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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.

  • Distance: 2,397 kilometers (1,489 miles)
  • Duration: high-speed train - 8 hours and 58 minutes; ordinary train - 24 hours approx. (spend one night on the train)
  • Terminals of Beijing – Hong Kong high-speed train: Beijing West Station, Hong Kong West Kowloon Station
  • Terminals of Beijing – Hong Kong overnight train: Beijing West Station, Hung Hom Station
  • Number of trains: one pair of high-speed trains; and one pair of ordinary trains

Beijing - Hong Kong train route map

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 to Hong Kong High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on September 25th, 2018)

G79 Beijing West Station “北京西” to West Kowloon Station "西九龙"
Station Name Arrival Time Departure Time Travel Day
Beijing West
10:00 1
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

Hong Kong to Beijing High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on Septermber 25th, 2018)

West Kowloon Station “西九龙” to Beijing West Station "北京西"
Station Name Arrival Time Departure Time Travel Day
West Kowloon
08:05 1
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

Seat Classes and Prices on Beijing – Hong Kong Bullet Train

Ticket Types Business Class First Class Second Class
Adult ticket US$496 (CNY3369) US$254 (CNY1724) US$159 (CNY1077)
Child ticket US$248 (CNY1685) US$127 (CNY862) US$80 (CNY539)

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:

1. Have the tickets delivered: delivery service apply to tickets from Beijing to Hong Kong and vice versa.

2. 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.

Beijing - Hong Kong Overnight Train

Beijing - Hong Kong 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 September 25th, 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

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 September 25th, 2018)

Stations Z97 From Beijing to Hong Kong Z98 From Hong Kong to Beijing
Beijing West Depart at 12:40  Arrive at 15:30 the next day
Zhengzhou 18:25 09:37 the next day
Wuchang 23:05 04:56 the next day
Changsha 02:26 the next day 01:29 the next day
Guangzhou East 10:01 the next day 18:06
Hung Hom (Kowloon) Arrive at 13:01 the 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 (CNY452) US$48 (CNY323) US$32 (CNY215)
Child ticket US$34 (CNY226) US$24 (CNY162) US$16 (CNY108)

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 Non-Bullet Train Ticket

China train ticektWhat overnight tickets look like
  • For overnight train ticket betwen Beijing and Hong Kong, search "International Train from China" on our train page.
  • 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

  • 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.

Other Trains Between Hong Kong And Mainland China

Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong high-speed trains.

Guangzhou-Hong Kong high-speed trains.

Shanghai-Hong Kong trains.

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