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Guangzhou – Shenzhen – Hong Kong High-Speed Train

The Guangzhou – Shenzhen – Hong Kong Express Rail Link, also called the Guangzhou – Shenzhen – Hong Kong High-Speed Railway, links Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong, and connect Hong Kong with the high-speed railway network in mainland China. The journey time from mainland China to Hong Kong and vice versa are greatly reduced.

High-speed trains from Hong Kong to Guangzhou/Shenzhen depart from Hong Kong's newly-built West Kowloon Railway Station (Chinese: 香港西九龙站). They arrive at Futian, Shenzhen North, Guangzhou South railway stations as destination teminals. The shortest travel time for train journey from Hong Kong to Shenzhen North is only 19 minutes; from Hong Kong to Guangzhou South is only 47 minutes.

  • Distance: 142 kilometers (88 miles)
  • Terminals: Hong Kong West Kowloon Railway Station, Shenzhen North Railway Station, Guangzhou South Railway Station
  • Stops: Hong Kong West Kowloon (香港西九龙), Futian (福田), Shenzhen North (深圳北), Humen (虎门), Guangmingcheng (光明城), Qingsheng (庆盛), Guangzhou South (广州南)
  • Futian – Hong Kong shortest duration: 14 minutes
  • Shenzhen – Hong Kong shortest duration: 19 minutes
  • Guangzhou – Hong Kong shortest duration: 48 minutes

Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong Express Rail Link

Hong Kong to Shenzhen/Guangzhou High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on July 5th, 2019)

Hong Kong to Futian
Train Number Departure Time Arrival Time Duration
G5820 07:10 07:24 14 min
G6506 08:51 09:05 14 min
G5818 10:23 10:37 14 min
G6526 12:45 12:59 14 min
G5606 15:41 15:55 14 min
Hong Kong to Shenzhen
Train Number Departure Time Arrival Time Duration
G5636 07:00 07:19 19 min
G5640 09:38 09:57 19 min
G5620 13:36 13:56 20 min
G3002 14:24 14:43 19 min
G5630 16:29 16:48 19 min
G5608 18:56 19:15 19 min
Hong Kong to Guangzhou
Train Number Departure Time Arrival Time Duration
G80 08:05 08:56 51 min
G6548 10:00 10:47 47 min
G6542 13:55 14:59 1 h 4 min
G6536 16:17 17:15 58 min
G6544 17:35 18:22 47 min
G6522 20:58 21:58 1 h

*There are 127 pairs of bullet trains running on the Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong high-speed railway every day. Trains listed above are some of them. For up-to-date schedules, please see Hong Kong–Shenzhen–Guangzhou high-speed train schedules.

Guangzhou/Shenzhen to Hong Kong High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on July 5th, 2019)

Futian to Hong Kong
Train Number Departure Time Arrival Time Duration
G6505 08:15 08:29 14 min
G6525 11:56 12:10 14 min
G5805 13:33 13:48 15 min
G5607 19:47 20:03 16 min
G6587 21:20 21:34 14 min
Shenzhen to Hong Kong
Train Number Departure Time Arrival Time Duration
G5611 06:43 07:02 19 min
G5639 09:00 09:19 19 min
G6507 11:02 11:21 19 min
G6519 14:22 14:41 19 min
G6521 16:52 17:16 24 min
G6585 18:23 18:42 19 min
Guangzhou to Hong Kong
Train Number Departure Time Arrival Time Duration
G6501 06:48 07:43 55 min
G6503 10:00 10:47 47 min
G6533 11:55 13:04 1 h 9 min
G6551 16:52 18:08 1 h 16 min
G6529 18:27 19:31 1 h 4 min
G6587 20:25 21:34 1 h 9 min

*There are 127 pairs of bullet trains running on the Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong high-speed railway every day. Trains listed above are some of them. For up-to-date schedules, please see Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong high-speed train schedules.

Guangzhou – Shenzhen – Hong Kong High-Speed Train Ticket Fares

Routes Business Class First Class Second Class
Shenzhen – Hong Kong US$33 (226 CNY) US$18 (120 CNY) US$11 (75 CNY)
Guangzhou – Hong Kong US$64 (432 CNY) US$39 (261 CNY) US$28 (187 CNY)

How to Book Guangzhou – Shenzhen – Hong Kong High-Speed Train Tickets

Tickets for Guangzhou – Shenzhen – Hong Kong high-speed trains can be booked online, by telephone, at train stations or at automatic ticket machines. The most convenient way is to book tickets online with a reliable travel agency like China Highlights.

