If you are flying to Yangshuo the nearest airport to Yangshuo is Guilin Liangjiang International Airport (airport code KWL), located about an hour drive from Guilin center and 1h10 - 1h30 (depending on the route) from the center of Yangshuo. Guilin airport offers good connections with nearly all of the larger cities within China and international destinations as Hong Kong, Bangkok, Seoel and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Flights in China are relatively expensive for Asia but they do cut travel times considerably.
Something to note when planning your trip to Guilin is that is generally much cheaper to fly to Guilin from Shenzhen than from neighbor Hong Kong, just across the border, as flights from Shenzhen are considered a domestic flight, whereas a flight from Hong Kong is considered an international flight and higher taxes apply. You can transfer directly from Hong Kong airport by boat to Shenzhen and onto the airport by shuttle bus. This is by far the most pain free way to cross the border and when coming the other way there is even a baggage check-in service at the Shenzhen boat dock for passengers flying from Hong Kong airport.
Alternatively, you can take a bus which takes around 90 minutes, depending on the border crossing, from Hong Kong to Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport. Buses leave every 30 minutes from the Yuanfang Mall (7:00am to 7:00pm) and cost $90. Or you can take the Hong Kong MTR to Lo Wu (Shenzhen), go through the border and when you exit the border crossing, catch the K568 bus to the airport which costs around 20 yuan.
For all the options and details how to get from Guilin airport to Yangshuo see Getting from Guilin to Yangshuo.
Booking Flight Tickets
Tickets for international flights can easily be purchased online these days either by credit card or PayPal. We recommend C-Trip as the search engine gives you options to fly according to price variations over a range of dates. Beware though that the more you look at the ticket prices the more the prices will go up. We advise you to clear your cookies in your browser before making a purchase or do your searches on one computer then use another to do your booking and this way you will avoid changes in air fare due to tracking cookies!
Booking your Airport Transfer in advance
You can now book your airport transfer here in advance so you can avoid the hassle and overcharges at the airport with our driver waiting for you at the arrival hall with a sign that displays your name. When you add your flight number then the driver will wait for you, even when your flight is delayed, at no additional cost.