Guangzhou Shenzhen Hong Kong Express Rail Link, which was fully operated on September 23th, 2018, makes it possible to travel among Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong in Great Bay Area by taking direct High Speed Trains. Thus, travelers, business people, visitors and other people can transfer between Guangdong Province and Hong Kong in great convenience and comfort.
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Guangzhou Shenzhen Hong Kong High Speed Rail Map
Guangzhou Shenzhen Hong Kong Express Rail Link consists of two sections, which are the Guangzhou to Shenzhen section and the Shenzhen to Hong Kong section. Let’s see the detailed information of each section at below. (6 Days Best Hong Kong Guilin Tour with Guangzhou Layover >)
a. Guangzhou to Shenzhen Section
Length: about 107km
Speed: about 350km/h
Duration needed: 29 mins ~ 1 h 37 mins
The 107km long section between Guangzhou and Shenzhen has been opened on December 30th, 2015. For the frequent business transaction and traveling needs, there are altogether over 200 pairs of daily High Speed Trains between Guangzhou and Shenzhen, including G-trains and Intercity C-trains. During some days (no exact rule), special D trains equipped with convenient sleepers will also be scheduled. The G trains travel for only around 29 minutes ~ 1 hour 10 minutes to finish the whole journey, while the Intercity C trains need about 1 hour 14 minutes to 1 hour 37 minutes. Among the 4 High Speed Railway Station of Guangzhou operating High Speed Trains from/to Shenzhen, including Guangzhou South Railway Station, Guangzhou East Railway Station, Guangzhou Railway Station and Guangzhou North Railway Station, Guangzhou South Railway Station and Guangzhou East Railway Station handle most of the trains. Besides, for the 3 High Speed Railway Stations available in Shenzhen, including Shenzhen Railway Station, Shenzhen North Railway Station and Futian Railway Station, Shenzhen North Railway Station and Shenzhen Railway Station operate most of the High Speed Trains to/from Guangzhou.
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b. Shenzhen to Hong Kong Section
Length: about 26km
Speed: about 250km/h
Duration needed: about 14-26 mins
Shenzhen to Hong Kong Section has been put in to use since September 23rd, 2018. High Speed Trains along this section traveling from/to Shenzhen North Railway Station and Futian Railway Station to/from Hong Kong West Kowloon Station. The whole train ride from Shenzhen to Hong Kong takes about 14-26 minutes, and from Hong Kong to Shenzhen takes about 14-20 minutes.
Moreover, this section is a key part of high speed rail from Shenzhen to lots of major business cities and tourist destinations in mainland China. As the operation of this part, people can take a high speed train to go to Hong Kong from Guilin for about 3.5 hours, from Beijing for only about 9 hours, from Shanghai for about 8.5 hours, from Wuhan for about 5 hours, from Zhengzhou for about 6.5 hours, etc.
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Officials Inspecting Shenzhen to Hong Kong Railway
There are totally 7 stops along the Guangzhou Shenzhen Hong Kong Express Rail Link, linking Guangzhou, Dongguan, Shenzhen and Hong Kong downtown. Let’s see the detailed name, location and transfer of each stop to the major attractions at below.
Guangzhou City (2): Qingsheng Railway Station (庆盛站), Guangzhou South Railway Station (广州南站).
Dongguan City (1): Humen Railway Station (虎门站).
Shenzhen City (3): Guangmingcheng Railway Station (光明城站), Shenzhen North Railway Station (深圳北站) and Futian Railway Station (福田站).
Hong Kong SAR (1): Hong Kong West Kowloon Station (西九龙总站).
To/from Guangzhou South Railway Station
Guangzhou South Railway Station is located at Shibi Street, Panyu District, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province (广东省广州市番禺区石壁街道 广州南站). From this station, you could take Guangzhou Metro Line 2 to Guangzhou downtown, Sun Yatsen Memorial Hall, Yue Xiu Park, Six Banyan Tree, Line 2 and Line 1 to Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family, Line 2 and Line 6 to Shamian Island Scenic Area, Line 7 to Chimelong Safari Park, Line 7 and Line 3 to Canton Tower, Line 2 and Line 3 to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, etc.
