Chongqing to Guilin & Guilin to Chongqing: by Flights & Trains
Distance from Guilin to Chongqing
Guilin as a famous tourist destination in China locates at the southeast of Chongqing. Distance from Guilin to Chongqing is about 600 kilometers. To plan a tour to Chongqing from Guilin or a Guilin tour before Chongqing Yangtze River cruise, you can well connect your itinerary for the convenient transportation ways of flights and trains between both hot cities.
Chongqing Guilin Distance Map
Guilin to Chongqing Flights
If you are planning to enjoy a downstream Yangtze River cruise from Chongqing after a Guilin sightseeing discovery, it is very convenient to transfer to Chongqing from Guilin by air. There are flights from Guilin Liangjiang International Airport to Chongqing every day. But about 15 flights from the morning till the late night for Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, and about 5 flights in the morning and noon on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
Flight tips for guests booking Chongqing ↔ Yichang Yangtze cruises
For downstream Yangtze River cruises from Chongqing to Yichang city, the embarkation time begins usually at 18:00 p.m. during the late afternoon, so to ensure you board the ship on time, you can choose a flight arriving at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport (重庆江北国际机场) before 16:30 p. m. on your embarkation day. And if your flight arrives at this city very early, it is also advised to spend some leisure time exploring the highlighting snacks, like the hot pot and Hot and Sour Rice Noodles, etc. and attractions, such as Hongya Cave and Ciqikou Ancient Street, before your boarding.
Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport
Chongqing to Guilin Flights
To get to Guilin from Chongqing, the best way is to go by air since there are flights taking off every day and the journey takes only about 1.5 hours. Usually, there will be about 15 flights from the early morning till the night every day on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. However, for Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, there are about 5 flights starting during 7:45 and 8:00 per day.
Flight tips for guests booking Yichang ↔ Chongqing Yangtze cruises
Since the disembarkation time for upstream Yangtze River cruises is around 9:00 in the morning, if you plan to leave Chongqing after your upstream Yangtze cruise, it is advised to book a flight taking off after 12:00 p.m. or in the afternoon. And if you like, it is highly recommended to spend a half to one day to taste the local Chongqing food like the hot pot, enjoy the sightseeing of this city of mountain and savor local folk culture.
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.
Guilin Liangjiang International Airport
Guilin Chongqing Trains
Besides the Guilin Chongqing flights, you can also choose to get on a high speed train to transfer from Guilin to Chongqing or from Chongqing to Guilin. At present, there are about 22 D trains every day from Guilin Railway Station (桂林火车站)/Guilin West Staiton/ Guilin North Station to Chongqing West Station and 22 D trains in reverse for the needs of guests, which take about 4.5-5.5 hours to arrive.
See the detail Guilin Chongqing train schedule as below:
Guilin Railway Station
|Train Number||Departure Station||Arrival Station||Departure & Arrival Time||Duration|
|D1862||Guilin West||Chongqing West||09:40-14:23||About 4 hrs & 43 mins|
|D1802||Guilin West||10:28-15:02||About 4 hrs & 34 mins|
|D1792||Guilin North||10:33-15:44||About 5 hrs & 11 mins|
|D1806||Guilin West||11:25-16:02||About 4 hrs & 37mins|
|D1786||Guilin||11:53-17:06||About 5 hrs & 13 mins|
|D1814||Guilin West||12:35-17:30||About 4 hrs & 55 mins|
|D1818||Guilin West||13:33-18:27||About 4 hrs & 54 mins|
|D1868||Guilin West||14:33-19:11||About 4 hrs & 38 mins|
|D1878||Guilin West||18:54-23:16||About 4 hrs & 22mins|
(Note: the above tarin schedules, time and duration are only for your reference, which may be adjusted according to practical situation.)
Chongqing Train Station Choose Tips:
Chongqing West Railway Station is a little far away from the city downtown and Chongqing Chaotianmen Port, and is short in transportations to the downtown and port. As so far the trains from Guilin only arrive at Chongqing West Railway Station, and you could choose our local transfer service to reach the embarkation port directly. Such service needs extra charge but reasonable!
(Recent news: there will be about 2 years' construction activities adjacent to Chongqing West Railway Station since 2018, which would cause some traffic jams there around the station. For Chongqing embarkation guests, to help you get on you cruise at Chongqing Chaotianmen Port on time, we suggest you arrange your train arriving at this station before 15:00. For Chongqing Chaotianmen Port disembarkation guests, we suggest you book a train departing after 11:30 if you leave Chongqing from this station. If your cruise uses Fengdu Port in special events, we suggest you arrange your train arriving before 14:00 for you Chongqing embarkation, and departing after 12:30 for Chongqing disembarkation.)
Note: the above information about trains between Chongqing and Guilin is for your reference only, and detailed time and train shifts may be adjusted according to practival situation. For more questions about transportations between Chongqing and Guilin, please feel free to contact our professional Travel Consultant!
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