Guangzhou – Shenzhen – Hong Kong high-speed train tickets are open for booking 30 days in advance if booked online or by telephone, and 28 days in advance when booked at the train station.

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Hong Kong Train Ticket Prices

Guangzhou – Hong Kong Train

  • Business class: US$ 66 (452 CNY)
  • First class: US$ 48 (323 CNY)
  • Second class: US$ 32 (215 CNY)

Shenzhen – Hong Kong Train

  • Business class: US$ 34 (226 CNY)
  • First class: US$ 18 (120 CNY)
  • Second class: US$ 12 (75 CNY)

Children's Tickets for High-Speed Trains to/from Hong Kong

According to China Railway’s policy, children under 12 years of age should be accompanied by an adult. Children’s tickets can be booked online. Fares are as below:

1. Children below 1.2 m (3.9 feet) in height can travel for free, but without their own seat or berth. A child ticket is needed if a seat or berth is required.

One adult can bring only one child (under 1.2 m) for free. If there is only one adult and more than one child, the other children need to buy children’s tickets.

2. Children 12 years of age and under, not taller than 1.5 m (4.9 feet) are eligible for children’s tickets. The children’s ticket price is half that of an adult ticket.

3. Children more than 12 years of age or more than 1.5 m (4.9 feet) tall need to buy adult tickets at the full fare.

What Is the Train Like?

1. Guangzhou – Shenzhen – Hong Kong high-speed trains are called "Dongganhao Chinese: 动感号".

2. Each train has 8 carriages. The first and last carriages are first-class. The remaining 6 carriages are second-class. Two wheelchair seats are available in the No.7 carriage.

3. The whole train has access to Wi-Fi.

4. First-class has four seats (2+2) arranged across the carriage width. Second class has five seats (3+2) arranged across the carriage width.

5. Each seat is equipped with power sockets. Each row of seats can be rotated 180 degrees.

6. Each carriage has luggage racks for large luggage. And there are luggage racks above the seats for suitcases less than 24 inches wide.

7. A handicapped restroom is available at the connection between carriage No. 7 and carriage No. 8, and equipped with a diaper-changing table.

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How to Change Hong Kong Train Ticket

If Tickets are Issued in China Rail System

  • After the tickets are issued, China and Hong Kong Railways only allow changes on train number, seat class and travel date. Departure and arrival stations and passenger information cannot be changed.
  • Changes should be made more than 30 minutes before departure time. If the departure station stated on your ticket is Hong Kong West Kowloon Station, then changes need to be made more than 1 hour in advance.
  • If no paper tickets have been collected, China Highlights will handle all the changes for you online.
  • If paper tickets have been collected, you need to change the tickets at the train station yourself with the original ID documents.
Hong Kong bullet train High-speed train from Guangzhou to Hong Kong

If Tickets are Issued in Hong Kong Railway System

  • Changes need to be made more than 1 hour in advance.
  • If tickets are issued using system of Hong Kong Railway, then we cannot change the tickets for you. You need to make the change at Hong Kong West Kowloon Station with your original passports.

Hong Kong Train Ticket Cancellation

1. Cancellations should be made more than 30 minutes before departure time. If the departure station stated on your ticket is Hong Kong West Kowloon Station, then cancellations need to be made more than 1 hour in advance.

2. If no paper tickets have been collected, China Highlights will handle all the cancellations and refunds for you online.

3. If paper tickets have been collected, you need to cancel the tickets at the train station yourself with the original ID documents.

4. Cancellation fee:

  • 5% of the ticket price if make cancellation more than 15 days before departure.
  • 30% of the ticket price if make cancellation 48 hours – 14 days before departure.
  • 50% of the ticket price if make cancellation less than 48 hours before departure.

Please note: if your tickets are issued using Hong Kong Railway's system (e.g. tickets are issued on MTR's website), then we cannot cancel the tickets for you. Cancellations need to be made at the ticket counters in West Kowloon Station with passengers' original passports.

Customs and Immigrations at Hong Kong West Kowloon Station

For passengers who take high-speed trains from Hong Kong to mainland China or vice versa, immigration inspections are needed at the Immigration/Customs Departure Hall on -3F or Arrival Hall on -2F at Hong Kong West Kowloon Station. All your luggage must also go through security checks and x-rayed. We advise that you arrive at the train station at least 2 hours before your departure time.


You will also need to complete the ‘Departure Card’ and the ‘Arrival Card’ beforehand. If you fail to obtain and complete these cards, you would be sent back to collect and fill-in the forms, and queue again. The queues can be long and this will cause some inconvenience with the possibility of you missing your train.

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