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Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport Reviews

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport Reviews-GuangzhouBeing the biggest and most important city in ancient South China, how come they ranked down this year? Do you want to know why? We might not find the actual reason, but we can steer clear of some of them. In this review, we’ll be talking about the airport in the province of Guangzhou: Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN).

As you noticed, the airport code of Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport is “CAN”, but there’s no C in the name itself. Well, the origin of that was actually CAN was derived from Canton, which is Guangzhou’s former Romanization.

Airport Facilities

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport is not a 24-hour operational airport, they close at a certain time. One reviewer even said “We found a nice spot at their huge departure lounge and was able to catch some sleep there for a few hours. By 5am the lights went up and the airport started to wake up.”

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport Reviews-information deskShowers can be found at the Premium Lounge which is located in the international terminal.

There are several information desks found at the airport, both on the first and the third floors of the terminal building. Even if it’s a Chinese airport, officers speak English.

There are numerous cafés and restaurants at CAN, offering both Chinese and Western options. These eateries can be found in both the arrivals and the departures areas of the airport. Although, expect some of them are really expensive, wherein tourists often end up at McDonalds. ATMs, a bank, and a foreign currency exchange service are all located in the terminal building.

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport Reviews-restaurantThere is a good range of shops at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport. In addition to the duty-free shops, there are retailers selling electrical appliances, clothes, books, jewellery, cosmetics, leather items, local craft items and wine and cigarettes. There is also a convenience store in the terminal building.

CAN has free Wi-Fi internet access throughout the airport along with several stationary internet kiosks. Charging points for electronic equipment are also available throughout the terminal. There are also two post offices in the terminal building.

To see more actual images of the airport’s facilities, click here.

Transportation Guide

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport Reviews-transportationBy car, the airport that serves as a gateway to Guangdong province has a new six-lane expressway connecting the airport directly to the city. From Guangzhou city centre, take the S41 northbound, which leads directly to the terminal. The total drive time from Guangzhou to the airport is approximately 35 minutes.

By bus, several frequent Airport Express bus routes link Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport with numerous destinations in central Guangzhou.

By taxi, fixed-fare taxis are available outside the arrivals areas. But the journey time will take 30-60 minutes and fares average around ¥120.

Location – Traffic – Service

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport is situated 28 km (17 miles) north of Guangzhou city centre. It straddles the border of the northern Renhe Town in the district of Baiyun and Xinhua Town in the district of Huadu. This airport features direct metro access to Guangzhou.

CAN serves as the primary hub for China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, FedEx Express and 9 Air. Since Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport is the 3rd busiest airport in China and 17th in the world, statistic shows that the airport had accommodated 55,201,915 passengers last year.

CAN has only one terminal though a new terminal is scheduled to open within the airport by 2018.

Airport/Terminal Map
Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport Reviews-map

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport Reviews

Since China is infamous for being an overpopulated country, what do you expect the 3rd busiest airport to be? Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport reviews show they are not organized. That’s where their review rating is affected to 3/10 on Skytrax. According to 139 Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport reviews, CAN is horrible and an absolute chaos: things too bad to label an airport as. Some others are even concerned over the food being overpriced.

Contact Information:

  • logoAirport Code:                CAN
  • Phone Number:            +86 20 3606 6999
  • Website URL:                http://www.guangzhouairportonline.com/
  • Address:                       Baiyun, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China


We do hope Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport will look into its customer’s concerns. I hope as well it’s part of their development in 2018 to do something about it. Maybe this has been the same reason why the airport ranked down this year in the World’s Top 100 Airports, from being 66th last year to 85th this year.

On a positive note, being in the Top 100 is considered an achievement. Fight on Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport!