Guangzhou Train

Guangzhou East Railway Station

Opposite the Zhongtai International Plaza, Guangzhou East Railway Stationis 6 miles (10 km) from Guangzhou Railway Station, 16.3 miles (26 km) from the South Railway Station, 21.5 miles (40 km) from the North Railway Station, and 24 miles (38 km) from Baiyun International Airport.


Address: Dongzhan Road, Tianhe District
Guangzhou East Railway Station See-off Service

 

Schedule and Ticket Booking

The station mainly operates bullet trains (C Types) to Shenzhen and ordinary ones to Meizhou, Shantou, Xiamen, Beijing, Harbin, Changchun, Chengdu and other cities. It is also the terminal station for the Guangzhou–Hong Kong Through Train.


Major Rail Lines from this station to:

High Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on Jan 10, 2020)

ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
First/ Second Class Seat
Shenzhen
C7001, C7031, C7037, C7055...
213 departures from 06:00 to 23:18
0h29m - 1h28mCNY 99.5/ 47
USD 15/ 7

 

Normal Speed Train Timetable

(Last Update on Jan 10, 2020)
ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
Soft/ Hard Sleeper
Hong Kong
Z801, Z811, Z815, Z807...
9 departures from 08:19 to 20:40
1h53m - 2h00mCNY
USD
Harbin West
Z112, Z236 at 07:36 and 19:5834h25m - 34h51mCNY 1,034/ 628
USD 151/ 92
Shanghai
K528, K512, T170, Z100 from 07:52 to 18:1616h21m - 24h36mCNY 605.5/ 367.5
USD 88/ 54
Changsha
K6584, K6632, K6586, K502...
56 departures from 00:32 to 23:39
7h9m - 11h9mCNY 308/ 182
USD 45/ 27
Tianjin
Z236, Z112, T370, Z14...
7 departures from 07:36 to 22:53
22h21m - 27h5mCNY 768/ 456
USD 112/ 67
Beijing West
Z202, K600, Z36, Z98 from 08:40 to 18:1021h16m - 29h51mCNY 784/ 456
USD 114/ 67
Zhengzhou
Z138, K4212, Z36, Z98...
18 departures from 08:19 to 22:56
15h22m - 22h58mCNY 599/ 351
USD 87/ 51
Xiamen
K229 at 20:1412h47mCNY 319/ 223
USD 47/ 33
Shantou
K9011, K687, K9021 from 04:08 to 21:407h31m - 8h20mCNY 281/ 167
USD 41/ 24
Meizhou
K229, T8365 at 11:40 and 20:145h42m - 6h49mCNY 220.5/ 160.5
USD 32/ 23
Nanchang
K4227, K675, T219, K85...
10 departures from 00:14 to 23:08
9h26m - 14h13mCNY 388/ 208
USD 57/ 30
The above schedule is for reference only. For real-time schedule and ticket booking, please click the arrival stations.

 See detailed Guangzhou Train Schedule
 

Station Plan

Guangzhou East Railway Station
East Railway Station

The East Train Station is made up of the square, the terminal building, and two tower buildings.
 Square Layout
The square in front of the terminal building has three levels. The elevated level is for pedestrians, the ground level for motor vehicles and the underground for bus stops, parking and subway station. There are also restaurants (like Starbucks & McDonald), hotels and shops in or around the square.

 Terminal Layout
 4F: Waiting Room and Ticket check point for passengers to Hong Kong, Waiting Hall;
 3F: Ticket office; Waiting hall for passengers to Hong Kong; Waiting room for long distance passengers;
 2F: Dispersion hall; Ticket office for long distance departures;
 1F: Ticket office and luggage consignment office for Hong Kong passengers; Ticket office and waiting room for Shenzhen passengers, Rail tracks, Platforms

One of the tower buildings is a 43-storey office building while the other is a 47-storey hotel.

 

How to get to East Railway Station from downtown area?

