Guangzhou Airport

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN)


Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport is located 17 miles (28km) from central Guangzhou in the southeast of China. It is one of the country's busiest airports. Flights to this airport are available from more than 100 destinations worldwide, including Tokyo, Paris, Amsterdam, Melbourne, Bangkok, Cairo, Dubai, Antananarivo, Doha, and Istanbul, in addition to many cities across China.

The facility is new and modern, but some travellers are disconcerted by the level of apparent chaos inside: food prices fluctuate according to vendor preference, poorly-ventilated smoking areas are located next to child-care rooms, and long queues are hard to escape. Luckily, the airport has been improved substantially in recent years.


The airport is situated 21 miles (34km) from Guangzhou city centre.

Getting to the city

There is an Airport Express bus and local taxis that transport passengers to and from Guangzhou city.


GMT +8

Car rental

Rental cars are available at the airport, or in downtown Guangzhou.

Airport Taxis

There are taxis available at Guangzhou Airport.


There is a post office, bank, play room, smoking room, business centre, and information desk at the airport, as well as leather, cosmetics, and local speciality stores. The airport also has dining facilities and a wine and cigarette shop.


There is both covered and uncovered parking at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, with fees roughly RMB 5 per hour.




Free wifi is available in the terminal.

Business Lounges

There are business centres located at Gate 3 and in departures areas A and B; they are equipped with phone, fax, and copy services.

Guangzhou Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.