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Hong Kong – Guilin High-Speed Train

The direct high-speed train G311/G312 and G319/G320 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 at Shenzhen or Guangzhou. Second class on this train is US$56 per ticket.

Hong Kong to Guilin high-speed train runs at a speed of 250-300 kph (155-186 mph), taking 3 hours to finish 580 kilometers (360 miles). And it will also go further to Guiyang and Kunming.

Brief Introdution

  • Distance: 580 kilometers (360 miles)
  • Train number: G311/G312, G319/G320
  • Duration: about 3 hours
  • Terminals: Hong Kong West Kowloon Station (香港西九龙站), Guilin West Station (桂林西站)
  • Stops: Hong Kong West Kowloon (香港西九龙), Shenzhen North (深圳北), Guangzhou South (广州南), Guilin West (桂林西)

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

The travel time between Hong Kong and Guiyang is 5 hours and a half; and Hong Kong and Kunming is 7 hours and 35 minutes.

Hong Kong to Guilin High-Speed Train Schedule

(Updated on September 15th, 2019)

Train Number Departure Arrivel Duration
G312 12:05 15:25 3 h 20 min
G320 14:53 18:07 3 h 14 min

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

Guilin to Hong Kong High-Speed Train Schedule

(Updated on September 15th, 2019)

Train Number Departure Arrivel Duration
G319 12:38 15:57 3 h 19 min
G311 13:36 16:57 3 h 21 min

Booking high-speed train tickets between Hong Kong and Guilin.

Hong Kong – Guilin High-Speed Train Ticket Prices

Ticket Types Business Class First Class Second Class
Adult ticket US$167 (1138 CNY) US$89 (607 CNY) US$56 (379 CNY)
Child ticket US$84 (569 CNY) US$45 (304 CNY) US$28 (190 CNY)

Also read Seat Classes on Trains in China.

Children's Tickets for Hong Kong – Guilin Bullet Trains

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1. Children's tickets apply to children younger than 12 years of age and not taller than 1.5 m (4.9 feet). For seat classes, a child fare is half of the full ticket price.

2. Children younger than 12 years of age and not taller than 1.2 m (3.9 feet) can travel for free, but without their own seats. If you require a seat for your child, a child ticket is needed to be bought.

3. Children older than 12 years of age or taller than 1.5 m (4.9 feet) need to buy adult ticket at full price.

4. More information about Children's Tickets and Tips of Taking China Trains with Children.

Other High-Speed Trains Between Hong Kong and Guilin

If the direct train G311/G312 doesn’t meet your itinerary, you will have a lot of other options traveling between these two cites by transferring in Shenzhen or Guangzhou. The total travel time is a bit longer than taking the direct train.

Transfer in Guangzhou

Trains between Hong Kong and Guangzhou, Guangzhou and Guilin all stop at Guangzhou South Railway Station. You can make an easy transfer at Guangzhou South without even going out of the station.

It is recommended that you collect all your train tickets in advance. If you need to collect tickets of the connect train at Guangzhou South Station, it is advisable to leave at least 1 hour for the transfer.

Hong Kong – Guangzhou – Guilin High-Speed Trains

Hong Kong to Guangzhou South
Departure Time Arrival Time Duration
08:05 - 18:40 08:56 - 19:45 47 minutes - 1 hour
Guangzhou South to Guilin
Departure Time Arrival Time Duration
09:20 - 20:16 12:03 - 22:54 2 - 3 hours

Hong Kong to Guangzhou High-Speed Trains

Guangzhou to Guilin High-Speed Trains

Guilin – Guangzhou – Hong Kong High-Speed Trains

Guilin to Guangzhou South
Departure Time Arrival Time Duration
07:35 - 18:14 10:33 - 20:51 2 - 3 hours
Guangzhou South to Hong Kong
Departure Time Arrival Time Duration
10:53 - 21:37 11:44 - 22:28 47 minutes - 1 hour

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Transfer in Shenzhen

Trains between Hong Kong and Shenzhen, Shenzhen and Guilin all stop at Shenzhen North Railway Station. It is suggested that you collect all train tickets beforehand. If you need to collect tickets of the connect train at Shenzhen North Station, it is advisable to leave at least 1 hour for the transfer.

Hong Kong – Shenzhen – Guilin High-Speed Train

Hong Kong to Shenzhen South
Departure Time Arrival Time Duration
07:00 - 13:53 07:19 - 14:12 14 - 20 minutes
Shenzhen North to Guilin
Departure Time Arrival Time Duration
11:45 - 14:50 14:49 - 17:57 3 hours

More information about Shenzhen to Guilin Train

Guilin – Shenzhen – Hong Kong High-Speed Train

Guilin to Shenzhen South
Departure Time Arrival Time Duration
07:00 - 13:53 07:19 - 14:12 14 - 20 minutes
Shenzhen North to Hong Kong
Departure Time Arrival Time Duration
11:45 - 14:50 14:49 - 17:57 3 hours

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Customs and Immigrations at Hong Kong West Kowloon Station

If you take high-speed train from Hong Kong to Guilin, go through the customs at the Immigration/Customs Departure Hall on -3F at Hong Kong West Kowloon Station. Please ensure that you complete the ‘Hong Kong Departure Card’ and the ‘China Arrival Card’. If you fail to obtain and complete these cards, you would be sent back to collect and fill-in the forms, and queue again. The queues can be long and this will cause some inconvenience with the possibility of you missing your train. All your luggage must also go through security checks and x-rayed. We advise that you arrive at the train station at least 2 hours before your departure time.

If you take high-speed trains from Guilin to Hong Kong, you need to go through customs twice on arrival concourse on -2F. Please complete the Arrival/Departure Cards before you go to the officer.

Hong Kong to Guilin, by Bullet Train or Airplane?

  High-Speed Train Airplane
Ticket Price US$89 for second class
US$56 for first class
US$125-US$220 for economy class
Duration 3 hours 1.5 hours
Punctuality Punctual Occasional delays
Seat Space More leg room than on an airplane Cramped
Pros 1. Reasonable ticket prices
2. High-speed trains are fast and punctual
3. You can walk around on the train to stretch your legs
4. Enjoy window views on the way
1. The fastest mode of transportation between Xi'an and Chengdu
2. Airfare can be competitive when there are discounts
Cons 1. Bullet train stations are a bit far from downtowns
2. Sometimes it is noisy on train carriages especially during Chinese holidays
1. Seats on airplanes are cramped
2. Airports are far from downtown areas
3. It takes more time for boarding airplanes
4. Not much window views

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