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Beijing-Guilin Train (High-Speed and Overnight Trains)

Written by FabioUpdated Mar. 13, 2024

There are both high-speed trains and normal-speed trains traveling between Beijing and Guilin. Two pairs of high-speed G trains operate at Beijing West and Guilin North railway Stations, with the journey duration of about 8-11 hours. They depart early in the morning and arrive at night. Second class seat is US$120 per ticket.

Besides, there are five pairs of overnight trains run daily on this route. They operate at Beijing West and Guilin/Guilin North railway station, with the travel time of 19 to 28 hours. A soft sleeper ticket costs US$92.

Beijing-Guilin High-Speed Trains

Beijing to Guilin High-Speed Train Schedules

The train information and ticket price in the table is only for your reference. If you want up-to-date schedules, you may use the search tool at the top of this page.

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(Updated on March 13th, 2024)

Beijing West "北京西站" to Guilin North "桂林北站"
Train Number Departure Time Arrival Time Duration
G421 07:06 17:59 10h 53m
G93 09:00 17:04 8h 4m

Guilin to Beijing High-Speed Train Schedules

((Updated on March 13th, 2024)

Guilin North "桂林北站" to Beijing West "北京西站"
Train Number Departure Time Arrival Time Duration
G422 11:01 21:39 10h 38m
G94 14:31 22:37 8h 6m

Beijing-Guilin High-Speed Train Ticket Prices

Business Class First Class Second Class
US$414 (CNY2,856) US$212 (CNY1,459) US$133 (CNY911.5)

Beijing-Guilin Overnight Trains

Beijing to Guilin overnight trainAn overnight train from Beijing to Guilin

Beijing to Guilin Overnight Train Schedules

(Updated on March 13th, 2024)

Train Number Departure Time Arrival Time Duration
K21 08:20 11:10 next day 26h 50m
Z5 16:05 11:15 next day 19h 10m
K157 16:49 20:55 next day 28h 6m
Z335 20:25 16:00 next day 19h 35m
Z285 21:37 16:36 next day 18h 59min

Beijing to Guilin up-to-date train schedules.

Guilin to Beijing Overnight Train Schedules

(Updated on March 13th, 2024)

Guilin North "桂林北站" to Beijing West "北京西站"
Train Number Departure Time Arrival Time Duration
K158 04:28 05:59 next day 25h 30m
Z336 14:06 10:52 next day 20h 46m
Z6 14:37 09:59 next day 19h 22m
K22 19:02 22:48 next day 27h 46m
Z286 21:10 17:11 next day 20h 1m

Guilin to Beijing up-to-date train schedules.

Beijing-Guilin Train Overnight Train Ticket Prices

Soft sleeper Hard sleeper Hard seat
US$92 (CNY629) US$58 (CNY399) US$35 (CNY236)

Transportation From Beijing West Railway Station

Located in Fengtai District, Beijing West Railway Station is 8 kilometers southwest of the Forbidden City and 36 kilometers southwest from Beijing Capital International Airport. It is the terminal for both high-speed and regular trains.

To Beijing Capital International Airport

beijing west train stationBeijing West Railway Station
  • By Airport Bus: Take Airport Line 7 directly from Beijing Capital International Airport Terminal 2, with the duration of 1.5 to 2 hours.
  • By subway: Take Beijing Subway Line 9 from Beijing West Railway Station to Military Museum - take Line 1 to Jianguomen - take Line 2 to Dongzhimen - take Line Airport Express to Capital Airport.

To Beijing Railway Station

  • By subway: Take Beijing Subway Line 9 from Beijing West Railway Station to Milirary Museum - take Line 1 to Jianguomen - take Line 2 to Beijing Railway Station.

To Beijing South Railway Station

  • By subway: Take Line 7 from Beijing West Railway Station to Caishikou - take Line 4 to Beijing South Railway Station.

Transportation From Guilin North Railway Station

Guilin North is a high-speed train station mainly serve Guangzhou-Guilin and Guiyang-Guilin high-speed trains. It is further away from the city center the Guilin Station. But passengers can get from Guilin North to downtown or major scenic spots by buses easily.

To Guilin Railway Station

  • By bus: 100

Train Vs Flight

Taking a flight from Beijing to Guilin only takes 3 hours. It is obvious a flight is much faster than a train. Sometimes a flight ticket fare is even cheaper than a second class ticket of a high-speed train for the Beijing - Guilin journey.

Taking an overnight train is the cheapest way of traveling between these two cities, and can also save you a night's hotel bill. Soft sleeper is recommended if you plan to take an overnight train. 

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