Guangzhou boasts a highly efficient public transportation with lots of gas and electricity-driven vehicles running on many lines. The price for ordinary buses is RMB1 and RMB2 for buses equipped with air-conditioners. For some buses, passengers pay a varying charge depending on the distance served.
Since there are no conductors on the buses, passengers have to prepare change in advance putting coins or notes that shall be put into the coin slot set at the entrance of the bus. Holders of Yangchengtong cards should hold their cards within 10 centimeters of the card machine for 0.5 second without moving the card before hearing a sound that indicates a successful transaction.
In Guangzhou, passengers are required to get on the bus at the front door and exit from the bus at the back door.
There are more than 800 bus stations in Haizhu district.