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Hong Kong to Mainland China Trains

The Hong Kong High-Speed Railway opened in September 2018. It connects to 44 destinations in China’s 25,000-kilometer(15,000-mile) national high-speed rail network: six short-distance cities and 38 long-distance cities.

There are two main train stations in Hong Kong: Hong Kong West Kowloon Station and Hung Hom Railway Station. High-speed trains operate from West Kowloon Railway Station. Hung Hom Railway Station serves ordinary trains.

Hong Kong to Mainland China High-Speed Trains

  • Terminal: Hong Kong West Kowloon Station
  • Top speed: 200 km/h (124 mph) in Hong Kongand 350 km/h (217 mph) in the Mainland. 

To City

Station

Journey

Trains/Day

Ticket Price

Shenzhen

Futian Station

14 m

47

US$11–32

Shenzhen

Shenzhen North Station

14–24 m

66

US$12–35

Shenzhen

Guangmingcheng Station

31 m

3

US$15–44

Humen

Humen Station

39–50 m

21

US$28–58

Guangzhou

Qingsheng Station

50 m

1

US$29–60

Guangzhou

Guangzhou South Station

46–70 m

34

US$33–70

Beijing

Beijing West Station

9 h

1

US$159–496

Shanghai

Shanghai Hongqiao Station

8 h 17 m

1

US$149–462

Kunming

Kunming South Station

7½ h

1

US$111–337

Xiamen

Xiamen Station

4–4½ h

3

US$38–61

Changsha

Changsha South Station

4 h

1

US$78–242

The above schedules and prices are just for reference. For more on train routes from Hong Kong to Mainland China, see our up-to-date schedules and prices. There are 12 pairs of additional trains between Hong Kong and Futian on weekends from 1 January 2020: G5833/5834, G5835/5836, G5837/G5838, G5839/G5840, G5841/G5842, G5843/G5844, G5845/G5846, G5847/G5848, G5849/G5850, G5851/G5852, G5853/G5854, and G5855/G5856.

Kowloon West Station Guide

Hong Kong West Kowloon Station is located at Austin Road West 1, Yau Tsim Mong District, West Kowloon, Hong Kong. It is the largest underground train station in the world.

There are five floors in West Kowloon Railway Station. Four floors are underground and one floor is above ground. The five floorshold the surface level lobby at the ground floor (G1), the ticket hall (B1), the arrival hall (B2), the departure hall (B3), and the platform level (B4).

How to Get to West Kowloon Station

You can take the Mass Transit Railway (MTR), a bus, or a taxi to Hong Kong West Kowloon Station.

By MRT, you should alight at Austin Station or Kowloon Station. Austin Station is on the West Rail Line. Kowloon Station is on Tung Chung Line and Airport Express Line. It takes about 2–3 minutes’ by walkfrom Austin Station to West Kowloon Station, and 8–10 minutes from Kowloon MTR Station to West Kowloon Station.

Buses W1, W2, W3, 36X, 36B, 42A, 46, 60X, 63X, 69X, 81, 95, 268X, and 271stop near West Kowloon Station.

By taxi, you can get off at floor B1 of HK West Kowloon Station. Passengers who want to take a taxi from West Kowloon Station should go to floor B2.

Hong Kong Intercity Through Trains to Mainland China

Intercity through trains between Hong Kong (Hung Hom Station) and the Mainland run on three routes:

  • Hong Kong – Beijing (1 pair of trains daily taking 24 hours)
  • Hong Kong – Shanghai (1 pair of trains daily taking 24 hours)
  • Hong Kong – Guangzhou (12 pairs of trains daily taking about 1 hour)

Route

Stations

Journey

Trains/Day

Ticket Price

Hong Kong – Beijing

Hung Hom Station – Beijing West Station

24 hours

1 pair

US$74–145

Hong Kong – Shanghai

Hung Hom Station – Shanghai Station

19 hours

1 pair

US$74–146

Hong Kong – Guangzhou

Hung Hom Station – Guangzhou East Station

1 hour

12 pairs

US$30–34

Hung Hom Station Guide

Hung Hom Railway Station (红磡站) is at 8 Cheong Wan Road, Hung Hom Bay, Yau Tsim Mong, Kowloon (九龙油尖旺区红磡湾畅运道8号). It’s 500 meters northeast of Hong Kong Science Museum and the History Museum and700 meters(800 yards) east of Nathan Road.

There are four floors in Hung Hom Railway Station.

  • The second floor (The Loft), which is the top floor serves as a public waiting room, you can enjoy food and drinks here.
  • The G (Ground) floor is Transport interchange, with ticket offices, checkpoints, shops and stores.
  • The M Concourse is below the G floor. It has customer service counters and A, B, and D1 exits for pedestrian entrance for the pedestrian walkways to Tsim Sha Tsui (Exit D1) and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Exit A1).
  • The platforms are on the lowest floor lined up together in parallel.

How to Get to Hung Hom Railway Station

You can take the MTR, a bus, or a taxi to Hung Hom Station.

By MTR, the West Rail Line and East Rail Line go to Hung Hom Station. From Central, take the Tsuen Wan Line to Tsim Sha Tsui Station, walk to East Tsim Sha Tsui Station via the pedestrian tunnel, then use the West Rail Line to go on to Hung Hom.

Buses 5C, 8, 8A, 11k, 11X, 21, 81C, 87D, 26OA, 260X, intercity buses A21 and E21X, and mini buses 6, 6A, 8, 26, and 26X go to Hung Hom Station. We recommend taking the A21 for the quickest, cheapest, and least-hassle journey from Hong Kong International Airport. The fare is 33 HKD, and the travel time is about 87 minutes. 

By taxi, the journey to Hung Hom Station takes about 1 hour from Hong Kong Airport.

How to Book Hong Kong Train Tickets

5 Ways to Buy Hong Kong Train Tickets:

  • Book online with a travel agency (like Train Spread).
  • Book online via China Railway's official website.
  • Book online via the MTR website.
  • Book by telephone.
  • Book at a local train station.

Buying Hong Kong train tickets online with Train Spread is the most convenient way. Train Spread makes online booking available to you in English and aims to save you a lot of time and hassle. All inquiries are handled by our local travel specialists who have a lot of experience in booking train tickets and are good at planning train travel routes. 

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