OverviewGetting to & from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport to your destination:
Note that you can buy one of eight types of rechargeable tickets, accepted on ferries, buses, subways & telecoms, one of which is ideal for tourists (the CNY30 Card without deposit). The card costs CNY10, to which you can add more value - the highest value is CNY30 or CNY50, with each recharge in multiples of CNY10 (leftover not refundable).
1. By Subway, Intercity Underground or Automated People Mover: The subway stops are announced in Mandarin, Cantonese and English. Subways run at peak hours every 3minutes and at off-peak hours after 9pm, every 7 minutes. Subway fares are set as follows: Up to the first 4 km, the fare is CNY2; for 4-12 km add CNY1 for each additional 4 km segment; for 12-24 km add CNY1 for each additional 6 km segment. After 24 km add CNY1 for each additional 8 km segment. Line 1 has 16 stations and serves as transfer to the Guangzhou East railway station.
Line 2 has 24 stations, running north to south and taking you to both the Guangzhou and the Guanzhou South railway stations. Line 3 has a north to south main rail and a north to east branch. From downtown there is now a direct connection to Guangzhou Baiyun Airport. Line 4, with 18-20 stations, starts north at Chebeinan and ends south a Jinzhou in the south.
Line 5 connects eastern and western Guangzhou and stops at the Guangzhou railway station. Line 8 runs from the south bank of the Pearl River, west to east.
GuangFo Line, an intercity underground train, connects Guangzhou City to Foshan City.
The APM (Automated People Mover), only 8 km long, is an underground & unmanned train..
2. Via Airport Express Bus (tel: (020) 8612 2102), which links the Airport both with central Guangzhou and other destinations in the Pearl River Delta region, and departs right outside the terminal’s arrivals area.