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Guangzhou Railway Station

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Chinese Name: 广州
Address: No. 159, Huanshi Xi Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province.
Chinese Address: 越秀区环市西路159号
Telephone: 020-61357581.
Number of platforms: 15
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Guangzhou Railway StationBoasting the largest railway station in South China, Guangzhou faces Hong Kong and Macau across the sea. There are five railway stations available in Guangzhou: Guangzhou Railway Station, Guangzhou East Railway Station, Guangzhou South Railway Station, Guangzhou West Railway Station, and Guangzhou North Railway Station, among which Guangzhou Railway Station is the oldest.

Also known as Dashatou Railway Station locally, Guangzhou Railway Station is 2,300 kilometers (1,429 miles) from Beijing Railway Station, 2,294 kilometers (1,425 miles) from Beijing West Railway Station, 182 kilometers (113 miles) from Kowloon Railway Station, 361 kilometers (224 miles) from Maoming East Railway Station, and 176 kilometers (109 miles) from Shenzhen Railway Station. It has an area of 377,600 square meters (4,064,000 square feet).

Lines and Trains

The major railway lines running through Guangzhou Railway Station are the Beijing – Guangzhou Railway, the Guangzhou – Maoming Railway, the Guangzhou – Zhuhai Railway, and Wuhan – Guangzhou Railway.

Over 100 pairs of trains run in and out of Guangzhou Railway Station, including over 20 high-speed D-trains to Shenzhen, and it takes only one and a half hours from Guangzhou Railway Station to Shenzhen Railway Station. Below is a list of major train lines from the station to the other railway stations in China:


Destinations Departs Arrivals Duration
Common 2571/2574 Nanning 16:38 6:30 next day 13h 52min


K1008 Xinyang 13:31 6:20 next day 16h 49min
K1096 /K1097 Dazhou 9:09 9:22 13min
K1160/K1161 Yantai 10:00 21:50 the third day 35h 50min
K1296/K1297 Yinchuan 19:16 16:19 the third day 33h 3min
K192/K193 Chengdu 8:32 15:08 next day 30h 36min
K202/K203 Chongqing North 15:47 13:59 next day 22h 12min
K210/K211 Ningbo East 15:08 14:27 next day 23h 19min
K222 /K223 Taizhou 9:15 13:00 next day 27h 45min
K226 /K227 Lanzhou 20:36 7:30 the third day 34h 54min
K302 Xuzhou 21:10 21:50 next day 24h 40min
K326 /K327 Wenzhou 11:04 11:01 next day 23h 57min
K36 /K37 Liuzhou 17:46 9:20 next day 15h 34min
K365 /K364 Kunming 13:58 15:02 next day 25h 4min
K528 Nanjing 8:00 8:15 next day 24h 15min
K600 /K597 Baotou 14:49 8:40 next day 17h 51min
K64 /K65 Guiyang 15:30 11:56 next day 20h 26min
K642 /K643 Xiangyang 13:25 6:24 next day 16h 59min
K648 /K645 Xi'an 10:52 14:20 next day 27h 28min
K756 /K757 Luoyang 19:14 19:11 next day 23h 57min
K770 /K767 Hanzhong 9:32 12:34 next day 27h 2min
K82 /K83 Xiangyang 17:20 21:31 next day 28h 11min
K827 /K830 Chengdu East 19:22 10:32 next day 15h 10min
K841 /K844 Zunyi 13:45 12:50 next day 23h 5min
K85 /K88 Jiujiang 18:40 10:01 next day 15h 21min
K9126 /K9127 Yongzhou 22:58 8:31 next day 9h 33min
K9208 Yueyang 21:26 7:51 next day 10h 25min
K9218 Changsha 23:26 8:40 next day 9h 14min
K9242 Pingshi 7:50 11:59 4h 9min
K9250 Shaoguan East 9:03 11:40 2h 37min
K9258 Hengyang 23:40 7:00 next day 7h 20min


T124 /T121 Changchun 19:04 7:05 the third day 36h 1min
T16 Beijing West 16:48 13:27 next day 20h 39 min
T170 Shanghai South 13:58 9:40 next day 19h 42min
T180 Jinan 21:20 19:09 next day 21h 49min
T254 Tianjin 18:30 20:13 next day 25h 43min
T256 Zhengzhou 16:09 8:50 next day 16h 41min
T264 /T265 Lhasa 12:12 19:20 the third day 55h 8min
T38 /T35 Urumqi 23:53 6:35 the third day 54h 42min
T8316 /T8317 Zhangjiajie 20:02 8:52 next day 12h 50min
T8352 Pingshi 12:58 16:28 3h 30min
T90 Shijiazhuang 14:10 9:05 next day 18h 55min

City Transport to Guangzhou Railway Station

By Taxi

The general rate for a taxi in Guangzhou is 10 RMB for the first 2.5 kilometers (1.6 miles), and 2.6 RMB for every additional kilometer, which applies to the daytime and at night.

