How do you get from Guangzhou airport to the city?

How far is Guangzhou Airport from the city? It is about 30 kilometers (19 miles) far away from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport to downtown area. There are three traveling ways: 

1. Metro line 3: about 30 minutes; CNY 2-10 

2. Airport Shuttle Bus: around 50 - 120 minutes; CNY 6 - 57

3. Taxi: around 60 - 90 minutes; CNY 100 - 210 according to the distance

1. Metro Line 3 (North Extension)

Guangzhou Metro Line 3 is dedicated to link the Baiyun International Airport and the downtown area, covering Tianhe District, Haizhu District and Panyu Distrcit.

 Station at T1: Airport South
 Station at T2: Airport North
 Operation Time: 06:00 - 23:15 at T2, 06:02 - 23:17 at T1
 Main Stops in Downtown: Guangzhou East Railway Station, Canton Tower, Zhujiang New Town…
 Travel Time: around 30 minutes
 Ticket Fare: CNY 2 – 10

2. Shuttle Bus

17 shuttle bus lines are in service, sending passengers to transportation hubs, famous hotels, top shopping malls, etc. in downtown. 

Shuttle Bus Line Destinations Travel Time Ticket Fare
Line 1 Guangzhou Railway Station 60 min CNY 22
Line 2A Crown Plaza City Center, Jinan University Station, Tianhe Square 50 min CNY 23/28
Line 2B Huashi (GDH) Hotel 50 min CNY 23
Line 3 Xingdu Grand Hotel 50 min CNY 26
Line 4 Vanke Shangcheng Yufu, Sheraton Hotel 100 min CNY 29/35
Line 5 Hilbin Hotel, Baima Wholesale Market, Haizhu Plaza 50 min CNY 14/17/18/21
Line 6 Haitao Hotel, Grandview Mall, CITIC Plaza 60 min CNY 21
Line 7A Panyu Hotel, Yongcheng Hotel 70 min CNY 27/32
Line 7B Qifu New Village, White Palace Hotel 120 min CNY 28/30
Line 7C Nansha Pilot Free Trade Zone 100 - 120 min CNY 45
Line 8A Baoli Holiday Hotel, Bikko Hotels International, Crowne Plaza Science City 90 min CNY 23/26/27/28
Line 8B Sun City Hotel, Phoenix City Airport Waiting Hall 120 min CNY 32/36
Line 8C Winton Hotel, Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Science City 80 - 100 min CNY 22/23/25
Line 9 North Railway Station, Grand Peak Hotel, Huadu Square 75 min CNY 6/8/10
Line 10 Textile Exchange Park 60 min CNY 24/25
Cong Hua Line Cong Hua Terminal 60 min CNY 34
Zeng Cheng Line Zeng Cheng Terminal 100 min CNY 57

3. Taxi

This is the most convenient way. But it costs more. 

 Pick-up Points at Terminal 1:
Gate A8, Gate B3, Gate B8

 Pick-up Points at Terminal 2:
Domestic Flight Arrival Hall: Gate 50
International Flight Arrival Hall: Gate 52

How much is taxi from Guangzhou airport to city? 

Destination Distance Estimated Travel Time Estimated Fee
Guangzhou Railway station 32 km (20 mi) 60 min CNY 100
East Railway Station 40 km (25 mi) 70 min CNY 130
South Railway Station 60 km (37 mi) 90 min CNY 210
Tianhe Bus Station 37 km (23 mi) 65 min CNY 120
Guangyuan  Bus Station 32 km (20 mi) 60 min CNY 100
Pazhou International Exhibition Center 45 km (28 mi) 75 min CNY 160
Tianhe Sports Center 40 km (25 mi) 70 min CNY 130
Canton Tower 43 km (27 mi) 70 min CNY 140
Yuexiu Park 32km (20 mi) 60 min CNY 100
Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall 43km (27 mi) 70 min CNY 140
Guangzhou Museum 32km (20 mi) 60 min CNY 100
Chimelong Tourist Resort 56km (35 mi) 90 min CNY 170
Sacred Heart Cathedral 32km (20 mi) 60 min CNY 100
Shamian Island 35km (22 mi) 65 min CNY 110
Ancestral Temple of Chen Family 33km (21 mi) 60 min CNY 105

 The information listed above is for reference only; exact price will be based on the actual distance traveled.

See the Airport Intercity Bus for the bus routes from Baiyun Airport to Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Dongguan, Foshan, Jiangmen, Zhongshan, Zhaoqing, Qingyuan, Huizhou and Shunde.

 Airport Transfer Service with clean cars and professional drivers

- Last updated on Aug. 24, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on How do you get from Guangzhou airport to the city?
Asked by Harry Gin from UNITED STATES | Jan. 06, 2020 17:55Reply
Metro# 3 Stop near Guangzhou Railway Station
Is there a stop close to the Railway Station as I am staying at the Xinghe Xianjiang Hotel nearby. Thanks, Harry
Answers (1)
Answered by Gary from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 07, 2020 18:25

The nearest metro station from GZ Railway Station is "GZ Railway Station"(line 2/5).
Asked by Osman from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 01, 2020 11:27Reply
From Baiyun Airport to Crowne Plaza
Do I need to book tickets in advance or buy them from the driver?
Answers (2)
Answered by Manny from USA | Jan. 02, 2020 18:46

Actually, you can take subway to your hotel: Take metro line 3 to Jiahe Wanggang station, then transfer to metro line 2 to Railway Station, and take metro line 5 to Taojin station (Exit B), and walk east around 500m to the hotel.
Answered by Osman from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 05, 2020 23:42

Thanks for the answer. I'm interested in à bus transfer cause I'm gonna have two heavy suitcases with me. Metro is not convenient. But thanks.
Asked by Tseked from PHILIPPINEST | Nov. 11, 2019 15:44Reply
Baiyun Airport to E-Joy Hotel, 147-149 Beijing Road, Yue Xiu
Will be arriving at 3AM, please advise what is the best way to reach my hotel by bus or metro. Thank you very much!!!!
Answers (2)
Answered by Lily from SINGAPORE | Nov. 13, 2019 18:25

You can take shuttle bus line 1 to Baima Building station, then take taxi to your hotel.
Answered by Tseked from PHILIPPINES | Nov. 14, 2019 02:04

Thank you very much!!!
Asked by MANAS from INDIA | Oct. 30, 2019 21:33Reply
Guangzhou south railway station to airport after midnight
I will be arriving at south railway station around midnight and have to catch a flight at 4:30 AM. What is the cheapest way for reaching the airport? I heard there is a night bus facility at Guangzhou.
Answers (2)
Answered by Peter from USA | Nov. 03, 2019 21:52

Sorry, there is no public transport available at that time. The shuttle bus night line only operate from airport to downtown area. Thus you only can take taxi and it costs around CNY180-CNY200.
Answered by Manas from INDIA | Nov. 05, 2019 16:45

Thanks for the info.
Asked by RUTTANUN | Oct. 22, 2019 02:22Reply
At 02.30 a.m How can I go to Guangzhou Lujiang Tian Yue Hotel from Baiyun Airport (T1)
Answers (1)
Answered by Liam from AUSTRALIA | Oct. 24, 2019 20:58

You can take shuttle bus line 1 and get off at the last stop, then take taxi to your hotel.
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