88; 5; 16; 91, Guilin Railway Bus Station(桂林站) → Xiangshan Park(象山公园)
1. Go to the bus stop across the street.
2. Take one of the available buses to Elephant Trunk Hill.
This takes about 20 minutes and costs 2 yuan.

To Reed Flute Cave, 7.4 Kilometers

>>> By taxi: The journey takes about 20 minutes and costs about 35 yuan.
>>> By bus: Take bus 3 from Guilin Railway Station and get off at Reed Flute Cave stop.

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