Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) is a civil airport located about 28 kilometers north of Guangzhou. It is located in Baiyun–Huadu Districts, Guangzhou, Guangdong. In 2017, the passenger throughput of Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport was 65.636 million passengers, ranking 13th in the world airport and ranking 3rd in the Chinese airport.

The airport has 3 runways and 2 terminal, and the long-term plan is 5 runways and 3 terminals.

  • T1 Terminal handles domestic and international flights.
  • T2 terminal is the newest, opening in April 2018.

Chinese Name: 广州白云国际机场 – Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport

Official Website:

Open Hours: the airport is open 24 hrs


Getting to/from Guangzhou Airport

Airport transfers to and from Guangzhou Airport include the option of Metro, Airport Express Bus, Taxi, and Intercity Buses.

Guangzhou Metro 广州地铁

Guangzhou Airport is connected to the metro system via line 3.

  • For T1 Terminal use Airport South Station 机场南(1号航站楼)
  • For T2 Terminal use Airport North Station 机场北(2号航站楼)

Both stations are inside the terminal making it convenient to move from the metro station and onwards to find your check-in or exit in the case of arrivals.

Metro line 3 heads to the Guangzhou East Railway Station, then Guangzhou CBD (Zhujiang New Town), past the Canton Tower, and onwards through to Panyu Square.

To go from the airport to the city center at Pearl River New Town Station takes around 60 mins. (noting you have to change lines at Tiyu Xilu Station so add some spare time for that)

You can easily transfer from line 3 to

  • line 8 and go to China Import & Export Fair Pazhou
  • line 9 and go to Guangzhou North Railway Station
  • line 5 and go to Guangzhou Railway Station
  • line 7 and go to Guangzhou South Railway Station

First/Last Train: 06:10~23:00

Train Interval: 7 minutes and 30 seconds

See metro map and guide


Taxi 出租车

Taxies are available from outside gates A8, B3, B6, and B8. Here are fare estimates for a taxi journey

From Guangzhou Airport (广州白云国际机场) to Distance Journey Time Fare(RMB)est.
Tianhe CBD & City Center 天河中央商务区 40 km 60 min 130
Guangzhou Pazhou – Exhibition Center (Canton Fair) 广州市国际会展中心 45 km 65 min 140
Guangzhou Railway station 广州火车站 32 km 40 min 100
Guangzhou East railway station 广州东站 40 km 55 min 110
Guangzhou South railway station 广州南站 60 km 80 min 185
Guangzhou North railway station 广州北站 18 km 30 min 55
Guangzhou Passenger Transport Station (Bus) 广州市汽车客运站 & Provincial Bus Station 广东省汽车客运站 35 km 46 min 115
Guangzhou Tianhe Bus station 天河客运站 37 km 45 min 110


Airport Express Bus 空港快线

There are 10 Airport Express services which have routes to all major districts in Guangzhou. There are also a number of bus routes between the airport and the cities in Guangdong. Ticket counters are located at Gate A04 (near the escalator), Gate A11, Gate B03, Gate B05, and Gate B12.

