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Guilin – Transport

Getting to GuilinTransportation in Guilin is very convenient as it is connected to the rest of China with buses, trains and flights including both domestic and international.

Guilin Train stations:
Guilin has 2 train stations. Guilin Station (Guilin Zhan) is near downtown on the Zhongshan Road South whereas Guilin North Station (Guilin Bei Zhan) is further away from downtown. Mostly, trains originate or terminate from Guilin North and the ones which are merely making a stop will be gathered in the Guilin Station.
High speed trains are now serving Guilin (January 2014) from Nanning to Beijing significantly cutting down journey time (Guilin to Nanning 2 hours), (Guilin to Liuzhou 1 hour) & (Guilin to Beijing 10 hours).There are trains from North (Beijing, Changsha, Wuhan, Shanghai, Xian), West (Kunming), South (Liuzhou, Nanning, Zhanjiang) and East (Guangzhou, Shenzhen).

Guilin Airport (KWL):
Guilin Liangjiang International Airport(KWL) is located 28km southwest of Guilin City. Daily flights take off from there to major mainland cities and to Hong Kong, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Osaka and Seoul. Air Asia provide flights from Guilin to Kuala Lumpur 4 times a week.Guilin Bus station:
Buses depart from the Guilin bus terminal on Zhongshan Nanlu, several hundred meters north of the railway station.

Guilin to Yangshuo

One of the most popular destinations for travelers after enjoying the highlights of Guilin is heading to the mesmerizing town of Yangshuo.

There are several options to get to Yangshuo, local buses (¥20) operate from early morning to around midnight. One can catch one of these buses on the main road near the Guilin Train Station and they offer a basic level of comfort and usually reach Yangshuo within 2 hours as they regularly make stops on the trip to make pick-ups or deliver goods. Take care of your belongings if you chooses to take one of these buses.

A more convenient option is to take the express bus (¥22) which departs from the Guilin Bus Station every 20 minutes and they are more comfortable and do not stop on the way. The average traveling time on an express bus is about 1.5 hours. Tickets can be purchased from the ticket office. If you have not specified a time of travel, staff will arrange you on the next available bus.

Another option is to take a taxi directly to Yangshuo as it is less recommended because it will cost you up to ¥200. Yet it is more comfortable and relatively quick.
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