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Guangzhou to Hong Kong (Hung Hom Station, Kowloon) Through Trains

There are 12 pairs of Guangzhou – Hong Kong through trains. It is the direct train service between Guangzhou and Hong Kong. Services connect Guangzhou and Kowloon East Rail Line within Hong Kong territory, crossing the Hong Kong–Chinese border at Lo Wu.

  • Distance: 170 kilometers (106 miles)
  • Shortest duration: 1 h 53 min
  • Number of trains: 12 pairs of daytime Z through trains

The New High-Speed Trains to Hong Kong

Guangzhou – Shenzhen – Hong Kong high-speed trains are expected to be put into operation in the third quarter of 2018. The express rail link will depart from south Guangzhou, pass through Dongguanand Shenzhen, and arrive in west Hong Kong.

The link will also connect with the national high-speed network including the Beijing – Guangzhou Railway, significantly reducing the travel time between mainland cities and Hong Kong.

Route and Stations

  Stations Location
1 Guangzhou South Railway Station (= Shibi Railway Station"石壁站") Guangzhou
2 Qingsheng Railway Station (= Dongyong Railway Station"东涌站")
3 Humen Railway Station (虎门站) Dongguan
4 Guangmingcheng Railway Station (光明城站) Shenzhen
5 Shenzhen North Railway Station (= Longhua Railway Station"龙华站")
6 Futian Railway Station (福田站)
7 West Kowloon Station (西九龙站) Hong Kong
first class ticket First class tickets from Guangzhou East to Hung Hom

Estimated Duration

  • Guangzhou – Hong Kong: 48m
  • Beijing – Hong Kong: 9h
  • Shanghai – Hong Kong: 8h

Guangdong – Hong Kong Through 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.
(Updated on July 12, 2017)

From Guangdong to Hong Kong

Train Schedule Class Duration
(h:mm)
Depart from Guangzhou East Stop at Dongguan Arrive at Hung Hom
Z801 08:19 09:03 10:17 1st 1:58
Z807 09:04 09:48 11:02 1st 1:58
Z813 09:55 10:39 11:53 1st 1:58
Z823(KTT) 10:37 11:21 12:33 1st 1:56
Z817 12:03 -- 13:56 1st 1:53
Z809 14:04 14:48 16:02 1st 1:58
Z825(KTT) 15:38 16:22 17:34 1st 1:56
Z815 16:14 16:58 18:12 1st 1:58
Z803 17:33 18:17 19:31 1st 1:58
Z819 18:20 19:04 20:18 1st 1:58
Z827(KTT) 20:30 21:14 22:26 1st 1:56
Z811 21:32 -- 23:25 1st 1:53

From Hong Kong to Guangdong

Train Schedule Duration
(h:mm)
Depart from Hung Hom Stop at Dongguan Arrive at Guangzhou East
Z812 07:25 08:37 09:24 1:59
Z824(KTT) 08:15 09:25 10:12 1:57
Z820 09:24 10:36 11:23 1:59
Z804 10:52 12:04 12:51 1:59
Z808 11:32 -- 13:26 1:54
Z814 12:23 -- 14:17 1:54
Z824(KTT) 08:15 09:25 10:12 1:57
Z818 14:32 15:44 16:31 1:59
Z810 16:35 17:47 18:34 1:59
Z816 18:44 19:56 20:43 1:59
Z802 20:01 21:13 22:00 1:59

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) 201 HKD (30 USD) 242 HKD (36 USD)
Child (5–9 years old) 78 HKD (10 USD) 101 HKD (15 USD) 121 HKD (18 USD)
Hong Kong - Guangzhou Train Hong Kong - Guangzhou Train

Child Fares for Trains from/to Hong Kong

This policy applies for train routes, stations, and dates specified on the paper tickets:

  • A child fare only applies for children aged between 5 and 9years old.
  • One child upto 5 years old (but not aged 5) can ride with an adult for free; one adult can only take one child of this age providingthe child doesn’t take up a seat.
  • Children of10 years old and abovehave to pay the full price.

Guangzhou – Hong Kong Train Facilities

There are two types of through trains: Kowloon – Canton Railway Through Trains(KTT), managed by Hong Kong Mass Transit Railway Corporation; 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
Dining car No Yes
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

Six Things You Need to Know About HK Train Tickets

  • 1. Trains involving Hong Kong are defined as international trains, so you need to enter the box of 'International Train from China' on our train page or you won'tfind anyresults.
  • 2. For foreign passengers, color copies or images of passports are required to issue your tickets. For mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan passengers, color copies or images ofMainland Travel Permits are needed.
  • 3. There areessential differences between the railway systems of mainland China and Hong Kong, so you can neither collect your Hong Kong tickets at stations in mainland China nor collect your mainland China train tickets at stations in Hong Kong.
  • 4. Therefore, Hong Kong tickets need to be issued by our local train ticket outlet partners in Guangzhou and Hong Kong— that is why the tickets require adelivery service.
  • 5. TicketsforGuangzhou – Hong Kong can be purchased 30 days before your departure day.
  • 6. You are recommendedto arrive at the departure station 50 minutes before the scheduled time. You will need to undergo immigration formalities andthe boarding gate will be closed 10 minutes before the train's departure time.

