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Guangzhou Transportation

Get in Guangzhou 

By Air 
The main airport in Guangzhou is the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in Huadu District, which is opened on August 5, 2004. This airport is also the second busiest airport in terms of traffic movements in China. It replaced the old Baiyun International Airport, which was very close to the city centre and failed to meet the fast-growing air traffic demand. Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport now has three runways, with two more planned to be built.

By Train
Guangzhou now has the JingGuang Railway Line (Beijing-Guangzhou), the GuangShen Railway Line (Guangzhou-Shenzhen), the GuangMao Railway Line (Guangzhou-Maoming) and the GuangMeiShan Railway Line Guangzhou-Meizhou-Shantou). In late 2009, the Wuhan–Guangzhou High-Speed Railway Line started its service, which enables Multiple unit to cover 610 miles at an average speed of 194 mph.

Railway Station in Guangzhou: 
Guangzhou Railway Station 广州站
Guangzhou East Railway Station 广州东站
Guangzhou South Railway Station 广州南站
Guangzhou West Railway Station 广州西站
Guangzhou North Railway Station 广州北站
Qingsheng Railway Station 庆盛站
Xintang Railway Station 新唐站


By Highway

National Highway in Guangzhou
National Highway 105, 106, 107, 324, 205

Expressway in Guangzhou
Guang-Qing Expressway (Guangzhou-Qingyuan Expressway)
Jing-Gang-Ao Expressway (Beijin-Hong Kong-Macau Expressway)
Guang-Hui Expressway (Guangzhou-Huizhou Expressway)
Guang-Shenzhen Expressway (Guangzhou-Shenzhen Expressway)
Guang-Fo Expressway (Guangzhou-Foshan Expressway)
Guang-He Expressway (Guangzhou-Heyuan Expressway)
PRD Outer Ring Expressway (Pearl River Delta Outer Ring Expressway)
Ring Expressway
Northern Second Ring Expressway
New International Airport Expressway


By Boat
There are daily ferry services including an overnight ferry service, which takes eight hours, as well as high-speed catamaran service which takes three hours, to the China Ferry Terminal or Macau Ferry Pier in Hong Kong. The Nansha Pier, located in the distant Nansha District outside the city centre, is also operating six daily 75-minute catamaran services to Hong Kong.

Ferries in Guangzhou
Dashatou pier 大沙头码头
Taiping Tongjin 太平通津
Pacific warehouse 太古仓
Osaka warehouse docks 大阪仓码头
Zhongshan pier 中山码头

Water Bus in Guangzhou
Guangzhou's first water bus line began operating in 2007, running through four piers, including Fangcun pier, Xidi pier, Tianzi Wharf, Zhongshan pier.


Intercity transport to Hong Kong
Guangzhou is well connected to Hong Kong by train, coach and ferry. The Guangdong Through Train departs from the Guangzhou East railway station; and arrive at the Hung Hom KCR station in Kowloon, Hong Kong. The route is approximately 182 km in length and the ride takes less than two hours. Frequent coach services are also provided with coaches departing every day from different locations (mostly major hotels) around the city. 

Get around Guangzhou
Guangzhou Metro
With the first line of Guangzhou Metro opened in 1997, Guangzhou is the fourth city in Mainland China to have an underground railway system, behind Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai. Currently the underground network is made up of 8 lines, while another four lines are under construction. A long term plan is to make the city's underground system expand over 500 km by 2020 with 15 lines in operation.

Buses, taxis 
All buses and taxis in Guangzhou are LPG-fueled from 2010 to promote clean energy for transportation and improve the environment. At present, Guangzhou is the city that uses the most LPG-fueled vehicles in the world. 
Bus
There are many bus lines in Guangzhou urban are, including night line, the Guangzhou BRT, intercity buses, airport shuttle, University City line, travel line, the peak line, Science City line, business lines, subway lines, etc.
Meanwhile, three suburbs (Huadu which District, Panyu District, Nansha District) have their own bus system, and the Luogang K01, K02 are the free bus.