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There are 7 ways to get from Shanghai to Guilin by plane, train, bus 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

$260 - $614

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Train China Railways T-Class  •  20 h 38 min

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

$20 - $50

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Fly from Shanghai Pudong  •  4 h 31 min

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

$108 - $332

Train to Hangzhou Xiaoshan, fly  •  5 h 39 min

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

$93 - $395

Train China Railways G-Class  •  10 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao Station to Guilin Station Shanghai-Nanning

$101 - $121

Bus  •  21 h 30 min

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

$73

Drive  •  15 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Shanghai to Guilin 946.9 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Shanghai to Guilin is to train which costs ¥140 - ¥350 and takes 20 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Shanghai to Guilin is to fly which costs ¥1800 - ¥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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The distance between Shanghai and Guilin is 1277 km. The road distance is 1515 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 - ¥850.

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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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The best way to get from Shanghai to Guilin is to fly which takes 4 h 21 min and costs ¥1800 - ¥4300. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ¥700 - ¥850 and takes 10 h 24 min, you could also bus, which costs ¥508 and takes 21 h 30 min.

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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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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, Xiamen Airlines and two other airlines fly from Shanghai to Guilin 3 times a day. Alternatively, China Railways G-Class operates a train from Shanghai to Guilin once daily. Tickets cost $100 - $120 and the journey takes 9 h 2 min.

Airlines
Shanghai Airlines
Website
ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Guilin
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Guilin
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $350
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Guilin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Guilin
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Guilin via Zhengzhou
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Guilin via Xi An
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Shandong Airlines
Website
shandongair.com.cn
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Guilin via Xiamen
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $850
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Guilin
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Guilin via Xi An
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $750
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Guilin
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Guilin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Guilin
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Xiamen Airlines
Website
xiamenair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Guilin via Xiamen
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $700
Beijing Capital
Website
intl.jdair.net
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Guilin
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou East
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $18
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$15 - $18
1st Class Seat
$23 - $27
Business Class Seat
$45 - $60
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao Station to Guilin Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$100 - $120
1st Class Seat
$160 - $190
Business Class Seat
$310 - $370
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou East
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
trip.com
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trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$9 - $12
1st Class Seat
$9 - $14
China Railways T-Class
Website
china-railway.com.cn
Train from Shanghai South to Guilin North
Ave. Duration
19 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard/Soft Seat
$20 - $29
Hard Sleeper
$40 - $50
Soft Sleeper
$60 - $80
Bus operators
China Bus Guide
Website
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
$58
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com

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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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Shanghai Airlines, Xiamen Airlines, Shandong Airlines and China Eastern Airlines offer flights from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport to Guilin Airport.

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There are 357+ hotels available in Guilin. Prices start at $17 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 ¥3 - ¥4.

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