How to Get to & Around Guiyang
Get to/away from Guiyang
Recent year, Guizhou province invested a lot of money in the construction of transportation network, traffic condition has improved a lot, attract more and more tourists to the “hidden palace of nature”. Guiyang is the capital and one of the most important transportation hub in Guizhou. Flights to Guiyang is top choice to arrive in Guiyang city, also you can take trains from nearby cities, like Guilin, Kunming and Chengdu and Chongqing.
|Get to / away from Guiyang|
|Guiyang Airport||Guiyang Train Stations||Guiyang Bus Stations|
|Guiyang Airport to Downtown Area|
|By Car / Taxi||Airport Shuttle Bus||Longdongbao Station|
|Get around Guiyang|
|Private Car Service||Guiyang Metro||Guiyang Taxi / Bus|
|Guiyang to Highlights in Guizhou Province|
|Guiyang to Kaili||Guiyang to Fanjingshan|
Guiyang Airport (Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport)
- Location: No.1 Airport Road, Nanming District, Guiyang City (贵阳市南明区机场路1号)
- Distance from Guiyang City Center: about 11km away from city center
Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport (贵阳龙洞堡国际机场) is one of the most important air transport hub in Western China. The airport has opened over 70 domestic airlines between Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Chongqing, Kunming, Guilin, etc. The international flights bound for Hong Kong, Macao, Singapore, Bangkok are also available.
Transfer Tips: There is no direct public bus to Guiyang city center. The most convenient way to get to the city center is by private car. If you want to take a taxi, it would take 30-40 minutes for driving 11-12 kilometers. Or if you are limited in budget, you can take the airport shuttle bus No.3 at Longdongbao Airport Station (龙洞堡机场站) to Shida Station (师大站) and walk another 1.2km to reach to the city center.
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Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport
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Guiyang Airport to Guiyang Downtown Area
Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport is well-connected with city center (Spray Pond), train stations and bus stations in Guiyang by high-speed rails, airport shuttle buses, car and taxis. In general, it takes about 30mins to get to the city center by car and more than 1 hour by airport shuttle bus. If you want to go straight to Guiyang North Railway Station, you can take the transfer trains from Longdongbao Station which takes less than 20 minutes (Note: Recently there are only few trains, like 2 - 3 trains a day, running between these two stations. If you would like to know the latest information about the rail, please feel free to contact our experienced travel consultant.).
By Car / Taxi
There is no public transport directly connect the airport to the city center, so the most convenient way to reach downtown area is by taking a private car. Here are information about the distances and estimated times from Guiyang Airport to important sites in & around Guiyang City by car, please check the chart below:
|Type||To||Distance / Estimated Time (By Car/ Taxi)|
|City Center||Spray Pond (喷水池)||11km, takes about 30mins||Train Stations||Guiyang North Railway Station||24km, takes about 50mins|
|Guiyang Railway Station||12km, takes about 30mins|
|Guiyang East Railway Station||19km,takes about 40mins||Bus Stations||Jinyang Bus Stations||27km, takes about 60mins|
|Longdongbao Bus Station||5.1km, takes about 15mins|
|Attractions Downtown||Jiaxiu Tower (甲秀楼)||12km, takes about 30mins|
|Qianling Park (黔灵山公园)||15km, takes about 50mins||Attractions near Guiyang City||Huaxi Park (花溪公园)||23km, takes about 40mins|
|Qingyan Ancient Town (青岩古镇)||35km, takes about 60mins|
(Note: 1.Distances and estimated times given above are only for your reference, might chance according to the real situation. 2. The traffic jam is terrible in Guiyang. If you need to catch a flight or train, please make sure you leave enough time for it. 3. More information about attractions & things to do in Guiyang，please visit Guiyang Attractions | Top Things to Do in Guiyang.)
