Locked in by lofty mountains, Guizhou has had a reputation for difficulties in getting from A to B. Things have changed quickly over the last decade, with the rapid development of the transport system in Guizhou.
Today, airlines, highspeed railways and express highways connect the cities and county towns of Guizhou, not to mention nearly all major cities in China.
Air, 1 Hub and 16 Branches
At present, Guizhou has 10 airports, with others still under construction. The capital city, Guiyang, is home to Longdongbao International Airport. Although some smaller airports only offer limited services, travel by air is still a quick and convenient method for reaching, traversing, and leaving Guizhou.
Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport
Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport (KWE) is about 11 km from the city center. It is an important airport hub for Guizhou, and for the whole of southwest China.
At present, the airport hosts 90 domestic airlines connecting nearly all major cities in China, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taipei. It also has 16 international airlines connecting Seoul, Osaka, Nagoya, Bangkok and some other overseas cities.
See the following table for reference:
|Seoul (ICN)||Guiyang (KWE)||CZ3062||16:25-22:35||7h 10m|
|Bangkok (BKK)||NX885||11:10-17:40||5h 30m|
|Beijing (PEK)||CA1461||09:00-12:15||3h 15m|
|Shanghai (SHA)||CZ3652||11:40-14:25||2h 45m|
|Hong Kong (HKG)||HX6354||20:00-22:05||2h 5m|
|Taipei (TPE)||CZ3022||12:25-15:20||2h 55m|
Note: The schedule above doesn’t cover all flights and is for reference only. Please check the homepage of the airport or contact our travel consultant for more information and suggestions.
See also What to Do in Guiyang.
Trains or Highspeed Trains Are Available in Every City
Express trains, bullet trains and highspeed trains. Railway transport in Guizhou is developing rapidly, affording more options for tours of the province. If you like traveling by train, or want to experience the technical development of China, why not try out a bullet train.
The capital city Guiyang is connected by highspeed railways in all directions, leading to important cities, and even county towns. In future, all cities in Guizhou will be connected by highspeed train.
Most-Used Train Stations
Guiyang North Railway Station
Guiyang North, or Guiyang Bei, is the top highspeed railway station in southwest China. The station is a stop on the Shanghai-Kunming, Guizhou-Guangzhou, Chengdu-Guizhou, and Sichuan-Guizhou highspeed railway lines. It provides easy transfer to light rail and public buses.
Guiyang East Railway Station
Guiyang East, or Guiyang Dong, is an intermediate station on the Shanghai-Kunming highspeed railway, and the departure/arrival station for the Guizhou-Guangzhou and Sichuan-Guizhou highspeed railway lines.
Kaili South Railway Station
Kaili South, or Kaili Nan, is a major station on the Shanghai-Kunming highspeed railway line. From Kaili South, travelers can arrive at multiple provincial capitals within half a day. It takes only 35 minutes from Kaili South to Guiyang North, about 8 hours to Shanghai Hongqiao, or 10 and a half hours to Beijing West.
Have a look for some Attractions in Kaili.
From Guiyang, travelers can take trains to nearby destinations, like Chongqing, Chengdu, Kunming and Guilin, or to other large cities, like Changsha, Wuhan, Guangzhou and Hong Kong (the Guizhou to Hong Kong high-speed train will be available from Sep. 23, 2018).
The table below presents distances and train durations. Feel free to contact us if you need any feedback on train journeys, such as the differences between going by express train, bullet train or highspeed train.
|Chongqing West||Guiyang North||370||2h|
|Chongqing West||Guiyang East||373||2.5h|
|Chengdu South||Guiyang North||660||3.5h|
|Chengdu East||Guiyang North||655||4h|
|Kunming South||Guiyang North||530||2h|
|Guilin North||Guiyang North||470||2.5h|
Express Highway, Driving Along Sceneries
With Guiyang at the center, the express highways stretch in all directions, connecting all the famous scenic areas, ancient towns and minority villages. By highway, it only takes 2 or 3 hours to travel from one scenic area to another.
Some Guizhou people praise the province for having the most beautiful express highways. All along the way, travelers will observe hills and mountains, rivers and streams, and other eye-catching rural scenery. They also have a chance to see some of the highest bridges, typical rest areas and toll stations.
With China Highlights’ private tour service, you can enjoy your journey in a comfortable private car, not squeezed into a packed tour bus. Check the table below for approximate distances and driving times between starting base and attractions in Guizhou.
|Route||Distance (km)||Driving time (h)|
|Kaili-Xijiang Miao Village||32||1|
|Kaili-Zhengyuan Ancient Town||124||2|
|Kaili-Basha Miao Village||217||3.5|
Travel Guizhou With China Highlights
Want to travel to Guizhou but worried about transportation? Tell us your requirements! Our professional travel consultant will offer suggestions, but all the decisions will be made by you.
You may also check some sample itineraries for inspiration:
- 6-day: Diverse Minority Adventure
- 6-day: Time Travel in Guizhou
- 8-day: Guilin, Yangshuo and Guizhou
Check here for more Guizhou tour options. They can all be modified according to your preferences.