How to Travel from Hong Kong Airport to Guangzhou

The distance from Hong Kong airport (HKIA) to Guangzhou is around 170 kilometers (105 miles) and there are 3 ways to travel between:

1. The first choice is to take the Airport Express to Hong Kong West Kowloon Railway Station and then take a train to arrive in Guangzhou, taking at least HKD350 and 70-80min.

2. Ferries take about 140 minutes. The ticket price is HKD300 for a standard class seat.
 Note that the HKIA - Guangzhou ferry is only available for passengers leaving from the airport.

3. Long-distance bus arriving at some hotels in Guangzhou with a travel time of around 3 hours cost HKD230.

Travel from Hong Kong Airport to Guangzhou
How to Travel from Hong Kong Airport to Guangzhou
 

1. Fastest Airport Express / Shuttle Bus + Train

Airport Express + High Speed Train: 70-80 minutes, from HKD350

→ Take the Hong Kong Airport Express from Hong Kong International Airport to Hong Kong West Kowloon Railway Station: 21 minutes, HKD100

→ Take a high speed train from West Kowloon Railway Station to Guangzhou South Railway Station: 50-60 minutes, CNY452 – 645 / HKD528 - 754 for a business class seat, CNY323 – 344 / HKD378 - 402 for a first class seat, and CNY215/ HKD250 for a second class seat
 

Bus + High Speed Train: 100 - 110 minutes, from HKD290

→ Take the bus line A22 from Hong Kong International Airport to West Kowloon Railway Station: 60 minutes, HKD 40.8

→ Take a bullet train to Guangzhou South Railway Station

 

2. Alternative Ferry: 140 minutes, from HKD300

 
Route Departure Time  Voyage Time
SkyPier-Pazhou Ferry Terminal  08:00, 09:15,  12:00, 15:00 140min

Ticket Price: Standard Class: CNY280 / HKD300; First Class: CNY330 / HKD353; VIP Class: CNY1,740 / HKD1,860
 

3. Non-stop Long-distance Bus: 3h, HKD230

 
Destinations Operating Hours  Frequency  Ticket Fare
China Hotel 06:45 - 20:30 15-45min CNY 210
HKD 224
Landmark Canton Hotel 06:45 - 20:30
Garden Hotel 06:45 - 20:30
Hilton Hotel 07:15, 07:30 --
Nansha Sheraton Hotel 08:00, 16:30 --
Rosedale Hotel 07:15, 07:30, 08:00 --
Shanshui Trends Hotel 08:00, 17:30 --
Jinan University 06:45 - 20:30 15-45min
Grand Royal Hotel 08:00, 17:30 --
Fenghuangcheng Transportation center 07:15, 07:30, 08:30, 17:00, 18:30 --
 

Note: Passengers can go to Counter M01, M02, M04 or M05 in the Mainland/Macau Transport Center of HKIA and buy tickets there.

 Further Reading:
How to Travel from Hong Kong to Guangzhou
Best Way from Hong Kong to Guangzhou: High Speed VS. Through Trains
How to Buy High Speed Train Tickets in Hong Kong
Do I Need A Visa for Guangzhou If Traveling from Hong Kong?
How to Travel from Hong Kong Airport to Shenzhen

- Last updated on Dec. 25, 2023 by Gabby Li -
Questions & Answers on How to Travel from Hong Kong Airport to Guangzhou
Asked by Mr. Thakkar from INDIA | Apr. 07, 2024 07:24Reply
How to check which airlines register at ferry terminal?
I am travelling from Guangzhou to Hong Kong by ferry. But My airline is available to register luggage or not at the ferry terminal. How to check this?
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Answered by Rita | Apr. 08, 2024 17:49
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You can check whether you enjoy the baggage tag through service which allows you to register luggage at the ferry terminal on the official site of HK Airport. The airlines are listed at the section of Mainland Connection - SkyPier ferry terminal transfer.
Asked by Chris from CANADA | Feb. 04, 2024 09:21Reply
Do I need to prebook train ticket and how?
I am travelling from HK airport to Guangzhou, is it possible to get the train ticket on the same day or do I need to prebook the train ticket? If I need to prebook the train ticket, how?
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Answered by Daisy | Feb. 04, 2024 22:52
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It is better to book train tickets in advance in case of sold out on the same day. You can book with TravelChinaGuide directly: https://www.travelchinaguide.com/china-trains/
Asked by MR.NARENDER SINGH SHEKHAWAT from INDIA | Dec. 28, 2023 18:57Reply
Internal transfer by ferry
Hi
I travelling from Guangzhou to Hong Kong 🇭🇰.by ferry and next my flight same day hkg to New Delhi I want to go india because I don’t have HK visa i must go outside Airport or on internal airport transfer for ferry ? Where can get my booked luggage ?thank you
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Answered by Daisy | Jan. 01, 2024 21:34
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Generally, if you take a ferry from Guangzhou to HK, you don't need to pass through HK immigration. Check if your airline is available to register luggage at the ferry terminal.
Asked by Phuong from USA | Dec. 25, 2023 09:54Reply
ferry to Guangzhou Pazhou
I fly from San Francisco to Hong Kong and I want to take the ferry to Guangzhou Pazhou. I need to buy a ticket now?, I have to pick up my luggage first so I can take it off the train, right? Thank You for help.
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Answered by Hailey | Dec. 25, 2023 22:14
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It is okay to pre-book a ferry ticket. You can just proceed to the ferry ticketing counter at Transfer Area E2 for luggage transfer procedure. DO NOT go through immigration and reclaim your baggage.
Asked by Sheeraz from DUBAI | Jun. 04, 2023 11:31Reply
Hi
I travelling from dubai to Hong Kong 🇭🇰. I want to go ghuanzhou from HK Airport by ferry.i must go outside Airport or on internal airport transfer for ferry ? Where can get my booked luggage ?
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Answered by Amanda | Jun. 05, 2023 18:35
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No,do not go through immigration and reclaim your baggage in HK airport, otherwise you cannot return to take a ferry. You should arrive at the Transfer Area E2 at least 90 minutes before the scheduled ferry departure time for ticketing and transfer procedures. Your baggage will be checked through to the Guangzhou ferry port.
Answered by Vikas | Sep. 08, 2023 18:19
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Hi,
Will the immigration be done at Nansha port on arrival?
Answered by Amada | Sep. 11, 2023 01:56
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Yes, it will be done in Nansha port.
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