 Arrival by bus:
At East Station Coach Station: 27, 32, 39, 60, 298, 508, 560, 776, 778, B18, B6 Express Line
At East Station Bus Station: Tourism Bus Line 3
At Middle Linhe Road: 41, 43, 122A, 122, 175, 183, 185, 195, 209, 256, 263, 302A, 302, 501, 508, 804, 808, 841, 884, B17, Gaofeng Express Line 28, Guang283, Tourism Bus Line 3, Night Bus Line (17, 28, 51, 74)
At East Linhe Road:45, 62A, 62, 214, 233, 280, 551, 810A, 810, B19, B20, Gaofeng Express Line 24 and Line 28, Night Bus Line (15, 77, 78)

Passengers arriving by bus will be dropped off outside the station. For those already with a ticket, just go into the station and read the ticket carefully to find the right waiting room. For those without, go to the ticket office on 1F, 2F or 3F accordingly to buy one first. After, go to the exact waiting room to wait for the departure.

 Arrival by subway line 1 or line 3:
Passengers reaching the station by subway should exit through exits E, I or G, which are nearest to the station building.

 Arrival by taxi
1. It takes 25 minutes and costs CNY30 from Guangzhou Railway Station.
2. It takes 40 minutes and costs CNY75 from the South Railway Station.
3. It takes an hour and costs CNY110 from the North Railway Station.
4. It takes an hour and costs CNY120 from Baiyun International Airport.

 

Ticket Check and Boarding

Before checking-in, passengers should know exactly which check point they should go to have their tickets checked. Afterwards, go to the platforms to get onboard. It deserves to be mentioned that blue tickets can be handled at automatic ticket machines, while pink ones can only be operated manually. The boarding gates for those to Hong Kong are closed 10 minutes prior to departure while those to other destinations are 5 minutes prior.

Guangzhou East Railway Station
Platform
On the China Train
Inside the Carriage

How to exit and leave the station?

Upon arriving, Hong Kong Through passengers should take escalators to 4F for entry formalities before getting out, while other passengers can exit directly from the underground passage.

 Leave by subway:
Subway Station is on the underground level of the front square. Passengers can go there to take subway line 1 or line 3.

 Leave by bus:
If passengers decide to take bus to leave, they should go to the front square ground floor or the south side of the station where bus stops can be found.

 Leave by Taxi:
Taxi stands are located on the ground level of the front square. Passengers should confirm their routes first and then go there to take.

 Leave by long-distance bus:
400 yards northwest of the station is the East Station Coach Station with buses to Shenzhen, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Zhuhai, Foshan and other cities. Passengers need to note that they have to go through an underground passage to reach the coach station.

 Transportation to famous sites in town:
Bus / Subway Search

 Yuexiu Park:
Take subway line 1 to Gongyuanqian, transfer to line 2 and exit from Gate C at the Memorial Hall, then walk northward to the park.

 The Pearl River (Dashatou Wharf):
Take subway line 3 (northern extension) to Yantang, and then transfer to line 6 to Donghu.  Exit at Gate A and walk southward to the wharf.

 Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall:
1) Take subway line 3 (northern extension) to West Tiyu Road, transfer to line 3 to Kecun, and then take line 8 to Lujiang. Exit at Gate C and walk westward to the venue.
2) Take bus no. 263 and get off at Kangle Village, and then walk westward to the venue.

 Chimelong Resort:
Take subway line 3 (northern extension) to West Tiyu Road, transfer to line 3 and exit at Gate B, then walk to Chimelong.

 Baiyun International Airport:
1) Take subway line 3 (northern extension) and alight at Airport South. It takes about 40 minutes and CNY 7.
2) Take airport shuttle bus line 6 at Citic Plaza, located south of West Linhe Road. Buses run from 05:20 to 21:40 at an interval of 20 minutes. Journey takes about 40 minutes and ticket fare is CNY20.

 Transportation to Hong Kong:
Take a through train to Hung Hom Station in Hongkong directly. There are 12 departures daily from 08:19 to 10:17. The travel time is about 2 hours and the ticket fare is CNY250 for a VIP seat and CNY210 for a first class seat.

