Foshan Transportation -- Getting There

Air

Foshan Shadi Airport was built to reduce the air traffic pressure on Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport. It stopped civilian flights in 2002 and reopened from November 2009. Now, it has flights to Beijing and Wuxi. 
 

Train

Foshan Railway Station is located at No.1, Wenchang Road. The city is connected with the national railway network via the Guangzhou-Zhanjiang Railway. Several trains stop here on their way to many large and medium sized cities such as Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Kunming, Chongqing and Nanning.

Each day, about 80 pairs of high speed trains run between Guangzhou and Foshan. A second class ticket costs CNY 12. The whole journey only takes around 20 minutes.

The train Z804 departs from Hong Kong Hung Hom at 10:52 and arrives at the city about 13:50 every day. While, the train Z806 leaves at about 16:10 and arrives at Hung Hom Station, Hong Kong at about 18:31. The train fare is HKD230 / adult and HKD115 / child. Besides, Hong Kong has been connected with the mainland China by bullet train and passengers can travel by Hong Kong - Foshan high speed train with a transfer in Guangzhou or Shenzhen.

Since the sixth large scale speedup of the national railway system, passengers to Sanya do not need to transfer from Guangzhou any more. Two trains a day from Beijing and Changchun to Sanya  make a stop here.

With the operation of Guangzhou-Zhuhai Intercity High Speed Train (known as the Guangzhu Intercity MRT), linking Guangzhou South Railway Station and Zhuhai Station, the duration by train from Guangzhou to Shunde District is reduced to 8 minutes. There are 5 main stations in the Shunde District along the Guangzhu Intercity MRT – Bijiang, Beijiao, Shunde, Shunde College and Ronggui. Each day around 60 bullet trains run between Guangzhou South and Shunde. The ticket price is CNY 15 for the first class seat and CNY 10 for the second class seat. 

 Transportation
1. Local Railway Station: bus nos. 101, 103, 104, 105, 107, 110, 111, 112, 115, 116, 121, 122, 124, 126, 127, 128, 130, 131, 133, 134, 138,156, 159, 201, 208, 238, 258, 259, 280, Tourist Bus (1, 2, 3, 4)
2. Bijiang Station: bus nos. 331, 332, 335A
3. Beijiao Station: bus nos. 331, 931
4. Shunde Station: bus nos. 314, 370, 910, 349, 915, 916, 908, 368
5. Shunde College Station: bus nos. 320, 323
6. Ronggui Station: bus nos. 323, 320

 Tips:
1. You can take bus 115, 116 or 122 from the local railway station to Shadi Airport.
2. The taxi fare is around CNY 20 from the railway station to the airport.
3. Bus 101, 138, 134, 127, 122 or 116 can take you from the railway station to Hongyun Bus Station.

 See also West Railway Station, Foshan Train Schedule
 

Major Rail Lines from Foshan to:
 

Long-distance Bus

There are about 16 long-distance bus stations in the city, mainly including City Long-distance Bus Station, Zumiao Long-distance Bus Station, Oriental Square Long-distance Bus Station and Shunde Long-distance Bus Station.

 City Long-distance Bus Station (Hongyun Long-distance Bus Station)
This station is the main terminal for bus service. It operates inter-province lines to many cities in Hunan, Jiangxi, Hainan, Fujian, Zhejiang, and Henan provinces. Bus lines to most cities in Guangdong Province are also available. Buses to Guangzhou, Dongguan, Zhuhai and Shenzhen depart every 15 to 40 minutes.
Address: Fenjiangzhong Lu, Chancheng District
Service Time: 06:00-20:50
Bus Route: 1, 2, 2B, 3, 7, 10, 11, 12, 16, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 30, 104

 Zumiao Long-distance Bus Station
Zumiao Long-distance Bus Station is one of the most importance long-distance bus stations. It mainly offers bus to Guangdong Provincial Bus Station next to Guangzhou Railway Station and Guangzhou Zhongshanba Lu Long-distance Bus Station.
Address: 2, Chengmentu Lu, Chancheng District
Service Time: 05:30-22:00
Bus Route: 1, 2, 2B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 34, 137

 Oriental Square Long-distance Bus Station
Oriental Square Long-distance Bus Station mainly provides long-distance buses to Guanyao, Pingzhou, Fangcun and Guangzhou Jiaokou Long-distance Bus Station.
Address: 87, Jinhuadong Lu, Chancheng District
Service Time: 06:30-19:00
Bus Route: 13, 19, 31

 Shunde Long-distance Bus Station
Shunde Long-distance Bus Station is a large long-distance bus station which serves bus lines to many provinces, such as Guangdong, Guangxi, Fujian, Hubei, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Henan, Zhejiang, Hong Kong, Macau and others.
Address: Nanguozhong Lu, Shunde District
Service Time: 05:50-20:30
Bus Route: Bus of Chancheng-Daliang, Shunde

 To/ From Hong Kong
You can take cross-border coaches to Hong Kong from Hotel Fortuna, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Chancheng Hotel or Debao Hotel. The coach journey is about 3.5 hours. It costs about HKD80-100.

