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Hung Hom Train Station In Kowloon

Hong Kong Railway StationHong Kong Railway Station, also called Hung Hom Railway Station, is located in Cheong Wan Road, Yau Tsim Mong District, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Hung Hom Station, formerly known as Kowloon Station, is the terminal station of the East Rail Line, West Rail Line, and the Intercity Through Trains in Hong Kong. It is also the center of the Hong Kong Metro Railway Station. The station serves as the major station for people traveling between Hong Kong and mainland China. It is 2,407 kilometers from Beijing West Railway Station and 35 kilometers from Shenzhen Railway Station. It only takes 30–40 minutes to get to Guangzhou by train from there.

Arrival and Departure Procedures

Arrival Procedures

Trains from Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou arrive in Hong Kong at this station. After getting off the train, follow the instructions and use a lift or escalator to get to the Arrival Hall where you can use the check-out counter or automatic machine for the exit formalities, before you continue with your arrival procedures.

Hong Kong to Shanghai TrainAfter completing the arrival procedures, claim your luggage and go through the customs security check before leaving the Arrival Hall. Use the red channel for a customs declaration, if necessary, or use the green channel if you have nothing to declare.

Departure Procedures

If you need to have your luggage checked, go to the Intercity Customer Service Center to have it handled. Announcements are made when it is time to check-in for your train. Boarding is allowed 10 minutes prior to departure. You can also check the screen for departure and check-in times. Present your ticket to the staff when you check-in. You will be unable to check-in without a ticket, and cannot purchase a ticket on the platform or the train.

Go to the Departure Hall and use the check-out counter or automatic machine to complete the departure procedures, before going to the Waiting Hall to wait for your train.

You are allowed to enter the platform approximately 20–30 minutes prior to the train’s departure. Check the coach number on your train ticket and board the train accordingly.

Intercity Through Trains to Beijing/Shanghai/Guangzhou

Intercity Through Trains are jointly operated by the railway bureaus of Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangdong, offering passenger train services between mainland China and Hong Kong. The three lines are the Beijing – Hong Kong Line, Shanghai – Hong Kong Line, and Guangdong – Hong Kong Line.

Hong Kong to Shanghai TrainTrain tickets can only be bought at the departure or arrival train station. They are not available for sale on any official websites or China Railway Bureau’s online ticket booking website (http://www.12306.cn/).

However, you can always count on us for booking tickets for the Intercity Through Trains. In 2015 alone we helped over 10,000 customers obtain their tickets, which greatly facilitated their trip in China. We are available 24/7, and will have your train tickets delivered by express mail to your appointed address or hotel. For booking Intercity Through Trains, go to http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/, click ‘International Trains from China’, choose your destinations, and click on ‘Go’. We will do the rest of the work!

Train Route Departure Duration
Beijing – Hong Kong One train every other day 24 hours
Hong Kong – Beijing One train every other day 24 hours
Shanghai – Hong Kong One train every other day 19 hours
Hong Kong – Shanghai One train every other day 19 hours
Guangzhou – Hong Kong 12 trains daily 2 hours
Hong Kong – Guangzhou 12 trains daily 2 hours

Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong Express Rail Link

Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong Express Rail Link Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong Express Rail Link is a high-speed railway linking Guangzhou, Dongguan, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong.It’s an extension line of the Beijing–Guangzhou rail line, reaching Shenzhen and Hong Kong.

This rail link starts from Guangzhou South Railway Stationand stretches eastwards, passing Dongguan andShenzhen (Shenzhen North Railway Station is in Longhua, and Futian Railway Station is in Futian).It then crosses Shenzhen city area viaunderground tunnels, and finally ends at West Kowloon Terminus in Hong Kong.

Shenzhen Futian Railway Station was finished and opened to the public at the end of 2015, while West Kowloon Terminus is scheduled to be completed in 2018. WhenWest Kowloon Terminus is finished, it will only take 9 hours to ride the high-speed train from Beijing to Hong Kong.

Shenzhen Futian Railway Station is now the largest underground railway station in Asia.It has three layers and is the size of 21 football pitches. Sinceits opening atthe end of 2015, it now takes only 5 minutes to get from Futian Railway Station to Shenzhen North Railway Station, and only 40 minutes to get from Futian Railway Station to Guangzhou South Railway Station.

Transportation to Hung Hom Train Station in Kowloon

Outside the Hung Hom Station concourse is a bus terminus, minibus terminus, and taxi station. Many buses, minibuses, and taxis operate throughout Hong Kong. There are also many transfer taxis and airport shuttles, which passengers can use to travel around the Hong Kong International Airport. They are quite convenient. A subway station is also accessible.

Hong Kong to Shanghai TrainThere are two footbridges next to Hung Hom Station. These footbridges are used to connect the station concourse and the bus station on the Hong Kong Cross Harbor Tunnel Square. It is convenient for passengers to travel around Hong Kong using a Tunnel Square bus. In addition, there are also three bus routes that go around Tsim Sha Tsui or Yuen Long on Salisbury Road next to Tunnel Square.

Bus

To Kowloon

Intercity Bus

Minibus

Taxi

Taxi Downtown: Hong Kong Cross Harbour Tunnel Square Taxi

KMS (Kowloon Motor Bus)

Cross Tunnel Bus: 101、102、103、104、106、106P、107、107P、108、109、110、111、112、113、115、115P、116、117、118、118P、170、171、182、182P、301

Special Services at Hung Hom Train Station in Kowloon

Passenger transport: luggage/parcel consignment services and passenger services
Cargo transport: Transact Retail, Entire, and container cargo transportation

Overview of Hung Hom Train Station in Kowloon

Introduction of the Railway Station Building

The Loft
Metro Railway Shops and Restroom
G Concourse Intercity Thorough Train Concourse and Exit C Concourse Exit C and Bus Terminus
Passenger Service Center and Intercity Passenger Service Center
Station Shop, Washroom and Automatic Teller Machines.
Vending Machine and E instant Bonus Terminals

Electronic Lockers, Hong Kong Immigration Department and Customs and Excise Department G4S (Group 4 Security) Security Check (Only for Intercity Through Line Passengers)
M Concourse Exit A Concourse and Exit B Concourse Exit A , Exit B, Pedestrian Overpass, Station Parking Lot
Passenger Service Center
Exit D Concourse Exit D, Pedestrian Overpass, Passenger Service Center.
Pedestrian Overpass To The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Hong Kong Science Museum
Hong Kong Museum of History, Hung Hum District and East part of Tsim Sha Tsui District
Bus Station at Toll-Collection Square of Hung Hum Cross-Harbor Tunnel
Railway Platform P No 1 Railway Platform East Rail Line: towards Lo Wu/ Lok Ma Chau
Island Platform, Doors on the left side will open
No 2 Railway Platform
West Rail Line: towards Tuen Mun
No 3 Railway Platform West Rail Line: towards Tuen Mun
Island Platform, Doors on the right side will open
No 4 Railway Platform East Rail Line: towards Lo Wu/ Lok Ma Chau
No 5 Railway Platform Intercity Through Line
To Zhaoqing, Shanghai, Guangzhou East or Beijing West
Island Platform, This platform is a closed area
No 6 Railway Platform Intercity Through Line

To Zhaoqing, Shanghai, Guangzhou East or Beijing West direction
No 7 Railway Platform Freight Platform
Side Platform, Not for public use.

Renovations: With the merging of the metro and railway lines and the approach of the centenary of Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation, most of the East Rail Line stations have been renovated. Among them, the Hung Hom Station platforms not only had their floors renovated but were also equipped with new white chairs.

After the Kowloon South Railway was opened to traffic, many advanced LCD screens were installed on the platforms. They enabled the passengers to check whether they should go across to the opposite platform or go through the Hall to transfer to trains with earlier departure times.

Passengers should bear in mind that the number of train carriages on the East Rail Line is different from that of the trains on the West Rail Line. Passengers entering the station on the second or third carriage of trains of the East Rail Line should go near the center of the platforms to transfer to the West Rail Line.

What is worth mentioning is that there are washrooms in both of these two island-styled platforms. It is among the few stations that have washrooms on the platforms at present (the others are University Station, Xin’ao Station, and Disney Station), which is a special feature of the station.

