Guangzhou City-Bus

There are over 20 kinds of city bus lines including daytime lines, night lines, BRT lines, airport shuttle buses, water buses, tourist routes, sightseeing lines… Taking city bus in Guangzhou is a very convenient and affordable way to travel around. Especially the sightseeing bus lines are the most favored by tourists as they connect the most popular attractions such as the Canton Tower. Taking the night sightseeing buses is also a recommended way to enjoy the night view of the Guangzhou especially the eye-catching Pearl River.

Guangzhou City Bus Routes:

1. Downtown Regular Lines: 1-998
2. BRT Line: B1-31
3. Tram Lines: Huangpu Tram Line 1, Haizhu Tram Line
4. Express Lines in Rush Hours: 15-80
5. Night Lines 1 to 135
6. Tourists Bus Lines 1, 2, 3
7. Sightseeing Bus Lines 1, 2
8. Holiday Special Lines: 5, 7, 11
9. Metro Shuttle Bus Lines 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10A,10B
10. Water Bus Lines S2-13
11. Panyu Lines: Pan1-202
12. Nansha Lines: Nan1-70, Nansha Night line 1-6
13. Huadu Lines: Hua 1-93
14. Zengcheng Lines, Zengcheng 1-78, Wuxing Village Line, Mishi Village Line…
15. Conghua Lines: Cong 1-914, Conghua Bus Station – Guanglian Village Line…
16. Other Lines: Business Lines, Express Lines, Airport Shuttle Bus Lines, South Railway Station Night Lines, University Town Special Line, Science City Special Lines, Guangzhou – Foshan Lines, Suiwan Lines

Guangzhou Bus Schedule

The buses like Downtown Regular Lines, Special Lines and Panyu Lines are generally in service during 06:00 to 22:00. The night buses usually run from 22:40 to 05:40 in the next morning. The operating hours of Express Lines are 07:00 - 08:20 & 17:00 - 18:30 on weekdays. Passengers can take BRT Lines at 07:00-22:00.

Bus Fare & How to Pay

All bus routes are charged by distance. The bus fare is between CNY2 and CNY6/person. Children under 1.2 meters (3.9 feet) can ride buses and rail transit for free. In addition, the local transportation card can be purchased at most subway stations. Coin boxes are also be installed on the bus for passengers who use cash. The fare generally is stated on the coin boxes.

Distance 0-4 km    4-12 km      12-24 km  Over 24 km
Fare  CNY2   CNY1 added every 4 km   CNY 1 added every 6 km  CNY1 added every 8 km

 Discount Policy
The discount depends on the the total expenditure in a natural month.
CNY0-80: No discount;
CNY80-200: 20% discount;
CNY200: 50% discount

Bus Stations/Stops & Boarding

There are four bus transportation hubs in Guangzhou operating most bus lines: Railway Station Bus Terminal, Tianpingjia Bus Terminal, Zhongshan Balu Bus Terminal and East Railway Station Bus Terminal. Each bus stop shows route number, names of the stop you are standing at and all stops, operating hours and direction of the bus in Chinese. They are usually set up on both sides of the roads. Passengers need to wait the buses at the dedicated stops, get on at the front door and get off at the back door.

Guangzhou City Bus
The City Bus
A Bus Stop, Guangzhou
A Bus Stop in the city

Tourist Bus Lines:

 Tourist Line 1
Jiakou Bus Station – Zhongshan 8 Road – Liwan Intersection - Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family – Zhongshan 7 Road – Ximenkou (Zhongshan 6 Road) – Liurong Road – Guangzhou First People’s Hospital – Panfu Road – Sanyuan Palace – Yingyuan Raod – Xiaobei Huaquan – Xiaobei – Guangshi Hotel – Luhu Park – White Cloud Immortals Temple - Yuntai Garden Terminal
Operating Hours: 06:00 – 22:00 every 15 minutes
Ticket Fare: CNY2/person

 Tourist Line 2:
Pearl River Dijingyuan Community Terminal – Chigang Tower – Xinhong Park Community – Guangzhou Bridge – Pearl River Square – North Gate of Sun Yat-sen University – North Gate of Sun Yan-sen University West – Pearl River Swimming Pool – East Binjiang Road – Dashatou Port – Dashatou – Dongdi – Tianzi Port – Haizhu Square – Changdi – Aiqun Building – Cultural Park – South Kangwang Road – Hualin Temple – Middle Kangwang Road - Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family – Liwan Intersection – Shiluji – Zhongshan 8 Road –Guangfo Intersection – Fangcun Avenue West Terminal
Operating Hours: 06:00 - 22:00
Ticket Fare: CNY2/person every 15 minutes