Airport Shuttle Bus
There are more than 5 airport shuttle bus lines in Guiyang airport, well connected main sites in downtown Guiyang. Here are the running route of some important lines, please check the detail information below:
|Shuttle Bus Line||To||Operating Time||Time Consuming||Ticket Price|
|Line 1||Guiyang North Station||9:00~22:00||About 45mins||CNY 20/person|
|Line 2||Guiyang Railway Station||8:00~last flight||About 40mins||CNY 10/person|
|Line 3||Guiyang East Station||9:00~22:00||About 1h||CNY 20/person|
(Huaguoyuan Special Line)
|Guiyang City Center||9:00~22:00||About 1h||CNY 10/person|
|Line 5||Huaxi Park
Qingyan Ancient Town
|9:00~19:00||About 45mins to Huaxi &
1.25h to Qingyan
|Airport - Jinyang Bus Line||Jinyang Bus Station||8:50~19:00||About 50mins||CNY 25/person|
|No. 254||Longdongbao Bus Station||7:00~19:00||About 40mins||CNY 3/person|
(Note: 1. Informations given above are only for your reference, might change according to the real situation. 2. For latest news, please feel free to contact us.)
Longdongbao Railway Station (龙洞堡快铁站)
On September 20, 2015, Longdongbao High-speed Railway Station began to run customer transfer service, which accomplished the seamless connection between Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport and railways in Guiyang. Ticket office is located at the -2F. It only takes about 16 minutes to get to Guiyang North Station from Longdongbao Station, which is a very convenient transfer platform between Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport and other cities in Guizhou province.
However, recently very few trains are running between Longdongbao Station to Guiyang North Station, like 2-3 trains a day. For latest information about the train schedule, please feel free to contact us.
Longdongbao Railway Station
Overall, there are 3 main train stations in Guiyang Downtown, namely Guiyang Railway Station, Guiyang North Railway Station and Guiyang East Railway Station. Guiyang Railway Station and Guiyang North Railway Station are near city center and easy to reach, distances from the city center are 5km and 9km separately. Guiyang East Station is about 14km away from the city center. Due to the remote location, public transport is inconvenience here, try not to buy train tickets to or from this station. Learn more about high speed trains in Guiyang, please visit:
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Guiyang Railway Station
- Location: Zunyi Road, Nanming District, Guiyang City (贵阳市南明区遵义路)
- Distance from Guiyang City Center: about 5km away from the city center
Guiyang Railway Station, the only one train station in Guiyang is located in Guiyang downtown. It operates four railway lines: Liuzhou-Guiyang railway, Guiyang-Kunming railway, Zhuzhou-Guiyang railway and Chongqing-Guiyang, connecting cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Guilin, Kunming, Chongqing and more. You could embark on a bullet train from to Guiyang to appreciate the natural sceneries and wonderful ethnic culture of local minorities.
And in Guizhou Province, Guiyang Railway Station still offers tourist trains of Guiyang-Liupanshui (Huangguoshu Waterfalls) and Guiyang-Yuping (Mount Fanjing). Also you can take a normal train to this station from Kunming (about 15 trains during 06:30~23:30, for 6.5-7.5 hours), Kaili (about 20 trains during 07:00~21:00, for 2.5-3.5 hours), Anshun (more than 20 trains during 01:00~21:00, for about 1.5 hour), etc.
Guiyang North Railway Station
- Location: Near West 2nd Ring, Guanshanhu District, Guiyang City (贵阳市观山湖区西二环附近)
- Distance from Guiyang City Center: about 9km away from the city center
Served as the high speed train station, Guiyang North Railway Station is located 6km from Guiyang city center, and 11km from Guiyang Railway Station and 21km from the Longdongbao International Airport.
