Shenzhen to Beijing Tour Plans - How to Travel from Shenzhen to Beijing

Located in the southern of Guangdong Province, facing Hong Kong, Shenzhen used to be a small fishing village 40 years ago but now it has completely transformed into a modernized metropolis and an important transportation hub connecting Guangdong and Hong Kong. 2200km away from it lies the capital of China, Beijing. It has been the capital of China since several dynasties ago and many historic sites such as Forbidden City, Summer Palace and Great Wall attract visitors from home and abroad. Want to take a trip covering these two cities? Here we have illustrated how to travel from Shenzhen to Beijing, including the transportation means, and recommended travel plans.

Shenzhen to Beijing

Shenzhen Beijing Transfer Map

Why Travel from Shenzhen to Beijing

1. 40 years' development VS 2000 years' history

Shenzhen is a city where you can witness the rapid development of modern China in a brief 40 years, originated from a nameless fishing village. Besides getting to know the history of its development at Shenzhen Museum, you can also have a great time visiting different theme parks there, such as Happy Valley and Window of the World. Though Beijing has not experienced such rapid growth, its value has been forming over 2000 years' history, which leaves lots of stunning cultural masterpieces and tangible historic relics, such as the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of the Heaven and the Great Wall.

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2. Convenient Transfer Between Shenzhen and Beijing

With the operation of multiple high speed trains, now you can travel from Shenzhen to Beijing within 11.5 hours. If you want to make your trip faster, there are about 60 daily flights for your choice that will take you to Beijing in about 3.5 hours. Besides, both Shenzhen Baoan International Airport and Beijing Capital International Airport are well connected with many international cities (regions) like Hong Kong, Sydney, Tokyo, etc. You can easily get to these cities or get to other places from there.

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How to Get to Beijing from Shenzhen

Flights and high speed trains are the two ways we recommend to get to Beijing from Shenzhen. In every an hour on average, there will be a direct flight taking off from Shenzhen to Beijing within 3.5 hours, and the ticket price and flight schedule vary in different season, so the money you need to cost depends. If you would like to enjoy more of the view along the way, you can also choose the comfortable and punctual high speed trains which depart very frequently from about 7am to 8pm, with the duration about 11.5 hours.

Shenzhen to Beijing Flight

From 7:00 in the morning to 21:30 at night, there are over 60 nonstop flights from Shenzhen Baoan International Airport to Beijing Capital International Airport. You can transfer between these two cities in about 3.5 hours. Here are some selected flights for your reference. As the schedule and price are not fixed, please do not hesitate to contact us for the updated information.

Flight Info. Operator Dep. ~ Arr. Duration Frequency Distance
HU7710 Hainan Airlines 07:25 ~ 10:55 3h30min Everyday 2200KM
CA3403 Air China 10:00 ~ 13:20 3h20min
CA3405 Air China 12:10 ~ 15:30 3h20min
MF1259 Xiamen Airlines 15:25 ~ 18:35 3h10min
3U3011 Sichuan Airlines 19:45 ~ 23:00 3h15min
MF1262 Xiamen Airlines 21:30 ~ 00:45 3h15min


Shenzhen Baoan International Airport 深圳宝安国际机场 (IATA: SZX)

Location: Baoan Avenue, Baoan District, Shenzhen (深圳市宝安区宝安大道)

Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport is about 30km away from downtown Shenzhen. Metro Line 1 connects the airport to Luohu of downtown area in 50 minutes. There are several shuttle bus running, but you'd better note down the schedule table so that you won't miss the bus. Taking a taxi will cost you about CNY 150 from airport to downtown.

To Window of the World: about 30km, 40 minutes' drive, or take subway Line 11 to Qianhaiwan, then transfer to Line 1 there, you will need about 40 minutes in total.

To Shenzhen Museum: about 33km, 45 minute's drive or you can take metro line 11 from the airport and get off at Futian, which will take about 50min.

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Shenzhen to Beijing Shenzhen Baoan International Airport

Beijing Capital International Airport (IATA: PEK)

Location: Airport West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing City (北京朝阳区机场西路)

It's the largest airport in Beijing before the completion of Beijing Daxing Airport. Located in the northeast of Beijing, about 30km to the downtown area, Beijing Capital International Airport is easily accessible with multiple airport shuttles, a Airport Metro line which starts from Dongzhimen.

To Forbidden City: about 29km, 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 (downtown): about 35km, 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.

To Temple of Heaven: about 30km, 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.

