A Travel Price Comparison for China Wuhu vs. Guangzhou for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Wuhu or Guangzhou?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for Wuhu and Guangzhou. We'll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Where Should I go: Wuhu or Guangzhou?


The city of Wuhu is located in the southeast of the Anhui province of China. It lies on the south bank of the Yangtze River, and about 74 miles from the capital city of Hefei. It is made of floodplains, terraces and low hills, and its plentiful water supply makes it the perfect spot for fish and rice production.

The area has a subtropical climate with a humid monsoon season. When planning your trip, remember that the rainy season is from spring to early winter with the heaviest rainfall from mid-June to early July. So the best trips will be in autumn when it is nice and cool, and the chrysanthemums are in bloom.


With a population of more than 12 million, Guangzhou is the third largest city in China after Beijing and Shanghai. Though it has a long history, founded in 214 BC, the city has also many modern attractions, a mix of the old and new with temples and parks as well as skyscrapers and shopping centers. Its location on the Pearl River has contributed to this growth, making Guangzhou a major port and commercial hub.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Lhasa, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Shanghai, The Best 2-Week Tours from Beijing, and The Best Family-Friendly Tours to China.

Which place is cheaper, Guangzhou or Wuhu?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Wuhu is $86, while the average daily cost in Guangzhou is $89. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Wuhu and Guangzhou in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Wuhu $30
    Guangzhou $57
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Wuhu $60
    Guangzhou $114
Compare Hotels in Wuhu and Guangzhou

Looking for a hotel in Wuhu or Guangzhou? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Wuhu

Hotels in Guangzhou

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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Wuhu $26
    Guangzhou $14

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Guangzhou

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Guangzhou:

  • Guangzhou Baiyun Airport (CAN) to Guangzhou City - Arrival Private Transfer: $34
  • Guangzhou to Guangzhou Airport (CAN) - Departure Private Transfer: $34
  • Guangzhou Private Departure Transfer: City Hotel to Railway Station: $34
  • Guangzhou Downtown Hotel - Baiyun Airport OneWay Private Transfer: $35
  • Private Departure Transfer:Hotel to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport(CAN): $35
  • Private Transfer: Guangzhou hotel to Guangzhou Baiyun Airport: $37
  • Private Transfer: Guangzhou Baiyun Airport to Guangzhou Nan Railway Station: $38
  • Private Transfer between Guangzhou Chimelong Safari Park and City Center: $38
  • Private Transfer between Guangzhou Baiyun Mountain and City Area: $44
  • Private Transfer from Guangzhou City Center to South Railway Station: $49
  • Private Transfer from Guangzhou South Railway Station to City Center : $49
  • Private Baiyun Airport Arrival Transfer to Canton Fair Pazhou Complex: $49

Is it cheaper to fly into Wuhu or Guangzhou?

Prices for flights to both Guangzhou and Wuhu change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.

  • Food Meals for one day
    Wuhu $39
    Guangzhou $19

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Guangzhou

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Guangzhou.

  • Private Evening Food Tour with Pearl River Cruise: $107
  • Private Guangzhou Evening Food Tour with Pearl River Night Cruise: $126
  • Private Guangzhou Night Tour VIP Cruise and Dim-Sum Dinner Option: $146
  • Private Guangzhou Food Tour Michelin Restaurant&Local Food Market: $153
  • Private Guangzhou Food Tour Yumcha and Local Food Market Explore: $153
  • Private Guangzhou Night Tour with Canton Tower and Dim-Sum Dinner: $176
  • Private City Tour with Lunch or Dinner: $215

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Wuhu $18
    Guangzhou $18

Tours and Activities in Guangzhou

Here are a few actual costs in Guangzhou for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Foshan Classic Old Town Tour : $15
  • Guangzhou Pearl River Night Cruise Ticket (Redemption Required): $21
  • Original Martial Arts Tour : $40
  • 5-Hour Sai Kwan Walking Tour with Unique Food Tasting: $72
  • Guangzhou Self-Guided Tour with Private Car and Driver Service: $75
  • Guided Cycle Tour of Guangzhou: $75
  • Guangzhou Pearl River Night Cruise Tour: $77
  • Half Day Private Tour to Yuntai Garden and Baiyun Mountain in Guangzhou: $81
  • Small Group Guangzhou Layover Tour: $87
  • Foodie Tour with a Guide: $88
  • Walking Tour of Xiguan Ancient Town: $89
  • Guangzhou Walking Tour To Explore The Old Xiguan Area: $89

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Wuhu $8.08
    Guangzhou $14

When comparing the travel costs between Wuhu and Guangzhou, we can see that Guangzhou is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in Asia, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Wuhu Expensive? and Is Guangzhou Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Wuhu or Guangzhou?

