Guangzhou travel guide

Guangzhou Tourism | Guangzhou Guide

You're Going to Love Guangzhou

With a population of 11,07 million, Guangzhou is the largest city in Guangdong, China by the number of inhabitants. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 4 days in order to fully appreciate everything Guangzhou has to offer.

Where to Eat in Guangzhou

If you’re looking for affordable options, Caffe Mondo - Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou (5 Zhujiang West Road) and Yu Yue Heen - Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou (5 Zhujiang West Road) are great picks.

When to visit Guangzhou

Guangzhou in February
Estimated hotel price
$65
1 night at 3-star hotel
Guangzhou in February
Estimated hotel price
$65
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Guangzhou in July, when the average temperature is 28 °C, and the highest can go up to 32 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 10 °C, with an average temperature of 14 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in May, when precipitation is around 260 mm. In contrast, December is usually the driest month of the year in Guangzhou, with an average rainfall of 30 mm.

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How to Get to Guangzhou

Plane

When flying to Guangzhou, you’ll arrive at Guangzhou Baiyun (CAN), which is located 30 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Guangzhou from Australia departs from Perth and takes around 11h 45m.

Train

Located 7 km from the city centre, Guangzhou Guangzhou East Railway Station is the busiest station in Guangzhou. Another popular train station is Guangzhou Guangzhou South Railway Station, located 15 km from the centre.

Bus

The most popular bus station is Guangzhou Pazhou, located 10 km from the city centre of Guangzhou. Guangzhou CZ Bus Station is also a commonly used station, and is 34 km from the city centre.

Plane

When flying to Guangzhou, you’ll arrive at Guangzhou Baiyun (CAN), which is located 30 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Guangzhou from Australia departs from Perth and takes around 11h 45m.

Train

Located 7 km from the city centre, Guangzhou Guangzhou East Railway Station is the busiest station in Guangzhou. Another popular train station is Guangzhou Guangzhou South Railway Station, located 15 km from the centre.

Bus

The most popular bus station is Guangzhou Pazhou, located 10 km from the city centre of Guangzhou. Guangzhou CZ Bus Station is also a commonly used station, and is 34 km from the city centre.

Airports near Guangzhou

Airlines serving Guangzhou

Lufthansa
Good (4,689 reviews)
KLM
Good (839 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,557 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,235 reviews)
Air France
Good (982 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,113 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,990 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,406 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,062 reviews)
Finnair
Good (841 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (933 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (792 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (839 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (413 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (536 reviews)
Egypt Air
Good (191 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (188 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (776 reviews)
ANA
Excellent (494 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (955 reviews)
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Where to stay in Guangzhou

Average rates range from around $62 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $172 and up for a 5-star experience. There are also lots of holiday rental options in Guangzhou, with prices from $23 to $377 per night. Tianhe is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, holiday rentals in Guangzhou are about 30% cheaper than a hotel room in the city.

Tianhe - In Guangzhou’s most popular neighbourhood to stay, recommended hotels include Royal Mediterranean Hotel, The Ritz-Carlton Guangzhou and Sheraton Guangzhou Hotel.

Haizhu - Here you’ll find travellers’ favourites such as White Swan Hotel, Rosedale Hotel & Suites Guangzhou and Hotel Landmark Canton. The average nightly price for a double room in Haizhu is $20.

Baiyun - Swisstouches Guangzhou Hotel Residences, Royal Tulip Luxury Hotel Carat - Guangzhou and Yunkai Hotel have some of the best reviews among hotels in this area. A 3-star room in Baiyun will cost you about $40 per night.

Tianhe - In Guangzhou’s most popular neighbourhood to stay, recommended hotels include Royal Mediterranean Hotel, The Ritz-Carlton Guangzhou and Sheraton Guangzhou Hotel.
Haizhu - Here you’ll find travellers’ favourites such as White Swan Hotel, Rosedale Hotel & Suites Guangzhou and Hotel Landmark Canton. The average nightly price for a double room in Haizhu is $20.
Baiyun - Swisstouches Guangzhou Hotel Residences, Royal Tulip Luxury Hotel Carat - Guangzhou and Yunkai Hotel have some of the best reviews among hotels in this area. A 3-star room in Baiyun will cost you about $40 per night.
Most popular hotel in Guangzhou by neighbourhood

Where to stay in popular areas of Guangzhou

Most booked hotels in Guangzhou

White Swan Hotel
5 stars
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
$198+
The Garden Hotel Guangzhou
5 stars
Excellent (9.2, Excellent reviews)
$179+
Baiyun Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
$110+
Hotel Landmark Canton
4 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
$90+
Asia International Hotel
5 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
$98+
Rosedale Hotel & Suites Guangzhou
4 stars
Good (6.7, Good reviews)
$54+

Hiring a car in Guangzhou

Expect to pay $1.81 per litre in Guangzhou (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $21.71 and $28.95. The most frequently booked car type in Guangzhou is Full-size (Volkswagen Jetta or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Class Compact Car or similar) is, on average, 38% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Expect to pay $1.81 per litre in Guangzhou (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $21.71 and $28.95. The most frequently booked car type in Guangzhou is Full-size (Volkswagen Jetta or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Class Compact Car or similar) is, on average, 38% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.