Hong Kong - Beijing High Speed Train

One pair of high speed trains, G79/80 are shuttling between Hong Kong West Kowloon Station and Beijing West Station daily. It takes about 9 hours for these bullet trains to run almost through China in south-north direction. The ticket cost for a second class seat is CNY1,179.5. 

Basic Facts of Hong Kong - Beijing High Speed Rail

 Open time: September 23, 2018
 Operated at: Hong Kong West KowloonBeijing West 
 Travel Time: about 8.5 hours
 Ticket Fare: CNY 1,179.5 on a second class seat
 Running distance: about 2,440 km (1,516 mi)

Hong Kong to Beijing High Speed Train Schedule 

(Last Update on May 31, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G8011:00 - 19:308h30m

See more Hong Kong Schedule

Beijing to Hong Kong Bullet Train Timetable 

(Last Update on May 31, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G7910:00 - 18:318h31m

See more Beijing Schedule

Note: The timetable above is for reference only. Please search for the real-time schedule via the search box on page top.

Hong Kong - Beijing High Speed Train Ticket Price

(Last Update on May 31, 2023)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 3,686.5
USD 542
CNY 1,888.5
USD 278
CNY 1,179.5
USD 173

Beijing - Hong Kong High Speed Railway Map
Hong Kong-Beijing High Speed Railway Map
Hong Kong Train Maps

Running Route of Hong Kong - Beijing High Speed Trains

  Hong Kong - Shenzhen: This section was opened on September 23, 2018 with the design speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). It passes Shenzhen Futian Railway Station

 Shenzhen - Beijing: This section is fully opened at the end of 2015 with the design speed of 350 km/h (217 mph). In some parts of this section, the top design speed is 380 km/h (236 mph). Major stations along this section include: Baoding East, ShijiazhuangZhengzhou EastWuhanChangsha South and Guangzhou South, etc.

Entry and Exit Procedures Both Handled in Hong Kong

 Procedures for Hong Kong to Beijing High Speed Train Passengers:
Passengers can get tickets and enter the station after the ticket checked at B1. After that, they need to go to B3 to complete the exit and entry procedures and get on the trains at B4.

 Procedures for Beijing to Hong Kong High Speed Train Passengers:
After the arrival at West Kowloon Railway Station, passengers will get off at the platforms on B4 and then get to the B2 to finish the entry and exit procedures.

Transfer in Guangzhou for More High Speed Trains

Hong Kong to Guangzhou to Beijing High Speed Train Schedule & Ticket Fare

Hong Kong - Guangzhou Guangzhou - Beijing Overall Travel Time Ticket Fare (CNY)
Second Class Seat
G6516: 12:31 - 13:29 G78: 13:50 - 21:49 9H18M 215 + 964.5 = 1,179.5
G6540: 10:05 - 10:51 G338: 11:15 - 21:20 11H15M 215 + 914.5  =1,129.5

Beijing to Guangzhou to Hong Kong Bullet Train Timetable & Ticket Fare

Beijing - Guangzhou Guangzhou - Hong Kong Overall Travel Time  Ticket Fare (CNY)
Second Class Seat
G77: 08:00 - 16:00 G79: 17:41 - 18:31 10H31M 964.5 + 215 = 1,179.5
G79: 10:00 - 17:38 G6513: 17:57 - 18:44 8H44M
G337: 10:23 - 20:27 G305: 20:48 - 21:44 11H21M 914.5 + 215 =1,129.5

Hong Kong - Beijing Train vs. Flight

 High Speed Trains  Flights
Ticket Fare CNY 1,179.5 for a second class seat  CNY 700 - 2,000 for economy class
Duration about 8.5 hours  about 3.5 - 4 hours

Passengers with tight time schedule and sufficient travel budget can choose to travel by air. Compared with flights, high speed trains are more suitable for those who have limited budget on transportation. However, when there is a special discount, flight can also be a budget travel option.

 Further Reading:
Beijing - Hong Kong High Speed Train
How to Travel between Beijing and Hong Kong
Major Rail Lines from Hong Kong to:
Major Rail Lines from Beijing to:
- Last updated on May. 31, 2023 by Kate Liu -
Questions & Answers on Hong Kong - Beijing High Speed Train
Asked by Holbrook from USA | Aug. 20, 2019 03:48Reply
We are traveling with two kids aged 4 and 8
Is there any discount for small kids?
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Aug. 20, 2019 18:31

Thank you for your inquiry.

According to the policy, each adult passenger can take one child under 120cm for free by sharing seats. Child under 150cm can buy child ticket with own seats. This policy works for this high speed rides to and from HK too. Hope this information can help you.
Asked by Priscila from SAUDI ARABIA | Mar. 13, 2019 02:55Reply
Can you deliver the paper ticket to my hotel in HK?
I will checkin my hotel in HK on May 04. It would be prefect if you do deliver the ticket on that day. What would be the costs for a round trip between HK and Beijing, 2 passengers?
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Mar. 13, 2019 19:09

Thank you for your inquiry.
However, we are sorry that we cannot offer delivery service for the high speed trains in and out of HK. Passengers need to collect paper tickets in HK West Kowloon Station ticket counter instead. Sorry for the inconvenience caused.
Asked by Liam from URUGUAY | Feb. 20, 2019 01:23Reply
How much luggage can you bring to the train for person in kg?
Answers (1)
Answered by Eden from SPAIN | Feb. 20, 2019 22:25

20kg per person, but it is still fine if it is just a little bit more than that.
Asked by Larry from PHILIPPINES | Oct. 16, 2018 04:02Reply
Can I use 144 hours visa free?
if I will take this train from Kowloon West to Beijing West, can I use the 144 hours visa free to visit Beijing and Tianjin? i will fly out from Beijing to Seoul. Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Mike from MALAYSIA | Oct. 16, 2018 22:35

I suppose it cannot work. To take this high speed ride, you will go through the immigration check at the West Kowloon Station, for both HK and China mainland parts. So your enterance city is not in Beijing area. I am afraid this cannot work.
Asked by Pranav from HONG KONG | Oct. 05, 2018 23:15Reply
What train set is used for the Hong Kong to Beijing journey?
I heard the vibrant express CRH380 is used only for stations up to Guangzhou. So what trains are used for Beijing services?
Answers (1)
Answered by Primo | Oct. 07, 2018 19:53

To and from Beijing, it is the new Fuxinghao, I think it should be CR400AF
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