Airport hacks: Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, Guangdong, China

What to do and where to eat at China's Guangzhou airport

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, in Baiyun, Guangdong, is situated about 32km from the city center (about 35 minutes’ drive by car). The airport comprises two terminals — both serve domestic and international flights, but it’s the newer Terminal 2, opened on April 26, 2018, that serves Cebu Pacific.

Dining, shopping and leisure

There are plentiful amenities at the airport, especially for departing passengers. In addition to duty-free retailers, big-name brand boutiques and convenience stores, there are myriad F&B establishments, including local noodle restaurant chains, as well as international outlets like McDonald’s, KFC, Starbucks and Subway. For travelers with time to spare, there are foot and body massage services available at two locations in Terminal 1.

More services

Stay connected with your loved ones with the airport’s complimentary WiFi services — each session lasts a maximum of 300 minutes. Receive an access code on your mobile phone or obtain one by scanning your passport at a self-service WiFi station.

Storage lockers are also available at more than five locations throughout the airport. Prices are dependent on size, weight and length of time of storage; they range from RMB5 (₱42) for a small bag stored for two hours, to RMB55 (₱452) for a large bag stored for 24 hours.

Airport to city and beyond

In addition to taxis and pre-arranged transport, the city’s public transportation system makes it easy for travelers to commute to Guangzhou city, its outskirts and other neighboring cities. There are city buses, intra-city buses and the subway. There are 10 airport express city bus lines (with stops at various hotels and prominent city landmarks), 16 intra-city bus lines (with routes to cities including Zhanjiang, Zhuhai, Shenzhen and Chaozhou) and one metro line (with stops along the route from Tiyu Xilu Station in Tianhe District) that connect people to destinations in Guangzhou city and beyond.

Written by

Kimberley Koo

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