Need Help Guilin To Hong Kong

Old Mar 18th, 2007, 09:12 AM
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Need Help Guilin To Hong Kong

My China Trip is in October. I plan to book internal flights once we arrive. Should I also wait to book tickets from Guilin to Hong Kong or do this in advance? I checked out flychina.com and the one way fares were between $250-$300 which seems high. I would appreciate suggestions.

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Les
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Old Mar 18th, 2007, 11:05 AM
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We flew Guilin to Shenzen and then took the bus into Hong Kong (1 hr or so). There's also a ferry you can take. Besides the tickets being cheaper, there's the advantage of an early morning departure which can put you into your hotel in Hong Kong by noon.
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Old Mar 18th, 2007, 07:12 PM
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Hi Marija,

Thanks for your info. Did you have to book the bus ticket before arriving in Shenzen? Why did you take the bus instead of the ferry?

BTW, I enjoyed your trip report.
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Old Mar 18th, 2007, 09:25 PM
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You don't need to pre-book anything from Shenzhen airport to Hong Kong. The ferry is not frequent, so you may want to only decide after you arrive at SZX which method to use to get to Hong Kong.
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Old Mar 19th, 2007, 05:48 AM
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Les--
We had planned to take the ferry but it was a Sunday and it would have been a two hour wait for the ferry while the bus was right there and put us on Nanjing Road before the ferry even left. Our big mistake was not having Hong Kong dollars for the cab ride to the hotel. RMB are not accepted in Hong Kong, despite what someone on the plane told us.
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Some merchants that cater to tourists may take RMB in Hong Kong, but general stores and other places don't. A few taxi drivers may, but most won't.
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Don't fly from Hong Kong to Guilin. Instead,fly from Shenzhen. It is much cheaper and you can get more flights.
To get to Shenzhen from Hong Kong there are a number of options depending on what time you arrive in Hong Kong. The ferry is the easiest option but there are no ferries after 7.30pm
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