How to Travel between Guangzhou and Wuhan

Guangzhou is about 980km (610mi) south from Wuhan. Flights, trains and buses are available for tourists to travel between. It takes 2h and CNY500-900 by plane, and 4-4.5h and around CNY500 by high speed train. Compared with plane, high speed train has a higher departure frequency, and the involved railway stations are closer to the downtowns. So, taking high speed train can be the best option. What’s more, although with the duration of longer than 10 hours, normal speed train and long-distance bus cost less, and certain overnight trains or buses can satisfy the demands of budget travelers.
 
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How to Travel from Guangzhou to Wuhan

1. Most Convenient Way: High Speed Train: 4 to 4.5 hours, CNY463.5 to CNY1,458.5

20 to 30 daily high speed trains enable tourists plan a more flexible schedule. All the trains are arranged during 6:00 and 18:30, leaving Guangzhou South Railway Station and bound for Wuhan Railway Station. In average, two trains depart every single hour.
​ Ticket Fare:
Business Class Seat: CNY1,458.5; First Class Seat: CNY738.5; Second Class Seat: CNY463.5
 

2. Quickest Way: Guangzhou to Wuhan Flight: 2 hours, CNY500 to CNY5,500

4 to 6 planes fly from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) to Wuhan Tianhe International Airport (WUH) every day. Mind you, it’s better to book the ticket online to enjoy a bigger discount.
​ Ticket Fare:
Business Class: CNY5,500; Economy Class: CNY500 to CNY800
 

3. Overnight Normal Speed Train: 10.5 to 13 hours, CNY138.5 to CNY828.5

20 normal speed trains set off on a daily basis from either Guangzhou Railway Station or Guangzhou East Railway Station. Their common destination is Wuchang Railway Station. Since the duration can be very long, passengers are advised to book the overnight trains depart after 6 p.m., so as to save the accommodation fare and arrive in Wuhan in the next morning to save day time. Train K756, T254, Z236, T180 are worth considering.
​ Ticket Fare:
Deluxe Soft Sleeper: CNY828.5; Soft Sleeper: CNY475.5; Hard Sleeper: CNY255.5 to CNY288.5; Hard Seat: CNY138.5
 

4. Guangzhou to Wuhan Long-distance Bus: 12 hours, CNY190 to CNY290

Please pay heed to the departure time, because only a few of the listed can provide an overnight travel.
Departure Station Departure Time
Provincial Bus Station 13:10, 16:00
Guangzhou Intercity Bus Station 15:00, 19:00
Huang Pu Bus Station 12:30
Jiao Kou Bus Station 12:00
Luo Chong Wei Bus Station 12:30, 13:00
Guang Yuan Bus Station 14:40, 15:20
Fang Cun Bus Station 12:00
Yue Xiu Bus Station 15:30, every two days
 

How to Travel from Wuhan to Guangzhou

1. Most Convenient Way: High Speed Train: 4 to 4.5 hours, CNY443.5 to CNY1,458.5

About 30 high speed trains each day can send tourists from Wuhan Railway Station to either Guangzhou North Railway Station or South Railway Station. From 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., the departure frequency is 2-3 trains per hour.
​ Ticket Fare:
Business Class Seat: CNY1,402.5 to CNY1,458.5; First Class Seat: CNY708.5 to CNY738.5; Second Class Seat: CNY443.5 to CNY463.5

​ More details about: Wuhan to Guangzhou High Speed Train
 

2. Quickest Way: Wuhan to Guangzhou Flight: 2 hours, CNY500 to CNY5,500

Averagely, 5 planes take off from Wuhan Tianhe International Airport and land off at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport every day.
​ Ticket Fare:
Business Class: CNY5,500; Economy Class: CNY500 to CNY900
 

3. Overnight Normal Speed Train: 11 to 13 hours, CNY138.5 to CNY828.5

About 20 normal speed trains travel from Wuchang Railway Station to Guangzhou Railway Station and Guangzhou East Railway Station each day. Those who want to spend the night time on the train are recommended to book Z235, K237 and Z35.
​ Ticket Fare:
Deluxe Soft Sleeper: CNY828.5; Soft Sleeper: CNY470.5 to CNY475.5; Hard Sleeper: CNY255.5 to CNY288.5; Hard Seat: CNY138.5
 

4. Wuhan to Guangzhou Long-distance Bus: 12 hours, CNY260 to CNY300

Only buses which set off around 18:00 or in the evening can meet the overnight travelers’ demand.
Departure Station Departure Time
Jin Jia Miao Bus Station 12:00, 13:00, 15:00, 22:00
Hong Ji Bus Station 14:00, 14:30, 17:20
Fu Jia Po Bus Station 15:00, 16:30, 17:20
- Last modified on Jul. 09, 2020 -
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