Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport

Airport Code: CAN

 Location: In the northern part of Guangzhou city, around 43 kilometers (28 miles) from Canton Tower in central downtown.

 Two Terminals: T1 and T2, both operating domestic and international flights

 Guangzhou Flights:

Serving more than 110 air routes from and to over 100 domestic and international cities. The domestic flights are from and to Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, Kunming, Chongqing, Haikou, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Guiyang, Ningbo and Lianyungang, etc. The direct international flights are from and 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.

Guangzhou Baiyun International AirportTransit at Guangzhou Airport

1. Visa Policies

Passport holders of 53 countries and regions are granted a visa-free stay of up to 144 hours when taking an international transfer via Guangzhou Baiyun Airport. Read details about 144-Hour Visa-Free Transit.

Citizens of other foreign countries need to obtain a valid visa in advance if they will spend over 24 hours at the airport. If the stay duration is less than 24 hours, they can apply for the 24-Hour Visa-Free transit.  
 

2. How to transit at Baiyun Airport

a) International to Domestic:
Get off the plane → Inspection & Quarantine → Frontier Inspection → Baggage Claim → Customs Inspection → Security Check → Waiting & Boarding
 
b) Domestic to International:
Get off the plane → Baggage Claim → Transfer Procedure → Inspection & Quarantine → Customs Inspection → Security Check → Frontier Inspection → Waiting & Boarding
 
c) International to International:
Get off the plane → Inspection & Quarantine → Transfer Procedure → Waiting & Boarding
 
d) Domestic to Domestic:
Get off the plane → Baggage Claim → Transfer Procedure → Security Check → Waiting & Boarding
 

Terminal Building of Guangzhou Baiyun Airport3. How to Travel between T1 and T2:

 1) Free Shuttle Bus

Pick-up sites: T1: Gate 10; T2: Gate 42
 
Frequency: 
06:00 - 08:00 & 15:00 - 18:00: every 5 minutes;
08:00 - 15:00 & 18:00 - 23:00: every 10 minutes;
23:00 - 06:00 the next day: every 15 minutes.
 

 2) Metro 
Guangzhou metro line 3 extends to the north and reaches the Baiyun International Airport. Passengers can travel between Airport South Station at Terminal 1 and Airport North Station at Terminal 2. Commuting is also feasible. This metro line is regularly operated from 6:00 to 23:45 and departs every 5 minutes, taking around 2 minutes between the two terminals.

 

Terminal 1

 Departure Hall: 3F

 Arrival Hall: 1F

 Subway Station: -1 F

 Domestic Airlines: Air China, Hainan Airlines, Shandong Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, China Southern, China Eastern, Xiamen Airlines, Shandong Airlines and Shanghai Airlines

Check-in Islands: C, D, E, L, M, N

 International Airlines: Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Japanese Airlines, Thai Airways, Vietnam Airlines, Korea Airlines, Kenya Airlines, Russia Far-east, Batavia, Ethiopian Airlines, Garuda, Air France, Lufthansa, Air Philippine, Tiger, Orient-Thai, Northwest, Lufthansa Cargo, All Nippon, Air France Cargo, Finn Air, Hong Kong Express, and Air Macao

Check-in Islands: G, H, J, K, F
 

Guangzhou Airport Enquiry Counter
Enquiry Counter

Terminal 2 

 Departure Hall: 3F

 Arrival Hall: 1F

 Domestic Airlines: China Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines and China United Airlines, Xiamen Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Chongqing Airlines, Hebei Airlines

Check-in Islands: C, D, E, F, G, J

 International Airlines: Korean Air, Air France, Aeroflot, Vietnam Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, Kenya Airways, and Saudia, etc.

