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Beijing - Hong Kong Train

One pair of Beijing - Hong Kong high speed trains are running every day. The travel time of these bullet trains is 9 hours. A second class seat ticket costs CNY1,077. A pair of traditional type through trains also run every other day with the journey time of 24 hours. 

High speed trains G79/80 run between Beijing West Railway Station and Hong Kong West Kowloon Railway Station with the duration of about 9 hours. The distance between is 2,439 kilometers (1,516 miles).

Beijing to Hong Kong High Speed Train Schedule 

(Last Update on Dec 7, 2018)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G7910:00 - 18:588h58m
See more Beijing Schedule 

Hong Kong to Beijing Bullet Train Timetable

(Last Update on Dec 7, 2018)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G8008:05 - 17:018h56m
Note: The timetable for the above bullet trains is for reference only. Please search for the real-time schedule via the search box on page top.
See more Hong Kong Schedule 

Beijing -  Hong Kong High Speed Train Ticket Fare

(Last Update on Dec 7, 2018)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 3,369
USD 495
CNY 1,724
USD 254
CNY 1,077
USD 158

Beijing - Hong Kong Through 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, 2,475km (1,538 miles) long, takes about 24 hours, much longer than the high speed trains whose travel time is 9 hours. 

Beijing to Hong Kong Train Schedule

(Last Update on Nov 9, 2018)
No. Departure Arrival Duration
Z97B 12:40 13:01+ 24H21M

Hong Kong to Beijing Train Timetable

(Last Update on Nov 9, 2018)
No. Departure Arrival Duration
Z98B 15:15 15:30+ 24H15M
1. The timetable above is for reference only. Please search for the real-time schedule via the search box on page top.
2. "+" means the second day.

Ticket Fare of Beijing - Hong Kong Train

(Last Update on Nov 9, 2018)
Deluxe Soft Sleeper Soft Sleeper  Hard Sleeper
CNY 1,001 CNY 505 CNY 784

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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
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.

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 deluxe 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


Round-way for Individual

20% off

10% off

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 deluxe 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










Luggage Carriage

Hard Sleeper

Soft Sleeper

Deluxe Soft Sleeper

Dining Car

Hard Sleeper

Hard seat

Hard Sleeper


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

Carriages 12 – 18 run to/from Guangzhou East

 Further Reading Hong Kong - Beijing Train vs. Flight

 Major Rail Lines from Beijing to:
- Last modified on Dec. 07, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Beijing - Hong Kong Train
Asked by Ali from INDIA | Nov. 23, 2018 00:58Reply
Will the overnight train Z97 runs on odd days or even days in May, 2019?
Where can I find a schedule?
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Nov. 25, 2018 16:33

Thank you for your inquiry.
Z97 will runs on odd days in May, 2019. We will post the new schedule for year 2019 as early as possible. Thank you and sorry for the inconvenience.
Asked by Henrik from DENMARK | Sep. 24, 2018 04:07Reply
Is it possible to take a bicycle (road bike) with you as luggage from Beijing to Hong Kong?
Answers (1)
Answered by Malcolm | Sep. 25, 2018 01:27

If by high speed ride, you cannot get it into the carriage and there is no good carriage for checked luggage either. You can only choose other consignment/delivery service. If you take the overnight sleeper rides, you can arrange it at checked luggage on the same ride in goods carriage. There will be some fees but the amount is not clear. You need to do it at the station in person.
Asked by Teddy Hwang from US | Sep. 12, 2018 17:41Reply
When is High speed sleeper train ready from Beijing to Hongkong?
My wife and l would like to experience the High speed sleeper trip over night
from BJ to HK. I was told it will be running around now. Do you know
if we can book it for our Oct 28th night arriving in Kowloon Oct 29th
morning? And do they have the delux cabin with private bath? Thank you, Teddy
Answers (1)
Answered by Remko | Sep. 13, 2018 00:39

The high speed ride is in service already, but it is day time high speed ride. I never heard there is direct high speed sleeper ride service. However, you can choose another way, a high speed sleeper ride to Shenzhen North Station which will reach Shenzhen on Oct 29 in the morning. Then you can change to another high speed ride from Shenzhen North to HK.

The sleeper ride to Shenzhen offer soft sleeper cabin which is shared by 4 people. But if you like, it should be possible to buy 4 tickets to hold a whole cabin on this especial high speed sleeper ride. Surely, the price would be much higher.
Asked by Pearl from SOUTH AFRICA | Jul. 30, 2018 06:35Reply
Easiest and cheapest way of travel from Hong Kong to Beijing
Hi there, what mode of transport is easier and faster to use if I am travelling from Hong Kong to Beijing? Planning to spend in Beijing with Great wall of China included
Answers (1)
Answered by Bella from NEW ZEALAND | Jul. 30, 2018 20:50

The most direct and cheapest way should be the hard sleeper on a direct overnight trip, however, this trip will take 24 hours. If you want to go faster, then you neeed high speed ride via Shenzhen or Guangzhou. By high speed ride, the price would be higher. You can also compare the price with flight. In late this year like Oct or Nov, direct high speed rail may become one of the option as well.
Asked by MM from PHILIPPINES | Apr. 13, 2018 22:17Reply
Haven't been to China what best option can you suggest if I ever get to visit... Beijing to Xian?
How long does it take to travel via bullet train? Thanks
Answers (1)
Answered by Rob | Apr. 14, 2018 02:54

The bullet trains from Beijing to Xian take 4-5 hours.
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