There are many ways to get to Guilin. Good air, train and bus services are available from most part of China and abroad. The most convenient to get around for tourists is to take a tour (Check out our Guilin tour packages). Taxis are plentiful and cheap. The city is flat so biking is also a good option.
Flying is the most convenient way to travel to Guilin . There are many domestic airlines serving Guilin from many parts of China. Direct flights to and from Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Macau and Thailand are also available.
Guilin's small airport, Guilin Liangjiang International Airport, is 30 kilometers west of the city (about a 40 minute, 80 to 100 yuan taxi ride). Most large hotels have a shuttle bus service available (with prior notice). Other airport shuttles cost 20 yuan and operate without a fixed schedule. A shuttle bus (20 yuan) leaves for the airport every 30 minutes from the CAAC (Civil Aviation Administration of China) building on Shanghai Road.
- Click here to learn more about Guilin Liangjiang International Airport.
- Click here to search and book discount air tickets to and from Guilin.
China's vast train network is focused on serving China's huge population, who understand how the train network operates and, of course, speak and read Chinese. Traveling by train is certainly achievable and can be a great way to get to know the people, the culture and to see the countryside at a more leisurely pace. It is also a much cheaper means of transport that traveling by air.
- Introduction of Guilin South Railway Station
- Introduction of Guilin North Railway Station
- Click here to search for a train between any two cities in China
- Click here for Guilin’s train schedule
- Find where to buy trian tickets in Cuilin
Intercity express coaches arrive and depart from the intercity station. The coach network in China is very good. Most routes from major cities are serviced by new long distance coaches that are comfortable and have seatbelts fitted to the coaches. Tickets are obtained from the bus station.
Most short range buses that service nearby towns like Yangshuo and Xing'an leave from the old railway station in the west. These buses should be inexpensive (RMB10-20 to Yangshuo).
Cruise Boat to Yangshuo
The most popular and spectacular way to get from Guilin to Yangshuo is by taking a tour on the Li River.
Taxis are relatively inexpensive compared to other cities. Bicycles can be rented by the day at hotels throughout Guilin (RMB15-20) and at many cafes and hostels in Yangshuo (RMB10).
Sorry, no such bus.Whitney Liao Replied on 2013-04-24
Hi Wawatea, the bus from Guilin Bus Station to Guangzhou departs at 17:30 17:50 18:00. From Guangzhou back to Guilin, there are many buses from each bus station in Guangzhou.Whitney Liao Replied on 2013-01-22