How to take Metro from Guangzhou Baiyun Airport to City—The last train is at 23:00

Airport South Station (Chinese: 机场南站) is a Metro station on Line 3 (Airport South  to  Panyu Square) of the Guangzhou Metro. The station is located directly below the terminal building of Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport. Unlike other Metro stations in Guangzhou, it does not have dedicated entrances or exits at ground level, instead it is equipped with lifts and escalators that connect to the upper floors of the terminal. Taking the Metro at Guangzhou Biayun Airport is one of the convenient way to travel Downtown at a reasonable price of about 7-9 Yuan.(Guangzhou Metro Map

When you are at the arrival hall you will see the direction signs to the Metro Station.
Walking to the Metro Station

You can buy single journey ticket at the automatic ticket vendor machine; it only accepts coins and 5 Yuan and 10 Yuan paper notes. Be prepared with some small change before you come to Guangzhou.

If you don’t have small change, you can change at the Metro Customer Service Center or you can buy Yang Cheng Tong Metro Card at the same Center.
Towards Tiyu Xilu , Line 3, you can transit Line 1 at Guangzhou East Railway Station
Waitting the metro

If you are going to Shenzhen or Hong Kong, get off at the Guangzhou East Railway Station, and take a train at Guangzhou East railway Station.

If you are going to the Canton Tower, get off at the Canton Tower Metro Station

If you are going to the Guangzhou Gangding Computer Market or the Guangzhou Pacific Computer City , you need to transit to another Line 3 at Tiyu XIlu Station

If some visitor need to stopover several hours or ever longer at Guangzhou Airport, you can use the time for short sightseeing in Guangzhou city. It will give you a good impressive even if your visit time is short. It is about 30-35 minutes from Guangzhou Airport to Downtown, depending on your location.  

Taking the Metro from Guangzhou Airport to Downtown is sometimes better than the taxi, because the Metro doesn’t have traffic jams.

Most visitors may like to go to the Guangzhou Six Banyan Tree Temple , Western Han Nanyue Royal Tomb Museum , Chen Clan Academy (Chen Jia Ci, Chinese), but all of them close at 5:30 PM.

A lot of foreigners like to go to Shaimian Island; you may like to have beer or dinner at the Shamian Island. If you would like to do some shopping, have lunch or dinner, you can go to the Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street or the Beijing Lu .

All these tourist places are close to the Metro Line 2 or Line 1; you have to transfer Line 2 at Jiahewanggang Station

Transfer line 2 at Jiahewanggang station
The Metro Line 2 is just opposite the Line 3

If you are going to take the high speed train to Shenzhen, Zhuhai , Shunde, Zhongshan, Wuhan, Changsha or some other cities, just take metro from Guangzhou Airport to Guangzhou South Railway Station (Line 2) . It takes about 1 hour and costs 10 Yuan.

If you want to take the Metro from Guangzhou Baiyun Airport to Foshan : Take Metro Line 3, transfer to Line 2 at JiaheWanggang Station , then transfer to Line 1 at Gongyuan Qian Metro station, and then transfer to Guang-Fo Line at Xilang Metro Station. It takes about 70 -80 minutes and costs 10-12 Yuan.

The Metro at Guangzhou Airport service Time: First train is at 6:10 AM, last train at 23:00

If you miss the last train to Downtown from Guangzhou Airport and you want to save some money from using taxi, the Airport Bus going to Guangzhou Railway Station (Line 1) operates "until all flights arrive." Then take a taxi from Guangzhou Railway Station to your hotel .



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  1. Can I take train to Shenzhen from GuangZhou East Railway Station?….thanks

    • yes,you can take a trin from Guangzhou East railway station to Shenzhen

      • Hi Victor
        First able thanks for your good job!!!
        From Biyun Airport to Kaiserdorm Taojin hotel?

        • Hello there
          Taxi from GZ Baiyun Airport to Kaiserdorm Taojin hotel is about 120-130 Yuan
          but you can take metro to Ouzuang Metro Station , Exit A, the hotel is close to the metro station
          Take metro Line 3 >> transfer Line 2 at Jiahewang Metro station ,line 2 train just opposit Line 3 train , then transer Line 5 at Guangzhou Railway Station .

          Enlarge the map, Click here

  2. How to get the metro to go LIDO HOTEL At Beijing lui… what line?

    • Take Metro Line Line 6 and get off at Beijing Lu metro station , it is about 2 minutes walking from Beijing Lu Metro station to Lido hotel .

