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Transportation from Beijing to Shenzhen

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Beijing is the capital of China and Shenzhen is a fast-developing city in China. Although they are 2,000 kilometers apart from each other, traveling between the two cities is not difficult.

There are four ways to travel from Beijing to Shenzhen — read on to find the best option for you.

1. Fastest: by Flight

Over 30 flights depart daily from 07:00 to 21:00. There are plenty of flights and the tickets are easy to book. This is the most recommended way to travel from Beijing to Shenzhen.

The journey takes about 3½ to 4 hours.

At present, most of the flights depart from Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) to Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport (SZX). Taking the metro from downtown Beijing to Beijing Capital International Airport takes about 1 hour. You are advised to set aside 2 hours to reach the airport before your flight departs.

Some flights may depart from Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX, the newly opened starfish-like airport). As it may take 1½ hours to get from the downtown area to the airport, you are advised to allow more time to reach the airport.

The following flights are for your reference:

Flight From To Depart Arrive
CZ3194 Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport (SZX) 08:00 11:30
CA1357 15:20 18:50
KN5867 Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX) 09:30 14:40

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2. More Scenic Option: by High-Speed Train

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Two high-speed trains (G trains) depart from Beijing West Railway Station and arrive at Shenzhen Futian Railway Station and Shenzhen North Railway Station daily.

Depending on the train you take, the journey takes 8½ to 10½ hours. Although train journeys take longer than flights, they provide better opportunities to admire the scenery from north to south China. This option is highly recommended if you haven’t experienced China’s high-speed train system.

Check out the trains for reference:

Train From To Depart Arrive Duration
G71 Beijing West Futian 07:26 18:05 10 h 39 min
G79 Shenzhen North 10:00 18:37 8 h 37 min

As the trains are limited, you are advised to book your ticket(s) at least 1 month before departure (or as soon as possible during peak seasons). Search for the trains and book your tickets with us.

3. Peak Season Option: Overnight Bullet Trains

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From Fridays to Mondays, two overnight bullet trains (D trains) operate from Beijing West Railway Station to Shenzhen North Railway Station.

Although Chinese bullet trains operate smoothly with a low noise level, taking an overnight train may still affect your sleep and cause issues with your activities the following day.

Use the overnight bullet trains when you have been unable to book a high-speed train ticket and if you don’t mind an overnight train trip.

Check out the schedule below:

Train From To Depart Arrive Duration
D901 Beijing West Shenzhen North 20:10 07:06 10 h 56 min
D903 20:15 07:11

4. Budget: Normal Trains

Two normal trains operate from Beijing West Railway Station to Shenzhen Railway Station. They are slower trains that take you to your destination in one or more days.

They are not recommended unless you need to save money (a soft sleeper is cheaper than a second-class seat in a bullet train) and have enough days in China.

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