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Hong Kong - Shenzhen High-Speed Trains - Hassle-Free Booking

Hong Kong - Shenzhen High-Speed Trains - Hassle-Free Booking

Written by FabioUpdated Jul. 20, 2023

Hong Kong to Shenzhen and Shenzhen to Hong Kong high-speed trains operate at Hong Kong West Kowloon Railway Station and Shenzhen North Railway Station. Additionally, some of the trains make a stop at Futian, which serves as an intermediate station. 

For your convenience, there are 91 pairs of bullet trains that run between Hong Kong and Shenzhen every day. These trains operate frequently, with an average interval time of approximately 15 minutes. Thus, you can expect reliable and convenient transportation options throughout the day. If you are looking for a speedy journey, some of the fastest trains can take you from Hong Kong to Futian, the central business district of Shenzhen, in only 14 minutes. This makes the high-speed train an excellent choice for travelers seeking efficient transportation between these two bustling cities.

Brief Introduction

Hong Kong to Shenzhen High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on July 19th, 2023)

West Kowloon Station "香港西九龙" to Shenzhen North Station "深圳北"
Train Number Departure Time Arrival Time Duration
G5624 07:03 07:21 18 minutes
G5628 09:40 09:58 18 minutes
G418 15:35 15:53 18 minutes
G6514 19:06 19:24 18 minutes
West Kowloon Station "香港西九龙" to Futian Station "福田"
G5820 07:08 07:22 14 minutes
G5816 10:20 10:34 14 minutes
G6542 15:08 15:22 14 minutes
G6588 20:01 20:15 14 minutes

There are 94 daily high-speed trains traveling from Hong Kong to Shenzhen. Departure time is from 07:03 to 22:35.

Shenzhen to Hong Kong High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on July 19th, 2023)

Shenzhen North Station "深圳北" to West Kowloon Station "香港西九龙"
Train Number Departure Time Arrival Time Duration
G5611 06:44 07:02 18 minutes
G5641 10:51 11:10 19 minutes
G3007 18:04 18:22 18 minutes
G99 21:44 22:02 18 minutes
Futian Station "福田" to West Kowloon Station "香港西九龙"
G5821 08:42 08:56 14 minutes
G5801 13:30 13:44 14 minutes
G5805 15:57 16:12 15 minutes
G5823 20:40 20:54 14 minutes

91 pairs of Shenzhen to Hong Kong bullet trains depart from 06:44 to 22:04. 

Hong Kong - Shenzhen High-Speed Train Ticket Fares

Business Class First Class Second Class
US$29 (CNY204) US$16 (CNY109) US$10 (CNY68)

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

When Do Reservations Open

The reservations of high-speed train tickets between Hong Kong and Shenzhen open 15 days before departure. 

Two Ways to Buy Hong Kong – Shenzhen High-Speed Train Ticket

  • Booking online with a travel agency
  • Booking at a train station

Booking tickets online in advance is recommended. China Highlights provides professional ticketing service and after-sale support. After booking, you can choose to collect your paper tickets at a train station or have them delivered to your hotel or address in China.

Read more about How to Buy Train Tickets in China.

Tickets of Hong Kong - Shenzhen High-Speed TrainHong Kong to Shenzhen high-speed train

Customs and Immigrations

In order to offer convenience to passengers, Hong Kong West Kowloon Railway Station sets up with customs facilities for passengers to go through formalities before boarding the train and not requiring any stops at the Hong Kong border. If you take high-speed trains from Hong Kong to Shenzhen, you need to go through the customs at the Departure Hall on -3F at Hong Kong West Kowloon Station. For trains from Shenzhen to Hong Kong, go through the customs at the Arrival Hall on -2F.

Please ensure that you complete the 'Departure Card' and the 'Arrival Card' before you go to the officer. If you fail to obtain and complete these cards, you would be sent back to collect and fill-in the forms, and queue again. Please be aware that queues can be long and this will cause some inconvenience with the possibility of you missing your train. 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.

