Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport is about 17 miles (28 km) from the city center. It is one of the three busiest air transportation hubs in China. There are totally 123 scheduled flights in the airport, and 86 of them are domestic flights between the city and major Chinese cities like Beijing, Shanghai and Xi'an. Major cities worldwide can be reached in 15 hours. The airport's flight network covers South and Southeast Asian countries including Vietnam, Laos, Burma, India, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. In addition, there are flights to Los Angeles, Paris, Amsterdam, Melbourne, Sydney, Tokyo, Seoul and Lagos.
Baiyun Airport boasts a very convenient ground transportation system. This system is mainly made up of taxis, six airport express bus lines (Line1, Line2A, Line2B, Line3, Line4 and Jinshazhou Line), ten airport shuttle bus lines (Line5, Line6A, Line6B, Line7A, Line7B, Line8A1, Line8A2, Line8B, Line9 and Line10), and frequent airport intercity bus between the city and other cities in Guangdong Province.
|Guangzhou South Railway Station|
Guangzhou has four railway stations handling passenger transport.
Guangzhou South Railway Station in Pandu is the busiest and the most important one, operating trains between the city and Beijing, Wuhan, Nanjing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Xi'an and many other China cities.
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Major Rail Lines from Guangzhou to:
- Hong Kong
Currently, six major bus stations are in operation in Guangzhou. They are Provincial Bus Stations, Tianhe Bus Station, Jiaokou Bus Station, Fangcun Bus Station, Guangyuan Bus Station and Guangzhou South Bus Station, transferring visitors to the cities within and beyond Guangdong such as Dongguan, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Changsha, Wuhan, Xiamen and Kunming. The Tianhe Bus Station runs the bus routes to Gongbei Port near to Macau.
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It is one of the ten most famous port cities in China. Guangzhou Port is made up of Humen Port, Xinsha Port, Huangpu Port and many other inner ports. The ship routes lead to more than 100 domestic ports and many foreign ports. Some ports there provide passenger transport service. Pazhou Port and Nansha Port provide high speed passenger liners to reach Hong Kong daily.
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There are 14 metro lines used in the city at present. The subway utilizes a stage fare system. The longer the journey the more you pay. At present, Guangzhou metro has connected most important parts of the city, including Baiyun Airport, the Railway Station, East Railway Station, South Railway Station and Foshan City.
Operating Metro Lines:
Line 1 Line 2 Line 3 Line 4 Line 5 Line 6 Line 7 Line 8 Line 9 Line 10 Line 11 Line 12 Line 13 Line 14 Line 18 Line 21 Line 22 Guangzhou - Foshan Line APM Tram THZ1 Tram THP1
City buses are easily accessible in the city, including daytime lines, night lines, airport shuttle buses, tourist buses and BRT lines. Apart from that, five sightseeing bus lines are in service which take tourists to the major attractions in town.
A taxi charges CNY12 for the first 3 kilometers (1.86 miles) and CNY2.6 for succeeding each kilometer (0.6 mile). When a taxi runs farther than 25 kilometers (15.5 miles), an extra 50% will be automatically charged for an empty return.
There are various dockless bikes hitting the streets of the city, including Mobike, ofo, and Bluegogo. Download the corresponding app and you can use these bikes after the ID verification. It charges CNY 2.5 for a 30 minutes' ride.
There are 10 water bus routes running along the Pearl River, supplying residents and tourists with a more convenient transport service. Normally, a ticket costs CNY2/3 per person and CNY5 for VIP. By taking a water bus, visitors can not only enjoy the beautiful scenery of Pearl River, but also can experience local culture and life with visits to the most-visited attractions near ferry ports.
We intend to take the metro to visit the city centre in the hours in between.
1) Do we need any special pass to exit & re-enter for departure?
2) I believe the check-in luggage are all the way to Harbin, but we will need to store our hand luggage. Is it difficult to find lockers?
2. There is "Left Luggage" counter in the airport. Just ask the staff where it is.
Can I easily hail for taxi rides in these two cities? Or must I pre-book online using Didi and other ride apps?
Do we need to collect luggage ten check in again.
Thank you so much in advance!