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The Guangzhou – Hong Kong Through Train is the direct train service operating between Guangzhou East Railway Station and Hong Kong's Hung Hom Station (a.k.a. Kowloon, 九龙 Jiulong /jyo-long/). There are 12 pairs of through trains in service, and the journey time is about 2 hours.
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.
Hong Kong terminals
|Depart from Guangzhou East||Stop at Dongguan||Arrive at Hung Hom|
|3 KTT trains with superior seat classes|
|Depart from Hung Hom||Stop at Dongguan||Arrive at Guangzhou East|
|3 KTT trains with superior class seats|
Ticket Prices for Different Seat Classes:
|Dongguan – Hung Hom||Guangzhou East – Hung Hom|
|Ticket Types||First Class||First Class||Superior Class|
|Adult (10+ years old)||155 HKD (20 USD)||210 HKD (27 USD)||250 HKD (32 USD)|
|Child (5–9 years old)||78 HKD (10 USD)||105 HKD (13 USD)||125 HKD (16 USD)|
From Guangdong to Hong Kong
|Train||Depart from Zhaoqing||Stop at Foshan||Stop at Guangzhou East||Stop at Dongguan||Arrive at Hung Hom|
From Hong Kong to Guangdong
|Train||Depart from Hung Hom||Stop at Dongguan||Stop at Guangzhou East||Stop at Foshan||Arrive at Zhaoqing|
Prices for Different Routes
|Zhaoqing – Hung Hom||Foshan – Hung Hom||Guangzhou East – Hung Hom||Dongguan – Hung Hom|
|Adult||255 HKD (33 USD)||230 HKD (29 USD)||210 HKD (27 USD)||155 HKD (20 USD)|
|Child||128 HKD (17 USD)||115 HKD (15 USD)||105 HKD (13 USD)||78 HKD (10 USD)|
A child ticket is half the price of an adult ticket. A child under 5 years old and accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket may travel for free, but does not occupy a seat.
There are two types of through trains: Kowloon – Canton Railway Through Trains, managed by Hong Kong Mass Transit Railway Corporation (KTT), and the new 25T trains, managed and operated by Guangzhou Railway Corporation. Please see a simple comparison of their main differences below.
|Equipment and Service||KTT||New 25T Trains|
|Decks||Double decks||One deck|
|Seat class||First class, superior class||First class|
|Wi-Fi service||Available (reasonable fee)||None|
|Toilet||Two toilets per coach: 1 Western-style, 1 Chinese-style||One toilet per coach|
|Free drinks||Watsons distilled water||Purified water|
|Food for sale||Hong Kong-style food and beverages||Haagen-Dazs ice cream and box meals|
|Folding dinner tables at seat||
First class: folding tables for 4
Superior class: folding tables for 2 or 4
|One folding table per seat|
|Souvenirs for sale||Yes||No|
|Broadcast||In English, Cantonese, and Mandarin||In English and Mandarin|
|Digital station name board||In English||In Chinese characters|
|Electricity for customer use||Charger rental||Three–pin electric outlets|
|Accepted payment||HKD, RMB, and Octopus cards||HKD and RMB|
Valid ID is required when buying a ticket AND boarding a train:
You can book train tickets online easily through China Highlights Train Ticket Service using the ‘International Train from China' tab. We provide detailed and helpful English guidance, a 24/7 service, and also a ticket delivery service. You only need to complete three steps to get your train tickets.
Alternatively, you can contact your travel advisor to help you buy the train tickets, which is also very convenient.
You need to undergo immigration formalities at the departure station so, in case of long lines, you are recommended to arrive at the departure station early.
For the Guangdong – Hong Kong route, please get to the station at least 50 minutes before the train's departure. The boarding gate will be closed 10 minutes before the train's departure time.
Show your passports and visas (visa-free for some countries) at Guangzhou East (or Dongguan). Foreign passport holders are required to fill out an arrival form at Hung Hom Railway Station.
Read your tickets to make sure which train station to board at and ensure you get off at the right station!
|Canton Tower||25 yuan (4 USD)||30 minutes|
|Guangzhou Baiyun Intl Airport||110 yuan (17 USD)||1 hour|
|Guangzhou Railway Station||40 yuan (6 USD)||35 minutes|
|Guangzhou South Railway Station||78 yuan (12 USD)||55 minutes|
|Guangzhou North Railway Station||130 yuan (20 USD)||1½ hours|
Dongguan city is about 1 hour and 40 minutes' drive from Guangzhou city center.
|Dongguan City Center||120 HKD (16 USD)||1 hour|
|Dongguan Expo Plaza||105 HKD (13 USD)||55 minutes|
|Dongguan Intl Exhibition Center||115 HKD (15 USD)||59 minutes|
|Tsim Sha Tsui||27 HKD (3 USD)||10 minutes|
|Avenue of Stars||30 HKD (4 USD)||14 minutes|
|Mong Kok||30 HKD (4 USD)||14 minutes|
|Hong Kong Intl Airport||250 HKD (32 USD)||35 minutes|
Currently, only the through train service is available from Guangzhou to Hong Kong. The Guangzhou – Shenzhen – Hong Kong High-Speed Railway (HSR) is scheduled to begin operations in 2017. Now, the Guangzhou to Shenzhen line is in service, and the Shenzhen to Hong Kong line is scheduled to open in 2017.
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