There are three main ways to get around Guangzhou – the Metro, Taxi or Public Bus.
|METRO / SUBWAY||One of the best and easiest ways to get around Guangzhou as communication is in both Chinese and English. The Metro consists of 8 interconnected lines, operating from 6.00am to 11.00pm, and is a clean, fast and reliable service. Ticket fares range from 2 RMB to 12 RMB (depending on where you are going). Line 3 is going to the airport and the ticket fare is higher. If you are using it often it is best to buy a rechargeable travel card, available from any station. The Metro does not currently service all of Guangzhou; new lines are being built.|
|PUBLIC BUS||This is the cheapest way to get around Guangzhou but probably not the easiest until you are familiar with the city. There are two kinds of buses, the new one with air conditioning (2 RMB) or the regular bus (1 RMB). Exact fare is required; alternatively you can use your rechargeable travel card.|
|TAXI||Guangzhou taxis charge 7 RMB for the first 2.3 kilometres, 2.6 RMB for each succeeding kilometre and with an additional charge for fuel (gasoline) of 2 RMB. You can hail a taxi just about anywhere. Most taxi drivers do not speak English so make sure you take the address of where you want to go in Chinese. In addition ensure you have your home address in Chinese for your return journey. It is recommended to ask for a receipt at the end of your journey – you will need it to contact the taxi company to either make a complaint or if you have left something behind.|