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Car Hire from Guangzhou Airport

Car Hire at Guangzhou Airport

This information is correct as of October 2015

Discover the beauty of China's Guangdong province with car hire at Guangzhou Airport. Formerly known as Canton, the area is known for its stunning natural beauty and delicious cuisine.

Where to hire a car at Guangzhou Airport

Avis, Reocar, eHi Car Services, and Tong Ye Car Rental all offer car hire from Guangzhou Airport.

Petrol stations near Guangzhou Airport

If you select a 'full to full' car rental agreement you will need to hand your car back with a full tank.

There are lots of petrol stations in proximity to the airport. There's a filling station on the airport road about 25 minutes drive south of the airport, as well as a number of petrol stops in the city itself.

Driving around Guangzhou Airport

There are lots of large and busy roads around the airport. You need a Chinese driving license to drive in China. If you don't have one, you can hire a car that comes complete with a driver. Traffic drives on the right. Signposts are in Cantonese, so if you can't read the language we recommend choosing a car hire package that includes a sat-nav system.

Getting to your destination

Whether you're driving yourself or choosing a car hire package that includes a driver, there are lots of interesting destinations within a short drive of the airport.


Ancient temples and futuristic architecture combine in China's largest transport hub. This bustling city has a huge amount of restaurants serving up local Cantonese cuisine: a style which has made its way into many Western restaurants.

It takes just under 40 minutes to drive into Guangzhou from the airport. If you hire a car we recommend looking for hotels in Guangzhou with car parking as it can be tricky to find places to park on-street. The number of cars far outstrips the number of spaces, despite five large parking lots being built just a few years ago.


UNESCO listed watchtowers and a peaceful riverside life characterise this pretty city, the ancestral home of many overseas dwelling Chinese people.

It takes about two hours to drive to Kaiping from Guangzhou Airport. Car parking is available in hotels and near the main attractions.


A special economic zone and UNESCO Creative City, Shenzhen is a popular destination thanks to its glitzy shopping malls and exciting theme parks. It's right next to Hong Kong, making it a popular transport hub for the area.

It takes just under two hours to drive to Shenzen from Guangzhou Airport. The city is quite congested, with an average urban speed of about 16mph on urban streets. Parking fees apply from 7am to 9:30pm, with a fee of 5 CNY (about 50p) for the first half hour and 10 CNY (roughly £1) for every following half hour.

Prices subject to change

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