Traveling from Hong Kong West Kowloon to Chongqing by high-speed train offers a panoramic view into the heart of China. A direct train, G320 / 319, operates once daily between these cities, but if you opt for a transfer at Guangzhou South, a broader range of options with more frequent services to both Chongqing West and Chongqing North stations becomes available.
- 1. Hong Kong West Kowloon – Chongqing West direct train, once daily
- 2. Hong Kong – Guangzhou South – Chongqing by train, more trains
Train Schedule Overview
Route 1: Hong Kong – Chongqing Direct Train: G320/G319
|HK West Kowloon 11:55
|Chongqing West 18:55
|Chongqing West 08:49
|HK West Kowloon 15:58
Route 2: Hong Kong – Guangzhou South – Chongqing, More Trains
If you make a transfer in Guangzhou South Station, you can find frequent trains to or from Hong Kong & Chongqing. Moreover, some of the trains allow you opt of either Chongqing West Station (Chongqingxi) or Chongqing North Station (Chongqingbei).
|HK West Kowloon
|47m – 1h11m
|Chongqing West / North
Which Train Stations in Chongqing
Chongqing Metro Network
- Chongqing Metro official website (Chinese version): www.cqmetro.cn
- Chongqing Metro official website (English version): https://www.cqmetro.cn/indexEng.html
- Chengdu metro network map: www.cqmetro.cn/imgs/%E7%BA%BF%E8%B7%AF%E5%85%A8-eng.png
Which Train Station in Hong Kong
Hong Kong West Kowloon Station is currently the only train station that operates high speed trains to Guangzhou South & Guangzhou East. The other original Hum Hom Station no longer operates through train services to Guangzhou East. So, HK West Kowloon is your only opertion. You can take the MTR to the West Kowloon Station. It is located between Kowloon Station & Austin Station. Just use www.mtr.com.hk/en/customer/jp2/ to plan your route.
Photo Guide: how to take a train from HK West Kowloon
Hong Kong West Kowloon Station Port operation time: 06:30 – 23:30
How to Buy Tickets Online
There are several ways to book your train tickets online. Just remember that booking herizon for train tickets opens 15 days before your travel date. It is recommended to book you tickets as soon as possible in advance to secure your seat at your desired departure time.
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1. Book with 12306 China Railway
Jack’s friendly reminder: In the official site www.12306.cn, you can enter “hkw” or ‘hkwestkowloon‘ as Hong Kong West Kowloon Station; and “gzn”& “guangzhounan” as Guangzhou South; “gzd” & “Chongqingxi” as Chongqing West.
2. Book with China Highlights
www.chinahighlights.com is a trusted online ticket agent who get possitive reviews & is often recommended on Trip Advisor forum. They offer real-time train schedule online, English-language support, They can also provide assistance in case of any issues with your tickets or travel or when you’re running into trouble. Even they can deliver tickets to your hotel in advance. You can place orders with them any time. They are helpful, especially when you’re not familiar with the China’s transportation system or do not speak Chinese.
How to Buy Tickets at Train Station
If you prefer to purchase your train tickets in person at the train station, you can do so at either Chengdu East Station, or Hong Kong West Kowloon Station. Remember to bring your passports or any other necessary documents when buying your tickets.
When to Buy Tickets
Tickets can be booked up to 15 days on the official 12306 China Railway website. It is always advisable to buy tickets in advance to secure ticket availability or seat assignment. Tickets tend to sell out quickly on this popular route especially during the bussy travel peak period, such as the public National Days (Gold Week), Labour’s Days, Chinese Moon Festival or Qingming Festival. But if you use an online ticket agent www.chinahighlights.com, you can order tickets any time with them and they will book it for you once the tickets are released online.
Immigration & Customs Procedures at Hong Kong West Kowloon
Hong Kong West Kowloon Station is a joint checkpoint between Hong Kong and mainland China, which means that border control and immigration procedures for both Hong Kong and mainland China are conducted in one place in Hong Kong West Kowloon Station. So prepare for all necessary travel documents like passports and visas at hand and allow surfficient time for the immigration and customs procedures for both Hong Kong and Manland sides.
How much time do I need to clear immigration at West Kowloon Station
It is advised to arrive at the West Kowloon Station at least 45 minutes before your departure time, as you need to go through both the Hong Kong Port and the Mainland Port on the same floor of the station. The immigration process may take longer during peak hours or holidays, so you should plan ahead and allow enough time for clearance.
Boarding Tips and Procedures
Make sure to arrive at the train station early enough before departure time to allow for ticket checks, immigration and custom procedures, security checks and boarding. You will need to present your passport and train ticket for verification before boarding the train.
Visa to Mainland China
You need a visa to enter mainland China if you are taking a train from Hong Kong to Guangzhou. While most passports are granted visa on arrival for Hong Kong, you’ll still need a visa to enter mainland China. Just apply it in advance.
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.
Option 2: Trip.com is an internatioal brand owned by Ctrip Group, China's largest online travel booking platform. Trip.com offers booking service for flight, train, hotel, activities, etc