From Hong Kong to Guangzhou by Bullet Train or Through Train

Hong Kong – Guangzhou by High Speed Train, Through Train or Bus ?

Hong Kong and Guangzhou (Canton) are megacities and gateways in South China. They are linked frequently by long distance bus or through trains (Guangzhou – Kowloon HK Through Trains).

Now starting from September of 2018, you will get a new option: direct high speed trains. There will be frequent direct high speed trains linking Hong Kong and Guangzhou in 48 minutes when the Guangzhou – Shenzhen – Hong Kong Express Rail Link fully opens in September of 2018. This page explains you how to travel between Hong Kong & Guangzhou by trains.

 According to the latest news, Hong Kong high speed train service will start service on September 23 of 2018. If you have any questions, just contact Jack at chinatrain12306@gmail.com

How far is Guangzhou from Hong Kong: the distance is about 180 kilometers or 111 miles.

Hong Kong – Guangzhou by High Speed Trains Book Online

There will be high speed trains linking Hong Kong and Guangzhou in September of 2018, when the West Kowloon Station begins operation. The high speed trains will depart or arrive at West Kowloon Station in Hong Kong and Guangzhou South Railway Station, running 25 times per day, costing CNY215 or HKD 260 and taking about 48 minutes. Trains will be running on the Guangzhou – Shenzhen Hong Kong Express Rail Link, calling at Shenzhen Futian Station, Shenzhen North Station, Humen Railway Station in Dongguan.

From West Kowloon Station to Frequency Interval Travel Time Fares
Shenzhen Futian Station 54 15 mins 14mins ¥66 / HK$80
Shenzhen North Station 54 23mins ¥74 / HK$90
Humen Railway Station 7 ¥173 / HK$210
Guangzhou South Station 25 30 mins 48mins ¥214 / HK$260

The official train schedule and fares will be updated here when they are official released.

About Train

Vibrant Express owned by Hong Kong will be used to run along the Guangzhou – Shenzhen – Hong Kong Express Rail Link. The train set is based on CRH380A EMU high speed train, and has two classes of seats: standard class and first class seats.

Hong Kong – Guangzhou via Shenzhen by High Speed Train

Since there are no direct high speed trains linking Hong Kong and Guangzhou currently, a connection at Shenzhen is necessary (Guangzhou – Shenzhen – Hong Kong). Depending on which port you will use for border crossing, you have two routes to go:

from hong kong to shenzhen via lok ma chau station
hong kong – shenzhen via lok ma chau station by mtr and metro of shenzhen

Rail Routes & Station Map

Route 1: Hong Kong – Shenzhen North – Guangzhou South

This route requires you to go through the border control at Futian Checkpoint in Shenzhen and Lok Ma Chau station in Hong Kong. The high speed trains depart from or arrive at Shenzhen North Station and Guangzhou South Station.

From Hong Kong to Guangzhou via Shenzhen : Take Hong Kong’s MTR East Rail Line to Lok Ma Chau station first, then walk across the border control into Futian Checkpoint station at Shenzhen side. Then take Shenzhen metro line 4 to Shenzhen North Station, from where there are lots of G category high speed trains to Guangzhou South Station, taking about 30-40 minutes.(Use?Hong Kong MTR planner?&?Shenzhen metro planner?to plan your journey)

From Guangzhou to Hong Kong via Shenzhen : Just travel on this route: Guangzhou South to Shenzhen North by bullet train, then metro line 4 to Futian Checkpoint. Then walk across the border to Lok Ma Chau, from where catch MTR train to central Hong Kong. (Use?Hong Kong MTR planner?&?Shenzhen metro planner?to plan your journey)

Route 2: Hong Kong – Shenzhen Station – Guangzhou East (Recommended)

Route 2 requires you to go through Luohu Port in Shenzhen and Lowu Port in Hong Kong, and board the C category high speed trains running between Shenzhen Railway Station and Guangzhou East Station (Guangzhoudong).

From Hong Kong to Guangzhou: Take Hong Kong’s MTR East Rail Line to Lo Wu station in Hong Kong & Luohu Port in Shenzhen , pass the border control. Then the Shenzhen Railway Station is within walking distance from Luohu Port. There are about 100 daily C category high speed trains running from Shenzhen Railway Station to the centrally-located Guangzhou East Station.

From Guangzhou to Hong Kong via Shenzhen: Just do as explained above in a opposite direction (Guangzhou East – Shenzhen Station – Luohu/Lowu – Hong Kong).

Hong Kong – Guangzhou Through Train Book Online

The Guangzhou – Hong Kong Through train, or commonly called Guangzhou – Kowloon Through Train is an inter-city train service running between Guangzhou East Station and Hung Hom Station in Kowloon of Hong Kong, jointly operated by MTR Corporation of Hong Kong & Guangzhou Railway Group.

Through train route from Hung Hom HK to Guangzhou East

The through trains run 12 times a day between Hung Hom Station and Guangzhou East Station (Guangzhoudong) with some of them calling at Changping Station in Dongguan & one continuing to Foshan Station. Live train schedule & ticket price can be found at its official site:

Through Train Schedule & Fares

The timetable below are used from MTR’s official site.

Train Timetable: Hung Hom HK to Guangzhou East
Hung Hom HK to Guangzhou East (Guangzhoudong)
Train No. Time Schedule
Depart Hung Hom Arrive Changping Arrive Guangzhoudong
Z812 7:25 8:37 9:24
Z824 (Ktt) 8:15 9:25 10:12
Z820 9:24 10:36 11:23
Z804 10:52 12:04 12:51
Z808 11:32 13:26
Z814 12:23 14:17
Z826 (Ktt) 13:11 14:21 15:08
Z818 14:32 15:44 16:31
Z810 16:35 17:47 18:34
Z828 (Ktt) 18:00 19:10 19:57
Z816 18:44 19:56 20:43
Z802 20:01 21:13 22:00
Train Timetable: Guangzhou East to Hung Hom HK
Guangzhou East (Guangzhoudong) to Hung Hom HK
Train No. Time Schedule
Depart Hung Hom Arrive Changping Arrive Guangzhoudong
Z801 08:19 09:03 10:17
Z807 09:04 09:48 11:02
Z813 09:55 10:39 11:53
Z823 (Ktt) 10:37 11:21 12:33
Z817 12:03 13:56
Z809 14:04 14:48 16:02
Z825 (Ktt) 15:38 16:22 17:34
Z815 16:14 16:58 18:12
Z803 17:33 18:17 19:31
Z819 18:20 19:04 20:18
Z827 (Ktt) 20:30 21:14 22:26
Z811 21:32 23:25

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