Guangzhou Metro

<p><strong>Guangzhou Metro</strong></p>
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<p>The Guangzhou Metro is one of China&rsquo;s busiest rail transits. It is located in the city of Guangzhou in the province of Guangdong. Every year, the Guangzhou Metro carries millions of passengers, both locals and tourists. To learn more about the Guangzhou Metro, read the information below.</p>
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<li><strong>Cost</strong></li>
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<p>Here&rsquo;s Guangzhou Metro&rsquo;s ticket fare information:</p>
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<p><strong>Distance</strong></p>
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<p><strong>Cost</strong></p>
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<p>First 4 km (2 miles)</p>
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<p>CNY2</p>
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<p>8 km</p>
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<p>CNY3</p>
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<p>12 km</p>
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<p>CNY4</p>
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<p>18 km</p>
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<p>CNY5</p>
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<p>24 km</p>
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<p>CNY6</p>
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<p><strong>Note: </strong>An addition of CNY1 is charged for every 8 km beyond 24 km.</p>
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<p><strong>Lines</strong></p>
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<p><strong>Cost</strong></p>
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<p>Line 1</p>
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<p>CNY2-CNY5</p>
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<p>Line 2</p>
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<p>CNY2-CNY7</p>
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<p>Line 3</p>
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<p>CNY2-CNY7</p>
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<p>Line 4</p>
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<p>CNY2-CNY7</p>
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<p>Line 5</p>
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<p>CNY2-CNY7</p>
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<p>Line 6</p>
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<p>CNY2-CNY8</p>
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<p>Line 7</p>
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<p>CNY2-CNY8</p>
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<p>Line 8</p>
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<p>CNY2-CNY5</p>
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<p>Line 9</p>
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<p>CNY2-CNY5</p>
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<p>Line 13</p>
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<p>CNY2-CNY5</p>
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<p>Line 14</p>
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<p>CNY2-CNY5</p>
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<p>Line 21</p>
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<p>CNY2-CNY5</p>
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<p>Automated People Mover (APM)</p>
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<p>CNY2</p>
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<p>Guangfo Line</p>
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<p>CNY2-CNY5</p>
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<p><strong>Note: </strong>Transportation Smart Card and deposit ticket holders will be granted a 5% discount.</p>
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<li><strong>Operating Hours</strong></li>
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<p><strong>Lines</strong></p>
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<p><strong>Operating Hours</strong></p>
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<p>Line 1</p>
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<p>6:10am-10:55pm</p>
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<p>Line 2</p>
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<p>6:00am-11:58pm</p>
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<p>Line 3</p>
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<p>6:00am-11:48pm</p>
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<p>Line 4</p>
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<p>6:00am-12:21am</p>
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<p>Line 5</p>
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<p>6:00am-11:58pm</p>
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<p>Line 6</p>
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<p>6:00am-11:56pm</p>
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<p>Line 7</p>
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<p>6:00am-11:51pm</p>
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<p>Line 8</p>
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<p>6:15am-12:02am</p>
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<p>Line 9</p>
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<p>6:00am-11:38pm</p>
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<p>Line 13</p>
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<p>6:00am-11:19pm</p>
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<p>Line 14</p>
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<p>6:00am-11:37pm</p>
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<p>Line 21</p>
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<p>6:00am-11:19pm</p>
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<p>Automated People Mover (APM)</p>
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<p>7:00am-11:38pm</p>
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<p>Guangfo Line</p>
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<p>6:00am-11:56pm</p>
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<ul>
<li><strong>How and Where to Buy Tickets</strong></li>
