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Beijing – Hong Kong Trains (Bullet Train and Overnight Train)

A new high-speed train connecting Beijing and Hong Kong has been put into service. The travel time between these two cities has been shortened from more than 12 hours to only 9 hours! High-speed train between Beijing and Hong Kong runs every day, passing China's major cities along the way, including Zhengzhou, Wuhan, Changsha, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, etc.

The overnight train between Beijing and Hong Kong operates every second day from Beijing to Hung Hom Station in Hong Kong. It runs along the Beijing – Guangzhou Railway Line and the Guangzhou – Shenzhen Railway Line in mainland China as well as the East Rail Line in Hong Kong.

Beijing – Hong Kong High-Speed Train

The new high-speed trains connecting Guangzhou – Shenzhen – Hong Kong with national railway networks including Beijing – Guangzhou was operational on September 23th, 2018.

Beijing - Hong Kong train route map, China train map

Beijing to Hong Kong High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on March 20th, 2019)

G79 Beijing West Station “北京西” to West Kowloon Station "西九龙"
Station Name Arrival Time Departure Time
Beijing West
10:00
Shijiazhuang 11:07 11:09
Zhengzhou East 12:31 12:34
Wuhan 14:17 14:20
Changsha South 15:38 15:41
Guangzhou South 18:01 18:06
Shenzhen North 18:35 18:39
West Kowloon 18:58

Please note that Changsha and Wuhan, two popular tourist destinations, are stops on the Hong Kong – Beijing Bullet Train. So on your trip to Beijing, you can stop in these cities. Tickets are required for each section of train journey. For more information see Trains Between Hong Kong and Mainland China .

Hong Kong to Beijing High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on March 20th, 2019)

West Kowloon Station “西九龙” to Beijing West Station "北京西"
Station Name Arrival Time Departure Time
West Kowloon
08:05
Shenzhen North 08:24 08:27
Guangzhou South 08:56 09:00
Changsha South 11:17 11:20
Wuhan 12:38 12:41
Zhengzhou East 14:25 14:28
Shijiazhuang 15:50 15:54
Beijing West 17:01

Up-to-date schedules for Beijing – Hong Kong high-speed trains.

Seat Classes and Prices on Beijing – Hong Kong Bullet Train

Ticket Types Business Class First Class Second Class
Adult ticket US$496 (3369 CNY) US$254 (1724 CNY) US$159 (1077 CNY)
Child ticket US$248 (1685 CNY) US$127 (862 CNY) US$80 (539 CNY)

seat classes on high-speed train in China

Children's Tickets of Beijing – Hong Kong Bullet Train

  • Children below 1.2 m (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 m (4.9 feet) in height are eligible for children’s tickets.
  • Children above 1.5 m (4.9 feet) tall need to buy adult tickets at the full fare.
  • The child’s ticket price is half that of an adult ticket.
Beijing to Hong Kong high-speed trainHigh-speed train from Beijing to Hong Kong

How to Book Beijing – Hong Kong High-Speed Train Ticket

High-speed train tickets between Beijing and Hong Kong open for sell 30 days in advance if book online; 28 days in advance if book ticket at the train station. Booking tickets online with a travel agency like China Highlights is the fastest and most convenient way.

Certificate For Booking China Train Tickets

  • For foreign travelers: passport
  • For Chinese travelers: Chinese ID document

Search Beijing – Hong Kong bullet train and book tickets now!

How to Get Paper Tickets

Paper tickets and ID documents (passports) are needed when boarding a train to and from Hong Kong. There are two ways of getting paper tickets after making a booking online:

  • Have the tickets delivered: delivery service apply to tickets from Beijing to Hong Kong and vice versa.
  • Collect tickets at the train station: a pick up number, which will be sent to you via email after issuing tickets, and ID documents (passports) are needed to be shown to collect paper tickets at a station counter.

Tickets from Beijing to Hong Kong can be collected at any train stations in mainland China. Tickets from Hong Kong to Beijing, however, can only be collected at Hong Kong West Kowloon Station.

