Guangzhou Transport

Last updated by wendysong at 2014/4/1

Jingguang (Beijing-Guangzhou) Railway and Jingjiu (Beijing-Hongkong) Railway run through Guangzhou. Guangzhou railway station is situated in the western ring-road. Travelers can get there by buses of No.7, 34, and 225.. It's very convenient. There are trains to the large and medium cities all over the country.

There are direct trains very 15 to 30 minutes from Guangzhou to Shenzhen which you can take at both Guangzhou Eastern Railway Station and Guangzhou Railway Station. The ticket is about 70 yuan per person.

There are also direct passenger trains for Guangzhou to Hong Kong at Guangzhou Eastern Railway Station.

Guangzhou-Hong Kong/Hongkong-Guangzhou Train

There are a few ways to go between Guangzhou and Hong Kong, including crossing the border and taking a train or bus at the Luohu Train and Bus Station or traveling by a direct train between Kowloon of Hong Kong and Guangzhou.

Taking a direct train running from the Hung Hom Railway Station in Kowloon and the Guangzhou East Station in the Tianhe District in Guangzhou and making a stop in the city of Dongguan is a good choice. It takes about 2 hours for a single trip with the distance of 182 kilometers (113 miles).

Guangzhou Railway Station

The Guangzhou Railway Station is in the city of Guangzhou in Guangdong Province. The Guangzhou-Shenzhen Railway and the Beijing-Guangzhou Railway lines intersect here. In the past, the Guangzhou Railway Station was in Dashatou, and it was the terminal station for the Guangzhou-Shenzhen Railway. In 1951, the Guangzhou Railway Station was moved to Baiyun Road. In the year 1974, a new building was completed. At the beginning, there were only 35 pairs of trains leaving or reaching the station. As early as the 1950s, the city government of Guangzhou had wanted to build a Guangzhou Railway Station. However, due to the economic problems of China at that time, this decision was put off.

On April, 4th, 1979, the first Hong Kong-Guangzhou train in 30 years left Guangzhou Railway Station. In the beginning of the 1990s, industry and commerce developed rapidly in the southern part of China, and many people travelled into Guangzhou to seek opportunities. Guangzhou Railway Station is a gathering place for low paid workers eager to go home during the annual Chinese Spring Festival vacation time. During that time, there may be over 100,000 people waiting for trains, and the station is full of people sitting and camping out on blankets and newspaper. People are desperate to get home to see their family and friends. People may even resort to stealing. So though security is tight, be careful about your luggage and pickpocketing.

Address: No. 159, Huanshi Xi Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province.
Postal Code: 510010
Passenger Transport: Baggage and parcels shippers.
Railways: Guangzhou Railway Station handles the Beijing-Guangzhou Railway, the Guangzhou-Maoming Railway, the Guangzhou-Zhuhai Railway, and a small part of the Wuhan-Guangzhou Passenger Railway.

Public Buses

Buses that stop at Guangzhou Railway Station

Bus 31, Bus 33, Bus 34, Bus 52, Bus 180, Bus 201, Bus 203, Bus 210, Bus 211, Bus 228, Bus 242, Bus254, Bus 257, Bus 269, Bus 274, Bus275, Bus 529, Bus 530, Bus 550, Bus 552, Bus 803, Bus 805, Bus 807, Bus 823, and Bus 840.
Night Buses: Night Bus 7, Night Bus 8, Night Bus 11, Night Bus 14, Night Bus 15, Night Bus 18, Night Bus 25, and Night Bus 41.
Subway:Subway Line 2.

Guangzhou Railway station is on Guangzhou Subway Line 2. It is the first stop from the Baiyun District Sanyuanli terminus. Once you are on the train at the Sanyuanli Station, the train station is only a minute away. In the end of 2009, Subway Line 2 intersected with Subway Line 5 at the Guangzhou Railway Station. To get to the subway station from Guangzhou Railway Station, use Exit D. To enter from the subway, use Exit C to get to the Railway Station Square. Transferring is actually a little confusing, and there are not enough signs. So you may have to patiently ask for directions a number of times.

For the Subway Line 2 to Wanshengwei: first train: 6:10; last train 23:30.

Using the local buses or taxis, you can get to the two long-distance bus stations: the Passenger Station of Guangdong Province and the Passenger Station of Guangzhou City (or Liuhua Station). These bus stations are not far away.

Surroundings

There are lots of wholesale markets and shops near the Guangzhou Railway Station. The Guangzhou Trade Fair Center and Yuexiu Park are not far south of Guangzhou Railway Station. It only takes 10 minutes to go there from the Guangzhou Railway Station on foot.

Service Numbers

Phone Number of the Information Office of Guangzhou Railway Station: 020-61357581.
Inquiry Number of Guangzhou Railway Station: 020-61346222 (automatic).
Phone Number of Guangzhou Railway Station (switchboard): 020-61322114.
Train Inquiry Number of Guangzhou Railway Station: 020-61357581.
Phone Number of the Luggage Office of Guangzhou Railway Station: 020-61357822.
Tickets Booking Number of Guangzhou Railway Station: 96020088,95105105 (This is a hot line for more expensive tickets. Those who do not want to pay that much can try other numbers.).
Website for On-line Ticket Booking of Guangzhou Railway Station: http://www.gsrail.com

Guangzhou South Railway Station

With 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Guangzhou city center, Guangzhou South Railway Station is in the intersection of Beijing -Hong Kong Railway, Guiyang -Guangzhou Railway and Nanning -Guangzhou Railway, where the trains mainly leave for cities in the Pearl River Area, including Changsha, Wuhan, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Xinhui, Yueyang and Chaoshan.

Location: Shibi Village, Zhongcun Town, Panyu District, Guangzhou
Getting there: Bus 108, 108B, 129, 3, 145, 99, 100, 52, 75, 303A, 79, 61 and 288A; subway line 2 and 7
Tel: 020- 95105688
Opening time: all day

Tips

1. The subway line 2 and 7 operate from 5:55 a.m. to 11:35 p.m. each day.
2. The buses from the station operate from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. each day

Guangzhou East Railway Station

Most high-speed trains from Guangzhou East Railway Station leave for Shenzhen and Shantou, and the ordinary passenger express trains to the major cities of China are also available in the station, including Jiujiang, Haikou, Harbin, Shenzhen, Kunming, Xiamen, Taiyuan, Hefei, Shangrao, Yingtan, Xiangyang, Nanchang, Shantou and Beijing.

Location: 1, Dongzhan Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou
Getting there: B17, B20, 302, 263, 45, 508, 214, 884, 302A, 841, 808, 501, 808A, 280A, 804A, 233, 185, 183, 283 and 62; subway line 1 and 3
Tel: 020-61346222
Opening time: all day

A List of Guangzhou Railway Ticket Agencies

1. Sanmao International Travel Service

Location: No. 62, Wanggangershe, Jiahe Street, Xinshi Town, Guangzhou
Hot line: 020- 83391209
Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

2. Guangzhou Liuhua Hotel

Location: North Tower, No. 194, Huanshi West Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou
Hot line: 020- 86668800
Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

3. Xiangbin Department Store

Location: No. 151, Huanshi West Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou
Hot line: 020- 86661616
Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

4. Guangnan Railway Ticket Agency

Location: No. 79, Huangsha Avenue, Liwan District, Guangzhou
Hot line: 020- 81810315
Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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