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Shenzhen to Hong Kong Transport and Ports (Border Crossings)

To travel between Hong Kong and Shenzhen, passengers need to pass through customs at one of nine ports (border control areas).

The two busiest ports of entry to Hong Kong are the Luohu Border Crossing and the Huanggang Border Crossing. However, only two border crossings have convenient train service on the Hong Kong side, Luohu Border Crossing and Futian Border Crossing.

Buses between Hong Kong and Shenzhen go via:

  • Luohu Port (罗湖口岸)
  • Futian Port (福田口岸)
  • Huanggang Port (皇岗口岸)
  • Shenzhen Wan Port (深圳湾口岸)
  • Wenjin Du Port (文锦渡口岸)
  • Shatou Jiao Port (沙头角口岸)
  • Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport

Ferries between Hong Kong and Shenzhen go via  Fuyong Port and Shekou Port.

Rail transport between Hong Kong and Shenzhen: For transport information within the two cities see Shenzhen Transportation and Hong Kong Transportation, where Luohu/Futian Shenzhen Metro and Hong Kong MTR links are detailed.

Shenzhen Port Map

Shenzhen Port Map

1. Luohu Port → Hong Kong

Luohu PortLuohu Customs

Passengers having passed customs can take an East Train (东铁) at Kowloon-Canton Company (九广铁路公司) to Hong Kong. The train runs through 14 stations, which are: Lo Wo Station (namely Luohu Station, 罗湖站), Sheung Shui Station (上水站), Fanling Station (粉岭站), Tai Wo Station (太和站), University Station (大学站), Fo Tan Station (火炭站), Sha Tin Station (沙田站), Tai Wai Station (大围站), Kowloon Tong Station (九龙塘站), Mong Kok Station (旺角站), Hung Hom Station (红磡站) and East Tsim Sha Tsui Station (尖东站).

Passengers can take Subway Line 1 (available from 06:30 to 23:00) or bus 1, 2, 7, 8, 12, 18, 25, 28, 38, 61, 82, 83, 97, 101, 102, 205, 207, 220, 302, 306, 309, 321, 330, 337, 352, 386, 387, 389, N2, N4, N5, N7, N14, N15, N18, K302, K538, K545 or Airport Line 2 to get to Luohu Port.

Notes

  • The service time for Luohu Port is 06:30–24:00.
  • Passengers can pick up a Hong Kong map for free when passing customs and the map is really detailed.
  • 5-day visas for Shenzhen are obtainable at Luohu.
  • After passing customs, passengers arrive at Kowloon-Canton Company (九广铁路公司), and they can buy a Octopus card (八达通) at the ticket office. The pledge cash for the card is HK$ 50, and passengers should charge the card at least HK$ 100 once. If passengers pay for the transportation tickets (including trains, subways and city buses) with the card, they can get a small discount.

2. Futian Port → Hong Kong

Futian Port is located in Yufeng Road, Futian District (福田区裕丰路) and the service time is 06:30–24:00.

Passengers having passed customs can take the Lok Ma Chau Spur Line (香港地铁落马洲支线) direct to Hong Kong, such as Kowloon Tong (九龙塘), Mong Kok (旺角), Tsim Sha Tsui (尖沙咀), Causeway Bay (铜锣湾), Wanchai (湾仔) and Central (中环).

Passengers also can take a coach to Hong Kong in B1. For passengers want to go to Hong Kong International Airport: taking a coach to Yuen Long (元朗), getting off at Yuen Long Dongtou Village (元朗东头村), walking across the road, and then transfer to Airport Line E14.

