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Guangzhou – Shenzhen High-Speed Trains — Duration, Price, Stations, and Timetable

There are about 190 pairs of high-speed trains running on the Guangzhou – Shenzhen route. A trip between the two cities has been shortened from 3 hours to 1 hour. The trains depart frequently, and it's very convenient for you to adjust your schedule. If you miss your train, you can easily get a replacement ticket at a ticket window and catch a train soon after.

  • Distance: 102 kilometers (63 miles)
  • Shortest duration: 55 minutes
  • Number of trains: 187 pairs of high-speed trains (107 G trains, 80 C trains)

Tables of Train Frequency, Duration, and Price at Different Terminals

There are different terminals in each city for high-speed trains. The price differs for different routes; please see below.

guangzhou south railway station Guangzhou South Railway Station

4 Guangzhou Terminals:

  • Guangzhou South Railway Station ("广州南 Guangzhou Nan" on tickets), the most common station for G trains
  • Guangzhou Railway Station ("广州 Guangzhou" on tickets), a station for C trains
  • Guangzhou East Railway Station ("广州东 Guangzhou Dong" on tickets), a station for C trains
  • Guangzhou North Railway Station ("广州北 Guangzhou Bei" on tickets), the G trains from Guangzhou North to Shenzhen North will also stop at Guangzhou South.
shenzhen north railway stationShenzhen North Railway Station

3 Shenzhen Terminals:

  • Shenzhen North Railway Station ("深圳北 Shenzhen Bei" on tickets), the most common station for G trains
  • Shenzhen Railway Station ("深圳 Shenzhen" on tickets)
  • Futian Railway Station ("福田 Futian" on tickets)

For reference, all the intercity C trains on the Guangzhou – Shenzhen route are now under operational adjustment, so will sometimes not be in service.

You are recommended to use the search box at the top right of this page for the real-time train schedule, or search on China Highlights Train Ticket Service. (Updated on June 26, 2016.)

Guangzhou to Shenzhen high speed railway map

From Guangzhou City to Shenzhen City

Depart Arrive First Train – Last Train
Train Type and Quantity
Average Interval
(h:mm)
Journey Time
(h:mm)
Coach Class Price
CNY USD
(approx.)
Guangzhou South Shenzhen North 07:00 – 23:08
96 G trains 
0:10 0:29 to 0:47 2nd class ¥74.50 $11
1st class ¥99.50 $15
Superior class ¥119.50 $18
Business class ¥199.50 $31
Futian 10:45 – 16:28
2 G trains 
6:43 0:45 2nd class ¥82 $13
1st class ¥108 $17
Business class ¥130 $20
Guangzhou North Shenzhen North 09:28 – 21:15
9 G trains 
1:18 0:55 to 1:04 2nd class ¥94 $14
1st class ¥134 $21
Superior class ¥159 $24
Business class ¥267 $41
Guangzhou Shenzhen 06:00 – 22:34
27 C trains
0:36 1:23 to 2:14 2nd class ¥79.50 $12
1st class ¥99.50 $15
Guangzhou East Shenzhen 06:24 – 22:36
53 C trains 
0:18 1:09 to 1:13 2nd class ¥79.50 $12
1st class ¥99.50 $15 

From Shenzhen City to Guangzhou City

Depart Arrive First Train – Last Train
Train Type and Quantity
Average Interval
(h:mm)
Journey Time
(h:mm)
Coach Class Price
CNY USD
(approx.)
Shenzhen North Guangzhou South 07:00 – 23:04
76 G trains
0:12 0:29 to 0:46 2nd class ¥74.50 $11
1st class ¥99.50 $15
Superior class ¥119.50 $18
Business class ¥199.50 $31
Guangzhou North 08:07 – 18:32
6 G trains 
1:44 0:50 to 0:59 2nd class ¥94 $14
1st class ¥134 $21
Business class ¥267 $41
Futian Guangzhou South 07:03 – 22:58
28 G trains 
0:34 0:40 to 0:54 2nd class ¥82 $13
1st class ¥108 $17
Superior class ¥130 $20
Business class ¥215 $33
Shenzhen Guangzhou 06:20 – 20:54
22 C trains 
0:39 1:23 to 1:30 2nd class ¥79.50 $12
1st class ¥99.50 $15
Guangzhou East 06:40 – 22:44
58 C trains 
0:16 1:11 to 1:13 2nd class ¥79.50 $12
1st class  ¥99.50 $15
  • 2nd class: 5 seats in a row, the cheapest ticket class for high-speed trains
  • 1st class: 4 seats in a row, the most recommended
  • Superior class: 8 seats in a carriage giving the best scenic views. Not all high-speed trains offer superior class seats.
  • Business class: 3 seats in a row, the most luxurious and comfortable

Comparison of Trains, Buses, and Flights — Duration, Fare, and Distance from City Center

The transportation between these two big cities in South China is very convenient and efficient. There are also buses in service between these two cities.

We recommend that you take a high-speed train. See the table below for a simple comparison.


