There are 9 ways to get from Shanghai to Guilin by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) to Guilin (KWL) SHA - KWL

$261 - $614

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Train China Railways K-Class  •  23 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai South to Zhuzhou Shanghai / ...
  2. Take the train from Zhuzhou to Guilin North Xi'an

$34 - $50

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Fly from Shanghai Pudong  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Guilin (KWL) PVG - KWL

$109 - $332

Bus to Nantong, fly  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Shanghai Zongzhan to Jiangsu Tongzhou
  2. Fly from Nantong (NTG) to Guilin (KWL) NTG - KWL

$118 - $224

Train to Hangzhou, fly  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou East
  2. Fly from Hangzhou (HGH) to Guilin (KWL) HGH - KWL

$93 - $400

Train China Railways G-Class  •  10 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hengyang East Station Shanghai-Guangzhou
  2. Take the train from Hengyang East to Guilin G425 / ...

$108 - $128

Bus  •  21 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Shanghai South to Jiangsu Nanjing
  2. Take the bus from Nanjing to Guilin

$74

Train China Railways T-Class  •  23 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai South to Guilin North T381 / ...

$38 - $43

Drive  •  15 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Shanghai to Guilin 946.8 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Shanghai to Guilin is to train which costs ¥260 - ¥300 and takes 23 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Shanghai to Guilin is to fly which costs ¥1700 - ¥4300 and takes 4 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Shanghai to Guilin. However, there are services departing from Shanghai South and arriving at Guilin via Nanjing. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Shanghai to Guilin. However, there are services departing from Shanghai South and arriving at Guilin via Guilin North. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 25 min.

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The distance between Shanghai and Guilin is 1277 km. The road distance is 1514.9 km.

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Guilin without a car is to train which takes 10 h 24 min and costs ¥700 - ¥900.

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It takes approximately 4 h 21 min to get from Shanghai to Guilin, including transfers.

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Shanghai to Guilin bus services, operated by China Bus Guide, depart from Shanghai South station.

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Shanghai to Guilin train services, operated by China Railways T-Class, depart from Shanghai South station.

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Guilin is to fly which takes 4 h 21 min and costs ¥1700 - ¥4300. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ¥700 - ¥900 and takes 10 h 24 min, you could also bus, which costs ¥511 and takes 21 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Shanghai to Guilin.
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  • Distance: 798.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 21 min

What companies run services between Shanghai, China and Guilin, China?

Shanghai Airlines, China Southern Airlines and four other airlines fly from Shanghai to Guilin 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Shanghai to Guilin via Hongqiao Airport - T2, Shanghai Hongqiao, Hengyang East Station, and Hengyang East in around 10 h 24 min.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Guilin
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Guilin via Xi An
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Guilin
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $410
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Guilin via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Guilin via Xi An
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Guilin
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Flights from Hangzhou to Guilin
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Hangzhou to Guilin via Xiamen
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Hangzhou to Guilin via Zhengzhou
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Hangzhou to Guilin via Yuncheng
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Shanghai Airlines
Website
ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Guilin
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Guilin
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $350
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Guilin via Nanning
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $700
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Guilin
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Hangzhou to Guilin
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Hangzhou to Guilin via Nanning
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Xiamen Airlines
Website
xiamenair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Guilin
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Hangzhou to Guilin
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Shandong Airlines
Website
shandongair.com.cn
Flights from Hangzhou to Guilin
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Hangzhou to Guilin via Xiamen
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Spring Airlines
Website
springairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Guilin
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $360
Flights from Hangzhou to Guilin via Shantou
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $330
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Guilin
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Flights from Hangzhou to Guilin
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Beijing Capital
Website
intl.jdair.net
Flights from Hangzhou to Guilin
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Yangtze River Express
Website
yzr.com.cn
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Guilin
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Juneyao Airlines
Website
juneyaoair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Guilin
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $380
EVA Air
Website
evaair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Guilin via Taipei
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$800 - $1,700
Djibouti Air
Website
air-djibouti.com
Flights from Nantong to Guilin
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $190
Zhejiang Loong Airlines
Website
loongair.cn
Flights from Hangzhou to Guilin
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou East
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$15 - $18
1st Class Seat
$24 - $27
Business Class Seat
$45 - $60
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hengyang East Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $95
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$80 - $95
1st Class Seat
$130 - $150
Business Class Seat
$250 - $290
Train from Hengyang East to Guilin
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $32
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$27 - $32
1st Class Seat
$44 - $50
Business Class Seat
$85 - $100
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou East
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$9 - $13
1st Class Seat
$9 - $14
China Railways T-Class
Website
china-railway.com.cn
Train from Shanghai South to Guilin North
Ave. Duration
22 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Shanghai South to Zhuzhou
Ave. Duration
13 h 38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$20 - $24
Hard Sleeper
$35 - $45
Soft Sleeper
$55 - $70
Train from Zhuzhou to Guilin North
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$11 - $17
Hard Sleeper
$22 - $30
Soft Sleeper
$35 - $50
Bus operators
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Shanghai Zongzhan to Jiangsu Tongzhou
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Shanghai South to Jiangsu Nanjing
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Nanjing to Guilin
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$59
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com

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The quickest flight from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport to Guilin Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 30 min.

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Shanghai to Guilin bus services, operated by China Bus Guide, arrive at Guilin station.

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Shanghai to Guilin train services, operated by China Railways T-Class, arrive at Guilin North station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Shanghai to Guilin is 1515 km. It takes approximately 15 h 20 min to drive from Shanghai to Guilin.

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Tibet Airlines Corporation, China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport to Guilin Airport.

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There are 392+ hotels available in Guilin. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport is to line 10 subway which takes 18 min and costs ¥4 - ¥5.

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