Guangzhou Transportation -- By Ship

A Port in Guangzhou
One of the local port
Guangzhou is one of the ten most famous port cities in mainland China. It lies in the Pearl River Delta with a prosperous economy. Ports there include Humen Port, Xinsha Port, Huangpu Port and many other inner ports. Its international sea transportation is well developed. The ship routes lead to more than 100 ports in China and over 300 ports of 80 countries. It is the biggest foreign trade port in South China. Besides the load and discharge of cargos, some ports also provide passenger services.

Lianhuashan Port

Panyu Lianhuashan Port is located at the southern foot of the famous Lianhuashan Mountain (Lotus Mountain). It is 61 sea miles from Hong Kong. Near the Lianhuashan Port, there are many tourist attractions, such as Xiangjiang Wild Animals World and Changlong Nocturnal Animals World. At present, the Panyu Lianhuashan Port provides high speed passenger liners between Guangzhou and Hong Kong daily. The whole voyage only takes one hour and fifty minutes.

 Lianhuashan Port → China Hong Kong City Port

Departure Time Ticket Fare per person
VIP Class First Class Second Class
08:30, 10:00, 16:00, 18:00 Adult CNY185 CNY165 CNY145
Child CNY93 CNY83 CNY73

 China Hong Kong City Port → Lianhuashan Port
Departure Time Ticket Fare per person
VIP Class First Class Second Class
07:50, 10:40, 13:50, 18:10 Adult HKD205 HKD185 HKD165
Child HKD122 HKD112 HKD102

 Transportation from city downtown area to Panyu Lianhuashan Port:
It takes about 30 minutes from the downtown to Lianhuashan Port by bus. From Guangzhou Baiyun Airport to Lianhuashan Port, the bus needs about one hour. In Panyu District, many hotels sell ship tickets in advance and provide free buses to send passengers to the port. Hereunder is the timetable of the free buses for your reference:
Pick-up Point Departure Time
Hotel Miramar 07:20 08:50 14:50 16:50
Panyu Hotel 07:30 09:00 15:00 17:00
City Garden 07:40 09:10 15:10 17:10
Shiqi Hotel 07:50 09:20 15:20 17:20
Star River Hotel 07:00 08:30 14:30 16:30
White Palace Hotel 07:05 08:35 14:35 16:35
Weijing Hotel 07:10 08:40 14:40 16:40
Xiangjiang Hotel 07:10 08:40 14:40 16:40
Changlong Hotel 07:30 09:00 15:00 17:00
Qifu Hotel 07:30 09:00 15:00 17:00

Huangpu Port

The Huangpu Port in Huangpu District provides the ship to Xiuying Port, Haikou. The ship is called Coconut Fragrance Princess, Yexiang Gongzhu in Chinese. It is 140 meters long and 204 meters wide. It takes about 18 hours by sea to go from Haikou to Guangzhou by sea. On the ship, you can enjoy the beautiful sunrise and sunset. It takes you to visit the Humen Bridge and the scenery of the Pearl River. 

 Huangpu Port → Xiuying Port
Departure Time Ticket Fare per person
VIP Class First Class Second Class Third Class A Third Class B Fourth Class
15:30 (Tue., Thu., Sat.) CNY450 CNY320 CNY260 CNY282 CNY200 CNY150

 Xiuying Port → Huangpu Port
Departure Time Ticket Fare per person
VIP Class First Class Second Class Third Class A Third Class B Fourth Class
16:00 (Mon., Wed., Fri.) CNY450 CNY320 CNY260 CNY282 CNY200 CNY150

 Transportation from downtown area to Huangpu Port:
1. Get to Tianhe Sports Center or Dongshankou by metro. Then, transfer to the Bus No.50 to go to Huangpu Port Terminal.
2. Take the Bus No.24, 43, or 292 at the East Railway Station.

 Notices for Ship Passengers:
1. Passengers, who hold valid passport, visa and other travel documents, should purchase tickets according to specifications.
2. Child ticket is only suitable for the kids aged one to five.
3. Passengers should reach the appointed port one hour in advance.
4. Passengers are not allowed to get on the ship 15 minutes before the departure.
5. Each passenger can take 4 kilograms' hand baggage for free (with the volume of less than 0.028 stere).
- Last modified on Dec. 17, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Get to Guangzhou by Ship
Asked by Patricia Chan from SINGAPORE | Dec. 16, 2018 00:56Reply
Online ferry ticket to Guangzhou nansha
Hi gd day! I am arriving HK Airport on Jan7 2018 and like to take ferry to Nansha Terminal.Can please advice me how to book the ferry ticket.
Best Rgds.
Patricia (Singapore)
Answers (1)
Answered by Jason from FINLAND | Dec. 17, 2018 19:46

As I know, the online booking page only has Chinese version. Thus you can ask help for the hotel staff. Or you should get to the ferry terminal earlier in the morning.
Asked by Felicitas from GERMANY | Aug. 09, 2018 03:05Reply
Saturday: Ships from Guangzhou to Hong Kong
we want to travel from GZ to Hong Kong on saturday, 1st of September 2018 - is there a ship from GZ to China Hong Kong City Port, Victoria Harbour, Kowloon or Macau Ferry Terminal in Hong Kong? Is it really running daily? On I cannot find it.
And does it start from Lianhuashan Port or from Nansha Passenger Port? We arrive via Train in GZ.
Thank you so much for any reliable Information.
Answers (1)
Answered by Ben from UNITED KINGDOM | Aug. 09, 2018 23:13

It’s more convenient for you to take a train from GZ East Station to HK.
Asked by Edward from ZIMBABWE | Jul. 17, 2018 07:56Reply
How do I get to Guangzhou Mandarin Hotel from Lianhuashan port?
Answers (1)
Answered by Liam from FINLAND | Jul. 17, 2018 20:14

Walk about 700m to take bus line 144 to Shiqiao Bus Stop and transfer to Bus Line 303. Get off at the Guangzhou Institute of Sports Station and walk about 200m you can get there.
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