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Beijing – Hong Kong (Hung Hom Station, Kowloon) Through Trains

The Beijing – Hong Kong through train 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.

  • Distance: 2,397 kilometers (1,489 miles)
  • Duration: 24 hours approx. (spend one night on the train)
  • Number of trains: one pair of normal speed trains

New High-Speed Trains to Hong Kong

The new high-speed trains connecting Guangzhou – Shenzhen – Hong Kong with national railway networks including Beijing– Guangzhou will be operationalin the third quarter of 2018.

At that time, the journey time between Beijing and Hong Kong will reduce to 9 hours.

Beijing - Hong Kong train route map

Beijing – Hong Kong Train Schedule

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 Train Ticket Booking Service.

Trains Depart on Different Dates

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

(Updated on August 7th, 2018)

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

Train Schedule

(Updated on August 7th, 2018)

Stations Z97
From Beijing to Hong Kong
From Hong Kong to Beijing
Beijing West Depart at 12:40  Arrive at 15:30 (day 2)
Zhengzhou 18:25 09:37 (day 2)
Wuchang 23:05 04:56 (day 2)
Changsha 02:26 (day 2) 01:29 (day 2)
Guangzhou East 10:01 (day 2) 18:06
Hung Hom (Kowloon) Arrive at 13:01 (day 2) Depart at 15:15 

Train Seats & Ticket Prices

  Deluxe soft sleeper Soft sleeper Hard sleeper
Adult (10+years old) RMB970 RMB760 RMB471
USD144 USD113 USD70
Child (5–9 years old) RMB734 RMB572 RMB356
USD109 USD85 USD53

Seat types on the train

Children's tickets:

  • 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.
train ticektWhat's the ticket look like

Three Things Need to Know About Hong Kong Train Tickets

How to book a Beijing – Hong Kong train ticket?

  • First, enter the box called "International Train from China" on our train page or you won't see any results.
  • Provide valid IDs: passports for foreign passengers and Mainland Travel Permits for Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan passengers are required to issue the tickets.
  • 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 a paper ticket?

  • Hong Kong tickets need to be issued by our local train ticket outlet partners in Guangzhou 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.
Immigration InspectionImmigration Inspection

What else?

  • You are recommended to arrive at the departure station 90 minutes before the scheduled departure time.The boarding gate will be closed 10 minutes before the train's departure time.
  • Passengers will need to undergo immigration formalities.The entrance for the Hong Kong train is about 50 meters to the right of the main entrance, marked "Immigration Inspection (出入境联检大厅)".
  • Now there are only a few more steps for you to getyour tickets! Click our Train Ticket Booking Service, simply choose a train, fill in the dates and passenger information on the request, and pay.

Train Stations

The Beijing – Hong Kong train departs from Beijing West Railway Station and arrives at Hung Hom Station, passing through Zhengzhou, Wuchang, Changsha, and Guangzhou.

Beijing West Railway Station ("Beijing West 北京西" on ticket)

The station is 8 kilometers (5 miles) southwest from the Forbidden City and 36 kilometers (22 miles) southwest from Beijing Capital International Airport.

  • By bus: airport shuttle bus, airport line, bus 2 or 673
  • By subway:
    Subway Station Subway Line Duration Cost

    Beijing Railway Station

    Line 9 & Line 7 & Line 2 30 minutes USD0.6 (RMB4)
    Beijing South Station Line 9 & Line 7 & Line 4 30 minutes USD0.6 (RMB4)
    Beijing Capital International Airport Line 9 & Line 4 & Line 2 & Airport Line 1 hour and a half USD5 (RMB30)
    Tian'anmen Square Line 9 & Line 1 40 minutes USD0.6 (RMB4)
  • By taxi:
    Taxi Stand Duration Cost

    Tian'anmen Square

    25 minutes USD6 (RMB40)
    Beijing South Station 25 minutes USD6 (RMB40)
    Beijing Capital International Airport 2 hours USD29 (RMB200)

Hung Hom Station ("Jiulong Station 九龙" on ticket)

The station is also known as Kowloon Station. Located in the Yau Tsim Mong District of Kowloon, the station is presently Hong Kong's only station with trains operating to Beijing.

  • By bus:
    Bus Type Bus Number

    Public bus

    5C, 8, 8A, 11K, 11X, 21, 81C, 87D, 260A, 260X
    Intercity bus A21, E21X
    Mini bus 6, 6A, 8, 26, 26X
    Airport express shuttle bus K1
  • By taxi:
    Taxi stand Cost Duration
    Tsim Sha Tsui USD3 (HKD 27) 10 minutes
    Avenue of Stars USD4 (HKD 30) 14 minutes
    Mong Kok USD4 (HKD 30) 14 minutes
    Hong Kong International Airport USD32 (HKD 250) 35 minutes
  • By subway:
    Subway Station Subway Line Duration
    Tsim Sha Tsui West Rail Line 1 5 minutes
    Disneyland Resort West Line & Tung Chung Line & Disneyland Resort Line 35 minutes
    Shenzhen North Station East Line & Line 4 50 minutes
    Hong Kong International Airport WEst Line & Tung Chung Line & Airport Express 40 minutes

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