The Best Way to Travel Between Hong Kong & Shijiazhuang
Shijiazhuang, the capital of Hebei Province in Northern China, is far from Hong Kong. But thanks to the new high speed rail serivce, it has been available to travel between Hong Kong and Shijizhaung in just 7h45 since the openning of Hong Kong West Kowloon Station on September 23, 2018. Compared to a fast plane, high speed train takes more times but it always runs on time, giving you a chance to see the views along the railroad. It is just an experience itself.
Though there is only once daily high speed trains linking Hong Kong & Shijiazhuang, you can find more train options by making a transfer in Guangzhou South Station or Shenzhen North Station.
- 1. Hong Kong – Shijiazhuang by direct high speed train
- 2. Hong Kong – Guangzhou or Shenzhen – Shijiazhuang by high speed train
A direct high speed train is the best way to travel between Hong Kong and Shijiazhuang. Currently, there is only one daily direct high speed train running between Hong Kong West Kowloon Station and Shijiazhuang Railway Station. A single journey takes 7h45 and costs from CNY1000.5 in a second class seat, CNY1600.5 in a first class seat and 3124.5 for a business class seat.
Major cities along the route: Hong Kong – Shenzhen – Changsha – Wuhan – Zhengzhou – Shijiazhuang – Beijing.
From Hong Kong to Shijiazhuang: G80 departs from Hong Kong West Kowloon Station daily on 08:05 and arrives at Shijiazhuang Railway Station at 15:50, taking 7h45 . Fares are shown below.
From Shijiazhuang to Hong Kong: G79 leaves from Shijiazhuang Railway Station at 11:09 daily and reaches at Hong Kong West Kowloon Station at 18:58, taking 7h49. Ticket price are shown below.
Schedule, Ticket Price & Travel Time
|Hong Kong West Kowloon – Shijiazhuang by Bullet Train|
|Trains||From – To||Dept-Arri||Duration||Ticket Fares (CNY/HKD)|
|1st Cls||2nd Cls||Biz Cls|
|G80||HK West Kowloon – Shijiazhuang||08:05-15:50||7h45||￥1600.5||￥1000.5||￥3124.5|
|G79||Shijiazhuang – HK West Kowloon||11:09-18:58||7h49||$1838||$1149||$3588|
For a live schedule & ticket availability, please refer to http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/
If the only one daily high speed train between HK and Shijiazhuang sells out or you want to travel flexibly, you may consider making a transfer in Guangzhou or Shenzhen, which provides you more train options with flexible train times.
- a. Hong Kong West Kowloon – Guangzhou South – Shijiazhuang
- b. Hong Kong West Kowloon – Shenzhen North – Shijiazhuang
Bouth Guangzhou and Shenzhen have frequent high speed trains to or from Hong Kong. However, Guangzhou is better than Shenzhen when it comes to where to make the transfer, as Guangzhou has around 22 high speed trains daily to or from Shijiazhuang, while Shenzhen has only 3 daily bullet trains to or from Shijiazhuang.
Train Stations in HK & Shijiazhuang
Hong Kong West Kowloon
- Station name: HK West Kowloon (香港西九龙)
- Location: Jordan, HK (Google Map)
- Getting there: by Hong Kong MTR on Kowloon MTR stop or Austin MTR stop
- Station name: Shijiazhuang (Shijiazhuang, 石家庄站)
- Location: Qiaoxi District (Google Map)
- Getting there: by metro line 3
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