Hong Kong – Beijing by High Speed Train

How to Travel between Hong Kong & Beijing by Train

Hong Kong – Beijing direct high speed trains will start to run in September of 2018. Thus, passengers can travel by a bullet train between Beijing and Hong Kong in 8h45. But before September, passengers can only use the overnight Beijing – Kowloon Through Train or high speed trains via Shenzhen or Guangzhou to travel between Hong Kong & Beijing.

How long: Beijing is far from Hong Kong with a long distance of 2224 kilometers (about 1381 miles). Generally speaking flight and train are the most prefered way to travel between Hong Kong and Beijing.

Hong Kong – Beijing by Direct High Speed Train

There will be direct high speed trains linking Beijing and Hong Kong in September of 2018, when the Hong Kong West Kowloon Station begins operation. Then Hong Kong will be connected to China’s national rail network. It will reduce the train travel time from 24 hours to 8h45. More information will be added when it opens.

Hong Kong – Beijing via Shenzhen or Guangzhou

Though there are no direct high speed trains linking Hong Kong and Beijing until September of 2018, you can still travel on a high speed trains by making a transfer at Shenzhen or Guangzhou:

  • Hong Kong – Shenzhen – Beijing by high speed train
  • Hong Kong – Shenzhen – Guangzhou – Beijing by high speed train

Hong Kong – Shenzhen – Beijing by High Speed Train

Beijing & Shenzhen are linked by 2 daily G category high speed trains (G trains) and 4 high-speed sleeper (D trains) that travel 4 times weekly. And Hong Kong and Shenzhen are linked by metro. Thus, you can still travel between Hong Kong and Beijing via Shenzhen by bullet trains.

From Hong Kong to Beijing via Shenzhen: Take Hong Kong’s East Rail Line MTR serivce to Lok Ma Chau station first, then get across the border and walk into Futian Checkpoint station on Shenzhen’side, from where you can access Shenzhen Futian Train Station via metro line 4 and line 2 with a transfer at Civic Center (Futian Checkpoint – Civic Center – Futian). From Shenzhen Futian Station, you can take G category to Beijing West Station.

From Beijing to Hong Kong via Shenzhen: Just do as explained above in a opposite direction (Beijing West – Shenzhen Futian – Hong Kong).

Via Guangzhou: Guangzhou has more bullet trains to or from Beijing than Shenzhen. You can also travel on this route: Hong Kong – Shenzhen – Guangzhou – Beijing by high speed train.

Shenzhen – Guangzhou – Beijing by G category high speed train
Train Type From – To Frequency 1st-Last Duration Ticket Fares (CNY)
1st Cls 2nd Cls Biz Cls
G train Shenzhen Futian – Beijing West 2 8.5-11.5h 1488 944.5 2939
G train Guangzhou South – Beijing West 5 8-10.5h 1380 862 2724
For a live schedule & ticket availability, please refer to http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/

* High speed trains are using Shenzhen Futian Station, Guangzhou South Station and Beijing West Station.

Shenzhen – Guangzhou – Beijing by D category high speed sleeper train
Train Type From – To Frequency Day Duration Ticket Fares (CNY)
Sleeper 2nd Cls Biz Cls
D sleeper Shenzhen North – Beijing West 4 weekly Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon 11h20 1150 756
D sleeper Guangzhou South – Beijing West 6 weekly Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon 10h40 1150 709
For a live schedule & ticket availability, please refer to http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/

* High speed sleeper trains are the way to go when it comes to save your time and money. They are morder, comfortable, running in the afternoon and arriving at next morning & saving you the accommodation fees. There are 4 high speed sleeper trains running between Shenzhen North and Beijing West, 6 between Guangzhou South and Beijing West. All of them run 4 times weekly on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Hong Kong – Beijing by Through Trains

The Beijing – Hong Kong Through Train (Beijing – Kowloon Through Train or Hujiu Through Train) is an intercity train service running between Hung Home Station in Kowloon HK and Beijing West Station (Beijingxi), with stops en-route at Guangzhou East Station, Changsha Station, Wuchang Station and Zhengzhou Station, taking about 15 hours.

Schedule and Travel Duration

The shceule below are quited from the official timetable on HK MTR website

Train From – To Departure Arrival TravelTime Ticket Booking
Z98 Hung Hom HK to Beijing West 15:30 12:40+ Day 2 15h Book Online
Z97 Beijing West to Hung Hom HK 12:40 13:01+ Day 2 15h15 Book Online
Z97 Beijing to Hong Kong Stops Z98 Hong Kong to Beijing
Distance Day Arrival Departue Arrival Departure Day Distance
0 Day 1 12:40 Beijing West 15:30 Day 2 2475
707 Day 1 18:25 18:31 Zhengzhou 09:37 09:44 Day 2 1613
1243 Day 1 23:05 23:11 Wuchang 04:54 05:00 Day 2 1077
1605 Day 2 02:26 02:32 Changsha 01:29 01:35 Day 2 715
2302 Day 2 10:01 11:04 Guangzhou East 17:16 18:06 Day 1 173
2475 Day 2 13:01 Hung Hom HK 15:15 Day 1 0

Z97 & Z98 Operation Days in 2018

Month Z98 HK to BJ Z97 BJ to HK
Jan, 2018 Odd Dates Even Dates
Feb, 2018 Even Dates Odd Dates
March, 2018 Even Dates Odd Dates
April, 2018 Odd Dates Even Dates
May, 2018 Odd Dates Even Dates
June, 2018 Even Dates Odd Dates
July, 2018 Even Dates Odd Dates
Augt, 2018 Odd Dates Even Dates
Sept, 2018 Even Dates Odd Dates
Oct, 2018 Even Dates Odd Dates
Nov, 2018 Odd Dates Even Dates
Dec, 2018 Odd Dates Even Dates

Ticket Price (HK$)

Original Fare at official site , you can also find discount price at official site.

Ticket Type Adult Child
Deluxe Soft Sleeper Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper Deluxe Soft Sleeper Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper
Lower Middle Upper Lower Middle Upper
Hung Hom – Beijing West $1191 $934 $601 $587 $574 $788 $604 $393 $380 $366

 

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