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Making a contrast tour to Beijing and Shenzhen can help you get clear images of China’s prosperous past and present booming economy. The development history of Shenzhen is China in miniature. After you enjoyed the cultural and historical essence of Beijing, you can take one of the longest and busiest high speed rail lines in China to experience how the sleeping lion exerting influence on itself and the world. The best answer lies in Shenzhen, the first SEC (special economic zone) in China as well as the window of China’s reform and opening up to the world. Besides, Shenzhen works as an important bridge connecting mainland and Hong Kong in the Pearl River Delta.
Regularly, Beijing operates 2 daily high speed trains to Shenzhen from 07:27am to 10:00am, and both trains arrive at afternoon. Between the two, G71 train is the first train that runs 10.5 hours, nearly 2 hours longer than the second train (G79 train).
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Beijing Shenzhen High Speed Railway is a long high speed rail extended from the existing Beijing Guangzhou High Speed Railway. This railway corridor serves as part of the “Eight Verticals and Eight Horizontals” railway network plan of China. It is 2409 kilometers (1,497miles) long and travels for 8 hours 45 minutes to 11 hours from north to south China. Departing from Beijing West Railway Station, the rail line finally reaches Shenzhen Futian Railway Station via Shijiazhuang, Zhengzhou, Wuhan, Changsha and Guangzhou. The tail part, Guangzhou Shenzhen section is constructed as the critical part of Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong High Speed Railway, which is planned to be put into use this year. So the future high speed train travel from Beijing and other mainland cities to Hong Kong will be extremely convenient and easy.
Beijing West Railway Station (北京西站)
Location: No.118, East Lianhuachi Road, Fengtai District, Southerst Beijing (北京市丰台区莲花池东路118号)
Beijing West Railway Station is one of the five major train stations of Beijing, serving for both high speed trains and normal trains. Located next to the West 3rd Ring Road, about 25 mins’ driving to Forbidden City and 1 hour to Beijing Capital International Airport, the station covers an area of 700,000 square meters with 10 platforms and 20 tracks. It is linked by Beijing Guangzhou High Speed Railway and a few ordinary rail lines, such as Beijing Lhasa (Tibet) Railway and Beijing Kowloon (Hong Kong) Railway. Currently, the station runs about 270 trains to cities in different directions , including 190 high speed trains (G & D trains) to Xian, Lanzhou, Taiyuan, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chongqing, Kunming, Zhengzhou, Changsha, Wuhan, Shijiazhuang, Guiyang, Nanchang and etc., and nearly 80 traditional trains (K, T & Z trains) to Lhasa, Xian, Xiamen, Chengdu, Kunming, Xining, Urumqi, Guiyang, Guangzhou, Nanning, Nanchang and so no. To get to the station, you can take local bus, taxi, airport bus (from Beijing Capital International Airport) and subway (Beijing Metro Line 7 and Line 9). Moreover, Beijing West Railway Station is also connected with Beijing Railway Station via the Beijing Underground Diameter Line by a 15 minutes’ ride. Learn more about Beijing West Railway Station >
Shenzhen Futian Railway Station
Location: Yitian Road, Futian District, Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province (广东省深圳市福田区益田路)
Futian Railway Station is one of the major three high speed train stations in Shenzhen. It is located in central area, about 30mins’ driving to Shenzhen Baoan International Airport, 1 hour’s driving to Dapeng Ancient City Unit and 20 mins’ driving to Window of the World and Happy Valley. And it is the biggest underground railway hub in Asia where the trains pass by at the maximum running speed in the world. Serving as a big passenger distribution center in Shenzhen, the station connects Guangzhou, Shenzhen and mainland China with Hong Kong through the future Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link. At present, the station delivers around 85 high speed trains to Beijing, Guangzhou (around 40 minutes), Foshan, Huaihua, Shaoyang (including several pairs of intercity high speed trains to Huizhou and Pingshan, Shenzhen). The three-storey station covers an area of 140,000 square meters with 4 platforms and 8 rail tracks. The basement one is for transfer between city metro lines and trains, basement two is the waiting hall for high speed trains and the deepest floor is the platform station where to take trains. Tourists can get to the station by bus, taxi and three subway lines (Shenzhen Metro Line 2, Line 3 and Line 11). Learn more about Shenzhen Metro Map >
Class of Ticket
There are three kinds of tickets are provided on high speed train from Beijing to Shenzhen, Business Class Seat, First Class Seat and Second Class Seat. Second Class Seat is the most budget level you will share a row space with other passengers. And the First Class of Seat is more comfortable and quiet for those who prefer a good rest on the way. If you would like to try the most luxury and superior train travel experience, the Business Class better than the business level on airplane will shock you beyond expectation. Check All Types of Seats on China High Speed Train>
Book, Collect, Alter and Cancel
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. 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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