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Guangzhou Metro: Guangzhou Subway Lines, Stations, Map 2020

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.

Guangzhou Metro Map

Guangzhou Metro Map

Click to Enlarge Guangzhou Metro Map (updated in November, 2019 - check latest metro lines at official website)

Guangzhou Metro Lines 2020

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.

Guangzhou Metro Line 1 - To Chen Clan Ancestral Hall

Terminals: Xilang (西塱) - Guangzhou East Railway Station (广州东站)

Operating Hours:

Xilang - Guangzhou East Railway Station (06:00-22:55)

Guangzhou East Railway Station - Xilang (06:10-23:30)

Main Stations:

  • Chen Clan Academy (陈家祠): Walking about 2 minutes from Ext D, you can get to the ticket center of Chen Clan Ancestral Hall.
  • Gongyuanqian (公园前): Gongyuanqian is a main corner of the old city area in Yuexiu District, where to visit some local popular shopping malls and Guangzhou People’s Park.
  • Guangzhou East Railway Station (广州东站): You can take the Guangzhou Hong Kong Through Train and other trains to Shenzhen, Dongguan, etc. here. Also, Guangzhou East Coach Terminal here offers distance coaches to other cities in Guangdong.

You Can Transfer to: Line 2, Line 3, Line 3 (North Extension), Line 5, Line 6, and Guangfo Line.

Chen Clan Ancestral Hall Chen Clan Ancestral Hall

Guangzhou Metro Line 2

Terminals: Guangzhou South Railway Station (广州南站) - Jiahewanggang (嘉禾望岗)

Operating Hours:

Guangzhou South Railway Station - Jiahewanggang (06:00-23:30)

Jiahewanggang - Guangzhou South Railway Station (06:00-23:35)

Main Stations:

  • Guangzhou South Railway Station (广州南站): You can take high speed train here to and from Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guilin, Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, and many domestic cities.
  • Haizhu Square (海珠广场): Belonging to the city center, and is 8 minutes’ walking distance to Tianzi Pier where to take Pearl River Cruise.
  • Gongyuanqian (公园前): Gongyuanqian is a main corner of the old city area in Yuexiu District, where to visit some local popular shopping malls and Guangzhou People’s Park.
  • Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall (纪念堂): Just outside the attractions of Sun Yat-sun Memorial Hall, you can visit the site by walking about 2 minutes from Exit C.
  • Yuexiu Park (越秀公园): You can walk about 3 minutes from Exit B1 to get to the Main Entrance of Yuexiu Park. Besides, the favored Museum of the Mausoleum of Nanyue King is only within 10 minutes' walking distance from this metro station.
  • Guangzhou Railway Station (广州火车站): Here you can take the high speed C train to / from Shenzhen.

You Can Transfer to: Line 1, Line 5, Line 6, Line 7, Line 8, Line 14, and Guangfo Line.

Yuexiu Park Yuexiu Park
Jade Burial Suit with Silk Thread at Museum of the Mausoleum of Nanyue King Jade Burial Suit with Silk Thread at Museum of the Mausoleum of Nanyue King

Guangzhou Metro Line 3

Terminals: Panyu Square (番禺广场) - Tianhe Coach Terminal (天河客运站)

Operating Hours:

Panyu Square - Tianhe Coach Terminal (06:00-22:55)

Tianhe Coach Terminal - Panyu Square (06:10-23:30)

Main Stations:

  • Canton Tower (广州塔): You can visit the famous Canton Tower, one of the world highest buildings coming out from the station.
  • Zhujiang New Town (珠江新城): Here you can get into one of the 3 best national CBDs in China to see the modern look of Guangzhou, and spend time at the Flower City Plaza, Guangdong Museum, Guangzhou Opera House, top luxury shopping malls, etc.
  • Tianhe Coach Terminal (天河客运站): The main coach station in Guangzhou for your transfer to most cities in Guangdong Province, including Foshan, Kaiping (Kaiping Diaolou), Zhuhai, Shenzhen, Zhongshan, etc. and some other provinces like Guangxi, Fujian, Guizhou, Hunan, etc.

You Can Transfer to: Line 1, Line 5, Line 6, Line 7, Line 8, APM Line, and Guangfo Line.

