Hong Kong to Beijing Tour Plans - How to Travel from Hong Kong to Beijing

Hong Kong is located in the south of China while Beijing is in the north. They are about 2500km away. Despite the long distance, many tourists will cover these two cities in their China trip. They are both popular but with distinctive features. Here we have illustrated how to travel from Hong Kong to Beijing, including the reasons, transportation means, and travel plans.

Why Travel from Hong Kong to Beijing

1. Hong Kong and Beijing Have Plenty of Tourist Attractions

Beijing, as the capital of China for several centuries, there are many historic sites, such as the splendid Forbidden City, magnificent Great Wall, pleasant Summer Palace, solemn Temple of Heaven, etc. Every one of them has so much to see and so many stories to tell.

Hong Kong, known as the Pearl of the Orient, is also a hot tourist destination for its Victoria Peak, beautiful Hong Kong Skyline, lively Tsim Sha Tsui, dazzling night scenery, etc. You can always find something that interests you in Hong Kong.

2. Convenient Transfer from Hong Kong and Beijing to Other Parts of China and the World

On the one hand, as an international transfer hub, people from about 170 countries and regions such as America, Europe, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand can enter Hong Kong without a visa and you can stay there from 7 days to 180 days depending on your nationality and the according policy.

On the other hand, Beijing is well linked with 54 countries and has the largest airport in China. Now with the 144 hours visa-free for transit, you will have plenty of time to explore the city before you transfer to your next destination.

3. Experience Profound Culture and Long History of Hong Kong and Beijing

Beijing, needless to say, is like a giant museum of China’s culture and history. After hundreds of years, they are deeply blended into Beijing people’s daily lives. The quadrangle courtyard, interweaved Hutong, traditional temple fairs, Beijing Opera all show the charm of Beijing.

People are used to associating Hong Kong with the words like modern, fashion, vogue… However, Hong Kong is more than that. As a part of China, the history of Hong Kong can also be traced back to over 2000 years ago. Later influenced by the UK, Hong Kong is now a city integrating the culture of the East with the West.

4. Try Delicious Dim Sum and Diverse Cuisines in Hong Kong and Beijing

There is an extensive selection of Dim Sums in Hong Kong. You even don’t need to look for them intentionally, because they are everywhere. Char siu bao, siu mai, dumplings, wonton, fish ball, and all kinds milk tea, juice, soup…While in Beijing, the roasted Duck, Cooked Beef or Sheep Tripe, Fried Liver, Lǘdagunr, Yellow Pea Cake are all worth a try. Apart from the local food, Japanese sushi, Korean barbecue, Vietnam salad roll, etc. are all available. Just be ready for the treat!

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How to Get to Beijing from Hong Kong

At present, the most recommended ways to get to Beijing from Hong Kong is by flight or by high speed train. Taking a flight is obviously the fastest (about 3 hours). If you book your plane ticket in advance, there is usually a chance to get a discount, so the money you need to cost depends. Taking a train will need about 9 hours, but it offers you an opportunity to enjoy the views of China from the south to the north. And the high speed trains are always punctual and have a comfortable environment.

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Hong Kong Beijing Transfer Map

Flights to Beijing from HK

From 7:30 in the morning to 23:00 at night, there are about 50 direct flights from Hong Kong International Airport to Beijing Capital International Airport. You can transfer between these two cities in about 3 hours. Here are some selected flights for your reference; you can also contact us for specific flight information and ticket price.

Flight Info. Operator Dep. ~ Arr. Duration Frequency Distance
HX336 Hong Kong Airlines 07:40 ~ 10:25 2h45min Everyday 2439KM
CX386 Cathay Pacific Airways Limited 09:00 ~ 12:15 3h15min
CA112 Air China 14:20 ~ 17:30 3h10min
CA6516 Air China 19:00 ~ 22:10 3h10min

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Hong Kong International Airport (IATA: HKG)

Location: Lantau Island Area, about 34 km away from Hong Kong downtown.

Hong Kong International Airport is connected to about 180 destinations, including 44 in the Mainland China (like Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Guilin, Guangzhou, Kunming, Sanya, Chengdu, Chongqing, Qingdao, Wuhan, Xiamen etc.) and other international cities like London, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Sydney, through over 1000 daily flights by more than 100 airlines. What’s more, the frequent airport expresses and shuttle buses will take you to other areas of Hong Kong quickly.

To Hong Kong West Kowloon Terminus: 30 minutes’ drive, or take the Airport Express which takes about 50 minutes.

To Victoria Harbor: 30 minutes’ drive, or take the Airport Express to Kowloon then take bus No. 74 which will need about 40 minutes.

To Tsim Sha Tsui: 30 minutes’ drive, or take the Airport Express to Kowloon then take bus No. 281A which will need about 45 minutes.

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Beijing Capital International Airport (IATA: PEK)

Location: Airport West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing City

Built in 1958, the largest airport in China offers international flights to major cities in all continents (except sub-Saharan Africa and sub-USA American), and domestic flights to every provincial capital and major cities in China. It is China's air portal and an important window for foreign exchanges. Nearly 1700 flights per day from over 90 Airlines link Beijing closely with 244 cities and regions in 54 countries around the world.

To Forbidden City: 1 hour’s drive, or take an airport shuttle bus to Dongzhimen Station and take subway Line 2 to Jianguomen then transfer to Line 1 which takes about 1.5 hours.

To Tian’anmen Square: 1 hour’s drive, or take an airport shuttle bus to Dongzhimen Station and take subway Line 2 to Qianmen Station which takes about 75 minutes.

