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Guangzhou Travel Guide

Guangzhou Transportation

Guangzhou is one of the most prominent cities of southern China and therefore the city is well connected by air, road, rail and water.

Arriving in Guangzhou by air
The Guangzhou New Baiyun International Airport, operational since 2004, is centrally situated, quite close to the old airport and centre of Guangzhou city. There are direct flights to and from more than 70 domestic and 20 international cities, including Bangkok, Hong Kong, Melbourne and Singapore. Taxis and public buses are available from and to the airport.

Traveling to Guangzhou by train
The main railway station is situated at Huanshi Xi Lu, northwest of Guangzhou. Bus numbers 7, 34 and 225 are very convenient to reach the station. Jing-Guang (Beijing-Guangzhou) is the main railway line between south and north China. The Guangzhou-Maoming and Guangzhou-Shantou lines link the east and west. There are direct trains to Shenzhen every 10 to 15 minutes, as well as frequent trains to Hong Kong. The new railway station in Panyu is now one of the four major rail hubs in China.

Road transport to Guangzhou
A well-developed highway network in Guangzhou connects the city to other parts of the country. Two of the prominent highways are the Guang-Fo (Guangzhou-Foshan) Highway and Guang-Hua Highway. The city has more than ten coach stations to take you to different cities and counties in and out of Guangdong Province.

The city of Guangzhou has the largest provincial bus station in Guangdong province where you have daily services to neighboring provinces like Fujian, Guangxi, Hunan, etc. It takes only 2.5 hours to reach Hong Kong by bus via the Guangzhou-Shenzhen.

Accessing Guangzhou by water
Since Guangzhou is situated in the Pearl River Delta, you can take boats sailing along the river to reach Haikou, Hong Kong, Macau, and Sanya. Water buses too run along the channel of the Pearl River. The Huangpu Port is a very important port in Southern China.

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