Guangzhou Transportation -- By Air

Located in the middle of south China, Guangzhou is one of the prosperous cities on the north border of the Pearl River Delta. This advantageous position makes the city a transportation hub for south China by air, road and water. This transportation system has helped the city become one of the most developed regions in south China.

New Baiyun International Airport (CAN) has been in operation since August 5, 2004. The new airport is located between Renhe Town of Baiyun District to the north and Xinhua Town of Huadu District to the east, 17 kilometers (10.6 miles) away from the old one and 28 kilometers (17.4 miles) away from Haizhu Plaza, the city center.

Flights from New Baiyun International Airport (CAN) connect the city with more than 70 domestic cities and over 21 international cities. The domestic flights go to Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Kunming, Chongqing, Haikou, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Guiyang, Ningbo and Lianyungang, etc. The direct international flights are to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Osaka, Seoul, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Tokyo, Jakarta, Taipei, Hong Kong, Sydney, Amsterdam, Frankfort, Paris and New York, etc. Flying in around 16 hours, the flight to New York departs at 01:40 every Mon., Wed., Fri. and Sun.

Airport Inquiry Hotline: 36066999 (Mandarin, Cantonese and English languages are available.) 
Guangzhou New Baiyun International Airport
Guangzhou Airport
Guangzhou Airport Check-in counter
Check-in Counters

 Guangzhou Flights:
 Flights to Beijing     Flights to Shanghai  

 Guangzhou Airport Transfer

 Passport holders from 53 countries and regions can be granted a 144-hour visa-free transit while in transit via Baiyun Airport. Visa is not required either for passengers by international flights who pass directly through CAN with a stopover less than 24 hours. They must however have a connecting flight and a booked seat.

 Airport Transportation

Coach Information of Airport Express Bus Station
Coach Information of 
the Express Bus Station
 Airport Shuttle Bus: There are eleven shuttle bus lines supplying convenient transportation for passengers between  Baiyun Airport and the downtown area; and four special lines to Foshan, Shunde, Nanhai, and Longshan. The boarding spots are located at Gate A1, A2, and A12 of International Arrival Hall; and Gate B3, B4, and B5 of Domestic Arrival Hall.

 Airport Intercity Bus between Guangzhou and Zhuhai, Shenzhen, Dongguan, Shunde, Zhongshan, Jiangmen, Foshan, Zhaoqing, Qingyuan, Conghua, Zengcheng or Heyuan.

A taxi charges CNY10 for the first 2.5 kilometers (1.6 miles), and CNY2.6 for succeeding per kilometer. It’s very convenient to shuttle between the downtown and the Baiyun Airport; However, it may cost much money. For example, it costs you about CNY100 from the airport to the City Railway Station.

 Subway Line 3
Crowded Subway Train, Guangzhou
Crowded Subway
There are eight subway lines used in the city  at present– Line1, Line2, Line 3, Line 4, Line 5, Line 8, GuangFo Line and APM Line, operated by Guangzhou Metro Company. The subway utilizes a stage fare system. The longer the journey the more you pay. At present, Line 3 could reach Baiyun Airport from downtown area directly, via Panyu Square, Zhujiang New Town, South China Normal University and the East Railway Station.
 City Subway Map

 Transportation from Airport to Railway Station
There are two railway stations in the city, including the Railway Station and East Railway Station. Both railway stations are very important transportation hubs. Especially, the East Station is the transfer station to Hong Kong. If you have already arrived at Baiyun Airport and wants to go to the railway station, you may adopt the following itineraries:

 To Guangzhou Railway Station
Suggestion: You can take the Airport Express Bus Line 1 at the No.7 Gate of the Arrival Hall of the Terminal Building. This line reaches CAAC Ticket Office, which is very near to the Railway Station.

 To East Railway Station
Suggestion: Both of the Airport Shuttle Bus Line6A and the subway Line 3 could take you to reach East Railway Station directly.