In order to make it easy for you to get around Guilin, the local government has built a quite efficient public transportation system, being composed of a convenient airline, a reliable railway and an economic long-distance bus service. Nevertheless, hiring a reasonably priced taxi is another option, although renting a bike from a bicycle-rental shop is said to be one of the best ways; besides, you can also hire a rickshaw if you want an easy trip. Follow TOC to get more detailed information about easy traveling in Guilin.
To & From Guilin
Guilin Liangjiang International Airport is the only airport of Guilin, located in the southwest of the city, about 28 kilometers away from the city center with a total area of 406 square hectares. Started its career on the day 1st October, 1996, it is one of the oldest international airports in China. At present, Guilin Liangjiang International Airport owns about 100 daily flights, reaching over 8 international countries such as Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, etc. and 30 domestic cities namely Beijing, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Haikou, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Kunming, Macau, Nanjing, Nanning, Qingdao, Sanya, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Taiyuan, Wuhan, Xian, Zhengzhou, Dalian etc. The airport has invested more than 20 million to beautify itself, sparing no efforts to bulid a “garden-styled airport”. Besides, it is also famed for its warm and high-quality services such as online-booking, lost and found, foreign exchange service, etc. Airport shuttles are available for passengers to travel bwtween the airport and the Civil Aviation Mansion located in No.18 Shanghai Road of the city center with a price of 20 yuan/ per person at an interval of 30 minutes. Or you can take a taxi instead which costs about 60 yuan.
Flight enquiry hotline: 0773-2845359
Lost and found: 0773-2845303
Complaint tel: 0773-2834067
Guilin railroad lines connect Beijing-Guangzhou Railway in the north, Guizhou-Guangxi Railway in the south, as well as Hunan-Guangxi Railway passing through the whole region. Thus the city is a real railway hub of Central China. Altogether two major railway stations-Guilin Railway Station(South Station) and Guilin North Station are situated in the city. The former one stands in Zhongshan Road, with a long history that can be dated back to the year 1938, about 70 years away from now. It is regarded as the most important one whose transportation is quite convenient with city bus No.3, 4, 16 directly taking you there. The latter one is located in the northern suburbs of the city, thus a little bit far away from the city center. Thus, if the train you take stops at both railway stations, it's better for you to get off at South Station in terms of its good transport conditions.
Ticket Booking Tel(South Station): 0773-2152222
Ticket Booking Tel(North Station): 0773-2162222
Guilin owns a super advanced highroad network, which can directly reach the other cities of Guangxi and neighboring provinces such as Guangdong, Hunan, Shenzhen etc. Therefore it is very convenient for passengers to take these comfortable and punctual long-distance coaches to travel from & to Guilin. There are in all three long-distance stations in the city-the Chief Bus Station, the Chengnan Bus Station and the Beimen Bus Station. The Chief Bus Station is situated at NO.427, Zhongshan South Road, to which you can take bus NO.1, 2, 3, 10 or 11. It mainly takes care of the highroad transportation to surrounding cities in Guangxi, Guangdong and Hunan provinces. The Chengnan Bus Station is located at Cuizhu Road and can be reached by bus No. 26 and 27. And the Beimen Bus Station, in charge of the coaches to the cities Xing'an and Lingchuan, is at Zhongshan North Road and can be reached bybus No.18. All of them have made great contributions to improving its transport conditions with the outside world.
Consultation Tel: 0773-3822153
In & Around Guilin
As Guilin is a relatively mature tourist city, it is in possession of a very convenient and efficient city tourist transit system, which includes free city buses, free special tourism buses and cheap comfortable ordinary buses.
Free city buses
start at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. with longer intervals than ordinary buses. Although convenient, be careful about your stuff.
|Bus Routes ||Stops included |
|NO.51 ||Eastern Ring-Flower&Bird Market-Arctic Square-Fengbei Road-Central Square-Guilin Railway Station |
|NO.52 ||Eastern Ring-Sanlidian Square-Longyin Road-Seven Star Park |
|NO.53 ||Public Transport Company-Huancheng West Road-Arctic Square |
|NO.54 ||Guilin South Station-Shanghai Road-Anxin Community-Chuanshan Park-Sanlidian Square-Hi-tech Zone |
|NO.55 ||Pingshan-South Ring Road-Jingpingshan Bridge-vehicle administration office |
|NO.56 ||Pingshan-Nanxi Park-Shanghai overpass-Xiangshan Hotel-Jiangjun Road-Bazhong Road-Pingshan |
|NO.57 ||Xifeng Road-College of Education-Children's Palace-Ximen Bridge-Nanmen Bridge-Fragrant Hill Park-Jiefang Bridge-Cross Street-Art Museum-Xifeng Road |
|NO.58 ||Nanxishan Park-Fragrant Hill Park-Seven Star Park-Folk Custom Garden-Fubo Hill Park-Piled Silk Hill Park-Yushan Park-Reed Flute Park |
Free Tourism Bus to 4A Scenic Spots
Travelers, who desire to visit 4A scenic spots in the city, can buy tickets of all the scenic spots in one ticket office. And they can take free sightseeing buses offered by Tourism Development Company to visit all the scenic places. Free bus starts its journey from Seven Star Park with an interval of 15 minutes. And it stops at each scenic spot for 3 minutes. The bus is also equipped with professional guides so as to benefit tourists a lot.
The first bus stars in Seven Star Park at 8:15 a.m. and Reed Flute Park at 9:15 a.m.
The last bus stars in Seven Star Bus at 4:20 p.m. and Reed Flute Park at 5:20 p.m.
The ordinary buses in the city are good-looking with a price of 1 yuan. The only air-conditioned bus is NO.99, routing from the northern end to the southern end with a cost of 2 yuan. The buses that linked the downtown with the outskirts in a price of 1.5 yuan.
Starting(minimum) fare in the daytime(6:30 a.m.---11p.m.): 7 yuan/ 2 kilometers; 1.6/per kilometer after the first two and within 4 kilometers; 2/ per kilometer after 4 kilometers.
Starting(minimum) fare at night(11 p.m.---6:30 a.m. next day): 7.8 yuan/2 kilometers, 1.8/ per kilometer after the first two and within 4 kilometers; 2.4/ per kilometer after 4 kilometers. No fare will be charged during the waiting period.
Renting a bike to travel in the city is another good idea, since cycling with your friends and wandering around the tranquil landscapes would be a memorable experience. Bicycles can be rented at hotels throughout Guilin and at many cafes and hostels in Yangshuo for a maximum of 15-20 yuan in Guilin (a deposit of around 200 yuan could be required) and 10 yuan in Yangshuo.
It is said that the most popular and spectacular way to get from Guilin to Yangshuo is to take a five hour cruise down the beautiful Li River. Every year over 300,000 sightseers choose to stand on the deck to appreciate the amazing Guilin. The whole journey takes about 4 hours with the ships setting off at 9:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Have a good time!
Yangshou is a great worth-visiting destination in Guilin which is located about 65 kilometers away from the city center, thus if you are interested in it , some advice are provided for you: if you travel by air to Guilin, you can take airport shuttles to the Chief Bus Station, and go to Yangshuo by long-distance buses, which leave for Yangshuo every 15-20 minutes between 7 a.m.---6 p.m.; if you take trains to Guilin, you can get off at the South Station and then go to Yangshuo by medium-sized buses with an interval of 15-20 minutes(6 a.m.---10 p.m.) It takes you about 70 minutes with a price of 12 yuan/ per person.
Wish you a nice trip in Guilin, a paradise full of breathtaking natural works!