Guangdong Province is in the southeast of China. Guangzhou, its capital city, serves as the transportation hub for south China. As one of the most prosperous provinces in China, Guangdong Province is conveniently accessible by air, railway, highway and waterway. It is also the major China international gateway adjoining Hong Kong and Macau.
There are five civil airports within Guangdong Province, respectively located in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Shantou and Zhanjiang.
Among them, the international airports are Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport and Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport via which tourists can get to almost all the major cities in China including Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Qingdao and Guilin. There are also international flights to ost major world cities.
Also see Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport Transportation and Shenzhen Airport to Hong Kong Airport Transportation.
There is a developed highway system in Guangdong, which connects major towns, cities, airports and harbors. There are highway coaches to and from many major southern cities in the country.
The Guangzhou Provincial Passenger Bus Station is the largest bus station in Guangdong Province. Buses depart daily to neighboring Guangxi, Hunan, Fujian and Jiangxi provinces. There are also deluxe buses to Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Macau. The easiest way from Guangzhou to Hong Kong is by the deluxe bus following along the Guangzhou-Shenzhen freeway in 2½ hours. In Zhuhai, tourists can get to Macau by simply taking a bus to Gongbei Port and passing through customs.
Also see Guangzhou to Shenzhen Transportation and Shenzhen to Hong Kong Transport and Ports (Border Crossings).
Guangzhou–Shenzhen – Hong Kong High-Speed Railway
Opened in 2018, the Guangzhou-Shenzhen–Hong Kong High-Speed Railway links Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong West Kowloon Station and offers a quicker alternative for tourists.
The G class trains connect popular tourist areas. It is now the way tourists prefer to travel to and from Kowloon/Central to anywhere near Futian and Shenzhen North.
Shenzhen North to/from West Kowloon Station is fairly quick and convenient. Trains whisk people in about 19 minutes to Shenzhen North. There are about 65 departures from 06:44 to 22:36.
Futian Station to/from West Kowloon Station takes about 16 minutes. There are about 24 departures from 08:00 to 20:47.
Big New Rapid Transit Facilities
The new high-speed train connections, the train tunnel through the mountains of Hong Kong, and the new bridge connecting Hong Kong to Macau and Zhuhai have made travel around the densely populated region more direct.
For comprehensive information about transportation between the big tourist and business areas of Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Macau and Hong Kong, see Shenzhen/Guangzhou/Zhuhai to Hong Kong/Macau Transport.
With the Pearl River Delta at its heart, Guangdong has abundant waterways within the province. Boats traveling down the river can take visitors to Hong Kong, Macau, Haikou and Sanya. Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Guangzhou, Macau, and Hong Kong are interlinked by a network of ferry routes.
Explore Guangdong Province with Us
We can help you explore Guangdong, Hong Kong and/or Macau and discover more about the area, and do much more:
- See a suggested itinerary: 4-Day Guangzhou and Shenzhen Essence Tour
- Or contact us for a bespoke private tour.
We provide professional, expert local guides and private drivers who know the region and can help you travel, shop, learn about the region and enjoy your stay in China.