How to Travel between Hong Kong & Foshan by Bullet Train
Currently, there are no direct high speed trains linking Hong Kong and Foshan, but you may consider making a transfer at Guangzhou South Station (HK West Kowloon – Guangzhou South – Foshan West) by high speed trains.
- Hong Kong West Kowloon – Guangzhou South – Foshan West
Hong Kong – Foshan via Guangzhou by High Speed Trains
Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Station started operation on Sept 23, 2018, making it possible to travel betweeen Hong Kong and Guangzhou South by high speed trains. Guangzhou South has lots of high speed trains to or from Foshan West in just 20 minutes.
From Hong Kong to Foshan: Take one of the frequent high speed trains from Hong Kong West Kowloon Station to Guangzhou South first, taking about 50 – 60 minutes and costing from CNY215 in a second class seat. Then connect to another high speed train to Foshan West, taking about 20 minutes and costing from CNY12 in a second class seat.
From Foshan to Hong Kong: Take a high speed train from Foshan West to Guangzhou South first, then catch a connecting high speed train to Hong Kong West Kowloon Station.
Schedule, Ticket Price & Duration
|Hong Kong West Kowloon – Kunming South by Bullet Train (1 daily)|
|Trains||From – To||Dept – Arri||Duration||Ticket Fares (CNY)|
|1st Cls||2nd Cls||Biz Cls|
|G trains||HK West Kowloon – Guangzhou South||–||50-60m||323||215||452|
|D or G trains||Guangzhou South – Foshan West||–||20m||20||12|
For a live schedule & ticket availability & more trains, please refer to http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/
Hong Kong Airport – Foshan by Train
From HKIA to Foshan: If you arrive Hong Kong at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), you can take Hong Kong MTR service – the Airport Express Line from Airport Station to Kowloon Station (or Austin Station), then walk from Kowloon Station (or Austin station) to Hong Kong West Kowloon Station, from where take a bullet train to Guangzhou South, then connect to a high speed train to Foshan West.
Hong Kong MTR Planner: just use this route planner to plan your route and fare.
From Foshan to HKIA: If you want to travel from Foshan to Hong Kong International Airport, you can go to Foshan West Station first, then get onboard a high speed train to Guangzhou South and connect to a high speed train to Hong Kong West Kowloon Station. From Hong Kong West Kowloon Station, you can walk to Kowloon MTR station or Austin MTR station to take MTR to Airport MTR station.
Foshan West Train Station
Foshan West Train Station (Foshan Xi, Foshanxi) is located in Shishan Town in Nanhai District in Foshan City, 22km from Guangzhou City, 7.8km from Chancheng District and 11.8km from Guicheng District in Nanhai. It opened on August 18, 2017 with 10 platforms.
Metro: Foshan West will be connected to Guangzhou Metro Line 19 (under construction), Foshan Metro Line 3 (under construction) and Line 4 (under construction) .
How to Buy Train Tickets
When to buy tickets
You can buy tickets online up to 30 days in advance or at train station 28 days ahead of your travel date.
Where to buy tickets
1. You can use an online ticket agent like China Highlights or China DIY Travel, who will buy tickets and select a window seat ticket or aisile seat for you once tickets are released, or deliver tickets to your hotel. They will charge you service fee.
- 1. www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/
- 2. http://www.china-diy-travel.com/en/ (ChinaTrain12306 users can use PROMO Code “ct123” to reduce service fee)
2. You can also buy tickets yourself at station. Just show up and buy tickets at ticket counters in Hong Kong West Kowloon Station and Foshan West Railway Station. (See how to buy high speed train tickets in Hong Kong).
Major High Speed Train Routes from Hong Kong to
Trusted Online Ticket Agents:
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