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How to get from Guiyang International Airport to City Centre

Guiyang is the picturesque capital of the Guizhou province in China. Known for its unique mountain landscapes, historical Qingyan Ancient Town, Qianling Park and numerous temples, there’s so much natural beauty and rich culture to explore in Guiyang. 

When it comes to travelling from Guiyang International airport to the city centre, you have three options; taxi, bus or train. Taking a Guiyang airport taxi is the most convenient way to travel, it takes just 30 minutes to reach the city centre and costs around €8 (CNY 30). The cheapest transfer option is the bus, which costs €3 (CNY 20) one-way and takes around 1 hour to reach the city. Your final and quickest way to get from Guiyang International Airport to the city centre is to take the bullet train. The train takes just 16 minutes and costs €6 (CNY 45), but it only leaves the airport once a day.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €8 30min 24/7
Bus €6 60min 09:00–22:00
Train €12 16min 21:22–21:22

How to get from Guiyang Airport to the City by Taxi

The easiest way to get from Guiyang International airport to the city centre is to take a taxi. The Guiyang airport taxis take just 30 minutes to reach your hotel in the city centre and cost around €8 (CNY 30), which is very affordable. 

Cost of a taxi from Guiyang Airport to the City Centre

The local taxi drivers may use a taximeter to calculate your fare, though most will give a set price. The average price for a taxi from Guiyang airport to the city is €8 (CNY 30) for up to 4 passengers. 

Cost

€8 (CNY 30)

Trip Duration

30 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in a advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Guiyang Airport.

Where do I find a taxi at Guiyang Airport?

The taxis are located right outside the arrivals hall at all three terminals in Guiyang airport. Simply walk out the exit doors and you will see the long line of taxis waiting.

Convenience

One of the quickest and by far the most reliable ways to get from Guiyang International Airport to the city centre is to take a taxi. They are the only mode of transport available 24/7, and they will take you directly to the door of your hotel without any hassle.

Editor’s Note

Compared to most other cities, taking a Guiyang taxi is very affordable. If you're looking for ease and convenience when it comes to your transfer, be sure to take a local taxi or book one in advance.

Useful Tips

Ask your driver if they will give you a set rate fare before beginning your journey.
Guiyang taxi drivers don't accept card payments.
You can bring up to 4 passengers in a standard Guiyang taxi.

How to get from Guiyang Airport to the City by Bus

There are a few different bus lines that run from Guiyang airport to the city centre. However, only bus Line 4 runs directly into the city centre of Guiyang. The total journey time on the bus will be around 1 hour and the cost of a one-way ticket on the Line 4 bus from Guiyang airport to the city will be €3 (CNY 20).

How much is the bus from Guiyang International Airport to the City Centre?

The cost of a one-way ticket on the Line 4 bus from Guiyang airport to the city is €3 (CNY 20). This is payable to the driver in cash as you get on the bus. 

Cost

€3 (CNY 20)

Trip Duration

60 Min.

*There's a waiting time of up to 20 minutes for the bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The bus Line 4 runs from 09:00 to 22:00.

Where do I get the bus at Guiyang Airport?

The Line 4 bus departs from Terminal 2, outside of doors 9, 11 and 13. If you land in Terminal 1 or 3, you will need to walk to Terminal 2 to take the bus.

Convenience

Although taking the bus from Guiyang airport to the city centre is a cheaper transfer option, it’s not the most convenient. You will have to wait up to 20 minutes for a bus to arrive and even then, they can become full very quickly. Plus, once you reach Guiyang, you will need to find alternate transport to get to your hotel, which adds time and cost to your journey.

Editor’s Note

A quick and convenient taxi costs slightly more than a bus ticket, especially if you're travelling as a couple, but it's a much better transfer option.

Useful Tips

Be sure to bring change in cash to pay for your bus ticket.
Try to arrive at least 10 minutes before your bus departs so you can join the queue and secure a seat.
The buses stop running at 22:00, so you will need to find alternate transport after this time.

How to get from Guiyang Airport to the City by Train

There is a bullet train that runs from Guiyang airport to the city centre once a day at 21:22. This high-speed train only takes 16 minutes to reach the city centre, but does cost €6 (CNY 45) per ticket.

How much is the train from Guiyang International Airport to the City Centre?

The cost of a ticket to ride the bullet train from Guiyang International Airport to the city centre is €6 (CNY 45). You can purchase your tickets online in advance or from the ticket office located on floor -2F.

Cost

€6 (CNY 45)

Trip Duration

16 Min.

*The bullet train only leaves the airport once a day.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The bullet train departure from Guiyang Airport to the city centre is at 21:22 daily.

Where do I find the train at Guiyang Airport?

The bullet train is located by the Longdongbao Railway Station, which is on level B2 of Guiyang airport. It’s just a short walk from the terminals.

Convenience

Although the bullet train is a very fast transfer option, it’s expensive and only available once a day. This means that if you land in the morning or late at night, you will have an extremely long wait for the train. Plus, once you reach the Guiyang North Railway Station, you will still need to find alternate transport to get to your hotel or apartment in the city centre.

Timetables

Editor’s Note

As the bullet train only leaves once a day, if you land at any other time than 21:00, you will want to take an alternate mode of transport to the city.

Useful Tips

You can bring up to 20kg of luggage on the train.
You can book your tickets online in advance to ensure you get a seat.

Frequently asked questions


What’s the distance from Guiyang airport to the city of Guiyang?

The distance from Guiyang airport to the city is 15 km. Taking a Guiyang airport taxi will take around 30 minutes to get there, the Line 4 bus will take closer to 60 minutes and the bullet train will take an impressive 16 minutes to get from Guiyang airport to the city centre.


What’s the cost of a taxi from Guiyang airport to the city?

The local drivers have a choice to use a taximeter to calculate their fare or to give you a set rate price. The average cost of a taxi ride from Guiyang International Airport to the city centre is €8 (CNY 30). However, if you’d prefer a fixed fare you can count on, we recommend pre-booking your ride with Welcome Pickups.


How do I get from Guiyang International Airport to the city centre?

There are three different transfer options from Guiyang International Airport to the city centre; taxi, bus or train. A Guiyang airport taxi takes just 30 minutes and costs around €8 (CNY 30), the Line 4 bus takes closer to 60 minutes and costs €3 (CNY 20), while the bullet train takes 16 minutes to reach the city centre and costs €6 (CNY 45) per traveller.

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