A guide to public transport services in Guangzhou along with how to get to and from the city, be it by train, bus or plane.


If you are getting to Guangzhou by plain, you are basically in Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport.

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport

click here to see the arrival process. You can choose metro, bus, taxi to leave the airport and reach the urban.

Bus: If you want to take bus, there are totally 5 Airport Lines to reach every part of Guangzhou. The ticket price rang from 14 to 29 yuan RMB according to the travelling distance  and the destination station include Zhongshan Avenue, World Trade Center, Sanyuanli, Sun Yat-Sen University, and South China University of Technology. Click here to know more about Guangzhou Buses.

For metro, you can take metro line 3 to get to Tianhe City. It will take you 12 yuan RMB and almost 1 hour to get there. Click here to know more about Guangzhou Metro.

Taxi: It will take you about 40 minutes and 140 RMB to get to Tianhe City. Click here to know more about taxi in Guangzhou.

Long-distance Bus: If you want to see some attractions around Guangzhou, you can choose long-distance bus station in the airport. Click here to see more.

Car Hire: If you like to go around by yourself with a map and Guide, you can hire a car.  Click here to know how to rent a car in Guangzhou.

Water Bus: The biggest feature of Guangzhou’s transportation is that you can take the water buses travelling among the city!! They are quick and cheap, click here to know more about it.


There are four passenger railway stations in Guangzhou city, naming Guangzhou Railway Station, Guangzhou East Railway Station, Guangzhou South Railway Station and Guangzhou North Railway Station respectively.

Click here to know more about railway stations in Guangzhou.


Another way to get to Guangzhou is by ferry from Hong Kong. You can take ferry at China Hong Kong City Terminal or Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal located at the Shun Tak Centre, Central, Hong Kong.