Airports in Guangzhou

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN)


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 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


+86 (020) 3606 6315.

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

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