Last Update: 15th January 2023
For visitors traveling to Yangshuo, the famous Li River, which is a waterway from Guilin to Yangshuo, is a highlight of most travelers’ itinerary. There are a couple of different ways that people choose how to get to Yangshuo from Guilin as follows:
Please see details below of each different option for how to get to Yangshuo from Guilin.
OPTION #1: How to get to Yangshuo from Guilin
Li River Cruise
The Guilin to Yangshuo River Cruise is a famous cruise operating along the Li River between the scenic city of Guilin and the town of Yangshuo.
The Guilin to Yangshuo Boat Cruise departs from Guilin Pier in the morning and arrives into Yangshuo Pier approximately 4 x hours later. There is also a Yangshuo to Guilin Boat departing from Yangshuo to Guilin which departs at approximately midday and travels upstream.
OPTION #2: How to get to Yangshuo from Guilin
For travelers wishing to avoid the Li River Cruise, the cheapest and most direct option to travel from Guilin to Yangshuo is via a local bus. These buses leave from the Guilin Bus Station regularly throughout the day.
OPTION #3: How to get to Yangshuo from Guilin
High Speed Train
The High Speed Train operates between Guilin North/Guilin West Railway Stations and Yangshuo Railway Station. Please note, Yangshuo Railway Station is located near the riverside town of Xingping which is approximately 45 x minutes away from Yangshuo Town.