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Sleeper buses from Shenzhen to Yangshuo

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1. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 7y

I am looking to travel to China in about a month and am trying to find where it is possible to book buses or night trains and what the schedules are prior to arriving in China. Can anyone let me know how I can book these prior to turning up and if their is a up to date site with the times, costs, days of operation costs etc.

Also does anyone know if a river cruise operates in the Yangshuo to Guilin direction or if it is only the opposite direction that they travel?

Thanks for any help you can offer.

2. Posted by Annie0 (Full Member 127 posts) 7y

Quoting aharrold45

I am looking to travel to China in about a month and am trying to find where it is possible to book buses or night trains and what the schedules are prior to arriving in China. Can anyone let me know how I can book these prior to turning up and if their is a up to date site with the times, costs, days of operation costs etc.

Also does anyone know if a river cruise operates in the Yangshuo to Guilin direction or if it is only the opposite direction that they travel?

Thanks for any help you can offer.

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4. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

245 rmb, Yangshuo to Guilin....
agency rates...

but I just heard this from another traveller. So the route exist.

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6. Posted by Guilinleo (Inactive 4 posts) 7y

Regular li river cruise is only from Guilin to Yangshuo direction for around 4 hours, no Yangshuo to Guilin.

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[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

7. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

Quoting Guilinleo

Regular li river cruise is only from Guilin to Yangshuo direction for around 4 hours, no Yangshuo to Guilin.

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There are cruises that go to Guilin from Yangshuo. How will these boats head back to the city??? I know there are, coz my friends live there.

8. Posted by chrisvasil (Respected Member 102 posts) 7y

Train tickets might be hard to get, however you can just show up a day/couple hours before the trip in a bus terminal to purchase the overnight bus in China.

9. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

Quoting chrisvasil

Train tickets might be hard to get, however you can just show up a day/couple hours before the trip in a bus terminal to purchase the overnight bus in China.

The locals do it... they go passed the bus station and the driver picks them up. I paid 60 percent less, but I had to sleep in aisle. If I knew it was the deal, I wouldn't mind paying more. But sometimes I get the sleeper. You need local friends to do the buying... I look local, so I just stay quite until the bus leaves.

yes, train tickets can sell fast... But I always just show up in the train station. I never had any problems, until a recent attempt to hit Hainan island.

10. Posted by matata (Budding Member 4 posts) 6y

it's possible and easy to buy a night train/busticket from shenzhen to guilin.
and the river cruise operates only from guilin to yangshuo.

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]