Nowadays with the Guanzhou Metro, opened in 1999, Guangzhou is the fourth town in China to build an underground railway system.
Actually there are 4 lines operational with an ambitious plan to expand rapidly with 3 lines under construction and 4 lines that are being planned.
Nowadays, the New Baiyun International Airport, located in Huadu District, that opened on 5 August 2004 replacing old Baiyun International Airport close to the town centre.
Guangzhou is connected to Hong Kong by ferry services, bus and train. Express trains depart to Hong Kong from the Guangzhou east railway station and arrive in Hong Kong at the Hung Hom KCR station, approx 182km in 2 hours.
Daily ferry sailings include an overnight steamer, which takes 8 hours, and high-speed catamarans and hydrofoils which take 3 hours to reach the China Ferry Terminal or Macau Ferry Pier in Hong Kong.
Metro to connect airport:
The city of Guangzhou plans to build 209 km of underground railway by 2010, with an average of nearly 35km to be built each year.
Actually the line from the Guangzhou East Railway Station to the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, nearly 29.9 km, is expected to be the longest subway route in the country.
The route to the airport is approx of 36km, in Y-shaped Line three, which runs from the Guangzhou East Railway Station and Tianhe Passenger Transport Station to the Panyu Plaza.
During 2007 overall construction will begin on Line seven from Xiaoguwei to the new Guangzhou Railway Station and Line 14 from the Guangzhou Automobile town to Aigang. The ambitious construction scheme is to ease the increasing traffic pressure, boost the town's economic and social development and meet the demand for the 2010 Asian Games.
Guangzhou Metro Line one is transporting around 279,000 people per day, and Line two is carrying 191,000 people