By Bus

The bus fee in Guangzhou is one RMB for the common buses and 2 RMB for the air-conditioned ones. The following buses take you to Guangzhou Railway Station from the downtown area: B2, B10, 8, 11, 14, 18, 30, 31, 52, 55, 79, 180, 201, 210, 211, 228, 254, 257, 529, 550, 552, 803, 803A, 805, 807, 807A, 840, 862, and 862B.

By Metro

Metro lines 2 and 5 are just below Guangzhou Railway Station, of which metro line 2 leaves for Jiahewanggang and Guangzhou South Railway Station respectively. Metro line 5 starts for Jiaokou and Wenchong respectively from Guangzhou Railway Station. Visitors can take metro lines 2 and 5 to the major scenic spots, such as Yuexiu Park.

Transport to the Other Railway Stations in Guangzhou

To Guangzhou North Railway Station

Starting at Xinhua Avenue, Huadu District, Guangzhou, Guangzhou North Railway Station can be reached from Guangzhou Railway Station by first taking subway line 5 to Xicun, and then transferring to bus 71.

To Guangzhou South Railway Station

Guangzhou South Railway Station is located at Shibi Village, Zhongcun Town, Panyu District, Guangzhou, and can be reached directly by taking subway line 2 from Guangzhou Railway Station within 45 minutes.

To Guangzhou West Railway Station

Located at Zhanqian Road, Xicun, Liwan District, Guangzhou, Guangzhou West Railway Station can be reached directly by taking subway line 5 from Guangzhou Railway Station within 10 minutes.

To Guangzhou East Railway Station

Located at 1, Dongzhan Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, Guangzhou East Railway Station can be reached directly by taking bus 271 from Guangzhou Railway Station within one hour.

Guangzhou Railway Station to Baiyun International Airport

Baiyun International Airport is about 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Guangzhou Railway Station. Visitors can get to the airport in the following ways:

Walk to the Civil Aviation Ticket Office Stop from Guangzhou Railway Station, and then transfer to subway line 1 to the airport.

Walk to Dongfang Hotel Stop from Guangzhou Railway Station, and then take subway line 5 to the airport.

Take subway line 2 to Jiahewanggang from Guangzhou Railway Station and then subway line 3 to the airport.

Take a taxi to the airport at a cost of about 90 RMB.

Guangzhou Railway Station to the Major Scenic Spots

Subway line 2 takes visitors from the station to Yuexiu Park in 12 minutes.

Buses 24, 210, or 257 take visitors from the station to White Cloud Mountain.

Subway line 5 can be taken first from the station to Taojin Stop, and then visitors can transfer to bus 30 to travel to the South China Botanical Garden.

From Guangzhou Railway Station to Shenzhen

Guangzhou Railway Station is 176 kilometers (109 miles) from Shenzhen Railway Station, and over 20 high-speed trains run to Shenzhen Railway Station from 6:03am to 10:20pm daily. Below is list of the D-trains leaving for Shenzhen from Guangzhou Railway Station.

High-Speed Trains from Guangzhou to Shenzhen
D-trains Trains Departs Arrivals Duration
D7001 6:03 7:34 1h 31min
D7043 6:38 8:10 1h 32min
D7075 6:55 8:27 1h 32min
D7033 7:20 8:52 1h 32min
D7105 7:47 9:19 1h 32min
D7013 8:16 10:00 1h 46min
D7127 8:59 10:31 1h 32min
D7003 9:32 11:07 1h 35min
D7067 10:15 11:47 1h 32min
D7035 10:50 12:22 1h 32min
D7107 11:25 13:02 1h 37min
D7015 12:06 13:38 1h 32min
D7047 13:16 14:48 1h 32min
D7069 13:47 15:22 1h 35min
D7183 14:34 16:12 1h 38min
D7119 15:08 16:42 1h 34min
D7017 15:47 17:25 1h 28min
D7081 16:32 18:08 1h 36min
D7071 17:27 19:00 1h 33min
D7185 18:18 19:52 1h 34min
D7133 18:47 20:25 1h 38min
D7093 19:46 21:18 1h 32min
D7177 20:23 22:00 1h 37min
D7113 21:13 22:45 1h 32min
D7187 21:56 23:30 1h 34min
D7135 22:20 23:51 1h 31min

Guangzhou Railway Station Facilities

Guangzhou Railway Station is well-equipped with modern service facilities and is composed of three floors above the ground as well as one underground floor. The first floor serves as the subway line exits and entrances, taxi stands, and parking lots, where it is very convenient for visitors to transfer between the different means of transport. The second floor serves as the VIP waiting rooms and port halls. The third floor serves as waiting rooms for visitors leaving for Shenzhen, Guiyang, Wuhan, and Nanning. The underground floor serves as the entrance and exit halls for the subway lines. The food stalls, book stalls, and tea houses are mainly distributed on the second and third floors.

