Guangzhou Ports

Guangzhou is one of the ten most famous port cities in mainland China. Currently, the famous ports for passenger use include Nansha Port and Pazhou Port, and both of them operate high speed ferries to Hong Kong. 

Nansha Port

Located in the south of Guangzhou, Nansha Port serves high speed passenger ferries to and from Hong Kong China Ferry Terminal, with a voyage time of 90 minutes. 

Nansha Port Ferry Schedule

Nansha Port - HK China Ferry Terminal  From Nansha Port From HK China Ferry Terminal 
10:10 8:00
14:00 11:50
18:00 15:50
Nansha Port  - Guishan Island, Zhuhai From Nansha Port From Guishan Island
09:45 13:10
Nansha Port – Wailingding Island From Nansha Port From Wailingding Island
09:45 12:20
Nansha Port - Dong'ao Island From Nansha Port From Dong'ao Island
10:30 15:00

Ticket Fare

Ticket Types  Nansha – HK China Ferry Terminal 
Standard  Adult    CNY180
Children CNY110 
First Class     Adult   CNY220
Children CNY120 
VIP  Adult   CNY260  
Children CNY130

1. The round-trip ticket costs CNY300 per adult.
2. Stop checking in 15 minutes before departure.

Luggage Carrying

One piece of luggage that is no more than 4kg (8.8 pounds) with a volume of no more than 0.028 cubic meters can be carried with each full ticket. Passengers with a high speed ferry ticket can check in the luggage within 20kg (44 pounds). The excess baggage will be charged a certain fee. Here is the charge standard.

50*100*30cm (19.7*39.4*11.8inch) CNY40
40*80*20cm (15.7*31.5*7.9inch) CNY20
40*60*20cm (15.7*23.6*7.9inch) CNY10

How to Get to Nansha Port

Take bus no. Nansha 3, Nansha 5, Nansha 1, Nansha 19, Nansha 24 and get off at Nansha Port. Or take Guangzhou metro line 4 to Nansha Port and take Exit G.

Pazhou Ferry Terminal

Located in Haizhu District, Guangzhou, Pazhou Port is the only port that connects Guangzhou city center and Hong Kong, where passengers can go through airline check-in and baggage check-in procedures at the departure hall of the port, then take the ferry directly to the Hong Kong International Airport.

Pazhou Ferry Schedule

Pazhou Ferry Terminal - HKIA SkyPier Dep. - Arr. Ticket Fare
09:30 - 11:50 Standard: CNY380
First Class: CNY420
VIP: CNY1,980
12:00 - 14:20
15:30 - 17:50
17:30 - 19:50
Pazhou Ferry Termina  - HK China Ferry Terminal  10:45 - 13:15 Standard: CNY220
First Class: CNY280
VIP: CNY1,280

1. Only passengers with an international flight ticket on the same day can buy the ticket.
2. It is advised that passengers choose the ferry of which the departure is 5h20min before the flight departure. 
3. Ferry ticket checking stops 30 minutes before the departure. It is advised to arrive at the port 90 minutes before as the airline check-in service is available here. 

Luggage Carrying

Passengers are allowed to take carry-on baggage of no more than 4 kg with a volume of no more than 0.028 cubic meters free of charge. Passengers with a standard ticket can check in 23kg (50.7 pounds) of baggage freely, while passengers with First Class or VIP tickets can check in 35kg of baggage for free. Excess weight is charged at CNY20 every 5kg (11 pounds). 
 Volume limitation of checked baggage: length + width + height ≤ 158cm (62inch). Excess volume is charged at CNY20 per 0.1 cubic meter.

 Further Reading:
Hong Kong - Guangzhou High Speed Ferry

- Last updated on Sep. 28, 2023 by Gabby Li -
Questions & Answers on Guangzhou Ports
Asked by Arthur Hampar | Jul. 24, 2023 02:02Reply
I want to go from Guangzhou to Hong Kong airport;How can I go by ferry?
Answers (1)
Answered by Linda | Jul. 24, 2023 19:42

You can take a ferry from Pazhou Ferry Terminal to HK. However, you should get the terminal at least 210-300 minutes in advance before your flight departure according to different airlines. Generally, it takes about 2 hours to get to the airport and costs CNY 360.
Asked by Nelson from SINGAPORE | Nov. 19, 2019 16:44Reply
Hong Kong Airport to Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich
Hello, I am hoping to take a ferry from Hong Kong Airport to Guangzhou, may I know which port at Guangzhou should I travel to if my destination is Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich at Tianhe district?
Answers (1)
Answered by Cara from DENMARK | Nov. 20, 2019 23:29

It will arrive at Lianhuashan Port. Take bus no.Pan148 to Yongwang Mengyue Cheng Bus Stop. Then take metro line 3 to West Tiyu Road, Exit D. Take bus no.B12 to Guangzhou Avenue Middle Bus Stop.
After arriving, walk north around 50 mins to find your hotel.
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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