Traveling to the 134th Canton Fair? We've Got You Covered

By That's, October 7, 2023

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Welcome to the 134th Canton Fair, one of China's most prestigious trade exhibitions, set to dazzle visitors with a vast array of products and opportunities.

Nestled in the heart of Guangzhou, this international event promises a unique blend of business and culture. 

To ensure you make the most of your visit, we've prepared comprehensive transportation guides from various key airports to the Canton Fair complex.

Whether you're arriving from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, Hong Kong International Airport, Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport, or Macao International Airport, we've got you covered. 

From Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport:

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport is approximately 43 kilometers (27 miles) away from the Canton Fair Complex.

Upon your arrival at the airport, you have several convenient transportation options to reach the fair:

1. Taxi: The most straightforward option is to take a taxi from the airport. Taxis are readily available, and the journey will take around 45-60 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.

2. Airport Shuttle Bus: Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport offers shuttle bus services to various locations in the city, including the Canton Fair Complex. Look for the shuttle bus labeled "Canton Fair Complex" and purchase your ticket at the airport. The journey usually takes around 60-90 minutes.

3. Metro: Another cost-effective option is to take Line 3 of the Guangzhou Metro from the airport to Pazhou Station, which is near the Canton Fair Complex. This option is recommended during peak traffic hours. The journey takes approximately 45-60 minutes.

4. Private Transfer: If you prefer a more personalized experience, consider booking a private transfer in advance. Many companies offer airport transfer services with professional drivers who can take you directly to your destination.

From Hong Kong International Airport:

If you're flying into Hong Kong International Airport and planning to attend the Canton Fair, you can easily reach Guangzhou by train or by ferry. Here's how:

1. Airport Express: Start by taking the Airport Express train from Hong Kong International Airport to Hong Kong's Hung Hom Station. The journey takes approximately 24 minutes.

2. High-Speed Rail: At Hung Hom Station, transfer to the Hong Kong West Kowloon High-Speed Rail Station. Take a high-speed train to Guangzhou South Railway Station. The trip lasts around 50-60 minutes.

3. Metro to Canton Fair: From Guangzhou South Railway Station, you can take Line 2 of the Guangzhou Metro to Pazhou Station, which is close to the Canton Fair Complex. The metro ride takes about 30 minutes.


Guangzhou's Pazhou Ferry Terminal. Image by Billy Jiang/That's

4. Ferry to Pazhou Ferry Terminal: From Hong Kong International Airport Ferry Terminal, you can take a direct ferry ride to Guangzhou's Pazhou Ferry Terminal. This daily route currently operates only at certain hours: 8am, 12noon and 2pm. 

READ MORE: Air Canada Launches UCI Service at Pazhou and Zhongshan Ferry Terminals

From Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport:

For visitors arriving at Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport, getting to the Canton Fair Complex is straightforward. Here's how:

1. Taxi: The quickest option is to take a taxi from Shenzhen Airport to the Canton Fair Complex. The journey typically takes around 45-60 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.

2. High-Speed Train: You can also take a high-speed train from Shenzhen Airport Railway Station to Guangzhou East Railway Station, followed by the metro to Pazhou Station.

Important notice: Ferry services between Shenzhen Airport Ferry Terminal to Guangzhou's Nansha Ferry Terminal are no longer in operation.

READ MORE: Shenzhen-Hong Kong Airport Ferry Resumes Service

From Macao International Airport:

Reaching the Canton Fair Complex might take effort for those flying into Macao International Airport, but it can be done. Here's how:

1. High-Speed Train: Alternatively, you can travel by high-speed train from Zhuhai to Guangzhou South Railway Station, and then take the metro to Pazhou Station.

Important notice: Ferry services between Macao Ferry Terminal to Guangzhou's Nansha Ferry Terminal are no longer in operation.

READ MORE: Get Ready for 134th Canton Fair: Pre-Registration & Travel Updates

With these transportation options in mind, you'll be well-prepared to navigate your way to the 134th Canton Fair from various airports in the region. Enjoy your visit and make the most of this exceptional business opportunity!

[Cover image via China Import and Export Fair]

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