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Shenzhen North Railway Station

Shenzhen North Railway StationShenzhen North Railway Station

Shenzhen North Station is a modern station built for bullet trains and the subway. There are also some regular train lines. You can expect the world's fastest and most efficient train services and facilities.

Usefulness: In general, most tourists will find that it is most useful for long-distance bullet trains north towards Beijing, Wuhan, Changsha and other cities, and west to Guilin, Nanning, and Guiyang, and Guangzhou South Station bullet train hub.

In general, for people going to Hong Kong, Shenzhen Station is more convenient since it is at the Luohu border.

  • Chinese: 深圳北站 Shēnzhèn Běi Zhàn /shnn-jnn bay jan/
  • Name on train tickets: 深圳北
  • Address: 28, Zhiyuan Zhong Road, Minzhi Street, Longhua New Area, Shenzhen 深圳深圳市宝安区龙华新区民治街道致远中路28号市龙华新区民治街道
  • Location: At Longhua, Bao’an District, 9 kilometers north of the city center (see our expandable Shenzhen Railway and Train Station City Map)
  • Metro: Lines 4, 5, and 6 serve this major subway hub.
  • Station size: 20 platforms.

Popular Trains to Other Cities

See the popular train travel routes (departing from Shenzhen North Station) below to get some travel ideas for planning trips in China.

Beijing–Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong Route (Partly Operational) 京广深港高速铁路

  • Hours/price to Beijing West: 北京西 G-class about 10 and a half hours, 143 dollars USD; D-class about 11 and a half hours, 116 USD
  • Length: 2,240 km (1,392 mi)
  • Design speed: 350 kph (217 mph)
  • Main stops: Beijing Xi, Shijiazhuang, Zhengzhou East, Wuhan, Changsha South, Hengyang East, Guangzhou South, Shenzhen North, (Hong Kong 2018)

beijing to hong kong train route map

Xiamen–Shenzhen–Route 厦深铁路

  • Hours/price to Xiamen North Station (厦门站) D-class about 4 hours, 24 USD
  • Length: 502 km (312 mi)
  • Design speed: 250 kph (155 mph)
  • Main stops: Xiamen North, Zhangzhou, Shanwei, Shenzhen North

Hangzhou-Shenzhen Route 杭福深高速铁路

high-speed trainsHigh-speed trains
  • Hours/price to Hangzhou East: 杭州东 D-class about 9 and a half to 11 hours, 66 dollars USD
  • Length: 1,495 km (929 mi)
  • Main stops: Hangzhou East, Ningbo, Wenzhou South, Fuzhou, Quanzhou, Xiamen North, Shenzhen North
  • Design speed: 350 kph (217 mph) for G trains; 250 kph (155 mph) for D trains
  • Train classes: Only the D-class have sleeper cabins, so they mostly leave in the evening on long routes.

See more on the Hangzhou–Fuzhou–Shenzhen HSR.

Guangzhou South Bullet Train Lines

Another alternative for more high-speed train choices is to go to Guangzhou South for a bullet train westwards to Guilin and Guiyang and other bullet train lines to other locations.

Slow Trains

Overnight sleeper trains go to Shanghai, Wuhan, Xi'an, and other far flung destinations. These are slower and less expensive than bullet trains. These go to more cities than do the bullet trains.

Using Shenzhen North Station

There is English signage and some English-speaking staff readily available to help foreigners get tickets and find the departure waiting rooms.

Arrive Early

It is recommended that you arrive at the station about an hour before departure time if you have tickets and about an hour and a half before if you intend to get a ticket there since you might have to wait in a line on busy days.

Checking In

Once you have your tickets, go to the entrance/security check area where they will also check your tickets/documents. Please allow sufficient time to perform the departure procedures and check your baggage. Then enter the waiting area shown on the LED screen for your train.

Waiting Halls

The waiting hall you should go to depends on what train you are taking. The station's 3 waiting halls are on 3F of the terminal building.

The large LED screen displays train schedules and corresponding waiting rooms in order of departure times.

