Guangzhou Taxi & Water Bus


Guangzhou Taxi
Local Taxi

There are more than 30,000 taxis in Guangzhou. They are in different colors, operated by different taxi companies, amongst which the Baiyun and Guangjun Taxi Groups as well as Guangzhou Transportation Group enjoy the best reputation. Taxi service in Guangzhou of the three groups are respectively in blue, yellow and crimson. You can also find some green and golden taxis in town, which are operated by other small Guangzhou taxi companies.

How to Get Taxi in Guangzhou

1. Hail a Taxi by Hand Signal
2. Taxi Despatch Number: +86 8623 1800
3. Online Car-Hailing Apps: Didi, Uber...

Guangzhou Taxi Price

Flag-down Rate CNY10 for the first 2.5 kilometers (1.55 miles)
Unit Fare CNY2.6 for each additional kilometer (0.6 mile)
Empty-run Fee 50% fee for the extra distance beyond 35 kilometers (21.7 miles)

Taxi Fare for Reference

For a long-distance travel, most drivers would call for a flat rate. Under this circumstance, bargaining helps you get a reasonable price. The rates below show the fare from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport to city taxi fare:

Destination Distance Fare from Baiyun Airport
Guangzhou Railway Station 28km CNY80-90
East Railway Station 35.5km CNY100
South Railway Station 50km CNY150
North Railway Station 14.5km CNY40-50
Canton Tower 43km CNY140-150
Haizhu Square 32km CNY100-110

Water Bus

Guangzhou Water Bus
Water Bus

Being a part of Guangzhou public transportation system, the water bus plays a significant role in the local public system. From September, 2013, twelve water bus lines will run along the channels of the Pearl River in the city, supplying residents and tourists with a more convenient transport service. 26 piers are scattered along the Pearl River.

Two kinds of Guangzhou water buses have been newly put into use. One type is like a yacht in appearance, having three decks, two ordinary decks and one sightseeing deck. It can hold about 99 to 199 people on one. The other type, having two decks, is a passenger ship and it can hold about 199 people at maximum. A water bus is not only used as ferryboat but is also a good choice to enjoy the beautiful scenery along the Pearl River. During the sail, you can see lots of characteristic architecture. Compared with the Pearl River Night Cruise, the cost is much cheaper.For convenience, the water bus company installed GPS automobile station reporters at different piers. In this way, passengers could know the arrival time of these buses. This kind of transportation is quite popular. It is planned that about 18 water bus lines will be in operation from 2016. 

 The twelve lines operate now are:

Route Ferry Terminal
S1 (Jinshazhou - Xidi) Jishazhou, Shiweitang, Huangsha, Xidi
S2 (Fangcun – Zhongda) Dayuanshuaifu, Fangcun, Xidi, Tianzi, Zhongda
S3 (Ruyifang - Shiweitang) Ruyifang, Tanwei, Shiweitang
S4 (Xidi - Haizhuang) Xidi, Aozhou, Haizhuang
S5 (Yuzhu - Shenjing) Whampoa Military Academy, Yuzhu, Hunagpu Xinzhou, Shenjing
S6 (Huangsha – Yongxing Street) Huangsha, Fangcun, Yongxing Street
S7 (Tianzi - Fangzhi) Tianzi, Fangzhi
S8 (Shengzong - Qiankou) Shengzong, Diankou
S9 (Baixianke - Baihedong) Baixianke, Baihedong
S10 (Yuzhu - Changzhou) Yuzhu, Changzhou
S11 (Huangsha – Guangzhou Tower) Huangsha, Dayuanshuaifu, Guangzhou Tower,
S12 (Changzhou – Haixinsha) Changzhou, Yuzhu, Haixinsha
 Tip: It is very safe to take them. Each water bus is equipped with enough life jackets and sea-sickness medicine and the like.

 Operation Hour: 07:00 to 18:00
 Interval: 20 minutes during peak time and 30 minutes in other time
 Fare: It is CNY 2 for deck one, but it is CNY1 if one travel between two adjacent ports. For the Guangzhou water bus line S11, it is CNY 6 for a single trip and CNY10 for a round trip on the sightseeing deck. Transportation Smart Card can be used for taking the boat.

 Available city buses to the major ferry piers:

Zhongda 8, 11, 121, 131a, 131b, 182, 229, 24, 247, 266, 272, Sightseeing Bus Line 1, Tourism Bus Line 2, Night Line 6, Night 42
Tianzi 1, 4, 57, 128, 186, 194, 208, 219, 236, 544
Xidi 1, 128, 131, 186, 208, 217, 219, 236, 281, 31, 38, 521, 538, 556, 57, 64, Tourism Bus Line 2
Fangcun 19, 52, 64, 181, 206, 217, 309, 838, 812
Guangzhou Tower 262, 468
Jinshazhou 290, 55, 830
Huangsha City Bus Line 19, Metro Line 1, Foshan Special Line 2218, Foshan Special Line 2277
- Last modified on Nov. 19, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Guangzhou Taxi & Water Bus
Asked by Deepak kumar from INDIA | Nov. 17, 2019 07:33Reply
Is night fare in guangzhou of taxi is different compared to day time..
Answers (1)
Answered by Kenny from THAILAND | Nov. 19, 2019 19:58

Yes, it is counted from 23:00 to 5:00 of next morning. The cab fare will add 30%.
Asked by Lim from MALAYSIA | Nov. 12, 2019 06:18Reply
Baiyun Airport to fu ho hotel
I.have 8 person.How much it will.cost if I take two taxi or a van from airport to fu hi hotel . Arrive in airport 11.15pm thanks
Answers (1)
Answered by Tina from CANADA | Nov. 14, 2019 18:59

It costs around CNY110-CNY130/car.
Asked by Carol Sinoben from UNITED STATES | Aug. 27, 2019 08:59Reply
What is the drive time from Guangdong GoTone Building to Grand Mercure Guangzhou Zhujiang New Town H
What is the distance/time if one were to walk from one building to the other?
Thank you.
Answers (3)
Answered by Helen from AUSTRALIA | Aug. 28, 2019 00:47

It's only about 70m, at most 5 minutes.
Answered by Carol Sinoben from USA | Aug. 28, 2019 08:20

For clarity please, is it 5 minutes drive time or 5 minutes walking.
Thank you.
Answered by Helen from AUSTRALIA | Aug. 28, 2019 18:30

5 minutes walking
Asked by Carol Sinoben from UNITED STATES | Aug. 27, 2019 08:56Reply
What is the drive time from Grand Mercure Guangzhou Zhujiang New Town Hotel to CAN-BAIYUN airport?
Please include distance - thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Ashley from USA | Aug. 28, 2019 00:45

It's about 34km and takes around 1 hour by taxi.
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