This dual-terminal airport has a large footprint, so leave plenty of time for walking between facilities. A free Airport Express shuttle bus will take you between terminals - wait at Door 10 of Terminal 1 and Door 42 of Terminal 2. A complementary Metro service between terminals is also offered for passengers.
If you are transiting to another international flight at Guangzhou, you will need to pass through customs and security and go to the transfer counter before getting to your next flight - at least 90 minutes is recommended even if your luggage is checked through to your next destination.
Terminal 1 offers rooms at the Pullman Guangzhou Baiyun Airport Hotel, which has its own golfing greens and outdoor pool, and is just seconds from the airport by walkway from Gate 12. In Terminal 2, the in-airport hotel is the Plaza Premium Aerotel, found on the fourth floor.