There are 5 metro lines in Guangzhou and service charges are based on the distance between pick-up and destination points:
charges are RMB2 for the first four kilometers;
RMB1/every four kilometers from four to twelve kilometers;
RMB1/every six kilometers from twelve to twenty-four kilometers;
RMB1/every eight kilometers over the distance of twenty-four kilometers.
One-way tickets can be bought at automatic ticket vending machines with coins of 5 Jiao or 1 Yuan, or notes of 5, 10 or 20 Yuan.
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There are also automatic machines available for passengers to change larger notes. Additionally, passengers can get change from box offices or banks nearby and, moreover, Yangchengtong cards or ordinary stored value tickets are also available.
After having been checked through on a turnstile at the entrance, the ticket should be kept then and put into a container at the exit to be recollected. The holders of Yangchengtong cards, stored value tickets or mobile phones with a special SIM card and a tiny antenna have their cards/tickets/mobile phones checked on a turnstile at the entrance and exit before entering or leaving the subway stations.