"Bus route signboard" Top 5 Page for this destination Guangzhou Transportation Tip by jackiesg

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To know where the bus is going is very easy if you understand chinese. The bus route signboard, found in all GZ's bus station can be considered very passenger friendly. The top of the signboard tells you the name of the bus station you're currently at. On the left of the signboard in dark green background, the nos. indicates the bus no. available at this bus station. It also shows the bus fare and the operating time for this bus. To the right of each bus no is a list of all the stations this bus will travel.

They have day buses and night buses. Day buses may end around 10 pm while night buses may end around 1 to 2 am.

The bus station you are currently at will be highlighted in red on each bus route list. All bus stations to the right of the station highlighted in red, will be the stations the bus will be travelling to. The bus stations to the left of the bus station highlighted in red, refers to the stations this bus had alreadly travelled before this bus comes to the station you are currently at. So, if you are going to the station which is left side of your current bus station, you may need to go to the bus station across the road.

But, something I don't like about their bus route is that, you may not find the same bus no at the bus station just across the road. There may be a bus station across the road but they don't have the bus you want to take. The bus you want may be found only at a further bus station because many of the buses here skip bus stations. (Eg. There are too many bus nos travelling on this road, so instead of having all buses stop at the same stop, some buses skip busstops.) Or, the bus may only be found at another road, because they don't practise circle line routes.

Oh yes, you see for each bus route list, there are some bus station names with a "small red" ball logo on their top, that indicates that there is a MRT station near that particular bus station.

So, always check the bus route signboard!

Mode: AROUND
Type: Bus

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 5, 2007
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