How to Get from Hong Kong to Shenzhen or Return
As Shenzhen is bordered with Hong Kong, it is quite easy to travel from Hong Kong to Shenzhen or vice verse. You can travel by bus, ferry, MTR & metro and even a taxi.
But now it comes to a new transport option: the high speed trains, which will be launched in September of 2018 liking Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Railway Station with Shenzhen Futian Railway Station in 14 minutes and Shenzhen North Railway Station in 23 minutes.
Hong Kong – Shenzhen by High Speed Train
There will be high speed trains running between Hong Kong and Shenzhen in September of 2018. The high speed trains will use West Kowloon Railway Station in Hong Kong and Futian Railway Station and Shenzhen North Railway Station in Shenzhen. During the first stage of the opening of high speed rail service, it will run 54 daily bullet trains from West Kowloon Station to Shenzhen Futian Station, taking about 14 minutes & costing from ￥66 / HK$80, and to Shenzhen North Station in 23 minutes from ￥74 / HK$90.
|From West Kowloon Station to||Frequency||Interval||Travel Time||Fares||Schedule|
|Shenzhen Futian Station||54||15 mins||14mins||￥66 / HK$80|
|Shenzhen North Station||54||23mins||￥74 / HK$90|
Check & book at http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/
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.
West Kowloon Railway Station: It is Hong Kong’s high speed train station (Hung Hom Train Station only operates slow trains to Guangzhou, Foshan, or Beijing and Shanghai), serving direct high speed trains to Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Dongguan, Changsha, Wuhan, Zhengzhou, Shijiazhuang, Beijing, and Xiamen, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Nanchang, etc.
Shenzhen Futian Railway Station: Futian Railway Station is centrally-lcoated in CBD in Futian District of Shenzhen City. It is connected to the Shenzhen metro line 2, line 3, and line 11. It has high speed trains to Shenzhen North, Dongguan Humen Station, Guangzhou South and even further to Foshan West, Changsha South, Wuhan, Zhengzhou East and Beijing West, etc.
Shenzhen North Railway Station: Shenzhen North is the main high speed station in Shenzhen and connected to Shenzhen metro line 4, and line 6. It operates more high speed trains than Futian Railway Station. Destinations include: Chaoshan, Xiamen North, Huizhou South, Wenzhou, Ningbo, Hangzhou East, Shanghai Hongqiao, Suzhou, as well as Nanning, Wuzhou, Guilin, Guiyang, Changsha, Wuhan, Zhengzhou, Beijing, etc.
- Shenzhen metro planner (official Shenzhen metro site)
- Hong Kong MTR planner (official site)
- China train ticket booking service
Hong Kong – Shenzhen North or Futian Station by MTR & Metro
Since the high speed trains will not be running until September of 2018, passengers now can take metro and MTR service to travel from Hong Kong to Shenzhen Futian Station and Shenzhen North Station, from where you can catch the high speed trains from Shenzhen to other cities in mainland of China.
From Hong Kong to Shenzhen North Station: Take Hong Kong’s East Rail Line MTR service to Lok Ma Chau terminal first, then get across the border and walk into Shenzhen’s Futian Checkpoint Station, from where you can take metro line 4 to Shenzhen North Station. (Use Hong Kong MTR planner & Shenzhen metro planner to plan your journey)
From Shenzhen North to Hong Kong: Just do as explained above in an opposite direction.
From Hong Kong to Shenzhen Futian Station: Take Hong Kong’s East Rail Line MTR service to Lok Ma Chau terminal first, then get across the border and walk into Shenzhen’s Futian Checkpoint Station, from where take metro line 4 to Convention & Exhibition Center metro station, then transfer to line 1 at Shopping Park, and transfer again to line 3 from Shopping Park to Futian metro station. (Futian Checkpoint – Convention & Exhibition Center – Shopping Park – Futian). Use Hong Kong MTR planner & Shenzhen metro planner to plan your journey.
From Shenzhen Futian Station to Hong Kong: Just do as explained above in an opposite direction.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long to get from Hong Kong to Shenzhen ?
It depends on which transport you are riding. High speed trains will link Hong Kong’s west kowloon station to Shenzhen Futian Station in 15 minutes and Shenzhen North Station in 23 minutes.
How to Get from Hong Kong to Shenzhen ?
By MTR, metro, bus or ferry.