The airport is 28km from downtown Guangzhou.
Taxi - taxi pick-up points at Terminal 1 are near Doors A8 and B6; at Terminal 2 they can be found at Doors 50 & 52. Only use official, metered taxis and avoid touts who approach you in the Arrivals hall. If you don't speak Mandarin, consider getting the name of your destination written in Simplified Chinese or have a map handy - if you are unable to do this prior to arrival, the information or hotel desks may be able to help you.
Bus - over 11 bus services connect Baiyun Airport to the city center, stopping at major hotels, bus and railway stations. There are also plenty of longer distance bus routes from the airport.
Train - there are two Metro stations - Airport South (Terminal 1) and Airport North (Terminal 2). Metro Line 3 links both stations to the Tianhe District in downtown Guangzhou (this line boasts the longest subway and longest rail tunnel in the world). Airport South station is under Terminal 1 (take the lifts or escalators down) and is signposted in English. Airport North station is under Terminal 2 on floor B1. Trains run between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. If you have 5 or 10 yuan notes or coins, you can buy a ticket from the machines; alternatively, you can get a ticket at the Metro Customer Service Center.
Hotel shuttle - free airport shuttle buses are provided by several nearby hotels, including the Country Garden Airport Phoenix Hotel, the Crowne Plaza Guangzhou Huadu, and the Holiday Inn Guangzhou Airport Zone.
Car rental - car rental firms operate from the airport. It's common for visitors who have a long onward journey or lots of daily travel to hire a car with a bilingual driver. If you are being collected by a car, make sure you agree the meeting point in advance; private cars cannot wait outside the terminals and need to use a short-term parking lot.