How to Get from Shenzhen to Hong Kong

Shenzhen and Hong Kong in southern china are prosperous metropolises full of vigor. The magnificent modern buildings and charming skyline in the two cities are perfect evidences of China's rapid development over the past years. Shenzhen and Hong Kong are really close, thus many people travel from Shenzhen to Hong Kong every day, staying at Hong Kong for several days or catching a cheaper flight to other popular tourist destinations outside China.

So, how to get from Shenzhen to Hong Kong? Is there any direct flight or bullet train? This article is going to give you all the answers, and we are pretty sure that it will help you a lot during your next journey from Shenzhen to Hong Kong.

How Far from Shenzhen to Hong Kong?

Shenzhen neighbors Hong Kong on its south, with a driving distance from Shenzhen downtown to Hong Kong downtown for about 50km (31 miles). The two cities are so close that you cannot find direct flight running between them, and you are not really suggested to look for a connecting flight. Metro (or called MTR service in Hong Kong), High Speed Trains, Bus, Taxi, Ferry and private cars can take you travel from Shenzhen to Hong Kong easily. You can get from Shenzhen to Hong Kong in about 0.5-2 hours by metro, about 15-20 minutes by bullet train, 1-1.5 hours (50 km) by car, 1-4 hours by coach and 0.5-1 hours by ferry. Check more details of each travel method at below, and pick up your favorite way after the read.

Shenzhen to Hong Kong Transportation Map

How to Get from Shenzhen to Hong Kong

1. Metro (MTR) from Shenzhen to Hong Kong - Top Recommended & Most Popular

Way 1: Hong Kong to Shenzhen via Luohu Station on Shenzhen Metro Line 1 & Lo Wu (罗湖) Station on Hong Kong MTR East Rail Line

Way 2: Hong Kong to Shenzhen via Futian Checkpoint on Shenzhen Metro Line 4 & Lok Ma Chau (落马洲) on Hong Kong MTR East Rail Line

Time Needed: about 1.5-2 hours

Price: about RMB 60 (HKD 70)

Shenzhen Metro Line 1 and 4 are connected with Hong Kong MTR East Line at Luohu Port and Futian Port. Therefore, you can ride a metro to Hong Kong from Shenzhen, which is also the hottest chosen choice in nowadays. The station on Shenzhen Metro Line 1 to Luohu Port is Luohu (罗湖). After go through the immigration in this port, you can follow the crowd to catch the MTR (the metro service in Hong Kong) at Lo Wu (罗湖) to Hong Kong. If you want to cross the border at Futain Port, you should take the Shenzhen Metro Line 4 and get off at Futian Checkpoint (福田). Then change to MTR at Lok Ma Chau (落马洲) to Hong Kong after crossed the border.

Warm Tip: Futian Port provides service from 06:30-22:30, and at Luohu Port is from 06:30-24:00.

Other Useful Links:
>> Shenzhen Metro | >> Hong Kong MTR
>> Shenzhen Metro Map

Shenzhen Metro Shenzhen Metro
Hong Kong Shenzhen MTR Lo Wu Station (Hong Kong MTR) and Luohu Station (Shenzhen Metro)

 

2. Train from Shenzhen to Hong Kong - Unique Experience of China's "High Speed"

From - to: Futian Railway Station (福田站) / Shenzhen North railway Station (深圳北站) - Hong Kong West Kowloon Station (香港西九龙站)

Duration: about 15-20 minutes

Price: about RMB 68-226 (HKD 77-256)

Taking high speed trains (or known as bullet trains) to Hong Kong from Shenzhen has become a popular choice since its operation in the late 2018, especially for the tourists who are looking for a unique experience of China's "High Speed". The train can take people travelling from Shenzhen Futian Railway Station or Shenzhen North railway Station to Hong Kong West Kowloon Station (香港西九龙站) in only 15-20 minutes with convenience. The environment onboard the train is also unbeatable. Everyone can have a separate seat, so you can get really relax on the way. Therefore, it is one of the best choices from Shenzhen to Hong Kong. The train ticket can be book in advance. If you are going to take the trains, you are recommended to book the ticket earlier or you may find no ticket left on the departure day.