Bus routes for Futian Port: 52, 60, 62, 235, 241, 303, 305, M204 and N9 (running pass Futian Crossing, 福田路口); 4, 35, 47, 103, 203, 219, 225, 235, 305, 312, 339, 362, 367, 372 and 377 (running pass Kouan Dadui, 口岸大队); 4, 47, 52, 60, 103, 212, 219, 225, 312, 339, 362, 364, 367, 377 and N9 (running pass Shuiwei Village, 水围村) Subway Line for Futian Port: Line 4 (the operating time is 06:30–23:00)

3. Huanggang Port → Hong Kong

The service time for Huanggang Port is 24 hours a day, and the length time for passing customs is less than 25 minutes. Passengers can take a bus at Huanggang Port to different places in Hong Kong, such as Wai Chai Pier, Jinshang Lu Rail Station, Hong Kong International Airport and Austin Road in Tsim Sha Tsui.

Huanggang Port (皇岗口岸) is popular with the locals, but unless you are familiar with the bus options or wish to use taxis, it is best to use one of the others, as there is no Shenzhen metro there. However, it is the only one open 24 hours a day.

Major Stations Time Approximate Ticket Fare Places for Getting on

Lok Ma Chau, Zuodun and Austin Road in Tsim Sha Tsui

The bus is available in 24 hours. The departure interval is about 40 minutes from 02:00 to 05:00 and that from 06:00 to 02:00 is about 15 minutes.

HK$40

Departure Lobby of Huanggang Port

Lok Ma Chau, Jintian and Jinshang Lu Rail Station

The departure interval during work days is 1 hour from 06:00 to 07:00 and that from 07:00 to 24:00 is 30 minutes. During holiday days, the departure interval is 30 minutes from 06:00 to 10:00, about 20 minutes from 10:00 to 20:00 and 30 munities from 20:00 to 24:00.

HK$20

Departure Lobby of Huanggang Port

Lok Ma Chau, Kowloon Bay, Kwun Tong and Lantian Rail Station,

The bus is available in 24 hours. The departure interval is about 40 minutes from 03L00 to 05:00, 30 minutes from 05:00 to 06:00, 25 minutes from 06:00 to 03:00 and 15 minutes from 06:00 to 03:00.

HK$50

Departure Lobby of Huanggang Port

Lok Ma Chau and Discovery Park in Tsuen Wan

The bus is available in 24 hours.

HK$40

Departure Lobby of Huanggang Port

香港湾仔码头Lok Ma Chau, Shanghuan (上环) and Wan Chai Pier

The bus is available in 24 hours. The departure interval is about 20 minutes (about 45 minutes from 02:00 to 06:00).

HK$50

Departure Lobby of Huanggang Port

Lok Ma Chau and Arran Street in Mong Kok

The bus is available in 24 hours and the departure interval is about 20 minutes.

HK$40

Departure Lobby of Huanggang Port

Long Bao Hotel in Zuodun (佐敦龙堡酒店)

The bus is available in 24 hours. The departure interval is about 20 minutes in day time and 30 minutes in night time.

35 yuan

Departure Lobby of Huanggang Port

Kwun Tong

The bus is available in 24 hours. The departure interval is less than 30 minutes.

HK$40 and HK$ 45 (23:30-05:30)

Departure Lobby of Huanggang Port

Yau Tsim (油尖)

The bus is available in 24 hours. The departure interval is about 15 minutes and that from 03:00 to 06:00 is 30 minutes. The length of the time for a journey is about 30 minutes.

35 yuan

Departure Lobby of Huanggang Port

Kowloon, Prince and Mong Kok

The bus is available from 07:45 to 23:00 and the departure interval is 30 minutes. The length of the time for a whole journey is 1 hour.

50 yuan

Departure Lobby of Huanggang Port

Disneyland

Bus from Huanggang Port to Disneyland is available from 08:30 to 12:00 and the depature interval is 60 minutes. Buses from Disneyland to Huanggang Port depats at 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00, 20:30, 21:00 and 21:30. The length of the time for a whole journey is about 40 minutes.

yuan for a minibus and 80 yuan for a coach

Departure Lobby of Huanggang Port

Hong Kong Inernational Airport

The bus is available from 07:45 to 19:15 and the depature interval is about 1 hour. The length of the time for a whole journey is 1 hour.

100 yuan

Departure Lobby of Huanggang Port

Lok Ma Chau and Hong Kong Inernational Airport

The bus is available from 05:30 to 21:00( and the depature interval is about 20 minutes. The length of the time for a whole journey is 1 hour.

