Hong Kong – Meizhou by Train
How to Travel between Hong Kong & Meizhou by Train
- Route 1: Hong Kong West Kowloon – Shenzhen North – Meizhou West (recommended with more trains)
- Route 2: Hong Kong West Kowloon – Shenzhen Futian – Meizhou West
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How to Take a Train from HK West Kowloon – Photo Guide
Photos courtesy of Keith Wong, a Singaporean working in HK & ChinaTrain12306 visitor.
From Hong Kong to Meizhou: Since there are no direct bullet trains linkiing Hong Kong and Meizhou, you have to get to Shenzhen first as there are 8 daily departures from Shenzhen North Railway Station and 1 departure from Shenzhen Futian Station. Just take one of the frequent high speed trains from Hong Kong West Kowloon Station to Shenzhen North or Shenzhen Futian Station first, then a connecting train to Meizhou West Railway Station (MeizhouXi, 梅州西站), taking 3.5 hours and costing CNY 161 on a second class seat or CNY 257 for a first class seat.
From Meizhou to Hong Kong: The high speed train from Meizhou to Shenzhen are departing from Meizhou West Railway Station.So just get to Meizhou West by a taxi or public bus 18, 20, 22, 23, 34, 35 first. 8 high speed trains from Meizhou West are arriving at Shenzhen North Railway Station with only one at Shenzhen Futian Station. Then you connect to another train to Hong Kong West Kowloon Station.
- Reference: Hong Kong to Shenzhen by train (ticketing channal, which station)
- Station used: Hong Kong West Kowloon, Shenzhen North Railway Station, Shenzhen Futian Station, Meizhou West Railway Station
Hong Kong – Shenzhen – Meizhou Train Schedule, Fares & Duration
|Hong Kong – Meizhou by Bullet Train|
|Trains||From – To||Frequency||Duration||Ticket Fares (CNY)|
|1st Cls||2nd Cls||Biz Cls|
|G trains||Shenzhen North – Meizhou West||8||3-3.5h||257||161||481|
|G trains||Shenzhen Futian – Meizhou West||1||3-3.5h||293||186|
If you arrive by flight at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG Airport) and want to travel directly to Meizhou, you can take the airport express from airport to Kowloon Station, which is next to Hong Kong West Kowloon Station within walking distance. From HK West Kowloon Station, you can take a train to Shenzhen North first then a connecting train to Meizhou West Station.?(see Hong Kong Airport to Hong Kong West Kowloon Station page)
You can buy tickets yourself at any stations in Meizhou or HK West Kowloon with your passports. But if you don’t speak Chinese, you may use a trusted online ticket agent.
Book with a trusted online ticket agent
If you are outside China, and want to buy tickets in advance online, you can turn to use an online ticke agent. Below are two trusted ticket agents who get positive reviews and recommended often on Trip Advisor:
- Buy at www.chinahiglights.com/china-trains/ (Sharon offers help)
- Buy at http://www.china-diy-travel.com/en/ (Promo code: ct123. Helen offers help)
- Service time: 24/7 hoursPayments: Paypayl, Visa, MasterCard, Alipay, etc
You can place your order any time with the agents, who will buy tickets for you when tickets are released. You can check English train timetable on their site and select a window seat or aisle seat. The agents can deliver tickets to your hotel as well as English instructions on how to take a train in China, how to get to the station, etc.If you run into any troubles, or need to refund or cancell tickets or change trains, they will offer you professional help. A additional service or delivery fee will be charged by the agents.
When to buy tickets
Both China & Hong Kong train tickets go on sale online 30 days in advance or go on sale at train station 28 days in advance.
Where to buy tickets
You can buy tickets with your passports at train station in HK West Kowloon Station or any train stations in Meizhou,etc. Or you can buy tickets online with a trusted online ticket agent, or Hong Kong MTR official site or www.12306.cn (the official Chinese train ticket booking platform, which is only in Chinese).
Buy tickets at train stations
In Hong Kong: You can buy tickets with passports at Hong Kong West Kowloon Station,where there are 23 ticket counters selling Cross Boundary Tickets and 5 designated counters selling Mainland Domestic Tickets. The 5 desinated counters will charge you additional service fees. There are also ticket kiosks there but they don’t accept foreigner passports.
|Ticketing Channel in HK||Acceptable Identification Document||Advance Sales||Booking Cut-off Time (before train departure)||Payment Method|
|Ticket Counters||Passport||28 days||45 mins||HKD & RMB||Visa
Alipay, Alipay HK
WeChat Pay, WeChat Pay HK
|Ticket Machine||Not accepted passport||28 days||45 mins||HKD||Visa payWave
In Meizhou : buy in any train stations close to you.
Buy Online at official Hong Kong MTR site
Or you can also use Hong Kong MTR offical site to buy tickets:
- Buy ticket at Hong Kong MTR site (both in Chinese and English)
- Check train timetable
- Check train fare
Other Rail Routes
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 from $6.
Option 2: China DIY Travel is also a trusted online ticketing agent & get recommended for their excellent service on TripAdvisor. Helen & her Australian husband, team are always helpful buying tickets for foreigners. ChinaTrain12306 users can use PROMO CODE “ct123” to reduce booking fees.