Zhujiang New Town CBD Zhujiang New Town CBD

Guangzhou Metro Line 3 (North Extension) - To Baiyun Airport

Terminals: Tiyu Xilu (体育西路)- Airport N. (Terminal 2) (机场北(2号航站楼))

Operating Hours:

Tiyu Xilu - Airport N. (Terminal 2) (06:00-23:30)

Airport N. (Terminal 2) - Tiyu Xilu (06:00-23:15)

Main Stations:

  • Guangzhou East Railway Station (广州东站): You can take the Guangzhou Hong Kong Through Train and other trains to Shenzhen, Dongguan, etc. here. Also, Guangzhou East coach Terminal here offers distance coaches to other cities in Guangdong.
  • Airport S. (Terminal 1) (机场南(1号航站楼)): Most domestic and international flights use the Guangzhou Baiyun Airport Terminal 1.
  • Airport N. (Terminal 2) (机场北(2号航站楼)): Guangzhou Baiyun Airport Terminal 2 is newly used for some domestic and international airlines.

You Can Transfer to: Line 1, Line 2, Line 6, Line 9, Line 14 and APM Line.


Guangzhou Baiyun Airport Terminal Guangzhou Baiyun Airport Terminal

Guangzhou Metro Line 4

Terminals: Nansha Passenger Port (南沙客运港) - Huangcun (黄村)

Operating Hours:

Nansha Passenger Port - Huangcun (06:00-22:30)

Huangcun - Nansha Passenger Port (06:00-23:15)

Main Stations:

  • Nansha Passenger Port (南沙客运港): From Exit G, you can arrive at Nansha Passenger Port to take the ferry to Hong Kong.
  • Qingsheng (庆盛): Where high speed trains to and from Hong Kong and Shenzhen are available.

You Can Transfer to: Line 5, Line 7, and Line 8.


Guangzhou Metro Line 5

Terminals: Jiaokou (滘口) - Wenchong (文冲)

Operating Hours:

Jiaokou - Wenchong (06:15-23:30)

Wenchong - Jiaokou (06:00-22:55)

Main Stations:

  • Guangzhou Railway Station (广州火车站): Here you can take the high speed C train to / from Shenzhen.
  • Zoo (动物园): Right here you can visit Guangzhou Zoo from the South Gate.
  • Zhujiang New Town (珠江新城): Here you can get into one of the 3 best national CBDs in China to see the skyscraper forest of Guangzhou, and spend time at the Flower City Plaza, Guangdong Museum, Guangzhou Opera House, top luxury shopping malls, etc.

You Can Transfer to: Line 1, Line 2, Line 3, Line 4, Line 6, and Line 13.


Guangzhou Metro Line 6 - To Shamian Island

Terminals: Xunfenggang (浔峰岗) - Xiangxue (香雪)

Operating Hours:

Xunfenggang - Xiangxue (06:00-22:50)

Xiangxue - Xunfenggang (06:00-22:50)

Main Stations:

  • Yide Lu (一德路): Walking from Exit B for about 5 minutes, you can visit the Sacred Heart Cathedral Guangzhou.
  • Cultural Park (文化公园): Walking within 10 minutes from Exit A, you can visit Shamian Island to see the exotic historical architectures.
  • Haizhu Square (海珠广场): Belonging to the city center, and is 8 minutes’ walking distance to Tianzi Pier where to take Pearl River Cruise.
  • Beijing Lu (北京路): Exit from this station and walk for about 5 minutes, and then you can have a leisure walk along the popular Beijing Road Shopping Pedestrian.
  • Huanghuagang (黄花岗): Walking from Exit B for about 2 minutes, you can find Huanghuagang Commemoration Park to know the uprising history of Guangzhou people in 19th Century.
  • Tianhe Coach Terminal (天河客运站): The main coach station in Guangzhou for your transfer to most cities in Guangdong Province, including Foshan, Kaiping (Kaiping Diaolou), Zhuhai, Shenzhen, Zhongshan, etc. and some other provinces like Guangxi, Fujian, Guizhou, Hunan, etc.
  • Botanical Garden (植物园): South China Botanical Garden is here, which needs only about 5 minutes walking from Exit A.

You Can Transfer to: Line 1, Line 2, Line 3, and Line 5.

Sacred Heart Cathedral Guangzhou Guangzhou Sacred Heart Cathedral
Shamian Island Shamian Island Old Building
Beijing Road Guangzhou Beijing Road in Guangzhou

Guangzhou Metro Line 7

Terminals: Guangzhou South Railway Station (广州南站) - Higher Education Mega Center S. (大学城南)

Operating Hours:

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)

Main Stations:

  • Guangzhou South Railway Station (广州南站): You can take high speed train here to and from Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guilin, Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, and many domestic cities.
  • Hanxi Changlong (汉溪长隆): This is the nearest subway station to Guangzhou Chimelong Resort, which has exit directly to the Tourist Spot Service Center.

