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Beijing – Hong Kong (Hung Hom Station, Kowloon) Through Trains

The Beijing to Hong Kong Through Train is the train service operating every second day from Beijing West Railway Station to Hung Hom Station in Hong Kong via Guangzhou East Railway Station. It runs along the Beijing – Guangzhou Railway Line and the Guangzhou – Shenzhen Railway Line in mainland China as well as the East Rail Line in Hong Kong.

  • Distance: 2,397 kilometers (1,489 miles)
  • Duration: 24 hours approx. (spend one night on the train)
  • Number of trains: one pair of normal speed trains

Beijing – Hong Kong Train Timetable and Prices

Trains Depart on Different Dates

Trains depart on odd or even days according to different months. Please see the table below for general information.

  • Odd days: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 … 29, 31
  • Even days: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 … 28, 30

Departure dates in 2016:

Departure City Train Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
Beijing Z97 Odd Even Odd Even Even Odd Odd Even Odd Odd Even Even
Hong Kong Z98 Even Odd Even Odd Odd Even Even Odd Even Even Odd Odd

Departure dates in 2017:

Departure City Train Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
Beijing Z97 Odd Even Even Odd Odd Even Even Odd Even Even Odd Odd
Hong Kong Z98 Even Odd Odd Even Even Odd Odd Even Odd Odd Even Even

Beijing - Hong Kong train route map

Timetable

  • Beijing Terminal: Beijing West Railway Station
  • Hong Kong Terminal: Hung Hom Railway Station

(Updated on July 20th, 2016.)

Stations Z97
From Beijing to Hong Kong
Z98
From Hong Kong to Beijing
Beijing West Depart at 12:40  Arrive at 15:30 (day 2)
Zhengzhou 18:25 09:37 (day 2)
Wuchang 23:05 04:56 (day 2)
Changsha 02:26 (day 2) 01:29 (day 2)
Guangzhou East 10:01 (day 2) 18:06
Hung Hom (Kowloon) Arrive at 13:01 (day 2) Depart at 15:15 
  • There are several stations along the journey but passengers holding tickets from Beijing to Hong Kong (or a return ticket) are not allowed to get on/off the train at the terminals.

Prices for Different Sleeper Classes Between Beijing and Hung Hom

  • Deluxe soft sleeper: two berths in a compartment with a private toilet
  • Soft sleeper: four berths in a compartment
  • Hard sleeper: six berths in a compartment
 Sleeper Classes  Deluxe Sleeper  Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper
Upper Sleeper Middle Sleeper Lower Sleeper
 Adult 1,191 HKD 934 HKD 601 HKD 587 HKD 574 HKD
152.70 USD 119.70 USD 77.10 USD 75.30 USD 73.60 USD
 Child 788 HKD 604 HKD 393 HKD 380 HKD 366 HKD
101 USD 77.40 USD 50.40 USD 48.70 USD 46.90 USD
 10% Discount in 2016 (Jan. 1st – Feb. 1st, Feb. 8th – 12th, Feb. 23rd – July 14th, Sep. 1st – Dec. 31st)
 Adult   1,072 HKD 841 HKD 541 HKD 528 HKD 517 HKD
137.40 USD 107.80 USD 69.40 USD 67.70 USD 66.30 USD
 Child   709 HKD 544 HKD 354 HKD 342 HKD 329 HKD
90.90 USD 69.70 USD 45.40 USD 43.80 USD 42.20 USD
  • A child under 5 years old and accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket may travel for free, as long as the child does not occupy a seat. Children aged between 5 and 9 can hold a child's ticket.

Buy Train Tickets Online — the Most Convenient Way

passportValid ID is required when buying a ticket and boarding a train.

Valid ID is required when buying a ticket AND boarding a train:

  • Foreign passengers: passport
  • Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan passengers: Mainland Travel Permit

You can book train tickets from Beijing to Hong Kong online easily through China Highlights' Train Ticket Service using the ‘International Train from China' tab. We provide detailed and helpful English guidance, a 24/7 service, and also a ticket delivery service. You only need to complete three steps to get your train tickets.

Alternatively, you can contact your travel advisor to help you buy the train tickets, which is also very convenient.

Get to the Station Early for Exit Formalities — 90 Minutes Before Departure

beijing hong kong train

You need to undergo immigration formalities at the departure station so, in case of long queues, you are recommended to arrive at the departure station early.

For the Beijing – Hong Kong route, please get to the station at least 90 minutes before the train's departure. The boarding gate will be closed 20 minutes before the train's departure time.

  • Read more information in the Beijing West Railway Station guide, which includes the station's guide map. Note that the entrance for the Hong Kong train is about 50 meters to the right of the main entrance, marked "Immigration Inspection (出入境联检大厅)".

For the Hong Kong – Beijing route, please get to the station at least 45 minutes before the train's departure. The boarding gate will be closed 10 minutes before the train's departure time.

Your Passport and Visa Are Required

Show your passports and visas at the stations. Foreign passport holders are required to fill out an arrival form at Hung Hom Railway Station.

Faster Ways to Travel Between Beijing and Hong Kong by Bullet Trains

There are high-speed trains available between Beijing and Shenzhen. If you don't want to spend too much time on a through train, you can try the following faster ways:

Option 1: Via Shenzhen

  • Take a high-speed train from Beijing to Shenzhen (10 hours duration, two trains, arriving at Shenzhen North at 17:53 or 18:35), or check the high-speed trains' timetable from Shenzhen to Beijing at China Highlights Train Ticket Service .
  • Then transfer from Shenzhen to Hong Kong by bus, ferry, or subway.

Option 2: Via Guangzhou

  • Take a high-speed train from Beijing to Guangzhou (9 hours duration, five trains, arrive at Shenzhen North at 17:53 to 22:23), or check the high-speed trains' timetable from Guangzhou to Beijing at China Highlights Train Ticket Service.
  • Then transfer from Guangzhou to Hong Kong via a through train (2 hours duration, 12 trains, the first train and last train departing at 08:19 and 21:32).

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