Railway Platform

There are seven platforms in MTR Hung Hom Station. The outside wall in the north is marked as P1 to P7. Platform 1 and Platform 4 are exclusive to the East Rail Line while Platform 2 and Platform 3 are for the West Rail Line. Platforms 5 and 6 are exclusive to Intercity Through Trains coming from and going to mainland China. As for Platform 7, it is only for freight transport and is not opened for passengers.

Platform 1

East Rail Line to Lo Wu/Lok Ma Chau

Platform 2

West Rail Line to Tuen Mun

Platform 3

West Rail Line to Tuen Mun

Platform 4

East Rail Line to Lo Wu/Lok Ma Chau

Platform 5

Intercity Through Train to Zhaoqing, Shanghai, Guangzhou East, or Beijing West

Platform 6

Intercity Through Train to Zhaoqing, Shanghai, Guangzhou East, or Beijing West

Exits

There are 14 exits in the station distributed in various station halls. At each exit stand direction boards indicating buildings and infrastructures around the exit.

Exit A Concourse and Exiting B Concourse

Exiting Hall A – Hong Kong Polytechnic University

  • Exit A1 - Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Bus Station of the Toll-Collection Square of Cross-Harbor Tunnel, East Tsim Sha Tsui
  • Exit A2 – Bus Terminus
  • Exit A3 – China Travel Service Xie Ji Warehouse, Station of Shuttle Minibus, Wanguo Funeral Parlor, Kowloon Public Mortuary, Shisheng Funeral Parlor, World Funeral Parlor

Exit B Concourse

  • Exit B1 – South Coast, Hong Kong Community College, Hung Hum Bay Center, Hung Hum District, Royal Peninsula, Students’ dormitory of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Whampoa Garden
  • Exit B2 - Harbor Plaza Metropolis, Airport Shuttle Bus, Bus Terminus, Taxi Stand, Metropolis, Metropolis Veranda, Metropolis Building

Hall for Inter-City through Trains/ Exit C Concourse

Exiting Hall C - Metropolis

  • Exit C1 – Bus Terminus, Bus Station of the Toll-Collection Square of Cross-Harbor Tunnel, South Coast, Hong Kong Community College, Hung Hum Bay Center, Hung Hum District, Royal Peninsula, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Whampoa Garden
  • Exit C2 – Metropolis, Airport Shuttle Bus, Cross-Harbor Taxi Stand, Harbor Plaza Metropolis, Harbor front Horizon All-Suite Hotel, Harborview Horizon Hotel, area for car stop, Metropolis Veranda, Metropolis Building
  • Exit C3 – Hong Kong Coliseum, China hem Golden Plaza, Bus Station of the Toll-Collection Square of Cross-Harbor Tunnel, Hong Kong Museum of History, Hong Kong Science Museum, Nikko Hong Kong Hotel, Intercontinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong, Xindonghai Commercial Center, New Wenhua Center, South Seas Center, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, East Tsim Sha Tsui

Exiting Hall D – Hong Kong Coliseum

  • Exit D1 - Bus Station of the Toll-Collection Square of Cross-Harbor Tunnel, Concordia Plaza, Harbor Crystal Center, Hong Kong Museum of History, Hong Kong Science Museum, Nikko Hong Kong Hotel, Intercontinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong, Xindonghai Commercial Center, New Wenhua Center, South Seas Center, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, East Tsim Sha Tsui
  • Exit D2 – Hong Kong Coliseum
  • Exit D3 – Hong Kong Coliseum
  • Exit D4 – Hong Kong Coliseum
  • Exit D5 - International Mail Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui East Promenade
  • Exit D6 - Harbor Plaza Metropolis, Inter-City Passenger Transport Service Center, Inter-City Through Trains, MTR Hong Kong Hung Hom Building, Multi-layer Parking Lot, Metropolis, Metropolis Veranda, Metropolis Building

Metro/MTR

East Rail Line:
Hung Hom – Mong Kok East – Kowloon Tong – Tai Wai – Sha Tin – Fo Tan – Racecourse – University – Tai Po Market – Tai Wo – Fanling Sheung Shui – Lok Ma Chau – Lo Wu
West Rail Line:
Hung Hom – East Tsim Sha Tsui – Austin – Nam Cheong – Mei Foo – Tsuen Wan West – Kam Sheung Road – Yuen Long – Long Ping – Tin Shui Wai – Siu Hong – Tuen Mun