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How to get from Guangzhou Baiyun Airport to Shenzhen City

Shenzhen City, located on the Southern border of Hong Kong and the East bank of the Pearl River in Guangdong province, is a vibrant town worth visiting. The city has a lot to boast of as it is packed with museums, a booming art district, and an impressive, diverse population of innovators and entrepreneurs.

So if you are landing at Guangzhou International Airport and you want to make your way to Shenzhen, you have three transportation options; you can take a taxi, a bus or a combined metro and train journey. Taking a taxi or a private transfer from Guangzhou airport to Shenzhen is the fastest and most comfortable way to travel, taking 2 hours. For more cost-savvy options, your best shot is to take Guangzhou’s public transportation, either by taking the direct bus or the metro and train; both take around 2 hours and 30 minutes to reach Shenzhen City.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €55 120min 24/7
Bus €27 150min 09:30–21:50
Metro & Train €24 150min 04:00–22:20

How to get from Guangzhou Baiyun Airport to Shenzhen City by taxi

Taking a taxi or private transfer from Baiyun airport to Shenzhen is a safe and reliable way to travel, especially if you are travelling with children or late at night. Taxis in Guangzhou are relatively inexpensive, available 24/7 and provide door-to-door transportation taking 2 hours to reach your Shenzhen hotel.

How much is a taxi from Baiyun Airport to Shenzhen City?

Taxis in Guangzhou calculate their fares using a taximeter based on the time and distance travelled to your exact location. Your 2-hour cab ride to Shenzhen from Guangzhou airport should cost around €55 (CNY 390), traffic dependent.

Nevertheless, if you would prefer to travel at a fixed price, with a local English-speaking driver it is recommended to pre-book your private transfer with Welcome Pickups.

Cost

€55 (CNY 390)

Trip Duration

2 hours

*Rates may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Guangzhou International Airport.

Where do I get a taxi from?

Guangzhou airport’s official taxi ranks can be found at both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2’s main exit doors; door 50 for domestic arrivals and Door 52 for international arrivals.

Convenience

Taking a Guangzhou airport transfer from Baiyun International Airport to Shenzhen is definitely the best travel option. Taxis are relatively inexpensive, comfortable and offer 24/7 door-to-door services, which is very practical if you are travelling with children and/or heavy luggage.

Editor’s Note

Make sure that your taxi driver has turned on and reset their taximeter before starting your journey to Shenzhen City.

Useful Tips

Please note that only one tariff is applicable in Guangzhou, as there are no price differences for day, night or weekend trips.
Tipping your Guangzhou cab driver is always appreciated; most round up their end fare to the nearest yuan.
It is highly advised to use an official taxi; you can spot them as the taxi company logo is on the side of the car.

How to get from Guangzhou Baiyun Airport to Shenzhen by bus

For travellers on a budget, a comfortable and direct transportation option from Guangzhou airport to Shenzhen is the bus. China Bus provides frequent buses, taking 2 hours 30 minutes to Shenzhen.

How much is a bus ticket from Guangzhou Baiyun Airport to Shenzhen City?

A one-way bus ticket from Guangzhou Airport to Shenzhen City costs €13.50 (CNY 95). You can purchase your bus tickets at the airport’s ticket vending machines.

Cost

€13.50 (CNY 95)

Trip Duration

2 H 30 Min.

The bus runs from Baiyun Airport to Shenzhen City every 2 hours.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The Guangzhou airport to Shenzhen bus is available daily from 09:30 to 21:50.

Where do I get the bus from?

You can find the Guangzhou airport to Shenzhen bus outside the Arrivals Hall at Gates A9 to A12.

Convenience

Taking the bus from the airport to Shenzhen is a great travel option for those on a budget. The bus is direct, frequent and travels daily. However, if you are travelling late at night or early in the morning, you will have to find another way to get to Shenzhen as the bus company does not operate during the night.

Editor’s Note

It is good to know that the bus vehicles are large, making it easy to store your luggage on board.

Useful Tips

You will need to purchase your tickets beforehand at the ticket counter; they can be found at Guangzhou Baiyun Airport Terminal 1 area A.
Be aware that bus transportation is largely influenced by the weather and road conditions; therefore, the travel time can vary.

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Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Guangzhou. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Prices

DAYTIME
€157.0
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€265.0
Same price as a regular taxi from the line

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How to get from Guangzhou Baiyun Airport to Shenzhen City by metro

Lastly, you can take the combined metro and train journey from Guangzhou Baiyun Airport to Shenzhen City. As there is no direct train, you will first have to make your way from Baiyun airport to Guangzhou East Station, where you will get the D-Train to Shenzhen for a total travel time of 2 hours 30 minutes.

How much is a metro and train ticket from Guangzhou airport to Shenzhen City?

A one-way ticket on the metro from the airport to the train station costs €0.70 (CNY 5) and the D-Train from Guangzhou East Station to Shenzhen costs €11.30 (CNY 80); bringing your total fare to €12 (CNY 85).

Cost

€12 (CNY 85)

Trip Duration

2 H 30 Min.

The metro from the airport to Guangzhou East Station runs every 7 minutes.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The metro is available daily from 06:00 to 23:15 and the train is available from 04:00 to 22:20.

Where do I get the metro from?

Guangzhou airport’s metro station is located directly below the terminal building.

Convenience

Although the cheapest travel option, taking the combined metro and train trip to Shenzhen from Guangzhou airport is tedious, especially if you are travelling in a group and/or with heavy luggage. Moreover, once you arrive in Shenzhen, you will have to find a way to get to your hotel.

Editor’s Note

Please note that first class tickets are available on the D-Train at the price of €14.20 (CNY 100).

Useful Tips

You can purchase your tickets directly at the station's ticket vending machines.
Ensure to keep your personal belongings close to you, especially during rush hour, as the metro and train can get quite full.

Frequently asked questions

What’s the distance from Guangzhou airport to Shenzhen?

Guangzhou airport is located 153.5 km away from Shenzhen City; it takes around 2 hours to reach by car or by taxi and approximately 2 and a half hours by public transportation.

What’s the cost of a taxi from Guangzhou Baiyun airport to Shenzhen?

Taxis in Guangzhou calculate their fares using a taximeter with no price differences for day, night and weekend trips. The 2-hour journey from Guangzhou Baiyun airport to Shenzhen should cost around €55 (CNY 390), depending on the traffic conditions.

However, if you prefer to travel at a fixed price with a local English-speaking driver, you can pre-book your private transfer with Welcome Pickups.

Can I get from Guangzhou airport to Shenzhen by bus?

Yes, a direct bus operates to and from Shenzhen to Guangzhou airport. The journey takes 2 hours 30 minutes and costs €13.50 (CNY 95). You can check the timetable and purchase your tickets online in advance to ensure you’re all prepared and eliminate any stress.

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