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Hong Kong and Beijing are two of the China’s largest and most bustling cities, presenting the impressive metropolitanization and profound ancient culture of China separately. Starting your China holiday in Hong Kong, you could see the resplendent prospect of modern China when the astounding panorama view of the whole Hong Kong Island and the Victoria Harbor, and the Eastern Hawaii - Repulse Bay leap into your eyes. Are you eager to dig more fascinating outlook of China? The Hong Kong Beijing high speed train can take you to the historic Beijing directly on the same day. In this ancient imperial capital, the characterized highlights of Great Wall hiking, Palace Museum visiting and Beijing Hutongs exploration will tell you about the marvelous cultural and historical achievements in a local way. With excellent traffic in home and abroad, whether you choose to further discovery China or return home, Beijing always keeps splendid charm and mystery for your next visit.
Hong Kong to Beijing high speed train runs usually once every day so far. As it launches in the morning at around 08:00 and stops in Beijing West Railway Station after about 9 hours’ riding, you could get off in Beijing at about 17:00 and see the city scene in the late afternoon. If you are planning to enjoy this long but interested railway, please check the detailed Hong Kong Beijing train schedule at below.
Note: Train information is subject to final confirmation due to the delay of data occasionally.
Hong Kong Beijing High Speed Railway, at a distance of 2,440km (1,516miles), is a newly-built long high speed railway that connects Hong Kong and Beijing, which equals to nearly twice the length of Beijing Shanghai High Speed Rail. The railway begins from the new West Kowloon Terminus at downtown Hong Kong, and then goes to Shenzhen Futian Railway Station for 14 minutes without stopovers, later it runs on the pre-existing Shenzhen Beijing High Speed Railway and ends in Beijing West Railway Station in Beijing. Totally, this line passes through 7 provinces and over 10 major stations in south, central and north China, including Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Changsha, Wuhan, Zhengzhou, and Shijiazhuang and so on. Thanks to this new rail, the 24 hours’ train travel between Hong Kong and Beijing is largely shortened to 9 hours within one day. Better yet, the closer link between Hong Kong and mainland China gives tourists greater flexibility to arrange the arrival and departure destinations.
Hong Kong Kowloon Terminus (香港九龙总站)
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 the only railway station in the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou Shenzhen Hong Kong Express Rail Link. The station put into use in 2018 offers fast and convenient high speed train service to neighboring Guangzhou, Shenzhen in Guangdong Province and to long-distance cities in mainland China, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Guilin, Chengdu and more. Passengers taking trains from there to mainland China can go through simplified procedures and checks inside the station areas. Besides the taxies, tourists can also travel around Hong Kong by the MTR lines. It takes about 50 minutes to Disneyland from the station by taking the West Rail Line, East Rail Line and Disneyland Resort Line, and 1.5 hours to Hong Kong International Airport from there by West Rail Line, Tung Chung Line and Airport Express. Learn more about Hong Kong West Kowloon Station >
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)
Opened in early 1996, Beijing West Railway Station serves as one of the principle railway stations in Beijing. It is the departure station of Beijing Guangzhou High Speed Railway, the future Beijing Hong Kong High Speed Railway, Beijing Kowloon (Hong Kong) Railway and Beijing Lhasa (Tibet) Railway. Generally, the station delivers more than 250 trains (including G, D, Z, T and K series trains) to nationwide destinations, like Xian, Chengdu, Hong Kong, Chongqing, Taiyuan, Kunming, Lanzhou, Wuhan, Zhengzhou and Changsha. The station is accessible by subway lines (Beijing Metro Line 7 and Line 9) and taxi service at basement layers, and bus, airport express at ground areas. Also you can take the Beijing Underground Diameter Line to get there from Beijing Railway Station for 15 minutes. Learn more about Beijing West Railway Station >
Class of Ticket
On high speed trains from Hong Kong to Beijing, 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 >