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Exploration of ancient history and culture in Beijing and jumping to the vibrant, fast paced metropolis of Hong Kong is a perfect way to observe the sharp contrast of past and future of China. The good news is that the two finest destinations soon will be linked by a fast high speed train trip within one day. After finishing schedules of the most renowned landmarks in Beijing, the Great Wall hiking, Forbidden City visiting, Beijing Hutong roaming and etc., you can move on to the Pearl of the Oriental - Hong Kong, visit Victoria Peak, Repulse Bay and Stanley Market to feel the impressive skyscraper, outstanding prosperity and fantastic sights.
Every day, there is temporarily one high speed train between Beijing and Hong Kong, which departs from Beijing West Station at around 10:00 and arriver at Hong Kong West Kowloon Station at nearly 19:00 to unveil your discovery of the vibrant harbor metropolis. Please check the detailed Beijing to Hong Kong train at below to book your ticket!
Note: Train information is subject to final confirmation due to the delay of data occasionally.
Extending 26km (16miles) longer, the existing 2,439km-long Beijing Shenzhen High Speed Railway can reach Hong Kong for another 14 minutes travel trip from Shenzhen Futian Railway Station. As one of the longest vertical rail lines in China, the railway starts from Beijing West Railway Station in Beijing and terminates at Hong Kong West Kowloon Terminus, and cuts the previous 24 hours’ journey between Beijing and Hong Kong into 9 hours, and 19 hours’ Shanghai-Hong Kong train travel into 8 hours. Running parallelly to Beijing Kowloon Railway, the new high speed railway traverses Shijiazhuang, Zhengzhou (location of Shaolin Temple), Wuhan, Changsha, Guangzhou and Shenzhen in 7 provinces of China. By the forthcoming railway, tourists can travel to tourist cities (including Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Guilin…) in mainland China much more conveniently, just within a few hours.
Beijing West Railway Station (北京西站)
Location: No.118, East Lianhuachi Road, Fengtai District, Beijing (北京市丰台区莲花池东路118号)
Beijing West Railway Station is a large transportation hub in southwest Beijing, which covers an area of 700,000 square meters with 10 platforms and 20 tracks. It is connected with Beijing Railway Station directly by the Beijing Underground Diameter Line for around 15 minutes. Located on the Beijing Guangzhou High Speed Railway, Beijing Hong Kong High Speed Railway, Beijing Kowloon Railway and Beijing Lhasa (Tibet) Railway, the station delivers more than 200 trains to cities in various regions of China, e.g. Hong Kong, Xian, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Taiyuan, Kunming, Guiyang and etc. It lies about 25mins’ driving to Forbidden City and 1hour’s driving to Beijing Capital International Airport. There are many ways available to get to the station, including by taxi, bus, airport express and subway (Beijing Metro Line 7 and Line 9). Learn more about Beijing West Railway Station >
Hong Kong WestKowloon Terminus (香港西九龙总站)
Location: No.1 Austin Road W, Yau Ma Tei, between Kowloon Station and Austin Station, central Hong Kong (香港特区油尖旺区，地铁西九龙站与柯士甸站之间)
West Kowloon Terminus is a high speed train station that specially built in recent year for the operation of Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Line and Beijing Hong Kong High Speed Railway. Its major infrastructures are located underground levels. All high speed trains from mainland to Hong Kong will terminate at West Kowloon Terminus directly. And it takes only 14 minutes to Hong Kong from Futian Railway Station, 23 minutes from Shenzhen North Railway Station and 48 minutes from Guangzhou South Railway Station. It’s easy and convenient to explore the city with the MTR system, apart from taking taxi. You can get to Hong Kong Disney Land from there by West Rail Line, East Rail Line and Disneyland Resort Line for 50 minutes and to Hong Kong International Airport by West Rail Line, Tung Chung Line and Airport Express for 1.5 hours. Learn more about Hong Kong West Kowloon Station >
Class of Ticket
On high speed trains from Beijing to Hong Kong, there are two kinds of tickets are provided, including First Class Seat and Second Class Seat. Second Class Seat is the most budget level you will share a row space with other passengers. First Class of Seat is more comfortable and quiet for those who prefer a good rest on the way. Such arrangement is similar to some high speed D trains in China. However, as the short running time between the cities, there is no Business Class Seats, Premier Class Seats or Dining Car onboard. Check All Types of Seats on China High Speed Train>
Book, Collect, Alter and Cancel
For most high speed railway sections in China mainland, foreign tourists can book train ticket online or ask help from ticket agency, or buy the tickets physically at the train station with your valid passport. One thing you should remember is to book the ticket as early as possible, especially in peak tourist seasons. After collecting the tickets, please read carefully about the train number, departure date and station to make sure you won’t miss the train. If you want to cancel, alter your train tickets, you are required to bring your passport to the ticket counter and make the adjustments. For trains to and from Hong Kong, you could contact us to know more about tickets booking, collection, alteration and cancellation. Check details about How to Book, Collect, Alter, and Cancel Train Tickets>
Board & Get off
1) Prepare your documents well (valid passport with China Visa); 2) Get to the right train station in advance; 3) Collect train tickets; 4) Read your train ticket; 5) Pass the security control; 6) Pass through Security & Luggage Checks; 7) Find the right waiting room; 8) Cross the ticket checking gate; 9) Get to the right platform; 10) Get on your train. Keep the ticket well, because the ticket will be checked again to leave the station after you get off. Check details about How to Board & Disembark a Train>
China train travel with luggage is much easier than taking flight, for you don’t need to check luggage separately. Each passenger with a train ticket is allowed to carry luggage in certain weight and volume, but without limitation of amount and types. Though there are written regulation and rules about the luggage allowance, in practice, passengers can take as much luggage as you can if only you handled them properly. Check detailed Baggage Allowance & Policy to Take China Train>
Facilities and Service
All high speed trains in China are equipped with advanced facilities and good service to make your journey more convenient and comfortable. There are different places you can put your luggage onboard, racks and specialized luggage storage areas. Besides, the air-conditioner train offers you plug under the seats to charge your phone or laptop, sightseeing window to view the outside scenery as well as western-style toilets. There is also available dining area you can get some supplies. Bilingual signs and the broadcast use both Chinese and English so that you don’t need to worry about the communication. Check All Facilities & Service on China Train>
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[Important] Travel News for Expats: China travel is reopening now! Travel with China Discovery and learn about where to visit & requirements for each destination! Read Details >