Guangzhou Ports

A Port in Guangzhou Guangzhou is one of the ten most famous port cities in mainland China. Currently, the famous ports for passenger use include Lianhuashan Port and Nansha Port. Besides, there are many ports for freight transport including Huangpu, Wuchong and Xintang. 

Lianhuashan Port

At present, Panyu Lianhuashan Port provides high speed ferries to/from Hong Kong daily. The whole voyage only takes 110 minutes to Hong Kong China Ferry Terminal and 100 minutes to Hong Kong Airport SkyPier. Except for the Lianhuashan to Hong Kong International Airport ferry departing at 08:20, the ferry route will make a layover at Nansha Port.

Lianhuashan Port Ferry Schedule

11:00, 18:40
Lianhuashan Port - HK China Ferry Terminal    08:40, 14:20
HK China Ferry Terminal - Lianhuashan Port 12:00, 18:40
Lianhuashan Port - HKIA SkyPier   08:20 (Only accept flights departing after 12:20),  13:10 (Only accept flights departing after 17:00)
HKIA SkyPier - Lianhuashan Port 

 Note: Only the transfer passengers of HKIA can take the ferries to SkyPier.

Ticket Fare

Ticket Types   Standard First Class VIP
Lianhuashan - HK China Ferry Terminal Adult 188/220   220/270  260/320
Children  110/130   120/150   130/160
HK China Ferry Terminal – Lianhuashan Adult   180/220  220/270 260/320
Children 110/130   120/150   130/160
Round-Trip Adult  300/370  370/460   440/550
Children  200/250   220/270   240/300

  Note: Stop checking in 20 minutes before departure.

Luggage Carrying

Each passenger can take 4 kilograms' hand baggage for free, with the volume of less than 0.028 cubic meters. Adult passengers travelling on large ferries can take one piece of luggage within 30 kilograms (with a volume not exceeding 0.2 cubic meters); those by high-speed ferries can bring one piece of luggage within 20 kilograms (with a volume not exceeding 0.1 cubic meters). In case of excess of the above-mentioned requirements, the passenger shall agree to check-in the baggage and pay the extra money.

How to Get to Panyu Lianhuashan Port

a. Take bus Pan 160 and get off at Lianhushan Port Terminal Station. Then walk northeast around 1km (0.6mi) to find the port.
b. Take bus Pan 92 & 93 and get off at Front Gate of Lianhuashan Port. Walk southeast around 300 meters (330 yards).
c. Take bus Pan 128, Pan 148B, Pan 148, Pan 160, Pan 92, Pan 93 and get off at Lianhuashan Bus Stop. Walk along the Port Avenue around 900 meters (990 yards).

Nansha Port

Located in the south of Guangzhou, Nansha Port serves high speed passenger ferries to and from Hong Kong China Ferry Terminal and HK International Airport Sky Pier, with the voyage time of 90 minutes and 70 minutes respectively. The international cruise ships also stop here.

Nansha Port Ferry Schedule

Nansha Port - HK China Ferry Terminal  09:20, 10:30, 13:00, 15:00, 16:50, 18:15
HK China Ferry Terminal – Nansha Port   08:30, 11:00, 12:00, 15:00, 16:30, 18:40
Nansha Port – HKIA Skypier 09:00, 13:50, 17:00
HKIA Skypier – Nansha Port    11:00, 15:30, 18:40

Ticket Fare

Ticket Types  Nansha – HK China Ferry Terminal  HK China Ferry Terminal – Nansha
Standard  Adult    CNY180 HKD220
Children CNY110  HKD130
First Class     Adult   CNY220 HKD270
Children CNY130  HKD170
VIP  Adult   CNY260   HKD320

1. The round trip ticket costs CNY300/adult. The children round-trip tickets are sold at the ticket office or at the dock.
2. Stop checking in 10 minutes before departure.

Luggage Carrying

One piece of luggage that is not more than 20 kg and with a volume of 40 * 60 * 20cm can be carried with each full ticket. The excess baggage will be charged a certain fee.

How to Get to Nansha Port

Take bus Nan 21, Nan 27 and get off at Nansha Harbour Building Bus Stop. Then walk east around 250 meters (275 yards) and arrive at the port.

Huangpu Port

Huangpu Port is situated in the west shore of the Pearl River, and it is the largest freight port in South China.

How to Get to Huangpu Port

a. Take buses 43, 348, 366, B31 and get off at Zhong Port. Walk southeast around 500 meters (550 yards)
b. Take buses 431, 438, 517, B5 and get off at Lixiang Road South. Walk south around 700 meters(770 yards).

In addition to Huangpu Port, there are many ports in Guangzhou dedicating in freight transport, like Wuchong, Xintang, Fangcun and Huadu. The main goods to be transported include coal, automobiles, clothes, toys, and other light industrial products. These ports not only link the surrounding cities inside Pearl River Delta (PRD) area, but also link Guangzhou with Hong Kong, Macau and other international cosmopolis.

 Further Reading:
Hong Kong - Guangzhou High Speed Ferry

- Last modified on Apr. 26, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Guangzhou Ports
Asked by Nelson from SINGAPORE | Nov. 19, 2019 16:44Reply
Hong Kong Airport to Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich
Hello, I am hoping to take a ferry from Hong Kong Airport to Guangzhou, may I know which port at Guangzhou should I travel to if my destination is Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich at Tianhe district?
Answers (1)
Answered by Cara from DENMARK | Nov. 20, 2019 23:29

It will arrive at Lianhuashan Port. Take bus no.Pan148 to Yongwang Mengyue Cheng Bus Stop. Then take metro line 3 to West Tiyu Road, Exit D. Take bus no.B12 to Guangzhou Avenue Middle Bus Stop.
After arriving, walk north around 50 mins to find your hotel.
Asked by Patricia Chan from SINGAPORE | Dec. 16, 2018 00:56Reply
Online ferry ticket to Guangzhou nansha
Hi gd day! I am arriving HK Airport on Jan7 2018 and like to take ferry to Nansha Terminal.Can please advice me how to book the ferry ticket.
Best Rgds.
Patricia (Singapore)
Answers (1)
Answered by Jason from FINLAND | Dec. 17, 2018 19:46

As I know, the online booking page only has Chinese version. Thus you can ask help for the hotel staff. Or you should get to the ferry terminal earlier in the morning.
Asked by Felicitas from GERMANY | Aug. 09, 2018 03:05Reply
Saturday: Ships from Guangzhou to Hong Kong
we want to travel from GZ to Hong Kong on saturday, 1st of September 2018 - is there a ship from GZ to China Hong Kong City Port, Victoria Harbour, Kowloon or Macau Ferry Terminal in Hong Kong? Is it really running daily? On I cannot find it.
And does it start from Lianhuashan Port or from Nansha Passenger Port? We arrive via Train in GZ.
Thank you so much for any reliable Information.
Answers (1)
Answered by Ben from UNITED KINGDOM | Aug. 09, 2018 23:13

It’s more convenient for you to take a train from GZ East Station to HK.
Asked by Edward from ZIMBABWE | Jul. 17, 2018 07:56Reply
How do I get to Guangzhou Mandarin Hotel from Lianhuashan port?
Answers (1)
Answered by Liam from FINLAND | Jul. 17, 2018 20:14

Walk about 700m to take bus line 144 to Shiqiao Bus Stop and transfer to Bus Line 303. Get off at the Guangzhou Institute of Sports Station and walk about 200m you can get there.
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