Vehicle
Duration Cheapest Fare Distance from City Center (by Car)
Guangzhou Terminals Shenzhen Terminals
Train 30 min (G trains) ¥74.50 ($11) Guangzhou South: 45 min
Guangzhou North: 1 h
Shenzhen North: 25 min
Futian: 5 min
1 h (C trains) ¥79.50 ($12) Guangzhou: 10 min
Guangzhou East: 25 min
Shenzhen: 20 min
Bus 2 h ¥60 ($9) Guangzhou Tianhe Bus Station: 25 min
Guangzhou Provincial Bus Station: 22 min
Shenzhen Luohu Bus Station: 20 min
Shenzhen Futian Bus Station: 15 min

Choose a Suitable Train to Save Time and Money

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  • Choose a train route that saves your time and money when taking a taxi to the city center, e.g. G6305 train, departing at 09:00 and arriving at 09:30, 30 minutes' duration, from Guangzhou South Railway Station to Shenzhen North Railway Station.
  • You are recommended to choose a train for which you can arrive at the train station 2 hours before its departure. This is because the stations in Guangzhou and Shenzhen are very large and it takes time to navigate and negotiate the security checks and lines.

Online Booking and Collecting Tickets — the Most Convenient Way

online bookingBuy train tickets online.

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

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

You can book train tickets online easily through China Highlights Train Ticket Service. We provide detailed and helpful English guidance, and a 24/7 service. You only need to complete three steps to get your train tickets.

Transport to Train Stations by Taxi: Cost and Time Needed

Read your tickets to make sure which train station to board at and ensure you get off at the right station!

Getting to Guangzhou South Railway Station by Taxi

Taxi Stand Cost (includes expressway toll) Journey
Canton Tower 80 yuan (12 USD) 30 minutes
Guangzhou Baiyun Intl Airport 200 yuan (31 USD) (includes expressway toll) 1 hour
Guangzhou Railway Station 85 yuan (13 USD) 35 minutes
Guangzhou East Railway Station 70 yuan (11 USD) 55 minutes
Guangzhou North Railway Station 150 yuan (23 USD) 2 hours

Getting to Guangzhou Railway Station by Taxi

Taxi Stand Cost (includes expressway toll) Journey
Canton Tower 40 yuan (6 USD) 30 minutes
Guangzhou Baiyun Intl Airport 95 yuan (15 USD) (includes expressway toll) 40 minutes
Guangzhou South Railway Station 85 yuan (13 USD) 35 minutes
Guangzhou East Railway Station 30 yuan (5 USD) 25 minutes
Guangzhou North Railway Station 90 yuan (14 USD) 1 hour

Getting to Guangzhou East Railway Station by Taxi

Taxi Stand Cost (includes expressway toll) Journey
Canton Tower 25 yuan (4 USD) 30 minutes
Guangzhou Baiyun Intl Airport 110 yuan (17 USD) (includes expressway toll) 1 hour
Guangzhou Railway Station 40 yuan (6 USD) 35 minutes
Guangzhou South Railway Station 78 yuan (12 USD) 55 minutes
Guangzhou North Railway Station 130 yuan (20 USD) 1½ hours

Getting to Guangzhou North Railway Station by Taxi

Taxi Stand Cost (includes expressway toll) Journey
Canton Tower 155 yuan (24 USD) 1 hour 40 minutes
Guangzhou Baiyun Intl Airport 45 yuan (7 USD) 35 minutes
Guangzhou Railway Station 85 yuan (13 USD) 1 hour
Guangzhou South Railway Station 185 yuan (28 USD) (includes expressway toll) 1½ hours
Guangzhou East Railway Station 100 yuan (15 USD) 1 hour 20 minutes

Getting to Shenzhen North Railway Station by Taxi

Taxi Stand Cost (includes expressway toll) Journey
Shenzhen Window of the World 40 yuan (6 USD) 30 minutes
Shenzhen Bao'an Intl Airport 90 yuan (14 USD) (includes expressway toll) 50 minutes
Futian Railway Station 40 yuan (6 USD) 25 minutes
Shenzhen Railway Station 55 yuan (8 USD) 40 minutes

Getting to Futian Railway Station by Taxi

Taxi Stand Cost (includes expressway toll) Journey
Shenzhen Window of the World 30 yuan (5 USD) 20 minutes
Shenzhen Bao'an Intl Airport 90 yuan (14 USD) (includes expressway toll) 50 minutes
Shenzhen North Railway Station 40 yuan (6 USD) 30 minutes
Shenzhen Railway Station 30 yuan (5 USD) 25 minutes

Getting to Shenzhen Railway Station by Taxi

Taxi Stand Cost (includes expressway toll) Journey
Shenzhen Window of the World 45 yuan (7 USD) 35 minutes
Shenzhen Bao'an Intl Airport 120 yuan (18 USD) 1 hour 10 minutes
Futian Railway Station 25 yuan (4 USD) 20 minutes
Shenzhen North Railway Station 50 yuan (8 USD) 50 minutes

Western-Style Toilets Are Available on High-Speed Trains!

Western-style toilets are set at the end of each carriage and are equipped with toilet paper. However, they may occasionally run out of toilet paper, so you are recommended to bring your own, just in case.

China's high-speed trains are equipped with the same modern and new facilities. Free boiled/cold water is available on Chinese trains.

bullet train facilities

Train Travel Ideas on the Guangzhou – Shenzhen Route

window of the worldWindow of the World at Shenzhen

If you are looking for high-speed train travel ideas using this route, please see our most popular tour below for inspiration:

If you want to adjust the itinerary, we can tailor-make it for you. We can help you arrange your tour according to your interests and requirements.

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