- Flying into Guilin via Airplane (Air)
The popular international flights are as per the following airlines:
- Air Asia (direct flights to/from Kuala Lumpur) - visit www.airasia.com if traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Guilin and Guilin to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia);
- Dragon Air (direct flights to/from Hong Kong) - visit www.dragonair.com if traveling from Hong Kong to Guilin and Guilin to Hong Kong;
- Tiger Airways (direct flights to/from Singapoare) - visit www.tigerair.com if traveling from Singapore to Guilin and Guilin to Singapore;
- Eva Airways (direct flights to/from Taipei) - visit www.evaair.com if traveling from Taipei to Guilin and Guilin to Taipei;
For discounted flight tickets - there are a few different options. For English-speakers, Ctrip is probably the largest booking site for flights, train tickets or hotels within China (www.ctrip.com) as well as Ticket 9588 (www.ticket.9588.com/FlightTicket/Main_E.aspx)
- Trains to Guilin (High-Speed)
There are various different lines incorporating Guilin (Guilin North Train Station) and details of these current lines are as per the following:
- Guiyang to Guangzhou High Speed Railway Line
Furthermore, visitors can also travel directly from Shenzhen Bei (Shenzhen North Train Station) to Guilin North Train Station as well as a number of different lines.
If you're interested in seeing the actual specific routes, I recommend viewing the this High-speed rail line page and corresponding map/track network.
To book tickets for the High-speed train, I'd recommend checking on Ctrip (trains). Tickets are sold 60 days in advance of date of travel and visitors need corresponding ID (passport details) that also need to be presented when collecting them.
- Trains to Guilin (Normal aka Slow Trains)
As an example of the speed differences - a high speed train from Shenzhen to Guilin would take approximately 3.5 hours whilst a slow train would take over 10 hours! If people are on a strict budget with time available to travel then normal/slow trains are a very cost-effective option allowing visitors to experience traditional Chinese mode of travel! However, the faster trains are certainly more efficient and still not too expensive (depending upon the distance of course).
Again, the easiest way to check the options available is to visit Ctrip as this provides both high speed train tickets as well as slow train tickets, allowing visitors to choose between different types.
- Buses to Guilin