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Guangzhou boasts an extensive modern railway network system linking the city with the rest of China. It serves as the main express railway hub connecting Northern and Southern China. The Beijing-Guangzhou express railway directly links with the national express rail highways of Beijing-Shenyang', Beijing-Chengde, Beijing-Baotou, Beijing-Shanghai Beijing-Yuanping Shijiazhuang-Taiyuan, Shijiazhuang-Dezhou, Lianyungang-Lanzhou, Zhejiang-Ganzhou, Hunan-Sichuan , Hunan-Guangxi, Kowloon-Canton, etc.; and what's more, the Guangzhou-Maoming and Guangzhou-Shantou lines (which join both the east and western regions of Guangdong Province) are now linked into China's great national express railway highway.

There are four railway stations in Guangzhou; Guangzhou Railway Station, Guangzhou East Railway Station, Guangzhou North Railway Station and Guangzhou South Railway Station.

In the future, Guangzhou will promote the construction of a transportation network, with Guangzhou South Station as its core hub, comprising inter-city railways, intra-city railways and high-speed railways such as Nanning-Guangzhou railway, Guiyang-Guangzhou railway, Guangzhou-Zhuhai railway and Guangzhou-Shenzhen railway. Such a railway network will connect the neighboring cities outside Guangdong Province with Baiyun Airport, Nansha Port, and important zones of Urban Development inside the Province.

According to the transportation department of Guangzhou, an open and interconnected inter-city railway network covering the Pearl River Delta will be built, making Guangzhou the center of one-hour-distance circle in the Pearl River Delta. Currently, 11 planned inter-city railways pass through Guangzhou, with a total length of 326 kilometers in the city, and inter-connect with Guangzhou Railway Station, Baiyun International Airport, Guangzhou South Station, Nanshan Port and other major transportation nodes

Overview of Guangzhou's Regional Railway System


Passengers can take the train to Shenzhen at Guangzhou Station or Guangzhou East Station. The train operates every 15 to 30 minutes on average and arrives in Shenzhen within 1 to 1.5 hours. The ticket prices vary according to different trains. A ticket of a through train costs 75 or 70 RMB.

Guangzhou-Hong Kong

Passengers can take the through train from Guangzhou East Station to arrive in Hong Kong within 2 hours. The train operates every one hour, and a ticket costs 190 HKD.


Passengers can take the train at Guangzhou Station or Guangzhou East Station to reach Dongguan. The train operates every half an hour, and a ticket costs 15 RMB.

Wuhan-Guangzhou High-speed Railway

The Wuhan-Guangzhou High-speed Railway passes through Hubei Province, Hunan Province and Guangdong Province, with Wuhan new station and Guangzhou South Station as its northern terminal and southern terminal respectively, covering 15 stations. It takes 2 hours and 44 minutes to travel from Guangzhou to Wuhan, and 1 hour and 33 minutes from Changsha to Wuhan. A ticket from Wuhan to Guangzhou costs 780 RMB for the first-class seat and 490 RMB for the second-class seat.

Connection Details for Guangzhou's four main Railway Stations

Guangzhou Railway Station

The Guangzhou Railway Station is mainly responsible for departing and receiving the passenger trains operating on Bejing-Guangzhou Railway and Guangzhou-Maoming Railway. Most of the departing trains are bound for Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan and other major cities in China.

Address: No.159, Huanshi West Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China. The following buses directly connect with the Guangzhou Railway station.

Buses: 31, 33, 34, 52, 180, 201, 203, 210, 211, 228, 242, 254, 257, 269, 274, 275, 529, 530, 550, 552, 803, 805, 807, 823, 840

Night buses: night 7, night 8, night 11, night 14, night 15, night 18, night 25, night 41

Metro: Metro Line 2

Neighboring supporting facilities: there are quite a few wholesale markets nearby the Guangzhou Railway Station. And a venue for Canon Fair and Yuexiu Park are only 10 minutes' walk away from it. The Provincial Bus Terminal, the Municipal Bus Terminal and Liuhua Bus Terminal are located to the west and south of the Railway Station, with a short distance away from it.

Hotline: (8620) 61346222 (automatic) (8620) 61322114(Operator)

Timetable inquiry: (8620) 61357581

luggage consignment: (8620) 61357822

Ticket Booking: 96020088, 95105105

Guangzhou East Railway Station

The Guangzhou East Railway Station is mainly responsible for departing and receiving passenger trains operating on Guangzhou-Shenzhen Railway, Beijing-Kowloon Railway, Zhangzhou-Longyan Railway and other railways. Some departing trains are bound for Beijing and cities in East China.