      First you need to take metro Lin3 at Airport ,and get off at Jihewang Metro Station then transfer Line 2 , the Lin2 train just opposite of the Line 3 TRAIN , then get off at Gongyuanqiang Metro Station transfer Line 6 .

      Airport metro staion ( Line 3)  >> Jiahe wangjiang metro station ( Lin2 2)>> (Line 2)  Gongyuan Qian metro station >> ( Line 6) Beijing Lu metro station  .

      • if i take line 3 from airport and change at yantang stesen (change line 6) to beijing road ok rite? no need to change 3 time…

        • yes,you can take metro from airport Line 3 and transfer to Line 6 at  Yantang Metro Station , About 70 minutes and price is 8 Yuan .

  3. Hi, Victor, I read your messages and I really think you are doing a good job.

    I am Mark, a tourist flying in to Guangzhou Baiyun International on April 20. My plane arrives if on schedule by 21:30 (9:30PM). If my hotel is near Canton Tower, on Yizhou road, Can i take the metro Subway?

    How many minutes is it from Airport South to Canton Tower station? For example I get through Immigration past 22:00 (10:00PM)?

    Thank you!

    • hi there, I am not sure your hotel localiton, but I am sure you can take metro from Guangzhou Airport to Canton Tower ,just Line 3 ,get off at Canton Tower,  I know a lot hotel close to the Kecun , Modiesha Metro Station ,just let me know if you want to the hotel whether close to the metro station,I can tell you .

      from airport to Canton Tower, about 40 minutes

  4. This is very useful thank you.  How long would the metro take from the airport to Beijing Lu??  at around 5 – 5.30pm?  My flight is at midnight – at around 9pm at night would you recommend the metro or taxi to get back to the airport most efficently??

  5. Hello Victor

    We have got 13 hours stop over in Guangzhou. Can you please suggest things we would be able to do and get to and back in time to the airport? 

    Thanks in advance Cheers

  6. I have a 6 hour layover on a Saturday afternoon. I want to go see the Canton Tower by Metro. How do I get Chinese currency to buy Metro tickets? Or can I pay with VISA?

    • You can exchange Money at Airport

      but you have to remember , from Airport to City center ,is about 35-40 minutes. make sure you have enough time

      Have a nice trip in GZ.

  7. hi victor.

    if Iike go to shamian island. My hotel near baijing Road. can i go thee by metro.

  8. Hi

    My flight will arrive at Baiyun Aiport at 12:15pm on 14/03/2017. From there I need to take a Metro to Guangzhou South Station to connect the high speed train to Chaoshan Station. I have already book online for the train ticket on the same day but i have to collect the train ticket personally at the station.  My train schedule is at 15:47 pm from Guangzhou South Station to Chaoshan Station. 

    May i know is there suficient time for me to collect my ticket before boarding the HS train.



    • Hello there

      You have enouh time from Guangzhou Baiyun Airport to Guangzhou South Railway station , and enough time to collect the train ticket, 

      you arrive at 12:35, after Custom Clearance, would be about 13:10 , 

      Take metro from GZ airport to Gz South Railway station is about 1 hour,  take metro Line 3 at airport then transfer to Line 2 at Jiahewang Jiang Metro Station , the Line 2 train just opposit Line 3 train , Same platform。

      So maybe you will arrive at GZ South Railway Station about 14:30 , you have enough time . 

      so maybe you can have Lunch at GZ South Railway Station . 


  9. Hello,

    Which station should I transfer from Metro Line 3  if I'm to take metro from the Airport to Zhujiang New Town? Also, should i take Airport North or Airport South when i head back for international flight?

    Thanks a lot,


    • Hello Catherine  ,

      Take metro Line 3 at Airport, then you need to transfer at Tiyuxilu Metro Station,  still Line 3 , but different tain , they are same platform , so you just walk opposit of the train , then after one stop . get off at Zhujiang New Town

      When you take metro back to Airport, you just take the last station  Airport South station, Airport North still underconstruction  (not open )

  10. Hi Victor,

    My friend and I have a 15 hour layover there and wanted to know what you recommend as far as things to do in a day as well as a restaurant suggestion or two. We were thinking of going to one of the parks or the popular island as well as the Canton Tower. Do you like the island more than the parks? Which park is your favorite or most easily accessible from the airport? Do you recommend using the train for the day or cabs? How early should we return to the airport to catch a flight to the U.S.? Is it easy to get a visa? Last question, how much money do you recommend having for a day? Sorry for all these questions and really appreciate your time. We have no idea what to expect.

    Thank you!