Check-in Islands: P, Q, L, M, N
 

Airport Shuttle bus

Metro Taxi
17 options to Guangzhou Railway Station, Teem Plaza Square, North Railway Station, Hilbin Hotel, Huadu Square… Airport North → Airport South → Gaozeng, Line 9 → Jiahewanggang, Line 14/2 → Yantang, Line 6 →East Railway Station, Line 1 → Linhexi, APM Line → Tiyu West Road, Line 1/3 Flexible route for you
Downtown: 04:30 – 23:00
Airport: 05:20 – last flight
06:00 – 24:00 24 hours
Around 50 – 120 min Around 30 min Around 60 - 90 min
CNY 6 - 57 CNY 2-10 CNY 100 - 210
Average choice for budget travelers. Best way for daytime travelers and people with tight schedules. Suitable for night flight passengers or 1 to 4 travelers with big luggage
 

Intercity bus service is operated in GIBA to transfer passengers to Dongguan, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Zhongshan, Huizhou, Jiangmen …
 

Facilities & Services

Free WIFI:

The airport has opened wireless Internet access. Select "airport-free-wifi" to open any web page in your browser. Terminal passenger service system supports scanning passport, boarding pass to obtain WIFI login verification code.
 

 
China Southern Self Check-in Counter
China Southern Airline Self Check-in Counter

Left Luggage:

 T1:

1): Departure Hall, Gate 1; 09:00 - 17:00

2): Departure Hall, Gate 8; 06:00 – 23:30

3): Departure Hall, Gate 16; All day

4): Arrival Hall, Gate A5; 06:00 – 22:00

5): Arrival Hall, Gate A8; 09:00 – 17:00 

6): Arrival Hall, Gate B4; 08:00 – 22:00

 T2:

1): 3F, close to C Area; 05:30 – 23:30

2): 3F, Close to P Area; All day

3): 1F, Arrival Hall, next to Gate 53; 05:30 – 23:30

 Service Fee per piece:

0-2 hours: CNY 5-40;

2-4 hours: CNY 10-45;

4-8 hours: CNY 15-50;

8-24 hours: CNY 20-55

 Note: The charge depends on the size of the luggage. If storage time is over 24 hours, price will be accumulated according to the above price list.
 

Lost and Found:

 T1: Gate1, Departure Hall, 3F 

 T2: between the central business area and the H Check-in counter, 3F
 

Hourly Lounge

 T1: -1F
Inclusive Area: front desk, guest rooms, reading area, shower room and baggage deposit area

Room Rate Room Type Price
Business Class Single-room 08:00 – 16:00: CNY25/per hour;
6:00 – 08:00 the next day: CNY 50/per hour
Overnight Room 16:00 – 12:00 the next day: CNY 300
VIP Class Double-room 08:00 – 16:00: CNY 40/per hour;
16:00 – 08:00 the next day: CNY 80/per hour
Overnight Room 16:00 – 12:00 the next day: CNY 380
 Note: The hourly charged room is expected to rent at least 3 hours.


 T2: Opposite Gate B263 and Gate B264 of Domestic Security Check area
Inclusive Area: front desk, guest rooms, reading area, shower room and baggage deposit area

Room Rate Room Type Price
Business Class Single-room 08:00 – 23:00: 
1 hour CNY78; 
2 hours CNY 128; 
3 hours   CNY 188; 
4-5 hours CNY 228; 
Over 6 hours CNY 298
Overnight Room 23:00 – 08:00 the next day: CNY 218
VIP Class Double-room 08:00 – 23:00: 
1 hour CNY98; 
2 hours CNY 188;
3 hours   CNY 268; 
4-5 hours CNY 338; 
Over 6 hours CNY 398
Overnight Room 23:00 – 08:00 the next day: CNY 318
 Note: The hourly charged room is expected to rent at least 2 hours.
 

Postal Delivery

 T1:

Expresse Service Opening Hour Location
EMS 09:00 – 20:00 3F, next to Gate 9
SF Express 08:30 – 21:00 1F, opposite to Gate 22
Air Express 07:00 – 21:30 3F, opposite to N Island


 T2:

Express Service Opening Hour Location
EMS 09:00 – 20:00 3F, D/F Island Checking Hall
SF 24-hour 3F, International Security Inspection Waiting Hall
Goldjet Logistics 09:00 – 21:00 3F, Domestic Security Inspection Waiting Area
 

Currency Exchange

The foreign currencies include dollars, euros, yens, Hong Kong dollars and so on. 
Service hours: 08:00 – 21:00.

