Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport is located 17 miles (28km) from central Guangzhou in the south-eastern part of China. One of the country's busiest airports, Guangzhou processed over 50 million passengers in 2013. 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 fairly modern, but many western travellers are disconcerted by the level of 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 is in the middle of an expansion and reconstruction that should improve efficiency as it increases the airport's capacity to 80 million passengers per year.
The airport is situated 17 miles (28km) 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.
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There are taxis available at Guangzhou Airport and the fare from the airport to the Guangzhou Railway Station starts from around CNY100, excluding toll fees.
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. Smoking is banned throughout the airport.
There is both covered and uncovered parking at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, with fees starting at CNY8 for the first hour and CNY5 per hour thereafter.
CNY 90 (international flights), CNY 50 (domestic).
Flights to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport are available from Air China, Lufthansa, Air France, Kenya Airways, Air Asia, China Southern Airlines, Egypt Air, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, Qatar Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Singapore, China Eastern Airlines, Thai Airways International, and Turkish Airlines.
Free wifi is available in the terminal.
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.