150 yuan

Boarding Point in Huanggang Port for Huanggang Coach Staion

City bus routes for Huanggang Port: 4, 9, 23, 26, 35, 47, 109, 203, 219, 225, 235, 305, 312, 313, 325, 326, 338, 339, 357, 362, 366, 367, 372, 377 and Airport Line 9.

4. Shenzhen Wan Port → Hong Kong

The bridge to Shenzhen WanThe bridge to Shenzhen Wan

The service time for Shenzhen Wan Port is from 06:30 to 24:00.

Passengers can take a coach or a bus departure from Shenzhen Wan Port to Hong Kong.

There are several routes to different places in Hong Kong, such as Hong Kong International Airport, Kowloon, Zuodun (佐敦), Tuen Mun Town, Tin Shui Wai and Yuen Long. The destination for B2 Line and B2P Line is Yuen Long West Rail Line Station(元朗港西铁站), running pass Tin Shui Wai (天水围) Station of West Rail Line, and bus B2P is only available in weekend for more passengers’ demand. Bus B3 and bus B3X run pass the same route, and the destination is Tuen Mun Central (屯门市中心), however, B3X a through bus.

Passengers can catch a coach in the Master Station in Shenzhen Wan Port (深圳湾口岸总站). The bus routes to Shenzhen Wan Port are: 31, 90, 98, 217, 245, B602 and M 206. Below is the table for detailed bus information.


Major Stations Depature Time Duration Approximate Ticket Fares

Shenzhen Wan Port and Hong Kong International Airport

Minubus is available in 07:00-21:00 and the departure interval is 30 minutes; coach is available at 08:00 and 09:00.

About 50 minutes

80 yuan per person for a coach and 150 yuan per person for a miniubus

Shenzhen Wan Port, Kowloon and Zuodun (佐敦)

Be available from 08:00 to 23:20, and the departure interval is 30 minutes.

About 40 minutes

40 yuan per person

Shenzhen Wan Port, Wanchai and Sheugwan (上环)

Be available from 07:00 to 22:00 and the departure interval is about 30 minutes.


40 yuan per person

Shenzhen Wan Port, Prince (太子), Mong Kok, Kowloon, Zuodun (佐敦), Tsim Sha Tsui and Tuen Mun Central (B3 Line)

Be available from 07:00 to 22:00 (and the departure interval is 30 minutes.

About 1 hour

40 yuan per person

Shenzhen Wan Port and Tian'en Cun (天恩邨)

Being available from 06:50 to 00:10 and the departure interval is 20 minutes.


The full ticket is HK$9.5.

Shenzhen Wan Port, Tuen Mun Hospital, Daxing Gym, Bus Central Station in Tuen Mun Town, Kaide Garden (凯德花园), Goodview Garden (丰景园), New Tuen Mun Center (新屯门中心) and Tuen Mun Ferry Pirer

Be available from 07:00 from 00:20 and the departure interval is about 20 minutes.


The full ticket is HK$11.

Shenzhen Wan Port and Tuen Mun Town (B3X Line)

Be available from 06:50 to 23:10 and the departure interval is 20 minutes.


The full ticket is HK$11.

Shenzhen Wan Port, West Kowloon and Xiwan He (西湾河)

Be available from 07:30 to 22:30 and the departure interval is about 30 minutes.


35 yuan (to West Kowloon) and 45 yuan (to Xiwan He)

Shenzhen Wan Port, Tin Shui Wai West Rail Station, Tin Shui Wai Police Station, Shanghu House (赏湖居), Tianci Village, Fenchi Village (凤池村), Shanshui Buidling in Tianshui Wei Village (天水围村山水楼), Langting Garden (朗庭园), Xili Road (喜利径), Tongle Street, Guting Street and Yuen Long West Line Station (B2 Line)

Be available from 06:45 to 00:20 and the departure interval is about 20 minutes.

About 1 hour

The full ticket is HK$11.

