Dongguan City's rapidly developing economy is matched by the development of its transportation infrastructure, a result of careful planning. Dongguan now plays a vital role in the communication line between Guangzhou and Hong Kong as well as with the cities lying along the Pearl River.
- By Air
At present, there are no direct flights to Dongguan as the city does not have its own airport. However, it is very convenient for visitors flying to, or from, Dongguan through Guangzhou Airport (CAN) 50 kilometers (about 31 miles) to the north, Shenzhen Airport (SZX) 50 kilometers to south as well as Hong Kong Airport (HKG) and Zhuhai Airport (ZUH) both of which are about 100 kilometers (about 62 miles) away. All of these airports have shuttle busses or ferries to Dongguan. Here is some information in details.
CAN - Dongguan (long-distance shuttle busses)
Departure Time Address CAN Dongguan CAN
08:20 09:20 10:10 11:00 11:50 12:50 13:50 14:50 15:50 16:50 17:50 18:50 20:20 Gate 7 of the Arrival Hall Wanjiang Town of Dongguan City Dongguan
07:00 07:50 08:40 09:30 10:20 11:10 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:30 Guangzhou Airport Wanjiang Town of Dongguan City
SZX - Dongguan Shuttle Busses
Departure Time Address Fare SZX Dongguan (per person) SZX
08:20 09:10 10:00 10:50 11:40 12:30 13:20 14:20 15:20 16:20 17:20 18:20 19:30 Shenzhen Airport Airport Dongguan Check-in CNY40 & CNY120 (VIP) Dongguan
06:40 07:30 08:20 09:10 10:00 10:50 11:40 12:30 13:30 14:30 15:30 16:30 18:00 Shenzhen Airport Airport Dongguan Check-in CNY40 & CNY120 (VIP)
Bus routes to Airport Dongguan Check-in: You can take busses K1, L2 (59), C2, K2, 2, L3 (60), K3, L4 (89) and K5, etc, to get to the Bus Station of Dongguan City.
- By Train
Changping Town of Dongguan City is the vital hub of Guangzhou-Hong Kong Railway, Guangzhou-Shenzhen Paramilitary High-speed Railway, Guangzhou-Meizhou-Shantou Railway and Beijing-Hong Kong Railway. Currently, there are about six railway stations in the prefecture of Dongguan, two of which are located in Changping Town, taking the main passenger transportation of Dongguan.
Dongguan Railway Station is located on Shangkeng Street of Changping Town which is to the east of Dongguan City. About 60 trains stop here each day. There are frequent trains to Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Kowloon from here. Dongguan Eastern Station is located at the City Development Area of Maiyuan Village, Changping Town. Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Hangzhou, Guilin and about 15 other large and mid-size cities of China can be reached from this station.
- By Long-distance Bus
Dongguan has a highly developed highway system that is considered to be the best in China. You can take busses from Dongguan to a number of Provinces of China and also to other towns and villages of Dongguan City. The six bus stations built in the urban area of Dongguan City can definitely satisfy any travel needs.
Dongguan Bus Terminal: Fujian, Guangxi, Hubei, Hunan, Sichuan, Hainan, Huizhou and Jiangxi provinces and the other cities of Guangdong Province, such as Guangzhou every 15 minutes, Shenzhen about every half an hour, Zhuhai and Foshan can be reached from here. The station can be reached by busses C1, C2, K1, K2 and K6.
Nancheng Bus Station: Provinces in China, for example, Fujian, Hainan, Henan, Guizhou, Hubei, Guangxi, are available from this station. Foshan and Guangzhou of Guangdong Province and Macao also are served by busses from here. City busses C3, K4 and K5 can take you to the station.
The Eastern Bus Station: Foshan, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Zhuhai of Guangdong Province can be reached from here. Long-distance busses to Hainan, Fujian, Guizhou, Henan, Guangxi, Hunan, Yunnan and Jiangxi provinces also can be taken here. You can take city-buses C1 and K1 to get to the bus station.
- By Ferry
Located at the estuary of the Pearl River, Dongguan is the important gateway in southern China. Humen Port, located at Humen Town of Dongguan City, is a first-class national port, for distribution to other parts of Guangdong Province, even to Guangxi Province. Now, in addition to the route between Humen Port and Hong Kong International Airport, visitors also can take ferries between Humen Port and China Hong Kong City.
Humen Port --> China Hong Kong City: The ship departs at 17:00 from Humen Port. The adult fare is CNY250, CNY290 and CNY320 - the fare for a child between one and five years' old is CNY130, CNY150 and CNY170 according to different standards.
China Hong Kong City --> Humen Port: The ship departs at 8:30 from China Hong Kong City. The adult fare is HK$230, HK$270 and HK$300 - the fare for a child between one and five years' old is HK$120, HK$130 and HK$155 according to different standards.