Guangzhou East Railway Station

Guangzhou East Railway Station is located to the north of the city center and offers high speed intercity trains to Shenzhen, and slower K, T, Z type trains to other cities including a service to Hong Kong.

If you are in the Guangzhou city center, this is the most convenient station for heading to Shenzhen. C type trains leave from here at regular intervals taking just over an hour to reach Luohu (Shenzhen Railway Station). You can also reach Hong Kong via this station in under 2 hours, although trains are limited. If heading to Hong Kong you may also choose to head to Guangzhou South Station and take the XRL line (48 mins to HK + travel time to GZ South Station).

Chinese Name: 广州东站  (中国铁路车站)

Address: 1 East Station Road, Linhe Street, Tianhe District, Guangzhou 广州市天河区林和街道东站路1号


Train Schedule at mid-2018

Destination Nos. Duration Time Ticket Price (RMB)
First Second
Shenzhen 54 departures from 06:30 to 22:23 1h 14m- 1h 23m 99.5 79.5
Hong Kong 12 departures from 10:17 to 21:32 1h 53m- 1h 58m 206 173
Harbin West Z236 at 19:50 34h 59m 1,060 628
Shanghai Z100 at 18:12 15h 25m 685 377
Changsha 8 departures from 13:28 to 22:52 7h 22m- 8h 37m 349 246
Tianjin Z14, Z236 at 17:10 and 19:50 22h 47m- 24h 42m 810 471
Beijing West Z98 at 18:06 21h 24m 795 456
Zhengzhou Four trains from 17:10 to 22:52 15h 31m- 17h 27m 619 373
Xiamen K297 at 20:42 11h 15m 385 267
Shantou T8379 at 15:13 8h 22m 246 180
Meizhou Three trains from 09:40 to 20:42 5h 30m- 5h 44m 208.5 141.5
Nanchang Four trains from 07:41 to 18:52 11h 47m- 13h 20m 443.5 255.5



There are 12 windows in the new long-distance train ticketing hall. Two refund windows and two change windows are opened daily. For Hong Kong and Shenzhen trains head to the ticket office on 1F.


Getting to Guangzhou East Railway Station


Guangzhou East Railway Station is connected to Metro Line 1 (06:10-23:30), Metro Line 3 (06:00-23:30) and soon Metro Line 11 and Metro Line 18.

See Metro guide and map

Public Bus

East Station Coach Station: 27, 32, 39, 60, 298, 508, 560, 776, 778, B18, B6 Express Line

East Station Bus Station: Tourism Bus Line 3


A taxi from Guangzhou city center (Tianhe) to Guangzhou East Railway Station would take around 24 minutes and cost around 18 RMB.

Intercity/Long Distance Bus
Guangzhou East Railway Station Bus Terminal (广州交通集团东站汽车客运站) is located 50 meters west of Exit H of Guangzhou East Railway Station. There are buses to Shenzhen, Dongguan, Yangjiang, Zhongshan, Zhuhai, Foshan, Qingyuan, Jiangmen and Shantou.


Nearby Guangzhou East Railway Station

  • POPARK东方宝泰购物广场 is a large four-floor mall with lots of eateries and Aeon supermarket adjacent to the station.
  • One station away on line 3 is Zhongtian Mall 中天购物城
  • The city center and CBD is only 10 minutes away by metro


Hotels near Guangzhou East Railway Station

JI Hotel Guangzhou Tianhe East Railway Station

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, JI Hotel Guangzhou Tianhe East Railway Station offers accommodation in Guangzhou, 800 metres from CITIC Plaza. The rooms include a flat-screen TV.

Jianguo Hotel Guangzhou

Strategically located within Guangzhou’s Central Business District, Jianguo Hotel Guangzhou offers quick and easy transportation links while its facilities include an outdoor pool.