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Hong Kong, known as “the Pearl of the Orient” and the paradise for shopping, is an international city with one of the most beautiful skylines. With busy international flights, it is also regarded as one of the most convenientthe gateway city to go home after a China tour. Compared to taking fast flights, more and more travelers prefer to experience unique bullet train travel from Shanghai to Hong Kong, which run across Southern China via Hangzhou, Guangzhou and more popular destinations.
Currently, everyday there is only 1 direct high speed train running from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station in Shanghai to West Kowloon Station in Hong Kong, cutting down the train travel journey from about 19.5 hours to within 8.5 hours. The daily train G99 departs from Shanghai at nearly 14:00 in the afternoon and gets to Hong Kong at 22:30 in the evening. (6 Days Hong Kong to Shanghai Megacities Fashion Tour by Bullet Train) Please check more details below:
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Shanghai Hong Kong High Speed Railway is linked by 3 different sections, including the Shanghai-Kunming High Speed Railway, Beijing-Guangzhou High Speed Railway and Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong High Speed Railway. Its length is 1,931km (1,200 miles) and totally has 10 stations. The HSR starts from Shanghai, passes through Hangzhou and Jinhua (Zhejiang Province), Shangrao and Nanchang (Jiangxi Province), Changsha (Hunan Province) and Shaoguan, Guangzhou, Shenzhen in Guangdong Province, and finally arrives at Hong Kong West Kowloon Station.
Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station (上海虹桥站)
Situated in No.1500, Shengui Road, Minhang District, West Shanghai (上海市闵行区申贵路1500号), Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station is Shanghai’s main railway station which operates only high speed trains. It is next to Shanghai Hongqiao International airport and you can walk between it and Terminal 2 of Shanghai Hongqiao Airport easily. If you want to go to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station from Shanghai Pudong Airport, you can take maglev train first and then transfer to the railway station by metro Line 2. Metro Line 10 is also accessible to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station. It passes through the Bund and Yuyuan Garden as well. Shanghai Transportation Guide >
Hong Kong West Kowloon Terminus (香港西九龙总站)
As the only railway station operating high speed trains to mainland China, Hong Kong West Kowloon Terminus is an important high speed railway station located between Kowloon Station (九龙站) and Austin Station (柯士甸站). It is still under construction and will be open to public when Guangzhou Shenzhen Hong Kong High Speed Railway Station is put into service. Because of the railway station’s good location in central Hong Kong, you can easily find good hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, etc. nearby. You can transfer from West Kowloon Terminus to Hong Kong International Airport by Airport Express. Airport Express also take a stop at Victoria Peak Park where you can savor the attractive skyline of Hong Kong. Hong Kong Transportation Guide >
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>
Shanghai and Hong Kong are both modern international metropolises with fantastic local culture, history and city views. Knwon as the most prosperous city in China, Shanghai has lots of landmarks you can’t miss, such as the eye-cathing skyscrapers - Shanghai Tower, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Jinmao Tower, impressive cultural & historical sites - Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden & Bazaar, Jade Buddha Temple, and famous spot - the Bund, etc. Usually, tourist can take 2~3 days to visit the essence, or longer to discover more spots around. Our 3 Days Shanghai Past and Present Contrast Tour leads you to know more history and current flourishing citylandscape. Once you get to Hong Kong, you can join in our 2 Days Essence of Hong Kong Tour including Hong Kong Island and Lantau Island, with most feautured highlights.
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