Shanghai to Guilin Train
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Shanghai to Guilin Train

By Ruru ZhouUpdated Mar. 18, 2021

Both ordinary trains and bullet trains are running between Shanghai and Guilin, including 3 pairs of overnight T category trains (express train), 2 pairs of overnight K category train (fast train) and a day time high-speed G train. Please pay attention that different types of trains depart from/arrive at different train stations.

Please see the brief introduction below about three catogory trains between Shanghai and Guilin.

Update on July 27th 2017

Train Type Departure Arrival Duration Ticket Price
G catogory high-speed train Shanghai Hongqiao Station Guilin Railway Station 9h
Business class: USD302

First class: USD155

Second class: USD98
T category train Shanghai South Station Guilin North Station 18h – 19h30m
Soft sleeper:USD75

Hard sleeper:USD48
K category train Shanghai Railway Station/Shanghai South Station Guilin North Station 20h35m – 24h33m
Soft sleeper:USD75

Hard sleeper:USD48
Second Class seat Second Class seat on high-speed train

How to Choose Train Types and Seats?

Overnight train is a comfortable way to travel between Shanghai and Guilin, and can save a hotel bill. K & T category trains have soft sleeper, hard sleeper and hard seat classes. Soft sleeper is recommended.

High-speed train shortens the travel time to just 9 hours, and only runs during day time. It has business class, first class and second class.

Read more about How to choose train types and seats

How to Choose Train Station?

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station

G category high-speed train between Shanghai and Guilin departs from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, which is far from downtown. Shanghai Hongqiao Station is airport-like, and it is one of the busiest stations in China.

Transportation to Shanghai Hongqiao Station

Shanghai Railway Station

Shanghai Railway Station is centrally located, it is also large and busy. One can easily reach this station by subway, bus and taxi.

Transportation to Shanghai Railway Station

Shanghai South Railway Station

Shanghai South Station is located in Minhang District. It is the third largest station in Shanghai, and one of the busiest stations in China.

Transportation to Shanghai South Station

Guilin Railway Station

It is centrally located, with convenient transportation. Most of the ordinary trains and some of the bullet trains to Beijing, Changsha and Nanning depart from Guilin Railway Station.

Transportation to Guilin Railway Station

Guilin North StationGuilin North Station

Guilin North Railway Station

Guilin North Station is a bit far from downtown, but can also be easily reached. Most of the bullet trains to Guiyang, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen depart from this station.

Transportation to Guilin North Station

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