To Temple of Heaven: 1 hour’s drive, or take an airport shuttle bus to Dongzhimen Station and take subway Line 2 to Chongwenmen then transfer to Line 5 which takes about 80 minutes.

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Trains to Beijing from HK

At present, there is a daily high speed train from Hong Kong West Kowloon Terminus to Beijing West Railway Station. It will stop at Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Changsha, Wuhan, Zhengzhou, and Shijiazhuang, so if you want to travel to these cities, taking a high speed train is also a good choice. You can also take a train to Shenzhen (20 minutes, about 80 trains a day) or Guangzhou (1 hour, over 30 trains) first and then get to Beijing from there. In this way, you will have more options. Here is the schedule updated in March, 2019 for your reference, please contact us for real-time information:

Train No. Dep. Time Arr. Time Duration Price (RMB)
Second Class First Class Business Seat
G80 08:05 17:01 8h56m 1077 1724 3369

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Hong Kong West Kowloon Terminus

Location: Tsim Sha Tsui area, between Kowloon Station and Austin Station

Hong Kong West Kowloon Terminus, put into operation on Sep. 23, 2018, is the first and only high speed railway station in the downtown area of Hong Kong. The station serves for over 100 daily trains to / from cities in mainland China, including Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Beijing, Shanghai, Guilin, Hangzhou, Kunming, Xiamen, and so on. Lying at the prosperous Tsim Sha Tsui area, you can easily get there by all kinds of underground and aboveground transportation.

To Victoria Harbor: only about 2km, 10 minutes’ drive, you can choose to walk there, too.

To Causeway bay: about 10 minutes’ drive, or take a city bus 962B which will take 35 minutes.

To Hong Kong International Airport: 30 minutes’ drive, or take the Airport Express which takes about 50 minutes.

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Beijing West Railway Station

Location: No.118, East Lianhuachi Road, Fengtai District, Beijing

Beijing West Railway Station is one of the main train stations of Beijing, which runs both high speed trains and normal trains. Besides, it is the starting point of Beijing Guangzhou (High Speed) Railway and Beijing Kowloon (Hong Kong) Railway. If you want to take a Tibet train, you need to go to Beijing West Railway Station. Every day, it delivers 273 daily trains to other cities, and about 200 of them are high speed trains (G trains) to Xian, Chengdu, Chongqing, Taiyuan, Kunming, Lanzhou, Wuhan, Zhengzhou, Changsha and couples of D trains to Shenzhen.

To Forbidden City: 30 minutes’ drive, or take subway Line 9 then transfer to Line 1 which takes about 45 minutes.

To Tian’anmen Square: 30 minutes, take subway Line 9 then transfer to Line 1.

To Temple of Heaven: 30 minutes by driving or taking subway Line 7

To Beijing Capital International Airport: 1 hour’s drive, or take subway Line 9 then transfer to Line 4, and then transfer to Line 2 to Dongzhimen and take an airport shuttle bus which takes about 75 minutes.

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How to Travel from Hong Kong to Beijing

After a Hong Kong tour, you can take a high speed train (9 hours) or a flight (about 3 hours) to Beijing. Here are some suggestions on how to plan your trip in Hong Kong and Beijing.

How to Plan a Hong Kong Tour

If you want to spend a day sightseeing Hong Kong, you can take the 1 Day Valuable Hong Kong Tour for reference. You can climb to the highest point of Hong Kong - Victoria Peak (552m) via the famous Peak Tram which has operated for more than 112 years as one of the world’s oldest funicular railways. Then go to visit Aberdeen Fishing Village where you will get an impressive insight of an old traditional fishing village. Then continue to take a trip to Repulse Bay. Known as the Hawaii of Orient, the Repulse Bay is the most beautiful sand beach with long coastline, soft sand, clean water and appropriate temperature. After the leisure break in Repulse Bay, proceed to the Stanley Market to browse fancy petty commodities in various little stores and enjoy the fun of bargaining. Later, take a leisure visit to Wong Tai Sin Temple and Nan Lian Garden. At night, you can enjoy the breathtaking skyline of Hong Kong when the Symphony of Lights (20:00~20:14) begins. If you want spend another day in Macau visiting the Ruins of the St. Paul Cathedral, the only remaining Section of Old City Wall, Senado Square (Largo do Senado), A-Ma Temple, and Border of Gate (Portas do Cerco), you can refer to the 2 Days Hong Kong & Macau Highlights Tour.

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How to Plan a Beijing Tour

With the convenient 144 Hours Visa-free for Transit in Beijing, you will have enough time to explore the best highlights of Beijing in many flexible ways. You can start your Beijing trip by visiting Tiananmen Square, now the largest city plaza in the world, and then go to see one of the world’s five most important palaces – the Forbidden City. After lunch, spend an enjoyable time in the Summer Palace. It is the largest and best-preserved royal garden in China. At night, you can watch a wonderful Kungfu Show in the Red Theater or enjoy the classic Chinese art performance of Beijing Opera at Liyuan Theater. On the next day, get ready to a take a hiking trip on the Great Wall, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Then continue your trip to Sacred Way, a 7-kilometer-long passage leading to the Imperial Tombs of 13 Emperors of Ming Dynasty. After that, on your way back to Beijing, you can stop by at the Beijing Olympic Village to view its famous Bird’s Nest and Water Cube. On the last day, pay a visit to the Temple of Heaven, originally a site used to pay homage to Heaven and pray for good harvests. Then get back to the central city to hop on a rickshaw to experience the typical Beijing Hutongs. If you have more days, you can go for an in-depth Great Wall hiking or photography tour, and explore more hidden attractions in the city.

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