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Train Travel for China Import and Export Fair

China Import and Export Fair (中国出口商品交易会), also called the Canton Fair (广交会), is an international trade fair held in April and September every year since 1957. The fair is held in Guangzhou, the capital city of Guangdong Province. It is the largest trade fair in China, with the best trade effect among all the trade fairs. About 25,000 domestic and overseas exhibitors, and 200,000 buyers from more than 210 countries attend Canton Fair every year.

Among all the domestic means of transportation to the city of Guangzhou, trains, especially high-speed trains, is a fast, cost-effective and comfortable way to go.

Hong Kong to Guangzhou by High-Speed Train

With the open of Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Line, traveling between Hong Kong and Guangzhou have become much faster and more convenient. There are 33 pairs of high-speed trains for passengers to travel between Hong Kong and Guangzhou. All the bullet trains terminate at high-speed train stations of Hong Kong West Kowloon and Guangzhou South.

Recommended Bullet Trains from Hong Kong to Guangzhou

(Updated on February 1st, 2019)

Train Number Departure Time Arrival Time Duration 2nd Class Ticket Price
G6524 09:49 10:42 53 min US$32 (215 CNY)
G6548 10:00 10:47 47 min US$28 (187 CNY)
G6520 15:00 15:47 47 min US$28 (187 CNY)
G6544 17:35 18:22 47 min US$32 (215 CNY)

Check all bullet trains from Hong Kong to Guangzhou.

Seat Classes on Hong Kong to Guangzhou Bullet Trains

Most high-speed trains traveling between Hong Kong and Guangzhou have business, first and second classes. A few only have first and second classes. They are different in terms of space, comfort and cost.

1. Second class is the most popular, also the cheapest class on a bullet train. Among those three classes, second class have the largest number. Five seats are arranged in a row: two on one side the three on the other side of the aisle, similar to the economy class on a plane.

2. First class is usually available on just one or two carriages of a bullet train. A first-class ticket is more expensive than a second-class ticket but cheaper than a business class ticket. Four seats are arranged in a row, hence provide more elbow space. Each first-class car has an auto-door to keep privacy for passengers.

3. Business class is available on just one carriage of a bullet train. It is the luxurious and most expensive class. The ticket price is twice as a second class ticket. Three leathered seats (2+1) are arranged in a row, and all seats can be reclined to a flat position for passengers to lie down. It is a perfect choice for business people who need best travel experience with privacy and comfort.

Also read How to choose train types and seat classes.

More information about Guangzhou – Hong Kong High-Speed Train.

Traveling by Train from Beijing to Guangzhou

Beijing – Guangzhou Railway is one of the most important rail arteries in China. Currently both bullet trains and normal-speed overnight trains are traveling between these two cities.

Recommended Bullet Trains from Beijing to Guangzhou

(Updated on February 1st, 2019)

Train Number Departure Time Arrival Time Duration 2nd Class Ticket Price
G79 10:00 18:01 8 h US$127 (862 CNY)
G65 10:33 20:16 9 h 43 min US$127 (862 CNY)

Recommended Ordinary Overnight Trains from Beijing to Guangzhou

(Updated om February 1st, 2019)

Train Number Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Ticket Prices
Z35 11:49 09:16 next day 21 h 27 min Superior soft sleeper: US$207 (1383 CNY)
Soft sleeper: US$115 (750 CNY)
Hard sleeper: US$65 (426 CNY)
Z97 12:40 10:04 next day 21 h 24 min

Traveling by Train from Shanghai to Guangzhou

Recommended High-Speed Train from Shanghai to Guangzhou

(Updated on February 1st, 2019)

Train Number Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Ticket Prices
G85 08:00 14:51 6 h 51 min Business class: US$367 (2492.5 CNY)
First class: US$192 (1302.5 CNY)
Second class: US$117 (793 CNY)
G99 14:10 21:32 7 h 22 min

Recommended Ordinary Overnight Trains from Shanghai to Guangzhou

(Updated on February 1st, 2019)

Train Number Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Ticket Price
Z99 17:45 10:10 next day 16 h 25 min Soft sleeper: US$95 (640 CNY)
Hard sleeper: US$53 (353 CNY)

Shenzhen to Guangzhou by Train

Recommended Bullet Trains from Shenzhen to Guangzhou

(Updated on February 1st, 2019)

Train Number Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Ticket Prices
G2926 07:58 08:27 29 min Business class: US$30 (199.5 CNY)
First class: US$15 (99.5 CNY)
Second class: US$11 (74.5 CNY)
G6342 08:16 08:45 29 min
G2904 11:45 12:14 29 min
G6306 14:42 15:11 29 min
G6002 15:00 15:30 30 min
G6038 18:42 19:11 29 min