Read on to find out more about how to collect tickets in China.

Conventional Train Alternative: Beijing – Hong Kong Overnight Train

  • Train number: Z97/Z98
  • Duration: 26 hours approx. (spend one night on the train)
  • Terminals: Beijing West Station, Hung Hom Station

From the Hong Hum Train Station in Hong Hum, Kowloon (please note that this is not West Kowloon Station for high-speed trains), there are conventional overnight trains that travel to Beijing in about 26 hours. These trains have bed bunks, and some tourists enjoy the slower scenic journey, bed, and meal accommodations. The Hong Hom Station is about two kilometers east of the West Kowloon Station and reachable by MTR in about 6 minutes.

Beijing – Hong Kong Trains Depart on Different Dates in 2019

Trains depart on odd or even days according to different months. Please see the table below for general information.

(Updated on March 20th, 2019)

Departure City Train Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
Beijing Z97 Odd Even Even Odd Odd Even Even Odd Even Even Odd Odd
Hong Kong Z98 Even Odd Odd Even Even Odd Odd Even Odd Odd Even Even

Beijing – Hong Kong Overnight Train Schedules

The timetables below are only for your reference. If you want up-to-date schedules, you may use the search tool at the top of this page, or use our China Train Ticket Booking Service.

(Updated on March 20th, 2019)

Stations Z97 From Beijing to Hong Kong Z98 From Hong Kong to Beijing
Beijing West Depart at 12:40  Arrive at 15:30 next day
Zhengzhou 18:25 09:37 next day
Wuchang 23:05 04:56 next day
Changsha 02:26 next day 01:29 next day
Guangzhou East 10:01 next day 18:06
Hung Hom (Kowloon) Arrive at 13:01 next day Depart at 15:15 

Seat Classes and Prices on Beijing – Hong Kong Overnight Train

Ticket Types Business Class First Class Second Class
Adult ticket US$67 (452 CNY) US$48 (323 CNY) US$32 (215 CNY)
Child ticket US$34 (226 CNY) US$24 (162 CNY) US$16 (108 CNY)

Children's Tickets of Beijing – Hong Kong Overnight Train:

  • Child fares only apply for children between 5 and 9 years old.
  • One child under 5 years old can ride with an adult for free.
  • Children of 10 years old and above have to buy adult tickets.
  • The child’s ticket price is around 75% that of an adult ticket.

Seat types on Beijing – Hong Kong Train

How to Book Beijing – Hong Kong Non-Bullet Train Ticket

China train ticektWhat overnight tickets look like

1. For overnight train ticket betwen Beijing and Hong Kong, search "International Train from China" on our train page.

2. Provide valid IDs: passports for foreign passengers and Mainland Travel Permits for Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan passengers are required to issue the tickets.

3. Tickets of train Z97 from Beijing to Hong Kong can be purchased 28 days before your departure day. Tickets of train Z98 from Hong Kong to Beijing can be purchased 60 days in advance.

How to get the paper ticket

  • Overnight train tickets between Hong Kong and Beijing need to be issued by our local train ticket outlet partners in Beijing and Hong Kong due to the different railway system from that of mainland China.
  • Your one-to-one English-speaking advisor will send a confirmation letter to you after we issue your tickets.
  • We can help to deliver your paper tickets to the appointed address at the appointed time.

Visa Free Travel for Guangdong and Beijing Regions

A special bonus for travelers using this high-speed train between Beijing and Hong Kong is that you can travel visa free for 144 hours in both the Beijing and the Guangzhou regions, if you transit from there to a third country/region.

So you could tour Hong Kong that allows visa-free entry for citizens of many countries, and go to Guangzhou to tour the whole region including Shenzhen. Or alternatively, tour Beijing from Hong Kong for 144 hours visa free, before flying home. However, you can't tour both the Beijing region and the Guangzhou region by bullet train consecutively under this policy. You'd have to make two trips via Hong Kong.

See more on How to Plan Your Beijing VISA-FREE Tour and How to Transit Through China for 144 Hours Without a Visa.

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