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Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport

Read on to discover Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, its facilities and services it has on offer, the top destinations to fly to from the airport and with which airlines you can do this with.

About Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport


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Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (IATA: CAN), is a major airport of Guangzhou. Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport serves over 70 million passengers each year which is why it's China's third busiest and world's 13th busiest by passenger traffic. The airport serves as a hub for China Southern Airlines, FedEx Express, 9 Air, Hainan Airlines and Shenzhen Airlines.


Airport Location


The airport is located 21.3 miles (34.4 km) north of Guangzhou:





Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport has outstanding services on offer to meet all its passenger’s shopping, dining and service needs.

Facilities Include:

Free Wi-Fi

Postal Services

Luggage Storage and Lockers

Mobile Charging


Currency exchange

Shower Facilities

Spa and Salon

Movie Theatre

Dressing Rooms


Lounges Include:

Air China Premium Lounge: includes air conditioning, beverages (alcoholic beverage at extra cost), disabled access, WiFi, TV, Telephone, newspapers and magazines.

Baiyun Airport Lounge: offers air conditioning, beverages, disabled access, WiFi, TV, Telephone, conference facilities, newspapers and magazines.

China Eastern First Class Lounge: includes air conditioning, beverages, disabled access, WiFi, TV, Telephone at extra cost, newspapers and magazines.

Easy-boarding Lounge (Terminal 2): offers air conditioning, beverages, WiFi, TV, chair massages at extra cost, newspapers and magazines.

Golden Century Lounge: includes services such as snacks, TV, newspapers and magazines.

Hainan Airlines First Class Lounge: facilities include beverages, disabled access, WiFi, TV, telephone at extra cost, magazines and newspapers.

King Lounge: offers air conditioning, WiFi accessibility, TV, disabled access, conference facilities, newspapers and magazines.

Library Lounge (Terminal 2): facilities include beverages, WiFi, TV, showers at extra cost, magazines and newspapers.

Premium Lounge: offers air conditioning, beverages, conference facilities, disabled access, WiFi, massage chairs, showers, telephone, TV, Telephone at extra cost, newspapers and magazines.




Direction Length (ft) Length (m) Surface
01/19 3,600 11,811 Concrete
02L/20R 3,800 12,467 Concrete
02R/20L 3,800 12,467 Concrete




The airport hosts two terminals, Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, where all passengers check-in and claim bags.

Terminal 1

Terminal 1 has 3 components, Main Terminal, Area A and Area B. East Pier 1 & 2 are focused to serve international flights and domestic flights control the rest.

Terminal 2 

Terminal 2 opened on April 2018, with an area covering over 600,000 square metres. When Terminal 2 officially start to fully function, it will be home to China Southern Airlines. Additionally, most of the SkyTeam airlines will also use Terminal 2.


Airlines that fly to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport


The following airlines fly from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport:

9 Air Aeroflot Air China Air Madagascar
AirAsia All Nippon Airways Asiana Airlines Beijing Capital Airlines
Cambodia Angkor Air Cathay Dragon Cebu Pacific Chengdu Airlines
China Airlines China Eastern Airlines China Southern Airlines China Southern Airlines
China United Airlines EgyptAir Emirates Ethiopian Airlines
EVA Air Finnair Garuda Indonesia GX Airlines
Hainan Airlines Hebei Airlines IrAero IndiGo
Iraqi Airways Japan Airlines JC International Airlines Jetstar Pacific Airlines
Juneyao Airlines Kenya Airways Korean Air Kunming Airlines
Lanmei Airlines Lao Airlines Lion Air Loong Air
Lucky Air Mahan Air Malaysia Airlines Malindo Air
Myanmar Airways International Okay Airways Oman Air Pegas Fly
Philippine Airlines Philippines AirAsia Qatar Airways RwandAir
S7 Airlines Saudia Scoot Shandong Airlines
Shanghai Airlines Shenzhen Airlines Sichuan Airlines Singapore Airlines
South African Airways Spring Airlines SriLankan Airlines Thai AirAsia
Thai Airways Thai Lion Air Tianjin Airlines Turkish Airlines
Uni Air US-Bangla Airlines Vietnam Airlines West Air


How to get to Guangzhou International Airport


By Taxi

Taxis are available to and from the airport. Taxi pick up and drop-offs can be found in Arrival Area A, outside of Gate A5, and in Arrival Area B, outside of Gate B6. 

By Bus

There are five Airport Express lines and six direct Airport lines that link Baiyun Airport to the city centre, departing in 20 to 30-minute intervals. These buses stop at the major hotels, bus and railway stations, and the grand plaza and transportation centre.

By Rail

Guangzhou Metro Line 3 connects the airport to the Tianhe District in Guangzhou city centre, with a number of stops along the way, including Guangzhou East Railway Station.