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Beijing – Guangzhou High-Speed Train

Beijing - Guangzhou Railway is China's most important arterial rail line. It passes through five provinces from north to south, connecting six provincial capitals.

There are five pairs of daytime G trains and five pairs of overnight D trains directly operating between Beijing and Guangzhou. The G trains operate from around 7am to 1pm; the D trains operate from 8pm to 7am the following day. In addition, there are 4 pairs of normal-speed trains taking approximately 24 hours between those two cities.

  • Distance: 2,324 kilometers (1,444 miles)
  • Shortest duration: 8 hours for G trains; 10 hours and 8 minutes for D trains
  • Number of trains: five pairs of daytime G trains; five pairs of overnight D trains

Beijing – Guangzhou High-Speed Train Schedule

Beijing West Railway StationBeijing West Station

The table below is only for your reference. If you want up-to-date schedules, you may use the search tool at the top of this page, or search on China Highlights Train Ticket Service.

Daytime G-Train Schedule

Terminals:

  • Beijing West Railway Station (Chinese: 北京西)
  • Guangzhou South Railway Station (Chinese: 广州南)

(Updated on September 20th, 2018)

Beijing West to Guangzhou South Guangzhou South to Beijing West
Train Number Departure Arrival Duration Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
G71 07:27 17:13 9 hours and 46 minutes G72 07:46 18:22 10 hours and 36 minutes
G79 10:00 18:01 8 hours and 1 minute G80 09:00 17:01 8 hours and 1 minute
G65 10:33 20:16 9 hours and 43 minutes G66 10:00 18:00 8 hours
G67 12:13 22:18 10 hours and 5 minutes G68 11:13 20:53 9 hours and 40 minutes
G69 13:07 22:28 9 hours and 21 minutes G70 12:50 22:28 9 hours and 38 minutes

Overnight D-Train Schedule

Terminals:

  • Beijing West Railway Station (In Chinese: 北京西)
  • Guangzhou South Railway Station (In Chinese: 广州南)

(Updated on September 20th, 2018)

Beijing West to Guangzhou South Guangzhou South to Beijing West
Train Number Departure Arrival Duration Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
D901 20:10 06:28 the next day 10 hours and 18 minutes D922 20:05 the next day 06:40 the next day 10 hours and 35 minutes
D903 20:15 06:33 the next day 10 hours and 18 minutes D924 20:10 the next day 06:51 the next day 10 hours and 41 minutes
D909 20:20 06:38 the next day 10 hours and 18 minutes D902 20:15 the next day 07:01 the next day 10 hours and 41 minutes
D927 20:25 06:48 the next day 10 hours and 23 minutes D904 20:20 the next day 07:13 the next day 10 hours and 41 minutes
D923 20:35 06:43 the next day 10 hours and 8 minutes D928 20:30 the next day 07:18 the next day 10 hours and 48 minutes

*Overnight bullet trains between Beijing and Guangzhou are only available on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Beijing – Guangzhou High-Speed Train Ticket Price

Train Types Seat Classes Price (for Adult)
G trains 2nd class ¥862 ($128)
1st class ¥1,380 ($204)
Business class ¥2,724 ($403)
D trains New style soft sleeper ¥1,290 ($193)
2nd class ¥709 ($106)

Children's Tickets

A child fare is 50% (for seats) or about 75% (for sleepers) of the full price (a child fare does not apply to sleepers on D and G trains). Child fares apply for children under 1.5 m and younger than 12 year old. Read more about children's tickets.

Three Different Seat Classes and One Sleeper Type

For daytime high-speed trains, business class, 1st class, and 2nd class seats are available. For overnight D trains, 2nd class seats and a new style of soft sleeper are available.

Read more about how to choose train types and seats.

Beijing - Guangzhou Non-Bullet Train

Normal-speed trains from Beijing to Guangzhou depart from Beijing West Railway Station and arrive at Guangzhou Railway Station or Guangzhou East Railway Station.

Beijing to Guangzhou Non-Bullet Train Schedule

(Updated on September 20th, 2018)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
K599 05:14 11:12 the next day 29 hours and 58 minutes
Z35 11:49 09:16 the next day 21 hours and 27 minutes
Z97 12:40 10:04 the next day 21 hours and 24 minutes
Z201 17:54 15:43 the next day 21 hours and 49 minutes

Guangzhou to Beijing Non-Bullet Train Schedule

(Updated on September 20th, 2018)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
Z202 08:28 06:46 the next day 22 hours and 18 minutes
K600 15:02 21:00 the next day 29 hours and 58 minutes
Z36 16:20 13:44 the next day 21 hours and 24 minutes
Z98 18:06 15:30 the next day 21 hours and 24 minutes

Use the search tool at the top of this page, or click Beijing - Shanghai train timetable for up-to-date schedules.

Seat Classes and Prices

Ticket Types Superior Soft Sleeper Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper
Adult ticket US$203 (CNY1383) US$110 (CNY750) US$63 (CNY426)

By Train or By Plane

Flying is still a very popular way to travel between Beijing and Guangzhou. And it is the fastest way (only takes 3.5 hours). Sometimes a discounted flight ticket is even cheaper than a second class ticket on a high-speed train.

The cheapest way of moving between Beijing and Guangzhou would be taking a normal train. The hard sleeper costs US$63 per ticket; soft sleeper is US$110 per ticket. However, normal trains are time-consuming and could take around 22 hours on the way. If you take a normal overnight train, soft sleeper class or superior soft sleeper class is recommended. They are comfortable and can save you a night's hotel bill.

Overnight bullet trains are also a good choice. They are newer, faster and smoother than normal overnight trains.

Terminals

All of the Beijing – Guangzhou high-speed trains depart from Beijing West Railway Station and arrive at Guangzhou South Railway Station.

Beijing West Railway Station

Guangzhou South Railway StationGuangzhou South Station

Beijing West Station is the terminus of all the trains beween Beijing and Guangzhou. Located in Fengtai District, this station is 8 kilometers southwest of the Forbidden City and 36 kilometers southwest from Beijing Capital International Airport. It can be reached by Line 7 and Line 9 of the Beijing Subway.

Guangzhou South Railway Station

Located in Panyu District, the station is 17 kilometers south of central Guangzhou. It is a comprehensive transportation hub connecting the major districts with a convenient metro, buses, and taxis.

Guangzhou South Railway Station is the interchange station and terminal of Guangzhou Subway Line 2 and Line 7. Passengers just go to the station's second floor underground to take subway.

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