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1. Posted by sandy456 (Full Member, 213 posts) 20 Oct '05 22:35

Yangshuo to Kunming

What is the best way from Yangshuo to Kunming?

bus or train?

How much are one-way tix and where should they be purchased?

Thanks

2. Posted by cdntrvl (Full Member, 50 posts) 21 Oct '05 11:16

In July I made way from Chengdu to Yangshou. I went by try to Gulin which took about 31 hours and then a little over an hour bus ride after that. If memory serves correct I paid about 600 yuan for the train ticket - that was soft sleeper. I did take a sleeper bus then for the 11 hour trek from Yangshou to Shenzhen which was about 200 yuan. However only take the sleeper bus if you are under 6 ft (unlike me - I didn't fit too well).

3. Posted by cdntrvl (Full Member, 50 posts) 21 Oct '05 11:17

That should read I went by train not by try. There is no train station in Yangshou, Guilin is the closest. Buy your ticket at any travel agent but they will charge about a 20 yuan commission.

4. Posted by ellyse (Full Member, 195 posts) 1 Nov '05 00:56

The fastest train is from Guilin (North) train station, train K181 leaving at 1900 and arriving Kunming next day 1412. Hard sleeper is 270/281/290 RMB for upper/middle/lower bunk.

5. Posted by chinaadvis (Inactive, 7 posts) 7 Jul '06 21:58

hello, you can by bus to guilin train statin and then by train to kunming for about 26 hours

6. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru, 2457 posts) 8 Jul '06 06:06

Alternatively, lots of buses also from Yangshuo to Nanning, and you can get a train from there to Kunming (which might also work out better - tickets from Guilin can be harder to get as few trains start there. We ended up getting a train from Guilin to Nanning, and then spending the night before travelling overnight the following night to Kunming, due to it being the only way we could get tickets

7. Posted by yobea (Budding Member, 8 posts) 8 Jul '06 06:31

As a native chinese,and i am currently living in liuzhou,a city near Guilin,here is my suggestion:Taking a train is the safest and cheapest way from Guilin to Kunming!There are four trains run between Guilin and Kunming!The best one i advise you to take is K181 from Shanghai to Kunming with air-condition start from Guilin at 19:00,and reach Kunming at 14:12 the next day!A single ticket for soft sleeper is 500 yuan more or less,and half the price for hard sleeper!
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