Cheap flights to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN)
Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) is the third biggest airport in China, and the primary airport of Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong province. It has two main terminals: Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.
Terminal 1 has sub-areas consisting of the Main Terminal, Area A, and Area B. The Main Terminal is where you’ll find the check-in counters and shops. Area A and B are the boarding gates, check-points, customs and other airport facilities. On the other hand, Terminal 2 operates for China Southern Airlines and the rest of the SkyTeam member airlines.
Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport is about 28 kilometres away from Guangzhou City. The airport has a shuttle bus service with more than ten different routes to the city. If you wish for private transfers, check out Skyscanner airport transfers and you’ll find some private cars and minibus options.
Airlines that fly to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN)
Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport serves both domestic and international flights. Some airlines providing direct, cheap flights to Guangzhou are AirAsia and Malindo Air. If you do not mind taking Guangzhou flights via connecting routes, other options would be China Southern, Scoot, and Jetstar.
Travelling to Guangzhou
Best time to visit Guangzhou
Spring (April-May) and autumn (October-November) are the best times to visit Guangzhou because of the mild temperature. The weather is mostly clear with a low risk of typhoons, which could become common during winter (December-February).
If you wish to join in the local festivities, come in January or February when the locals are celebrating the Chinese New Year. But know that this is a peak season so it might a little difficult to book cheap flights to Guangzhou. As an alternative, you could visit in summer (June-October) but be prepared for the scourging heat which reaches up to 40 degrees Celsius. It’s not the most comfortable but it’s your best option if you want to have cheap Guangzhou flights and accommodations.
Things to do in Guangzhou
As one of the biggest cities in China, Guangzhou has tons of attractions and activities for visitors. There are parks, museums, historical sites, natural spots, and amazing culinary delights.
One of the most popular cuisines in Guangzhou is the dim sum. The wide selection and low prices of this Cantonese food mainstay will delight you. Some of the dim sum varieties that you must try are Luobago (fried turnip cake), Har Gao (shrimp dumpling), and Cheong Fen (rice noodle rolls). All of them are so delicious, you’ll keep ordering for more!
Also, don’t forget to visit the famous Canton Tower. This multi-purpose tower is the perfect place to enjoy Guangzhou’s breathtaking views including the extensive Pearl River.
Guangzhou travel budget
Guangzhou uses the Yuan Renminbi (also known as Chinese Yuan) as its currency. As of 30 April 2019, ¥1 = RM0.62.
Guangzhou is known as one of the hottest real estate centres in China. Therefore, the standard accommodation cost might be a little more expensive than other cities in Guangdong province.
A standard hotel room in Guangzhou costs around ¥100-130 (RM60-80) per night. Luckily, you can always choose to stay at the local hostel for only ¥50 (RM31) per night.
Food in Guangzhou is quite affordable. A piece of dim sum in the local restaurant only costs around ¥3-5 (RM2-3). However, the price of dim sum in an upscale restaurant can cost up to ¥20 (RM12) per piece.
Guangzhou, China visa information for Malaysians
To enter Guangzhou, you must apply for a visa at the nearest Chinese embassy. To apply for a visa, complete an Online Visa Application Form first. Then, proceed to the Chinese embassy with the needed documents. They should include your original passport and a photocopy of the information page, two China visa passport photos, air tickets to Guangzhou, and proof of hotel reservation. The receptionist will check your documents and give you a pick-up form. Processing time takes four to seven days. Payment is made upon collection of your passport. Visa cost depends on the type of entry. A Single Entry visa costs RM30 while a 12-month or 24-month Multiple Entry costs RM120. It is best to check the nearest Chinese embassy for more detailed information.
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