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Beijing – Guangzhou Trains

Opened in 2012, the Beijing to Guangzhou railway is the most important vertical rail line in China. It is also the longest high-speed railway in the world, with a total length of 2,298 kilometers (1,428 miles).

Both high-speed trains and regular sleeper trains are in service on this rail line. The fastest high-speed trains take only 8 hours run between these two cities, which means you can travel from Guangzhou to Beijing within one day. The regular sleeper trains spend one night traveling between Beijing and Guangzhou.

Beijing - Guangzhou High-Speed Trains

Beijing to Guangzhou high-speed railway starts from Beijing West Railway Station and end in Guangzhou South Railway Station. Currently, there are three pairs of G-category high-speed trains between these two cities, they all run during daytime.

Beijing to Guangzhou High-Speed Train Schedules and Ticket Fares

(Updated on July 20th, 2020)

Train Number Departure - Arrival Duration Ticket Fares
G71 07:26 – 17:22 9 h 56 min Second class: US$125 (862 CNY)
First class: US$199 (1380 CNY)
Business class: US$391 (2724 CNY)
G79 10:00 – 18:05 8 h 5 min
G69 13:07 – 22:28 9 h 21 min

Guangzhou to Beijing High-Speed Train Schedules and Ticket Fares

(Updated on July 20th, 2020)

Train Number Departure - Arrival Duration Ticket Fares
G72 07:47 – 18:22 10 h 35 min Second class: US$125 (862 CNY)
First class: US$199 (1380 CNY)
Business class: US$391 (2724 CNY)
G68 11:17 – 21:10 9 h 53 min
G70 12:50 – 22:28 9 h 38 min

Seat Classes on Beijing – Guangzhou High-Speed Trains

High-speed trains on Beijing – Guangzhou rail route provide three types of seats: second class seat, first class seat and business class seat. Second class seat and first-class seat are the most popular among travelers. Business class seat is the most expensive but the most comfortable. Here is the introduction of each type of seat class.

Second Class

Second class seat is the standard type and the cheapest on high-speed trains. It is also the most common types on G, D and C trains. A second-class coach has five seats in a row, two seats on one side of the aisle and three on the other. The configuration is A+B+C and D+F. Seats numbered A and F are window seats.

First Class

First class carriage provides more comfort and privacy than second class. The first-class seat is wider than a second-class seat. First-class seats are arranged as A+C and D+F across the coach width, offering more leg room and elbow room. Moreover, there is an automatic door to separate the coach from the others to keep quiet and private.

Business Class

Business class seats are available on most G-category trains and some D and C-category trains. This is the most luxurious and expensive class on high-speed trains. There are three seats in a row, two seats on one side and one on the other side of the aisle (A+C and F). As first class, there is also an automatic door to keep the coach quiet and private.

How to Board Your Train at Beijing or Guangzhou?

Beijing to Guangzhou high-speed trains terminate at Beijing West Railway Station and Guangzhou South Railway Station, both are well-accessed to downtown areas by city public transport.

Boarding at Beijing West Railway Station

Beijing West Railway Station is one of the main train stations serving both high-speed trains and regular trains. It is about 8 kilometers (5 miles) from the Forbidden City.

You can take subway lines 7 and 9 to get to Beijing West Railway Station. You will get off on the -1F, then take the escalator to the 2F where the waiting rooms are located. If you take a taxi, you will get off at the north or south square of the station. Enter the building and then take the escalator to the waiting room.

Boarding at Guangzhou South Railway Station

Guangzhou South Railway Station is far away from downtown area but has convenient city public transport. The subway station is located in the -1F of the station building. You can take subway lines 2 and 7 to Guangzhou South Railway Station and then follow the signs to the ticket office or waiting hall.

Beijing - Guangzhou Regular Trains

In addition to high-speed trains, there are also three regular overnight trains running between Beijing and Guangzhou, with the travel time of 21 to 29 hours. Regular trains terminate at different train stations from high-speed trains. They depart from Beijing West Railway Station and arrive at Guangzhou Railway Station.

Beijing to Guangzhou Regular Train Schedules and Ticket Fares

(Updated on July 20th, 2020)

Train Number Departure - Arrival Duration Ticket Fares
K599 05:14 – 10:52 next day 29 h 38 min Hard sleeper: US$68 (469 CNY)
Soft sleeper: US$118 (825 CNY)
Superior soft sleeper: US$218 (1521 CNY)
Z35 11:49 – 09:05 next day 8 h 5 min
Z201 17:54 – 15:34 next day 21 h 40 min

Guangzhou to Beijing Regular Train Schedules and Ticket Fares

(Updated on July 20th, 2020)

Train Number Departure - Arrival Duration Ticket Fares
Z202 08:40 – 06:46 next day 22 h 6 min Hard sleeper: US$68 (469 CNY)
Soft sleeper: US$118 (825 CNY)
Superior soft sleeper: US$218 (1521 CNY)
K600 15:09 – 21:00 next day 29 h 51 min
Z36 16:26 – 13:44 next day 21 h 18 min

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