Transport way to Causeway, Tsim Sha Tsui, Marine Park, Disneyland and Hong Kong International Airport:

  • Causeway: Take Bus B2 and get off at Tin Shui Wai West Rail Line Station, then walk across the overline bridge and take Bus 969 to Causeway.
  • Tsim Sha Tsui: Take Bus B2 and get off at Tin Shui Wai West Rail Line Station, and take West Rail Line and get off at Meifu Station (美孚站), and then transfer to Tsuen Wan Line (荃湾线) to Tin Sha Tsui. The length of the time for a whole journey is about 50 minutes.
  • Marine Park: Take Bus B2 and get off at Tin Shui Wai West Rail Line Station, and take West Rail Line to Meifu Station, then transfer to Tuen Wan Line to Jinzhong Station (金钟站), at last transfer to Bus 629 to Marine Park.
  • Disneyland: Take Bus B3X and get off at Tuen Mun Center (屯门市中心), and transfer to Bus R33 to Disneyland. The length of time for a whole journey is at least 70 minutes.
  • Hong Kong International Airport: Take Bus B2 and get off at Tin Shui Wai West Rail Line Station, then go to Tin Sui Wai Police Station after getting out of the station. The take the airport line E34 to Hong Kong International Airport. This route is much cheaper than taking a coach or a minibus to Hong Kong International Airport, and the length of the time for the journey is at least 75 minutes.

5. Wenjin Du Port → Hong Kong

Wenjin Du Port is located in Yanhe Road, Luohu District (罗湖区沿湖路), and the service time is from 07:00 to 22:00. The length of the time for passing customs is rare more than 10 minutes.

After passing customs, passengers can take a coach to Landmark North (a large-scale shopping place) in Hong Kong (香港上水广场) or take a bus direct to Tin Sha Tsui (尖沙咀) or the Bus Station in China Ferry Terminal (中港码头嘛事总站). The bus to Landmark North is available from 07:00 to 21:00, and the length of the time for the journey is about 20 minutes. The length of the time for the bus running to Tin Sha Tsui or the Bus Station in China Ferry Terminal is about 45 minutes.

Passengers in Shenzhen can take bus 5, 14, 40, 97, 242, 378 or N18 to Wenjin Du Port.

6. Shatou Jiao Port → Hong Kong

The service time for Shatou Jiao Port is from 07:00 to 24:00 and passengers in Shenzhen can take bus 53, 68, 85, 202 or 205 to the port and take a bus at the departure lobby of Shatou Jiao Port to Hong Kong International Airport and Kowloon Tong. Buses to Hong Kong International Airport are available from 07:30 to 19:30, and the approximate ticket price is 130 yuan. Buses to Kowloon Tong are available from 07:00 to 21:30 and the approximate ticket price is 35 yuan.

7. Shenzhen Baoan International Airport → Hong Kong International Airport Bus Transport

Passengers in Shenzhen can take bus 327, 330, 338, 355, 602, 651, 666, Airport Line, Airport Line 3, Airport Line 4, Airport Line 5, Airport Line 6, Airport Line 7 or Airport Line 8 to Shenzhen Baoan International Airport. Check out information for Shenzhen Baoan International Airport transportation and Hong Kong International Airport Transportation.

Shenzhen Baoan International Airport → HKIA

Place for Getting Off Depature Time

Approximate Ticket Price

Adult Child (aged 2-12 years)

Hong Kong International Airport

Be available from 08:20 to 21:20 and the departure interval is 20 minutes.

HK$180/200 yuan

HK$100/110 yuan

Kowloon

Be available from 08:20 to 23:30 and the departure interval is 20 minutes.

Adult

Child aged 3-5years or senior aged above 65 years

Jinshang Road/Prince (太子)

HK$90/110 yuan

HK$70 /80 yuan

Wanchai

Be available from 08:20 to 23:30 and the departure interval is 20 minutes.

Adult

Child aged 3-5 years or senior aged above 65 years

HK$100/RMB110

HK$70/80 yuan

Disneyland

Be available from 08:20-11:00 and the departure interval is 20 minutes.

