Guilin and Yangshuo are popular tourist destinations in China among both home and overseas. Tourists who visit Guilin would also visit Yangshuo together. Here, Guilin refers to the downtown of Guilin. In fact, Yangshuo is a county of Guilin City. The following are ways of travelling from Guilin downtown to Yangshuo.
1. By Bus
Non-stop bus (air-conditioned)
Departure from Guilin Bus Station and arrive at Yangshuo Bus Station.
The buses depart about every 30 minutes from 7:00 to 21:00. The ticket fare is CNY22.
It takes about 1 hour from Guilin to Yangshuo.
Guilin Bus Station is located at 500 meters north of Guilin Train Station.
There are other buses available from train station square in front of Guilin Train Station to Yangshuo Bus Station. The bus will stop during the trip, so it cost more time to get to Yangshuo. For tourists who would like to get off at Yangdi for Li River hiking or cruising, this bus is the best choice.
2. By Taxi
It is about 70km from Guilin to Yangshuo. It costs about CNY200-250 to take a taxi. CNY250-300 from Guilin Airport to Yangshuo.
3. By Ship
Ships are available from Guilin to Yangshuo everyday, departing at around 8 or 10 o’clock. Tourists will enjoy the beautiful scenery along the Li River. The ship departs at Zhujiang Dock in Guilin.
Bamboo rafting along the Li River is also available. First, get to Guilin Train Station. There are buses available from Guilin to Yangshuo as mentioned previously. Take the bus and get off at the intersection of Yangdi Road. Then take a bus to Yangdi Dock at where you get off.
From Yangshuo to Guilin
Take a bus from Yangshuo Bus Station. There are many non-stop buses available from Yangshuo to Guilin.