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Guilin - Nanjing Trains

Guilin - Nanjing Trains

Written by AppleUpdated Aug. 5, 2021

Six pairs of trains operate daily on the Guilin–Nanjing route. Three pairs are G category high-speed trains. The shortest duration is 7 hours 46 minutes on train G1545 from Nanjing South Railway Station to Guilin North Railway Station.

Guilin–Nanjing High-Speed Trains

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Guilin to Nanjing High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on April 1, 2020)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
G1502 11:52 20:05 8 h 13 min
G1504 12:36 20:39 8 h 3 min
G1506 13:36 21:44 8 h 12 min
  • 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.

Nanjing to Guilin High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on April 1, 2020)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
G1505 07:20 17:17 9 h 57 min
G1503 08:31 17:57 9 h 26 min
G1545 08:43 16:29 7 h 46 min

Guilin to Nanjing High-Speed Train Ticket Fares

Business Class First Class Second Class
¥1,685–2,151.5 ($241–308) ¥876.5–1,141 ($126–163) ¥548–687 ($79–99)

Guilin–Nanjing Normal-Speed Trains

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Guilin to Nanjing Normal-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on April 1, 2020)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
K1558 03:50 01:10+1 21 h 20 min
K162 16:15 14:40+1 22 h 25 min
K1192 21:18 18:30+1 21 h 12 min
  • Please note: The timetable is just for your reference.
  • “+1” means you will arrive on the second day.
  • 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.

Nanjing to Guilin Normal-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on April 1, 2020)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
K161 00:14 20:53 20 h 39 min
K1557 14:36 10:53+1 20 h 17 min
K1191 19:41 16:06+1 20 h 25 min

Guilin to Nanjing Normal-Speed Train Ticket Fares

Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper Hard Seat
¥511 ($73) ¥329 ($47) ¥173.5 ($25)

Seat Types on G Trains

As you can see from the train schedule tables above, it takes more than 7 hours to travel on this route using a G train. It is very important to have a comfortable journey when traveling by train. There are three types of seats on G trains:

  • Business class is the highest class on a high-speed train. It is the most expensive class but also the most comfortable, especially for such a long train journey.
  • First class is comfortable and offers more space than second class.
  • Second class is the most economical and the facilities are better than those offered on normal-speed trains.

Spend a minute to read the differences below:

Business Class First Class Second Class
  • Most luxurious
  • 3 seats (2+1)
  • VIP lounge in the station
  • Fully reclining
  • Free meal on some trains
  • Flat-screen TVs
  • Power outlet available
  • Comfortable ride 
  • 4 seats in a row (2+2)  
  • Partially reclining 
  • Foldable table, a pillow, and a footrest
  • Power outlet available
  • The most affordable
  • 5 seats in a row (3+2) 
  • Often crowded
  • Power outlet available

For further reading:

How to Choose Between Train Types and Seat Classes in China

Travel by Airplane 

The fastest way to travel from Guilin to Nanjing is to take a flight, which takes about 2 hours. It costs 180 USD per ticket for economy class.

More than five pairs of flights are available from Guilin Liangjiang International Airport to Nanjing Lukou International Airport on a daily basis. Flights that depart later than 22:00 are the most economical as they are usually discounted, costing about 76 USD per ticket.

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China Highlights make train ticket online booking available to you to save you a lot of time and hassle. All inquiries will be handled by our local travel specialists who have a lot of experience in booking train tickets and are good at planning train travel routes.

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