Information & Facts
There are taxis available at Guangzhou Airport and the fare from
the airport to the Guangzhou Railway Station is approximately ¥95,
excluding toll fees.
There is an Airport Express bus and local taxis that transport
passengers to and from Guangzhou city.
There is a post office, bank, play room, smoking room, business
centre and information desk at the airport, as well as leather,
cosmetics and local speciality stores. The airport also has dining
facilities and a wine and cigarette shop. Smoking is banned
throughout the airport, however.
The official language is Mandarin Chinese, but there are
hundreds of local dialects.
The currency used in China is the Renminbi Yuan (CNY). The Yuan
is divided into 10 chiao/jiao or 100 fen. Make sure you exchange
your leftover Yuan before returning home because this currency can
be exchanged only within China's borders. Travellers cheques,
preferably in US Dollars, and foreign cash can be exchanged in
cities at the Bank of China. Banks are closed weekends. The larger
hotels and the special 'Friendship Stores' designed for foreigners
will accept most western currencies for purchases. Major credit
cards are accepted in the main cities at various establishments,
but outside the major cities acceptance is limited. ATMs are scarce
outside the main cities.
Local time is GMT +8.