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East Railway Station
This station is made up of the plaza, the passenger transport building, the tower building and the station yard. The plaza in front of the passenger transport building is three-storied, including the overhead storey for pedestrians, the automobile storey and the underground storey. The passenger transport building covers an area of about 114,197 square meters, which is the main building of the railway station. It's a four-storied building. The first floor is the location the ticket offices for trains to reach Shenzhen and Hong Kong, the five Guangzhou-Shenzhen automatic ticket vendors, the waiting hall for passengers to reach Shenzhen, the luggage checking office for passengers to reach Kowloon and the luggage office for China mainland passengers. The central zone on the second floor is the hall for dispersing passengers. On its west is the ticket office for long-distance trains; on its east are five VIP rooms. On the third floor, the ticket office, Guangzhou-Kowloon passengers' pre-inspection waiting hall and the waiting hall for long-distance trains can be seen. On the fourth floor, its west part with an area of 9,742 square meters is the joint inspection hall and another zone with an area of 8,066 square meters is the China mainland passengers' waiting hall.
On the Bullet Train
Both the Railway Station and East Railway Station provide the bullet trains to Shenzhen. Each day, there are 27 bullet trains starting from the Railway Station to go to Shenzhen, while the bullet trains from East Railway Station to Shenzhen outnumber the ones from Guangzhou Railway Station. At an interval of 10 to 20 minutes, there are 89 bullet trains leaving here for Shenzhen each day, which also pass Shilong, Dongguan and Zhangmutou. The first run is at 05:35 and the last run is at 22:50. The whole trip takes about 52 minutes. The ticket cost is around CNY100 for first-class soft seat and CNY95 for second-class soft seat.
How to get to the Station
1. By Bus: Nos.180, 201, 210, 211, 228, 234, 254, 257, 269, 275, Night11, Night14, Night15, Night18, Night25
2. By Subway: It can be reached by Subway Line 1 and 3.
3. By Airport Shuttle Bus: The Airport Shuttle Bus Line 6A departs from Baiyun Airport to go to the station. The ticket fare is CNY20. The whole trip needs about 50 minutes.
4. By Taxi: It is about CNY80-100 from Baiyun International Airport to the station by taxi, while the taxi fare is about CNY60-70 from South Railway Station to the east one.