HK$150/160 yuan

Kowloon Subway Station

Be available from 09:30 to 21:00 and the departure interval is 30 minutes.

90 yuan

Hong Kong → Shenzhen Baoan International Airport

Places for Getting on Depature Time Approximate Ticket Price
Adult Child (aged 2-12 years)

Hong Kong International Airport

09:45, 10:30, 11:15, 11:45, 12:15, 12:45, 13:15, 13:45, 14:30, 15:15, 15:45, 16:15, 16:45, 17:30 and 18:15

HK$180

HK$100

Prince, Kowloon

Be available from 06:40 to 20:20 and the departure interval is 20 minutes.

HK$90

HK$70 for a child aged 3-5 years or a senior aged above 65 years

Wanchai

Be available from 07:00 to 19:00 and the departure interval is 20 minutes.

HK$100

HK$70 for a child aged 3-5 years or a senior aged above 65 years)

Kowloon Subway Station

Be available from 07:15 to 19:15 and the departure interval is 30 minutes.

90 yuan

8. Fuyong Port → Hong Kong

Fuyong Port is about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) from Shenzhen Baoan International Airport.

Passengers at the airport can take free shuttle buses from the terminal building directly to Fuyong Port. The buses are available at Gate 3, Arrival Hall, Terminal A and Gate 6, Arrival Hall, Terminal B. Ferry to Hong Kong is available in the port. In Fuyong Port, passengers can take different ferries to different places in Hong Kong, including Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal (港澳码头), China Ferry Terminal (中港码头) in Kowloon and Haitian Ferry Terminal (海天客运码头) in Hong Kong International Airport.

Below are detailed information for the transportation between Fuyong Port and Hong Kong.

Fuyong Port → Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal

Ferry from Fuyong Port departs at 09:00, 11:00, 11:50, 14:30, 17:50 and 19:30 (for each day from Monday to Friday) and at 09:00, 11:50 and 17:50 (for each day in weekends).
Ferry from Fuyong Port departs at 07:30, 08:00, 09:45, 13:00, 14:30, 16:15 and 18:00 (for each day from Monday to Friday) and at 07:30, 14:00 and 18:00 (for each day in weekends).

Fuyong Port → Haitian Ferry Terminal

The ferry from Haitian Ferry Terminal (Hong Kong International Airport) departs at 10:15, 11:30, 12:15, 14:05, 15:00, 16:15, 17:15 and 19:50.
The ferry from Fuyong Port departs at 08:15, 09:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:50, 14:05, 15:15, 16:00, 18:30 and 20:30.

Fuyong Port → China Ferry Terminal in Kowloon

Every day, the ferry departs at 08:45 at Fuyong Port, and returns from China Ferry Terminal in Kowloon at 16:30.

9. Shekou Port Jetfoils

If all else fails

Passenger also can take a jetfoil: a five-star Premier Jetfoil with exclusive and luxurious services of super quality coming and going between Hong Kong and Shenzhen. Clink here for more information about jetfoil transport among Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Macau.

Note: Charter services between Hong Kong/HK International Airport and Macau are available; passengers can contact with the company’s commercial division at (852) 2307 0880 for more details.
The Premier Jetfoil company website: http://www.turbojet.com.hk/eng/premier/premier.asp

Passengers can buy tickets online, in the ticket offices and via self-service ticketing kiosk. The tickets reserved on line are collected at TurboJET ticketing offices or Self-Service Ticketing Kiosk located at ferry terminals, and the website for online reservation is: https://service.turbojetbooking.com/webbooking2/.

Shekou Port → Hong Kong International Airport

The ticket fares for Premier Jetfoil from Shekou Port to Hong Kong International Airport are HK$300 for an economy-class ticket (HK$165 for a child aged 1 to below 6 years) and HK$340 for a super-class ticket (HK$175 for a child aged 1 to 6 years). The above fares include HK$50 passenger handling fee. The following is the timetable for the Premier Jetfoils.

