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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 Apr 25, 2023)

ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
First/ Second Class Seat
Shenzhen North
C7001, C7015, D7145, C7031...
256 departures from 06:00 to 23:28
0h29m - 1h53mCNY 94/ 74.5
USD 14/ 11
Hong Kong
G6539, G6551, G6505, G6527...
31 departures from 07:04 to 21:50
0h45m - 1h53mCNY 261/ 187
USD 38/ 28
C7601, D7139, C7603, C7603...
104 departures from 06:10 to 22:34
0h48m - 1h32mCNY 90/ 65
USD 13/ 10
G696, G1170, G1554, G696...
81 departures from 06:13 to 17:45
3h38m - 5h19mCNY 708.5/ 443.5
USD 104/ 65
Beijing West
G336, G82, G338, G80...
6 departures from 07:42 to 13:50
7h37m - 10h17mCNY 1,464.5/ 914.5
USD 215/ 134
Shanghai Hongqiao
G818, G1302, G1302, G1306 from 08:00 to 15:386h48m - 8h29mCNY 1,271.5/ 773.5
USD 187/ 114
Xi'an North
G834, G878, G814, G822...
9 departures from 07:03 to 13:29
7h20m - 9h25mCNY 1,262.5/ 789.5
USD 186/ 116
Nanchang West
G1408, G818, D2321, G1402...
13 departures from 06:08 to 18:24
3h44m - 10h45mCNY 737.5/ 452.5
USD 108/ 67
Hangzhou East
G818, G1184, D3121, G1302...
7 departures from 08:00 to 15:56
6h00m - 11h44mCNY 1,154.5/ 646
USD 170/ 95
D2820, D2962, D2966, D2804...
68 departures from 06:25 to 20:12
2h54m - 5h9mCNY 237/ 148
USD 35/ 22
The above schedule is for reference only. For real-time schedule and ticket booking, please click the arrival stations.

 See detailed Guangzhou Train Schedule

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 you have booked the ticket prior, 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 know which check point they should go to have their ID certificate bearing the ticket handled. Afterwards, passengers will be led to platforms on 2F to get onboard. Please note that foreign ID certificates must be checked manually. 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 updated on Apr. 25, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Guangzhou South Railway Station
Asked by Tom T from USA | May. 12, 2020 18:06Reply
For the overnight high speed trains between Guangzhou and Hong Kong, do they available daily?
Answers (1)
Answered by Tom T from USA | May. 13, 2020 18:52

No. They are available on Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. This may reduced during the off-season.
Asked by Mariana Lam from MACAU | Oct. 12, 2019 23:38Reply
How much do I need to pay to take MRT from Guangzhou South Railway Station to Linhe West station
Guangzhou South Railway Station to Nanzhou (Line 2) = CNY ? (how many minutes ?)
Nanzhou to Lijiao (Guanfo Line) = CNY ? (how many minutes ?)
Lijiao to Linhe West (Line 3) = CNY ? (how many minutes ?)

Thank you
Mariana Lam
Answers (1)
Answered by Fatima | Oct. 16, 2019 20:12

I do not know the price for each part but totally CNY6 from south station to Linhexi (west). You just need to buy one ticket from south station to Linhexi instead of tickets for each part. The duration would be around 50min.
Asked by Katie from UNITED KINGDOM | Jul. 18, 2019 02:58Reply
Where to find my waiting room for train to HK?
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Jul. 18, 2019 18:00

Thank you for your inquiry.

For Guangzhou South Station, it is a common waiting hall for all trains. Passengers need to check the checkin gate to use based on their train number and wait at the appointed checkin gate. When checkin starts for your train, you can go through the gate and reach the platform for boarding. You can find gate information on the information list at station or on your paper ticket.
Asked by Anna from ISRAEL | Apr. 01, 2019 11:47Reply
Transfer in the South station
Hi, I have 30 minutes between 2 lines - from Hong Kong and to Guilin - where can I find “transfer” option for return to waiting hall directly? And second questions - are these trains (from Hong Kong) delayed?

Thanks a lot
Answers (1)
Answered by Denny from PARAGUAY | Apr. 01, 2019 19:25

There will be signs "transfer" printed on the platform and walls and you can follow these signs direction. 30min should be OK for the transfer if you have paper tickets in hand already. High speed rides hardly delay. In case this happens, you can ask to change the tickets to Guilin on other later train in GZ South Station. It is free of charge.
Asked by Sheldon from USA | Mar. 01, 2019 03:38Reply
Can I stay overnight in the waiting hall of South Station?
I will be land at Baiyun International Airport around 11pm and will take the first train next day to Guilin. Can I stay there overnight as I will have a paper ticket in hand?
Answers (1)
Answered by Patricia from AUSTRALIA | Mar. 03, 2019 16:12

It is a pity that the South Station does not open to travelers during night time. The station should be closed around 11 or 11:30 in the night and open again around 5:30am the next day. So you will need to find a hotel nearby instead. Or you can stay in airport and then transfer to the station the next day.
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