Transportation to Hong Kong West Kowloon Station

hong kong high-speed train stationHong Kong West Kowloon Station

The West Kowloon Station has been put into service for nearly five years. It is the largest underground train station in the world. Located between MTR Austin Station and MTR Kowloon Station, this station has easy access to other parts of Hong Kong by bus, metro and taxi.

From Hong Kong Airport to West Kowloon Station

  • By Hong Kong metro: Airport Express - Tung Chung Line - Tuen Ma Line; Takes around 45 minutes and costs US$9 
  • By bus: A21 or N21; Takes around one hour and costs US$4 to US$6

Transportation to Shenzhen North Station

As one of the most important stations, as well as the largest and busiest transportation hub in the city, Shenzhen North Station is the terminus of Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong Express Rail Link. It is located far from downtown of Shenzhen.

From Shenzhen Airport to Shenzhen North Station

  • By subway: Take Line 11 from Airport Station to Qianhaiwan Station. From there, transfer to Line 5 (Huanzhong Line) and continue until you reach Shenzhen North Railway Station. This convenient subway route typically takes about one hour and costs approximately US$1.5.
  • By bus: Another option is to opt for the Airport Shuttle Bus A2, which operates directly from Shenzhen Airport to Shenzhen North Railway Station. This hassle-free bus service offers a direct journey between the two locations.

From Shenzhen Railway Station to Shenzhen North Railway Station

  • By subway: Walk approximately 500 meters to Renminnan Station - Board Line 9 towards Yinhu Station - Transfer to Line 6 at Yinhu Station - Take Line 6 to Shenzhen North Station. This subway journey takes approximately 40 minutes and costs around US$1.
  • By bus: From the Yumincun Stop, board either bus 321 or 18 - Ride the bus and disembark at Jiabaoshekang Center Stop - Walk 400 meters to Luohu Tax Bureau - Board bus M207 at Luohu Tax Bureau - Get off at West Square of Shenzhen North Station Stop. This bus route takes around 2 hours and costs US$0.5.
shenzhen north high-speed train stationShenzhen North Railway Station

Detailded information about Shenzhen North Railway Station.

Transportation to Futian Station

Futian Station is centrally located in the city of Shenzhen. In addition to Shenzhen North, Futian Station is the other terminus of Shenzhen-Hong Kong high-speed railway and Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link.

From Shenzhen International Airport to Futian Railway Station

  • By subway: Take Shenzhen Subway Line 11 from Shenzhen International Airport to Futian Station.

From Shenzhen North Railway Station to Futian Railway Station

  • By subway: Take Shenzhen Subway Line 4 from Shenzhen North Station to Shaoniangong, then take Line 3 from Shaoniangong to Futian Station. It takes about 35 minutes and costs US$0.5.

Other Ways of Traveling Between Shenzhen and Hong Kong

Before the Shenzhen - Hong Kong high-speed railway opened, the main means of transportation between Hong Kong and Shenzhen are subway, taxi and bus. Between these two cities, there are nine border ports. Luohu Port, Huanggang Port and Futian Port are the most well-known and busiest.

Shenzhen to Hong Kong By Subway

Beside Shenzhen-Hong high-speed train, subway is the most cost-effective and straightforward way of transportation. Among the nine border ports, Luohu Port and Futian Port are connected with Hong Kong MTR.

  • Luohu Port: East Rail Line (MTR), directly connects Luohu Port to Mong Kok and Hung Hom Railway Station.
  • Futian Port: in Hong Kong, the metro station of Futian Port is called Lok Ma Chau, linking with MTR East Rail Line to downtown of Hong Kong.

Shenzhen to Hong Kong by Bus

At each port, numerous cross-border buses head from Shenzhen to Hong Kong and vice versa. They are operated by various companies. Bus routes cover important areas in Hong Kong including Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong Disneyland, Hong Kong International Airport, Mong Kok and Wan Chai, etc.

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