About Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN)

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport is the main airport of Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong province, in the southeast of China. Our guide to the airport includes essential information about the airport, including details of terminal facilities, public transport access and nearby accommodation options.

Airport news:

A new terminal is scheduled to open within the airport by 2018; a new subway line connecting the city and Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, plus an inter-city railway station, are also under construction. There are also plans for new car parking facilities.


There are several information desks (tel: +86 20 3606 6999), both on the first and the third floors of the terminal building. English is spoken by information officers.


Driving directions:

A new six-lane expressway connects the airport directly with the city. From Guangzhou city centre, take the S41 northbound, which leads directly to the terminal. The total drive time from Guangzhou to the airport is approximately 35 minutes.

Transfer between terminals:

Terminals A and B are situated on opposite sides of the same complex, and can be reached on foot.

Airport Info

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Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport is located 28km (17 miles) north of Guangzhou city centre. It straddles the border of the northern Renhe Town in the district of Baiyun and Xinhua Town in the district of Huadu.

No. of terminals:

+86 20 3606 6999

Public Transport

Public transport road:

Bus:Several frequent Airport Express bus routes link Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport with numerous destinations in central Guangzhou and other destinations in the Pearl River Delta region. Bus services depart from immediately outside the arrivals areas.

Taxi:Fixed-fare taxis are available outside the arrivals areas. The journey time to central Guangzhou is 30-60 minutes.

Terminal facilities


ATMs, a bank, and a foreign currency exchange service are all located in the terminal building.


There are numerous cafés and restaurants at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, offering both Chinese and Western options. These eateries can be found in both the arrivals and the departures areas of the airport.


There is a good range of shops at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport. In addition to the duty-free shops, there are retailers selling electrical appliances, clothes, books, jewellery, cosmetics, leather items, local craft items and wine and cigarettes. There is also a convenience store in the terminal building.


There are left luggage facilities on the first and third levels in the terminal building (tel: +86 20 3606 6859). A lost and found office is located in the departure hall on the third floor (tel: +86 20 3606 6763 [domestic]; or +86 20 8613 0102 [international]).


There are several children's playrooms in the departure hall and a baby changing room in the arrivals hall. The terminal first aid station (tel: +86 20 8613 3851) is located in the arrivals hall on the first floor.

Airport facilities

Disabled facilities:

The airport is fully accessible for wheelchair users. There are adapted toilets for disabled passengers, as well as lifts connecting all floors of the terminal building. Specified parking spaces are also available for disabled travellers, located close to the terminal.

Car parking:

There are two car parks at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, an outdoor parking area and a large, covered car park. Both short-term and long-term parking is available. In addition, there are several smaller VIP car parks.

Car rental:

Self-drive cars are available, although most visitors to China opt to hire a car with a driver (often from their hotel).