Shenzhen West Station is currently a very busy regular train station important for locals because of its regular (slow) and less expensive train lines. One of six train stations in the city, it isn't heavily used by tourists who prefer the much faster bullet train lines or stations in popular tourist areas such as Luo Hu. It is for low cost alternative China train travel to/from Nanshan Business District.
See our expandable Shenzhen Railway and Train Station City Map for a bigger responsive station map.
The station is very popular with locals. The station handles about 45% of the rail passengers to/from Shenzhen.
Trains on 13 rail lines are in use daily. Passengers can take them from here to hundreds of cities of cities including Lanzhou, Tianjin, Chengdu, Nanjing, Hefei and Jinan directly or by transferring.
Inexpensive: The tickets are about the least expensive of all the train stations, and it is mostly used by working class Chinese who prefer slower trains to the more expensive bullet trains. But the facilities are poor/old fashioned including outside waiting areas.
Relaxed travel: For many tourists, it presents a choice for relaxed and inexpensive bed bunk travel or a way to get to know the local people and culture. The station affords about the cheapest way to travel in China.
See the popular train travel routes (departing from Shenzhen West Station) below to get some travel ideas for planning trips in China:
Train class: These mainly K class (regular trains) that travel about 120 kph (75 mph) and stop often and include bed bunks and hard seats. We don't recommend hard seats except for short distances.
Since there are six train stations in Shenzhen, be clear about which station you want to use. Drivers might take you to the wrong one. If you buy a ticket, make sure it leaves from the station you want to leave from. Check the name carefully.
Passengers can get taxis in front of the station. About 11,000 taxis in the city makes riding cabs convenient. They wait in front of the station for tourists.
Taxi fares to important transportation hubs:
See more on Shenzhen Transport.
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):
Bullet trains are convenient for Guangzhou: The bullet trains take an hour from the Shenzhen Train Station at the Lo Wu border crossing. Luo Hu to Guangzhou bullet train>>
To Shenzhen North Station (深圳北站 Shenzhen Bei Zhan):
To Futian Station (福田站):
Futian Station Station is important since it is on the bullet train line to Beijing and Hong Kong. It is the second largest metro/train station in the world.
The station's metro line goes directly to Bao'an Airport (深圳宝安国际机场).
To Window of the World: The subway station is directly in front of the theme park.
To Shenzhen West Railway Station: Bus 20, 227, 229, 234, 353, 36, 58. We recommend that you avoid the circuitous and potentially confusing bus routes through Nanshan District to this station and use the metro or a taxi.
You could book tickets in the station or at the other train stations or at other ticket selling locations in the city such Futian Citizen Center, Sunshine Hotel, and Zhong Jian Mansion. Foreigners who don't speak Chinese or are unfamiliar with the process might prefer using a tour agency.
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