Guangzhou airport: Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN)

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport

Guangzhou International Airport (formerly Canton) is the second-busiest airport of China (after the airport of Beijing). At the moment the airport processes over 40 million passengers a year, but this number will increase rapidly in the coming years. To cope with this growth the airport is being expanded. Upon completion (expected in 2015) Guangzhou Airport will be able to process 75 million passengers a year.

Airport codes

IATA airport code: CAN
ICAO airport code: ZGGG


Local transport


There's a subway connection between the airport and Guangzhou. Subway line 3 runs from the airport via Renhe, Longgui, Jiahe, Yongtai, Tonghe, Nanfa Hospital, Mehua Garden and Yantang to Guangzhou's center.

Car and bus

The airport is situated 28 kilometers north of Guangzhou and is easily accessible by rental car. A six-lane freeway connects the airport with Guangzhou and the way, both to Guangzhou and the airport, is clearly signposted, also in English.

A bus, the Guangzhou Airport Express (Tel. +86(0)20 8612 2102), leaves every 30 minutes for Guangzhou's main train station. For more information about transport possibilities you call Passenger Services (Tel. +86(0)20 8612 3727).

Car rental Guangzhou Airport

In the Arrivals Hall you can find counters of Chinese car rental companies as well as the international rental companies Avis and Hertz.


Taxis can be found outside the Arrivals Hall. It's important to know that set rates apply for a number of popular destinations in Guangzhou. These are listed on a sign. You therefore don't have to negotiate with the taxi driver about the fare.

Airport Parking

Guangzhou Airport has a large open-air parking lot and a large parking garage. There are parking places for short and long-term parking both in the open-air and covered parking lots. For open-air parking you pay 8 yuan for the first hour and then 5 yuan per hour.




There's one hotel at Guangzhou Airport: Pullman Baiyun Airport Guangzhou (Tel. +86(0)20 3606 8866). Other hotels nearby the airport include Southern Airlines Pearl Hotel (Tel. +86(0)20 8613 8868), Huaju Grand Hyatt Hotel (Tel. +86(0)20 3698 8888) and the Guang Sha Hotel (Tel. +86(0)20 3606 7668). For more hotels and to book online, you can go to They offer a large range of hotels, at competitive internet rates.

Shops and restaurants

There are plenty of shopping facilities at Guangzhou Airport. Apart from the duty-free shops, you'll find a large range of electronic products, jewelry, cosmetics, leather products and local trade products. There's also a mini supermarket. In addition there are several restaurants, cafés, (snack) bars, as well as snack and beverage dispensers.


There are plenty of possibilities to store your baggage in lockers. You can also deposit your baggage at a counter (more information, Tel. +86(0)20 3606 6854). For lost-and-found objects you need to turn to a special information desk in the Departure Hall (Tel. +86(0)20 3606 6946).


In both the Arrivals and Departure Halls (Tel. +86(0)20 8613 7273) there are several information desks to inquire about Guangzhou Airport, flight schedules and airport services.


There are small Business Centers with faxes, printers, computers and copy machines in the Arrivals and Departure Halls. More extensive business facilities are offered by the Pullman hotel at the airport (see Hotels).

Disabled facilities

Guangzhou Airport has reasonable accessibility for the disabled. There are adapted elevators and toilets and wheelchair ramps. The new part of the airport has better accessibility than the old part, but you can always ask for assistance at one of the information desks.

Other services

You'll find ATM's, banks and exchange offices scattered around the terminals. There's also a post office. The First Aid station (Tel. +86(0)20 3606 2664 or +86(0)20 8612 2926) is located in the Arrivals Hall. There are also baby rooms and children's playgrounds.




Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport
Renhe Town
Guangdong Province
Guangzhou 510470

Telephone, fax, email

Telephone: +86(0)20 3606 6999
Fax: none

Airport codes

IATA airport code: CAN
ICAO airport code: ZGGG