Transfer to/from - Guangzhou airport (CAN)


Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Guangzhou airport (CAN)


Bus - There are different services to the city, with stops at the main hotels and the transportation center and frequencies of 20-30 minutes. They operate from 5:30 am and the trip to downtown Guangzhou takes approximately 60 min. They depart from outside the Arrivals area.
There are also long distance buses every hour that connect the airport with several destinations in Southern China, including Dongguan, Foshan, Zhongshan, Huizhou, Jiangmen, Nanhai, Qingyuan, Shenzhen, Shunde, Taishan, Yunfu, Zhaoqing, Zhuhai, Wuzhou, Zengcheng, Heyuan.

Metro - Line 3 runs to Tianhe District, in the city centre, Guangzhou East Railway Station, LinheXi and Tiyu Xi from 6:10 am to 11:00 pm, with 7-minute intervals. Intermediate stops include Renhe, Longgui, Jiahewanggang, Baiyundadaobei, Yongtai, Tonghe, Meihuayuan and Yantang. Travel time is approximately 50 min. The airport station is found in the Departures Hall of the third floor. The service allows connections with line 2 to Guangzhou South Railway Station.

Taxi - Ranks are located outside gates A8, in the Arrivals area A, and B6, in the Arrivals area B. Journey time to downtown Guangzhou is 30-60 minutes. It is illegal to pay in any foreign currency in China.


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City bus services

1 - Guangzhou Hospital, Sanyuanli Guangzhou University
2 - Garden Hotel, Crowne Plaza City Centre, Huaqiao New Village, Teem Plaza Square, Tianhe Huashiyuehai Hotel
3 - United Star Hotel, Fangcun, Rosedale Hotel, Lin Business Plaza
4 - Huijing New City, Huajindun Hotel, Royal Hotel, Yigang Garden, Pearl Hotel, Guangdong University
5 - Suijing Building, Jinzhou Business Hotel, Hilbin Hotel
6 - Zhongxin Square, Grandview Mall
7 - Vanguard Hotel, White Palace Hotel, Aoyuan Golf Hotel
8 - Country Garden Phoenix City, Sun City Hotel, Landmark Canton Hotel, Crowne Plaza Guangzhou Science City
9 - Gardenpeak Hotel, Southern Airlines Garden, Henry Business Hotel, Huadu Square
10 - Pazhou Conference Hotel, Zhujiang Dijing, New Pearl River International Hotel

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Latest updates: March 25, 2023

Transportation Tips to/from the airport

Although there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take them into account when moving to or from the airport, and especially if we go by public transport.
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to leave with a little more anticipation than what is commonly suggested. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always take into account peak traffic times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may delay the journey to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what is happening.
If you contract a shared transfer service, have a contact telephone number handy in case of any delay by the company. In these cases they usually already have a scheduled collection time.
If you use public transport (collective, train) take into account the schedules (weekends and holidays tend to have less frequency), if you have to change and also how to board (if you need a card or paying the driver or motorist at the moment ). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know so as not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could cause complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport, check where to leave the vehicle. At some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 2 -From the airport- Here it is a little less stressful since you don't have the pressure of missing your flight. In the worst case, you will arrive later at the place where you are going to stay or at the meeting point where you are trying to arrive.
Once you leave the plane, look for your suitcase and finish with the arrival procedures that are required. Then, follow the directions for public transportation or ask the airport staff.
It is very useful to find out in advance the schedules of the buses or trains in case you arrive late at night. Not all work 24 hours. The same goes for taxis. In case of using an Uber-type service, have the mobile application handy to contact the driver.
On the other hand, if you booked a private transport service, it is likely that they will have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign. If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for greater peace of mind it is advisable to book it in advance. Rental counters are usually available in the arrivals hall.
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