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 Dec 4, 2018)

ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
First/ Second Class Seat
Shenzhen North
G6501, D927, G6317, G6203...
122 departures from 06:48 to 23:08
0h29m - 0h53mCNY 99.5/ 74.5
USD 15/ 11
Hong Kong
G6501, G6505, G6515, G6547...
34 departures from 06:48 to 21:37
0h47m - 1h17mCNY 344/ 215
USD 51/ 32
D7261, C7601, C7613, D923...
73 departures from 06:20 to 22:33
0h56m - 1h24mCNY 90/ 70
USD 13/ 10
G296, G276, G1316, G1744...
62 departures from 06:28 to 18:43
3h38m - 5h7mCNY 738.5/ 463.5
USD 109/ 68
Beijing West
G72, G80, G66, G68...
10 departures from 07:46 to 20:30
8h00m - 10h48mCNY 709
USD 104
Shanghai Hongqiao
G86, G100, G1304, G1306...
7 departures from 08:00 to 19:39
6h50m - 11h26mCNY 525.5
USD 77
Xi'an North
G832, G96, G818, G822...
8 departures from 07:11 to 13:45
7h36m - 9h19mCNY 1,301.5/ 813.5
USD 191/ 120
Nanchang West
G1408, G100, G1402, G632...
11 departures from 06:23 to 19:10
3h55m - 4h47mCNY 768.5/ 472
USD 113/ 69
Hangzhou East
G86, G100, G1304, G1306...
8 departures from 08:00 to 19:39
6h00m - 10h30mCNY 479
USD 70
D1862, D2804, D2966, D2992...
42 departures from 07:00 to 20:16
2h17m - 5h22mCNY 263/ 164
USD 39/ 24
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 Nov. 25, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Guangzhou South Railway Station
Asked by MNK from KENYA | Nov. 25, 2018 06:20Reply
Bayoun to South Railway
The metro map shows that the train travels from Airport to Guangzhou East Railway station - how do I get to the South Railway Station from Airport?
Answers (1)
Answered by Tankard | Nov. 25, 2018 17:15

You can take metro line 3 fromt he airport to Jiahewanggang first and then change to line 2 there. Finally, you can get of line 2 at the South Station. The duration would be around 1.5 hours.
Asked by Michael from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 23, 2018 19:51Reply
Will I be able to catch my train on time?
I will be arriving in Guangzhou Airport at 12.15pm in mid-December. Will I be able to catch my 3.30pm train at Guangzhou South train station, considering the holiday season and traffic flow in GZ? (I’ll be catching a taxi to the train station by the way). Thanks!
Answers (1)
Answered by EMMA | Nov. 23, 2018 22:59

If there is a later train, it is better to have more time for the connection.
The transfer from the airport to Guangzhou South train station takes about 1h20mins, you need 30-60mins to get off the flight, pick up your luggage, catch a taxi. When you get to the train station, you also need to pick-up the paper tickets, which takes about 30mins.
Asked by Nathan | Nov. 01, 2018 07:03Reply
Metro Services from Baiyuan Airport
Hi I will be reaching Guangzhou airport at 2 am on November 10, 2018. I need to go to Guangzhou south railway station to catch the train to Wuhan.

Can someone please tell at what time morning metro Services and Bus services Start.

Will I be able to catch train at 7 am from Guangzhou south railway station to Wuhan.

Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Denny | Nov. 01, 2018 20:13

There is no direct shuttle bus to the South Station and the metro starts at 6am. You cannot catch the 7am trip even you take the first metro at 6am. You may need a later ride to Wuhan or a night taxi from airport directly.
Asked by ZDRAVKO | Oct. 26, 2018 00:45Reply
Is 16 MINUTES SUFFICIENT FOR TRANSFER from train C7638 to train G6549 at Guangzhou South railway Sta
I booked train ticket for train C7638 Zhuhai to Guangzhou South. Train arrives at Guangzhou South at 11.07 am. In addition I booked ticket for train G6549 from Guangzhou South. This train departs from Guangzhou South at 11.23 am. It means that I have 16 MINUTES FOR TRANSFER FROM TRAIN C7638 TO TRAIN G6549.
What platform does train C7638 arrive and what platform does train G6549 leave? If platforms are very close maybe it is possible.
Do anybody have any experiance with this matter?
Answers (1)
Answered by Mike from CHINA | Oct. 28, 2018 21:03

When you leave your train follow the Transfer signs. They will take you to a lift and a set of steps, both of which take you into the Departure Hall. Then find the platform for your departing train from the notice board and join that queue. We were in the departing train queue inside of ten minutes last time I did it.
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