Best Ways to Travel from Guangzhou to Shenzhen

Many business and tourist travelers headed to Guangzhou also choose to visit nearby Shenzhen, which is perched on the edge of the Chinese mainland and next to another popular tourist city - Hong Kong. To travel from Guangzhou to Shenzhen, the travelers may catch a train, bus, taxi or private car. Flight is seldom used, because the two cities are so close that there are no nonstop flights between them. To have a better plan of your Guangzhou Shenzhen and Guangzhou tour, please check the following details about the distance and travel time between the two cities!

How Far is Shenzhen from Guangzhou?

The driving distance from Guangzhou to Shenzhen is about 137km (85 miles) and the direct distance is about 103km (64 miles). Usually, to travel from Guangzhou to Shenzhen, the travelers on business travel will hire a private car (about 1.5-2.5 hours) or take a train (0.5-3.5 hours). Other tourist travelers also like the trains and cars most, but aside from that, sometimes they may also choose a bus (about 1.5-4 hours) or a taxi (about 1.5-2.5 hours). Travel from Guangzhou to Shenzhen by connecting flights needs at least 6 hours or so.

Guangzhou to Shenzhen Transportation Map

Guangzhou to Shenzhen Transportation Map

Guangzhou to Shenzhen Train

Duration: 0.5-3.5 hours
Price: CNY 21.5 - CNY 267 (according to the type of the train and the class of seat you want)

Trains, including bullet trains (high speed G-trains, C-trains and D-trains) and normal trains (Z-trains, K-trains, etc.), must be the best choices for the travel from Guangzhou to Shenzhen. Usually, there are more than 200 daily high speed trains and about 24 normal trains for you to choose. The high speed trains are the fastest, which can travel from Guangzhou to Shenzhen in only 0.5-1.5 hours. The normal trains can finish the journey in 1.5-3.5 hours. The mainly used 4 railway stations in Guangzhou are Guangzhou South Railway Station (广州南站), Guangzhou Railway Station (广州站), Guangzhou North Railway Station (广州北站) and Guangzhou East Railway Station (广州东站), and the 5 railway stations in Shenzhen are Futian Railway Station (福田站), Shenzhen North Railway Station (深圳北站), Shenzhen Railway Station (深圳站) or Shenzhen West Railway Station (深圳西站), Shenzhen East Railway Station (深圳东站). Check more about Guangzhou to Shenzhen Real-time Train Schedules, Tickets and Stations.

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Guangzhou Shenzhen High Speed Train Guangzhou to Shenzhen High Speed Train

Guangzhou to Shenzhen Private Car

Duration: 1.5-2.5 hours

Price: from request

No matter you are on business or private travel, hiring a private car to Shenzhen from Guangzhou must be the most convenient way. The driver can escort you from anywhere in Guangzhou to your destination in Shenzhen directly, and you will never feel worry about getting to the wrong bus stations or railways stations.

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Guangzhou to Shenzhen Bus

Duration: 1.5-4 hours
Price: CNY 45 - CNY 150

Almost every bus station in Guangzhou operates buses to Shenzhen every day, including the buses to Shenzhen Airport directly. Different buses may arrive at different places of Shenzhen, so you are advised to have a check about that when booking the bus ticket at the bus station.

Notice: Almost all the bus drivers cannot speak English or any other language and you may encounter with language barrier when you take the bus, so you are more recommended to take the trains than the buses.

Guangyuan Coach Station One of the Bus Stations in Guangzhou - Guangyuan Coach Station (广园汽车站)

Taxi from Guangzhou to Shenzhen

Duration: 1.5-2.5 hours
Price: CNY 400 - CNY 700

Usually, the taxi fare from Guangzhou to Shenzhen is about CNY 400-700, which depends on the distance from your location in Guangzhou to your destination in Shenzhen. If you are in hurry, you can also catch a taxi to Shenzhen.

Guangzhou Taxi Guangzhou Taxi

Guangzhou to Shenzhen Flight

Duration: from 6 hours
Price: from CNY 300

To travel from Guangzhou to Shenzhen by flight, you have to make a transfer at Jieyang (揭阳) or Xiamen (厦门), because there is no direct flight available. Every day, there are about 10 connecting flights for you to choose and the whole journey needs at least 6 hours. Compared with the flights, the trains and any other transport are more time-saving.

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport

How to Travel from Guangzhou to Shenzhen Airport

Duration: from 2 hours
Price: from CNY 60

Guangdong Provincial Coach Station (广东省汽车客运站) and Guangyuan Coach Station (广园汽车客运站) have buses to Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport (深圳宝安机场) every day. At present, the earliest and the last bus departing from Guangzhou Coach Station are at 8:00am and 21:00pm, and from Guangyuan Coach Station are at 8:30am and 21:30pm. The buses make a departure every 1 hour around. Travelers who have more than 5 hours left before the flight departure can choose those buses to get to Shenzhen Airport. However, if you are in hurry, you are more advised to hire a private car or a taxi.

Note: the above schedules of the buses are only for your reference. It may be changed according to practical situation.

Shenzhen Baoan Airport Shenzhen Bao'an Airport (深圳宝安机场)

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