You can ask staff members or other passengers for help in finding your waiting room. Show them your ticket, and below is a Chinese phrase that you can show them:

  • Chinese: 请问我应该去哪个候车室? Qǐng wèn, wǒ yīnggāi qù nǎge hòuchēshì?
  • English: Excuse me. Could you tell me which waiting room I should go to?

Waiting hall facilities: There are bathrooms and hot water dispensers. There is a nursing room for mothers and babies.

See more on How to Get On/Off a Train and 7 Things to Know Before Riding a Train.

Shenzhen North Station Access

2 Access/Transfer Squares

  • East Square has a city bus stop, and bus passengers should enter the station on the first floor. Subway Line 4 and the future Line 6 are on East Square in an elevated station in floors 4 and 5. Line 5 is below the East Square.
  • West Square has the Shenzhen North Bus Station for regional buses and automobile parking.

5 Floors

The fifth floor (F5): Subway Line 4 (Longhua Line). The Subway Line 6 is under construction.

The fourth floor (F4): Commercial area. Subway Line 4.

The third floor (F3): On the east square plaza, there are taxi and city bus arrival areas. In the central station area, there are waiting rooms, ticket counters, ticket vending machines, restaurants, and bathrooms. On the west square plaza, there is an entry inspection area and the Shenzhen North Coach Station.

The second floor (F2): The east square has Local bus and taxi departure areas. The central building has bullet train platforms. The west square plaza has taxi and automobile parking.

The first floor (F1): The east square has local bus departure and taxi departure. The central building has the arrivals hall. The west square plaza has private vehicle parking.

The basement floor (B1F): The east square area has Subway Line 5 (Huanzhong Line). The central building has tracks for the Pinghu-Nanshan Railway. It is a conventional railroad, and there are no platforms for it.

Facilities and Services at the Station

Luggage storage: For store your luggage temporarily, passengers can go to 3F of east square to the luggage deposit desk by the side of the ticket hall. Prices start from 10-20 RMB/piece for one day. Overnight costs extra.

Luggage porters: If your baggage is too heavy to carry by yourself, you can find a "red cap" (staff members wearing red caps or red jackets) luggage porter to help you take it on your train. 10 RMB/piece.

Hotels, restaurants, and shops: These can be easily found near the station, especially in the east and south.

Transportation — to/from Shenzhen North

Shenzhen North Railway StationClick for a general location map for the stations of Shenzhen. Shenzhen North Railway Station is adjacent to the Shenzhen North Bus Station.

Generally, unless you know the city bus routes, the best way to go to and from the station is by taxi or subway. If you are unused to Chinese buses, you could get on the wrong bus or off at the wrong stop.

Be sure you are clear about which of the six Shenzhen stations you are going to.

Taxi

Passengers can get taxis in front of the station. About 11,000 taxis in the city makes riding cabs convenient. Be aware that some drivers or people in fake taxis wait especially for tourists to scam you by overcharging or giving counterfeit money.

  • Chinese:请送我到深圳北站. Qǐng sòng wǒ dào Shēnzhèn Běi Zhàn.
  • English: Please drive me to Shenzhen North Station.

Approximate Taxi Fares:

  • Huanggang Border Crossing: 50 RMB
  • Luohu Border Crossing: 40 minutes, 60 RMB
  • Shenzhen Train Station: 40 minutes, 60 RMB. It is at the same place as the Luo Hu Border Crossing.
  • Bao'an Airport: 40 minutes, 80 RMB.
  • Window of the World, Splendid China, Folk Culture Villages: 25 minutes, 45 RMB.
  • Safari Park: 20 minutes, 30 RMB

See more on Shenzhen Taxis.

Subway Transportation to Shenzhen's Other Railway Stations

Subway lines link Shenzhen West with Shenzhen North Station, Shenzhen Station, and Futian Station. Other than taxi, using the subway is the quickest and most convenient transportation.

To Shenzhen Station (深圳站):

  • Take Subway Line 4 (Longhua Line 龙华线) 7 stops to Convention and Exhibition Station (会展中心站)
  • and then transfer to Line 1 (Luobao Line 罗宝线) going east to Luo Hu Station (罗湖站, 7 stops) that is adjacent to Shenzhen Station (深圳站).