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 for them.China Highlights provides detailed and helpful English guidance, a 24/7 service, and also a ticket delivery service.

Train Stations

Guangzhou – Hong Kong through trains depart from Guangzhou East Railway Station and arrive at Hong Kong's Hung Hom Station (aka Kowloon, 九龙 Jiulong /jyo-long/).

guangzhou hong kong international train railway map

Guangzhou East Railway Station ("Guangzhou Dong 广州东" on Ticket)

Located in Dongzhan Roadin Tianhe District, the station is 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport.Guangzhou East Railway Station is the main terminus for the regular Guangzhou to Hong Kong train route.

Transportation to Guangzhou East Railway Station

By bus:

To/from Guangzhou East Railway Station (广州东站): B19, 41, 43, 45, 122, 122-A, 175, 183, 185, 195, 209, 214, 233, 256, 280, 283, 302, 302-A, 501, 508, 515, 551, 15 night bus, 17 night bus, 28 night bus, 78 night bus

To/from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (广州白云国际机场): Airport Express Bus

By taxi:

Taxi Stand Cost Journey Taxi Stand Cost Journey
To Guangzhou Railway Station 30 CNY (5 USD) 25mins To Guangzhou South Railway Station 75 CNY (11 USD ) 40mins
To Baiyun Airport 125 CNY (18 USD) 60mins To Canton Trade Fair Venue 30 CNY (5 USD) 25mins

By Subway

Subway Station Subway Line Duration Cost
To Guangzhou SouthRailway Station Line 1 -> Line 2, 20stops 50m 6 CNY (0.9 USD )
To Guangzhou Railway Station Line 1 -> Line 2, 11stops 30m 4 CNY (0.6 USD )
To Baiyun Airport Line 3, 11stops 35m 7CNY (1 USD )
To Chimelong Resort Line 1 -> Line 3, 11stops 30m 6 CNY (0.9 USD )
To Zhujiang New City Line 1 -> Line 3, 4stops 15m 2 CNY (0.3 USD )
Hung Hom Station Hung Hom Station

Hung Hom Station (Kowloon) "红磡站(九龙)"

Hung Hom Station is also called Kowloon Station (also referred to as Hong Kong Station on the China Highlights 'Trains' page). It is presently Hong Kong's only station with trains going to the mainland including Guangzhou, Beijing, and Shanghai.

Located in Yau Tsim Mong District(Chinese: 油尖旺區), Hung Hom Station is1,500 feet (500 meters) northeast of the Hong Kong Science Museum and the Hong Kong Museum of History, and 800 yards (730 meters) east of Nathan Road.

Transportation to Hung Hom Station

By taxi/car:

Taxi Stand Cost Journey
Tsim Sha Tsui 27 HKD (3 USD ) 10mins
Avenue of Stars 30 HKD (4 USD ) 14mins
Mong Kok 30 HKD (4 USD ) 14mins
Hong Kong Intl Airport 250 HKD (32 USD ) 35mins

By MTR:

  • East Rail Line: Hung Hom – Mong Kok East – Kowloon Tong – Tai Wai – Sha Tin – Fo Tan – Racecourse – University – Tai Po Market – Tai Wo – Fanling Sheung Shui – Lok Ma Chau – Lo Wu
  • West Rail Line: Hung Hom – East Tsim Sha Tsui – Austin – Nam Cheong – Mei Foo – Tsuen Wan West – Kam Sheung Road – Yuen Long – Long Ping – Tin Shui Wai – Siu Hong – Tuen Mun

By bus:

  • 5C: Tsz Wan Shan to Tsim Sha Tsui Dock
  • 8: Kowloon Station to Tsim Sha Tsui Dock
  • 8A: Whampoa Garden to Tsim Sha Tsui Dock (Circular)
  • 11K: Chuk Yuen Estate to Hung Hom Station
  • 11X: Upper Sau Mau Ping to Hung Hom Station
  • 21: Choi Wan Estate to Hung Hom Station
  • 81C: Yiu On Estate to Hung Hom Station
  • 87D: Kam Ying Court to Hung Hom Station
  • 260A: Siu Hong Court to Hung Hom Station
  • 260X: Po Tin to Hung Hom Station

Intercity Bus

  • A21: Airport(Ground Transport Center) to Hung Hom Station
  • E21X: Tung Chung (Yat Tung Estate) to Hung Hom Station

Minibus

  • Kowloon Line Minibus: 6, 6A, 8, 26, 26X
  • Hong Kong Airport Express Bus: K1 – Airport Express Kowloon Station to Hung Hom (via Hung Hom Station)

By Airport Express Shuttle Bus

The station is connected to Kowloon Station by a free shuttle bus. From Kowloon Station, you can then catch the Airport Express MTR train straight to the airport.

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