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Since the Jingjiu (Beijing – Kowloon) Railway was completed, it has been easy for visitors to go to Hong Kong from mainland China by train. Jingjiu Railway on the Chinese mainland is connected with Hong Kong MTR (Mass Transit Railway Corporation) East Rail at Lo Wu Station in Kowloon. This connection makes the transport by train between the mainland and Hong Kong a reality. At present, there are through trains of Hong Kong (Kowloon) - Beijing & Shanghai and Hong Kong (Kowloon) - Guangdong. The trains to/from Guangdong go via Guangzhou, Dongguan (Changping), Foshan and Zhaoqing.
The through trains to mainland China depart from Hung Hom Station. This station is close to the Hong Kong Coliseum, located at No.9 Cheong Wan Road, Hung Hom, Kowloon.
Tip: How to get to Hung Hom Station: The Bus Nos.11K, 11X, 21, 260A, 260X, 81C, 87D, N216, N241, N271 and N281 all go there. Alternatively you can take the East Rail or a taxi.
The following is information on the major stations of the East Rail for your convenience:
East Tsim Sha Tsui – Hung Hom – Mong Kok – Kowloon Tong – Tai Wai – Sha Tin – Fo Tan – University Station – Tai Po Market – Tai Wo – Fanling – Sheung Shui – Lo Wu
Through Train tickets can be purchased through the following channels:
|Sales Outlets||Service Hours|
|Intercity Customer Service Centre at East Rail Hung Hom Station||06:30 – 19:30|
|Ticket offices at Mong Kok East, Kowloon Tong and Shatin stations of East Rail||07:00 - 19:00|
|Customer Service Centre at West Rail Tin Shui Wai Station||07:30 – 19:00|
|Customer Service Centre at Light Rail Tuen Mun Ferry Pier Terminus||07:30 – 21:00|
|Tele-ticketing and Enquiry Hotline +852-29477888||05:00-- 03:00 (the next day)|
Notice: Like the East Rail, the West Rail and Light Rail are also run by the Mass Transit Railway Corporation. Only the tickets for 'Kowloon–Guangdong (Guangzhou/Dongguan/Foshan/Zhaoqing)' can be purchased by telephone.
The through train tickets are sold 60 days in advance. Passengers aged ten or above must pay adults' fare. Children's fare is applicable for five to nine-year-olds. Each adult ticket holder can take a child under five free of charge.
The closing time of ticket sales:
|Sales Outlets||For the Train in Guangzhou Direction||For the Train To Kowloon|
|Intercity Customer Service Centre at Hung Hom Station of East Rail||20 minutes before departure||six hours before departure (for Kowloon - Guangdong Through Train); five days before departure (for Kowloon - Beijing / Shanghai Through Train)|
|Ticket offices at Mong Kok East, Kowloon Tong and Shatin stations of East Rail||one hour before departure||six hours before departure (for Kowloon - Guangdong Through Train ); five days before departure (for Kowloon - Beijing / Shanghai Through Train)|
|Customer service centres at Tin Shui Wai Station of West Rail and Tuen Mun Ferry Pier Station of Light Rail||two hours before departure||six hours before departure (for Kowloon - Guangdong Through Train); five days before departure (Kowloon - Beijing / Shanghai Through Train)|
|Tele-ticketing and Enquiry Hotline (852) 2947 7888||45 minutes before departure||six hours before departure (only for Kowloon - Guangdong Through Train )|
Passengers may request a refund for unused tickets a minimum of two hours before departure of the train. Tickets must be returned to the same place where they were sold, within office hours. Late requests will not be approved.