head north from Guangzhou to just about everywhere in China including
BeiJing, Shanghai, Qingdao, Kunming, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Fuzhou,
Shaoxing, FOShan, Zhongqing, Xian and Tianjin. Sleeptts can be booked
several days in advance at CffS in Guangzhou (east of the Guangzhou
train station). Otherwise, you can book your ticket at the ticketing
office (in the eastern part of the Guangzhou train station) .The
ticket office is open from 5.30 am to 10.30 pm.
TO/FROM THE AIRPORT
Guangzhou's Baiyun airport is 12kin out of town near the Baiyun
Hills. There is a regular airbus from the Civil Aviation Administration
of China (CAAC) office near the train station to the airport for
Just outside the entrance to the airport is a taxi ramp. Taxis leaving
from there are metered. Don't go with the taxi touts unless you
want to be ripped off. When you get into a taxi, tell the driver
da biao (turn on the meter). The cost should be between Y30 and
Y40 depending on the size of the taxi and where you are headed in
The Provincial Bus
Station(adjacent to Guangzhou train station) serves
many long-distance destinations, such as Guilin, Macau, zhanjiang
Liuhua Bus Station(opposite the guangzhou train station
and not to be confused with the guangzhou City bus station)has a
number of buses to destinations within Guangdong,guanxi and Hainan
including:Shantou(£§140 sleeper), Chaozhou (£§140 sleeper), Zhaoqing
(£§21 ), Foshan (£§16), Shenzhen (£§40)and Zhuhai (£§40).
Baiyun Bus Station, which has minibuses to Foshan
and Shenzhen. Both the Baiyun and the Liuhua bus stations are east
of the Guangzhou City bus station and do not have signs found on
the south side of Zhongshan 8 Lu (further along to the west of Zhongshan
7 Lu), just north of Liwanhu Park. Nearby is the Xijiao bus station
(to the west of Guangfo bus station on the intersection of Huangsha
Lu and Zhongshan 8 Lu), which is also useful for getting to towns
in the Pearl RiverDelta. Places served from there include shenzhen,Zhongshan
Buses in Guangzhou generally run from 6 am to 10 pm.
It's worth getting a detailed map of the city (for the bus routes)
from one of the hawkers outside either of the train stations or
at one of the hotels. There are too many bus routes to list all
here, but a few of the important routes are:
Runs along Gongye Dadao Bei, east of Zhoutouzui Wharf, crosses Renmin
Bridge and goes straight up Renmin Lu to Guangzhou train station
at the north of the city.
Runs from Guangzhou train station eastwards along Huanshi Lu before
turning down Nonglin Xia Lu to terminate in the far east of the
city. This is a convenient bus to take if you want to go from the
train station to the Baiyim or Garden hotels.
Starting from Guangzhou train station, this bus takes a similar
route to No 31. but instead of crossing Renmin Bridge it carries
on along Liu'ersan Lu, which runs by the northern side of the canal
separating the city from Shamian Islnd. Get off there walk across
the small bridge to the island.
Taxis are available from the main hotels 24 hours a day. You can
also catch a taxi outside the train stations or hail one on the
street. Demand for taxis is great, particular ly during the peak
hours from 8 to 9 am and during lunch and dinner hours.
Taxis are equipped with meters and drivers use them unless you've
negotiated a set fee in advance. The cost depends on what type of
vehicle it is. Flagfall for each type of taxi is the same (Y7) but
the charge per l km after flagfall differs depending on the size
of the taxi. The cost per kilometre (after flag-fall) is displayed
on a little sticker on the right rear window.
Taxis can be hired for a single trip or chartered on a hourly or
daily basis .
Transportation to Hong Kong
Between Guangzhou&Hong Kong
The distance from Hong Kong to Guangzhou is 174 Kms. You can visit
Hong Kong or Guangzhou by bus or train.
By Bus: You can find the detailed information
from your hotel in Hong Kong. It's about two hours by bus. The ticket
is about HK$100 (USD15). It's about 2 hours.
From Guangzhou ( Guangzhou East Railway Station)
to Hongkong ( Kowloon ): please go to Guangzhou East Station and
take 10:50, 14:05 15:05 or 17:40 train. It's about 2 hours.
Train :The express through train between
Hong Kong and Guangzhou is comfortable and convenient. It covers
the 182kin route in just under two hours.
Departures are from the Kowloon station of the Kowloon-Canton Railway
(KCR). You must complete immigration exit formalities at the station
before boarding. Therefore, you'd best amve about 45 minutes before
train departure time, as the gate closes 20 miniutes before the
In Hong Kong, tickets can be booked up to seven days before departure
at China Travel Service (CTS) or the Kowloon KCR station. Return
tickets are also sold. But only seven to 30 days before departure.