Marvels lies not only in nowadays but also ancient periods. Visiting Shenzhen will definitely broaden your vision of China’s booming economy and pioneering spirit. Like a great window to the world, you enter a brand new land of China and begin your adventure to different destinations from here. China has numerous popular cities to go, but how to choose the most significant and interesting one? There is no doubt that, a China tour without Beijing is incomplete. It’s really a good idea to take a time machine (here means high speed train) to back to the past China, then you can witness how magnificent the old country was and how it remains in harmony with the modern development. During the more than half day train journey, you can go from international Shenzhen, historic Changsha, cultural Wuhan, Kung Fu Zhengzhou and granary Shijiazhuang to capital Beijing.
Every day, Shenzhen dispatches 2 G series high speed trains from Futian Railway Station back to Beijing West Railway Station in Beijing from 7:00am to 8:16am. The first G72 train leaves earlier but arrives at 18:22pm, more than 1 hour late than the second G80 train.
Note: Train information is subject to final confirmation due to the delay of data occasionally.
Shenzhen Beijing High Speed Railway is a fairly long high speed railway in China connecting Shenzhen Futian Railway Station in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province to Beijing West Railway Station in Beijing. With a length of 2409km (1497miles), the railway is combined by two parts: the Guangzhou Shenzhen sect (the operational segment of Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong High Speed Railway in mainland China) and the Beijing Guangzhou High Speed Railway. The high speed train journey takes 8 hours 46 minutes to 10 hours 36 minutes via 6 provinces (Beijing, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, and Guangdong). In the near future, the line will connect Hong Kong, cross the border and terminates at the West Kowloon Station in Hong Kong.
Shenzhen Futian Railway Station (福田站)
Location: Yitian Road, Futian District, Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province (广东省深圳市福田区益田路)
Futian Railway Station, located in central downtown, is one of the five major railway stations in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province. It is the first big underground train station in China, and serves as a crucial joint station for the future Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong High Speed Railway. Now the station offers nearly 200 fast and convenient high speed trains between Guangzhou and Shenzhen, just taking 30 minutes and above. In addition to that, it has over 80 high speed trains running from Futian Railway Station to Nanjing, Changsha, Hengyang, Shanwei, Foshan, Chaoshan, Huaihua and Shaoyang and a few pairs of intercity high speed trains to Huizhou and Pingshan (Shenzhen). It covers an area of 147,000 square meters and has 4 platforms and 8 lines. And it offers efficient and diverse city transfer with the local bus, taxi and Line 2, Line 3 and Line 11 of Shenzhen Metro. Learn more about Shenzhen Metro Map >
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 three train stations that runs high speed trains in Beijing, the others being Beijing South Railway Station and Beijing Railway Station. The station is a large transportation hub covering an area of 700,000 square meters with 10 platforms and 20 tracks. It offers passenger service on Beijing Guangzhou High Speed Railway, Beijing Lhasa (Tibet) Railway and Beijing Kowloon (Hong Kong) Railway. Generally, this station operates about 200 high speed trains to popular tourist destinations, including Xian, Chengdu, Chongqing, Taiyuan, Kunming, Lanzhou, Wuhan, Zhengzhou, and Changsha and so on. As for local traffic, Beijing West Railway Station of Beijing Metro is served by Line 7 and Line 9. It is also accessible by taxi, lots of bus lines and airport shuttle bus (Line 7 at Beijing Capital International Airport). Learn more about Beijing West Railway Station >
Class of Ticket
There are three kinds of tickets are provided on high speed train from Shenzhen to Beijing, 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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