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Explore the city at your ease

Situated on the banks of the picturesque Li River, Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin, is conveniently located for both business and leisure travellers.

Whether arranging a private car or obtaining a taxi, our hotel staff are there to help ensure that you arrive at your destination comfortably and on time.


Taxis in Guilin are inexpensive and plentiful, and always on the lookout for customers. They are available at the hotel or can be easily hailed from the street.

The minimum fare is RMB 9, which covers the first two kilometres, with a further RMB 1.60 for every kilometre. An additional RMB 1 petrol fee is to be paid of the metre fare.

Public Transit


Buses are a convenient way to travel around Guilin and the city has a reliable bus system. The long-distance bus terminals provide connections with every major metropolis in the region, including Nanning, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Shenzhen and Changsha.

It takes five hours to reach Nanning by bus. Please note that service may be irregular and buses are often very crowded during peak hours.


Trains offer an efficient, scenic way of travelling within China. Trains link parts of the country with reliable service.

You may travel in one of four classes: Soft Seat or Soft Sleeper with air conditioning; and the Hard Seat or Hard Sleeper.

Guilin Railway Station has direct links to Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Kunming, Nanning, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and even Hanoi in Vietnam.

Car Hire

Getting around the city with a car and driver is a safe and comfortable transport option. Rates start at RMB 200 (approximately USD 28) per hour.

Please enquire at our concierge desk for more details.

Local Climate
Month High Low
Jan 12ºC 5ºC
Feb 13ºC 7ºC
Mar 16ºC 10ºC
Apr 23ºC 16ºC
May 27ºC 20ºC
Jun 30ºC 23ºC
Jul 33ºC 25ºC
Aug 33ºC 25ºC
Sep 30ºC 22ºC
Oct 26ºC 17ºC
Nov 20ºC 12ºC
Dec 15ºC 7ºC