There are five main train stations in Shenzhen: Shenzhen Station, Shenzhen North Station (serving high-speed trains), Shenzhen East Station, Shenzhen West Station, and Shenzhen Pinshan Station.
Shenzhen North (Shenzhen Bei Zhan, 深圳北站) is located at Longhua, Bao’an District, 9 kilometers north of the city center. It is one of the principal stations in China. It has the largest area of Chinese railway stations with the most complete facilities.
Shenzhen North Railway Station serves the Beijing–Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong High-Speed Railway (HSR), Xiamen–Shenzhen HSR, the future Hangzhou–Fuzhou–Shenzhen HSR, and Shenzhen Metro lines 4, 5, and 6.
It only takes 16 minutes to West Kowloon, Hong Kong, and 35 minutes to Guangzhou South Station by train from Shenzhen North. It has D-series CRH (China Railway High-speed) trains to Xiamen North Station, Hangzhou East Station, Shanghai Hongqiao Station, and Nanjing Station, and G-series CRH trains to Changsha South Station, Wuhan Station, Xi’an North Station, and Beijing West Station.
Shenzhen North Railway Station is the interchange station of Shenzhen Metro lines 4 (Longhua Line), 5 (Huanzhong Line), and the Guangming Line (under construction). You can get to many places in Shenzhen very easily, such as Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center, University Town, and Children’s Palace.
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, Huizhou, Heyuan, Hong Kong (Hong Kong Disneyland, Tsim Sha Tsui, Causeway Bay, and Hong Kong International Airport).
Many public buses have a stop at Shenzhen North Railway Station, including B647, B666, B667, B730, B742, E7, E11, E22, M299, M300, M341, M343, M344, M347, M352, M353, M354, and M360.
There are many ways to get to Hong Kong from Shenzhen North Station, such as by metro, bus, or ferry. Bullet trains will be available to Hong Kong West Kowloon Terminus, when the Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong HSR is fully opened.
No matter which way you choose, you have to go through a port, such as Futian Port, Luohu Port, Huanggang Port, Shenzhen Bay Port, or Shekou Port (see more information on ports in Shenzhen for entering Hong Kong). Futian Port and Luohu Port are the nearest and most convenient.
Take Metro Line 4 (Longhua Line) to Futian Checkpoint Station. After passing through the port, find Lok Ma Chau metro station, and take a metro train, bus, or taxi to Hong Kong.
Take Metro Line 4 (Longhua Line) to Convention & Exhibition Center (7 stations), and then Metro Line 1 (Luobao Line) to Luohu Port Station (7 stations). After passing through the port, take a train, bus, or taxi to Hong Kong.
Hong Kong International Airport is located on the island of Chek Lap Kok, New Territories, Hong Kong, about 57 km from Shenzhen North Station.
You can take the bus from Shenzhen North Long-Distance Bus Station at Shenzhen North’s west square. The 8 daily bus services depart at 09:15, 10:15, 11:15, 12:15, 14:15, 16:15, 17:15, and 18:15.
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 Long Win A43 bus to the airport. The journey may take about 1½ hours.
It’s possible to take the HK metro all the way to the airport, but it will take longer. You will need four changes for the shorter route (Kowloon Tong, Prince Edward, Lai King, and Tsing Yi) or three for the longer route (Hung Hom, Nan Cheong, Tsing Yi).
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.
Passengers can take the Metro Line 5 (Central Line) to the Buji Station stop for Shenzhen East. It takes about 4 yuan and 20 minutes.
First take Metro Line 5 (Central Line) to Bao’an Central Station, then Line 1 (Luobao Line) to Daxin Station, and from exit C2 walk to Daxin Village Bus Station. There take the 58 or B623 bus to Nantou Railway Station. The journey may take 1½ hours.
Take Metro Line 4 (Longhua Line) to Convention & Exhibition Center, and then Line 1 (Luobao Line) to Luohu Station. The journey may cost 5 yuan and take 1 hour.
There are many bullet trains departing from Shenzhen North to Guangdong South, for example:
The ticket price for first class is about 99 yuan, and second class is about 74 yuan. The journey takes 36 minutes.