You Can Transfer to: Line 2, Line 3, and Line 4.

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Guangzhou Chimelong Park Guangzhou Chimelong National Circus

Guangzhou Metro Line 8

Terminals: Fenghuang Xincun (凤凰新村) - Wanshengwei (万胜围)

Operating Hours:

Fenghuang Xincun - Wanshengwei (06:15-23:40)

Wanshengwei - Fenghuang Xincun (06:00-22:55)

Main Stations:

You Can Transfer to: Line 2, Line 3, Line 4, and Guangfo Line.

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Guangzhou International Convention and Exhibition Center Guangzhou International Convention and Exhibition Center

Guangzhou Metro Line 9

Terminals: Fei’eling (飞鹅岭) - Gaozeng (高增)

Operating Hours:

Fei’eling - Gaozeng (06:00-22:30)

Gaozeng - Fei’eling (06:06-23:15)

Main Stations:

  • Guangzhou North Railway Station (广州北站): You can take high speed trains to Shenzhen at Guangzhou North Railway Station.

You Can Transfer to: Line 3 (North Extension).

Guangzhou Metro Guangzhou Metro Line 9

Guangzhou Metro Line 13

Terminals: Yuzhu (鱼珠) - Xinsha (新沙)

Operating Hours:

Yuzhu - Xinsha (06:15-23:15)

Xinsha - Yuzhu (06:00-22:30)

You Can Transfer to: Line 5.


Guangzhou Metro Line 14

Terminals: Jiahewanggang (嘉禾望岗) - Dongfeng (东风); Xinhe (新和) - Zhenlong (镇龙) (Knowledge City Line)

Operating Hours:

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.


Guangzhou Metro Line 21

Terminals: Zhenlongxi (镇龙西) - Zengcheng Square (增城广场)

Operating Hours:

Zhenlongxi - Zengcheng Square (06:10-22:55)

Zengcheng Square - Zhenlongxi (06:00-22:35)

You Can Transfer to: Line 14.


Guangzhou Metro APM Line

Terminals: Canton Tower (广州塔) - Linhexi (林和西)

Operating Hours:

Canton Tower - Linhexi (07:00-23:30)

Linhexi - Canton Tower (07:00-23:30)

Main Stations:

  • Canton Tower (广州塔): You can visit the famous Canton Tower, one of the world highest buildings coming out from the station.
  • Haixinsha (海心沙): From this station, you can visit the site where held the Guangzhou Asian Olympic Games in 2010. Haixinsha Pier for Pearl River Cruise is also 6 minutes’ walking away from Exit A.
  • Guangzhou Opera House (大剧院): Guangzhou Opera House is within 10 minutes’ walking. Besides, you can go to Guangdong Provincial Museum for 3 minutes from Exit B.
  • Huacheng Dadao (花城大道): You can enjoy the view of Guangzhou skyscrapers at Flower City Square from this stop.

You Can Transfer to: Line 3.

Canton Tower Canton Tower Nightview

Guangzhou Metro Guangfo Line (Guangzhou to Foshan City)

Terminals: Xincheng Dong (新城东) - Lijiao (沥滘)

Operating Hours:

Xincheng Dong - Lijiao (06:00-22:30)

Lijiao - Xincheng Dong (06:00-23:00)

Main Stations:

  • Nanzhou (南洲): Haizhu Coach Station is only 3 minutes’ walking away from Exit C2 of this station. You can take coaches to other cities in Guangzhou Province and nearby provinces like Guangxi, Hunan, Jiangxi, etc.
  • Zumiao (祖庙): Walking about 7 minutes from Exit D, you can visit the famous Ancestor Hall of Foshan City to enjoy local culture and martial arts of Huang Feihong, Bruce Lee, etc.

You Can Transfer to: Line 1, Line 2, Line 3, and Line 8.

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Foshan Ancestral Temple Foshan Ancestral Temple

Transfer from Guangzhou Airport to City by Metro

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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Guangzhou Metro Cards & Ticket Prices

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.

DistanceTicket Price
0-4 kilometers¥2
4-12 kilometers¥3-4
12-24 kilometers¥5-6
Exceeding 24 kilometers¥1 for each subsequent 8 kilometers
APM Line¥2 for any time and distance

Types of Guangzhou Metro Cards

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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How to Plan Your Guangzhou Tour

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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