Guangzhou – Shenzhen Bullet Trains: Best Rail Travel Guide

Guangzhou – Shenzhen by Train

There are around 200 daily trains running between Guangzhou and Shenzhen using diffrent train stations. Some of the trains are high speed trains (G or D train), while some are intercity trains (C trains) and some slow trains (K or T trains). It is key for passengers to know which station for departure and arrival and which type of train to choose:

General Rail Travel Information

C trains: Guangzhou / Guangzhou East – Shenzhen

G trains: Guangzhou South / Guangzhou North – Shenzhen North / Futian

The stations used in Guangzhou & Shenzhen. If you don’t know which station to choose, just see the comparison below.

From Guangzhou
From Shenzhen
1. Guangzhou South to Shenzhen North 5. Shenzhen North to Guangzhou South
2. Guangzhou South to Futian Station 6. Futian Station to Guangzhou South
3. Guangzhou East to Shenzhen Station 7. Shenzhen Station to Guangzhou East
4. Guangzhou Station to Shenzhen Station 8. Shenzhen Station to Guangzhou Station
others slow trains (not recommended) others slow trains (not recommended)

In addition to trains above, there are also some slow trains (k train & T train) from Guangzhou Station to Shenzhen West, Guangzhou Station to Shenzhen Station, Shenzhen Station to Guangzhou Station, Shenzhen East to Guangzhou, etc. But they are too slow to be recommended here.

Map of Stations & High Speed Rail Route

Train from Guangzhou to Shenzhen  Book Online

It is recommended to travel from Guangzhou to Shenzhen by a high speed train (G, D train) or an intercity train (C train). You can start your rail joury from Guangzhou South, Guangzhou East & Guangzhou Station, and arrive at different stations in Shenzhen. As for which station to choose, it depends on which station in Guangzhou is more close to you, where you’d like to go after arriving at a station in Shenzhen, and which train suits your time and other issues like travle time, ticket fares for consideration. (See here for which station to choose for departure from Guangzhou)

Ticket Fares, Travel Time & Train Stations  Book Online

High speed trains = G train (300 km/h) or D train (200 km/h); Intercity Train = C trains

Around 200 trains run daily from Guangzhou to Shenzhen (Updated on August 20, 2016)
Departure – Arrival Stations Train Frequency (Operation time) Train Type Duration Ticket Fares (CNY)
Biz Cls 1st Cls 2nd Cls
Guangzhou South to Shenzhen North 104 trains daily (07:00 – 23:08) G train 30 – 45 mins 199.5 99.5 74.5
Guangzhou South to Futian Station 2 trains daily (10:45 – 16:28) G train 45 mins 130 108 82
Guangzhou East to Shenzhen Station 53 trains daily (06:24 – 22:36) C train 1h12m 99.5 79.5
Guangzhou Station to Shenzhen Station 29 trains daily (06:00 – 22:34) C train 1h25m 99.5 79.5
For a live schedule & ticket availability, please refer to http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/

Which Station in Guangzhou to Choose?

Only for reference
Stations
Location
Central Guangzhou
Guangzhou Airport
Guangzhou South
Panyu District
Distance: 50 km
By taxi: 1h14mins & CNY 160
By metro line 2 + line 3: 1h25mins & CNY 9
Guangzhou East
Tianhe District
Distance: 32 km
By taxi: 55 mins & CNY 95
By metro line 3: 50 mins & CNY 7
Guangzhou Station
Yuexiu District
Distance: 31 km
By taxi: 43mins & CNY 80
By metro line 2 + line 3: 55 mins & CNY 7

 

1. Guangzhou South (also called GuangzhouNan, 广州南站. Location on Google Map. Read Guangzhou South on Wiki) is located in Panyu District and can be reached by metro line 2 and line 7 (not open yet).

2. Guangzhou East (also called GuangzhouDong, 广州东站. Location on Google Map or OpenStreetMap. Read Guangzhou East on Wiki) is located in Tianhe District and can be reached by subway line 1 and line 3.

3. Guangzhou Station (also called Guangzhou Railway Station, 广州站. Location on Google Map. Read Guangzhou Station on Wiki) is located in Yuexiu District and can be reached by subway line 2 and line 5.

Train from Shenzhen to Guangzhou

You can begin your rail journey from Shenzhen North, Futian Station or Shenzhen Station using eigther a G train or C train. As for which station to choose, it depends on which station in Shenzhen is more close to you, where you’d like to go after arriving at Guangzhou, and which train suits your time.

Ticket Price, Duration & Stations  Book Online

High speed trains = G train (300 km/h) or D train (200 km/h); Intercity Train = C trains

Around 218 trains run daily from Shenzhen to Guangzhou (Updated on August 20, 2016)
Departure – Arrival Stations Train Frequency (Operation time) Train Type Duration Ticket Fares (CNY)
Biz Cls 1st Cls 2nd Cls
Shenzhen North to Guangzhou South 85 trains daily (07:00 – 23:04) G train 29 – 42 mins 199.5 99.5 74.5
Futian Station to Guangzhou South 28 trains daily (07:03 – 22:40) G train 40 – 53 mins 130 108 82
Shenzhen Station to Guangzhou East 80 trains daily (06:20 – 22:44) C train 1h12m 99.5 79.5
Shenzhen Station to Guangzhou Station
For a live schedule & ticket availability, please refer to http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/

Which Station in Shenzhen to Choose?

Only for reference
Stations
Location
Shenzhen Bao’an Airport
Hong Kong
Bao’an District
Distance: 30km
By taxi: 42 mins & CNY 90
Via Futian Port & Lok Ma Chau: Route
Centrally located in CBD
Distance: 32.8 km
By taxi: 34 mins & CNY 88
By metro line 11: 1 hour & CNY 7
Via Futian Port & Lok Ma Chau: Route
Shenzhen Station
Luohu District
Distance: 42 km
By taxi: 45 mins & CNY 110
Next to Luohu Port for HK

 

1. Shenzhen North (also called ShenzhenBei, 深圳北站. Location on OpenStreetMap. Read Shenzhen North on Wiki) is located in Bao’an District and can be reached by metro line 4 and line 5.

2. Futian Station (also called Futian Train Station, 福田站) is located in Futian District and you can go there by subway line 2 and line 3 & line 11 (not open yet).

3. Shenzhen Station (also called Shenzhen Railway Station 深圳站 or referred as Luohu Train Station, 罗湖火车站. Location on OpenStreetMap. Read Shenzhen Station on Wiki) is located in Luohu District and can be reached by subway line 1 (at Luohu metro station).

Others route

Guangzhou to Yangshuo Train; Guangzhou to Guilin Train; Shenzhen to Guilin Train; Train from Guangzhou, Hong Kong West Kowloon Station

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