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Yichang to Guilin: Yichang Guilin Distance, Transfer by Flights & Trains
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Yichang to Guilin: Yichang Guilin Distance & Transfer

Distance between Guilin and Yichang

Guilin is located at about 610 kilometers away from the southwest of Yichang city, which needs about 9 to 10.5 hours by driving for about 800-900 kilometers. At present, there are a few flights between Yichang and Guilin for the convenience of most Yangtze River cruise travellers. However, no direct trains are available between both cities. You could check the transfer of flights between Yichang and Guilin, Guilin and Wuhan, trains between Wuhan and Yichang to consider the most convenient and suitable way for your cruise trip on the Yangtze.

Yichang to Guilin - Yichang Guilin Distance Map
Yichang Guilin Distance Map

Yichang Guilin Flights

There are usually about 3 flights between Guilin and Yichang every week, often on every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Planes usually fly from during 11:40-13:10 from Guilin to Yichang and during 09:25-10:55 from Yichang to Guilin. However, during off season months, there may be no direct flight for choose from Guilin to Yichang or from Yichang to Guilin. Besides, there are some other flights needing transfer or stop at another city also go between Guilin and Yichang. Therefore, you could choose by checking the latest information about flights between those two cities.

Flight tips for Yangtze River cruise travellers

For people choosing the upstream Yangtze cruise from Yichang to Chongqing, the embarkation time starts at around 18:00 in the late afternoon. To ensure you have enough time for the transfer and board your ship on time, we suggest you book a flight arriving at Yichang Sanxia Airport before 16:00. And for travellers of downstream Yangtze River cruise from Chongqing to Yichang, it is suggested booking your flight departing from Yichang after 15:30, since you would leave the ship and arrive at Yichang City at about 13:00 on the 4th cruising day.

Choose downstream Yangtze cruise from Chongqing to Yichang

If you want to enjoy the Yangtze River cruise with better and smoother transportation from or to Guilin, you could book the downstream from Chongqing to Yichang, since Chongqing has many daily flights operated between Guilin and many other hot destinations in China. And after the cruise ending in Yichang, you could take the bullet train to Shanghai, Chengdu and other places with good transportation and many highlights.

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Yichang Airport

Yichang Sanxia Airport

From Guilin to Yichang via Wuhan

If during the shoulder months and there is no flight suitable for your time but you still want to enjoy your Yangtze River cruise holiday before or after a discovery in Guilin, you could also transfer between the two cities via Wuhan. And the most convenient and time saving way during shoulder seasons is to first fly to Wuhan city and then take a bullet train from Hankou Train Station (汉口站) to Yichang. After arriving in this port city, you could easily get to the port by local means of transportation to board your cruise.

1). Fly from Guilin to Wuhan

There are only about 3 flights every week between Guilin and Wuhan, mostly on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The flights from Guilin to Wuhan run during about 08:30-10:00, those from Wuhan to Guilin during about 19:25-21:00. Also, you could also choose other Guilin flights that need transfer or stop at another city before heading to Wuhan.

2). Bullet train from Wuhan to Yichang

After arriving at Wuhan airport, you could transfer to Wuhan Hankou Railway Station that needs about 30-40 minutes for about 23-25 kilometers by taking a taxi. There are a lot of G-trains and D-trains running from Hankou station to Yichang East Railway Station from the early morning till the night, and the train usually needs about 2 hours from Wuhan to Yichang.

Tips for flights and trains

For travellers taking the upstream cruise from Yichang to Chongqing, the boarding time begins at around 18:00, so it is advised take a train arriving at Yichang East Railway Station before 17:00 in the afternoon. Therefore, you are also suggested to book a Guilin flight landing in Wuhan before 11:30 or even earlier.

And for guests booking the downstream cruise from Chongqing to Yichang, you would arrive in Yichang city at around 13:00 according to the ship itinerary, so you could arrange a train from Yichang to Wuhan departing after 14:30 and a flight from Wuhan to Guilin taking off after 18:30 or even at night. And if you are not in a hurry, you could also stay the night and the next half to one day to discover the highlights in Wuhan city, such as the Yellow Crane Tower, Hubei National Museum, and so on.

Guilin Liangjiang International Airport

IATA Code: KWL

ICAO Code: ZGKL

Distance from Guilin downtown: driving for about 28km for about 40mins

Guilin Liangjiang International Airport (桂林两江国际机场) is a main airport hub for people from home and abroad to enjoy the beautiful landscape in this gorgeous city, visit friends and families, and do their business. There now has opened about 81 airlines covering about 60 international cities (regions) and 48 major cities in China. So people from Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Kunming, Hangzhou, Xiamen, Urumqi, Nanjing, Hong Kong, Taipei, Bangkok, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, etc. can arrive at Guilin directly by a flight.

Chongqing to Guilin Flight - Guilin Liangjiang International Airport

Guilin Liangjiang International Airport

Wuhan Tianhe International Airport

IATA Code: WUH

ICAO Code: ZHHH

Distance from Wuhan Hankou Railway Station: driving for about 30mins for about 23km

Wuhan Tianhe International Airport (武汉天河国际机场) is a 4F-class airport and has the largest amount of guest movement in 2015, compared to other airports in central China. At present, Wuhan airport has opened direct airlines to and from about 40 international cities and regions including San Francisco, Sydney, Paris, Rome, Moscow, Dubai, Singapore, Bangkok, Tokyo, Seoul, Phuket, Nha Trang, Hong Kong, Macau, etc. and about 50 domestic cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Guiyang, Kunming, Lanzhou, Zhangjiajie, Xiamen, Hohhot, Urumqi, etc.

Wuhan Tianhe International Airport

Wuhan Tianhe International Airport

Wuhan Hankou Railway Station

Distance from Wuhan downtown: driving for about 25mins for about 8km;

Distance from Wuhan Tianhe Airport: driving for about 30 mins for about 23km

Hankou Railway Station is situated at Jinjiadun, Jianghan District in Wuhan city, which is the closest train station from Tianhe Airport. It has many bullet trains to and from Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Yichang, Shanghai, Guangzhou, etc. Designed and constructed in the European style, this station is very large and easy to be found.

Hankou Train Station

Wuhan Hankou Railway Station

Yichang East Railway Station

Address: Huayan Section, Chengdong Avenue, Wujiagang District, Yichang City (宜昌市伍家岗区城东大道花艳段宜昌东站);
From Yichang downtown: driving for about 10km for about 25mins;
From New Century Port: driving for about 20-25km for about 40-50mins;
From Taohuacun Port: driving for about 20-23km for about 30-35mins;
From Yichang No.9 Port: driving for about 9-12km for about 25-30mins;

Yichang East Station (宜昌东站) is away from the downtown Yichang and mainly serves for the bullet trains to and from Shanghai, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Wuhan, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Xiamen, Fuzhou, etc. and other trains to many cities in China.

Yichang to Zhangjiajie Train - Yichang East Railway Station

Yichang East Railway Station

Note: the above information about the transfer between Yichang and Guilin is for your reference only, and detailed time and shifts of flights and trains may be adjusted according to practical situation. For more questions about transportations between Yichang and Guilin, please feel free to contact our professional Travel Consultant!

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