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Guangzhou metro can be regarded as one of the best ways of transportation in this vibrant city for locals and visitors coming here. By the end of December in 2018, there are 14 metro lines under operation, covering about 478 kilometers in total. As they link most areas of the downtown blocks and suburb areas of Guangzhou with short time, taking a metro is a very fast, convenient and budget-saving idea for most independent travelers among the transportation hubs, hotels, attractions and shopping sites. Furthermore, this offers some great moments to know the real life pace and styles of local Cantonese.
Click to Enlarge Guangzhou Metro Map (updated in November, 2019 - check latest metro lines at official website)
Till December 28th, 2018, there are altogether 14 Guangzhou Metro Lines providing service to the public, which are Metro Line 1, Metro Line 2, Metro Line 3, Metro Line 4, Metro Line 5, Metro Line 6, Metro Line 7, Metro Line 8, Metro Line 9, Metro Line 13, Metro Line 14, Metro Line 21, Metro APM Line and Metro Guangfo Line. You can transfer easily among Guangzhou City center, Baiyun International Airport, Guangzhou railway stations, tourist spots, CBD, and the nearby Foshan City. Please check the detailed stations and highlights along each one metro line in Guangzhou.
Terminals: Xilang (西塱) - Guangzhou East Railway Station (广州东站)
Xilang - Guangzhou East Railway Station (06:00-22:55)
Guangzhou East Railway Station - Xilang (06:10-23:30)
You Can Transfer to: Line 2, Line 3, Line 3 (North Extension), Line 5, Line 6, and Guangfo Line.
Terminals: Guangzhou South Railway Station (广州南站) - Jiahewanggang (嘉禾望岗)
Guangzhou South Railway Station - Jiahewanggang (06:00-23:30)
Jiahewanggang - Guangzhou South Railway Station (06:00-23:35)
You Can Transfer to: Line 1, Line 5, Line 6, Line 7, Line 8, Line 14, and Guangfo Line.
Terminals: Panyu Square (番禺广场) - Tianhe Coach Terminal (天河客运站)
Panyu Square - Tianhe Coach Terminal (06:00-22:55)
Tianhe Coach Terminal - Panyu Square (06:10-23:30)
You Can Transfer to: Line 1, Line 5, Line 6, Line 7, Line 8, APM Line, and Guangfo Line.
Terminals: Tiyu Xilu (体育西路)- Airport N. (Terminal 2) (机场北(2号航站楼))
Tiyu Xilu - Airport N. (Terminal 2) (06:00-23:30)
Airport N. (Terminal 2) - Tiyu Xilu (06:00-23:15)
You Can Transfer to: Line 1, Line 2, Line 6, Line 9, Line 14 and APM Line.
Terminals: Nansha Passenger Port (南沙客运港) - Huangcun (黄村)
Nansha Passenger Port - Huangcun (06:00-22:30)
Huangcun - Nansha Passenger Port (06:00-23:15)
You Can Transfer to: Line 5, Line 7, and Line 8.
Terminals: Jiaokou (滘口) - Wenchong (文冲)
Jiaokou - Wenchong (06:15-23:30)
Wenchong - Jiaokou (06:00-22:55)
You Can Transfer to: Line 1, Line 2, Line 3, Line 4, Line 6, and Line 13.
Terminals: Xunfenggang (浔峰岗) - Xiangxue (香雪)
Xunfenggang - Xiangxue (06:00-22:50)
Xiangxue - Xunfenggang (06:00-22:50)
You Can Transfer to: Line 1, Line 2, Line 3, and Line 5.
Terminals: Guangzhou South Railway Station (广州南站) - Higher Education Mega Center S. (大学城南)
Guangzhou South Railway Station - Higher Education Mega Center S. (06:00-23:30)
Higher Education Mega Center S. - Guangzhou South Railway Station (06:10-23:15)
You Can Transfer to: Line 2, Line 3, and Line 4.
