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Shanghai to Guilin Train

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.

  • Distance: 1520 kilometers (944 miles)
  • Shorest Duration: 9h
  • Number of trains: 1 pair of high-speed train and 5 pairs of norman-speed trains

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

  • By bus: airport shuttle bus, Hongqiao Line 6, Hongqiao Line 7, Hongqiao Line 10
  • By subway:
    Subway Station Subway Line Duration Cost
    Shanghai Railway Station Line 1 & Line 2 1 hour USD1 (RMB6)
    Shanghai South Station Line 3 & Line 10 1 hour USD1 (RMB6)
    Renmin Square Line 2 50 minutes USD1 (RMB6)
  • By taxi:
    Taxi Stand Duration Cost
    Shanghai Railway Station 1 hour USD12 (RMB80)
    Shanghai South Station 40 minutes USD11 (RMB70)
    Renmin Square
    40 minutes USD12 (RMB80)

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

  • By bus: 329, 573, 741, 822, 844, 955, airport line 5
  • By subway
    Subway Station Subway Line Duration Cost
    Shanghai Hongqiao Station Line 1 & Line 2 1 hour USD1 (RMB6)
    Shanghai South Station Line 3 30 minutes USD0.7 (RMB4)
    Renmin Square Line 1 20 minutes USD0.7 (RMB4)
  • By taxi
    Taxi Stand Duration Cost
    Shanghai Hongqiao Station 1 hour USD12 (RMB80)
    Shanghai South Station 30 minutes USD10 (RMB68)
    Renmin Square
    20 minutes USD5 (RMB35)

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

  • By bus: 144, 180, 218, 301, 303, 315, 326, 341, 50, 703, 729, 803, 816
  • By subway:
    Subway Station Subway Line Duration Cost
    Shanghai Hongqiao Station Line 3 & Line 2 1 hour USD1 (RMB6)
    Shanghai Railway Station Line 3 30 minutes USD0.7 (RMB4)
    Renmin Square Line 1 30 minutes USD0.7 (RMB4)
  • By taxi:
    Taxi Stand Duration Cost
    Shanghai Hongqiao Station 40 minutes USD11 (RMB70)
    Shanghai South Station 30 minutes USD10 (RMB68)
    Renmin Square 35 minutes USD11 (RMB70)

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

  • By bus: 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 16, 19, 22, 88, 99, 100
  • By taxi:
    Taxi Stand Duration Cost
    Zhengyang pedestrian street 15 minutes USD3 (RMB20)
    Guilin North Station 40 minutes USD8 (RMB50)
    Guilin West Station 1 hour USD10 (RMB70)
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

  • By bus: 1, 32, 83, 100, 211, 302, 303
  • By taxi:
    Taxi Stand Duration Cost
    Zhengyang pedestrian street 30 minutes USD5 (RMB30)
    Guilin Railway Station 50 minutes USD6 (RMB40)
    Guilin West Station 40 minutes USD9 (RMB60)

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