 To/ From Macau
From the No.31, North of Foshan Avenue where the Foshan Tourist Corporation is located, visitors can take two hours and a half to reach Macau leaving at 07:30 for HKD70.
 

Ship

Going to there by boat is a wonderful idea, as visitors can admire the scenery along the river. Located in the back portion of the Pearl River Delta, waterway transportation has always been crucial to the transportation industry of the city. There are seventy-six waterways there creating an inland shipping route of over 1,350 kilometers (839 miles). Many of the ports in its five districts have been integrated into the City Port. It plays an important role in freight, but its passenger transport function has always been small. Now, there are three ports offering passenger transport services: the Gaoming Port, the Pingzhou Port, and the Shunde Port. Their business lines mainly focus on the Foshan-Hong Kong routes.

Gaoming Port:
Address: Yanjiang Road, Gaoming District
Bus routes: 236, 251
Gaoming Port – Hong Kong
Departure time from Hong Kong (Tsim Sha Tsui): 08:20
Departure time from Gaoming Port: 15:30
Ship Passage: HKD180-200 (CNY176-196)
Voyage Duration: About 2 hours

Shunde Port
Address: Desheng Dong Road, Shunde District
Departure time from Hong Kong: 07:40, 08:30, 13:30, 15:20;
Departure time from Shunde: 09:40, 10:50, 15:50, 17:30
Ship Passage: HKD153 (CNY150)
Voyage Duration: Two hours

 Pingzhou Port
Address: No.1, Yong'an Road, Nanhai District
Bus Routes: 108, 115, 120
Pingzhou – Hong Kong
Departure time from Hong Kong: 07:00, 13:30
Departure time from Pingzhou Port: 09:45, 16:00
Ship Passage: HKD143 (CNY140)
Voyage Duration: About two and a half hours

Pingzhou – Guangzhou
Departure time: 07:40-17:40 (only operating on weekends and departing every forty minutes, 15 liners a day)
Ship Passage: CNY8
Voyage Duration: About thirty minutes

Pingzhou – Wuzhou
Departure time: 18:00
Ship Passage: CNY48
Voyage Duration: 16 hours
 

Transportation to Other Cities

 How to Travel between Hong Kong and Foshan

 How to Travel between Guangzhou and Foshan

- Last modified on Nov. 07, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Getting to Foshan
Asked by Christina Cheong from SINGAPORE | Dec. 11, 2018 06:11Reply
How do i travel from Guangzhou south station to Foshan?
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Answered by Madison from POLAND | Dec. 11, 2018 23:17
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Do you refer to Guangzhou South Railway Station? If yes, just take the high speed train from there to Foshan West Railway Station. The train schedules are from 07:06 to 22:51 with the duration about 20min. The ticket fare is about CNY 10 for 2nd class seat and CNY15 to 1st class seat.
Asked by Felix from AUSTRALIA | Oct. 27, 2018 05:48Reply
How can I go by bus to Guangzhou Baiyun international airport from Fosha and Shunde?
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Answered by Hadenn from AUSTRALIA | Oct. 29, 2018 01:05
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At the passenger terminal in T2 or the Gate A5 - A6, B11 - B13 in T1, take the bus to Foshan departing from 07:40am to 01:20am. The spacing interval is about 30 minutes and the ticket price is about CNY31 per person.

At the passenger terminal in T2 or the Gate A5 - A6, B11 - B13 in T1, take the bus to Shunde departing from 07:30am to 01:30am. The spacing interval is about 30 minutes and the ticket price is about CNY41 per person.
Asked by Sao cha d from INDIA | Aug. 25, 2018 23:39Reply
What is the Distance between macau to foshan and is their transporation
And is their any transporation directly. Please let me know suggest me best way
Thank you
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Answered by Ada from BELGIUM | Aug. 27, 2018 22:46
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It seems no direct bus is available. The distance is about 130km and you can take a bus or taxi to Gongbei first, then take a bus from Gongbei to Foshan. The bus departs from 7:30 to 20:50 with an interval about 40 minutes.
Asked by findmehere from MALAYSIA | Aug. 11, 2018 10:27Reply
I understand that there is tourist bus 1 from Xiqiao mountain to Zumiao temple,
Hello! I know this question has been asked before but wanted to get an updated response!

how long is the bus ride? Is it possible to complete Xiqiao mountain and Zumiao/renshou temples in 1 day? On average, how long are the tourist bus rides between attractions?

Many thanks!
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Answered by Helen from USA | Aug. 13, 2018 01:30
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It seems there is no tourist bus now but you can take bus line 226 to Art ceramics factory and transfer to Bus line 134 to Zumiao. It takes about 1.5 hours and you can complete the two places in 1 day.
Asked by Sue from CANADA | Jun. 03, 2018 08:15Reply
How long from shunde to Nanhai. Google map shows a ridiculous time by transit. 3+ hours.
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Answered by Lila from FINLAND | Jun. 03, 2018 22:41
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Oh, generally speaking, it takes 1 to 1.5 hours on the way.
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