Guangzhou Transportation – By Air

Guangzhou Transportation-by Air mainly introduces the brief information of Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, such as the domestic flights, international flights, the detailed transfer information, such as by airport shuttle bus, by metro, by taxi, by airport intercity bus.

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, named after the city’s nearby mountain, is China’s third busiest airport. As a new airport, you can expect all the facilities and amenities, as well as the problems, that you’d find at any major international hub. Increasing passenger numbers have meant the airport is constantly being expanded and this can lead to delays and confusion inside the terminal as to who goes where. At present, Guangzhou has only one airport, Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport. Located in the intersection of Renhe Town in Baiyun and Xinhua Town in Huadu District, Baiyun International Airport, is the second busiest and largest airport in Southern China with lots of routes. The airport operates flight service to dozens of cities in China, as well as international cities and regions such as Vietnam, Bangkok, Singapore, Malaysia, etc.

Guangzhou Baiyun Airport Transfer

The transportation from the airport is very convenient. Visitors can make a transfer by airport bus, metro, taxi and so on. Therefore, do not worry how to get to the downtown.

By Airport Shuttle Bus

There are 17 shuttle bus lines supplying convenient transportation for passengers between Baiyun Airport and the downtown area. There are some main routes as follows for your reference.

Baiyun Airport Express Line

Baiyun Airport Express Line Ticket Counter and Pick-up Point
Ticket Counter Distribution Area A of T1: Counters inside Gate A5 and A11
Area B of T1: Counters inside Gate B3, B5, B12 and counter outside Gate B10
T2: Transportation Center West Bus Terminal
Passenger Pick-up Point Area A of T1: Outside Gate A9-A12
Area B of T1: Outside Gate B10-B13
T2: Transportation Center West Bus Terminal

Airport Express Line 2

Baiyun Airport-Huashi Hotel in Tianhe District
Departure Time Huashi Hotel  05:00-21:10 Departure Interval

About 30-60

minutes per shift

Baiyun Airport 06:10 – End of Flight

Huashi Hotel Towards Baiyun Airport

Huashi Hotel – Crowne Plaza Guangzhou City Centre – North Gate of Airport – T2 – T1

Baiyun Airport 


Huashi Hotel 

T2 – Area A of T1 – Area B of T1 – Garden Hotel – South Gate of Guangzhou Zoo – TEEMALL – Tianhe Computer City – Huashi Hotel (Jinan University Bus Stop) – Guangyun Lou 


  • Huashi Hotel to Baiyun Airport: Five buses departing at 5:10, 5:40, 6:20, 7:10 and 7:40 stop at Crowne Plaza Guangzhou City Centre and North Gate of Airport.
  • Baiyun Airport to Huashi Hotel: Buses stop at Garden Hotel after 18:50, TEEMALL after 20:30, and South Gate of Guangzhou Zoo, Tianhe Computer City, Jinan University Bus Stop and Guangyun Lou after 23:10. 

Airport Express Line 3

Baiyun Airport – Xingdu Hotel
Departure Time Xingdu Hotel 5:00, 6:00, 7:00
  Baiyun Airport 23:40, 00:20, 01:00
Xingdu Hotel 
——Baiyun Airport
Xingdu Hotel – T2 – T1
Xingdu Hotel – T2 – T1 T2 – Area A of T1 – Area B of T1 – Ligang Nanwan – Liri Shopping Mall – Rosedale Hotel and Suits

Above information is for reference only. Please refer to the information of the day.

Please Pay Attention: 

  • Peak time: per 5 minutes(06:00-08:00; 15:00 -18:00)
  • Off-peak time: per 10 minutes(08:00-15:00; 18:00 -23:00)
  • Regular time: per 15 minutes(23:00-06:00)
  • Terminal 1: Get on at Gate 1-10 ; get off at Gate 1-10
    Terminal 2: Get on at Gate 2-42 ; get off at Gate 2-42
  • Airport Express 24-hour Service Hotline: 020-36063156

By Metro

It is the most convenient and efficient way between Baiyun International Airport and downtown by taking  north extension section of Line 3(Opening Time: 6:10 – 23:00).

Northern extension of Guangzhou Subway Line 3, also called “Airport Line”, forms a part of the main segment (Panyu Plaza Station – Airport North Station) of Guangzhou Subway Line 3. Northern extension of Guangzhou Subway Line 3 runs from Airport North Station to Tiyu West Road Station.

The route from Airport North Station to Tiyu West Road Station contains 15 stations, namely Airport North Station, Airport South Station, Gaozeng Station, Renhe Station, Longgui Station, Jiahe Wanggang Station, Baiyun Avenue North Station, Yongtai Station, Tonghe Station, Jingxi Nanfang Hospital Station, Meihuayuan Station, Yantang Station, Guangzhou East Railway Station, Linhe West Station, and Tiyu West Road Station.

