Public buses serves Train Station, Long Distance Bus Station and central city downtown. The ticket fare is 1RMB/ride for normal bus, 2RMB/ride for air-conditioning bus and all the bus starts with "5"(for example "58") are free.
The tourist bus (AC-double deck bus) is an opened tourist line which serves the some of the city's main tourist attractions including the Elephant Trunk Hill, Binjiang Road, Fubo Hill, Folded Brocade Hill. Each bus has a guide on board.
Main Bus Routes with main stops:
- No.1 bus: Nanxi Cinema--Cross-Road Circle--North Railway Station
- No.2 bus: Guilin Railway Station-Nan Menqiao Bridge--The Elephant Trunk Hill--Fubo Hill--The Reed Flute Cave
- No.3 bus: Guilin Railway Station--Cross-Road Circle--West Hill Park--Jiashan--The Reed Flute Cave
- No.4 bus: Guilin Railway Station--South Stream Park--Wayao-Qifengzhen
- No.5 bus: Guilin Railway Station--Wayao Cross-Road--Yanshanzhen--Yangshuo
- No.6 bus: Guilin Railway Station--Cross-Road Circle--Jiefangqiao Bridge--Tire Factory
- No.7 bus: Guilin Railway Station--Electric Meter Factory--Miaotou
- No.8 bus: Nanmenqiao Bridge--Electric Meter Factory--Lingui County
- No.9 bus: Guilin Railway Station--Wayao--Overseas Chinese Farm
- No.10 bus: Guilin Railway Station--Cross-Road Circle--Jiefangqiao Bridge--Geology Institute--Laser Institute
- No.11 bus: Seven-star Park--Cross-Road Circle--Guilin Railway Station--South Stream Park--Pingshan
- No.12 bus: Wayao--Aviation Maintenance Center
- No.13 bus: The Reed Flute Cave--Guan Yin Ge--Folded Brocade Hill--Fubo Hill--Seven-Star Park
- No.14 bus: West Hill Park--Jiefangqiao Bridge--Sanlidian Circle--Wulidian
- No.15 bus: Special Route to One-day city-tour
- No.16 bus: Guilin Railway Station--Lijiang Bridge--Putuo Rd
- No.17 bus: Putou Rd--Guilin Railway Station (along the Ring Road)
Express buses to Yangshuo County, Longsheng County and Xing'an County leave from Distance Bus Station close to train station. Daily departure ensures there are plenty of tickets. However, advance booking is needed during public holidays such as the Chinese New Year, Labor's Day, Qingming Festival, Duanwu Festival, Mid-autumn Festival and National Day Holiday.
Buses going to YangShuo County is a direct service. No set down or pick up is available during the journey. Buses departs every 20min between 5:30am to 10:30pm. If you want to come back to Guilin, join the return bus service.