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Beijing-Hong Kong Train

The Beijing-Hong Kong through trains are a pair of overnight sleeper trains running between Beijing West Railway Station and Hong Kong Hung Hom Railway Station every other day. The whole journey, 1,538 miles (2,475km) long, takes about 24 hours.

The stopovers along the way include Zhengzhou, Wuchang, Changsha, and Guangzhou East stations within Mainland China, and passengers can get on and off at these stations. However, passengers traveling through between the two cities should have their travel documents (ticket, valid passport, and visa) checked at the Entry and Exit Office at Beijing West or Hung Hom stations, and are not allowed to get off the coach on the way.

Passengers are advised to get to Hung Hom Station 45 minutes in advance of the departure time for the exit formalities. The boarding gates close 10 minutes before departure from Hung Hom station. 

From Beijing West Station, passengers should enter from the Immigration Inspection Hall and get on board after the check. The hall is located at the right side of the entrance. The waiting area opens 120 minutes before departure; customs examination begins 90 minutes before scheduled departure time; the boarding gate closes 20 minutes before departure. Thus, passengers are advised to arrive at the station at least 1.5 hours in advance.
Beijing - Hong Kong Train Map
Beijing-Hong Kong Through Train Map
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Immigration Inspection Hall at Beijing West Train Station
Immigration Inspection Hall
at Beijing West Station

 Schedule
(Last Update on April 25, 2017)

No.

 Departure

Arrival

 Travel Time

Ticket Booking

Hong Kong to Beijing Train

Z98

15:15

15:30+1

24h15m

Beijing to Hong Kong Train

Z97

12:40

13:01+1

24h21m

Note:
1. "+1" indicates the second day.
2. Please use the tool on top of the page to search for the real-time schedule.

 Operation Days (2017)

Month

Z98

Z97

January Even Dates Odd Dates
February Odd Dates Even Dates
March Odd Dates Even Dates
April Even Dates Odd Dates
May Even Dates Odd Dates
June Odd Dates Even Dates
July Odd Dates Even Dates
August Even Dates Odd Dates
September Odd Dates Even Dates
October Odd Dates Even Dates
November Even Dates Odd Dates
December Even Dates Odd Dates

 Ticket Price (CNY)
Ticket Type Luxury Soft Sleeper Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper
Peak season from January 22 to 27, February 2 to 11, July 15 to August 31, 2017)

Adult

1,108

868

559

Child

745

571

372

Low season from January 1 to 21, January 28 to February 1, February 12 to July 14, September 1 to December 31, 2017)

Adult

1,001

784

505

Child

674

517

337

Note: Children younger than 5 year old can travel for free, but have to share berths with their parents; those between 5 and 9 year old should buy child tickets; those older than 10 (including 10) should buy adult tickets.


 How to Buy a Ticket
Tickets can be bought either in Beijing or Hong Kong by presenting valid passports or ID cards; or more easily, from a travel agency like TravelChinaGuide to save you time and trouble.

 In Beijing, the tickets are on sale from 09:00, 60 days before departure at the West Station. Beijing Railway Station and the South Railway Station also have special sales windows in their ticket offices. However, group tickets and luxury soft sleeper tickets for Z97 can only be issued in the West Station. Return tickets are available at windows No.1 and No.2 on the first floor and at the group ticket window on the second floor of the ticket office of the West Station. Ticket outlets in the city and airports do not sell tickets to Hong Kong. Discounts are offered when purchasing tickets on the spot in this city.

Low Season

Peak Season

Single Trip for Group over Four (including four passengers)

30% off

20% off

Round-way for Group over Four

40% off

30% off

Single Trip for Individual

10% off

N/A

Round-way for Individual

20% off

10% off

Note: 
1. Festivals and summer and winter vacations are peak season. Discounts do not apply to Spring Festival Holiday.
2. Children younger than 5 years old can travel for free but have to share beds with their parents; those between 5 and 9 years old can buy child tickets, for about 65% of the full price; children older than 10 years old should buy adult tickets. Child tickets do not enjoy seasonal discounts, but a child can buy the group discount ticket as an adult.


 In Hong Kong, tickets are available 60 days in advance. Passengers can buy through train tickets at the Passenger Service Center of Hung Hom Railway Station, and at other ticket offices and agents in Hong Kong.

 TravelChinaGuide offers ticket booking service for most classes of both directions, except the luxury softer sleepers for Z97, which can only be bought in person at Beijing West Station.

 Ticket Change & Refund
Ticket changing and refund have to be made 2 days before departure in Beijing, and 2 hours before departure in Hong Kong. A service fee of 20% of the ticket fare will be charged. The refund and changing policy varies from one agency to another; if you book via an agency, you may contact that agency for more detailed information.

 Seat Arrangement on Z97/Z98

Carriage Number

1

2-6

7-9

10

11

12-15

16-17

18

Type

Luggage Carriage

Hard Sleeper

Soft Sleeper

Luxury Soft Sleeper

Dining Car

Hard Sleeper

Hard seat

Hard Sleeper

Note

Carriages No.1 – 12 run to/from Hung Hom

Carriages 12 – 18 run to/from Guangzhou East


 Beijing-Hong Kong High Speed Train
Bullet trains have been in service between Beijing and Shenzhen with the shortest duration of about 8.5 hours. When the high speed railway between Shenzhen and Hong Kong is completed in 2018, the travel time between Beijing and Hong Kong will be shortened to about 9 hours.

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