Other Useful Links:
>> Hong Kong to Shenzhen High Speed Train Stations, Schedules & Price
>> How to Book Hong Kong High Speed Train Tickets
>> Guangzhou Shenzhen Hong Kong Express Rail Link - High Speed Railway

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Click to Enlarge Guangzhou Shenzhen Hong Kong High Speed Railway Map
How to Book Hong Kong Train Tickets How to Book Hong Kong Train Tickets

 

3. Bus from Shenzhen to Hong Kong - Cheapest Choice

From - to: One of the 12 stations in Shenzhen to one of the 25 appointed stations in Hong Kong

Time Needed: about 1-4 hours

Price: about RMB 39-178 (HKD 44 -201)

There are many places in Shenzhen operating buses to Hong Kong, like Shenzhen Bay Port (Shenzhen Wan Port), Futian Bus Station, Wenjin Du Port, Shatou Jiao Port, Shenzhen North Railway Station, Huanggang Port, Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport, etc. Some of the buses can take you to Hong Kong Airport directly, while others can take you to Hong Kong Disney, Causeway Bay, etc. You can get the detailed information about the stations from the staff when you book the bus tickets.

The buses are the cheapest choices. However, you may get lost on the way to find such a bus. Besides, you should get off your bus with your luggage to go through the immigration at the border during the bus journey. Therefore, you are advised to leave yourself enough time if you want to try the buses.

Shenzhen to Hong Kong Bus Shenzhen to Hong Kong Bus

 

4. Taxi from Shenzhen to Hong Kong - Most Costly

From - to: anywhere you want

Time Needed: about 1-1.5 hours

Price: from RMB 176 / HKD 200 (it depends on your travel distance)

There are taxis traveling from Shenzhen to Hong Kong directly. However, you may spend much more money when taking a taxi other than a train, ferry or bus. Therefore, you are not suggested to using the taxi to Hong Kong if it's not really necessary.

Taxi from Shenzhen to Hong Kong Taxi from Shenzhen to Hong Kong

 

5. Ferry from Shenzhen to Hong Kong - Good Alternative Option

Way 1: Shekou Cruise Center (蛇口邮轮中心) - HK Macau Ferry Terminal (香港港澳码头)

Way 2: Shenzhen Airport (深圳机场福永码头) - Hong Kong International Airport (香港机场)

Duration: about 1 hour

Price: about RMB 120-395 (HKD 136-448)

Shenzhen Fuyong Terminal inside Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport and Shenzhen Shekou Cruise Center offer ferry service to Hong Kong. The ferries depart from Shekou will arrive at HK Macau Ferry Terminal, and the ferries start from Shenzhen Airport will arrive at Hong Kong international Airport. Usually, it takes about 1 hour to Hong Kong by ferry. If you are looking for a special cruise journey from Shenzhen to Hong Kong, this meets your needs perfectly.

Ferry from Shenzhen to Hong Kong
From To Departure Time
Shekou Cruise Center
(蛇口邮轮中心)
HK Macau Ferry Terminal
(香港港澳码头)
07:45, 10:15, 12:00, 13:10, 18:30, 16:45, 15:45, 14:15
Shenzhen Airport
(深圳机场福永码头)
Hong Kong International Airport
(香港机场)
8:35, 9:15, 11:30, 12:10, 15:30, 16:40, 18:30, 19:10

Notes: 1) The terminals inside the airports only provide service for passengers who using the airport. 2) The above schedules are only for your reference, with slightly difference on weekends and public holidays. 3) All the ferries will be suspended in severe weather such as typhoon.

