The Guangzhou – Hong Kong Through-Train is the direct train service operating between Guangzhou East Railway Station and Hong Kong’s Hung Hom Station (a.k.a. 九龙 Jiulong /jyo-long/)
The through trains run along the Guangzhou–Shenzhen Railway Line in mainland China and the East Rail Line in Hong Kong. The whole journey covers 182 kilometers (113 miles) and takes about two hours.
Two types of Guangzhou – Hong Kong through trains are available: Kowloon Canton Railway Through-Trains, managed by Hong Kong Mass Transit Railway Corporation (KTT), and the new 25T trains, managed and operated by Guangzhou Railway Corporation. Their differences are as follows.
|Equipments & Service||KTT||25T New Trains|
|Coach Combination||9 double-deck Japanese coaches: 7 first class, 2 premium class||10 one–deck 25T coaches: 8 passenger coaches, one dinner coach, one luggage coach|
|Seat Arrangement||Passengers can choose seats (except for change tickets)||Passengers cannot choose seats|
|Complimentary Drinks||Free Watson distilled water and towellettes are provided.||Purified water is free.|
|Snacks||Hong Kong-style food & beverages are sold||Haagen-Dazs ice cream and box meals are on sale|
|Souvenirs and Tourist Products||Available||No|
|WC||Two WCs per coach: one Western-style, one Chinese style||One WC per coach|
|Electricity for Customer Use||Charger rental||Three–pin electric outlets|
|PA Announcements||Announcements, advertising, and station information in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin||Announcements, advertising, and station information in English and Mandarin|
|Digital Station Name Board||In English||In Chinese characters|
|Folding Dinner Tables||Second Class: one per seat|
First Class: folding tables for 4
Premium Class: folding tables for 2 or 4
|One per seat|
|Newspaper & Magazines||Free business and leisure magazines||Free magazines|
|Accepted Cashes||HKD, RMB, and Octopus cards||HKD and RMB|
Twelve Guangzhou – Hong Kong through trains run each way between 08:19 and 21:32 each day. All call at Dongguan (Changping) Railway Station except Z817 and Z811.
The T-trains initially used have been replaced by Z-trains (direct express). Trains are 25T models unless marked KTT.
Z806 runs from Zhaoqing Railway Station to Hung Hom, and it stops at Foshan, Guangzhou East and Dongguan (Changping).
|Train||Zhaoqing||Foshan||Guangzhou East||Dongguan||Hung Hom|
Prices are the same both ways. Children above 10 years old pay full fare, children between five and nine years old pay half price, and children below five years old ride free.
|Train||To Hung Hom From|
|Premium Class||First Class||First Class|
|Train||To Hung Hom From|
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Yes. Just show your passports and visas (visa–free for some countries) at Guangzhou East (or Dongguan). Foreign passport holders are required to fill out an arrival form at Hung Hom Railway Station.2. What are the differences between Premium Class and First Class?
The main differences are in their facilities (and location). The folding tables are for four people in the First Class (downstairs). Folding tables are for two or four in Premium Class (upstairs), and the more comfortable seats have armrests for both arms.3. Is there a high-speed train from Guangzhou to Hong Kong?
Currently only the through-train service is available from Guangzhou to Hong Kong. The Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong High-Speed Railway (HSR) is scheduled to begin operations in 2017. You could take the HSR as far as Shenzhen, and then enter Hong Kong via Shenzhen’s checkpoints.