As-is Guide A to B: City-to-Airport Rail / City Metro Links

Airport Express

Getting from the airport to the city centre, or vice versa, used to be fraught with difficulties. Thankfully, all key airports in China are connected to their city centres.

Airports with a rail and / or city metro connection include:—

  • Beijing Capital: Airport Express
  • Changchun Longjia: Changchun-Jilin Intercity Rail (to Changchun and Changchun West stations)
  • Chongqing Jiangbei: Metro Line 3
  • Guangzhou Baiyun: Metro Line 3
  • Haikou Phoenix / Fenghuang: Hainan East Rail (to Haikou East station)
  • Hong Kong Chep Lap Kok*: Airport Express
  • Kunming Changshui: Metro Line 6 (must transfer onto local buses)
  • Nanjing Lukou: Rail Line S1
  • Shanghai Hongqiao: Metro Lines 2 and 10, plus occasional HSR services to the central Shanghai railway station
  • Shanghai Pudong: Metro Line 2 and Maglev
  • Shenzhen Bao’an: Metro Line 1
  • Shijiazhuang Zhengding: Beijing-Guangzhou HSR to the central Shijiazhuang railway station (via shuttle bus)
  • Tianjin Binhai: Metro Line 2

* These airports are in Hong Kong or Macao.

Airport connections by rail or city metro are coming to more Chinese cities in the years to come.

Please check with the local transit operator for train schedules and fares. Unless you are taking the Shanghai Maglev, the most you will have to pay is CNY 25.— per ride.