 Transportation to Macau:
Take a coach from East Coach Station (400 yards northwest of the East Railway Station) to Zhuhai Qiguan Coach Station (close to Gongbei Port). Afterwards, walk to the Gongbei Port to handle relevant custom procedures and go to Macau. The coach is available from 06:45 to 20:40 every 15 minutes. Duration is about 2 hours and ticket fare is CNY65.
 

Facilities and Services at the station

 Ticket Office:

Left Luggage Office
Left Luggage Office

There are three ticket offices respectively on 1F, 2F and 3F, but they are selling different tickets. Ticket office on 1F serves passengers traveling between the station and Hong Kong/ Shenzhen. The ticket office on 2F is located in the west side. It mainly sells long distance tickets. The third one is on 3F, also selling tickets to domestic destinations.

 Waiting Hall:
The first waiting area is on 1F, which is for passengers to Shenzhen. The second one is on 2F, where the west side has five VIP waiting rooms. Long distance passengers need to wait on 3F. For passengers to Hong Kong, they are settled in the west of 4F, while the middle of 4F is also for domestic passengers. Each waiting room is equipped with toilets and hot water. Please take care when fetching the water because it is boiled.

 Left luggage service:
Luggage office is close to the ticket office on 1F. It usually charges CNY10 for a bag per day.

- Last modified on Nov. 11, 2019 -
  • Customer Reviews
  • Questions & Answers
  •  
    4.836 Reviews
    Frowd
    United Kingdom
    Posted on Jan. 03, 2020
    If you're a first time traveler and you are nervous about getting around China by train, this is a great service to use. I have bought several tickets on TravelChinaGuide website. You need to give yourself some extra time if you are printing the tickets at the station, and please have whatever confirmation they sent you, so that you can show the instructions and information to the train officials in Chinese.
    Kocak
    Israel
    Posted on Dec. 17, 2019
    Nice to cooperate with travel china guide. We submit our booking online and we would like to pay by credit card, but only PayPal is acceptable. It is inconvenience for us. Ao there is a suggestion for you, you should accept the payment by credit card directly. Thus all of us do not need to pay transaction fee to paypal. But anyway, we do have a nice trip in china with your help.
    KHOO
    Malaysia
    Posted on Dec. 03, 2019
    I booked several tickets, then changed, canceled, rebooked. Ivy always offers the best of service and kind words. Money refunds, advice, instructions etc. Everything in order. I hope every company provide this kind of service.
    WEBER
    France
    Posted on Nov. 18, 2019
    The service provided is excellent. All my requested trains are well booked and they also send a Chinese guidance which is helpful to collect the tickets at train station by myself. Guangzhou East station is easy to reach by metro line 3. I arrive at the -2F of the station building. I collected all the tickets easily at the first train station. I will use y our service again.
    MANGESH
    Mexico
    Posted on Nov. 02, 2019
    You are so nice to attend any kind of request with perfect answer. As it was our first time to China, once we met the questions or doubts, we cannot help thinking of you guys. Always, you responded in time and informative. Thanks a lot.
    Amber
    Australia
    Posted on Oct. 11, 2019
    The tickets were waiting for us when we arrived. Thank you so much for your assistance and fast reply with our booking. I have referred your company to other travelers who will be coming to China.
    Samuel
    United Kingdom
    Posted on Sep. 18, 2019
    Thank you for your kind message and for your help in sorting out all of the train ticket issues. What a relief!!! It is really nice to book the tickets with you. I will use your service again if I need any trains.
    Ana A.
    Australia
    Posted on Aug. 21, 2019
    Great service! It is difficult for a foreigner who don’t speak Chinese to purchase train tickets in China. Luckily, TravelChinaGuide helped me a lot. I well received tickets at my hotel. It saves me a lot of time and I don’t have to line up to buy tickets at train station. I will recommend your service to any of our friends in future.
    Payton
    USA
    Posted on Aug. 11, 2019
    The booking experience was perfect. I will certainly use the same method next time.
    Finch
    USA
    Posted on Aug. 04, 2019
    You were very helpful in your in helping us get a train from Guangzhou to Shantou and in the future we will definitely use you again and tell friends traveling in China about you.
    1234
    Page 1 of 4