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Shanghai-Hong Kong Trains (High-Speed and Overnight Trains)

Shanghai-Hong Kong Trains (High-Speed and Overnight Trains)

Written by FabioUpdated Jul. 18, 2023

A high-speed train service between Shanghai and Hong Kong has been in operation. The travel time between these two cities has been shortened from 19 hours to only 8 hours, to finish 1,991 kilometers or 1,237 miles. The Shanghai – Hong Kong bullet train operates at the high-speed train station of Shanghai Hongqiao and the newly-built Hong Kong West Kowloon Railway Station. It passes through China's major cities including Hangzhou, Nanchang, Changsha, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen.

A normal-speed overnight train service from Shanghai to Hong Kong operates every second day at different train stations from the bullet trains: Shanghai Railway Station to Hung Hom Railway Station (also known as Kowloon Railway Station) in Hong Kong.

shanghai to hong kong bullet trainHigh-speed train from Shanghai to Hong Kong

Shanghai-Hong Kong High-Speed Trains

Shanghai to Hong Kong High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on May 2nd, 2023)

G99: Shanghai Hongqiao to Hong Kong West Kowloon
Station Name Arrival Time Departure Time
Shanghai Hongqiao   14:09
Hangzhou East 14:57 15:01
Jinhua 15:45 15:48
Shangrao 16:33 16:35
Nanchang West 17:32 17:52
Gangzhou West 19:29 19:32
Huizhou North 20:51 20:53
Dongguan South 21:10 21:13
Guangmingcheng 21:22 21:24
Shenzhen North 21:40 21:46
West Kowloon 22:05  

Check the up-to-date schedules of the Shanghai to Hong Kong high-speed train.

Hong Kong to Shanghai High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on May 2nd, 2023)

G100: Hong Kong West Kowloon to Shanghai Hongqiao
Station Name Arrival Time Departure Time
West Kowloon   11:25
Futian 11:39 11:45
Shenzhen North 11:53 12:00
Huizhou North 12:27 12:29
Heyuan East 12:48 12:50
Ganzhou West 13:59 14:03
Nanchang West 15:41 16:01
Shangrao 17:00 17:02
Jinhua 17:47 17:49
Hangzhou East 18:35 18:38
Shanghai Hongqiao 19:25  

Check the up-to-date schedules of the Hong Kong to Shanghai high-speed train.

Seat Classes and Prices for the Shanghai Hong Kong Bullet Trains

Business Class First Class Second Class
US$413 (CNY2,856.5) US$211 (CNY1,452.5) US$130 (CNY894)

Search for the train and make a booking now.

second class seat, high-speed trainSecond class carriage on Shanghai to Hong Kong bullet train

Children's Tickets

  • Children below 1.2 meters (3.9 feet) in height can travel for free but without their own seat. A child ticket is needed if a seat is required.
  • Children under 1.5 meters (4.9 feet) in height are eligible for children's tickets.
  • Children above 1.5 meters (4.9 feet) in height need to buy adult tickets at the full fare.
  • The child's ticket price is half that of an adult ticket.

Also read How to Buy Train Tickets for Children.

How to Book Train Ticket to/from Hong Kong

Reservations for train tickets between Hong Kong and Shanghai become available 30 days before departure. The most convenient way is to book tickets online with a reliable travel agency like China Highlights.

We provide a professional 24/7 one-to-one service as well as continuous after-sales support. Both high-speed and normal overnight train tickets can be booked. Our easy-to-use English booking system helps you book tickets in just a few simple steps:

paper ticket of Hong Kong to Shanghai high-speed trainHong Kong to Shanghai high-speed train ticket
  • For Hong Kong high-speed train tickets, click the tab for "China Train" in the search box.
  • For Hong Kong overnight train tickets between Hong Kong and Shanghai, you need to click the "International Train from China" tab in the search box. This is because due to the differences between China Railway and Hong Kong's railway network, normal trains between Chinese mainland and Hong Kong are considered to be international trains.
  • Fill in the passenger(s) information and make a booking.
  • Submit the booking and make your payment.
  • Now there are only a few more steps for you to get your tickets! Click our China Train Ticket Booking Service.

Also read Instructions for Purchasing High-Speed Train Tickets to/from Hong Kong.

Shanghai – Hong Kong Overnight Train Tickets

Overnight train tickets between Hong Kong and Shanghai need to be issued off-line by our local train ticket outlet partners in Shanghai and Hong Kong due to the different railway systems between Hong Kong's rail network and China Railway.

Therefore, after issuing your tickets, we will deliver them to your hotel or address in China.

Hong Kong to Shanghai, by Train or Airplane?

  High-Speed Train Airplane
Ticket Price US$130 for second class
US$211 for first class
US$120-US$300 for economy class
Duration 8 hours 2.5-3 hours
Frequency 1 high-speed train per day 5 flights per day
Punctuality Punctual Occasional delays
Seat Space More leg room than on an airplane Cramped
Pros 1. The fastest mode of transportation between Xi'an and Chengdu
2. Airfare can be competitive when there are discounts
1. The fastest mode of transportation between Xi'an and Chengdu
2. Airfare can be competitive when there are discounts
Cons 1. Bullet train stations are a bit far from downtowns
2. Sometimes it is noisy on train carriages especially during Chinese holidays
1. Seats on airplanes are cramped
2. Airports are far from downtown areas
3. It takes more time for boarding airplanes
4. Not much window views
In conclusion If travel time is your first concern, than flight is the best choice for you. If you are on a budget, normal-speed train is a cost-effective and comfortable choice.

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