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Foshan Transportation -- Getting There

By Air

Foshan Shadi Airport was built to reduce the air traffic pressure on Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport. It stopped civilian flights in 2002 and reopened from November 2009. Now, it has flights to Beijing and Wuxi. 

 Train
The local railway station is located at No.1, Wenchang Road. The city is connected with the national railway network via the Guangzhou-Zhanjiang Railway. Several trains stop here on their way to many large and medium sized cities such as Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Kunming, Chongqing and Nanning.

Each day, dozens of trains operate between Guangzhou and Foshan, a journey that only takes about 30 minutes. Tickets cost about CNY 10 for a hard seat and CNY 12 for a soft seat. The whole journey only takes around 30 minutes. The train T804 departs from Kowloon at 10:42 and arrives at Foshan at about 13:22. While, the train T806 leaves Foshan at about 16:13 and arrives at Hung Hom Station, Kowloon, Hong Kong at about 18:49. The train fare is HKD210 / adult and HKD105 / child. Since the sixth large scale speedup of the national railway system, passengers to Sanya do not need to transfer from Guangzhou any more. About three trains a day from Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou to Sanya will make a stop here.

With the operation of Guangzhou-Zhuhai Intercity Mass Rapid Transit (known as the Guangzhu Intercity MRT), linking Guangzhou South Railway Station and Zhuhai Station, the duration by train from Guangzhou to Shunde, Foshan is reduced to 8 minutes. There are 5 main stations in the Shunde District along the Guangzhu Intercity MRT – Bijiang, Beijiao, Shunde, Shunde College and Ronggui. Each day 32 bullet trains run between Guangzhou South and Shunde. These trains are available at Guangzhou South from 7:00 to 22:10 and at Shunde from 7:46 to 23:43. The ticket price is CNY 15 for the first class seat and CNY 10 for the second class seat. 

 Transportation
1. Foshan Railway Station: bus nos. 101, 103, 104, 105, 107, 110, 111, 112, 115, 116, 121, 122, 124, 126, 127, 128, 130, 131, 133, 134, 138,156, 159, 201, 208, 238, 258, 259, 280, Tourist Bus (1, 2, 3, 4)
2. Bijiang Station: bus nos. 331, 332, 335A
3. Beijiao Station: bus nos. 331, 931
4. Shunde Station: bus nos. 314, 370, 910, 349, 915, 916, 908, 368
5. Shunde College Station: bus nos. 320, 323
6. Ronggui Station: bus nos. 323, 320

 Tips:
1. You can take bus 115, 116 or 122 from the local railway station to Shadi Airport.
2. The taxi fare is around CNY 20 from the railway station to the airport.
3. Bus 101, 138, 134, 127, 122 or 116 can take you from the railway station to Hongyun Bus Station.

 Long-distance Bus
There are about 16 long-distance bus stations in the city, mainly including Foshan Long-distance Bus Station, Zumiao Long-distance Bus Station, Oriental Square Long-distance Bus Station and Shunde Long-distance Bus Station.

 Foshan Long-distance Bus Station (Hongyun Long-distance Bus Station)
This station is the main terminal for bus service. It operates inter-province lines to many cities in Hunan, Jiangxi, Hainan, Fujian, Zhejiang, and Henan provinces. Bus lines to most cities in Guangdong Province are also available. Buses to Guangzhou, Dongguan, Zhuhai and Shenzhen depart every 15 to 40 minutes.
Address: Fenjiangzhong Lu, Chancheng District
Service Time: 06:00-20:50
Bus Route: 1, 2, 2B, 3, 7, 10, 11, 12, 16, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 30, 104

 Zumiao Long-distance Bus Station
Zumiao Long-distance Bus Station is one of the most importance long-distance bus stations. It mainly offers bus to Guangdong Provincial Bus Station next to Guangzhou Railway Station and Guangzhou Zhongshanba Lu Long-distance Bus Station.
Address: 2, Chengmentu Lu, Chancheng District
Service Time: 05:30-22:00
Bus Route: 1, 2, 2B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 34, 137

 Oriental Square Long-distance Bus Station
Oriental Square Long-distance Bus Station mainly provides long-distance buses to Guanyao, Pingzhou, Fangcun and Guangzhou Jiaokou Long-distance Bus Station.
Address: 87, Jinhuadong Lu, Chancheng District
Service Time: 06:30-19:00
Bus Route: 13, 19, 31

 Shunde Long-distance Bus Station
Shunde Long-distance Bus Station is a large long-distance bus station which serves bus lines to many provinces, such as Guangdong, Guangxi, Fujian, Hubei, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Henan, Zhejiang, Hong Kong, Macau and others.
Address: Nanguozhong Lu, Shunde District
Service Time: 05:50-20:30
Bus Route: Bus of Chancheng-Daliang, Shunde

 To/ From Hong Kong
You can take cross-border coaches to Hong Kong from Hotel Fortuna, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Chancheng Hotel or Debao Hotel. The coach journey is about 3.5 hours. It costs about HKD80-100.

 To/ From Macau
From the No.31, North of Foshan Avenue where the Foshan Tourist Corporation is located, visitors can take two hours and a half to reach Macau leaving at 07:30 for HKD70.

 Ship
Going to there by boat is a wonderful idea, as visitors can admire the scenery along the river. Located in the back portion of the Pearl River Delta, waterway transportation has always been crucial to the transportation industry of the city. There are seventy-six waterways there creating an inland shipping route of over 1,350 kilometers (839 miles). Many of the ports in its five districts have been integrated into the Port of Foshan. It plays an important role in freight, but its passenger transport function has always been small. Now, there are three ports offering passenger transport services: the Gaoming Port, the Pingzhou Port, and the Shunde Port. Their business lines mainly focus on the Foshan-Hong Kong routes.

Gaoming Port:
Address: Yanjiang Road, Gaoming District
Bus routes: 236, 251
Gaoming Port – Hong Kong
Departure time from Hong Kong (Tsim Sha Tsui): 08:20
Departure time from Gaoming Port: 15:30
Ship Passage: HKD180-200 (CNY176-196)
Voyage Duration: About 2 hours

Shunde Port
Address: Desheng Dong Road, Shunde District
Departure time from Hong Kong: 07:40, 08:30, 13:30, 15:20;
Departure time from Shunde: 09:40, 10:50, 15:50, 17:30
Ship Passage: HKD153 (CNY150)
Voyage Duration: Two hours

 Pingzhou Port
Address: No.1, Yong'an Road, Nanhai District
Bus Routes: 108, 115, 120
Pingzhou – Hong Kong
Departure time from Hong Kong: 07:00, 13:30
Departure time from Pingzhou Port: 09:45, 16:00
Ship Passage: HKD143 (CNY140)
Voyage Duration: About two and a half hours

Pingzhou – Guangzhou
Departure time: 07:40-17:40 (only operating on weekends and departing every forty minutes, 15 liners a day)
Ship Passage: CNY8
Voyage Duration: About thirty minutes

Pingzhou – Wuzhou
Departure time: 18:00
Ship Passage: CNY48
Voyage Duration: 16 hours