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Shenzhen to Beijing Beijing Capital International Airport

Shenzhen to Beijing Train

There are usually 8 daily trains from Shenzhen to Beijing from 7am to 8pm, and most of them are high speed bullet trains, including about 2 G trains (duration: about 8.5 to 11.5 hours), 4 D trains (duration: about 11.5 hours) and 2 normal overnight trains (duration: over 22 hours). All the D trains depart at Shenzhen North Railway Station and arrive at Beijing West Railway Station, while G trains get from Shenzhen North Railway Station or Shenzhen Futian Station to Beijing West Railway Station. Passengers who would like to take the D trains can choose a sleeper, while the D trains are seasonal trains and they may be canceled sometimes, but G trains are more fixed, though they are more expensive and sleepers are not available.

Train No. Depart Arrive Dep. Time Arr. Time Duration Price (CNY)
G72 Shenzhen Futian Railway Station Beijing West Railway Station 07:00 18:22 11h22min

Second Class Seat: 944.5

First Class Seat: 1488

Business Seat: 2939

G80 Shenzhen North Railway Station 08:27 17:01 8h34min
D902 19:34 06:56 11h22min

Second Class Seat: 756

Sleeper: 1150

D910 19:50 07:13 11h23min
D928 19:55 07:18 11H23MIN

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Beijing West Railway Station

Location: No.118, East Lianhuachi Road, Fengtai District, Beijing (北京市丰台区莲花池东路118号)

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. Beijing Metro Line 7 and Line 9 are served here. It is also accessible by taxi, lots of bus lines and airport shuttle bus.>> Learn more about Beijing West Railway Station

To Forbidden City: about 6km, 30 minutes' drive, or take subway Line 9 then transfer to Line 1 which takes about 45 minutes.

To Tian’anmen Square (downtown): about 8km, 30 minutes, take subway Line 9 then transfer to Line 1.

To Temple of Heaven: about 11km, 30 minutes by driving or taking subway Line 7

To Beijing Capital International Airport: about 38km, 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.

Shenzhen to Beijing Beijing West Railway Station

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Shenzhen North Railway Station 深圳北站 Pinyin: Shenzhen Beizhan

Location: No. 28 Middle Zhiyuan Road, Shenzhen, Guangdong (广东省深圳市致远中路28号 深圳北站)

To transfer from the downtown or Shenzhen Museum, you could take the Metro Line 4 for about 25 minutes. And if you want to go from the tourist spots like the Window of the World, Splendid China, China Folk Culture Village, and Happy Valley of Shenzhen, just take the Line 1 and Line 4 for about 40-50 minutes. To transfer from Shenzhen Baoan Airport, you need to take the Metro Line 11 and Line 5 for about 50 minutes.

To Shenzhen Museum: about 13km, 30 minutes by car or by metro Line 4.

To Window of the World: about 15km, 30 minutes' drive, or you can take metro line 4 then transfer to metro line 1. The whole trip will need about 1 hour.

Shenzhen Futian Railway Station 深圳福田站 Pinyin: Shenzhen Futianzhan

Location: Yitian Road, Futian District, Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province (广东省深圳市福田区益田路)

Shenzhen to Beijing Shenzhen North Railway Station

How to Travel from Shenzhen to Beijing

Having known so much about these two cities, what exactly should we do while in Shenzhen and Beijing so as to fully explore them? Here are some suggestions on how to plan your trip in Shenzhen and Beijing.

How to Plan a Shenzhen Tour

As an important gateway city to both China and Hong Kong, Shenzhen is a city with most of the creative minds in southern China. One day is enough to have a brief visit here. Thanks to the developed metro system, you can reach most of scenic sites by public transportation. Many theme parks were built here such as Happy Valley, Folk Culture Villages, Window of the World, Dameisha Beach and Xiaomeisha Beach. If you are more interested in the history of its development, Shenzhen Museum may be a good site to explore. If you have more days, you can easily travel from Shenzhen to the other popular destinations nearby, such as Guangzhou, Hong Kong, and Xiamen. >>Contact us for more professional travel guidance

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How to Plan a Beijing Tour

As the capital city of China for centuries, Beijing is an internatinal metropolis with numerous historic scenic sites. You can visit the Forbidden City to witness the royal buildings of the ancient China empire, hike on the incredible Great Wall, and wander along the traditional hutongs to experience the authentic local life...all of your dreams about Beijing can be tangible in our Beijing tours.

In only 2 or 3 days, you can have a trip in Beijing which will cover the most popular attractions - Forbidden City, Great Wall, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Hutongs, which is available for to 144 Hours Visa-free for Transit in Beijing. If you have more time, you can go for an in-depth Great Wall hiking or photography tour, and explore more attractions in the city.

Also, you can easily travel from Beijing to any other hot travel destinations in China by flight or train, such as Xian, Shanghai, Guilin, Lhasa, Hong Kong, etc. China Discovery has designed many classic China tour packages including Beijing for you. Let us customize one for you.>> Contact Us Now

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