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Guangzhou Train Stations

Guangzhou, located in the southern region of China, serves as a pivotal transportation hub. The city boasts five major train stations: Guangzhou South Railway Station, Guangzhou Railway Station, Guangzhou East Railway Station, Guangzhou North Railway Station, and Guangzhou West Railway Station. Among these, Guangzhou South, Guangzhou, and Guangzhou East Railway Stations stand out as the primary railway hubs.

Guangzhou South Railway Station

  • Chinese: 广州南站
  • Address: Shibi Village, Shibi Street, Panyu District, Guangzhou 广州市番禺区石壁街道石壁村

As one of China's four largest and busiest railway hubs, Guangzhou South Railway Station holds a significant role in the city's high-speed train network. Situated 17 kilometers (10 miles) from the city center and 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, it stands as a crucial transportation node.

Guangzhou South Railway Station serves as the primary departure and arrival point for numerous high-speed train routes connecting Guangzhou to key destinations across China. These routes include long-distance journeys to Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Wuhan, Xi'an, Jinan, Changsha, Hangzhou, and Zhengzhou. Additionally, the station handles short-distance routes to cities like Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Foshan, Zhuhai, Nanning, and Guilin.

On October 6th, 2023, during the China National Day holiday, a significant day following the nation's recovery from Covid-19, Guangzhou South Railway Station witnessed a remarkable influx of travelers. A total of 790,100 passengers either boarded or disembarked from their trains at the station on this day. This surge in passenger traffic serves as a positive and encouraging sign for China's tourism industry.

Guangzhou South Raliway Station Waiting Hall

Waiting Hall of Guangzhou South Station

Transportation to/from Guangzhou South Railway Station

You can take subway line 2 or 7 to Guangzhou South Railway Station; bus 288A, 301A, 303A, 309A, 312, Pan52, Pan52 (long line), Pan75, Pan99, Pan 100, Pan108, Pan108B, Pan110, Fo k330, Fo k6, Night bus line (20, 61, 79) go to the southwest side of the station. By taxi, it takes about 40 minutes from Guangzhou Railway Station or 1 hour from Baiyun International Airport. Taxis stop at east side of the station on 2F.

Guide on Guangzhou South Railway Station

Guangzhou South Railway Station is organized into four levels, comprising three above ground and one underground.

3F (Third Floor): The third floor is home to various facilities, including spacious waiting halls, a variety of dining options, left-luggage offices for storing your belongings, and a selection of retail stores for shopping convenience.

2F (Second Floor): On the second floor, you'll find the train platforms. This is the level where you can easily transfer between different trains, making your journey more accessible.

1F (First Floor): The first floor is where you'll encounter the main entrances, complete with security and ticket checks for your safety. It also houses the train ticket office, making it easy to purchase or inquire about tickets. Additionally, you can access the bus station and taxi stand from this floor, providing convenient transportation options.

(-1F) Basement Level: The underground floor, also referred to as -1F, serves as the subway transfer area, enabling passengers to connect seamlessly to the subway system. It also accommodates a parking lot for those arriving by car.

Guangzhou Railway Station

  • Chinese: 广州站
  • Location: downtown area
  • Address: 159 Huanshi West Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou 广州市越秀区环市西路159号

Guangzhou Railway Station is one of the most important transportation hubs in China. It is located in downtown area, about 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Guangzhou South Railway Station and 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport.

Guangzhou Railway Station mainly operates normal-speed trains to Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’an, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Kunming, Lanzhou, Lhasa and Zhangjiajie, etc. It also serves some of high-speed trains from Guangzhou to Shenzhen and vice versa.

Transportation to/from Guangzhou Railway Station

You can take subway line 2 or 5 to Guangzhou Railway Station. If you by subway, you will get off at the southwest of the station. Bus 30, 31, 52, 201, 210, 211, 228, 254, 257, 529, 550, 552, 803, 805, 807, 840, 862, B2, B10, express line 21, express line 43, Night Bus Line (11, 18, 25, 41, 94, 96, 98) go to the east side of the square. By taxi, it takes about 20 minutes from Guangzhou East Railway Station, 35 minutes  from Guangzhou South Railway Station or 30 mintues from Baiyun International Airport. Taxis stop at east side of the station.

Guide on Guangzhou Railway Station

There are two floors on Guangzhou Railway Station. The second floor has waiting rooms, stores, toilets, hot water. The frist floor has  ticket office, waiting rooms, left-luggage office, toilets, nursing room, hot water, inquiry, transfer hall.

Guangzhou East Railway Station

  • Chinese: 广州东站
  • Location: opposite Zhongtai Plaza
  • Address: 1 Dongzhan Road, Linhe Street, Tianhe District, Guangzhou 广州市天河区林和街道东站路1号

Located in the bustling area of Tianhe District, Guangzhou East Railway Station is about 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Beijing Road, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from the South Railway Station and 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Baiyun International Airport.

Guangzhou East Railway Station mainly serves normal-speed trains to Beijing, Shanghai, Changsha, Tianjin, Harbin, Xiamen, Shantou and Meizhou. Some of high-speed trains to Shenzhen also depart from Guangzhou East. In addition, Guangzhou East Railway Station is also the terminal station for the Guangzhou – Hong Kong through trains.

Transportation to/from Guangzhou East Railway Station

You can take subway line 1 or 3 to Guangzhou East Railway Station. If you go there by subway. Bus 11, 41, 43, 45, 122, 175, 183, 185, 195, 209, 214, 233, 256, 263,  280, 302, 302a, 508, 551, 804, 808, 810, 810a, 841, 884, B17, B19, Gaofeng Express Line (24, 28, 34, 49), Night bus line (17, 28, 51, 74, 77, 78) go to the station. By taxi, it takes about 25 minutes from Guangzhou Railway Station , 40 mintues from Guangzhou South Railway Station or 1 hour from Baiyun International Airport. 

Guide on Guangzhou East Railway Station

There are four floors on Guangzhou East Railway Station. All the floors are above floor.

The 4F has waiting hall, ticket office, waiting room. The 3F has ticket office, waiting room, waiting hall. The 2F has ticket office for long distance depatures and dispertion hall. The 1F has ticket office, waiting room, left-luggage office, rail tracks and platforms.

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