Line Route & Stations
Airport Express Line 1
Civil Aviation Guangzhou Hospital, Airport Road Interchange, Sanyuanli University of Chinese Medicine, Civil Aviation Ticket Office (Train Station)
Remarks: After the 01:00, Baiyun Airport will send a shuttle bus to the Garden Hotel.
Airport Express Line 2
Garden Hotel, Crowne Plaza Guangzhou Center, Huaqiao New Village, Zoo South Gate, Tianhe City Plaza, Tianhe Huashi Yuehai Hotel
Note: After 23:00 on the 2nd line, stop the Garden Hotel – Huanshi East Road (opposite the zoo south gate); Tianhe Road (Tianhe City Plaza) – Tianhe Computer City – and the bus station – Zhongshan Avenue West (Guangyun Building) ), operation until the end of the flight.
Airport Express Line 3
Xingdu Hotel, Fangcun Bus Terminal, Rosedale Hotel, Liri Commercial Plaza
Note: After 23:00, stop at Nan’an Road (Dangang Nanwan) – Liri Commercial Plaza – Changgang Middle Road (Surrey Hotel) – Fangcun Bus Terminal, operated until 1 pm.
Airport Express Line 4
Huijing New City, Huajindun Dasha Store, Crown Jiayi Hotel, Yigang Garden, Wenchong Shipyard, Mingzhu Hotel, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Provincial Science Institute
Note: After 23:00, stop at Yunlai Hotel (Huangshi Interchange Refueling Station) – Baiyun Avenue South (opposite to Guangdong University of Foreign Studies) – Guangzhou Gymnasium (Blue Sky Garden) – Guangyuan East Road (Jingui Gas Station) – Shahe Jiekou – Huijing New City – Huajindun Hotel – Huangpu Yigang Garden – Wenchong Shipyard – Development Zone Pearl Hotel, operated until 1 pm.
Airport Express Line 5
Suijing Building, Jinzhou Business Hotel (near Dongfang Hotel), Hilbine Hotel
Airport Express Line 6
CITIC Plaza, Zhengjia Plaza
Airport Express Line 7
Yongcheng Hotel, Lijiang Pearl Hotel, Aoyuan Golf Hotel
Airport Express Line 8
Country Garden Phoenix, Sun City Hotel, Huaxia International Business Hotel, Emerald Crowne Plaza Hotel
Airport Express Line 9
Yunfeng Hotel, China Southern Garden, Henry Business Hotel, Huadu Square
Airport Express Line 10
Pazhou Conference Hotel, Zhujiang Dijing, New Pearl River Hotel, Guangzhou Textile Trade Park
Airport bus line
Conghua, Jingang City, Airport International
Airport bus Zengcheng line Zengcheng Terminal, Zhongxin (suspended by the construction of the subway)


Intercity bus 城际大巴

Intercity coach destinations from the airport include Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Zhongshan, Foshan, Dongguan, Shunde, Nanhai, Gaoming, Nancheng, Jiangmen and Taishan.

Ticket counters are located at Gates A3-A4, A5-A6, B11-B13.


Flight Destinations from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport

By the end of 2017, the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport network has covered more than 200 navigation points around the world, including more than 80 international and regional destinations, reaching more than 40 countries and regions around the world.

You can easily travel from Guangzhou to almost any domestic airport in China.

International and regional passenger destinations

Airline Destination
China International Airlines Addis Ababa, Tokyo Narita, Singapore, Tokyo Haneda, Istanbul, Cairo
China Southern Amsterdam, Paris, Auckland, New Delhi, Kathmandu, Jakarta, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Chiang Mai, Singapore, Tokyo Haneda, Siem Reap, Seoul, Bangkok, Hanoi, Moscow, Taipei Taoyuan, Phnom Penh, Los Angeles, Ho Chi Minh City, Phuket, Bud Zhuang, Perth, Vancouver, Nagoya, Tokyo Haneda, Yangon, Sabah, Toronto, Chiang Mai, Jakarta, Penang, Dubai, Denpasar, New Delhi, Phu Quoc Island, Brisbane, Dhaka, Melbourne, San Francisco
Eastern Airlines Mandalay, Tokyo Haneda
Hainan Airlines Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, Taipei Taoyuan
Sichuan Airlines Saipan, Da Nang
Shenzhen Airlines Addis Ababa, Tokyo Narita, Singapore, Tokyo Haneda, Bangkok
Xiamen Airlines Tokyo Haneda, Sabah, Ho Chi Minh City, Vancouver, Perth, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Singapore, Amsterdam, New York, Jakarta, Sydney, Osaka, Hanoi, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Osaka, Penang, Jakarta, Denpasar, Brisbane, Pu Kyrgyzstan, San Francisco, Sabah
Spring Airlines Bangkok, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap
Indonesian Lion Air Bali, Manado
Indonesian Suravia Airlines Bali
Jetstar Pacific Airlines Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City
Bangkok Airways Sushang Mei Island
Mauritius Airlines Mauritius


Transit Visa at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport

72-hour transit visa-free transit – Since August 1, 2013, the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport has implemented a 72-hour transit visa-free policy for citizens of 45 countries. Citizens of designated countries can stay in Guangdong Province without a Chinese visa.