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Q:Agnes Wong Asked on 0:59 PM Aug. 06 2012 Reply
Hi,I plan to visit my home town in Taicheng; I will be flying from Shanghai to Guangzhou, where can I get a bus to Taicheng or Doofuk, (Toy Shan City)? And a bus from Taicheng, or Doofuk to Macau? As for hotel, I like to spend two nights in Taicheng or Doo Fuk (Toy Shan City), and two nights in Maca...
Hi Agnes Wong,

You can take a bus from Jiaokou bus station( 窖口汽车站)to Taicheng; the bus departs at 08:10, 09:00, 13:15, 16:20. It is about 2-3 hours bus trip and the price is about CNY 60. There is no bus from Taishan city to Macau, but you can take a bus from Taishan to Zhuhai Gongbei bus station, then enter Macau from Gongbei Port. The bus departs in each 20 minutes from 06:00 to 8 pm.

Please check the hotel you want to stay in Guangzhou and Macau, which one do you want to stay in, just let me know. I will get the price for you.


Coco Coco Yang Replied on 10:04 PM Aug. 06 2012

Q:Joy Asked on 0:44 PM Jul. 14 2012 Reply
Hi! Please help me we are planning to go in Guangzhou this coming July am it will be our first time can you help us where we are going to go for example shopping for clothes and shoes and bags that are affordable. And which hotel do you recommend for us that near for it. Thank you!Salwajoy
hi, Joy. This is Sammi,there are many places for shopping clothes and shoes in guangzhou such as Tianhe shopping mall.The most famous one is Baima wholesale market that near Guangzhou train station. Have a nice trip. Sammi Dai Replied on 9:18 PM Jul. 15 2012
Q:eddy Asked on 11:23 AM Jul. 14 2012 Reply
Hello, i will be arriving to Guangzhou around 5pm on sunday,September 2nd, and i think i can be at the "Guangzhou Railway Station" around 6pm-7pm. I want to get to Heping(和平县) it is a city close to Heyuan City. is it possible to get bus tickets around those hours or will i need to stay in Guangzhou ...

Hello Eddy,  you can go to Passenger Transport Station of Guangzhou(广州汽车客运站) to take the coach to Heping(和平县). The coach departs at 20:40, the price is CNY133. It is about 0.2km, 15min walking from Guangzhou Railway Station.You can also go to Tianhe Coach Terminal Station(天河客运站),the coach also departs at 20:40, the price is CNY65. It is about 15km from Guangzhou Railway Station, 20-30mins by taxi. Hope it helps. Wish you a nice journey!

Whitney Liao Replied on 05:59 AM Jul. 16 2012
Q:LAt Asked on 11:36 AM Jul. 09 2012 Reply
I am planning to visit HK from GZ on 13thJuly2012. Can I buy train ticket at GZ East Railway station without pre-booking them first? Any restriction i.e taxes on bring in cosmetics products from HK into GZ?
Hello LAt, usually you can buy the tickets after you get to the station, but if it is during the holiday, better buy it in advance, as there will be so many people traveling.

If the cosmetics products is for personal use, and the quantity is not large, they don't tax it. Hope it helps!

Whitney Liao Replied on 06:48 AM Jul. 10 2012

Q:Terrence Asked on 09:29 AM Jul. 07 2012 Reply
I''m planning a trip to Zhuhai in November this year. Will arrive at Baiyun International airport. Would like to take the train from your railway station to Zhuhai. May I know how long is the journey, what''s the cost and what''s the best way to get from Baiyun Airport to your train station? Thank y...
Hi Terrence, you can take a shuttle bus from Baiyun airport to Zhuhai. The departure time are: 08:40、09:30、10:00、10:20、10:40、11:00、 11:40、12:00、12:20、12:40、13:00、13:40、 14:20、15:00、15:40、16:20、17:00、17:40、 18:20、18:50、19:10、19:50、20:40、21:30、22:20. Michael Hu Replied on 04:05 AM Jul. 08 2012