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<p>Tickets are purchased at Ticket Vendor Machines (TVM). There are signs in the stations to help you locate a TVM. Keep in mind that only CNY5, CNY10, CNY.05 coins (5 Jiao), and CNY1 coins (1 Yuan) are accepted by the TVMs.</p>
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<li><strong>Connections to Train Stations and Airports </strong></li>
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<p>Here are the connected airports and train stations from the Guangzhou Metro:</p>
<p><strong>Line 1: </strong>Line 1 has a length of 18 kilometers with 16 stations. It connects from the East Railway Station to Xilang.</p>
<p><strong>Line 2: </strong>Line 2 has a total length of 32 kilometers with 24 stations. It starts at Jiahewanggang and ends at the South Railway Station.</p>
<p><strong>Line 3: </strong>Line 3 covers about 64 kilometers with 24 stations. Its route passes by the Guangzhou Baiyun Airport, Canton Tower, and the East Railway Station.</p>
<p><strong>Line 4: </strong>Line 4 has a length of 39 kilometers from south to north. It starts from Huangcun and ends at Nansha Passenger Port.</p>
<p><strong>Line 5: </strong>Line 5 stretches 35 kilometers from Wenchong to Jiaoku. Along with its route, it also passes by Railway Station.</p>
<p><strong>Line 6: </strong>Line 6 connects 32 stations within 42 kilometers starting from Xunfenggang to Xiangxue which also includes the Tianhe Coach Station.</p>
<p><strong>Line 7: </strong>Line 7 currently has 9 operational stations, it starts from the South Railway Station and ends at the Higher Education Mega Center South.</p>
<p><strong>Line 8: </strong>Within the route of Line 8, 13 stations can be found starting from Fenghuang Xincun to Wanshengwei.</p>
<p><strong>Line 9: </strong>Line 9 is also called Huadu Line, and it stretches 20 kilometers covering 11 stations starting from Fei&rsquo;ling Station down to Gaozeng Station. Moreover, its route passes by the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport.</p>
<p><strong>Line 13: </strong>Line 13 covers 11 stations starting from Yuzhu and to Xinsha within its 27-kilometer length. It also passes numerous transportation hubs such as Huangpu Bus Station and Nangang Bus Station.</p>
<p><strong>Line 14: </strong>Line 14 has two lines namely: the Main Line and the Branch Line. The Main Line is 76 kilometers long with 13 stations. It starts at Jiahewanggang and ends at Dongfeng. The Branch Line, on the other hand, has 10 stations within its 22-kilometer length, stretching from Xinhe to Zhenlong.</p>
<p><strong>Line 21: </strong>Line 21 has a length of 26 kilometers covering 9 stations. The route starts at Zhenlong West and ends at Zengcheng Square.</p>
<p><strong>Automated People Mover System (APM): </strong>The APM is Guangzhou Metro&rsquo;s automatically operated underground line with 9 stations. As of now, the APM only has two carriages that can accommodate 276 passengers each. Its short route begins at Linhe West and ends at the Canton Tower.</p>
<p><strong>Guangfo Line: </strong>The Guangfo Line is China&rsquo;s first intercity underground rail line. It passes 25 stations within its 37-kilometer distance starting from Xincheng Dong and down to Lijiao.</p>
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<li><strong>Major Tourists Landmarks of the City Near Stations </strong></li>
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<p>The Guangzhou Metro system passes by major landmarks in the city. Here are the most popular that you can check out nearby some train lines and stations:</p>
<p><strong>Line 1: </strong>Experience how Chinese people celebrate the beauty of sports by watching a soccer match at the Tianhe Sports Center.</p>
<p><strong>Line 2: </strong>Marvel at the simple yet magnificent view of the Baiyun Park, Feixiang Park, and Yuexiu Park.</p>
<p><strong>Line 3: </strong>Enjoy the beautiful view of the city on the observation deck of the world-famous Canton Tower.</p>
<p><strong>Line 6: </strong>Gaze upon the brilliance of nature in the South China Botanical Garden.</p>
<p><strong>Line 9: </strong>Take photos around the luxurious atmosphere of Crowne Plaza Guangzhou Huadu.</p>
<p><strong>Line 13: </strong>Get a feel of the historical ancient vibe of China by visiting the South Sea God Temple.</p>
<p><strong>Guangfo Line: </strong>Take a water joyride aboard a boat at the Quiandenghu Lake.</p>
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<p><strong>Other Major Stations of Note</strong></p>
<p>Here are some of the major stations connected with Guangzhou Metro:</p>
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<li><strong>Yangji </strong>&ndash; Transfer station to line 5 from line 1</li>
<li><strong>Kecun</strong> &ndash; Transfer station to line 8 from line 3</li>
<li><strong>Shayuan </strong>&ndash; Transfer station to Guangfo line from line 8</li>
<li><strong>Gaozeng </strong>&ndash; Transfer station to line 3 from line 9</li>
<li><strong>Yuzhu</strong> &ndash; Transfer station to line 5 from line 13</li>
<li><strong>Linhe West &amp; Canton Tower </strong>&ndash; Transfer station to line 3 from APM</li>
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<p><strong>Future Development Plans</strong></p>
<p>As of now, the extensions from most of the lines of Guangzhou Metro are still under construction. Some are set to open in the later parts of 2019 and 2020. Some extensions were also proposed but are still waiting for a go-signal to begin construction.</p>
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<p><strong>Additional Information</strong></p>
<p>For easy identification, the lines of the Guangzhou Metro system are color-coded.</p>
<p><strong>Line 1: </strong>Yellow</p>
<p><strong>Line 2: </strong>Blue</p>
<p><strong>Line 3:</strong> Orange</p>
<p><strong>Line 4: </strong>Green</p>
<p><strong>Line 5: </strong>Red</p>
<p><strong>Line 6: </strong>Purple</p>
<p><strong>Line 7: </strong>Light Green</p>
<p><strong>Line 8: </strong>Dark Green</p>
<p><strong>Line 9: </strong>Mint Green</p>
<p><strong>Line 13: </strong>Olive Green</p>
<p><strong>Line 14: </strong>Brown</p>
<p><strong>Line 21: </strong>Dark Blue</p>
<p><strong>APM: </strong>Light Blue</p>
<p><strong>Guangfo Line: </strong>Yellow Green</p>

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