Shekou to Hong Kong International Airport

3A001

07:45

3A008

15:30

3A002

08:45

3A009

16:30

3A003

10:00

3A010

17:30

3A004

11:15

3A012

18:30

3A005

12:15

3A012

19:30

3A006

13:30

3A013

20:15

3A007

14:30



Hong Kong International Airport → Shenzhen Baoan International Airport

Premier Jetfoil from Hong Kong International Airport to Shenzhen Airport departs at 19:10 every day, and the number is 8S133, while that from Shenzhen Airport to HKIA departs at 18:00 every day, and the number is 8S313.

Visa-Free / Quick-Visa Hong Kong to Shenzhen Options

Entry rules keep changing. Now [fall 2015] there are two ways to enter Shenzhen from Hong Kong and tour without a visa or with a quick and cheap 5-day Shenzhen visa issued at the Chinese border.

First Option: Pearl River Delta Guided Touring Visas

All visitors to Hong Kong and/or Macao are able to visit the surrounding Shenzhen and Pearl River Delta region visa-free as long as they go with a registered tour group such as ours and meet certain conditions. The group size ranges from 2 to 40 people, including you and the guide.

  • The visitor is a national of a country which has diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China. This means almost all countries.
  • The visitor is visiting the Pearl River Delta as part of a tour group organized by a Hong Kong or Macao based travel agency.
  • The stay is six days (144 hours) or less for most countries except Germany, Republic of Korea and Russia that get 21 days.
  • Travelers from certain selected Asian and European countries may also be eligible for 30-day tour visas.
  • The visitor stays within the cities of Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen, Zhaoqing, Huizhou and Shantou.

This option is especially suitable for Americans, French, and others who can't get the 5-day border visas or would simply enjoy a private tour with us.

We offer a special visa-free travel solution: Go with us on private touring with a guide/interpreter and private driver. See Visa-Free or Exemption Entry Guidelines.

Second Option: Shenzhen Special Economic Zone 5-Day Single Entry Visa

Now, tourists from almost all countries except the US and perhaps France can enter the Shenzhen Economic Zone on single entry 5-day visas that they can get at the border at Luohu (Lo Wu, 9:00 am-22:30 pm), Huanggang Port (24 hours), and Shekou Port. It often takes only a few minutes of time.

  • Visitors from almost all countries except the US and perhaps France may obtain a five-day entry visa for traveling in Shenzhen.
  • The visa is obtained only upon arrival at the Lo Wu border crossing, Huanggang Port Control Point or Shekou Port for Shenzhen.
  • For most countries, the fee is about 168 RMB or 215 HKD. However, for about two dozen South American and African countries, the fee can be several times more. For Russians and British, it is a little less than double.

We Can Help You Tour Hong Kong and Shenzhen

Contact us: Simply contact our travel experts by phone or email, and we'll arrange everything from pickup and accommodations in Hong Kong, travel, private driver, accommodations, and guide. Tell us your general preferences, and our skilled experts and the guide will arrange your itinerary.

Experience Comfort and Stress Avoidance with US

Avoiding stress: Unless you can speak Chinese and/or been in China before, once across the border, you can get bewildered. It might seem like a crowded chaotic mess with little English signage and a lot of tourist sharks, scammers, bad taxi drivers, and other people eyeing as a way for quick RMB.

Tourist shocks: A lot of first timers go into tourist shock wondering around the huge Luohu border crossing and train and bus interchange area. You can avoid navigating public transportation and/or taxi ripoffs with our guide and driver. As a first timer, you don't even know what the real money looks like, and you don't want to receive counterfeit money. It is a common scam against first timers.

Enjoyment and learning: We can teach you the travel basics, some language, and help you enjoy your trip more.

Flexibility: If you want to go to the border own your own and meet us for pickup on the other side, we can work with you.

Private Driver/Guided Tours

What would be a better way to get around but by private vehicle. Go where you want, and the driver will drive and the guide/interpreter will help. It could be the best option for speed and efficiency. 

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