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. 

Convenient Alternative: Hong Kong – Guangzhou Through Train – 2 hours, CNY178

 From Hung Hom Railway Station: 08:00 – 20:01

 Train Ticket Price: CNY178 for a first class seat; CNY211 for a VIP 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 Dec. 16, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on How to Travel Between Hong Kong and GuangzhouHow to Travel From Hong Kong to Guangzhou
Asked by Jo from SINGAPORE | Mar. 03, 2023 19:38Reply
Is the ferry operating now from HKIA skypier?
Does it stop first in Nansha or Panyu Lianhuashan Port? Thanks!
Answers (1)
Answered by Kathy | Mar. 05, 2023 19:52

The ferries from Skypier to Guangzhou have not been resumed yet.
Asked by Henry from HONG KONG | May. 29, 2020 20:29Reply
is high speed train operating now between Hong Kong and GuangZhou?
in view of Covid-19, I want to travel to GZ from Hong Kong. I want to know whether the high speed train is operating now.
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Jun. 01, 2020 18:42

We are sorry to tell you that the trains between Hong Kong and Guangzhou are still not available now. Please try bus instead.
Asked by Yeager from NEW ZEALAND | Apr. 29, 2020 19:14Reply
Can we use bus service to get from HK to Guangzhou now?
Trains are all cancelled. Is it possible to get to Guangzhou somehow?
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | May. 05, 2020 17:44

Thank you for your inquiry.

Due to the Covid-19, both HK side and China mainland side is making control of people's entry. The bus service is not in service at this time either. Sorry about the inconvenience.
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