Hong Kong – Wuzhou by Train
How to Travel between Hong Kong & Wuzhou
- Route 1: Hong Kong West Kowloon – Wuzhou South (recommended, 1 daily)
- Route 2: Hong Kong West Kowloon – Guangzhou South – Wuzhou South (recommended with more trains)
- Route 3: Hong Kong West Kowloon – Shenzhen North – Wuzhou South
High Speed Railway & Station Map
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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.
1: Hong Kong West Kowloon – Wuzhou South, 1 Daily Direct Train
From Hong Kong to Wuzhou : As of August of 2020, there is only one daily running between Hong Kong and Wuzhou. The G418 high speed train departs from Hong Kong West Kowloon at 15:33, passing through Shenzhen North, Humen, Guangzhou South, Foshan West and arrives at Wuzhou South Railway Station at 18:01, taking 2h28m. From Wuzhou South, you can connect to a public bus to Wuzhou city center, taking about 20-30 minutes.
From Wuzhou to Hong Kong: There is only one daily direct high speed train running from Wuzhou to Hong Kong. G417 leaves Wuzhou South at 12:45 daily, and reaches Hong Kong West Kowloon at 15:13. The total journey time is about 2h28m.
If you miss the direct trains G417/G418, you have another route options by making a transfer at Guangzhou South or Shenzhen North.
G417 / G418 Train Schedule, Fares & Duration
|Hong Kong – Wuzhou by train|
|Trains||From – To||Dept – Arri||Duration||Ticket Fares (CNY)|
|1st Cls||2nd Cls||Biz Cls|
|G418||HK West Kowloon to Wuzhou South||15:33 – 18:01||2h28||465||291|
|G417||Wuzhou South to HK West Kowloon||11:14 – 15:13||2h28||465||291|
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2: Hong Kong West Kowloon – Guangzhou South – Wuzhou South
Actually, the best way to travel between Hong Kong and Wuzhou is travel by train via Guangzhou, as there are many trains linking Guangzhou with Wuzhou and Hong Kong.
HK to Wuzhou via Guangzhou: Take one of the numerous high speed trains from Hong Kong West Kowloon to Guangzhou South first, then connect to a high speed train to Wuzhou South (58 trains daily, 1h40m ). Just allow about 30 minutes for making the connections.
Wuzhou to HK via Guangzhou: Take a bus or taxi from Wuzhou city center to Wuzhou South Railway Station first, then hop-on one of the high speed trains from Wuzhou to Guangzhou South, from which there are many bullet trains to Hong Kong West Kowloon Station.
- Reference: Hong Kong to Shenzhen by train, Hong Kong to Guangzhou train
- Station used: Hong Kong West Kowloon, Guangzhou South Railway Station, Wuzhou South Railway Station
3: Hong Kong West Kowloon – Shenzhen North – Wuzhou South
If you miss the direct train G417 / G418 between HK and Wuzhou, you can also consider this route: Hong Kong West Kowloon – Shenzhen North – Wuzhou South. There are a lot of bullet trains linking HK West Kowloon and Shenzhen North (Shenzhenbei), and 4 daily high speed trains linking Shenzhen North and Wuzhou South.
- Reference: Hong Kong to Shenzhen by train, Hong Kong to Guangzhou by train
- Station used: Hong Kong West Kowloon, Shenzhen North Railway Station, Wuzhou South Railway Station
Wuzhou – Hong Kong Airport by Train
Hong Kong Airport, as a transport hub in South China, is an ideal port for exit China. If you want to travel from Wuzhou to Hong Kong Airport, you can take the direct high speed train G417 from Wuzhou South to Hong Kong West Kowloon first or travel by train via Guangzhou (Wuzhou South – Guangzhou South – HK West Kowloon) to HK West Kowloon first, then walk to Kowloon MTR Station to catch the airport express train to HKG Airport (See Hong Kong Airport – HK West Kowloon Station by airport express).
How to Buy Tickets
You can buy tickets yourself at any stations in Wuzhou 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 Wuzhou,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 Wuzhou : 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
Important notes: If you buy tikets on Hong Kong MTR official site, you are only able to collect tickets in HK West Kowloon Station and it is imposible to pick up them in mainland China. So, if you start journey from West Kowloon Station, you should collect all tickets in West Kowloon Station. But if you start your journey from mainland China, don’t use HK MTR site to book tickets but use a mainland China’s site as you cannot pick up tickets booked at HK MTR site in mainland China’s train stations.
Other Rail Routes
Hong Kong to Nanning train, Hong Kong to Guilin train, Hong Kong to Hanoi train
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.