Transportation in Longsheng
Longsheng is a small county of Guilin City but is a famous tourist destination in China. It is located in the northwest of Guilin city with beautiful natural scenery. It is also the essence of the well-known Guilin Scenery. Although it is a small town without any modern convenient transportation, it is still attracting many domestic and international travelers by its unique charm.
Longsheng doesn't have its own airport. The nearest airport from Longsheng is Guilin Liangjiang International Airport. Longsheng is about 88 kilometers away from Guilin. Visitors who want to reach Longsheng by air can firstly fly to Guilin Liangjiang International Airport, then you can take the airport bus (operates every 15 minutes) to the city centre and get off at the stop near Guilin Bus Station or the stop at Civil Aviation Hotel (Minhang Da Sha), where you can hire a Taxi or take public bus NO. 32 (CNY 2) to get the Qintan Bus Station. The bus station has many long-distance buses to Longsheng.
Longsheng doesn't have its own railway station too. The nearest railway station from Longsheng is Guilin railway station. Visitors who want to reach Longsheng by train can firstly go to Guilin Railway Station, and then take the public bus to Qintan Bus Station, then take a long-distance bus to Longsheng.
Of course, you should first arrival in Guilin, then take a taxi or public bus to Guilin Qintan Bus Station, then take a long-distance bus to reach Longsheng. This journey will be finished in 2 hours and costs around CNY25 per person.
Travel on foot is the best way for the Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces and the traditional ethnic villages in the terrace areas are not accessible by bus.
There is the regular bus which can take tourists to the main scenic areas in the surrounding places. Public transport will take you straight to the ethnic villages. You can also step off at Huanglou Yao Village (also a bus terminal) and it is possible to hike in about an hour or so from there to Ping'an Zhuang Village. From the car and bus parks of both villages, you must ascend on foot.