How to Travel between Guangzhou and Sanya

There is around 1,000 kilometers (622 miles) from Guangzhou to Sanya. And the Guangdong Province and Hainan Island are separated by the Qiongzhou Strait without cross-sea bridge or subsea tunnel, so the best travel way between them is to take a direct flight, taking about 1.5 hours and CNY 600 – 1,400. Normal speed trains with ferries for train access also serve. The travel duration is 14.5 – 16 hours and the price is 388.5 for hard sleeper. In addition, long-distance buses with cross-sea are also available, taking 12 – 18 hours, CNY 260 – 366.
 

How to Travel between Guangzhou and Sanya
 

How to Travel from Guangzhou to Sanya

 

1. Fastest Way: Guangzhou to Sanya Flight: 1.5 hours, CNY 800 – 1,400

There are 6 or 7 Guangzhou to Sanya flights every day, departing from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport to Sanya Phoenix International Aiport selectively at 06:25, 06:45, 07:05, 09:40, 12:45, 16:05, 23:20, and 23:40. Domestic flight ticket also enjoy a fluctuating discount, and it’s always cheaper to book it in advance.
 

2. Alternative Normal Speed Train: 14.5 – 16 hours, CNY 388.5 for hard sleeper

 
Train Dep. Arr. Duration Price (CNY)
Z385 05:24
Guangzhou
20:00
Sanya
14H36M Soft Sleeper: 611.5
Hard Sleeper: 388.5
Hard Seat: 210.5
Z201 16:03
Guangzhou
08:12 +1
Sanya
16H9M Soft Sleeper: 611.5
Hard Sleeper: 388.5
Deluxe Soft Sleeper: 958.5
Hard Seat: 210.5


Normal speed trains are not recommended for much longer travel time. If passengers insist on choosing it, Z201, the overnight train will be better one for saving visiting time and one-night hotel expense.

Tips: Ferry is required for train access crossing the Qiongzhou Strait.
It takes about 1 hour for train ferry to across the sea. And during this period, passengers are not allowed to get off the train and the air conditioner will be turned off.

It might be a rare experience of train travel.

 See more: Guangzhou - Sanya Train
 

3. Long-Distance Bus: 12 hours, CNY 260 – 280

 
Dep. Arr. Timetable Price
Guangdong Provincial Passenger Station Sanya West Station 16:00 CNY280
Dongfang 15:05 CNY260
Luochongwei Passenger Station Sanya 18:30 CNY260
Tianhe Passenger Station Sanya 14:30, 15:00 CNY260


Please consult the driver before buying the ticket whether it includes personal cross-sea fees or not.
 

How to Travel from Sanya to Guangzhou

 

1. Fastest Way: Sanya to Guangzhou Flight: 1.5 hours, CNY 600 – 1,400

Usually 7 Sanya to Guangzhou direct flights are operated from Sanya Phoenix International Aiport to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport selectively at 06:15, 06:50, 09:35, 14:10, 15:50, 19:25, 21:05, 23:25. The travel duration is 1.5 hours and the price is CNY 600 – 1,400.
 

2. Alternative Normal Speed Train: 14.5 – 15 hours, CNY 388.5 for hard sleeper

 
Train Dep. Arr. Duration Price (CNY)
Z386 07:10
Sanya
22:23
Guangzhou
15H13M Soft Sleeper: 611.5
Hard Sleeper: 388.5
Hard Seat: 210.5
Z202 17:35
Sanya
08:05 +1
Guangzhou
14H30M Soft Sleeper: 611.5
Hard Sleeper: 388.5
Deluxe Soft Sleeper: 958.5
Hard Seat: 210.5


Also, the overnight train, Z202 will be better to save travel daytime and cost.
 

3. Long-Distance Bus: 18 hours, CNY 339 – 366

 
Dep. Arr. Timetable Price
Sanya West Station Guangzhou City 11:00, 15:00, 17:00 CNY366
Guangzhou Tianhe District 12:20 CNY339
Guangzhou Panyu 12:20 CNY364
- Last modified on Jan. 02, 2020 -
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