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Airports in Guangzhou

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 17 miles (28km) from Guangzhou city centre.

Getting to the city

There are 5 Airport Express lines and 6 Airport Non-stop lines to round-trip between airport and downtown. There are also local taxis that transport passengers to and from Guangzhou city.


Local time is GMT +8


020 96458

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

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