To/from Shenzhen North Railway Station
Shenzhen North Railway Station is located on No. 28 Middle Zhiyuan Road, Shenzhen, Guangdong (广东省深圳市致远中路28号 深圳北站). You can take taxi, bus lines and Shenzhen Metro Line 4 and 5 get to there. From there, you can take Shenzhen Metro Line 4 and Line 1 get to the Window of the World and China Folk Culture Village, take Line 5 and Line 11 get to Shenzhen Baoan International Airport, take Line 4 get to Shenzhen Museum, etc. All the High Speed Trains traveling from Guilin only make stopover at Shenzhen North Railway Station.
To/from Shenzhen Futian Railway Station
Futian Railway Station is located on the intersection of Shennan Road and Yitian Road, Futian Distinct, Shenzhen (深圳市福田区福田街道深南大道与益田路交叉口处东南面 福田站). It is accessible by taking Shenzhen Metro Line 1, 2, 3, 4 and 11. Futian Railway Station is an underground railway station just at the very prosperous downtown area and the closest station to the checkpoint to Hong Kong. Travelers can take the Metro Line 3 and Metro Line 4 to Futian Checkpoint, take Line 11 to Shenzhen Baoan International Airport, take Metro Line 2 to Window of the World, Line 11 and Line 1 to Splendid China Tourist Area and China Folk Culture Village, Line 2 and local bus to Shenzhen Museum, etc. Besides, it is about 14km away from Shenzhen North Railway Station, and there are High Speed Trains (about 8 minutes) and Shenzhen Metro Line 4 (about 29 minutes) serving between the two destinations.
To/from Hong Kong West Kowloon Terminus
West Kowloon Terminus is the only stop in Hong Kong SAR. Located between Kowloon Station (九龙站) and Austin Station (柯士甸站) in the central Hong Kong, Hong Kong West Kowloon Terminus has many good accommodation, restaurant, shopping and entertainment choices for tourists to Hong Kong. From there, you could take the Hong Kong West Rail Line, East Rail Line, and Disneyland Resort Line to the Hong Kong Disney Resort to have fun with Mickey and his cutie friends, take Tung Chung Line to appreciate the splendid scenery of Victoria Harbor, take West Rail Line, Tung Chung Line and Airport Express to Hong Kong International Airport, etc.
Guangzhou South Railway Station
Shenzhen North Railway Station
Shenzhen Futian Railway Station
West Kowloon Terminus Effect Picture
Note: the above information about the station, number of trains, time schedule, prices, durations and other transfer in and between Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong and other places are for your reference only. Detailed data may be slightly changed according to practical situation. Please contact our professional Travel Consultant for the latest news and information for planning your Hong Kong China tour and Guangzhou China Tour.
Although this Guangzhou Shenzhen Hong Kong Express Rail Link is only about 142 kilometers long, there are rich types of things to see, food to taste and activities to experience. Now, China Discovery is going to take you to enjoy the highlights of each major destination in advance!
Guangzhou is the capital city of Guangdong Province and an especially important harbor since ancient dynasties. In this historical city full of Culture of Lingnan, you could go to Sun Yatsen Memorial Hall to know about the great story and effort of the world famous President in the Republic of China, Sun Zhongshan. Be sure to visit the Yue Xiu Park near the Memorial Hall, where you could see the Statue of the Five Rams that is the symbol of Guangzhou City and experience the folk life of local Cantonese. What’s more, you are highly recommended to visit the Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family to appreciate the fancy design and patterns on the quaint structures and its related history, to Chimelong Safari Park in Panyu District to get close to the multiple kinds of wide animals like giant pandas, Koalas, white tigers, zebras, etc. and enjoy the bravo shows and performances, take the fast elevator to be shoot up to the top of Canton Tower to have a panorama of Guangzhou metropolis, etc. In Shamian Island, there are groups of beautiful constructions left from the colonial period full of European styles. And if you go to Beijing Road area and Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street, you could take your time to do a happy shopping and taste the famous delicious Cantonese food and tea for breakfast. Besides, you could take 1 more day to visit the Six Banyan Temple to make a wish for your health and other aspects, to Huangpu Military Academy to know about the past history about Chinese people’s efforts to pursue the unification of the whole country. Check more highlights in Guangzhou.
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Shenzhen is one of the 4 first-tier cities in China, with Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. Since there is only the Shenzhen River between Shenzhen and Hong Kong, Shenzhen city if a major place for people to go between HK and the mainland China. Besides, as a hot traveling city, Shenzhen has a series of things to see, apart from its super modern feature shown by the bling bling super high rises. The most famous site is the Window of the World, where a lot of world famous landscapes, such as Eiffel Tower, Pyramids, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Tai Mahal, etc. are displayed. Gankeng Hakka Town is a great place to enjoy the stylish structure and culture of Hakka people. Moreover, you could go to China Folk Culture Village to appreciate the 24 different villages of different ethnic group in China to know about the multi-cultural charm in our country. Check more highlights in Shenzhen.
