Guangzhou City-Bus

Guangzhou city buses include daytime lines, night lines, BRT lines, airport shuttle buses, and tourist routes. There are four bus transportation hubs in Guangzhou operating most bus lines.

Railway Station Bus Terminal

 Located on the Huanshi Xi Lu, near the Railway Station, it shoulders the bus transfer services between the Railway Station and the downtown area of the city. The transfer routes include 52, 180, 201, 210, 211, 228, 234, 254, 257, 269, 269A, 275, 529, 550, 552, 803, 805, 807A, 807, 840, 862B, 862A and Night Lines No.7, 8, 11, 14, 18, 25, 31, 33 and 41.

Tianpingjia Bus Terminal

Situated on the Xinghua Lu, Tianhe District, it is the only bus transfer center in the northeast of city. The routes at Tianpingjia Terminal include 11, 28, 51, 51A, 85, 109, 110, 111, 112, 408, 509, 534, 543, 701, Light 5 and Higher Education Mega Center No.4.

Zhongshan Balu (Zhongshan 8 Road) Bus Terminal

Located on the Zhongshan Ba Lu, Liwan District, the bus routes from Zhongshan Balu Terminal include 8, 9, 19, 82, 85, 104, 107, 109, 125A, 125, 132, 133, 196, 204, 208, 212, 250, 261, 270, 415, 555, 705, 885, Night 20, Night 33, Night 37, Night 44, Tourist Line 1, Tourist Line 2, Tourist Line 3 and Express 23.

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

East Railway Station Bus Terminal

Located on the Linhe Xi Lu (Linhe Road West), this is an indoor bus terminal. It is a transfer hub for the transportation between the downtown area and the East Railway Station. The routes include 41, 43, 45, 62, 122A, 122, 175, 183, 185, 195, 209, 214, 233, 256, 263, 271, 280, 283, 292, 302A, 302, 501, 506, 508, 515, 551, 804, 804A, 808, 810, 810A, 841, 884, Night 15, Night 17, Night 28, Night 51, Express 24 and Express 28.

Tourist Bus Lines:

 Tourist Line 1
Zhongshan Balu (Zhongshan 8 Road) – the end of Liwan Lu (Liwan Road) – Chen Clan Academy (Chenjia Ci) – Zhongshan Qi Lu (Zhongshan 7 Road) – Ximenkou – Liurong Lu (Liurong Road) – Sanyuangong – Yingyuan Lu (Yingyuan Road) – Xiaobei Huaquan – Xiaobei – Luhu Park – White Cloud Immortals Temple (Baiyun Xi'an'guan) – Yuntai Garden
Operating Hours: 08:00 – 19:00 every 30 minutes
Ticket Fare: CNY2

 Tourist Line 2:
Zhongshan Balu (Zhongshan 8 Road) – the end of Liwan Lu (Liwan Road) – Chen Clan Academy – Kangwang Zhong Lu (Kangwang Road Middle) – Hualin Temple – Kangwang Nan Lu (Kangwang Road South) – Nanfang Mansion – Aiqun Mansion – the end of Jinghai Lu (Jinghai Road) – Wende South – Dongdi – Dashatou Dock – Yanjiang Dong Lu (Yanjiang Road East) – Provincial Chinese Medicine Hospital – Xinghai Musical Hall – Ersha East – Wuyang New Village – Nanfang Newspaper Office – Xinghuiyuan (Housing Estate) – Xiancun Lu North (Xiancun Road North) – Tianhe Post Office – Tianhe
Operating Hours: 06:00-22:00
Ticket Fare: CNY2

A Bus Stop Sign, Guangzhou
A Bus Stop Sign

 Tourist Line 3
Zhongshan Balu (Zhongshan 8 Road) – the foot of Pearl River Bridge – Nan'an Lu (Nan'an Road) – Xichang Overpass – Xicun – Keshan – Provincial Maternity and Child Care Center – Guangyuan Zhong Lu (Guangyuan Road Middle) – Dajinzhong Lu (Dajinzhong Road) – Keziling Arch – Cuiying Huating (Housing Estate) – Guangzhou Gymnasium – Baiyun International Conference Center – the West Gate of the White Cloud Mountain Scenic Area – Guangzhou Foreign Language College – the end of Huangshi Dong Lu (Huangshi Road East) – Chentian Village – Yuanxiatian – Hongtao Stone Products Factory – Baiyun Animal Husbandry Company – Yongtai New Village – Yongtai Square – Yongtai Passenger Transport Terminal
Hours: 06:00-21:00
Ticket Fare: CNY2

Sightseeing Bus:

