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There are 7 ways to get from Shantou to Guilin by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Shenzhen North  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Chaoshan to Shenzhen North
  2. Take the train from Shenzhen North to Guangzhou South
  3. Take the train from Guangzhou South to Guilin West

$50 - $88

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Bus, train  •  11 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Shantou to Dongguan Humen
  2. Take the bus from Humen to Guangzhou Haizhu
  3. Take the train from Guangzhou South to Guilin North

$45 - $56

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Train  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Chaoshan to Guangzhou South Chaoshan-Guangzhou / ...
  2. Take the train from Guangzhou South to Guilin West Guangzhou South-Guiyang / ...

$47 - $78

Bus  •  13 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Guangdong Shantou to Guangzhou Tianhe
  2. Take the bus from Guangzhou Tianhe to Guangxi Yangshuo
  3. Take the bus from Yangshuo to Guilin

$49

Drive  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Shantou to Guilin 552.7 miles

$75 - $120

Fly from Shantou  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Shantou (SWA) to Guilin (KWL) SWA - KWL

$98 - $476

Train to Xiamen, fly  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Chaoshan to Xiamen North
  2. Fly from Xiamen (XMN) to Guilin (KWL) XMN - KWL

$89 - $204

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The cheapest way to get from Shantou to Guilin is to bus which costs ¥338 and takes 13 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Shantou to Guilin is to train and fly which costs ¥600 - ¥1500 and takes 6 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Shantou to Guilin. However, there are services departing from Guangdong Shantou and arriving at Guilin via Guangzhou Tianhe and Yangshuo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 7 min.

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The distance between Shantou and Guilin is 685 km. The road distance is 884.4 km.

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The best way to get from Shantou to Guilin without a car is to train which takes 7 h 18 min and costs ¥340 - ¥650.

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It takes approximately 7 h 18 min to get from Shantou to Guilin, including transfers.

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Shantou to Guilin bus services, operated by China Bus Guide, depart from Guangdong Shantou station.

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The best way to get from Shantou to Guilin is to train which takes 7 h 18 min and costs ¥340 - ¥650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥338 and takes 13 h 7 min, you could also fly, which costs ¥650 - ¥3300 and takes 7 h 18 min.

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There is no direct flight from Shantou Airport to Guilin Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Shantou to Guilin.
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  • Distance: 428.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 18 min

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

You can take a train from Shantou to Guilin via Chaoshan Station, Chaoshan, Shenzhen North, and Guangzhou South in around 7 h 18 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Shantou to Guilin via Guangzhou Tianhe, Yangshuo, and Yangshuo in around 13 h 7 min.

Airlines
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Shantou to Guilin via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Shantou to Guilin via Hangzhou Xiaoshan
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Shantou to Guilin via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Shantou to Guilin via Guangzhou Baiyun, Nanning
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Shandong Airlines
Website
shandongair.com.cn
Flights from Xiamen to Guilin
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Shanghai Airlines
Website
ceair.com
Flights from Shantou to Guilin via Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Shantou to Guilin via Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Shantou to Guilin via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Shantou to Guilin via Kunming
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Xiamen Airlines
Website
xiamenair.com
Flights from Xiamen to Guilin
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Train operators
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Chaoshan to Shenzhen North
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
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2nd Class Seat
$15 - $20
1st Class Seat
$19 - $27
Train from Guangzhou South to Guilin West
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $27
Schedules at
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2nd Class Seat
$20 - $27
1st Class Seat
$27 - $40
Train from Guangzhou South to Guilin North
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
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2nd Class Seat
$20 - $27
1st Class Seat
$27 - $40
Train from Chaoshan to Xiamen North
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
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2nd Class Seat
$11 - $15
1st Class Seat
$12 - $19
China Railways G-Class
Train from Chaoshan to Shenzhen North
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Schedules at
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2nd Class Seat
$24 - $28
1st Class Seat
$39 - $44
Business Class Seat
$75 - $90
Train from Shenzhen North to Guangzhou South
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$12 - $14
1st Class Seat
$18 - $21
Business Class Seat
$35 - $45
Train from Guangzhou South to Guilin West
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$32 - $38
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$32 - $38
1st Class Seat
$50 - $60
Business Class Seat
$100 - $120
Train from Chaoshan to Guangzhou South
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
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2nd Class Seat
$30 - $36
1st Class Seat
$50 - $60
Business Class Seat
$95 - $120
Train from Chaoshan Station to Xiamen North Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $22
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$18 - $22
1st Class Seat
$29 - $33
Business Class Seat
$55 - $70
Bus operators
Qichezhan
Website
qichezhan.net
Bus from Shantou to Dongguan Humen
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
qichezhan.net
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Humen to Guangzhou Haizhu
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Guangdong Shantou to Guangzhou Tianhe
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Guangzhou Tianhe to Guangxi Yangshuo
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Yangshuo to Guilin
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Shantou to Guilin is 884 km. It takes approximately 9 h 5 min to drive from Shantou to Guilin.

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Air China, China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines and China Southern Airlines offer flights from Shantou Airport to Guilin Airport.

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There are 357+ hotels available in Guilin. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Shantou to Shantou Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs ¥20.

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