To Shenzhen West Station (深圳西站 Shenzhen Xi Zhan):

This station is useful for riding long distance conventional trains. 

  • Take Line 5 (Huanzhong Line 环中线 Purple Line) 10 stops to Bao'an Zhongxin Station (宝安中心地铁站)
  • then transfer to Line 1 (Luobao Line 罗宝线) going south to Shenzhen West Railway Station (深圳西站, 3 stops).

To Futian Station (福田站):

Futian Station Station is important since it is on the future bullet train line to Beijing and Hong Kong (2018) and a major metro hub. It is the second largest metro/train station in the world. As of 2016, there are bullet trains running between it and Guangzhou South.

  • Take Subway Line 4 (Longhua Line 龙华线) south 6 stops to Civic Center Station (市民中心站),
  • then transfer to Line 2 (Shekou Line 蛇口线) and go west to Futian Metro Station (1 stop) that is on level 2 of the three level train station. The long distance rail train lines are on level three.

City Buses to Shenzhen North

  • Shenzhen North Railway Station (深圳北站): 330-C, B666, B667, B730, B742, E7, E11, E22, M217, M299, M300, M340, M341, M344, M347, M352, M353, M354, M365

Transport to Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport

Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport, in northwest Shenzhen, is 36 km by road west from Shenzhen North Station. There is a direct bus to Bao’an Airport from Shenzhen North’s west square every 30 minutes from 07:00 to 02:00. It is about a 40-minute journey and will cost you 20–24 yuan.

Metro to Bao'an Airport (深圳宝安国际机场):

  • Take Line 5 (Huanzhong Line 环中线 Purple Line) west 10 stops to Bao'an Zhongxin Station (宝安中心地铁站),
  • then Subway Line 1 (Luobao Line 罗宝线) north to Bao'an Airport East Station (Chinese: 机场东站, 6 stops).

Transportation to Hong Kong

Futian Checkpoint Port (福田口岸) is the easiest option with Shenzhen metro service as well as Hong Kong metro service on the other side.

  • Take Subway Line 4 (Longhua Line 龙华线) south 9 stops to Futian Port Station (福田口岸站).
  • On the other side, you can take a bus, taxi, or the East Rail that is part of the MTR metro system.

Taxi: You can also take a taxi to the Futian Port. It will take you about 21 minutes and RMB 50.

See Border Crossings in Shenzhen/Hong Kong>>

From Shenzhen North to Hong Kong International Airport

By metro and bus: This is the cheapest way. First get to Futian or Luohu Port (see above), and then take the East Rail Line to Sheung Shui Station. Walk to Sheung Shui Square and take the A43 bus to the airport. The journey may take about 1½ hours.

See Hong Kong Kong International Airport Transport>>

Regional Bus Routes

Shenzhen North Long-Distance Bus Station is located at the railway station’s West Square, only about one hundred meters from the railway station exit. The bus station operates buses to Guangzhou and Hong Kong (Hong Kong Disneyland, Tsim Sha Tsui, Causeway Bay, and Hong Kong International Airport).

Booking Tickets

You could book tickets in the station, at the other train stations, or at many other ticket selling locations in the city such as Sunshine Hotel (深圳罗湖区嘉宾路1号阳光酒) or Jieda Custom Broker (深圳盐田区政府文体中心2086号). Be clear about which train station you want to use: Shenzhen North is one of 6 in the city and one of five with bullet train lines.

Foreigners who don't speak Chinese or are unfamiliar with the process might prefer using a tour agency. See How to Buy Tickets in China>>

Station's Ticket Office: 63 ticket windows are on the third floor (F3). Open from 6:30 am to 11:30 pm, 7 days a week. The many windows ensure that there are no long waiting lines. You can go there in person to buy tickets with your valid passport. Or you can book tickets online, and then collect the tickets there.

  • Chinese: 请问, 火车售票处在哪里? Qǐng wèn, huǒchē shòupiàochù zài nǎlǐ?
  • English: Excuse me. Where are the ticket counters?

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