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Guangzhou-Sanya Trains

Guangzhou-Sanya Trains

Written by FabioUpdated Jul. 31, 2023

There are 2 pairs of trains operating on Guangzhou–Sanya train route. Both are normal-speed trains. The duration is about 14-16 hours one way.

Guangzhou–Sanya Normal-Speed Trains

Quick Facts

  • Distance:  855 kilometers (531 miles)
  • Terminals: Guangzhou Railway Station, Sanya Railway Station
  • Duration: 14-16 hours
  • Main stops: Guangzhou, Zhanjian, Haikou, Sanya

Guangzhou to Sanya Normal-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on April 16th, 2023)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
Z8003 21:14 12:18 (next day) 15h 4m
Z501 16:58 09:10 (next day) 16h 12m
  • Please note:  The timetable is just for your reference.
  • If you want up-to-date schedules, you can use the search tool at the top of this page or search via our China Highlights train ticket service.

Sanya to Guangzhou Normal-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on April 16th, 2023)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
Z8004 11:00 04:02 (next day) 17h 2m
Z502 16:18 07:13 (next day) 14h 55m

Guangzhou to Sanya Normal-Speed Train Ticket Prices

Superior Soft Sleeper Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper Hard Seat
US$124 (CNY913.5) US$84 (CNY566.5) US$54 (CNY360.5) US$32 (CNY210.5)

Which sleeper class is better

There are four types of seats: superior soft sleeper (2 berths in a compartment), soft sleeper( 4 berths), hard sleepers (6 berths) and hard seat.

Based on our previous experience, it is really difficult to get the tickets of this class as usually superior soft sleepers are available for the passengers who take longer rides, like the passengers from Beijing to Sanya (duration 38 hours).

So usually we recommend to book the soft sleeper class. It has 4 berths in a compartment, with two on each side, each supplied with pillow, sheet and an individual reading light.

The berths are wider and more comfortable than hard sleepers. Each soft sleeper compartment has a door, which can be closed. 

In case the soft sleeper sold out, the hard sleeper is considerable, but not the hard seat which is only ok if short distance.

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