Three sightseeing bus lines are opened, passing the popular attractions like Canton Tower, Beijing Road Pedestrian Street, Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street and Guangzhou Zoo. Visitors can transfer to different lines at Beijing Road Pedestrian Street or Dashatou Dock. The three lines are in service between 09:00 and 17:00 all the year round. Buying a ticket at the ticket counter near each stop or from the driver with CNY50, one can enjoy unlimited drop-on & drop-off within 24 hours. Free audio guides are offered in eight languages onboard. Visitors just need to wear the earphone and choose certain language for better knowing the city and its culture.
Guangzhou Sightseeing Bus Map
Guangzhou Sightseeing Bus Map

See the routes below:
 City New Axis Line (Yellow Line): Dashatou Dock – Ersha Island – Asian Games Park (Haixinsha Island) – TeeMall – Canton Tower – Canton Tower East – Sun Yat-sen University – Dashatou Dock

 Ancient City Line (Red Line): Dashatou Dock – Tianzi Dock – Beijing Road Pedestrian Street – Mt. Yuewang (Yuexiu Park) - Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall – Museum of Art – Yuntai Garden – Guangzhou Zoo – Huanghuagang Park – Martyrs' Park – Dashatou Dock

 Xiguan Style Line (Blue Line): Beijing Road Pedestrian Street South – Beijing Road Pedestrian Street North – Guangxiao Temple – Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street – Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family – Litchi Bay – Shamian Island - Sacred Heart Cathedral – Haizhu Plaza – Beijing Road Pedestrian Street

Pearl River Tour

No.131A and No.131B take you to tour the both banks of the Pearl River. They both start from Chigang Bus Terminal and mainly pass by Chigang Tower, Xinhong Garden, Zhujiang Square, Dongdi (East Bank of Peal River), Binjiang Lu (Binjiang Road), Dashatou Dock and Xinghai Musical Hall.

Hours: 06:30 – 21:30
Ticket Fare: CNY2

Hours: 06:40 – 21:40
Ticket Fare: CNY2

 Tip: In Guangzhou, the translation forms of street names are not the same. Sometimes, you may find the street name is written in Pinyin but sometimes you can see the English name. It would be very complicated for the overseas tourists to understand. So, at present, the city is doing the best to unify the translation forms of the street names. They will use the form of 'Chinese characters + English translation' to show the street names. For example, Liwan Lu will be written as Liwan Road. 'Lu' and 'jie' mean 'road' or 'street’; 'dadao' means 'avenue' or 'boulevard'.


The bus rapid transit starts from Tianhe Sports Center in the west and ends at Huangpu Xiayuan in the east. About 30 BRT lines are in operation and each ride only costs CNY2.

- Last modified on Mar. 06, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Guangzhou City-Bus
Asked by Colleen from NEW ZEALAND | Mar. 05, 2019 00:30Reply
Can you take any of the Guangzhou 3 tourist lines and stay on to do a round trip?
Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Alyssa from FINLAND | Mar. 06, 2019 23:54

Yes, you can take any of the 3 tourist lines. Don't worry.
Asked by Cesar from USA | Feb. 20, 2019 12:21Reply
Which bus I can take from Guangzhou garden hotel area to humen?
Answers (1)
Answered by Swan from FINLAND | Feb. 20, 2019 17:48

It is advised to take a taxi to East Coach Station first. Then you can find many direct coaches to Humen.
Asked by Nur D.. from PHILIPPINES | Oct. 29, 2018 00:16Reply
How can i go to canton tower from fuda cancer hospital tangde road tianhe district?
Answers (1)
Answered by Richard from USA | Oct. 30, 2018 19:41

The fastest way by public transportation: first take the bus No.813 at Tangde Road bus stop and get off at Wushanlukou. Then walk about 4 minutes to Huashi metro stop to take the metro line 3 and get off at Canton Tower.
Asked by Alon from ISRAEL | Oct. 18, 2018 17:59Reply
does the Guangzhou veltra bus hop-on hop-off works? where can I purchase tickets and board on?
Answers (2)
Answered by Rena from USA | Oct. 19, 2018 00:04

Do you mean the Sightseeing Bus? There has been three sightseeing bus lines opened, passing many popular attractions. The three lines are in service between 09:00 and 17:00 all the year round. Buying a ticket at the ticket counter near each stop or from the driver with CNY50, one can enjoy unlimited drop-on & drop-off within 24 hours.

Visitors can transfer to different lines at Beijing Road Pedestrian Street or Dashatou Dock. Free audio guides are offered in eight languages onboard.
Answered by Roy Ruddy from CANADA | Nov. 07, 2018 23:01

I just got off the veltra bus you speak of.
Routes are good people are good price is good that is where it stops. The drivers are smoking more than they are driving.
I got off one route at beijing pedestrian street, didnt think to look, but i got on the bus that was sitting there waiting. Same route i just off no direction from staff, that put me behind 3 hours. I started at 10 am it is now three and only done 2 routes. If you stop and get of anywhere doubtful will be able to do it in a day. No coordination at all with buses.
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