There are 6 ways to get from Guangzhou to Sanya by subway, plane, train, bus, car or car ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Line 6 subway to Guangzhou Baiyun, fly  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the line 6 subway from Yide Lu to Yantang
  2. Fly from Guangzhou Baiyun (CAN) to Sanya (SYX) CAN - SYX

$104 - $558

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Train  •  12 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Guangzhou South to Maoming
  2. Take the train from Maoming to Haikou
  3. Take the train from Haikou to Yalongwan

$40 - $57

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Line 2 subway, train to Shenzhen, fly  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Take the line 2 subway from Haizhu Square to Guangzhou South
  2. Take the train from Guangzhou South to Shenzhen North
  3. Fly from Shenzhen (SZX) to Sanya (SYX) SZX - SYX

$99 - $356

Bus China Bus Guide  •  12 h

  1. Take the bus from Guangzhou to Sanya West Sanyaxgz

$51

Bus Smooth Transit Network  •  14 h

  1. Take the bus from Guangzhou to Wanning
  2. Take the bus from Wanning to Sanya

$50

Drive, car ferry  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Guangzhou to Hai'an Port
  2. Take the car ferry from Hai'an Port to Haikou Port
  3. Drive from Haikou Port to Sanya

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Guangzhou and arriving at Sanya West. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 h.

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The distance between Guangzhou and Sanya is 667 km.

The best way to get from Guangzhou to Sanya without a car is to bus which takes 12 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 28 min to get from Guangzhou to Sanya, including transfers.

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Guangzhou to Sanya bus services, operated by China Bus Guide, depart from Guangzhou station.

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The best way to get from Guangzhou to Sanya is to bus which takes 12 h and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 12 h 50 min.

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The quickest flight from Guangzhou Baiyun Airport to Sanya Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Guangzhou to Sanya bus services, operated by China Bus Guide, arrive at Sanya West station.

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Hainan and China Southern Airlines offer flights from Guangzhou Baiyun Airport to Sanya Airport.

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There are 563+ hotels available in Sanya. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Guangzhou to Sanya.
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  • Distance: 417.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 28 min

What companies run services between Guangzhou, China and Sanya, China?

China Bus Guide operates a bus from Guangzhou to Sanya every 4 hours. Tickets cost $51 and the journey takes 12 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Guangzhou to Sanya via Guangzhou South, Maoming, Haikou, Yalongwan, and Yalong Bay Train Station in around 12 h 50 min.

Airlines
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Guangzhou Baiyun to Sanya
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,100
Flights from Shenzhen to Sanya
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Guangzhou Baiyun to Sanya
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from Shenzhen to Sanya
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,800
Shenzhen Airlines
Website
shenzhenair.com
Flights from Shenzhen to Sanya
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Train operators
Guang Zhou Metro
Website
gzmtr.com
Subway from Yide Lu to Yantang
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
gzmtr.com
Subway from Haizhu Square to Guangzhou South
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
gzmtr.com
China Railways G-Class
Train from Guangzhou South to Shenzhen North
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$12 - $14
1st Class Seat
$18 - $21
Business Class Seat
$35 - $45
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Guangzhou South to Maoming
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$16 - $21
1st Class Seat
$20 - $29
Train from Haikou to Yalongwan
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$14 - $20
1st Class Seat
$18 - $26
China Railways Z-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Maoming to Haikou
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$8 - $12
Hard Sleeper
$14 - $28
Soft Sleeper
$23 - $30
Bus operators
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Guangzhou to Sanya West
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$51
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Smooth Transit Network
Website
trip8080.com
Bus from Guangzhou to Wanning
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45
Schedules at
changtu.com
Trip 8080
Website
sanya.trip8080.com
Bus from Wanning to Sanya
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
sanya.trip8080.com
Ferry operators
Hainan Harbor & Shipping Holdings
Website
hngh.com.cn
Car ferry from Hai'an Port to Haikou Port
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
hngh.com.cn

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