Guangzhou Airport

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport is known to locals as both Guangzhou Airport and Baiyun Airport. It is currently the third busiest airport in China – behind Beijing and Shanghai Pudong – and acts as a hub for several carriers, including China Southern Airlines. The airport is located 28km from downtown Guangzhou.


Guangzhou Airport has a single terminal which houses all of its check-in desks. Flights then leave from this terminal or from one of two concourses: Area A and Area B. As a general rule, international flights leave from the main building while domestic flights take off from Area A or B.


Most of the restaurants and shops are found in the main terminal, but both of the concourses also have a few options to keep waiting passengers happy. Head upstairs for the widest selection of international and Chinese restaurants and cafes. Free drinking water and boiling water (for those who like to travel with tea bags) can be found downstairs near many of the departure gates.


A second terminal is currently under construction to help cope with increasing passenger demands on the airport.



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Please note: all information is correct as of September, 2016.

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 Getting to & from the Airport

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From Guangzhou, get on S41机场高速/S41 in 白云区. Continue onto S41机场高速/S41, then drive to 机场大道 in 花都区.

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Guangzhou Airport is connected to the city by Metro, which is the cheapest and most hassle-free option into the city, although not necessarily the quickest.


The Metro station can be found on the lower level of the airport, with trains available from 6am through till 11pm. Line 3 leads to Tiyu Xilu Metro station, which takes around 50 minutes and costs ¥12. The line also passes through the popular area of Jiahewanggang, with fares closer to ¥5.


By taking line 3 all the way to Guangzhou East Station, you can connect to a long-distance train bound for Hong Kong. This journey takes around two hours. 

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An express bus leaves from outside the terminal, making just one stop on its way to Guangzhou station. This journey takes just under half an hour in normal traffic levels and costs ¥117. 

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Taxis are available outside the terminal in clearly marked ranks. To get to a hotel in the city centre should cost around ¥120, including all toll fees.


Some taxi drivers are likely to approach you in the terminal, but their fees will invariably be higher than the official taxis. 

 Who flies to Guangzhou

 Airport Contact Details

Guangzhou Airport

Airport Integrated Office Building,
South Area,
Guangzhou 510470,

Tel:+86 (0)20 86124518

 Location Details

Longitude:113° 17' 55'' E
Latitude:23° 23' 32'' N

 Airport Location

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