Many G trains and D trains would reach Guiyang North Station from the nearby Kaili (more than 30 trains during 07:30~22:00, for about 40 minutes), Anshun (more than 20 trains during 09:00~22:30, for about 30 minutes), Rongjiang (7 trains during 11:30~21:00, for 1.5 hours), Congjiang (more than 10 trains during 11:00~22:00, for 1.5-2 hours), and other cities like Beijing (4 trains during 08:00~11:30, for 8.5-10.5 hours), Shanghai (8 trains during 06:30~13:30, for 8.5-9.5 hours), Guangzhou (more than 15 trains during 07:00~18:00, for 4.5-5.5 hours), Kunming (30 trains during 07:30~21:00, for 2-2.5 hours), Guilin (about 20 trains during 10:00~21:00, for 2.5-3 hours), Wuhan (more than 10 trains during 08:00~17:30, for 4.5-5.5 hours), Changsha (more than 40 trains during 07:30~20:00, for 3-3.5 hours), Hangzhou (15 trains during 07:30~15:00, for 7.5-8.5 hours), Zhengzhou (about 8 trains during 08:30~15:00, for 6-8 hours), Nanjing (about 4 trains during 07:30~12:00, for 10-11 hours), Xiamen (2 trains during 09:30~10:00, for 10-11 hours), Jinan (G285 at around 08:00, for about 11.5 hours), Nanchang (more than 20 trains during 08:30~18:00, for 5-5.5 hours), Shijiazhuang (about 4 trains during 09:20~13:00, for 7.5-9.5 hours), etc.
Transfer Tips: There are 6-8 buses for travelers to take to get to city center of Guiyang, or independent visitors could also choose metro line 1 to get to Guiyang downtown. If you take a taxi, it would take 15-20 minutes for driving 8.5-10 kilometers.
Guiyang East Railway Station
- Location: East 2nd Ring, Wudang District, Guiyang City (贵阳市乌当区东二环)
- Distance from Guiyang City Center: about 14km away from the city center
Guiyang East Railway Station is the intermediate station of Shanghai-Kunming high-speed railway, as well as the starting and ending station of Guiyang-Guangzhou high-speed Railway, Guiyang-Kaiyang Intercity Railway and Chongqing-Guizhou Railway. Many G trains, D trains and C trains would reach Guiyang East Station from the nearby Kaiyang (about 2 trains during 08:30~16:30, for about 50 minutes), and other cities like Chongqing (more than 20 trains during 09:30~20:00, for 2.5 hours), Guangzhou (about 20 trains during 12:00~21:00, for 4.5-5.5 hours).
(Note: Due to the remote location and the inconvenient public transport in Guiyang East Station, we are suggested tourists try not to buy train tickets arrive at or departure from this station.)
Guiyang Railway Station
Guiyang North Railway Station
Guiyang East Railway Station
Guiyang City Center - Spray Pond
There are two main bus stations in Guiyang, Jinyang Bus Station (金阳客运站) and Longdongbao Bus Station (龙洞堡客运站). They are located in the southwest and southeast corner of the city, each more than 10km away from the city center.
Jinyang Bus Station (金阳客运站)
- Location: South of Southwest Trade Mart, Guanshanhu District, Guiyang City. (观山湖区西南商贸城南)
It mainly operates buses to or from Bijie (毕节), Liupanshui (六盘水), Zunyi (遵义), Anshun (安顺) and counties in Guiyang city. There are also buses to Chongqing, Yunnan, Guangzhou and other areas outside Guizhou province.There is a large local bus station outside the passenger station, there you can get local bus to almost anywhere in Guiyang downtown.
Longdongbao Bus Station (龙洞堡客运站)
- Location: West of Xiaobi Primary School, Nanming District, Guiyang (南明区小碧小学西)
Formerly known as Guiyang East Bus Station, Longdongbao Bus Station mainly operates long-distance buses going to southeast Guizhou, north Guizhou and south Guizhou. Tourists can enter directly by electronic ticket. It is also the starting station of several local bus lines, which can take you to Guiyang city center, Guiyang Railway Station, Guiyang North Railway Station, Jinyang Bus Station and other places. Bus Ticket Selling Agency can be found near Guiyang Railway Station and North Guiyang Railway Station.
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Get around Guiyang City
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Despite there is only 1 metro line running in Guiyang City, it can still take you to some important sites in Guiyang downtown, such as Guiyang North Railway Station, Spray Pond (Guiyang City Center) and Guiyang Train Station. Moreover taking a metro can also save you from the troublesome traffic jam in Guiyang.
