Guangzhou Train

Guangzhou South Railway Station

Guangzhou South Railway Station is about 10.5 miles (17 km) from the downtown area, 14 miles (23 km) from Guangzhou Railway Station, and 34 miles (55 km) from Baiyun International Airport. The station has been in use since 2010 and was designed to be one of the main transportation hubs in the Pearl River Delta.

Address: Shibi Village, Zhongcun Town, Panyu District
Guangzhou South Railway Station See-off Service


Schedule and Ticket Booking

As one of China’s four largest rail hubs, the station specializes in operating high speed trains, including those to/from Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Wuhan, Zhuhai, Nanning, Shenzhen, Zhengzhou, Xi'an, Jinan, Nanchang, Wuhan, Changsha, Hangzhou, Xinhui, and Chaoshan.

 Major Rail Lines from the Station to:

(Last Update on Jan 16, 2019)

ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
First/ Second Class Seat
Shenzhen North
G6501, G6317, G6203, G6505...
118 departures from 06:48 to 23:08
0h29m - 0h53mCNY 99.5/ 47
USD 15/ 7
Hong Kong
G6501, G6505, G6515, G6547...
34 departures from 06:48 to 21:37
0h46m - 1h18mCNY 261/ 187
USD 39/ 28
C7601, C7613, D7261, C7647...
74 departures from 06:00 to 22:33
0h56m - 1h29mCNY 90/ 70
USD 13/ 10
G296, G276, G1316, G1744...
62 departures from 06:28 to 18:43
3h38m - 5h7mCNY 738.5/ 461.5
USD 109/ 68
Beijing West
G72, G80, G66, G68...
9 departures from 07:46 to 20:30
8h00m - 10h48mCNY 1,380/ 709
USD 204/ 105
Shanghai Hongqiao
G86, G100, G1304, G1306...
7 departures from 08:00 to 19:39
6h50m - 11h26mCNY 1,302.5/ 525.5
USD 193/ 78
Xi'an North
G832, G96, G818, G822...
8 departures from 07:11 to 13:45
7h36m - 9h19mCNY 1,301.5/ 813.5
USD 193/ 121
Nanchang West
G1408, G86, G636, G100...
12 departures from 06:23 to 19:11
3h44m - 4h48mCNY 768.5/ 472
USD 114/ 70
Hangzhou East
G86, G100, G1304, G1306...
8 departures from 08:00 to 19:39
6h00m - 10h30mCNY 1,185.5/ 479
USD 176/ 71
D1862, D2804, D2966, D2992...
42 departures from 07:00 to 20:16
2h17m - 5h23mCNY 172/ 107
USD 25/ 16
The above schedule is for reference only. For real-time schedule and ticket booking, please click the arrival stations.

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Guangzhou South Railway Station
High-Speed Train at Guangzhou South Railway Station

Station Plan

Covering an area of 581,250 square yards (486,000 square meters), the station is built in the southern China style and resembles a banana leaf. Its terminal building consists of four floors.
 3F: waiting hall, left luggage, commercial center, restaurants, hot water, toilet…
 2F: platforms…
 1F: arrival hall, ticket office, parking lot, taxi stand, city bus station, long-distance bus, subway entrances/ exits, restaurants…
 -1F: subway platforms, parking lot…

Map of Guangzhou South Railway Station
Station Map

How to get to South Train Station from downtown Guangzhou?

 Arrival by bus:
At South Station Bus Station: 288a, 301a, 303a, 309a, Pan100, Pan108b, Pan110, Pan129, Pan145, Pan52, Pan52 (long line), Pan75b, Pan75, Pan99, Fo k330, Fo k6, Fo Nanhai Express line 3, Guangpan 108, Night bus line (20, 61, 79)
At Guangzhou South Coach Station: 303a, 312, Pan100, Pan129, Pan145, Night bus line 61

When arriving at the station by bus, one will get off at the southwest side of the station. If a ticket is in hand, enter the station directly to find a seat in the correct waiting area. If not, buy a ticket at the ticket office on 1F. Then go to the waiting hall for departure.

 Arrival by subway:
Line 2: Passengers arriving by subway should get out at exit B, C, D, E, F, G, J, K, H, or I1, from where they can easily reach the entrance of the station.
Line 7:  Take this metro line and get out at exit B, C, D, E, F, G or H, from where passengers can easily reach the entrance of the station.

 Arrival by taxi:
1. It takes 40 minutes and costs approximately CNY65 from Guangzhou Railway Station.
2. It takes 50 minutes and costs around CNY80 from the East Station.
3. It takes one hour and costs about CNY180 from the North Station.
4. It takes one hour and costs around CNY160 from Baiyun International Airport.

Passengers taking taxis to the station will be dropped off at the east side of the station on 2F or at the west elevated drop-off area on 3F.

 Arrival by long-distance bus:
When arriving by long-distance bus, passengers will get off at the northeast corner of the station.

Ticket Check and Boarding

Check points are located in the waiting hall on 3F. Passengers should read their tickets carefully to find out to which check point they should go to have their tickets handled. Afterwards, passengers will be led to platforms on 2F to get onboard. Please note that pink tickets must be checked manually, while blue ones can be used at automatic ticket machines. Check points are usually closed 3 minutes before departure.

How to exit and leave the station

Arriving passengers will be led to 1F to exit. After choosing a method of transport to leave the station, follow the direction board to find buses, taxis or subway.

 Leave by bus:
The bus station is located to the southwest of the station. Passengers should confirm their routes and then find the bus they need to take.

 Leave by subway:
To take the subway, passengers should go down to 1F where subway entrances can be found. Depending on destination, the ticket fare is from CNY2 to CNY7.

