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Hong Kong-Guilin High-Speed Train

Written by FabioUpdated Mar. 25, 2024

The direct high-speed trains G408/G407, G320/G319, and G2964/G2963 between Hong Kong and Guilin operate at Hong Kong West Kowloon Railway Station and Guilin West Railway Station. It is now much more convenient to travel between these two cities without making a transfer to Shenzhen or Guangzhou. A second-class ticket on this train is US$58.

The fastest train G408/G407 takes about 3 hours to complete the 580 kilometers (360 miles) train journey, one hour faster than 2023.

Brief Introduction

The high-speed trains between Hong Kong and Guilin pass the metropolises of Guangzhou and Shenzhen and also go further to major tourist cities including Guiyang, Kunming, and Chongqing.

hong kong to guilin bullet trainHong Kong to Guilin High-Speed Train

Hong Kong to Guilin High-Speed Train Schedule

(Updated on March 5th, 2024)

Train Number Departure Arrivel Duration
G2964 10:08 13:18 3h 10m
G320 11:55 14:55 3h
G408 12:06 15:05 2h 59m

Up-to-date Schedules for Hong Kong to Guilin high-speed trains.

Guilin to Hong Kong High-Speed Train Schedule

(Updated on March 5th, 2024)

Train Number Departure Arrivel Duration
G319 12:42 15:58 3h 16m
G407 13:46 16:54 3h 8m
G2963 15:43 18:55 3h 12m

Up-to-date train schedules from Guilin to Hong Kong.

Seat types on Hong Kong - Guilin High-Speed Train

Hong Kong - Guilin High-Speed Train Ticket Prices

Business Class First Class Second Class
US$168 ( CNY1,204) US$92 (CNY659) US$58 (CNY412)

Also read Seat Classes on Trains in China.

Please note: High-speed trains to and from Hong Kong will have different ticket change/cancellation policies, due to the difference between China Railway and Hong Kong Railway ticketing systems.

Find out more information about Hong Kong bullet train ticket booking.

Terminals on Hong Kong - Guilin High-Speed Rail Line

Hong Kong West Kowloon Railway Station

 

Hong Kong West Kowloon Station is the only terminus for high-speed trains between Hong Kong and Chinese mainland. It serves more than 100 daily trains from Hong Kong to/from cities in Chinese mainland including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Guilin, Changsha, Chongqing, etc.

 

Hong Kong West Kowloon Station is currently the world's largest underground train station, covering an area of 430,000 square meters, and featuring 9 long-distance platforms and 6 short-distance platforms.

Transportation to/from Hong Kong West Kowloon Station

Hong Kong West Kowloon Station is located in the West Kowloon Area, adjacent to the prosperous Tsim Sha Tsui and Yau Ma Tei areas. The footbridge above the ground and passages underground from the station extends to Hong Kong Metro Kowloon Station and Austin Station, which allows you go to the airport and major scenic spots easily and conveniently. A 3 to 8-minute walk would take you from Hong Kong West Kowloon Station to both metro stations.

The Airport Express to Hong Kong International Airport and Tung Chung Line to Hong Kong Island and Disney World pass through MTR Kowloon Station. The West Rail Line to Hung Hom Station passes through MTR Austin Station

Guilin West Railway Station

Guilin West Railway Station is one of the three main train stations in the city of Guilin. It is located in Lingchuan County, which is far from downtown area. It is not a convenient location, given that only two bus routes connect this station with other regions of the city. Taxies are available at the parking lot in front of the station entrace.

Guilin West Railway StationGuilin West Railway Station

Transportation from Guilin West Railway Station by Bus

  • To Guilin Railway Station: Bus route 22
  • To Guilin North Railway Station: Bus route 303
  • To Guilin Liangjiang International Airport: Airport shuttle bus

Immigration Formalities at Hong Kong West Kowloon Station

The co-location arrangement at Hong Kong West Kowloon Station provides great convenience to travelers taking high-speed trains between Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland. The arrangement allows them to complete entry and exit formalities on the same floor, saving both time and hassle.

Here's how it works:

  • To enter Hong Kong, simply get off your train at B4 and then proceed to B2 for exit formalities for China Mainland and entry formalities for Hong Kong.
  • To exit Hong Kong, it's recommended to purchase your train tickets before arriving at West Kowloon Station. Once you arrive, head to B3 for exit formalities for Hong Kong and entry formalities for China Mainland, and finally proceed to B4 to board on your train.

Transfer in Guangzhou for More Train Options

There are more train route options if make a transfer at Guangzhou South Railway Station. High-speed trains run frequently on sections of Hong Kong - Guangzhou and Guangzhou - Guilin rail lines, which also leaves you more options to choose the departure/arrival station in Guilin that is close to your hotel. The total travel time for Hong Kong - Guangzhou - Guilin route is around 4 hours.

Hong Kong - Yangshuo - Guangzhou Rail Route

Currently, there are no direct trains connecting Hong Kong and Yangshuo. You will need to make a transfer at either Guangzhou or Shenzhen. Here are the recommended rail route plans for your journey:

Option 1: Hong Kong - Guangzhou - Yangshuo (Recommended)

 

The frequent high-speed rail service between Hong Kong and Guangzhou provides convenient transportation options for travelers heading to Yangshuo from Hong Kong, and vice versa. A total of 37 pairs of high-speed trains operate from Hong Kong West Kowloon Station to Guangzhou South Station, offering travelers a diverse range of options. The shortest travel duration on this route is a mere 50 minutes.

 

Afterwards, travelers can continue their journey by taking a high-speed train from Guangzhou South Station to Yangshuo Railway Station, which typically takes around 3 hours to complete.

Option 2: Hong Kong - Shenzhen - Yangshuo

You can also travel from Hong Kong to Yangshuo by high-speed train with a transfer in Shenzhen. However, the availability of train choices is relatively limited. The total travel time for this route is approximately 4 to 5 hours.

Find more information about Hong Kong - Yangshuo High-Speed Trains.

Recommended Tours in Hong Kong and Guilin

Hong Kong Tours

Hong Kong is a vibrant and bustling city that offers a unique blend of Eastern and Western cultures. This prosperous metropolis attracts tourists from around the world with its stunning skyline, diverse cuisine, and exciting attractions. Find more Hong Kong tours and travel information.

If you would like to visit the most high-profile tourist sites, historical sites, mountain ranges, and shopping areas in half a day, choose Hong Kong Island Half-Day Tour.

Guilin Tours

Guilin is a popular tourist destination known for its picturesque landscapes and vibrant culture. The city is blessed with breathtaking natural beauty, including karst limestone mountains, crystal-clear rivers, and lush greenery, making it an ideal place for nature lovers. Read more Guilin tours and travel information.

One of Guilin's most iconic sites is the Li River. Taking a cruise along the river allows visitors to immerse themselves in the magnificent scenery of towering karst peaks, picturesque villages, and tranquil rice paddies. Please contact vivi@chinahighlights.com to book a Li River cruise tour.

Li River CruiseCruise on painting-like Li River

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