Hong Kong International (HKG) to Guangzhou (CAN)
Hong Kong International Airport to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport
Travelling from Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) is relatively easy given the number of flight options that are available. DragonAir offers direct flights, while other airlines such as China Eastern Airlines, Air China, China Southern Airlines, Korean Air, Garuda, and Qatar Airways also operate flights, albeit with stopovers at one or more locations. DragonAir operates two flights daily, on every day of the week.
Flights to Guangzhou normally depart from Terminal 1 of Hong Kong International Airport. Given the size of the terminal, passengers are advised to check in at least 90 minutes before their scheduled departure time. Passengers should set aside sufficient time to get to their departure gate, since the gate may be a significant distance away from the immigration checkpoint. The airport is well equipped with numerous dining and retail shopping options, and passengers can expect ample seating and resting space around the terminals.
Flights on this route normally fly into Area B of Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport. Guangzhou Airport consists of one main terminal building and two concourses, A and B, which are all inter-connected and within walking distance. Walking time can be significantly reduced by utilizing the many travellators around the airport. The terminal has all the basic amenities, including food courts, a 24-hour KFC outlet, comfortable spots for tired travellers to rest, and a duty-free store.
As a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China, Hong Kong passport holders travelling to Guangzhou are not required to obtain a visa. For most other travellers entering to Guangzhou, a visa is required. It is highly recommended that a visa is obtained before leaving your home country. Please note that even if you have a visa to enter Hong Kong, a separate visa is still required to enter mainland China. Visas can be obtained in Hong Kong through the China Commissioner’s Office or through an agency, such as Forever Bright Trading Ltd (http://www.fbt-chinavisa.com.hk/).
Note also that passengers who are transiting in Guangzhou for no more than 72 hours will be able to get a transit visa upon arrival. Passengers must simply be in possession of an airline ticket confirming their onward journey, and are not allowed to leave Guangdong Province for the duration of the transit. There are 45 countries on the waiver list (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2012-12/06/c_132023475.htm) whose nationals do not require a visa if they are staying for only 72 hours in Guangzhou (accurate as of April 2016).
Information about Guangzhou
Transport from the airport to the city centre, which is located approximately 28 km away, is usually in the form of taxis, express buses, shuttle bus lines, and train services. The easiest and fastest option would be to take the Guangzhou Metro Line 3, which starts from the airport itself. The journey will take approximately 45 minutes, and costs RMB7 (HK$8.40). The currency used in Guangzhou is the Chinese Renminbi, with RMB1 equivalent to about HK$1.20.
There is no time difference between Hong Kong and Guangzhou, although travellers can expect colder winters and hotter summers in Guangzhou. It also experiences a lengthier monsoon season than Hong Kong, which can stretch from April to September. In terms of cost of living, travellers will be delighted to know that Guangzhou is a much cheaper city to live in compared to Hong Kong. Prices of hotels and other forms of accommodation are significantly lower compared to Hong Kong, and a simple meal in Guangzhou will cost only a third of the price.
In terms of cost of living, travellers will be delighted to know that Guangzhou is a much cheaper city to live in compared to Hong Kong. Prices of hotels and other forms of accommodation are significantly lower compared to Hong Kong, and a simple meal in Guangzhou will cost only a third of the price.
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