 Leave by taxi:
A taxi stand is located at the south side of 1F.

 Leave by long-distance bus:
Passengers going to Shenzhen, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Zhuhai can also take a long-distance bus at the east square on the ground floor.  Long-distance buses are available from 07:30 to 23:00.

 Transportation to famous sites in town:
Bus / Subway Search

 Yuexiu Park:
Take subway line 2 to the Memorial Hall, and leave from exit C to get there.

 The Pearl River (Tianzi Wharf):
Take subway line 2 to Haizhu Plaza, and leave from exit A. Then walk eastward to the wharf.

 Chimelong Resort:
Take bus no. 303a to Hanxi Chimelong subway station. After getting off, walk northwest.

 Baiyun International Airport:
Take subway line 2 to Jia He Wang Gang, transfer to line 3 (northern extension) and get off at Airport South.

 Transportation to Hong Kong:
1. Take a long-distance bus at South Coach Station (to the east side of South Railway Station) and get to Shenzhen Luohu Coach Station. After, go to Luohu Port (to the north of Luohu Coach Station) and handle relevant custom procedures to go to Hongkong. The coach is available from 11:35 to 20:50 with an interval of an hour. It takes about 2 hours and the ticket fare is CNY70.

2. Guangzhou - Shenzhen - Hong Kong High Speed Train will open in the third quarter of 2018, by then Hong Kong can be reached within 48 minutes. Ticket fare will be HKD 260.

 Transportation to Macau:
Take a high speed train at South Station to Zhuhai Railway Station, which are available from 06:30 to 22:45. It usually takes about 1-1.5 hours on the way. Ticket fare is CNY90 for a first class seat and CNY70 for a second class seat. Afterwards, follow the direction boards to Gongbei Port and handle relevant customs procedures to go to Macau.

Facilities and Services at the station

 Ticket Office:
Four ticket offices are available for passengers’ convenience in the station. Ticket offices No.1, No.2, and No.3 are respectively in the northeast, southeast and southwest corners of 1F. Ticket changes can be handled in Ticket Offices No.1 and 2, ticket refunds can be dealt with in Ticket Office No. 2, while ticket purchasing and collection can be done in all three offices. There is also a ticket office in the northeast corner of 3F dealing with ticket changes only. One thing to remember is that ticket issuing ends 15 minutes prior to departure.

Waiting Hall in Guangzhou South Train Station
Waiting Hall

 Waiting Hall:
The waiting hall is located on the third floor where waiting areas, left luggage services and restaurants are offered. Toilets and hot water are available around the waiting hall.

 Left luggage service:
Passengers can store their luggage in the left luggage offices on 3F. One office is in Waiting Area A, close to the Business Class Waiting Room. Another one is in Waiting Area B, close to the Special Waiting Area. The charge is CNY5-20 for each bag per day.

An inquiry desk is located on the west side of the first floor. Many services, including advice, emergency medicine, needlework, wheelchairs as well as complaint handling are provided.

- Last modified on Feb. 15, 2019 -
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    5.07 Reviews
    New Zealand
    Posted on Jan. 18, 2019
    Everything is very good.. Now that I have used one time it will be very simple process .. For next time.. Only difficulty is not many staff member with English to help English speaking business traveler.
    Posted on Jan. 14, 2019
    Everything went fine and the ticket was delivered as stated. The need for the passport copy is a little trouble but I understand if it is request by station.
    Posted on Jan. 11, 2019
    You guys were AWESOME. The amount of follow up and customers service was really great. Tickets were waiting for me at my hotel as expected. All was good. I will definitely use your service again.
    Mr. TAN
    Posted on Jan. 01, 2019
    Overall experience for Train booking & riding on train was good. Booking train prompt & positive response, trains were on time & spacious, with power points for phone charging, hot water dispenser.
    Except Guangzhou South Station do not operate 24 hrs as airport. We touched down Guangzhou airport at about 3am & was told Guangzhou South station operate 24hrs as airport. As travel from airport to station required 45min to 1hr, we took a taxi from airport head to train station so that we could rest at train station before catching for 7.10am train.
    We reached the station about 4am. To our surprise & taxi driver's surprise, the vehicle gate entrances were all closed.
    Luckily we still could enter by foot, but with my 70 over age parents,to Carry our luggage & walk about 10-15mins to the building entrance was pretty tiring.(And we were not the only one). When we were then been told by the security that the entrance gate closed from 930pm to 530am. There were many people stayed over night there, but there were no proper seats. Ticket collection for foreigner only open at 530am & so as the access to waiting hall (where the seats are). Only at 530am, everything starts to operate include the food store.
    If you want to keep your luggage at station, the machine locker at waiting hall only meant for local. For foreigner, at waiting hall there is a left luggage service (with charges)at customer service counter near at VIP area (there is no signboard shown about left luggage).It was weird that when we returned from Chaoshan to Guangzhou, we had to exit then need to re-enter the security gate to waiting hall to collect luggage.
    When we head for taxi station, we found out there was another locker counter (near building entrance outside waiting hall), but not sure which entrance & what time it operate.
    Posted on Dec. 12, 2018
    The train trip was perfect, we didn’t wait for the train as it arrived as the scheduled time. Train tickets were delivered on time at out hotel, I recommend your services!
    Posted on Dec. 01, 2018
    Thank you very much as the delivery of the train tickets at my hotel was totally in time. Safe journey very convenient. Trains arrived in good time. If I need again to take the train in China I will book through your website.
    United Kingdom (Great Britain)
    Posted on Nov. 25, 2018
    It was an excellent experience. Organised, timely, clean and very professional. Thank you.
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