There are two kinds of price charge during 06:30 to 22:00(daytime) and 22:00 to 06:00(nighttime). In the daytime, the starting price is 8 yuan (including 3 kilometers), after 3km, additional 1.6 yuan for one kilometer, after 5km, additional 2.4 yuan for one kilometer; in the nighttime, 10 yuan is the starting price, after 3km, additional 1.92 yuan for one kilometer, after 5km, additional 2.88 yuan for one kilometer.
Tourists can take self-service buses in Guiyang city for only 2 yuan each person. Like No. 1/2 buses are running between the railway station and Qianling Park; No. 38 buses can take you to Flower Stream scenic area (Tianhe Pool).
Guiyang Private Car Service
Taxi in Guiyang city
Guiyang to Huangguoshu Waterfall
Huangguoshu Waterfall (黄果树瀑布), praised as the No.1 waterfall in China, is one of the largest waterfalls in China and East Asia. As one of the most magnificent waterfalls in the world, Huangguoshu Waterfall is located in the southwest of Guizhou Province, about 118km from Guiyang, the capital and transportation hub of Guizhou Province. Generally, travellers have 3 ways to get from Guiyang to Huangguoshu Waterfall - by high speed train, direct bus or our private car transfer service. It take about 30~40mins to Anshun West Railway Station from Guiyang by high-speed rail. After arrival, tourists still need another 40mins driving to reach Huangguoshu Waterfall Scenic Area.
Learn more about Guiyang - Huangguoshu Waterfalls transportation, please visit How to Get from Guiyang to Huangguoshu Waterfall
Guiyang to Kaili
Kaili (凯里), the capital city of southeastern Guizhou (Qiandongnan), is a big gathering of ethnic minority villages, especially the Miao Villages. Guiyang is located at about 135km west to Kaili. The driving distance between each other is about 185 km by car. There are 3 common ways for travelers to get to Kaili from Guiyang: high speed train, car or long distance bus. There are totally 39 ~ 42 daily high speed trains from Guiyang East Railway Station or Guiyang North Railway Station to Kaili South Railway Station. The time needed for a single way from Guiyang to Kaili is about 35 ~ 45mins. As there are so many daily high speed trains, you don’t need to worry about that you can’t catch the train.
Guiyang to Fanjingshan
Fanjingshan (梵净山), located in Tongren City, enlisted in the World Heritage List in 2018, is the biggest highlight of Guizhou Province. Mount Fanjing is about 250 kilometers northeast of Guiyang City, takes about 3.5 - 4 hours to get there by car. Many travelers choose to have a trip in and around Guiyang and then extend to Fanjingshan for the unbelievable natural scenery, peculiar rocks and profound Buddhism. The most convenient way to get to Fanjingshan is by taking a high speed train to get to Tongren first, which takes about only 1.5 hours and then transfer to private cars. After 1.5 - 2 hours driving, you would arrive at Mount Fanjing.
Learn more about Guiyang - Fanjingshan transportation, please visit How to Get to Fanjingshan from Guiyang | Fanjingshan Transportation | Guiyang to Tongren Train Schedule | Tongren to GuiyangTrain Schedule
How to Plan a Guiyang Tour
Guizhou is usually the first stop for tourists visiting Guizhou. Visitors spend about 1~2 days there. The first day is for your arrival and good rest. And if you arrive early, you are suggested to visit Qinling Mountain Park to do a hike and meet with adorable monkeys. After night falls, you can head to Jiaxiu Tower to admire the landmark and the most beautiful night views of the city. For the next day after breakfast, it will be a great idea to explore Qingyan Ancient Town and Huaxi Park of the city.
Seldom tourist gets to Guiyang only. It is normally a good start for a Guizhou Nature & Minority Culture tour! Being the No.1 province in China with the largest number of natural relics, Guizhou has lots of natural wonders to offer, like Fanjingshan, Huanguoshu Waterfall, Libo Seven Holes Scenic Area, Jiabang Rice Terraces, etc. Besides that, Guizhou is also the home to ethnic groups, and there are numerous unique Miao Villages and Dong Villages waiting for your steps. How about your preference? Want more travel ideas? Maybe you can check the best Guizhou tours chosen by our customers below for reference!
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