Guangzhou Transportation


The new Baiyun International Airport is located in the northern part of Guangzhou at the juncture of Renhe Town in Baiyun District and Xinhua Town in Huadu District. It’s about 18 kilometers from the old Baiyun International Airport and 28 kilometers from the center of Guangzhou as the crow flies.


The aviation hub is one of the largest, best-equipped and most advanced airports in China, a major international aviation hub connecting China with various places in the world and one of the three key civil airports in China. By 2010, the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport has over 99 international flight lines and 120 domestic flight lines.

The buildings of a unique architectural style, the superb equipment and facilities, a pleasant environment in the terminals and safe and efficient logistics bring the Baiyun International Airport into the ranks of the world’s first-class airports.

Railways: There are four railway stations in Guangzhou.

Guangzhou Railway Station Guangzhou Railway Station, one of China’s railway hubs, is where the Guangzhou-Shenzhen Railway, the Beijing-Guangzhou Railway and the Guangzhou-Sanshui Railway meet. From here the Beijing-Maoming Railway and the Guangzhou-Meizhou-Shantou Railway go to other parts of Guangdong Province.

Guangzhou East Railway Station Here is the starting point of China’s first quasi-high speed railway. The railway station, large in size, is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment. The new station serves mainly the Guangzhou-Shenzhen Railway, the Guangzhou-Kowloon Railway and the Guangzhou-Shantou Railway.

Guangzhou South Railway Station Guangzhou South Railway Station is one of China’s most modern railway stations. Its northern end is used to serve the Guiyang-Guangzhou Railway, the Naning-Guangzhou Railway, and the Guangzhou-Maoming Railway. Its southern end serves mainly the Guangzhou-Shenzhen Railway and the Guangzhou-Zhuhai Inter-City Railway.

Guangzhou North Railway Station It serves mainly the Wuhan-Guangzhou Railway. In future it will be used to serve the Guangzhou-Qingyuan Inter-City Railway and Metro Line 9. And it will connect with the Baiyun Airport through rail lines, making it a switching station between the aviation and railway.


Guangzhou has built many intercity expressways and elevated roads, highway bridges and cross-river tunnels. Long-distance buses and nonstop buses can take you from Guangzhou to the peripheral areas including Hongkong.

Urban Transport

Guangzhou has a large capacity of public transport in its urban area, including public buses, trolley buses, subways and taxis. The taxi fare is 10 yuan for the first 2.5 kilometers, and 2.6 yuan is charged for each of the succeeding kilometer.


Eight lines have been built and opened for Guangzhou Metro, among which Line 1 is from Guangzhou East Railway Station to Xilang; Line 2 is from Guangzhou South Railway Station to Jiahe Wanggang; Line 3 is from Panyu Square to Guangzhou East Railway Station, then from Tianhe Bus Passenger Station to West Sport Road, then to South of Guangzhou Airport.   You can make an interchange from line 1 to line 3 at the stops of Guangzhou East Railway Station and Tiyu Xi Road (West Sport Road) or an interchange from line 1 to line 2 at the stop of Gongyuanqian; or make an interchange between line 2 and line 3 at the stop of kecun, and exchange between line 2 and line 4 at the stop of Wanshengwei.

Water Transport

Water transport in Guangzhou is convenient and well developed. Passenger boats that shuttle between Guangzhou and Hongkong are in operation at the Guangzhou-Hongkong Dock in the Panyu Lotus Mountain and at the other passenger docks in Zhoutouzui, Xintang in Zengcheng, Lianhuashan in Panyu and in Nansha.


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