Terminals: Fenghuang Xincun (凤凰新村) - Wanshengwei (万胜围)
Fenghuang Xincun - Wanshengwei (06:15-23:40)
Wanshengwei - Fenghuang Xincun (06:00-22:55)
You Can Transfer to: Line 2, Line 3, Line 4, and Guangfo Line.
Terminals: Fei’eling (飞鹅岭) - Gaozeng (高增)
Fei’eling - Gaozeng (06:00-22:30)
Gaozeng - Fei’eling (06:06-23:15)
You Can Transfer to: Line 3 (North Extension).
Terminals: Yuzhu (鱼珠) - Xinsha (新沙)
Yuzhu - Xinsha (06:15-23:15)
Xinsha - Yuzhu (06:00-22:30)
You Can Transfer to: Line 5.
Terminals: Jiahewanggang (嘉禾望岗) - Dongfeng (东风); Xinhe (新和) - Zhenlong (镇龙) (Knowledge City Line)
Jiahewanggang - Dongfeng (06:00-22:50)
Dongfeng - Jiahewanggang (06:00-22:35)
Xinhe - Zhenlong (06:10-22:30)
Zhenlong - Xinhe (06:00-22:30)
You Can Transfer to: Line 2 and Line 21.
Terminals: Zhenlongxi (镇龙西) - Zengcheng Square (增城广场)
Zhenlongxi - Zengcheng Square (06:10-22:55)
Zengcheng Square - Zhenlongxi (06:00-22:35)
You Can Transfer to: Line 14.
Terminals: Canton Tower (广州塔) - Linhexi (林和西)
Canton Tower - Linhexi (07:00-23:30)
Linhexi - Canton Tower (07:00-23:30)
You Can Transfer to: Line 3.
Terminals: Xincheng Dong (新城东) - Lijiao (沥滘)
Xincheng Dong - Lijiao (06:00-22:30)
Lijiao - Xincheng Dong (06:00-23:00)
You Can Transfer to: Line 1, Line 2, Line 3, and Line 8.
Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport is available by local Metro Line 3 (North Extension). There are two stops used, Airport S.(Terminal 1) and Airport N.(Terminal 2). To get to the city center after your landing, you can get on the Metro Line 3 (North Extension) (To Tiyu Xilu) and transfer to Metro Line 2 at Jiahewanggang Station, which would take about 1 hour in total. And if you want to get to you accommodation near Chen Clan Ancestral Hall, you need a further transfer at Gongyuanqian Station of Metro Line 2 to Metro Line 1, and then get off at Chen Clan Academy Station. The Fee is about ¥8.
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Taking the subway in Guangzhou is charged according to the distance, which usually are ranged between ¥2-8 for normal distance transfers. However, it is still cost-efficient. Please check the below prices.
|Exceeding 24 kilometers||¥1 for each subsequent 8 kilometers|
|APM Line||¥2 for any time and distance|
For travelers to Guangzhou, there are three kinds of metro cards recommended:
Single Journey Ticket: this type of ticket needs buying every time you want to take a subway in Guangzhou for the single time take; No refunding after 30 minutes from your payment;
One-Day Pass: this One-Day Pass of 20 RMB can be used for taking Guangzhou Subway with unlimited transportation times, distance and metro lines within the 24 hours after you enter the turnstile for the first time;
Three-Das Pass: this Three-Day Pass of 50 RMB can be used for taking Guangzhou Subway with unlimited transportation times, distance and metro lines within the 72 hours after you enter the turnstile for the first time.
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For most regular travelers to Guangzhou, they spend 2-4 days to enjoy the best highlights of the culture, history, food, architectures and development of this City of Flowers, including Chen Clan Ancestral Hall, Yuexiu Park, Canton Tower, Temple of Six Banyan Trees, Museum Of The Mausoleum of The Nanyue King, dim sums, etc. You can also spend 1 more day to have fun at Chimelong Safari Park with you family. If you are considering a personal trip to Guangzhou but do not want to do the detailed planning of every transportation, hotel and connection of each attraction, you can feel free to contact our travel expert for professional advices and recommendations, and we will help you sincerely with your Guangzhou tour planning according to your interests, needs and budget!
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