There are several ways to get from Hong Kong airport to Guangzhou:
1) If you do not speak English at all, then the best way to get from Hong Kong airport to Guangzhou is by bus. It will take more then traveling by train: 3–4 hours depending on traffic jams. But it is a direct route. The fare is around HK$250. The buses depart from terminal A exit 04. The buses go to the hotels. One of them is the Guangzhou Garden Hotel—you’ll see a sign with this name on the actual buses. When you get off the plane, you will see some airport workers who meet transit passengers. Just in case, you should say you are going to Guangzhou—and they will show you which way to go.
2) Another way to get to Guangzhou from Hong Kong airport is to take bus A21 to the Hung Hom station. The fare is HK$33. You won’t get any change in the buses so you need to prepare some petty cash in advance. At the station, you can buy train tickets to the right of the subway entrance in the corner. There is also the way to the direct train to Guangzhou. The ticket price is HK$190; the last train departs from Hong Kong at 19:24. Travel time is 2 hours.
3) And the next way to get from Hong Kong airport to Guangzhou is as follows: take bus A43 to get to the Sheung Shui station, then go to the Lo Wu (Luo Hu) station by subway (it’s one stop) and cross the border—it will be the city of Shenzhen and its railway station. Then take the train to Guangzhou there. Trains run every 20 minutes; the ticket price is 85 yuans. You can buy the tickets at separate ticket offices.
4) If none of the ways above is right for you or you are afraid to get lost, you can fly from Hong Kong to Guangzhou by plane. I’ll meet you here.
I am your interpreter in China—I will tell you how to get from Guangzhou to Hong Kong or other cities of Guangdong province when we meet. So see you in Guangzhou.