As the development of highway and freeways, especially the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Zhuhai Freeway, long-distance bus becomes a very important option for going to Zhuhai. There are mainly three long-distance bus stations in the city, having buses headed for Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Foshan and many other cities within Guangdong Province. Nowadays, it takes less than two hours from Zhuhai at the southern tip of the Pearl River Delta to any other places in this area. For example, it just takes about one and a half hours to reach Guangzhou by the freeway. In addition, buses bound for cities in other provinces are also available. Guilin, Nanning, Fuzhou, Xiamen, Chongqing, Nanjing, Changsha, Nanchang, Kunming, and Haikou are frequent destinations.
The following is some detailed information on the three main long-distance bus stations in the city:
Zhuhai Long-Distance Bus Station
This is the largest state long-distance bus station with a large number of buses bound for cities in or out of the province. Buses bound for Guangzhou generally depart every half an hour between 07:00 and 19:00. And buses headed for Shenzhen depart every 25 minutes or so during the operating time from 07:20 to 20:15. The interprovincial buses are usually run towards cities in provinces of Guangxi, Hunan, Jiangxi, Fujian, Sichuan, Hainan, etc. Buses here sometimes are in poor condition however with low prices. For instance, the bus headed for Guangzhou charges only CNY35 per person, cheaper than that of the buses in the other two stations.
Address: No.59, Zijing Road, Xiangzhou District
Bus Routes: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 201, 206, 207
Qiguan Long-Distance Bus Station
It is a long-distance bus station having buses mainly headed for Guangzhou at an interval of half an hour. The operating time is from 07:45 to 19:00. Also, it has buses bound for Zhongshan, Dongguan, Shantou, and other cities within the province.
Address: Shuiwan Road, Gongbei, Xiangzhou District
Bus Routes: 10, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 601
Note: This station has a branch in Zhuhai Hotel at the Jingshan Road. The buses here run towards the same destinations as the main station but operate 15 minutes later. This branch station can be reached by the public buses Nos. 2, 3, 13, 20, 21, 23, 26, 40, 43, 60, 202, 206, 207, and 605.
Gongbei Long-Distance Bus Station
This station is in a comparatively large scale. Every day, there are buses headed for Guangzhou at an interval of 10 to 15 minutes during the operating time between 06:00 and 20:30. The charge is CNY55 per person. Buses bound for Shenzhen depart every 10 or 15 minutes from 07:00 to 20:30 and charge CNY75 per person. Besides, there are buses at longer intervals running towards other cities within Guangdong or cities in Guangxi, Henan, Hunan and Fujian.
Address: No.1, Lianhua Road, Gongbei, Xiangzhou District
Bus Routes: 1, 2, 4, 10, 11, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 601
Note: A ticket office is set up at the east side of the Gongbei Port Square, selling tickets for the buses of Gongbei Long-Distance Bus Station bound for cities in Fujian Province, including Fuzhou, Xiamen, Quanzhou, Wuyishan and so on.