Terminal 1 is located next to Airport South Station of Line 3 northern extension, while Terminal 2 is located next to Airport North Station of Line 3 northern extension. Please check your flight in advance to make sure you go to the correct terminal.

Free round trip transportation between the two terminals

During subway operation period, free transfer bus service between the two terminals is available.

  • Bus from Airport South Station (Terminal 1) to Airport North Station (Terminal 2)(Opening time: 06:15-23:37)
  • Bus from Airport North Station (Terminal 2) to Airport South Station (Terminal 1)(Opening time: 6:00-23:15)

By Taxi

Guangzhou Taxi Price Standard

Distance(km) Price(yuan)
The first 2.5 kilometers (1.55 miles) 10 yuan
Each additional kilometer (0.6 mile) 2.6
The extra distance beyond 35 kilometers (21.7 miles) Empty-run fee shall be paid by 50% of the fee

Places for Pick-up

Terminal 1: Outside of Gate No. 2 of Arrival Hall
Terminal 2: Outside of Gate No.50 and No.52 of Arrival Hall
The taxi pack-up point of A arrival is set outside the gate of A8, while B arrival is set outside the gate of B6. The taxi pick-up points of B arrival will be adjusted and increase to two, they are Gate B3 and Gate B8 pick-up points.

By Online Car-hailing

T1 Car-hailing service pick-up points

  • P1, P4, and P5 car parks (cars hailed online are not allowed to enter Arrival Areas A and B for picking up passengers).  
  • An online car-hailing service zone is located in P4 car park. Passengers need to walk to this zone to get on their cars

 T2 Car-hailing service pick-up points

  • In P6 and P7 outdoor car parks.

By Airport Intercity Bus

The passenger station between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 has buses to other cities of the province, such as Zhuhai, Zhongshan, Foshan, Shunde, Jiangmen, etc.

Baiyun Airport-Zhuhai

Departure time Gongbei, Zhuhai 5:00-19:30
Baiyun Airport 8:00-23:30
Departure interval About 30-50 minutes
Gongbei, Zhuhai to Baiyun Airport Gongbei, Zhuhai – Xiangzhou – Tangjia – T2 – T1
Baiyun Airport to Gongbei, Zhuhai T2 – Zone A, T1 – Zone B, T1 – Tangjia (95 yuan) – Xiangzhou (95 yuan) – Gongbei (95 yuan)
Address  of Remote Terminals Tangjia: No. 1088, Gangwan Avenue, Tangjiawan Town, Zhuhai
Xiangzhou: No. 299, Meihua East Road, Xiangzhou District, Zhuhai.
Gongbei: Yongtong Hotel at Gongbei Bus Station, No. 1 Lianhua Road, Gongbei District, Zhuhai.

Baiyun Airport-Shenzhen

Departure time Shenzhen 6:00-18:00
Baiyun Airport 9:20-21:40
Departure interval About 60-70 minutes
Shenzhen to Baiyun Airport Yinhu Bus Station – Bao’an Passenger Transportation Center – T2 – T1
Baiyun Airport to Shenzhen T2 – Zone A, T1 – Zone B, T1 – Bao’an Passenger Transportation Center (95 yuan) – Yinhu Bus Station (95 yuan)
Address  of Remote Terminals Yinhu: F1, Yinhu Building, Shangbu North Road, Shenzhen.
Bao’an: Bao’an Passenger Transportation Center at junction of Xixiang Avenue and 2nd Qianjin Road, Bao’an District, Shenzhen.

Baiyun Airport-Downtown of Foshan

Downtown of Foshan
Departure time Foshan Downtown 4:30-20:30
Baiyun Airport 7:40-01:20
Departure interval About 30-40 minutes
Foshan Downtown to Baiyun Airport Foshan Downtown – T2 – T1
Baiyun Airport to Foshan Downtown T2 – Zone A, T1 – Zone B, T1 – Foshan Downtown (38 yuan)
Address  of Remote Terminals F1, Lanshi International Metal Trading Center, 1st Kuiqi Road, Chancheng District.

Baiyun Airport-Zhongshan

Zhongshan Downtown
Departure time Zhongshan Downtown 5:00-18:30
Baiyun Airport 8:20-23:40
Departure interval About 30-50 minutes
Zhongshan Downtown to Baiyun Airport Yifeng Plaza, West District (Shaxi) – T2 – T1
Baiyun Airport to Zhongshan Downtown T2 – Zone A, T1 – Zone B, T1 – Yifeng Plaza, West District (Shaxi) (71 yuan)
Address  of Remote Terminals F1, No. 6, Cuifeng Road, Xiqu Sub-district, Zhongshan (Yifeng International).

144-hour Visa Free Transit via Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport

Visitors are allowed a visa-free stay of up to 144 hours when taking an international transfer via Baiyun International Airport provided they hold valid international travel document and confirmed interline ticket to a third country.

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