Commuting from Guangzhou to Yiwu has become a much popular route since the two cities have plenty to offer especially for international trade business. The two cities with the former one located at Pearl River Delta and the latter one at Yangtze River Delta, is about 14,000 km apart well connected by flights, trains and buses.
It takes roughly two hours getting from Guangzhou to Yiwu by flight. Most flights are operated by China Southern Airlines and sometimes you can find flight ticket as cheap as RMB 400 if you book in advance.
CRH train is the most preferred way to travel from Guangzhou to Yiwu as the high speed train runs at a fast speed of 350km/h. Four high speed trains are operated daily from Guangzhou South Railway Station to Yiwu Railway Station, and the whole journey takes about 6-7 hours.
Business class: RMB 2,131
First class: RMB 1,110
Second class: RMB 674
For budget travelers, there’re also other normal trains commuting between these two cities at much more wallet-friendly rate, but the whole journey takes about 14-17 hours.
K528/527, K512/511 K210/K209, T170/T169
Soft sleeper RMB 550.5 RMB 482.5
Hard sleeper RMB 304.5 RMB 268.5
Hard seat RMB 177.5 RMB 156.5
Tips: Most trains start from Guangzhou with about 2-5 minutes’ stopover in Yiwu. It’s better to pay attention to the broadcast or confirm with the railway staffs to avoid missing the train.
You can buy bus tickets from Guangzhou to Yiwu at Guangdong Provincial Bus Station, Fangcun Bus Station, Tianhe Bus Station and Guangyuan Bus Station. The whole journey takes about 26 hours with a ticket fare of about RMB 350-395. It’s not recommended to go by bus since the long haul can be quite tiring while compared with other two options.