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 4 ways to travel between:

1. Long-distance bus is the most popular way to go from Hong Kong Airport to Guangzhou with the travel time of around 3 hours and the ticket fare of HKD250.

2. Ferry has fewer schedules than the long-distance buses, but takes a shorter time of about 70 / 100 minutes. The ticket price is HKD300 for a standard class seat.

3. Also, passengers can choose to take the bus or Airport Express to Hong Kong West Kowloon Railway Station or Hung Hom Railway Station and then take a train to arrive in Guangzhou.

4. Flight is the fastest way, taking only 1 hour but probably the most expensive way.

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

1. Long-distance Bus: 3 hours, HKD250

Operating Hours  Frequency  Ticket Fare
07:20 - 22:00  30 minutes - 2 hours HKD 250

Boarding Point: Mainland/ Macao Transport Centre, Arrivals Level (L3), Terminal 2
Ticketing Point: Counters C01 – C09, Mainland/ Macao Transport Centre, Arrivals Level (L3), Terminal 2

Get-off Point: China Hotel, Guangzhou Hotel, Rosedale Hotel, Garden Hotel, Crowne Plaza, Country Garden Phoenix City Hotel, Gloria Plaza Hotel, Teemall, Hexing Hotel, Guangzhou New Century Hotel, Metropolitan Plaza


2. Ferry: 70/100 minutes, HKD300

From To  Departure Time  Voyage Time
SkyPier  Nansha Port  10:30, 15:20  70 minutes
Lianhuashan Port  10:30, 15:20, 18:50  100 minutes
Ticket Price  VIP Class  First Class  Standard Class
Adult  HKD400  HKD350  HKD300
Child  HKD300  HKD250  HKD200

SkyPier is a cross-border ferry terminal attached to Hong Kong International Airport, located on the northeast side of the airport. Passengers can take a taxi from the airport to SkyPier with the duration around 7 minutes. Or, passengers can take bus line Longba S1, Chengba S1 or B4 to the port with the duration of around 30 minutes.


3. Airport Express / Shuttle Bus + Train


Airport Express + High Speed Train: 70-80 minutes, about 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, HKD290

→ Take the bus line A22 from Hong Kong International Airport to West Kowloon Railway Station: 50 minutes, HKD39

→ Take a bullet train to Guangzhou South Railway Station

Bus + Through Train: 3 hours, HKD250

→ Take the bus line A21 to Hung Hom Railway Station: 1 hour, HKD33

→ Take a through train to Guangzhou East Railway Station: 2 hours, HKD 250 for a VIP seat, HKD210 for a first class seat


4. Hong Kong - Guangzhou Flight: 1 hour, Over HKD1,200 

Two direct flights are available for passengers from Hong Kong to Guangzhou with flight time of around 1 hour. Passengers need to expect a cost of CNY 1,000 - 1,300 / HKD1,200 - 1.500 for an economy class seat.

 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 modified on Aug. 26, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on How to Travel from Hong Kong Airport to Guangzhou
Asked by sahil lakhwani from UAE | Aug. 25, 2020 04:37Reply
Can now Chinese national can travel from Hongkong to Guangzhou Baiyun Airport?
Answers (1)
Answered by Aubrey | Aug. 26, 2020 20:14

As I know, it is allowed. You are suggested to recheck the information with the staff when you arriving.
Asked by Terrence from USA | Feb. 05, 2020 08:01Reply
Travel HKG airport to CAN airport. Using a car service. How long if travel after midnight
Answers (1)
Answered by Laura from FRANCE | Feb. 06, 2020 18:15

I am afraid that there is no bus after the midnight. You are suggested to start off in the next early morning.
Asked by Jay from UK | Feb. 03, 2020 03:57Reply
Getting to Guangzhou
Hi, with the borders closing, is there still anyway to get from Hong Kong airport to Guangzhou with taking another flight
Answers (1)
Answered by Monica from DENMARK | Feb. 03, 2020 16:19

I am afraid that you cannot book the flights from HKIA to Guangzhou because of the virus situation.
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