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Shenzhen West Railway Station — Map, Bus, Tips, and Travel Routes

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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.

  • Chinese: 深圳西站 Shēnzhèn Xī Zhàn /shnn jnn sshee jan/
  • Name on train tickets: 深圳西
  • Address: Next to the Sunny Palm Garden, Qianhai Road, Xuefu West Avenue, Nanshan District, Shenzhen 深圳市南山区学府路与月亮湾大道交界处
  • Location: 5 km (3 miles) north of Hai Shang Shi Jie, 7 km (4 miles) west of Shi Jie Zhi Chuang (Window of the World), 21 km (13 miles) exactly east of Luo Hu Border Crossing.
  • Metro: Take the Luo Bao Line (Line 1) to Liyumen Station (鲤鱼门站; pinyin: Lǐyúmén Zhàn) that is about 200 meters from Shenzhen West Station (深圳西站).
  • Station size: 13 platforms.

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Popular Trains to Other Cities

Shenzhen West street mapStreet map of Shenzhen West's location.

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:

  • Shenzhen West – Lanzhou 兰州 K134 44 hours 89 dollars USD
  • Shenzhen West – Changsha 长沙 K238 16 hours, 44 dollars USD hard bed
  • Shenzhen West – Wuchang 武昌 (in Wuhan 武汉) K238 11 hours, 34 dollars USD hard bed

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.

Transportation — to/from Shenzhen West

Shenzhen districtsNanshan is a business district south of the airport in Bao'an, and west of the Hong Kong border crossings in Futian and Luo Hu.

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.

Taxi

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:

  • To/from Huang Gang Border Crossing: 50 RMB
  • To/from Luo Hu Border Crossing: 60 RMB
  • To/from Shenzhen Train Station: 60 RMB. It is at the same place as the Luo Hu Border Crossing.
  • To/from Bao'an Airport: 55 RMB.

See more on Shenzhen Transport.

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):

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>>

Long distance bullet trains: Now there is quick bullet train service from Shenzhen to Guilin, Wuhan, Shanghai and Beijing that you may find more convenient.

  • Go to the Liyumen Station (鲤鱼门站; pinyin: Lǐyúmén Zhàn) and take Subway Line 1 (Luobao Line 罗宝线) directly to Luo Hu Station (罗湖站, 20 stops) that is adjacent to Shenzhen Station (深圳站).

To Shenzhen North Station (深圳北站 Shenzhen Bei Zhan):

  • Take Subway Line 1 (Luobao Line 罗宝线) to Bao'an Zhongxin Station (Chinese: 宝安中心地铁站, 3 stops)
  • then transfer to Line 5 (Huanzhong Line 环中线 Purple Line) straight to Shenzhen North Railway Station (深圳北站, 10 stops).

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.

  • Take Subway Line 1 (Luobao Line 罗宝线) eastwards to Window of the World Station (Chinese: 世界之窗站, 6 stops)
  • then transfer to Line 2 (Shekou Line 蛇口线) to Futian Metro Station (9 stops) that is on level 2 of the three level train station. The long distance rail train lines are on level three.

Subway Transportation to Bao'an International Airport

The station's metro line goes directly to Bao'an Airport (深圳宝安国际机场).

  • Go to the Liyumen Station (鲤鱼门站; pinyin: Lǐyúmén Zhàn) and take Subway Line 1 (Luobao Line 罗宝线) to Bao'an Airport East Station (Chinese: 机场东站, 9 stops).

Transportation to Main Attractions by Subway

window of the worldWindow of the World is a major theme park in Shenzhen adjacent to others.

To Window of the World: The subway station is directly in front of the theme park.

  • Take Subway Line 1 (Luobao Line 罗宝线) eastwards to Window of the World Station (Chinese: 世界之窗站, 6 stops)

Local City Bus Routes

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.

Booking Tickets

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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