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The Shanghai – Hong Kong through train is the train service operating every second day from Shanghai Railway Station to Hung Hom Station (aka Kowloon, 九龙 Jiulong /jyo-long/) in Hong Kong via Guangzhou East Railway Station.
The new high-speed trains connecting Guangzhou – Shenzhen – Hong Kong with national railway networks including Beijing – Shanghai – Guangzou will be operational from July to September, 2018.
At that time, the journey time between Shanghai and Hong Kong will reduce to 8 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.
Trains depart on odd or even days according to different months. Please see the table below for general information.
Departure dates in 2018: (Update on Oct 13th, 2017.)
Shanghai to Hong Kong
Hong Kong to Shanghai
13:01 (next day)
10:37 (next day)
|Deluxe sleeper||Soft sleeper||Hard sleeper|
Child(5–9 years old)
The Shanghai – Hong Kong train departs from Shanghai Railway Station and arrives at Hung Hom Station, passing through Jinhua, Zhuzhou, and Guangzhou.
Located in the central zone of the city, the station isabout 4 kilometers (2 miles) west of the Bund. It is equipped with very frequent transportation.
By subway: The entrance to the subway terminal at Shanghai Railway Station is just to the east side of the taxi terminal on the south square.
|Subway Station||Subway Line||Duration||Cost|
|Shanghai Hongqiao Station||Line 1 & Line 10||1 hour||USD0.8 (RMB6)|
|Shanghai South Station||Line 1||30 minutes||USD0.7 (RMB5)|
Shanghai Hongqiao Airport
|Line 1 & Line 2||1 hour||USD0.8 (RMB6)|
|Shanghai Pudong Airport||Line 1 & Line 2||1 hour||USD0.9 (RMB6)|
|The Oriental Pearl Tower||30 yuan (4.50 USD)||25 minutes|
|Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station||80 yuan (12 USD)||50 minutes|
|Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport||60 yuan (9 USD)||40 minutes|
|Shanghai Pudong International Airport||175 yuan (27 USD) (includes expressway toll)||1 hour|
Located in Yau Tsim Mong District (Chinese: 油尖旺區), it is presently Hong Kong's only station with trains going to the mainland including Guangzhou, Beijing, and Shanghai.
1,500 feet (500 meters) northeast of the Hong Kong Science Museum and the Hong Kong Museum of History; 800 yards (730 meters) east of Nathan Road.
|Subway Station||Subway Line||Duration|
|Tsim Sha Tsui||West Rail Line 1 (1stop)||5 minutes to East Tsun Sha Tsui|
|Disneyland Resort||West Line (4stops) -Tung Chung Line(3stops) - Disneyland Resort Line||35 minutes|
Shenzhen North Railway Station
|East Line (11stops)-Walk to Futian checkpoint - Line 4(10stops)||50 minutes|
|Hong Kong Airport||West Line (4stops) - Tung Chung Line(3stops) - Airport Express||40 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 International Airport||250 HKD (32 USD)||35 minutes|