Guilin South Railway Station
Guilin North Train Station
Railway Station, half hour
by taxi from Guilin Airport, 66 km from Yangshuo
County, which is a hub of communications and central
of south China with two branches - the North Railway
Station and the South Railway Station with 66
arrivals and departures daily. The Guilin Railway
South Station is located at Zhongshan Road to
the south of the city center but is more conveniently
situated than the North Station. The Guilin North
Railway Station (North Station) is situated in
the northern suburbs of the city and has less
convenient links with the city center. If the
train you take can stop at both railway stations
in Guilin, it's better to get off at South Station
where handy transportation to the surrounding
places is available as well as trains connecting
to China's major cities. There are trains from
North (Beijing, Changsha, Wuhan, Shanghai, Xian),
West (Kunming), South (Liuzhou, Nanning, Zhanjiang),
and East (Guangzhou, Shenzhen).
If you are coming from Hongkong
to Guilin by train, you have 2 options:
From Hong Kong via Guangzhou - It is relatively
easy to book a train ticket to either Shenzhen
or Guangzhou on MTR, however please pay attention
to that if going to Guangzhou there are two stations
in this city, the MTR trains terminate in "Guangzhou
Station" and the domestic trains depart from the
other "East" station which is on the other side
of the city and a fairly long metro ride (English
is on the Metro ticket machine). There is a metro
entrance in the train station when you arrive
in Guangzhou, and its a bit of a pain to find,
just look for the stairs going down in a corner
of the station. The tickets to Guilin are sold
around the corner from this exit, you have to
go outside the station and you'll see another
set of ticket stalls. Whether there will be tickets
available depends on how early you are booking,
don't expect to get them for the day of travel.
From Hong Kong via Shenzhen - Take
MTR to Lo Wu via the East Rail line. After going
through immigration and customs, keep to the left
when exiting. To get to the area for long distance
travel, you need to walk past the Guangzhou trains
area. The T38 departs 17:51 arriving Guilin 06:42.
The ticket will cost approximately £¤430
for a soft sleeper and £¤245 for
a hard sleeper (prices vary slightly depending
on the bunk position). The return trip T40 departs
Guilin 21:28 arriving Shenzhen 10:35.
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