China Train China Train Travel Tips Guangzhou to Hong Kong/Hongkong to Guangzhou Train

Guangzhou to Hong Kong/Hongkong to Guangzhou Train

There are several ways to travel between Guangzhou and Hong Kong. The most common ways are to cross the border and take a train or bus at the Luohu Train and Bus Station or travel on a direct train between Kowloon in Hong Kong and Guangzhou. You can take a direct train that runs from the Hung Hom Railway Station in Kowloon and the Guangzhou East Station in the Tianhe District in Guangzhou and makes a stop in the city of Dongguan. The journey covers 182 kilometers (113 miles) in about two hours. See Beijing to Hong Kong Train, Shanghai to Hongkong Train

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Hong Kong to Guangzhou Through-Train Timetable

Train No. Hung Hom Guangzhou East Railwa Station
T812 07:25 09:20
T824 8:18 10:09
T820 09:24 11:19
T804 10:42 12:37
T808 11:28 13:23
T814 12:14 14:09
T826 13:10 15:01
T818 14:47 16:42
T810 16:35 18:29
T828 17:50 19:41
T816 18:35 20:30
T802 19:24 21:19

Guangzhou - Hong Kong Through-Train Timetable

Train No. Guangzhou East Railway Station Hung Hom
T801 08:19 10:03
T807 9:03 10:56
T813 09:50 11:43
T817 12:12 14:07
T809 13:52 15:46
T825 15:31 17:21
T815 16:12 18:05
T803 16:56 18:49
T819 18:15 20:08
T827 20:15 22:05
T811 21:32 23:25
T802 19:24 21:19

How to Buy the Ticket?

The trains are very popular, and you need to book a few days in advance. This is especially true during peak travel periods such as Chinese New Year and the National Holiday. If you travel from Guangzhou to Hong Kong, tickets can be bought at one of the stations in Guangzhou. You may also book through a travel agent, and perhaps you may book a ticket in your hotel. Tickets for the train from Guangzhou to Hong Kong start to be sold 30 days in advance. If you travel in the other direction, you can buy it from the Hung Hom station or by using the Hong Kong Ticketing Phone System (852-29477888). See how to buy train tickets in China?

Deluxe soft sleeper tickets for Shanghai to Kowloon are available at the train stations in Mainland China only.

Passport Formalities

You will need to go through a passport control and customs check for your journey. So you need a visa for China (see how to obtain a China Visa in Hong Kong) if you travel from Hong Kong to China. Most tourists going the other way from China to Hong Kong don’t need a Hong Kong visa. However, citizens of many countries in Africa and Asia must have a Hong Kong visa to enter Hong Kong from China. See: Do I need a visa for Hong Kong?

Travelers in Hong Kong should arrive about forty-five minutes before departure for the border formalities. In Guangzhou, it is advisable to arrive ninety minutes before the train departs.

The inside the station looks more like a shopping mall than a stationAbout Hong Kong Hung Hom Station

The train terminates or starts at Hung Hom Station that is the former Kowloon (九龍) Station. The station is on the interchange for the East Rail Line and the West Rail Line. This makes travel convenient because these two lines are important lines going north and west. The East Rail Line extends north to two border crossings at Shenzhen at Lo Wu and Lok Ma Chau. The West Rail Line allows you to interchange for the Disneyland Line on Lantau Island or the Airport Express Line for the Hong Kong International Airport on Lantau Island. The station is close to Tsim Sha Tsui and the Star Ferry Terminal. Hung Hom Station is one of the three Hong Kong ports-of-entry from China on the MTR network, along with Lo Wu Station and Lok Ma Chau Station.