How to Travel Hong Kong – Shanghai by Train
Shanghai – Hong Kong high speed trains will be operational in third quarter (probably in September) of 2018. Currently, you can take travel between Hong Kong and Shanghai by through train service or high speed train via Shenzhen.
- Option 1 : Hong Kong – Shanghai by high speed train (not open)
- Option 2 : Hong Kong – Shenzhen – Shanghai by high speed train (recomended)
- Option 3 : Hong Kong – Shanghai Through Train (recommended)
The Hong Kong – Shanghai direct high speed trains will pass through Shenzhen North, Shantou, Xiamen, Fuzhou, Wenzhou, Ningbo, Hangzhou and finally reach at Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station.
Train Station Maps of Shanghai, Shenzhen & Hong Kong
Hong Kong – Shanghai high speed train service will begin operation in September of 2018, when Hong Kong West Kowloon Station is put into use. By then, Hong Kong will be connected into China’s high speed rail network, allowing passengers to or from Hong Kong or Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen by high speed train service.
Just stay tuned. I will update the latest news later.
Since there are no direct high speed trains linking Shanghai and Hong Kong yet, you can still travel between them by bullet train via Shenzhen (Hong Kong – Shenzhen – Shanghai). You can travel between Hong Kong & Shenzhen via MTR service and metro, and travel between Shenzhen and Shanghai via D category high speed trains. Below explains how:
From Hong Kong to Shanghai via Shenzhen: Take Hong Kong’s East Rail Line MTR service to Lok Ma Chau station, where you need to pass the border control and walk into Futian Checkpoint station on Shenzhen side, from where you can take Shenzhen metro line 4 to Shenzhen North Railway Station.
Shenzhen North has 6 daily daytime D category high speed trains to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, taking about 11.5-12 hours. In addition, 4 D category high speed sleeper trains from Shenzhen North to Shanghai Hongqiao will be added on Sunday,Monday and Saturday weekly. These 4 high speed sleepers run between 20:00-20:20, taking 10.5-11 hours, departing at night and arriving in the morning, saving you a hotel bill.
From Shanghai to Hong Kong via Shenzhen: Just do as above in a opposite direction. Take a D train (daytime train or night high speed sleeper) from Shanghai Hongqiao to Shenzhen North, then get from Shenzhen North to Hong Kong by metro & MTR via Lok Ma Chau station.
- Shenzhen metro planner (official Shenzhen metro site)
- Hong Kong MTR planner (official site)
- Shanghai metro (official site)
- China train ticket booking service
Shenzhen – Shanghai Bullet Train Ticket Fares & Duration
|Shenzhen – Shanghai by D type high speed trains|
|Train Type||From – To||Frequency||Note||Duration||Ticket Fares (CNY)|
|1st Cls||2nd Cls||Sleeper|
|D train||Shenzhen North – Shanghai Hongqiao||6||–||11.5-12hrs||908||568|
|D sleeper train||Shenzhen North – Shanghai Hongqiao||4||Sun, Mon, Sat||10.5-11hrs||478.5||590|
For a live schedule & ticket availability, please refer to http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/
The Shanghai – Hong Kong Through Train (Shanghai – Kowloon Through Train or Hujiu Through Train) is an intercity train service running between Shanghai Railway Station and Hung Hom Station in Kowloon of Hong Kong, calling at Guangzhou East Station, Zhuzhou Railway Station, taking about 19 hours to finish the 1991 km rail journey. It began service from May 19 in 1997, jointly operated by the MTR of Hong Kong and China Railway Corporation.
The Shanghai – Hong Kong Through Train runs every other day. Z99 departs every other day from Shanghai Railway Station and arrives at Hung Hom Station in Kowloon of Hong Kong the following day. Z100 bounds for Shanghai from Hong Kong every second day as well. More details shown below.
Travelers can buy tickets for the Shanghai – Hong Kong Through Train at stations in Shanghai or Hong Kong with your valid passport. You can also buy tickets with a trusted online ticket agent at China Highlights.
Schedule and Travel Duration
|Train||From – To||Departure||Arrival||TravelTime||Ticket Booking|
|Z100||Hong Kong Hung Hom to Shanghai||15:15||10:37 + Day 2||19h22m|
|Z99||Shanghai to Hong Kong Hung Hom||17:45||13:01+ Day 2||18h40m|
|Z99 Shanghai to Hong Kong||Stops||Z100 Hong Kong to Shanghai|
|0||Day 1||—||17:45||Shanghai||10:37||—||Day 2||1991|
|1155||Day 2||02:57||03:13||Zhuzhou||01:03||01:23||Day 2||836|
|1818||Day 2||10:08||11:04||Guangzhou East||17:16||18:12||Day 1||173|
|1991||Day 2||13:01||—||Hung Hom HK||—||15:15||Day 1||0|
Z99 & Z100 Operation Days in 2018
How to read the table below? Let me explain it with an example.
For example: In May of 2018, the Z100 from HK to SH will only run on even dates like May 2, 4, 6 or 8…, while Z99 from SH to HK will only run on odd dates like May 1, 3, 5, or 7.
|Month||Z100 HK to SH||Z99 SH to HK|
|Jan, 2018||Even Dates||Odd Dates|
|Feb, 2018||Odd Dates||Even Dates|
|March, 2018||Odd Dates||Even Dates|
|April, 2018||Even Dates||Odd Dates|
|May, 2018||Even Dates||Odd Dates|
|June, 2018||Odd Dates||Even Dates|
|July, 2018||Odd Dates||Even Dates|
|Augt, 2018||Even Dates||Odd Dates|
|Sept, 2018||Odd Dates||Even Dates|
|Oct, 2018||Odd Dates||Even Dates|
|Nov, 2018||Even Dates||Odd Dates|
|Dec, 2018||Even Dates||Odd Dates|
Ticket Price (HK$)
|Deluxe Soft Sleeper||Soft Sleeper||Hard Sleeper||Deluxe Soft Sleeper||Soft Sleeper||Hard Sleeper|
|Hung Hom – Shanghai||$1039||$825||$530||$519||$508||$680||$527||$342||$331||$320|