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Xian - Guilin Trains

In this page, we offer Xian - Guilin Train information as well as more details about train travel in China and tips about travel to Guilin and Xian for your reference. 

The first character of train number has special meanings.
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
Train from Xian to Guilin

Departure Station: Xian Railway Station
Arrival Station: Guilin Railway Station
Train  No.
Departure  Time
Arrival Time
Running Time
26 h 13 min

Train from Guilin to Xian

Departure Station:Guilin Railway Station
Arrival Station: Xian Railway Station
Train No.
Departure Time
Arrival Time
Running Time
27 h 39 min

Attentions: Train Schedule above 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 20 days in advance at most. TCT suggests travels to book train ticket as early as possible. 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 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.

Tips for Traveling to Xian and Guilin

Best Time to Visit Xian:

Months like June, July, August and September are the best time to visit Xi'an. Other great months to visit Xi'an are April, May and October when the average temperatures are a little cooler but still between a pleasant temperature. If you don't mind bringing a coat, you might also enjoy visiting Xi'an during January, February, March, November. More climate and weather information can be found at Best time to visit Xian.
Xian City View
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 during summer. More information about weather and climate in Guilin can be found in 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. Scenic spot will be full of travelers during these periods.

Related Information

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