How to get to Guangzhou?
With its geographic advantage in China and in the world, Guangzhou's transportation system is now developing in many ways. Visitors can easily get around the city or to other parts of the country via the mature transportation system.
Guangzhou Intercity Transport - Baiyun International Airport
Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, which inaugurated commercial flights on August 5th 2004, is one of the three major civilian airports in China. It is the main hub of China Southern Airlines. Today, it hosts 120 domestic flight routes and 90 international ones.
Located in the north of Guangzhou, neighboring Huadu District and Renhe Town, the airport is 28 km (17.4mi) from Haizhu Square, the geographic center of Guangzhou. Using specially constructed expressways, passengers from Guangzhou or neighboring cities can arrive at the airport conveniently.
Passengers are not allowed to check in as late as 45 minutes before the plane takes off, so please get to the airport ahead of time. During the Canton Fair, passengers are advised to get to the airport at least 1.5 hour ahead of time in case of traffic jam or crowdedness.
Passengers may get to/from the Baiyun International Airport by following ways:
-- HRC Free Pick-up Service (During Canton Fair Period)
-- Airport Express Coach
-- Guangzhou Subway (Metro) Service
-- Guangzhou City Taxi
Guangzhou Intercity Transport - Railway / Train
With a wide coverage, Guangzhou railway system provides passengers with abundant railway routes and efficient railway services. Guangzhou services both intercity transportation within Guangdong Province and trans-provincial routes. It connects to the Beijing-Guangzhou railway line, and also have lines running to Lhasa (Capital of Tibet) and Sanya (a tourist city in Hainan).
Guangzhou Railway Station, situated on Huanshi Xi Lu in the northwest of Guangzhou, is convenient by bus or subway. Trains from this station serve big and mid-sized cities all over China.
Guangzhou East Railway Station, located in Tianhe District, serves railway routes such as Guangzhou-Shenzhen, Guangzhou-Kowloon(HK) and Guangzhou-Shantou. In addition, the station has trains running along Beijing-Kowloon railway that crosses the eastern part of China.
It's a very budget choice by train to get to cities of Pearl River Delta like Shenzhen. Trains to Shenzhen are available every 15 to 30 minutes with different types of trains to choose from, and takes about 1-2.5 hours to Shenzhen depending on train type.
Passengers can buy tickets at the railway stations or at ticket offices throughout Guangzhou. It's also available to book tickets by phone (95105105 and 96020088).
Useful Numbers for consulting and ticketing
Guangzhou Railway Station: 61346222
Guangzhou East Railway Station: 86661789
Guangzhou south railway station
As one of China’s four largest rail hubs, the station specializes in operating high speed trains, including those to/from Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan, Zhuhai, Nanning, Shenzhen, Zhengzhou, Xian, Jinan, Nanchang, Wuhan, Changsha, Hangzhou, Xinhui, and Chaoshan.
Guangzhou South Railway Station is about 10.5 miles (17 km) from the downtown area, 14 miles (23 km) from Guangzhou Railway Station, and 34 miles (55 km) from Baiyun International Airport. The station has been in use since 2010 and was designed to be one of the main transportation hubs in the Pearl River Delta.
Address: Shibi Village, Zhongcun Town, Panyu District
Guangzhou South Railway Station See-off Service