No train from Guilin to Hanoi, but could take a train from Naning to Hanoi. Train from Guilin to Nanning K 9301 (08:06am-13:20), after getting off the train, get to the ticket saling hall, show your passport and visa purchase overnight train T8701 ( 18:15-07:40) from Nanning to Hanoi, this train run about 396 km, 13hrs (including stop for processing customs passing procesure in Pingxiang city). hope to help you.
Hi, we want to travel from guilin to hanoi too, we have one question. What time do you arrive at the border? I've read that its about 3.00 am, can anyone confirm this? Because our visa is valid from the 16th and we would like to leave guilin at 15th this month. Thanks in advance!
We ended up taking the bus from Yangshuo and then tried to get a train from Nanning to Hanoi that same day. The train was completely booked up so we had to take a bus the following day. If you are getting a train, check if you can get it the whole way through or if you can book in advance! The bus route was totally fine and pretty easy except they did drop us off in a really random street in Hanoi but of course there were loads of taxis ready to help us :). We used the bus station near the train station and not the main bus station.
The problem with the train Nanning-Hanoi is it stops for border formalities in the middle of the night and doesn't really allow for a sleep. Better to get a train Guilin to Nanning then day bus from Nanning to Hanoi. I'd get a late night train getting to Nanning about 6 am or so. OR a late afternoon train out of Guilin that gets to Nanning in time to get a good night's sleep at a hostel or hotel. Either way, first morning bus out of Nanning to Hanoi.
Can you help to advise how long it took to get from Yangzhou to Nanning by bus? Was the ride comfortable - advisable for 2 kids (12 and 7)??
Thanks for your help.
We bought our tickets at the bus station in Yangshuo and I believe it took 9 hours to Nanning. It was totally fine - just bring snacks and something to keep you occupied. We watched some tv on our laptop. It was a regular sit down bus but it was comfortable enough and had a few stops on the way down. We left early in the morning and so arrived in the evening in time to find accommodation and food. We found it easy enough and had no problems at all.
Good luck with it!
Thanks for the advise and help!
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