Buy High Speed Train Tickets at Hong Kong West Kowloon or Online

Hong Kong – China High Speed Train Service

Hong Kong’s high speed train station – West Kowloon Station, opened on September 23, 2018 makes it possible to travel to or from cities in mainland China by direct high speed trains. As of September of 2018, West Kowloon Station in Hong Kong has frequent bullet trains to Shenzhen, Dongguan, Guangzhou, and a few bullet trains futher to Shantou, Huizhou, Xiamen, Fuzhou, and Beijing, Shanghai, Guilin, Yangshuo, Kunming, Guiyang, etc.

Tickets Fares

Short-laul destinations HK$ CNY¥
Hong Kong – Futian 78 68
Hong Kong – Shenzhen North 86 75
Hong Kong – Guangmingcheng 109 95
Hong Kong – Humen (Dongguan) 205 178
Hong Kong – Qingsheng 213 185
Hong Kong – Guangzhou South 247 215

Long-haul Journey

Long-haul destinations HK$
Hong Kong – Beijing 1239
Hong Kong – Shanghai 1159
Hong Kong – Shijiazhuang 1151
Hong Kong – Kunming 863
Hong Kong – Hangzhou 1075
Hong Kong – Zhengzhou 998
Hong Kong – Guiyang 619
Hong Kong – Nanchang 790
Hong Kong – Wuhan 780
Hong Kong – Guilin 436
Hong Kong – Changsha 608
Hong Kong – Fuzhou 401
Hong Kong – Xiamen 309
Hong Kong – Shantou 216

How to Buy High Speed Train Tickets in Hong Kong

According the latest news, Hong Kong’s high speed train schedule and tickets will be released from September 10, and the high speed trains will start running on Septembr 23. Passengers can pre-book your train tickets before the opening of high speed train service in West Kowloon Station. You have these options to buy your train tickets:

  • Buy at Hong Kong West Kowloon Station
  • Book through Hong Kong MTR site
  • Book through an online ticket agent

Buy Tickets at Hong Kong West Kowloon Station

For booking high speed train tickets from Hong Kong to cities in mainland China, you can go to the train station and buy tickets yourself. There are ticket windows, self-service machines and third-party tour agencies selling train tickets. Foreigners can use your valid passport to buy tickets at West Kowloon Station.Tickets are classified as adult ticket and child ticket.

Buy at ticket counters at station : There are about 28 ticket windows set in West Kowloon Station, which deal with ticket purchase, ticket collection, ticket change and ticket refund service. Of the 28 ticket windows, 25 of which only deal service for trains originating from or ending in Hong Kong (ie: Hong Kong to Guangzhou train or Guangzhou to Hong Kong train), 5 of which only deal service for trains that are not originating or ending in Hong Kong (for example: Guangzhou to Xian, Shenzhen to Nanjing). So, just go to the right ticket windows.

Buy at ticket-machines in West Kowloon Station: There are 39 self-service ticketing machines set in West Kowloon Station, with which you can buy high speed trains tickets from Hong Kong to a number of cities in mainland China. The ticket machines offer English instructions. Passengers can only use the ticket machine to buy tickets for no more than 10 tickets. Ticket machines only accept Hong Kong dollars and electronic payments up to HK$ 1000.

Book Tickets through Hong Kong MTR Site

Currently, there are no any updates on Hong Kong high speed train service on the website http://www.mtr.com.hk/en/customer/tourist/index.php.

Book Tickets via an Online Ticket Agent

If you want to pre-book your Hong Kong – China train tickets outside China in a foreign country (United Stations, Australia, Thailand for example) or you want to book tickets in advance in case of selling out, you can turn to book with a online ticket agent. There are several recommended online ticket agents out there, who can buy tickets for you once tickets are released, pick a window seat for you and even deliver tickets to your hotel. They offer a English-version live train timetable. You need to pay for the service fee or delivery fee.

China Highlights and China DIY Travel (promo code: ct123) are two trusted online ticket agents, who can help plan your rail journey and offers English version China train schedule. They can only buy you Hong Kong high speed train tickets, but also tickets between cities within mainland China.

Trusted Online Ticket Agents:

Option 1: China Highlights is a reliable online agency  for China train ticketing. They get positive reviews on TripAdvisor & Trustpilot. Sharon and her team help you buy tickets & plan rail routes even deliver tickets to your hotels with a service fee from $6.

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