Transportation & Reach
is the transportation heart as well as the south gateway of China as it
faces South China Sea and is adjoining to Hong Kong and Macao too. The
citys public transportation system is also fairly efficient and
It is highly advisable to purchase a multi-purpose Yang Cheng Tong
stored value card if you intend to stay in for an extensive period of
time in the city. This card can be used not only for public
transportation (bus, subway, parking meters and some taxis), but also
for public phones and designated shops, places of interests and certain
Guangzhou Railway Transportation:
- New Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN): Located around
28km north from downtown Guangzhou and is a major hub in Southern
China, second only to Hong Kong.
Carrying both domestic and international flights, the airport is
the base of China Southern Airlines. Some of the international
routes include Air France to Paris, China Southern/Delta to Los
Angeles, Thai Airways to Bangkok, Singapore Airlines to Singapore
and Finnair to Helsinki. Other direct international destinations
include Amsterdam, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and Osaka.
There are two major train stations in Guangzhou:
Local Transportation of Guangzhou:
- Guangzhou East Station: It serves routes to Hong Kong and
other popular tourist destinations. Metro Lines- 1 ends at Guangzhou
- Guangzhou Station (Main Station): It is one of the
biggest in the country and services routes that go all the way to
Harbin. Metro Line-2 ends at the main station.
A new express line connecting Guangzhou with Lhasa in Tibet is now
Hotels & Accommodation
- Buses: A comprehensive public bus service that includes
motorbuses, trolleybuses and buses for special lines as well.
Domestically, you catch a bus from any corner of Guangdong province.
The main stations are the Provincial Station, Tianhe Dasha Station,
Liuhua Station & Yuexiu Nan Station.
- Metro: Guangzhou's metro system covers much of the city
center and is growing rapidly outward. With its opening, the city
has become fourth in China to build an underground railway system.
There are four lines operational with an ambitious plan to expand
rapidly with three lines under construction and four lines that are
Metro Line No.1 is made up of 16 stations and plies from Guangzhou
East Railway Station to Xilang in the west.
- Boat: There is a frequent ferry and hovercraft service
from Hong Kong, Macau & Haikou (Hainan Island) at the Zhoutouzui
There are boats from other mainland cities, such as Xiamen,
Shanghai & Qingdao at the Dashatou Pier.
New Nansha Pier serves 6 lines daily traveling between Hong Kong
and Guangzhou. However, Nansha is very far from the city center.
- Taxi: This is the most popular way for foreigners to get
around and very affordable as well.
The hotels and accommodations in Guangzhou are mainly designed to serve
the vast numbers of business people attending the main trade fairs. But
during this trade fair season, the city becomes quite expensive and
crowded too. Therefore it is advisable to book a hotel well in advance.
Guangzhou is one of the last cities where the spacious and luxurious
hotels with innumerable rooms and endless facilities have survived in
Recommended hotels for your stay in Guangzhou
|Hotels of Guangzhou
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