 T1:

Bank Name Location Opening Hour
Ice Currency Exchange Arrival Hall, international isolated area of Area A  24 - hour
Departure gate of Area A
Fanghui Foreign Currency  Exchange East 1st Corridor on the Isolated area of A Boarding area 06:00 - 01:30
Arrival Hall, Gate A5 07:00 - 23:00
Hengsheng United Money Next to Gate 7 on Departure Hall 06:30 - 23:30
ATM ABC, Gate 8 of Departure Hall;
CCB, Gate 21 of departure hall
24 - hour


 T2:

Bank Name Location Opening Hour
United Money
1) 3F, International Security Inspection Hall
2) To the right of International Isolation Departure Desk
07:00 - 22:00
Fanghui Foreign Currency  Exchange
1) 3F, International Security Waiting Hall
2) Behind the P International Check-in
3) 1F, opposite to Gate 53
07:00 - 22:00
ATM close to Area Q of T2 main building 24 - hour
 
A Shop in Guangzhou Airport
A Shop in the airport

Medical Service

 T1: 

1. Gate27, 1F; 24-hour service

2. 3F on west connection building; 07:30 – 21:30

3. 2F on the east No. 2 gallery; 07:30 – 21:30
 

 T2: 

1. 1F, next to exit of domestic arrival

2. 1F, Isolation area near the domestic baggage claim area

3. 2F, Isolation area the Junction of north finger corridor and west six finger corridor

4. 3F, Main building to the north of international check-in island

5. 3F, Isolation area to the north of International Security Inspection

6. 3F, Isolation area, the junction of east corridor and east five fingers corridor

- Last modified on Apr. 14, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport
Asked by Claire from NEW ZEALAND | Apr. 18, 2019 21:50Reply
Can I book a sleeping lounge at Guangzhou?
I have a 7 hour layover at Baiyun International Airport.
It says above that there are sleeping lounges / rooms, does anyone know if we can book these, and if so - how? I'd prefer to book online.

Thanks in advance.
Answers (1)
Answered by Geraldine from SINGAPORE | Apr. 23, 2019 00:36
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There is no booking page online. Maybe you can dial 020-36068300 (T1) and 020-36488832 (T2) and see whether if the staff can book the sleeping lounge for you. :)
Asked by claus from GERMANY | Apr. 14, 2019 05:16Reply
Hi there can i get a 72 hour visa? Sydey-Guangzhou-Sanya-London
I have a German passport
CZ302 from SYDNEY to GZ on 2019-05-02, the departure time is 21:45 and the arrival time is 05:25.
CZ360 from GZ to SanYa on 2019-05-04, the departure time is 09:35 and the arrival time is 11:05.
CZ651 from SanYa to LONDON on 2019-05-05, the departure time is 12:05 and the arrival time is 18:45.
Answers (1)
Answered by Grayson from DJIBOUTI | Apr. 17, 2019 01:12
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Well, Claus, according to this situation, you cannot enjoy the 72 hours visa because you have two stops in mainland China. Thus you need to apply for the China visa in advance in your country.
Asked by Frank from GERMANY | Apr. 11, 2019 02:42Reply
Hello, I am thinking about visiting Guangzhou Canton Fair and I have already an invitation.
Is a Visa in this case an absolute must?
I plan to fly from Germany.
Would the combination -> Germany -> Hongkong -> ship to Guangdong -> not later than 3 days later back via Hongkong -> Germany possible?
Or would Germany -> Guangdong -> Germany work?
Regards and thanks
Answers (3)
Answered by Aly from RUSSIA | Apr. 11, 2019 23:11
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No, according to your travel route, you are not eligible for the 72 hours visa free policy.
Answered by Frank from GERMANY | Apr. 12, 2019 01:07
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Thanks would directly Germany Guangdong Germany also not work?
Answered by Chauncey from FRANCE | Apr. 12, 2019 02:22
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Yes, the departure and destination won't be the same. Thus it is also not eligible the 144 hours visa free policy.
Asked by Nicola from UNITED KINGDOM | Apr. 08, 2019 00:44Reply
How difficult is it to leave Guangzhou airport to stay in a local hotel?
We arrive at 4.30 and leave for Nha Trang the next morning. We would like to stay in a hotel overnight but I’m worried about the process of leaving and renetering the airport as we do not speak Chinese. I would really appreciate any advice. Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Adi from CANADA | Apr. 11, 2019 23:13
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Don't worry. There are detailed English signs at the airport. And you can communicate with the airport staff in English. In addition, it will be ok for you to find a hotel to stay. Just need to apply for a Stay Permit when you arriving at the airport.
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