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Asia > China > Guangzhou > Useful Info
Submitted on Dec 19, 2018 Useful Info

Best way to get to Guangzhou from Shanghai

  • Between Shanghai and Guangzhou, either flying or high speed train are good options in my opinion.
  • High speed trains will take longer but cheaper, at 7-8 hours vs. 2.5 hours for flights, and ¥790 for one-way train ticket vs. ¥1500 for one-way plane ticket
  • Both the high speed trains and flights leave from the Hongqiao International Airport (there's a high speed train station attached to this airport) in Shanghai
  • From both Guangzhou's airport (Baiyun International Airport) and the high speed train station (Guangzhou South Railway Station), it takes about 40 minutes to get to the city center
  • I'd say most Chinese people fly between Guangzhou and Shanghai. But personally I like the train because flights are frequently delayed and I just don't like flying in general and it's cheaper. But if you're in a rush, flying makes more sense
  • Ctrip is the best website in China to book both plane and train tickets