Guangzhou Airport Guide to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN)

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.

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.



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:

  1. Domestic Departures Hall has 6 check-in counters islands E to N, plus 144 check-in counters.
  2. 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:

  1. Area A: Has two different concourses, East 1 for international flights, East 2 for domestic flights and East 3. In East 1 concourse there are 16 boarding gates, in East 2 there are 15 boarding gates and in East 3 there are 15 boarding gates.
  2. 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.


Flight status

See the flight status in Guangzhou Airport



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.


Airport lounges

The following lounges are located at Guangzhou Airport Terminal 1:

- Air China Lounge:Location: Third level (Departures), close to gates A113-A123.

- Baiyun Airport Lounge:Location: Third level (Departures), close to gate A123.

- China Eastern First Class Lounge:Location: Third level (Departures), close to boarding gates B224-B235.

- First Class Lounge:Multiple locations in Terminal 1

- Golden Century Lounge:Location: Main Terminal, first level, close to Door 23.

- Hainan Airlines First Class Lounge:Location: Third level (Departures), gates A124-A133.

- King Lounge:Location: Third level (Departures), gates A124-A133.

- Premium Lounge:Multiple locations in both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Available services: Showers.