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Guangzhou airport subway

Tuesday, January 18th, 2022
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Plan your Guangzhou tour? Arriving at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, you have three tools of city transportation to choose bringing you from Baiyun airport to the downtown of Guangzhou city, namely Subway, taxi, shuttle bus. Taking subway when you arrive is most convenient and economical though sometimes it cannot take you to your lodging hotel directly and in most cases you have to again connect taxi or public buse for your final destination in the city.

There are two arrival areas in Guangzhou Baiyun Airport – Area A and Area B.  The entrance to the Airport Subway is located on the minus-one floor  of Area B. So if you arrive at Area A, you have to go down to the minus-one floor by the Gate 4 inside the hall of Area A.  A long  airport conveyor will take you through a long corridor from the minus-one floor of Area A to the minus-one floor of Area B.

Reaching the minus-one floor of Area B,  you just follow the subway sign to the subway service center to purchase your subway tickets. There are several automatic ticket selling machines,which are a bit hard for new comers. So you may line up in front of the subway service center, you will be guided by the staff at the center.

Guangzhou Subway Map
Guangzhou Subway Map

Before arriving at Guangzhou Baiyun Airport, you’d better spend a little time to study the metro system of Guangzhou. At the time of my writing, there are 6 subway lines in operation – Line 1,Line2,Line 3, Line 4, Line 5 and Line 8. The subway starting from Baiyun Airport is Subway Line 3.

The subway Line 3 at Baiyun Airport connects Subway Line 2 at the 4th station of Jiahewanggang; connects Subway Line 1 at the 11th station of Guangzhou Eastern Railway Station; connects Subway Line 5 at the 14th station of Zhujiang New Town; connects Subway Line 8 at the 16th station of Kecun. The major 4 subway lines have covered the most part of downtown Guangzhou. See  the latest Guangzhou Subway Map.

Well, just follow me to feel the actual process of taking the airport subway from Arrival Area A of Baiyun Airport.

By the Gate 4 inside the arrival hall of Area A, you take the escalator down to the minus-one floor.

 you take the escalator down to the minus-one floor
you take the escalator down to the minus-one floor

Once you are on the minus-one floor, you use the long conveyor to get to the minus-0ne floor of Area B of Baiyun Airport where the entrance to the subway is located.

use the long conveyor to get to the minus-0ne floor of Area B
use the long conveyor to get to the minus-0ne floor of Area B

You will see the subway information center and service center where you can easily get your assistance for the staff for your trip to your final destination. Generally, Guangzhou subway is less crowded than that of Beijing and Shanghai.

Wait for subway line 3

Wait for subway line 3
Wait for subway line 3

Guangzhou subway is less crowded than that of Beijing and Shanghai.

Guangzhou subway is less crowded than that of Beijing and Shanghai.
Guangzhou subway is less crowded than that of Beijing and Shanghai.

Tip : Hassle-free Guangzhou Guided Tours
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for guided tours to Guangzhou:

Guangzhou Car Rental
Guangzhou Half Day Tour
Guangzhou Highlight Day Tour
Guangzhou Day Trip to Kaiping
Guangzhou Day Trip to Foshan
Guangzhou Day Trip to Shenzhen

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