❯ Airport Express buses run from outside of the arrivals terminal. There are 5 different lines that connect the airport to various parts of the city. Most trips take over an hour, depending on your final destination.
Buses run every 25-40 minutes during the day.
Check the various Airport Express lines and timetables online.
❯ There are also intercity buses to various cities such as Shenzhen, Conghua, Heyuan, Nanhai Guicheng, Longshan, Zhuhai (Gongbei) and Zhongshan.
Ticket cost varies between ¥32-132, depending on the line and your destination.
Check the different intercity bus destinations and departure times online.
There are no direct buses to either Hong Kong or Macau. To go to Hong Kong, either take the metro to the East Railway station and then take a train, or take the bus from the airport to Shenzhen and then another bus from there.
Guangzhou has a very well-connected metro system, and taking the metro is the most convenient way to move around the city. The airport station is on Metro Line 3.
The trip from the airport to the city center takes about 50 minutes.
Tickets cost around ¥12.
The trains run every 5 minutes from 6:10 AM–11:00 PM.
The airport metro station is located underneath the airport, and is accessible by elevator.
• If you need to go to the China Import and Export Fair, take Line 3 to Kecun, and change to Metro Line 8. Get off at Xingangdong after 3 stops. From there, it's an 8 minute walk to the fair.
• Line 3 also connects CAN Airport directly with the Guangzhou East Railway Station (10 stops), connecting with trains to Shenzhen and Hong Kong.
A taxi trip from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport to central parts of Guangzhou city takes about the same time as taking the metro – approximately 50 minutes.
Fares are around ¥120.
If you don't want to deal with the hassle of taxi companies or long bus queues, you can prebook a ride via Kiwitaxi, an online booking platform that offers reliable and cheap airport transfers worldwide. The English-speaking driver will wait for you at the airport even if your flight is delayed, holding a sign with your name on it.
We highly recommend booking private transportation in China to avoid misunderstandings due to language problem and possible scams.
Taxi drivers rarely speak English, so be sure to carry your hotel's phone number and address written in Chinese.
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