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Shanghai - Guilin Trains

In this page, we offer Shanghai - Guilin Train information for your reference, as well as some useful tips for train travel in China and tips for travelling to the two places. (Update on Noverber, 14, 2014

Train from Shangai to Guilin

Departure Station: Shanghai South Railway Station
Arrival Station: Guilin Railway Station

Train  No.
Departure  Time
Arrival Time
Running Time
19 h 24 m
21 h 31 m
21 h 33 m
20 h 53 m

Attentions: Train Schedule of Shanghai to Guilin is for your reference only. Please check the ticket information including the tickets fares at the railway station or by your TCT tour advisors separately.

Train from Guilin to Shanghai

Departure Station: Guilin Railway Station
Arrival Station: Shanghai South Railway Station

Train No.
Departure Time
Arrival Time
Running Time
20 h 46 m
21 h 44 m
19 h 54 m
23 h 44 m

Attentions: Train Schedule of Guilin to Shanghai is for your reference only. Please check the ticket information including the tickets fares at the railway station or by your TCT tour advisors separately.

Notes for Taking Train in China

1. Booking an original train is easier than booking a passing-by train. Train ticket can be booked 10 days in advance at most. TCT suggests travellers to book train ticket as early as you can, in case of the availability of the ticket. There are four way for guests to buy train ticket in China: buy ticket at the Railway Station, online, by telephone or through travel agencies. More useful information you can find at page How to Book China Train Tickets.

2. Generally, the seats on the ordinary train in China have tow types including soft seat and hard seat. Train sleepers are classified into two types: soft sleeper and hard sleeper. Hard sleeper has three sub-categories: upper hard sleeper, middle hard sleeper and lower hard sleeper; Soft sleeper has two sub-categories: upper soft sleeper and lower soft sleeper (better). If you take an over-night train or long distance train, you would better buy a ticket for soft sleeper to make your trip more comfortable.

3. In China, taking a train is a comparative cheaper way to cut down the travel cost. While correspondingly, the comfortable level is lower than by air.
Luggage: you need to take the luggages by yourself and keep an eye of them on transporting time, no luggage-checking service on the train
Carriage: it may be crowded when in the domestic travel seasons as well as summer holidays.

4. Types of China Train

G–High-Speed Train
C–Intercity EMU Train
D–Electric Multiple Units (EMU) Train
Z–Direct Express Train
T–Express Train
K–Fast Train
Four-digit Number Train - Regular Speed Train
L–Temporary Train

Tips for travelling to Shanghai and Guilin

Best Time to Visit Shanghai
The best time to travel in Shanghai is in spring and autumn, The city has a subtropical maritime monsoon climate, with four distinct seasons. Generally, the warm Spring and cool Autumn are the more comfortable seasons. While Summer and Winter are far less pleasant. Overall, Shanghai enjoys a mild and moist climate.One can find more tips for cliamte and weather in Shanghai at Best time to visit Shanghai.

travel to guilin

Best Time to Visit Guilin
Guilin is suitable for travelling all year round, especially from April to October. The most important thing to know about Guilin weather is that it can get very hot, humid, and it rains a lot! One can find more about climate and weather in Guilin at Best time to visit Guilin.

Try to Avoid Domestic Travel Seasons
The most crowded seasons in China are Chinese Spring Festival (usually in late Jan or early Feb.), International Labour Day (May 01 to 03) and National Day (Oct 01-07). Spring Festival and the National Day golden week are the most crowded time for travelling. Try not to travel in these period.

Related Information:
► More transportation information: Shanghai Transportation
►Recommended China Tour to Shanghai: 11 Days Experience China Tour (Destination: Beijing-Xian-Guilin-Shanghai)