Guangzhou has a larger population, and is about 6 times larger than the population of Wuhu. When comparing the sizes of Wuhu and Guangzhou, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.

When is the best time to visit Wuhu or Guangzhou?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Wuhu or Guangzhou in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Wuhu and Guangzhou.

In the summer, Wuhu is around the same temperature as Guangzhou. Typically, the summer temperatures in Wuhu in July average around 28°C (83°F), and Guangzhou averages at about 29°C (84°F).

Guangzhou receives a lot of rain in the summer. Wuhu gets a good bit of rain this time of year. In July, Wuhu usually receives less rain than Guangzhou. Wuhu gets 174 mm (6.9 in) of rain, while Guangzhou receives 228 mm (9 in) of rain each month for the summer.

  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Wuhu 28°C (83°F) 
    Guangzhou 29°C (84°F)

Should I visit Wuhu or Guangzhou in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Wuhu as well as Guangzhou.

In October, Wuhu is generally cooler than Guangzhou. Daily temperatures in Wuhu average around 17°C (63°F), and Guangzhou fluctuates around 25°C (76°F).

Wuhu usually gets less rain in October than Guangzhou. Wuhu gets 44 mm (1.7 in) of rain, while Guangzhou receives 79 mm (3.1 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Wuhu 17°C (63°F) 
    Guangzhou 25°C (76°F)

Should I visit Wuhu or Guangzhou in the Winter?

Both Guangzhou and Wuhu are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities.

Wuhu can be very cold during winter. Wuhu is much colder than Guangzhou in the winter. The daily temperature in Wuhu averages around 3°C (37°F) in January, and Guangzhou fluctuates around 14°C (58°F).

In January, Wuhu usually receives less rain than Guangzhou. Wuhu gets 27 mm (1.1 in) of rain, while Guangzhou receives 43 mm (1.7 in) of rain each month for the winter.

  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Wuhu 3°C (37°F) 
    Guangzhou 14°C (58°F)

Should I visit Wuhu or Guangzhou in the Spring?

Both Guangzhou and Wuhu during the spring are popular places to visit.

In the spring, Wuhu is cooler than Guangzhou. Typically, the spring temperatures in Wuhu in April average around 15°C (60°F), and Guangzhou averages at about 22°C (72°F).

Guangzhou gets a good bit of rain this time of year. It rains a lot this time of the year in Wuhu. Wuhu usually gets less rain in April than Guangzhou. Wuhu gets 101 mm (4 in) of rain, while Guangzhou receives 182 mm (7.2 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Wuhu 15°C (60°F) 
    Guangzhou 22°C (72°F)

Typical Weather for Guangzhou and Wuhu

Wuhu Guangzhou
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 3°C (37°F) 27 mm (1.1 in) 14°C (58°F) 43 mm (1.7 in)
Feb 4°C (40°F) 52 mm (2 in) 15°C (59°F) 65 mm (2.6 in)
Mar 9°C (48°F) 69 mm (2.7 in) 18°C (65°F) 85 mm (3.4 in)
Apr 15°C (60°F) 101 mm (4 in) 22°C (72°F) 182 mm (7.2 in)
May 21°C (69°F) 88 mm (3.5 in) 26°C (79°F) 284 mm (11.2 in)
Jun 25°C (77°F) 114 mm (4.5 in) 28°C (82°F) 258 mm (10.1 in)
Jul 28°C (83°F) 174 mm (6.9 in) 29°C (84°F) 228 mm (9 in)
Aug 28°C (83°F) 158 mm (6.2 in) 29°C (84°F) 221 mm (8.7 in)
Sep 23°C (74°F) 105 mm (4.1 in) 28°C (82°F) 172 mm (6.8 in)
Oct 17°C (63°F) 44 mm (1.7 in) 25°C (76°F) 79 mm (3.1 in)
Nov 11°C (52°F) 64 mm (2.5 in) 20°C (68°F) 42 mm (1.7 in)
Dec 5°C (41°F) 25 mm (1 in) 16°C (61°F) 24 mm (0.9 in)