Shenzhen, which is located on the Pearl River Delta, close to Hong Kong, is a modern city with the busiest transportation system in China. There are three railway stations in the city: Shenzhen Railway Station, West Railway Station and North Railway Station.
Shenzhen Railway Station
|City Railway Station|
More than 100 schedules depart from or arrive at this railway station everyday. Passengers can get to the following cities in China easily from here: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xian, Guilin, Zhengzhou, Fuzhou, Shantou, Jinan, Hefei, Tianjin, Nanjing, Chengdu, Shenyang, Lanzhou, Nanchang, Changsha.
Passengers taking the Guang–Shen Bullet trains can buy tickets at either the first floor or the second floor ticket hall. After buying a ticket, you can go straight to the waiting hall that is connected to the ticket hall and wait. Services on this line run very frequently and there is no need to reserve a seat in advance. Passengers taking other long distance railways will need to buy tickets from the ticket hall at the north of the station building. It is recommended that you arrive there 1 hour in advance.
Apart from the railway station, passengers can also purchase tickets from several downtown ticket offices including Futian Citizen Center, Sunshine Hotel and Zhong Jian Mansion. Foreigners who are not familiar with Chinese may prefer to book their tickets through a tour agency.
The railway station is easily accessible by public transport. Luohu Station on Subway Line 1 is right in front of it. There are more than 40 bus lines to other parts of the city and passengers can take a bus from either the Railway Station Stop or the Railway Station West Square Stop. The former is located on the square in front of the station building and the latter is located on West Square. The buses for each stop are:
Railway Station Bus Stop: Nos. 1, 7, 12, 17, 25, 38, 82, 83, 97, 101, 102, 205, 215, 220, 302, 306, 337, 352, 387, K302, K528, K533, K538, K545, N2, N4, N5, N7, N14, N15, N16, N18 and Peak Hour Line 2.
Railway Station West Square Stop: Nos. 2, 8, 18, 28, 61, 207, 228, 309, 321, 386, 389, K548, Airport Shuttle Bus Line 1 and Peak Hour Line 31.
Taxi fare from Baoan Airport to the station should be around CNY130 and it is around CNY60 from West Railway Station
|North Railway Station|
Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong High-Speed Train
Transportation: subway Longhua Line (Line 4) and Huanzhong Line (Line 5); buses of no. 54, 330c, b647, b666, b667, b730, b742, e11, e22, e7, m217, m299, m300, m341, m343, m344, m347, m352, m353, m354, m365, Gaofeng Special Line No. 38, Shenhui Line 3b, Shenguan Line 2 and get off at North Railway Station Bus Stop.
West Railway Station
West Railway Station, known as Nantou Railway Station, is located on Xuefu Lu, Nanshan District. Opened in 1994, this station was initially planed to be a freight only base but a passenger service was started in 1995. It is about 10 kilometers from Shekou Port. It will no longer operate as a passenger station once the new North Railway Station is finished.
Thirteen railways arrive and depart from here daily. Passengers can take them from here to 12 cities including Lanzhou, Tianjin, Chengdu, Nanjing, Hefei and Jinan. Most of the tickets from here are a little cheaper than the tickets at the Railway Station, as the facilities and services in this station, as well as the facilities and services on the trains are not as good as in the Railway Station.
By Bus to reach the station:
In total there are 8 buses available there: Nos. 36, 58, 227, 229, 234, 353, B623 and B682.
By Taxi to reach the station:
1. The taxi fare from Huang Gang Border should be around CNY50.
2. The taxi fare from Luo Hu Boarder should be around CNY60.
3. The taxi fare from Baoan Airport should be around CNY55.