Hong Kong – Changsha via Shenzhen by High Speed Train

Train VS Flight

You can travel between Hong Kong and Changsha by air or high speed train via Shenzhen. Taking a flight would be the most harssle-free option buy very expensive. The most popular way is taking a high speed train via Shenzhen, which is fairly cheap but very fast and comfortable. And more importantly, it will open high speed rail connection between Changsha and Hong Kong in 3Q of 2018, which means you don’t have to make a change of train at Shenzhen but run directly from Hong Kong to Changsha by then.

There are 2 daily flights flying between Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) and Changsha Huanghua Airport (CSX), relatively operated by Cathay Dragon Airlines and Cathay Pacific Airlines. Travel time is around 1 hour 45 minutes.

Hong Kong – Changsha High Speed Train

Currently, there are no direct high speed trains linking Hong Kong with Changsha as the high speed train station West Kowloon Station in Hong Kong is still under construction and will not be open until third quarter of 2018. Though, you can still travel travel between Hong Kong and Changsha using the high speed train by making a transfer at Shenzhen or Guangzhou (Changsha-Shenzhen-Hong Kong or Changsha-Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong) , then enter Hong Kong overland from Shenzhen.

  • Option 1: Hong Kong – Changsha via Shenzhen by high speed train
  • Option 2: Hong Kong – Changsha via Shenzhen & Guangzhou by high speed train

Option 1: Hong Kong – Changsha via Shenzhen: by High Speed Trains

Since there are no direct bullet trains linking Hong Kong with Changsha at present, you will have to make a transfer at Shenzhen’s North Station or Futian Railway Station, where you can catch a high speed train to or from Changsha South Railway Station.

From Hong Kong to Changsha

Step 1: From Hong Kong to Shenzhen: You can get from Hong Kong to Shenzhen by Hong Kong’s MTR service and Shenzhen’s metro service (see the route solution). Just take Hong Kong’s East Rail Line to Lok Ma Chau Station, then pass the border control and walk to Futian Check Point Station on Shenzhen side to take the metro line 4 (Longhua Line) to get to Shenzhen North Station or Futian Railway Station (on metro line 2 and line 3) , where there are high speed trains to Changsha South Railway Station.

Step 2: From Shenzhen to Changsha by bullet trains: There are about 48 trains running daily from Shenzhen to Changsha, 37 of which depart from Shenzhen North Station and 11 from Futian Railway Station. All of the high speed trains arrive at Changsha South Railway Station.

Shenzhen to Changsha high speed trains (48 daily)
Train Type From – To Frequency Operation Duration Ticket Fares (CNY)
1st Cls 2nd Cls Biz Cls
G or D trains Shenzhen North to Changsha South 37 Departures 07:00-18:29 3h-3.5h 603.5 388.5 719.5
G trains Futian Station to Changsha South 11 Departures 07:00-18:23 3.5-4h 612 397 730
For a live schedule, please refer to http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/

From Changsha to Hong Kong

Step 1: From Changsha to Shenzhen: There are 44 high speed trains running from Changsha South Railway Station to Shenzhen North Station (34 daily) and Futian Railway Station (10 daily). Just catch one of the bullet trains to Shenzhen.

Step 2: From Shenzhen to Hong Kong: After arriving at Futian Railway Station or Shenzhen North Station, just take metro to Futian Checkpoint Station, from where pass the border control and walk to Lok Ma Chau Station to take East Rail Line MTR service to anywhere of Hong Kong. Just use this journey planner: http://www.mtr.com.hk/en/customer/jp/index.php

Changsha to Shenzhen high speed trains (45 daily)
Train Type From – To Frequency Operation Duration Ticket Fares (CNY)
1st Cls 2nd Cls Biz Cls
G trains Changsha South to Shenzhen North 35 Departures 07:00-19:29 3h-3.5h 603.5 388.5 719.5
G trains Changsha South to Futian Station 10 Departures 07:50-20:26 3.5-4h 612 397 730
For a live schedule, please refer to http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/

Option 2: Hong Kong – Changsha via Guangzhou & Shenzhen by High Speed Train

This option is a little complicated and only be applied when the high speed trains between Shenzhen and Changsha sell out. Then you can travel on this route: Changsha South – Guangzhou South – Shenzhen North or Futian Station – Hong Kong.

FAQ on Hong Kong – Changsha Bullet Train Travel

How Far is from Hong Kong to Changsha?

Hong Kong is located the southmost part of China and Changsha is located in Hunan Province. The distance between Hong Kong and Changsha is around 900 kilometers or 560 miles.

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