144-hour visa-free transit – (available soon) The policy will now allow travelers from selected countries to visit Guangdong Province for 6 days without applying for a visa.

Countries whose citizens may apply for TWOV (travel without visa):

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Russia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia (FYROM), Albania, Belarus, Monaco, the United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Australia, New Zealand.

Note: you must inform your airline prior to travel, and you must have an onward international flight booked.


Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport Facilities

Facility Location
Business center The west side of the main building on the third floor of the N Island.
Financial service facility The third floor, the first floor of the main building and the departure halls and the public areas of the arrival hall.
emergency room The main building of the terminal building is the 27th floor of the first floor, the third floor of the west connecting building, and the second floor of the East Second Point Gallery.
locker room The east third finger corridor of the terminal building and the second floor bathroom of the arrival hall of the West Three Fingers Gallery.
Self-service check-in equipment The third floor of the terminal building is in the “self-service check-in area” and the F-zone area on the third floor.
Left Luggage storage Next to the No. 16 gate of the domestic baggage hall, next to the No. 8 gate of the International Departure Hall, 2 in the B zone of the domestic arrival hall, and 2 in the International Arrival Hall.
post Post Office: The third floor of the main building, civil aviation express: three floors of the main building, SF Express: the first floor of the main building.
Passenger timekeeping lounge The main building of the terminal building is next to the subway entrance.
Infant room In Area B, the West One Finger Corridor, the B District Departure Area West Second Finger Corridor, the B Area Departure Area West Three Fingers Corridor, and the A Area Departure Isolation Area East Three Fingers Corridor.


What to do at the airport?

It’s not the most boring airport in the world and certainly not the most uncomfortable. You can enjoy a large array of dining inc. KFC, McDonald’s, Starbucks, UBC coffee, and Subway. Of course, there are even more local Chinese eateries.

On the first floor of the main building, you can find a foot massage hall (Location: 主楼一层 东北区 C9127) and another Caven Foot Massage on the northwest side of the main building (Location: 主楼一层 西北区 C9139).


WiFi at the airport – you need to have a working mobile to receive a text message and get the code which is not an option for most visitors. Alternatively, you can go to 8 self-service Wifi number acquisition devices besides No. 3 luggage turntable near A101, A105, A110, A01, A113, A116 and A10. You can scan your passport and receive the code to access the internet. Alternatively, go to any cafe and they have free wifi.

There are also 58 wireless network multimedia kiosks with internet access. In addition, the multimedia kiosks are also equipped with passenger self-service query function and charging facilities.



According to the information in August 2017, the check-in procedure was stopped 45 minutes before the departure of the domestic flight of Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, and the check-in procedure was stopped 1 hour before the international flight took off.


Airport Lounges

Baiyun Airport Hourly Charged Passenger Lounge

Located on the B1 Floor inside the Terminal offering 70 guest rooms with single or double bed, TV, WiFi, Charging, plus there is also a shower room and lounge area.

Business Class: Hourly Room Rates 08:00-16:00: RMB25/hour | 16:00-next day 08:00: RMB50/hour for the first four hours, RMB25/hour from the fifth hour till 08:00, Maximum at RMB260.

First Class: Hourly Room Rates 08:00-16:00: RMB40/hour | 16:00-next day 08:00: RMB80/hour for the first four hours, RMB40/hour from the fifth hour till 08:00 Maximum at RMB380.


Hotels near the Airport

Pullman Guangzhou Baiyun Airport – Pullman Guangzhou Baiyun Airport is a 5-star hotel located only a few steps from Departure Hall Gate 12.

See more reviews of hotels nearby the airport.


Maps, Floor Plans and Layout of GZ Airport