Foshan Transportation -- Getting Around


GuangFo Line (Guangzhou — Foshan Line) is the first intercity underground rail in China, covering Haizhu District and Liwan District of Guangzhou City as well as Chancheng District and Nanhai District of Foshan City.


Foshan's city bus system is well designed. It has over 360 bus lines. The ticket price for a city bus in Chancheng District is CNY2, while trips to other districts are charged according to distance, generally ranging from CNY2 to CNY10.

Apart from the ordinary public buses, the Intercity Bus Terminal also has bus lines running between the five districts of  the city, such as lines from Chancheng District to Gaoming, Shunde and Sanshui districts, as well as a line from Nanhai District to Shunde District. The service is usually available from 06:00 to 20:30, and the through fare ranges from CNY6 to CNY12.

In addition, there are five special tourist lines operating in there. They take visitors back and forth between the main points of interest in the city, which makes it very easy for them to see the main attractions of the city:

Bus routes

Departure time


Main stops

Through fare

No.1 Railway Station (05:50-20:25)
West Coast (05:50-20:20)
15-20 minutes Railway Station, Bus Station, Zhongshan Park, Liang Garden, Zumiao Temple, Xiqiao Mountain CNY10
No.2 06:00-19:30 15~20 minutes Ancient Nanfeng Kiln, Zumiao Temple, Liang Garden, Bus Station South, Railway Station, Zhongshan Park, CCTV Nanhai Movie & TV Town CNY7
No.3 06:00-19:30 15 minutes Kuiqilu Subway Station, Ancient Nanfeng Kiln, Zumiao Temple, Railway Station, Bus Station,  Xianhu Tourist Holiday Resort, Sanshui Bus Station, Sanshui Lotus World CNY9
No.4 05:50-20:30 10~15 minutes Railway Station, Bus Station, Zhongshan Park, Liang Garden, Zumiao Temple, World of Flower, Qinghui Garden CNY8
No.5 GuangFo Lukou Station: 06:25-21:00
Shiwan Riverside Garden: 05:30-19:50
10~15 minutes GuangFo Lu, Jiazhou Square, Dali Commercial Street, Airport,  Railway Station, Bus Station, Ancient Nanfeng Kiln, Shiwan Riverside Garden CNY6


Foshan includes five administrative divisions and their taxi fare varies a little:

District   Flag-down Rate for
First 2km (1.2mi) 
Surcharge Fuel Fee
Chancheng  CNY7  CNY2.6/km  CNY1
Shunde  CNY8  CNY3/km  Free
Nanhai  CNY5   CNY2.8/km  CNY1
Gaoming    CNY7 CNY2.6/km 
Sanshui  CNY8  CNY2.8/km  Free

Note: Any possible toll fee and surcharge should be paid by passengers.

- Last modified on Mar. 28, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Getting Around Foshan
Asked by Djamester Simarmata from INDONESIA | Mar. 25, 2021 09:29Reply
What is the price of a bus for public transport in China?
Answers (1)
Answered by James | Mar. 28, 2021 23:33

Generally speaking, the fare is CNY 1 to CNY 2 for public buses.
Asked by SF from SINGAPORE | Oct. 04, 2019 00:41Reply
Cost of taxi from kiwi road foshan to swissotel?
How much does it cost to take taxi from Kuiqi road which is drop off point of airport bus to swissotel foshan?
Answers (1)
Answered by Lily from CANADA | Oct. 11, 2019 02:32

The cab fare is around CNY30.
Asked by Ana from SERBIA | Sep. 01, 2019 09:15Reply
Foshan International Sports and Cultural Center to Swissotel
Hello, I was wondering on how can I get from International Sports and Cultural Center, 95 Yuhe Road to Swissotel 1 Chengmentou W Rd, Chancheng Qu? Is there any metro / bus solutions as the taxi is very hard to stop after the game that will be finishing around 9.30pm ? Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Nina from CANADA | Sep. 03, 2019 20:40

You can take metro Guangfo Line (6:00-22:30) from Xinchengdong station to Zumiao station (Exit A), and walk west of 600m to your hotel. It takes around 30 minutes with CNY4.
Asked by Charles from PHILIPPINES | Aug. 29, 2019 16:06Reply
What is the best way to get to Marco Polo Lingnan Tiandi Hotel from Foshan West Railway Station?
Are there any bus stops or subway stations nearby the hotel?
Many thanks.
Answers (1)
Answered by Kira from MALAYSIA | Sep. 01, 2019 23:50

You can take bus g12 to Zumiao station, then walk north of 400m to it. It takes around 50 minutes with CNY2.
Asked by Ivana from SERBIA | Aug. 25, 2019 02:56Reply
Foshan Buses
Does anyone know how can I get fron Foshan West train station to ChanCheng District (I'll be staying at FoShan ShiJia Hotel Apartment) and also how can i get from that aerea to foshan international sports and cultural center? Thanks a lot for your answers.
Answers (1)
Answered by Ben from USA | Aug. 25, 2019 20:49

1. You can take bus k3 to Jihuayuan station, then walk south of 600m to your hotel. It takes around 40 minutes with CNY3.
2. You can take Guangfo line from Jihuayuan station to Xinchengdong station (Exit D), then walk east of 200m to it. It takes around 30 minutes with CNY4.
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