Hong Kong West Kowloon – Fuzhou by High Speed Train


As of December of 2023, there is only one daily high speed train running between Hong Kong West Kowloon Station and Fuzhou Railway Station. But if you make a transfer at Shenzhen North (HK West Kowloon – Shenzhenbei – Fuzhou), you will have more train options.

How far is Fuzhou from Hong Kong: The distance between Hong Kong and Fuzhou (Capital city of Fujian Province) is about 860 kilometers.

  • Route 1: Hong Kong – Fuzhou by direct train, 1 daily
  • Route 2: Hong Kong – Shenzhen North – Fuzhou, more trains (recomended)

Route 1. Hong Kong – Fuzhou by Direct Train, 1 Daily

Schedule, Ticket Price & Duration

Hong Kong – Fuzhou Train (1 daily)
Trains From – To Dept – Arri Duration Ticket Fares (CNY/HK$)
1st Cls 2nd Cls Biz Cls
G3002 HK West Kowloon to Fuzhou 14:25 – 19:51 5h26 ¥629 ¥393
G3001 Fuzhou to HK West Kowloon 08:38 – 14:01 5h23 ¥629 ¥393
For a live schedule & ticket availability & delivery, just refer to www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/

For travelers journeying between Hong Kong West Kowloon and Fuzhou, there are daily train services available. The train G3002 departs from Hong Kong West Kowloon Station at 14:25 and arrives in Fuzhou  Station at 19:51, with a travel duration of 5 hours and 26 minutes.

The return journey, G3001, leaves Fuzhou at 08:38 and reaches Hong Kong West Kowloon at 14:01, taking 5 hours and 23 minutes. Ticket fares vary, with options for 1st Class priced at ¥629, 2nd Class at ¥393, and Business Class also available.

If the train times above does’t suits your plan, you can choose to make a transfer at Shenzhen North (HK West Kowloon – Shenzhenbei – Fuzhou), which hase lots of trains to or from Hong Kong and Fuzhou.

Route 2: Hong Kong – Shenzhen – Fuzhou, more trains

Since there is only one daily direct train between Hong Kong & Fuzhou, passengers can make a transfer at Shenzhen North Station (Shenzhenbei), which provides you more trains (HK West Kowloon – Shenzhenbei – Fuzhou).

Shenzhen North has over 70 daily bullet trains to or from HK West Kowloon, and 30 dailly trains to Fuzhou South Railway Station (Fuzhounan), 8 daily trains to Fuzhou Railway Station.

Hong Kong – Fuzhou via Shenzhen
Train Type From – To Frequency 1st-Last Duration Ticket Fares (CNY)
1st Cls 2nd Cls Biz Cls
G train Hong Kong – Shenzhen North 70+ 07:03-22:35 18 mins 109 68
D, G train Shenzhen North – Fuzhou / Fuzhounan 38 07:11 – 18:02 5.5h – 6hrs 439 274
For a live schedule & ticket availability, refer to www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/

Hong Kong West Kowloon Station

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.

Check Live English Schedule

1. Book with 12306 China Railway

www.12306.cn is the offcial website of China Railway, which now has supported English. It also provides an offcial ticketing (English version) App – Tielu 12306 for both iOS and Android.

Jack’s friendly reminder: In the official site www.12306.cn, you can enter “hkw” or ‘hkwestkowloon‘ as Hong Kong West Kowloon Station; and”fuzhou” as Fuzhou Railway Station; “Fuzhounan” as Fuzhou South Station.

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 Hong Kong West Kowloon Station or Fuzhou Railway Station, Fuzhou South 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

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