Guangzhou – Chaoshan for Shantou, Chaozhou by Bullet Train

Guangzhou – Shantou & Chaozhou

Guangzhou – Shantou & Chaozhou by High Speed Train


High speed train is the best way to travel between Guangzhou and Shantou & Chaozhou. Now, direct high speed train service has been launched between Guangzhou and Shantou, city center to city center. While if you want to travel from Guangzhou to Chaozhou, you will have to make a transfer at Chaoshan Railway Station, which linked to Chaozhou or Shantou by local bus. Follow Jack’s advice to figure out what is the best way that works for you:

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1: Guangzhou – Shantou by Bullet Train, City Center to Center

Direct high speed trains between Guangzhou and Shantou have been launched since 2018, city center to city center using Guangzhou East Train Station (GuangzhouDong)and Shantou Railway Station.

From Guangzhou to Shantou: 6 daily D-class high speed trains leaves from the centrally-located Guangzhou East Station and arrive at the Shantou Railway Station in city center of Shantou City. Journey time ranges from 3h33 to 3h50 and ticket fare is CNY188.5 for a second class seat. Besides, there is one G-class train G6341 going from Guangzhou South Station (Guangzhounan), arriving at Shantou Station, taking just 2h55.

From Shantou to Guangzhou: All the direct high speed trains run from Shantou Railway Station and arrive at Guangzhou East Station.

Train Schedule, Fares & Duration

Guangzhou – Shantou by high speed train
Trains From – To Frequency Duration Ticket Fares (CNY)
1st Cls 2nd Cls Biz Cls
D & G trains Guangzhou East or Guangzhou South to Shantou 7 3.5-4h 266.5 188.5
D trains Shantou to Guangzhou East 7 3.5-4h 266.5 188.5
For a live schedule & ticket availability, please refer to http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/

2: Guangzhou – Chaoshan – Shantou by Bullet Train, More Trains

You can find more trains if you travel on this route: Guangzhou – Chaoshan – Shantou by making a connection at Chaoshan Railway Station. Chaoshan Railway Station is a hgih speed station serving the cities of Shantou, Chaozhou and Jieyang in Eastern Guangdong Province, and linked by local public buses.

From Guangzhou to Shantou via Chaoshan: There are 12 G-class high speed trains from Guangzhou South to Chaoshan Station, and 11 D-class high speed trains from the centrally-located Guangzhou East Station to Chaoshan Station. After arriving at Chaoshan Station, just connect to a high speed train to Shantou Station in city center, 14 trains dail & 25 mins & from CNY10.

Option 3: Guangzhou – Chaoshan – Chaozhou

Guangzhou has no direct high speed trains to or from Chaozhou. But you can go to Chaoshan Railway Station from Guangzhou South Station or Guangzhou East Station first, then take a bus from Chaoshan Railway Station to central Chaozhou.

How to Buy Tickets

You can buy tickets yourself at any stations in Guangzhou or Chaozhou, Shantou with your passport up to 30 days in advance. But if you don’t speak Chinese, you may use a trusted online ticket agent.

Book with a trusted online ticket agent

If you are outside China, and want to buy tickets in advance online, you can turn to use an online ticke agent. Below are two trusted ticket agents who get positive reviews and recommended often on Trip Advisor:

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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.

Option 2: China DIY Travel  is also a trusted online ticketing agent & get recommended for their excellent service on TripAdvisor. Helen & her Australian husband, team are always helpful buying tickets for foreigners. ChinaTrain12306 users can use PROMO CODE “ct123” to reduce booking fees.