China Train Guangzhou East to Hong Kong (Hung Hom Station, Kowloon) Through Trains

Guangzhou East to Hong Kong (Hung Hom Station, Kowloon) Through Trains

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.

Through-Train Types

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 & ServiceKTT25T New Trains
Coach Combination9 double-deck Japanese coaches: 7 first class, 2 premium class10 one–deck 25T coaches: 8 passenger coaches, one dinner coach, one luggage coach
Seat ArrangementPassengers can choose seats (except for change tickets)Passengers cannot choose seats
Wi–Fi ServiceAvailableNone
Complimentary DrinksFree Watson distilled water and towellettes are provided.Purified water is free.
SnacksHong Kong-style food & beverages are soldHaagen-Dazs ice cream and box meals are on sale
Souvenirs and Tourist ProductsAvailableNo
WCTwo WCs per coach: one Western-style, one Chinese styleOne WC per coach
Buffet CarNoYes
Electricity for Customer UseCharger rentalThree–pin electric outlets
PA AnnouncementsAnnouncements, advertising, and station information in English, Cantonese, and MandarinAnnouncements, advertising, and station information in English and Mandarin
Digital Station Name BoardIn EnglishIn Chinese characters
Folding Dinner TablesSecond Class: one per seat
First Class: folding tables for 4
Premium Class: folding tables for 2 or 4
One per seat
Newspaper & MagazinesFree business and leisure magazinesFree magazines
Accepted CashesHKD, RMB, and Octopus cardsHKD and RMB

Time Tables

Trains from Guangzhou East – Dongguan (Changping) – Hung Hom

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The T-trains initially used have been replaced by Z-trains (direct express).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.

Train

Guangzhou East

Dongguan (Changping)

Hung Hom

Z8018:199:0310:17
Z8079:049:4811:02
Z8139:5510:3911:53
Z823 (KTT)10:3711:2112:33
Z81712:03-13:56
Z80914:0414:4816:02
Z825 (KTT)15:3816:2217:34
Z81516:1416:5818:12
Z80317:3318:1719:31
Z81918:2019:0420:18
Z827 (KTT)20:3021:1422:26
Z81121:32-23:25

Trains from Zhaoqing to Hung Hom

Z806 runs from Zhaoqing Railway Station to Hung Hom, and it stops at Foshan, Guangzhou East and Dongguan (Changping).

TrainZhaoqingFoshanGuangzhou EastDongguanHung Hom
Z806/315:3016:3517:3318:1719:31

Ticket Prices (HK$)

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.

TrainTo Hung Hom From
Guangzhou EastDongguan
Premium ClassFirst ClassFirst Class
AdultChildAdultChildAdultChild
Z801- 1909514573
Z807- 1909514573
Z813- 1909514573
Z823 (KTT)2301151909514573
Z817--19095--
Z809- 1909514573
Z825 (KTT)2301151909514573
Z815- 1909514573
Z803- 1909514573
Z819- 1909514573
Z827 (KTT)2301151909514573
Z811--19095--
TrainTo Hung Hom From
ZhaoqingFoshanGuangzhou EastDongguan
Adult/ChildAdult/ChildAdult/ChildAdult/Child
Z806/3235/117.5210/105190/95145/73

How to Purchase Tickets Online with China Highlights

The search form at www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/ cannot be used, so book through www.chinahighlights.com/hotel/contactus.asp by sending an email with your name, telephone number, time and date of travel, and passport copies, and we will process your booking accordingly.

You can book 60 days in advance at most. We are considering adding Hong Kong trains to the search form in future.

FAQs

1. Is it a necessary to go through an immigration check when we take the Guangzhou – Hong Kong through-train? If so where and how?

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.