A Bus Stop Sign, Guangzhou
A Bus Stop Sign
 Tourist Line 3
Zhongcheng Road Terminal – Zhongcheng Intersection – Jingxi Intersection – Yunjing Park Community – Jingxi Road - 15th Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou General Hospital of Guangzhou Military Region – Meihuayuan – Meiyuan New Village – Jijingkeng – Wuxianqiao – Xinghua Intersection – Xinghua Road – Guangzhou East Railway Staion – West Linhe Road – North Tianhe Road – East Tianhe Road – Tianhe South – Liede Avenue North Station – Jinsui Road – Middle Xiancun Road – Liede – Liede East – Modie Shalu Station – Haigang Park Community – Canton Fair Complex – Pazhou – Pazhou Bridge South – Pazhou Village – Wanshengwei – Wanji Village Entrance – South Entrance of Huangpu Village – Pazhou Shiji Village Terminal  
Operating Hours: 06:00-21:30 every 10 minutes
Ticket Fare: CNY3/person

Sightseeing Bus:

Live Music Show Themed Sightseeing Bus

 Route: No. 52, Yanyu Rd., Yuexiu District – Guangzhou Bridge – Yiyuan Rd. – Canton Tower – Guangdong Museum of Art – Xinghai Concert Hall – Taoyuan Jiujia Restaurant
 Operating Hours: 12:30 – 14:00; 15:30 – 17:00; 18:00 – 19:30; 20:00 – 21:30
 Duration: 90 minutes
 Highlights: 8-15 kinds of Cantonese dessert & live music show
 Ticket Price: CNY108
 Boarding Point: No. 52, Yanyu Rd., Ersha Island, Yuexiu District

Cantonese Food & Dessert Themed Sightseeing Bus

 Route: Taoyuan Jiujia Restaurant – Guangzhou Bridge3 - Red Stone Hill Pagoda (Chigang Pagoda) – Canton Tower – Guangzhou Twin Towers – Ersha Island – Xinghai Concert Hall – Guangdong Museum of Art – Taoyuan Jiujia Restaurant
 Operating Hours: 9:00 – 10:30; 11:30 – 13:00; 14:00 – 15:30; 18:30 – 12:00
 Duration: 90 minutes
 Highlights: Cantonese morning tea food and dessert
 Ticket Price: CNY108
 Boarding Point: Taoyuan Jiujia Restaurant, No. 43, Qingbo Rd., Ersha Island, Yuexiu District

- Last updated on Oct. 30, 2023 by Gabby Li -
Questions & Answers on Guangzhou City-Bus
Asked by Suhendar from INDONESIA | Oct. 29, 2023 18:15Reply
What bus to take from Stamford modern hospital to xhangxiajiu pedestrian street.
Which bus stop to depart from Stamford modern hospital to xiangxiajiu pedestrian street and what bus number ?
Which bus stop shall I go down from bus as I have reached xhiangxia jiu ?

And also the return back from xiangxiajiu to Stamford modern hospital , which bus stop and what bus number ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Kina | Oct. 30, 2023 01:35

You can take Bus Line 297 from Lianquan Lukou to Hualinsi and then walk south about 600m to the pedestrian street.

When returning, you can also take Bus Line 297 from Hepingzhong Station to Lianquan Lukou Station.
Asked by Neveen from EGYPT | Sep. 05, 2023 06:50Reply
Where exactly the Bus Stop at Beijing Road Pedestrian Street
Answers (1)
Answered by Ivy | Sep. 07, 2023 01:43

The area is big and there are quite a few bus stops for different city buses. I usually get off at Da'nan Road Stop, which is very close to the core area. Which bus are you going to take or where will you start? Then I can tell where you may get off.
Asked by Michaela from CZECH | Aug. 25, 2023 06:01Reply
Bus to Zengcheng, Baishui waterfall
hi, I was wondering, is there a line that takes tourists from GZ to the Baishui waterfall, Zengcheng?
If there is, could you please let me know about the approximate schedule and price?

Also, is it possible to prebook the sightseeing bus via wechat? or do I have to pay at the bus stop? In case there is a customer service, where can I find it?
Answers (1)
Answered by Eric | Aug. 27, 2023 19:53

There are direct buses from Guangdong Provincial Long-distance Bus Station to Shalong, which passes by Baishui Town. It departs from 08:00 to 19:00 about every 30 minutes and ticket fare is CNY120.

You can either buy ticket on its Wechat account or at the bus station.
Asked by Joyce from SINGAPORE | May. 27, 2023 04:57Reply
Sightseeing bus price and routes
If I buy the sightseeing bus ticket at cny$50 per px it is only for 24 hours
If I buy at 3pm today it end 3pm the next day? This ticket allow me to take all 5 routes including the night route ? I don’t have Ali-Pay only cash how pay for the bus tickets ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Molly | May. 29, 2023 00:33

Yes, you can take the 5 lines within 24 hours. Cash is also acceptable to pay for bus tickets.
Asked by Kanok from THAILAND | Apr. 30, 2023 23:32Reply
Hi, I’m going to Guangzhou this June. Does the sightseeing bus operate as usual? 3Q!
Answers (1)
Answered by George | May. 04, 2023 19:24

Yes, it does.
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