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Hong Kong as the world famous tourist and business center has always been popular among world people. In this large international metropolis, both modern prosperity and local pure culture of southern China are perfectly combined there. With compact skyscrapers, Hong Kong is a good place to appreciate its graceful skyline. Take the Peak Tram to Victoria Peak to enjoy the amazing view of Hong Kong. Besides, you could take the Star Ferry to enjoy the view of Victoria Harbor in a different way. Also, the Hong Kong Disneyland and Ocean Park are both ideal places for spending unforgettable family hour. Many local people favor to visit Wong Tai Si Temple to worship for the health, safety and good fortune for their family and themselves since it is famous for “what you request is what you get”, so you could also go there to make a wish. In areas like Tsim Sha Tsui, Mong Kok, and Central areas, there a wide range of savory local food, and international cuisines. Therefore, you could enjoy happy time to please your taste bud. Furthermore, Hong Kong as a “Shopping Paradise” offers innumerable stories, markets, malls, etc. to select all kinds of products. Happy hours to buy! Check more highlights in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Panorama from Victoria Peak
Hong Kong Disneyland
High Speed Trains traveling from Hong Kong (Hong Kong High Speed Trains >) can reach many hot tourist cities of China. From there, you can take a bullet train for only about 3.5 hours to Guilin to appreciate the gorgeous landscape, for about 8.5 hours to Shanghai to see the collision of Western and Chinese culture, for about 9 hours to Beijing to marvel at the famous capital city, for about 4.5 hours to Wuhan to enjoy the culture of Chu, for about 5.5 hours to Guiyang to meet the primitive natural splendors, for about 6.5 hours to Zhengzhou to visit Shaolin Temple to know more about Chinese Kung Fu, etc. Since Guangzhou has a lot of high speed trains to other favorable tourist destinations in mainland China, people from the whole world can take the bullet train to go to these cities to have more fun before or after a tour in Guangzhou and Hong Kong. Now from Guangzhou, you could take a bullet train for only about 7.5 hours to Xian to know more about its profound culture and long history as a major ancient capital city in the past, for about 13.5 hours to Chengdu to taste the leisure moments and encounter with giant pandas, for about 6.5 hours to Yichang to take a relaxing Yangtze River cruise, for about 6.5 hours to Kunming to bath in the City of Spring, etc. Besides, since the Guangzhou to Zhuhai high speed train needs about 1 hour, you could also plan to visit Macau to savor its special culture mix with Portuguese flavor after reaching Zhuhai. Also, you could take a ferry from Hong Kong to Macau.
At present, there are about 34 daily High Speed Trains traveling between Guangzhou South Railway Station and Hong Kong West Kowloon Station. Aside from those High Speed Trains and the direct flights from Guangzhou to Hong Kong, you can also choose the following top 4 convenient and popular ways for your reference.
1. Guangzhou to Hong Kong Direct Flight
There are about 2 flights from Guangzhou Baiyu International Airport to Hong Kong International Airport directly every day. The traveling time of those flights is about 1-1.5 hours;
2. Guangzhou to Hong Kong Coach
Many long distance coaches depart from Guangzhou to Hong Kong Hung Hom and other places for about 2-3.5 hours for different terminals in HK, and the prices are about 70RMB, 100RMB, 230RMB for each person for single journey;
3. Guangzhou to Hong Kong MTR Intercity Through Train
Guangzhou East Railway Station has about 12 Guangzhou-Kowloon Through Trains(广九直通车) to Hong Kong Hung Hom Railway Station, which takes about 2 hours to arrive and costs about 210-250 HK$ (27-32 USD)/person.
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4. Guangzhou to Shenzhen Bullet Train
When you can’t buy any direct High Speed Train ticket from Guangzhou to Hong Kong, you can also make a transfer via Shenzhen by bullet train. Currently, there are over 220 daily High Speed Trains traveling between Guangzhou and Shenzhen, and over 90 daily High Speed Trains between Hong Kong and Shenzhen. Especially, if you take the High Speed Train from Guangzhou and making stopover at Shenzhen North Railway Station, there is no need for you to transfer to other railway stations of Shenzhen to take High Speed Trains to Hong Kong.
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