How to Travel From Hong Kong to Guangzhou

The distance from Hong Kong to Guangzhou is about 170 kilometers (106 miles). 50-60 minutes Hong Kong – Guangzhou High Speed Trains, 3-3.5 hours long-distance buses and 1.5-2 hours ferries are popular modes to travel between. In addition, there are direct flights between Hong Kong Airport (HKIA) and Guangzhou Baiyun Airport (CAN). 
How to Travel From Hong Kong to Guangzhou

Best Way: Hong Kong – Guangzhou High Speed Train – 50-60mins., CNY 215

Many Hong Kong – Guangzhou High Speed Trains link Hong Kong West Kowloon Railway Station and Guangzhou South Railway Station directly. 

 From West Kowloon Railway Station: 08:05 – 22:50 

 Train Ticket Price: CNY 215 for a second class seat, CNY 323 for a first class seat, and CNY 452 for a business class seat. 

Hong Kong to Guangzhou Bus: 3-3.5 hours, CNY 100 to 250

Main Departure Stations Schedule
Nanjing Street, Jordan 09:30 to 19:30 every 30-60 mins.
Prince Shanghai Street 08:05 to 19:05 every an hour
Tsim Sha Tsui Elements 07:45 to 19:45 every an hour
Tsim Sha Tsui Harbour City 07:40 to 21:10 every an hour
Tak Hoi Street, Tsuen Wan 08:15 to 19:15 every 15-45 mins.
Hong Kong Airport 07:35 to 22:45 every an hour
Wong Tai Sin 08:20 to 19:15 every an hour

More Hong Kong to Guangzhou Bus 

Ferry: 70-110mins., HKD 220/300 or CNY 180/300

1. From Hong Kong China Ferry Terminal

 To Panyu Lianhuashan Port: 07:45, 11:30, 13:30, 18:20

 To Nansha Passenger Port: 07:45, 11:30, 13:30, 16:15

 Ticket Prices: 
VIP Class: HKD 320/adult; HKD 160/child
First Class: HKD 270/adult; HKD 150 - 170/child
Standard Class: HKD 220/adult; HKD 130/child

2. From HKIA Skypier:
 To Nansha Passenger Port: 10:30, 15:20

 To Panyu Lianhuashan Port: 10:30, 15:20, 18:40

 Ticket Prices:
VIP Class: HKD 400/adult; HKD 300/child
First Class: HKD 350/adult; HKD 250/child
Standard Class: HKD 300/adult; HKD 200/child

Flight: 1 hour, over CNY1,300

Hong Kong Airport to Guangzhou Baiyun Airport: 07:55, 20:00

Taxi: 2 hours; CNY 1,500 to 2,000

Hong Kong to Guangzhou car time is around 2 hours. Drivers usually don't use the taximeter for such a long distance. Thus tourists are advised to reach an agreement on the taxi fare before getting on. 

1. HKIA Intercity Bus:
Direct coach from HKIA Ground Transportation Center is the best way to Guangzhou. The schedules are from 07:20 to 22:00 with the frequency of 30 minutes to 2 hours. The ticket fare is HKD250 per person. The whole trip takes around 3 hours.

2. Ferry:
Direct ferries are available in HKIA Skypier at 10:30, 15:20 and 18:40. It takes 70 / 100 mins. and costs HKD300 per person. It is the quickest way from Hong Kong Airport to Guangzhou.

3. Airport Express Train + Bullet Train:
Take airport express train from HKIA to Kowloon Station first. It takes around 21 mins.. The ticket fare is HKD100 per person. Then walk to West Kowloon Railway Station and take the bullet train to Guangzhou in 50 – 60 mins..
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- Last updated on Sep. 04, 2023 by Kate Liu -
Questions & Answers on How to Travel Between Hong Kong and GuangzhouHow to Travel From Hong Kong to Guangzhou
Asked by anil kumar from INDIA | Sep. 20, 2023 08:46Reply
inquiry for hongkong to guangzhou travel by ferry
i m an indian passport holder and want to travel china for canton fair . we already got china visa .
can you pls. guide how i can travel from hongkong to guangzhou by ferry . is ther any advance ticket or seat booking required for this . ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Eddy | Sep. 21, 2023 02:16

You can take a ferry from Hong Kong China Ferry Terminal to Nansha Port in Guangzhou, which departs at 8:00, 11:50, and 15:50 every day. You can book tickets online in advance:
Asked by Aaa from BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA | Sep. 15, 2023 14:16Reply
Hello I am from Bosnia and Herzegovina travellong to guanzghou over hing kong. We dont need visa for China bit I can not be sure do we need visa for hong kong
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Answered by Emma | Sep. 17, 2023 20:49

It is still visa-free but you can stay only 14 days at most.
Asked by Jenifer from INDONESIA | Sep. 04, 2023 02:26Reply
Travelling to Guangzhou from Hongkong
Hello, I'm visiting Hongkong in December and I'm planning to make a trip to Guangzhou from Hongkong. Do I need to apply visa for a 3/4 days trip to Guanghzou? Is there a VOA? Can I apply for VOA on Guangzhou? Thanks in advance.
Answers (1)
Answered by Holly | Sep. 04, 2023 20:39

No, there is no Guangzhou VOA. You need to apply for a visa in advance.
Asked by Guenther from GERMANY | Jul. 27, 2023 12:51Reply
As a German: During my Hongkong Visit making a trip to Guanghzou without Chines Visa?
We are a german couple and are planning a two week holiday in Hongkong. This is possible without any visa. Question: Do we need a Chines visa for a 1-3 day trip to Guanghzou and the nearby Qingyuan?
Additional question: would Macau be visa free for us, visiting from Hongkong?
Answers (1)
Answered by Trace | Jul. 28, 2023 00:00

You are visa-free to visit HK and Macao.

As for Guangzhou, you can adjust the route to be eligible for Guangdong (including Guangzhou and Qingyuan) 144-hour visa-free transit. You may fly from Germany to Guangzhou directly, then take a ferry to HK. The route HK - Guangzhou - Macao is also eligible, but you need to fly from HK to Guangzhou, then take a ferry to Macao. If you still plan to travel by high speed train or over land from HK to Guangzhou, apply for a visa in advance.
Asked by Ayanda from ZIMBABWE | Jul. 19, 2023 09:13Reply
Assistance for Travel to Macau SAR from Guangzhou ,then back from Macau to Guangzhou
Hi, I want to fly in from Harare then travel by high-speed train to Macau SAR from Guangzhou ,then back from Macau to Guangzhou by high-speed train on China 24hour visa free transit TWOV and entry permit, then fly out to Harare. Is it possible?
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Answered by Paul | Jul. 19, 2023 22:51

No, it's not possible.

The Harare - Guangzhou - Macau will be eligible for 24-hour visa-free trainsit if you travel from Guangzhou to Macau by ferry and have the ferry ticket in hand when landing. From Macau, you need a visa to reenter Guangzhou.
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