Hong Kong - Jinan High Speed Train

Hong Kong and Jinan have been connected by high speed railway but none high speed trains run through currently. To travel by high speed train between Hong Kong and Jinan, one needs to transfer in cities like Changsha, Hangzhou, Zhengzhou, or Shijiazhuang. The transfer choices may differ every day and it is suggested to choose the most convenient way based on the real-time schedule. It takes about 11.5 - 13.5 hours to finish the distance of 2,146 kilometers (1,333 miles). The ticket price for a second class seat is around CNY 1,200 (USD 170).

Basic Facts of Hong Kong - Jinan High Speed Trains

 Open time: September 23, 2018
 Overall duration: Around 11.5 - 13.5 hours
 Distance: 2,146 kilometers (1,333 miles)
 Top speed: 200 km/h (124 mph) in HK, 300 km/h (186 mph) in Mainland
 Ticket fare: Around CNY 1,200 (USD 170) for a second class seat
 Operated at: Hong Kong West Kowloon Railway Station, Jinan West Railway Station
 Recommended Transfer Stations: Changsha SouthHangzhou East, Zhengzhou East, Shijiazhuang Railway Station

Transfer in Shijiazhuang / Zhengzhou Station

 Overall Travel Time: About 11.5 hours
 Total Ticket Fare: CNY 1,193/1,213.5  for a second class seat

Hong Kong to Shijiazhuang / Zhengzhou to Jinan High Speed Train Schedule & Ticket Fare

Hong Kong - Shijiazhuang Shijiazhuang - Jinan Overall Travel Time Ticket Fare (CNY)
Second Class Seat
G80: 11:00 - 18:27  G1829: 20:37 - 22:29 11H29M 1083 + 110 = 1,193
Hong Kong - Zhengzhou  Zhengzhou - Jinan Overall Travel Time  Ticket Fare (CNY)
 Second Class Seat
G306: 09:48 - 16:44  G466: 17:44 - 21:19  11H31M 917 + 296.5 = 1,213.5
See more Hong Kong Schedule  

Transfer in Hangzhou / Changsha Station

 Overall Travel Time: About 12.5 - 13.5 hours
 Total Ticket Fare:  CNY 1,207 / 1,252 for a second class seat

Jinan to Hangzhou / Changsha to Hong Kong High Speed Train Schedule & Ticket Fare

Jianan - Hangzhou  Hangzhou - Hong Kong  Overall Travel Time  Ticket Fare (CNY)
Second Class Seat
G179: 10:11 - 14:13  G99: 15:01 - 22:02 11H51M 431 + 821 = 1,252
Jinan - Changsha  Changsha - Hong Kong  Overall Travel Time  Ticket Fare (CNY)
Second Class Seat
G2068: 08:11 - 16:31 G305: 18:08 - 21:45 13H34M 678 + 529 = 1,207

Hong Kong - Jinan Train vs. Flight

High Speed Train   Direct Flight
Ticket Fare  Around CNY 1,200 for a second class seat  Around CNY 1,600 - 2,200 for an economy class seat
Duration Around 11.5 - 13.5 hours Around 3 hours
It is obvious that direct flights take less travel time for passengers when comparing with high speed trains. However, the ticket fare by flying is much higher than by train though flight can be a budget travel option when there is a special discount. Therefore, passengers with tight travel time schedule are recommended to travel between Hong Kong and Jinan by air.

Major Rail Lines from Hong Kong to:
Major Rail Lines from Jinan to:
- Last updated on Aug. 04, 2023 by Kate Liu -
Questions & Answers on Hong Kong - Jinan High Speed Train
Asked by Nasrin from LITHUANIA | Aug. 22, 2019 02:50Reply
Would you please kindly tell which station is closer to our hotel Grand Mercure Jinan Sunshine?
The hotel page says they are near downtown, so we suppose we should choose Jinan Station?
Answers (1)
Answered by Mckenzie from ENGLAND | Aug. 22, 2019 17:53

Yes, you are right! The hotel is indeed closer to the main station, maybe around 6km. It is very convenient to use taxi which should cost around CNY20 by meter.
Asked by Mayfield from MALAYSIA | Mar. 18, 2019 03:04Reply
How early do you recommend to reach the station in advance?
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Mar. 18, 2019 17:47

Thank you for your inquiry.
If departs from HK West Kowloon Station, we suggest you to be at the around 2 hours in advance to have enough time for ticket collection and immigration check. With paper ticket in hand, you may reach the station around 70 to 80min in advance.

For other stations in China mainland, it would be better if you can reach the station around 1.5 hours for ticket collection and boarding. With paper ticket in hand, 40min would be OK. Hope this information can help you.
Asked by Harris from YEMEN | Nov. 13, 2018 00:46Reply
Except Wuhan and Changsha, is there any other city for transfer?
Answers (1)
Answered by Stella | Nov. 13, 2018 23:57

Personally speaking, I think Shijiazhuang is a good city for transfer. HK-Shijiazhuang-Jinan. You can take G80 to Shijiazhuang and then there are many high speed rides to continue the trip to Jinan. The ticket price can be lowered to around CNY1,119.5 per person.
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