    • hello there

      15 hours layover, I am not sure your exactly time, day or night ? becuase some tourist places will close at 6PM,  most of time  15 hours is okay for you to short visit in Guangzhou ,

      Yuexiu Park is more easily from Biayun Airport, only Line 2 ,you can see around the park ,the park is very big. metro is better, because no traffice jam.

      I am not sure which country you from , you dont need to get visa , 72 hours free visa transit but depend on which country you from .

      depend on what you like to see and what you want do ? museum? park ? people?  or shopping street ?

      Sorry,answe you late.



      • Thank you Victor! We arrive at 6 am and are from the US. Do you recommend going to the Shamian Island and Canton Tower? We will definitely go to the park you recommend.  Should we do the park first then tower then island or is that not the best order? Can you let us know the best metro to take to get to these?

        Thanks so much.  

      • Oh and also,how much money do you recommend for one day?

  11. HI, I will arrive Baiyun airport at 10am and wanna to go to Heyuan meet up a friend for few days. The best transport is to take direct bus to Heyuan in airport? Do I need to book the ticket?

    Can you advise how to go to Shang Xia Jiu from Heyuan?

    Thank you.

    • Hello there

      you can take a bus from GZ airport to Heyuan ,but make sure you know the location  in Heyuan ,I think your friend can tell you how to go .

      the first bus at :09:30 , the last bus at  21:30 from GZ airport to Heyuan .

      you dont need to book ticket first

      take a bus from Heyuan to Guangzhou , then take metro Line 1 and get off at Changshoulu Metro Station .

      look here


  12. TravelingTourist

    Hi Victor, I land in Guangzhou at 7:10pm. International flight leaving at 1:40am. I know I won't be able to see much, but is it enough time to take the metro downtown and find someplace to eat? I see the last train is at 11:00pm. How often do trains leave? It seems foolish to aim for the last train so if there is one at 10:30 maybe we try to get on that one and in case we miss it we can board the 11:00 train. Will it be safe for three women to travel at that time of night? Thanks for your help!

    • Hello there

      it was seem that your time a bit hurry,

      from GZ airport to Downtown is about35-40 minutes.

      3 minutes every train , you dont need to wait a long time, the metro is very fast and no traffice jam like taxi .

      Yes, most of the train stop close at 11PM,the last train at 11PM

      It is much safe in Guangzhou , special when you at metro station

      you need to target some places thatn you want to see and you want to eat .

      you can eat all kind of food in Guangzhou .

      if you just only for eat or just see around, you can have a try take metro to downtown .

      maybe you can stay at downtown about 2.5 h ours, you may like the exoticism  ,diffeent culture .





    • hello there

      Please take metro from Guangzhou Baiyung Airport to Gongyaungqian Metro station , Exit F, ,Please see the map as follow

      Take Metro Line 3 at Airport, then transfer Line 2 at Jiahewang Jiang Metro Station , Line 2 and Line 3 train they are at the same platform , opposit each other, then get off at line 2 GonayuanQiang Metro Station

      Guangzhou Baiyun Airport Metro line 3 >>Transfer Line 2 at Jiahewangjiang Metro station >>Get off at Gongyuanqiang Metro Station , Exit F

      Gongyuanqiang metro station locat at the Peopl park , you will see the Guangzhou Government Building (red) then just few minutes working from GZ government Building 

      You can enlarg the map 


      (chinese, in case you lost ,you just ask the people ,they will tell you how to go )


  14. Hi, I am student coming from Pakistan. I have to go from Guangzhou airport to Guangzhou East Railway station. I am student and coming first time to Guangzhou. Please Guide me from which terminal i will exit and enter subway/metro.

  15. hi victor,

    i will be leaving for guangzhou on the 10th of september  can you tell me how to go to Clivia hotel from the airport by taking metro?  do you think i can get hold of your metro map at the airport?

    thank you in advance.

    • Hello there I think the 广州君子兰酒店  Clivia hotel  is close to the Sun Yat-Seb Menorial Hall, Metro Line 2, Exit C,

      Yes, you can take metro map or tourist map at Guangzhou Airport

  16. Hi! I just wanted to say THANK YOU so much for this amazing information and pictures. I have searched online everywhere – no where else explains so clearly how to get from the airport to the Guangzhou East Station.  Thanks again.  The effort you put into this page is really appreciated. 🙂 

    PS. Any tips for easily buying a ticket to Hong Kong once I get to Guangzhou East Station?  

