Hong Kong - Guangzhou Train

Hong Kong to Guangzhou High Speed Trains

Around 30 pairs of high speed trains are operated between Hong Kong West Kowloon Station and Guangzhou South Station/ East Railway Station on a daily basis. With a travel time of about 1 hour to cover a running distance of 142 km (88 mi), a second class seat costs CNY 187 – 215, or USD 28 - 32.

Hong Kong to Guangzhou High Speed Train Schedule 

(Last Update on May 31, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G655208:06 - 09:351h29m
G654010:05 - 10:510h46m
G651612:31 - 13:290h58m
G652617:13 - 17:590h46m
G650422:50 - 23:420h52m

Around 33 pairs departure in total; departure time from 08:06 to 22:50; duration from 46M to 1H42M.
See more Hong Kong Schedule

Guangzhou to Hong Kong Bullet Train Timetable 

(Last Update on May 31, 2023)

Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G653907:04 - 08:091h5m
G650310:02 - 10:470h45m
G654111:27 - 12:281h1m
G655916:19 - 17:591h40m
G658721:50 - 22:360h46m

About 32 pairs departure in total; departure time from 07:04 to 21:50; duration from 46M to 1H43M.
See more Guangzhou Schedule

Hong Kong - Guangzhou High Speed Train Ticket Cost

(Last Update on May 31, 2023)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 452 - 645
USD 66 - 95
CNY 261 - 344
USD 38 - 51
CNY 187 - 215
USD 28 - 32

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

Running Route of  Hong Kong - Guangzhou High Speed Trains

Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong High Speed Railway has a whole distance of about 142 km (88 mi). 5 stations are along the line, Qingsheng, Humen, Guangmingcheng, Shenzhen North and Futian respectively. The bullet trains are named as Vibrant Express and they run at a speed of 200 km/h (124 mph) in Hong Kong and at a speed of 300 km/h (187 mph) in mainland of China. Besides, there is free Wi-Fi covering the whole carriages of bullet trains.

How to Enter Mainland China from West Kowloon Station

The cooperation immigration check model is used in West Kowloon Station. That means passengers only need to clear immigration in Hong Kong West Kowloon Station and there is no need to go through customs in Guangzhou any more. This immigration clearance procedure makes the trip much simpler and largely saves visitors’ time. 

Passengers can book train tickets on line or purchase them at the B1 level. After that, they need to reach the Hong Kong Port at B3 level to handle the exit procedures and then move forward to Mainland China Port on the same floor in order to handle entry procedures. Having finished these procedures, they can go down to the B4 level and take trains leaving Hong Kong finally.

Ticket Change and Refund

1. As for ticket change, each ticket is subject to change of date, train number and class only once at no additional charge. However, neither the departure station nor the arrival station can be changed. 
2. The ticket change should be done at least 45 minutes in advance in West Kowloon Station and 30 minutes ahead in Guangzhou South/ East Station. 
3. If the ticket price after the change is higher than the original fare, the difference shall be made up; if the ticket price is lower than the original one, the difference will be refunded.
4. A ticket can only be changed once and the changed tickets are non-refundable. The earlier the ticket is refunded, the more passengers will get back. 

Time before Departure % of Refund (based on CNY)
1 hour – 48 hours 50%
3 days – 7 days 70%
8 days or more 95%

 Note: The above refund policy is available for all the high speed trains departing from/ to Hong Kong.  
The refund and changing policy for tickets booked via agencies may be different from one to another. For the details, you are advised to contact that agency.

There are 2 pairs of flights in service between Hong Kong and Guangzhou with the flight time of around 1 hour. The ticket fare for an economy class seat is about CNY 1,000 - 1,300.

  Major Rail Lines from Hong Kong to:
Major Rail Lines from Guangzhou to:

Further Reading:
- Last updated on Aug. 21, 2023 by Kate Liu -
Questions & Answers on Hong Kong to Guangzhou High Speed Trains
Asked by Margi from AUSTRALIA | Aug. 20, 2023 23:55Reply
how to get from Hong Kong train to Guangzhou airport
We plan to travel from Hong Kong to Guangzhou airport - if we catch a bullet train or high speed train how do we get from the train to the airport in Guangzhou?
Answers (1)
Answered by Cathy | Aug. 21, 2023 22:40

You are advised to take a high speed train to Guangzhou East Railway Station, then change to local metro line 3 to the airport.
Asked by tim stout from UNITED KINGDOM | Jul. 19, 2023 08:07Reply
China Visa for British national
i will go to Guangzhou for less than 144 hours. I wish to take the train from Hong Kong. Will I need a visa for China, or is it permitted to enter China via train as long as I go for less than 144 hours, and have my ticket return purchased?
Answers (1)
Answered by Paul | Jul. 19, 2023 22:39

To take advantage of the 144-hour visa free travel, you need to fly into Guangzhou from HK. If travel by train, you need to apply for a visa in advance.
Asked by PG from HONG KONG | May. 16, 2023 23:08Reply
CO2 Emissions
Hello !
Approximately how much kg of GHG are emitted for 1 journey?
Thank you!
Answers (1)
Answered by Nina | May. 17, 2023 18:47

The high speed trains are powered by electricity and there is no CO2 emissions. If all 100,000 passengers take the high-speed train daily instead of cross-boundary buses, about 4,700 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions will be reduced annually.
Asked by Cheah from MALAYSIA | May. 16, 2023 21:15Reply
Visit Macau Guangzhou
can please advise;for Malaysia passport, after travel to Macau, do i need visa for travel to Guangzhou for 2 -3 days ? means flight will be from KL Malaysia to Macau , spend 2-3 days at Macau, thn visit Guangzhou for 2-3 days.. and flight back from Macau to KL Malaysia .
Answers (1)
Answered by Green | May. 17, 2023 20:33

You do need to obtain a China visa in advance.
Asked by Laura from MALAYSIA | Mar. 19, 2020 02:49Reply
Does the high speed train station still open for ticket refund?
I booked a ticket to Chaoshan before but not able to make it anymore. Can I still somehow get the money back?
Answers (1)
Answered by TrvelChinaGuide | Mar. 19, 2020 02:58

Thank you for your inquiry.

Train station in HK is not in service at this time. If you booked ticket online, you can contact the website you used for booking for refund. If you have paper ticket in hand already, you can go to the station after its operation and ticket can be fully refunded even after 90 days of the operation.
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