There are many modes of transportation to get to Guilin. You can choose between air, railways, bus, city transportation. Each mode of transportation includes completely different experiences. If you choose to travel by air to Guilin, which is the easiest way you will have to organize a shuttle from your hotel or catch a taxi to get into town. The small international airport, Guilin Liangjiang International Airport, is about forty minutes outside of town. The planes are normally smaller so hopefully are not Closter phobic. You should have no problems finding a flight into Guilin. There are direct flights to and from; Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Macau on a regular basis.
Railway is good
Choosing to travel via railway is a great way to jump right in with the locals and really get a feel for the culture. The railway service's main goal is to serve the residents of China therefore if you do not speak or read Chinese you may have a bit of difficulty figuring out how the train network operates. This can be a very frustrating ride if it is your first day in China and have not really experienced any of the culture. If at all possible, get a few pointers from someone who has actually traveled on the railway system in China, this will give you at least the basics. It is a much cheaper mode of transportation than many other options.
Prices are not too high
Busses are a fairly inexpensive option of traveling to Guilin. There are busses coming and going all the time from all over the place. You can be far away or just a few cities over and should have no problems finding a coach to get you to Guilin. There are even newer coaches fitted with seat belts. All of the busses are semi comfortable and not overly crowded. Bus tend's to travel at a slower pace so be sure not to actually set your itinerary until you have arrived.
It is fun with city transport
A not so exciting or fun way of traveling to Guilin is by city transportation. Taxis are not incredibly expensive and are convenient in the sense you can call one when you need one and do not have to run on a schedule. Of course depending on the trip where you could be quiet and uncomfortable. No matter how you choose to get to Guilin it will be worth it in the end. Guilin has so much to offer all of its visitors and an incredible piece of China.
One of the best.
Guilin is the highly visited cities of China among Xian, Beijing, Shanghai, and many more mostly due to the endowed karst sceneries, different ethnic customs as well as cultures and Li River joinery downstream over 83km from Guilin towards Yangshuo. Guilin is situated in north eastern of Guangzhou Zhuang. It is popular for the unique limestone and karst landscape, which formed over 200 m years before. Li River is been regarded as beauty of water and karst peaks, which tower in sky. This is the favorite travel location in itself. Also, parallel to the Li River is Zhongshan Road and Guilin's main street, at both the sides of that are Fir Lake and Banyan Lake respectively, each the beautiful park and place for leisure. All along Li River are some other peaks (or hills): Solitary Beauty Peak, Wave Subbing Hill and Fubo Hill or Elephant Trunk Hill, each showing off the Guilin's unique scenery. The Elephant Trunk Hill, just look like the elephant, dipping the snout in Lijiang River, thus name comes "Elephant Trunk Hill", actually is regarded as a symbol of the Guilin City. The 7 Star Park, with 7 peaks and 6 caves, is the urban parks of China.
What to see?
It gives various peaks, caves, gardens and pavilions to enjoy. On outskirt of city is Reed Flute Cave, the most amazing underground sights. Downstream 83 km all along Li River from the Guilin city by the boat, you can reach other fantastic location, Yangshuo. And Yangshuo is true place for the relaxing life, best food (and cluding western cuisine), scenic beauty, good people, different and attractive rice fields, cycling for people who want to get totally rid of hustle and bustle of the city life and rafting. Actually, cruising at downstream from Guilin and Yangshuo, passing through long picturesque of Li River's scenery, has actually become the most popular part of the Guilin travel. People prefer staying 1 night at Guilin and 2 nights at Yangshuo in order to enjoy the place to fullest extent. Obviously, West Street is must place for one to enjoy the leisure time for drinking, wandering, nightlife and shopping.
Guilin and Yangshuo is as well used as the base to visit ethnic peoples with Zhuang, Miao, Yao, and Dong minority villages at northwest in towns of Sanjiang and Longshen. April to October are best months for you to visit at Guilin and cruising at Li River, due to summer's heat and humidity and low rainfall in winter affecting the water levels in Li River.