  17. Hi, there are 4 of us and we arrive in Guangzhou Baiyun Int'l Airport at 12.15am on Oct 19. The train will cease operation by then. What are my options (cost & duration) by taxi, airport pick up service and airport bus? Is there an local private car hire app similar to uber i can use? Many thanks in advance for your kind help! Jes

    • Hello there

      you can take the shuttle bus from airport to Guangzhou Railways Station then take a taxi to your hotel (save some money ),

       taxi from airport to city center at midnight maybe would be about 150-200 , make sure take a picture of the plate number of the taxi .in case some ” bad taxi driver” , make sure you ask the recipt of taxi . UNBER IS more expensive than taxi at midnight in here. so taxi is okay . 

      you can use many app in Guangzhou 

  18. Hi Victor

    You are doing an amazing job.   Sorry to ask,   we are 2 people  arriving at Guangzhou airport at arround 11:30pm on 24th October.  We are going to an apartment near Peasant Movement Instiittute metro station.    What is the best economical way to reach there.

    Thanks in advance 

    • Hello there

      you have to take the airport shuttle bus (NO Line 5,21 Yuan, the last bus: the end of the flight ) to the Haizhu Square(海珠广场 ,then take a taxi from Haizhu Suqre to your hotel (about 20 Yuan)( Peasant Movement Instiittute metro station) the best economical way to reach your apartment ,You have to print the chinese of your hotel before you leave your country.

      Picture as follow (click the pic and enlarge)

      Click the Map and enlarge the map

  19. I will stay at Shenzhen for few days thereafter l will travel from Shenzhen to Guangzhou airport to catch mid night flight time 03:05 am. What is the best way for me to travel from Shenzhen to Guangzhou airport to catch the flight timely at 03:05. Any bus or car or train that convenient to travel on board at Guangzhou airport

    • take a train from Shenzhen Luohu Railway Station to Guangzhou East Railway Station , after you get off at Gunaghou east railway station , you can take a taxi or metro to the Guangzhou Baiyun Airport,
      Metro Line 3, about 40 minutes.
      remember , the last metro time schedule of Line 3, in case you miss the last train .

  20. Hi Victor, need your advise.

    2 of us will be reaching Guangzhou at 12.15pm (Monday) and travelling from Guangzhou to Shenzhen. We would like to travel from Guangzhou East Railway station to shenzhen (Luohu). Do you recommend us to book the train ticket upfront? if so, where can we book online?

    Also, could you advise the total travelling time (roughly) from Baiyun airport to shenzhen (Luohu).

    Thank you.

    • Hello there
      as you said, you will be reaching GZ at 12:15 PM , I think you can take a taxi or metro to Guangzhou East Railway Station
      Metro Line 3 get off at Guangzhou East Railway Station , about 7 Yuan , about 30 minutes, Taxi would be about 90-100 Yuan , Depend on your luggage.
      you dont need to book ticket in advance, because of Monday , and many train from GZ to Luohu , every 10 minutes .
      if you want to take a bus from GZ airport to Shenzhen , but you may need to wait a long time at Airport, maybe 30 minutes or more. every 1 hour have a bus travel to SZ from airport. about 150-180 minutes, depend on the traffic, and you have to take a metro or taxi to Luohu after you get off at Shenzhen ,so maybe train is more convenient , no traffice jam .

      • Hi Victor.

        I will be back to Guangzhou on Thursday, so i guess i do not need to book ticket in advance too.

        Thanks for your prompt reply!

  21. Hi victor I hope you can answer my question because I’ll be having may stops over in guangzhou airport for 7 and half hours and I would like to go outside the nearest city how can I get there because I wan to experience the chineese culture to take some nice photos meet people and have some good memories in China in just few hours I will be very glad if you can share me some of the information thank you in advance and have a nice day.

    • Maybe you can take a metro to the Beijing Lu or the Chenclan academy , metro to the Beijing Lu (get off at Gongyuan QIANG Metro station , Line 2 , about 35 minutes, so maybe you just see one or 2 places ,becuase you need to go back to airport as soon as possible.

  22. Hi, I want to take metro from airport to download, Will I be able to pack my suitcases in the metro?

  23. Hi Victor,
    I will land at Baiyun Airport on 13.10.2019 at 11am coming from Shanghai. Which Metro Line I should take from Baiyun Airport to Reach at Rosedale Hotel & Suites, 348, Jiang Nan Da Road Central, Hai Zhu, Guangzhou, 510245 China.
    Please guide. And which Metro Station I should get down from Metro and which side of Metro Station I should get out.
    TejPreet Singh

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