Useful Terminal Addresses:
Shekou Cruise Center: No.1, Haiyun Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen (深圳市南山区海运路一号蛇口邮轮中心)
HK Macau Ferry Terminal: No.168-200, Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong (香港上环干诺道中168-200号港澳客轮码头)
Hong Kong International Airport: 1 Sky Plaza Road, Lantau, Hong Kong (香港翔天路1号 - 香港国际机场)
Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport: Bao'an Dadao, District Shenzhen, Guangdong (深圳市宝安区宝安大道 - 深圳宝安国际机场)

 

6. Shenzhen to Hong Kong by Private Car - Recommended for Business Travel

From - to: anywhere you want

Time Needed: about 1-1.5 hours

Price: from request

Hiring a private car is the most convenient way to travel from Shenzhen to Hong Kong, especially when you are traveling with an experienced local driver. After book such a service in advance, the driver can escort you at anywhere and anytime as you want and sent you to the exact destination directly, so you can enjoy your journey all the way. We China Discovery also offer private car service, if you are interested, you can contact us for more help.

Hong Kong to Shenzhen by Private Car Hong Kong to Shenzhen by Private Car

 

How to Plan a Shenzhen Hong Kong Tour

Travelers usually spend about 4 days at Shenzhen and Hong Kong, including 2 days to explore Shenzhen and another 2 days to catch the highlights of Hong Kong.

In Shenzhen, you can have a close feel of this one of the most dynamic cities in China. Besides, you can have a glimpse of various miniaturized versions of significant monuments & landmarks from both China and all over the world in the Window of the World and China Folk Culture Village.

>> Our Most Popular Classic Shenzhen Tour

In Hong Kong, you can spend about 1 day hiking up to the highest point of Hong Kong - Victoria Peak (552m) via the famous Peak Tram to get a broad and wonderful view of Hong Kong City. Then go to take a trip to relax yourself at Repulse Bay and Stanley Market. When wake up at next morning, you can go to the largest island in Hong Kong - Lantau Island to experience the Ngong Ping 360 cable car and visit Tiantan Giant Buddha.

>> 2 Days Essence of Hong Kong Tour (Hong Kong Island + Lantau Island)

Shenzhen Museum Shenzhen Museum

 

Travel Shenzhen & Hong Kong with China Discovery

Traveling with China Discovery, we can help you well-arrange everything about the transfer from Shenzhen to Hong Kong according to your interests and every special need, so you can get really relaxed on the way and focus all your passion on your work or the highlights of the cities. Our professional local guide and driver can escort you from anywhere in Shenzhen to anywhere in Hong Kong with comfortable private car.

Please contact us directly to tell your needs and let our professional travel consultants and experienced local drivers help you if you are interested!

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Questions & Discussions

Following are latest questions and answers from our webusers and customers. You can learn many useful information from the discussion and cases. You can also join in the discussions or ask your own question. Our experts will help you ASAP.

Shenzhen to Hong Kong by bus for TWOV?
In order to use the TWOV scheme, the traveller needs to have a ticket for the 3rd region (eg HK) when they board the flight to show immigration border officials. Where it is much quicker to get to my final destination by bus - will the officers take this into account or would I still have to buy a train ticket to HK Kowloon West (and then head back up north to my village)? Family house is about 30-40 minutes from border. The journey from Kowloon West would be an 1 hour to Kowloon and then another 90 minutes coming back(!)
2019-07-07 23:13
Hi Nick,

Thanks for your question! The situation varies according to the TWOV scheme you are going to apply for (or you have applied), 24-hour TWOV or 144-hour TWOV?

If you are going to make such a transfer from Shenzhen to Hong Kong within 24 hour after landing in Shenzhen, you can take the buses, because all the ports in Shenzhen are suitable for 24-hour TWOV. However, if you are going to have a tour in Shenzhen first (more than 24 hours) and then transfer to Hong Kong, you have to take the buses which can take you to one of the 6 appointed ports to go through the immigration. They are Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport, Shenzhen Shatoujiao Port, Wenjindu Port, Huanggang Port, Luohu Port, Shenzhen Bay Port and Futian Port.

If you are interested, you can check more for Shenzhen 144-hour TWOV at:
https://www.chinadiscovery.com/shenzhen-tours/shenzhen-144-hour-twov.html

Wish this helps and wish you a nice day!

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