Guangzhou Airport Informational Guide to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) - Non Official

Guangzhou Airport Terminal 1

Guangzhou Airport Terminal 1 consists of three areas: The Main Terminal, Area A and Area B.

Please note that many of the services and concessions are located at the Main Terminal.

From Terminal 1 depart and arrive mainly international flights (hosted in the East Pier 1 and 2), while domestic flights are served at the rest piers of the terminal.


Guangzhou Airport Terminal 1 is divided into four levels:

0 level / Basement

Subway Station and parking lot.

1st level

Arrivals Hall: Including the baggage claim and the customs facility

2nd level

Arrivals level: You can find here immigration facility

3rd level

Departures level: Departures Hall, where International and Domestic facilities are separated by their respective halls:

Domestic Departures Hall has 6 check-in counters islands E to N, plus 144 check-in counters.

International Departures Hall has 4 check-in counters in the islands G to J, plus 102 check-in counters.

4th level

Boarding gate areas, where international and domestic passengers can board their flight. It is divided by two areas:

Area A: Has two different concourses, East 1 for international flights, East 2 for domestic flights and East 3. 

Area B: Hosts west 1 and west concourses. In West 1 there are 17 boarding gates, in West 2 there are 13 boarding gates and in West Pier 3 with 15 boarding gates.

Transfer between terminals

Guangzhou Airport Terminal 1 is connected to Terminal 2 by the inter-terminal shuttle (Airport Express).

Departures are done at Door 10 (Terminal 1) and Door 42 (Terminal 2).

Service hours: The shuttle buses are available 24 hours 7 days a week. During peak hours (From 06:00 am – 08:00 am to 03:00 pm – 06:00 pm) every 5 minutes, and during off-peak hours (From 08:00 am – 03:00 pm to 06:00 pm – 11:00 pm) every 10 minutes. The service is also available at late-night (From 11:00 pm to 06:00 am) every 15 minutes.

By Metro it is also possible to transfer between terminals.


- Terminal 1: Airport South Station
- Terminal 2: Airport North Station.

Please note that the trip by metro between terminals is for free. 


See the services at Guangzhou Airport Terminal 1:

- Food, drink and retail concessions
- Information desk
- Free Wi-Fi
- Lost & Found
- Business Centers
- Post offices
- Business Class Lounges
- Medical Centers
- Mother’s rooms
- Baggage storage

See more Services here.


Guangzhou International Airport promotes Chinese culture and heritage by the following attractions at Terminal 1:

The Time Tunnel located in the west passage B1 of Terminal 1 lets passengers interact with robots and observe the planes flying over their head.

It is divided by 4 different areas: home of cloud, dream of cloud, heart of cloud and city of cloud.

The Silk Road is also worth to see.


ICBC VIP Lounge: Terminal 1. Services: snacks, wi-Fi, TV, telephones, among others. 

Premium Lounge: Multiple locations in both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Available services: Showers, snacks, drinks, among others. 

Air China Premium Lounge: Location: Third level (Departures), close to gates A113-A123.Services: premium food, showers, TV, snacks, drinks, among others. 

Baiyun Airport Lounge: Location: Third level (Departures), close to gate A123.Services: premium food, showers, TV, snacks, drinks, among others. 

China Eastern First Class Lounge: Location: Third level (Departures), close to boarding gates B224-B235.Services: premium food, showers, TV, snacks, drinks, among others.