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

Guangzhou Airport Terminals

Guangzhou International Airport was opened on 2004 to replace the former airport with the same name which was closed after 72 years of service.


With the completion of Terminal 2 in 2018, the passenger capacity of Guangzhou Airport has risen to 80 million passengers annually.

Guangzhou Airport consist of two passengers terminals: Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.

Keep reading for more insights about the terminals at Guangzhou Airport:

Guangzhou Airport Terminal 1

Guangzhou Airport Terminal 1 has three diferent areas, the Main Terminal, Area A and Area B.

It mainly serves international flights, whilst some domestic services are also hosted in the terminal.

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Guangzhou Airport Terminal 2

Guangzhou Airport Terminal 2 is the new terminal of Guangzhou Airport.

Aside of serving international and domestic flights, Terminal 2 is the main hub of China Southern Airlines and its partners.

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Transfer between flights

To transfer from an international to a domestic flight, first you need to get through the health and immigration check, then claim your baggage. After that, clear the Customs inspection and finally get to the transfer desk and clear the security check. You’ll have to wait in the Departures Hall to board your flight.

To transfer from a domestic to an international flight, first pick up your baggage, clear both health and custom inspection, then go to the transfer desk and finally clear immigration and security check to wait in Departures Hall to board your flight.

To transfer from an international flight to another international flight / from a domestic flight to another domestic flight: For both cases, go to the Transfer Desk and then wait in Departures Hall to board your flight.