Address: Linhe Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. Buses connecting directly with the Guangzhou East Railway Station are:

Buses: 43, 45, 62, 122, 130, 175, 177, 183, 185, 195, 209, 230, 234, 256, 263, 271, 280, 283, 302, 506, 515, 551, 804, 810

Night Buses: night 15, night 17, night 28

Metro: Metro Line 1 and 3

Inquiry hotline: 020-87146222 61346222

Guangzhou North Railway Station

Address: Xinhua Town, Huadu District, Guangzhou, Guangdong Buses connecting directly with this railway station are:

Buses: 108, 111, 187, 198, 21A(North), 21A(South), 21, 274, 278, 291A, 291B, 519, 528, 538, 540, 555, 556, 7, 803, 840

Guangzhou South Railway Station

The Guangzhou South Railway Station is the junction of Nanning-Guangzhou railway, Wuhan-Guangzhou high-speed railway, Guiyang-Guangzhou railway, Guangzhou-Zhuhai Inter-city railway, and Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong railway (under construction); and one of the three departure stations on the Wuhan-Guangzhou high-speed railway, which are connected with Guangzhou Railway Station and Guangzhou East Railway Station.

Address: Huangsha Road South, Liwan District, Guangzhou

Metro: Metro Line 2 (To be opened on September 28, 2010)

Express Buses: Passengers can take express buses at Guangzhou Bus Terminals, Guangzhou East Railway Station Terminal, Dongpu Bus Terminal and Jiaokou Bus Terminal to reach Guangzhou South Railway Station, which takes about 50 minutes. A ticket costs higher than a Metro ticket, but seats on the bus are always available.

Buses: 288A, 301A, 302A, 303A, 309A; buses from University Town (Guangdong Industry University) Terminal, Hanxi Subway Station Terminal, Nancun Terminal , Shiqiao Bus Terminal, Lanhe Bus Terminal and Yanzhou Village Terminal will take passengers to Guangzhou South Railway Station.

Express Buses

Bus Number

Service Time

Departure Station

Ticket (RMB)

Express No.1


Guangzhou Bus Terminal


Express No.2


Guangzhou East Railway Station Terminal


Express No.3


Dongpu Bus Terminal


Express No.4


Jiaokou Bus Terminal


Buses (with number)

Bus Number

Service Time

Departure Station

Ticket (RMB)


Xihualuwei Terminalfirst bus 06:30, Last bus23:30; Guangzhou South Railway Station Terminal: first bus 06:30, Last bus 22:00

Xihualuwei Terminal



Zhanqian Road Terminal: first bus 06:30, last bus 23:30; Guangzhou South Railway Station Terminal: first bus 06:00, last bus 23:30

Zhanqian Road Terminal



Guangzhou East Railway Station Terminal: first bus 06:30,last bus 23:30; Guangzhou South Railway Station Terminal: first bus 06:30, last bus 22:00

Guangzhou Eat Railway Station Terminal



Tianhe Bus Terminal: first bus 06:30, last bus 23:30; Guangzhou South Railway Station Terminal: first bus 06:00, last bus 22:00)

Tianhe Bus Terminal



Jiaokou Bus Terminal: first bus 06:30, last bus 23:00; Guangzhou South Railway Station Terminal: first bus 06:00, last bus 22:20

Jiaokou Bus Terminal


Buses (without number for the time being)



Service Time

Ticket (RMB

Guangzhou South Railway Station Terminal—University Town Terminal

first bus 06:30, last bus 19:00


Guangzhou South Railway Station Terminal—Hanxi Subway Station Terminal

first bus 06:30, last bus 23:30


Guangzhou South Railway Station Terminal—Nancun Station Terminal

first bus 06:30, last bus 22:30


Guangzhou South Railway Station Terminal—Shiqiao Bust Terminal

first bus 06:30, last bus 23:30


Guangzhou South Railway Station Terminal-Lanhe Terminal

Guangzhou South Railway Station Terminal: first bus 06:30 last bus 21:00; Lanhe Terminal: first bus 06:00 last bus 21:30

8 (based on distance)

Guangzhou South Railway Station Terminal—Yanzhou Village Terminal

first bus 06:30, last bus 23:10


Contact Information

Hotline of Customer Service of Guangzhou Railway Group: (8620) 95105688
Hotline of Bus Service of Guangzhou South Railway Station: (8620) 39267222
Hotline of ticket booking of Wuhan-Guangzhou High-speed Railway: (8620) 96020088
Police call at Guangzhou South Railway Station: (8620) 39267100

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