Hong Kong – Tianjin by bullet train

Hong Kong – Tianjin by Train

Train vs Flight

Now, you get a new option for travelling between Hong Kong and Tianjin apart from flight since the launch of Hong Kong – Tianjin direct high speed train in July of 2019. The high speed train runs between Hong Kong West Kowloon Station and Tianjin West Railway Station in just 10 hours, and the fare for a single journey starts at CNY1092.5 for a 2nd class seat. The high speed rail ride is fast, fairy cheap, comfortable and an experience itself, giving you the chance to enjoy the countryside views of the country. If you choose to fly, you have about 3 non-stop flights daily (Hong Kong International Airport – Tianjin Binhai Intl Airport), taking about 3.5 hours.

How far is Tianjin from Hong Kong : the distance is about 2190 kilometers.

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Train Station Map of Hong Kong & Tianjin

By High Speed Train

Starting on July 10, 2019, there is once daily direct high speed train linking Hong Kong and Tianjin, using Hong Kong West Kowloon Station and Tianjin West Railway Station. Journey time is about 10 hours and a single-journey ticket costs CNY1092.5 for a second class seat. See schedule below:

Hong Kong – Tianjin by Direct Bullet Train
Trains From – To Frequency Duration Ticket Fares (CNY)
2nd Cls 1st Cls Biz Cls
G306 HK West Kowloon to Tianjin West 1 9h59 1092.5 1748 3409
G305 Tianjin West to HK West Kowloon 1 10h04 1092.5 1748 3409
For a live schedule & ticket availability, please refer to?http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/
1: Hong Kong to Tianjin 2: Tianjin to Hong Kong

1: Hong Kong to Tianjin by Train G306

G306 high speed train departs daily from Hong Kong West Kowloon Station at 09:58 and arrives at Tianjin West Railway Station at 19:47, taking 9h59.

Schedule last updated: July 7, 2019.

No Stations CN name Arri Depart Stop time
01 HK West Kowloon 香港西九龙 —- 09:48 —-
02 Shenzhen North 深圳北 10:06 10:10 4 mins
03 Humen 虎门 10:27 10:29 2 mins
04 Guangzhou South 广州南 10:46 10:50 4 mins
05 Hengyang East 衡阳东 12:36 12:38 2 mins
06 Changsha South 长沙南 13:19 13:22 3 mins
07 Yueyang East 岳阳东 13:55 13:57 2 mins
08 Wuhan 武汉 14:47 14:50 3 mins
09 Zhengzhou East 郑州东 16:36 16:39 3 mins
10 Handan East 邯郸东 17:33 17:35 2 mins
11 Shijiazhuang 石家庄 18:13 18:16 3 mins
12 Baiyangding 白洋淀 19:02 19:04 2 mins
13 Tianjin West 天津西 19:47 19:47 —-

2: Tianjin to Hong Kong by Train G305

From Tianjin to Hong Kong, the G305 train leaves from Tianjin West Railway Station at 10:58 and reach at Hong Kong West Kowloon Station at 21:02. Travel time is around 10h04.

No Stations CN name Arri Depart Stop time
01 Tianjin West 天津西 —- 10:58 —-
02 Baiyangding 白洋淀 11:42 11:44 2 mins
03 Shijiazhuang 石家庄 12:29 12:32 3 mins
04 Handan East 邯郸东 13:11 13:14 3 mins
05 Zhengzhou East 郑州东 14:08 14:11 3 mins
06 Wuhan 武汉 15:56 16:00 4 mins
07 Yueyang East 岳阳东 16:50 16:52 2 mins
08 Changsha South 长沙南 17:26 17:30 4 mins
09 Hengyang East 衡阳东 18:07 18:09 2 mins
10 Guangzhou South 广州南 20:00 20:04 4 mins
11 Shenzhen North 深圳北 20:34 20:38 4 mins
12 Futian 福田 20:46 20:48 2 mins
13 Hong Kong West Kowloon 香港西九龙 21:02 21:02 —-

How to Buy Tickets

When to buy tickets

Both China and Hong Kong train tickets go on sale online 30 days before departure, or go on sale at train stations 28 days in advance.

Where to buy tickets

Foreigners can buy tickets with your passports at train stations in HK or Tianjin, or book tickets online via China’s official 12306 site (in Chinese only & require China bank card) or HK MTR site (seen below) or using a trusted online ticket agent.

1). Buy at train stations

In Hong Kong: Foreigners can only buy tickets with passports at ticket counters in HK West Kowloon, which accepts HK dollor or Chinese RMB payments. You can buy cross border tickets (starting or ending at HK. eg: HK to Humen train, or Humen to HK) at 23 ticket counters. If you travel beyond HK (eg: Humen to Guangzhou, Guangzhou to Shenzhen), you need to go to buy the mainland domestic tickets at the 5 designated ticket counters at HK West Kowloon. Self-service ticket machines don’t work as they don’t accept passports.

Ticketing Channel in HK Acceptable Identification Document Advance Sales Booking Cut-off Time (before train departure) Payment Method
Cash e-Payment5 Mobile Payment
Ticket Counters Passport 28 days 45 mins HKD & RMB Visa
Apple Pay
Google Pay
Samsung Pay
Alipay, Alipay HK
WeChat Pay, WeChat Pay HK
Ticket Machine Not accepted passport 28 days 45 mins HKD Visa payWave
MasterCard contactless
Not applicable

In Tianjin : You can buy tickets at any train stations in Tianjin including Tianjin Railway Station, Tianjin South Railway Station or Tianjin West Railway Station, etc.

2). Book online 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:

3). Book online at Hong Kong MTR website

Hong Kong MTR Group has launched its online ticketing system both in Chinese and English version, where you can check train schedule, ticket fares and book tickets with your passport.After buying tickets online, you will have to collect them at West Kowloon Station.

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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.

Option 2: Trip.com  is an internatioal brand owned by Ctrip Group, China's largest online travel booking platform. Trip.com offers booking service for flight, train, hotel, activities, etc