Water Bus is very popular in Guangzhou. There are 18 ferries that transverse the 12 routes with some 26 piers.
At the peak time, which is 7 am to 9 am, and 4 pm to 6 pm, the ship comes every 20 minutes. Outside of those times, the ship comes every 30 minutes.
Equipped with the comfortable seats and the windows of the sightseeing, it’s not only cheap & convenient but also provides a different way to enjoy the scene of Guangzhou. You needn’t worry about the safety at all because every ship has at least five crew making sure everything is ok, as well as the life jackets and seasickness medicine in case of the accident.
The twelve lines in operation are:
|S1 (Jinshazhou – Xidi)||Jishazhou, Shiweitang, Huangsha, Xidi|
|S2 (Fangcun – Zhongda)||Dayuanshuaifu, Fangcun, Xidi, Tianzi, Zhongda|
|S3 (Ruyifang – Shiweitang)||Ruyifang, Tanwei, Shiweitang|
|S4 (Xidi – Haizhuang)||Xidi, Aozhou, Haizhuang|
|S5 (Yuzhu – Shenjing)||Whampoa Military Academy, Yuzhu, Hunagpu Xinzhou, Shenjing|
|S6 (Huangsha – Yongxing Street)||Huangsha, Fangcun, Yongxing Street|
|S7 (Tianzi – Fangzhi)||Tianzi, Fangzhi|
|S8 (Shengzong – Qiankou)||Shengzong, Diankou|
|S9 (Baixianke – Baihedong)||Baixianke, Baihedong|
|S10 (Yuzhu – Changzhou)||Yuzhu, Changzhou|
|S11 (Huangsha – Guangzhou Tower)||Huangsha, Dayuanshuaifu, Guangzhou Tower,|
|S12 (Changzhou – Haixinsha)||Changzhou, Yuzhu, Haixinsha|
Operation Hour: 07:00 to 18:00
Interval: 20 minutes during peak time and 30 minutes in other time
Fare: CNY 2. Line S11 has a sightseeing deck and for that it’s CNY 6 for a single trip and CNY10 for a round trip.